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Backpackers Inn Chinatown

2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   27-30A Mosque St | Chinatown, Singapore 059508, Singapore (Chinatown)
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We usually never book in advance because we want to check the mattresses for bedbugs. This time we had friends staying at the hostel dorm and they said it was fine so we payed for two nights and checked in (22 /per night/per person) The dorm rooms are tiny and there are beds even in the kitchen. We only checked... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

it is a good location to live in but there are many other hostels around with the same price range. we booked to beds and they ended up putting us in the kitchen. there are no walls in general in this hostel, everything is separated by curtains. very noisy, not clean and smelly hostel not to add the staff were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Great location for a short say in Singapore. Bedrooms are simple, but there is good internet connetion and the staff is very friendly. I would like to add that the staff take care of our luggage on our last day (free of charge) and also we could take a shower before going to the airport.

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Address: 27-30A Mosque St | Chinatown, Singapore 059508, Singapore
Location: Singapore > Singapore > Chinatown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Backpackers Inn Chinatown 2*
Number of rooms: 13
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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.