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Backpackers Inn Chinatown

27-30A Mosque St | Chinatown, Singapore 059508, Singapore
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Backpackers Inn Chinatown
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Ranked #117 of 189 Specialty Lodging in Singapore
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had a great time, very friendly and helpful staff from the Philippines. Very close to everything, one of the cheapest hostels as well. It was clean, has a small kitchen, shared bathrooms, ac/fan and bunk beds, but relatively quiet at night, and few guests. I enjoyed my stay here and would go back. It is small, and has a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cheapest hostel so far, upon entering the room at noon, the room remain dark and no difference weather it is day or night. The reception area is terrible as if they not intend to genuinely doing business. But bathroom clean. With the entire pax capacity, am sure u will have to wait to a bath. Further the toilet bowl is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been there twice. Typical dormitory in the town. Very good location if you are visiting singapore CBD. It feels home will the other guests from other countries. It is a bit small and warm but it is just nice for me as I fear cold. Will be visiting again hopefully this coming May.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

The staff was very rude, especially the lady, she speak to us as if we are idiots or beggar asking for money. She is yelling at other staff in front of us when we check out. I stay here only for 1 night, we stay in a very small private room but the room has no bathroom. Stay somewhere else

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

This hostel located in mosque st in chinatown singapore, near pagoda st that we can found chinatown MRT station there. This hostel near a mosque and temple, so the guest can take a pray easily. Cheap, clean and fast wifi connection for free 24hours. I was there last year for two times. My suggestion, book this hostel far away from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Close to chinatown MRT so that we can explore singapore easily Me and my wife stay in private double bed room but we get triple bed in our room but thats no problem for us since its a private only for both of us except the bathroom is shared with the others Room is clean, small and there is no... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

this is the worst hostel I've ever been in SE Asia. the staff was grumpy and not helpful. everything was very dirty, smelly. this is not a real hostel, just a big house and they use curtains to divide into areas with gloomy lights. my bunk was beside the kitchen and the toilet, i could even hear what others did.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

The hotel is located 3-5 minutes walk to Chinatown MRT Station, as well as bus stop, so it's easy to travel around Singapore. Me and my wife stayed in private room with shared bathroom. The room is ok for us, aircon is working well and free wifi in the room. Bathroom shared, but clean and have a toilet shower to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Stayed at the Backpackers Inn Chinatown for three nights in January 2015 and paid S$60 per night for two people in a private room with bunk beds for two or three people, table, wardrobe, drinking water, towels, air conditioning, electric air filter and wifi. Room did not have a window but the air filter worked well and allowed air to... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

If you are out for a short trip and on a budget, i highly recommend this Inn. Best location (near to two MRT stations), souvenir shop is just a block away, restaurants are all over and staffs are all friendly (most of them are Filipinos). We originally booked for a shared room (but its not recommended if you wanted to... More 

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Chinatown is a classic combination of colorful sights, enticing smells, and sometimes startling sounds. The precinct is unique, however, in its blending of religions and cultures. A Hindu temple, an Islamic mosque, and a Chinese Buddhist temple sit almost side by side. This sense of cultural harmony continues as you venture just outside of Chinatown to the nightlife areas of Club Street and Duxton Hill. There you’ll mingle with Singapore’s multicultural residents at the modern bars and restaurants dotting the bustling streets. An afternoon in and around Chinatown will leave you culturally enlightened, well fed, and loaded with souvenirs. In the evening, reward yourself with a well-deserved cocktail as the locals come out to play.
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