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Backpackers Inn Chinatown

2.0 of 5
27-30A Mosque St | Chinatown, Singapore 059508, Singapore
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Ranked #116 of 189 Specialty Lodging in Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

strategic location is near Chinatown MRT station, close to the souvenir shops, close to tourist attractions (Mosque and Temple), clean and friendly hostel staff, but unfortunately the number of bathrooms is less (on the floor we stayed only 2 bathrooms)

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We stayed in a private room in December, we were greeted by a very unhelpful male staff member. The reception is weirdly placed, looks like it is in a bedroom when we walked in, we were not greeted by the staff member despite him being a metre away from us. When asking if this was reception he just looked at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

It is time and money saving to travel by mrt. It is close to mrt. Room is clean and quiet. WiFi and pc are free for us. Simple cooking kit, washing machine and dryer are available. So good for long trip travellers. Feeling welcomed as home. Reasonable price.

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Chinatown
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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