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Society Backpackers' Hotel

259A Jalan Besar, Singapore 208934, Singapore (Formerly Ark259 Lodge)
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Ranked #84 of 183 Specialty lodging in Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Dublin, Ireland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
29 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Nice hostel, room was a bit strange, other guests staying there are not backpackers! WiFi wouldn't work, kitchen facilities are a bonus! They have one computer in the lobby with internet connection but you only have 30 minutes use! Location is on a main road and not ideal!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

It's location was very convenient , near to the Farrer Park station 5min walking distance , safe for all travelers to stay . In house guest and staff was very friendly and helpful , giving accurate direction and information whenever that we need . Laugher and Joy we share , memories are unforgettable . During the stay July till January... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

i stayed here for 3 or 4 nights in august 2013 and i stayed in the 6 bed mixed dorm. ac was very active, sometimes a little too cold. the good thing was that it had lockers that were big enough to fit all your valuables in. to get into the dorm you had to walk through the other huge... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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14 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Booked a family room of 4 beds at the very last minute. This is a very clean & value worthy hostel. The first impression when entering this hostel is warm and clean. I am glad that i made the right choice by booking this hostel. The hotel location is easy accessible by MRT (Lavender station at green line or Farrer... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

one of my friends book the place for me, It was terrible. Normally, it will be separate rooms for male and female and separate floors, but because of the booking was full so they put male guest in female level, which means, they will share the same bathroom and somethings even same room. It was extremely unsafe for girls to... More

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

This hostel is great, the staff is friendly and the dorms are really nice. It is located in Little India and there's a 7/11 store and a food court a few minutes away. The location is good especially because it's so cheap to take a cab in Singapore.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

I actually moved here from another place which was too noisy for me to sleep, and the staff were really nice, (although not too much in that way that lots of SE Asian places are). You get a fair bit of privacy in the dorms as there are curtains across your bed and security provided by a big locker. Wi-fi... More

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Society Backpackers is very gud place to stay and enjoi in singapore the hostel very well Neatly Maintained and hygienic to live n enjoy coming to other side the staff is very friendly availble at any time of point to help you out to reach any place in singapore i enjoyed here stay for 17days of my trip learned many... More

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Phuket, Thailand
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15 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

The Society Backpackers in Singapore was a very well priced and decent hostel. I stayed in a group of 4 in a 20 dorm room, and it wasn't as daunting as I thought. I expected 20 people making noise and messing with my stuff. But to be honest a lot of guests actually live there and have all there stuff... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013 via mobile

Stayes here for two nights and had a great base to see Singapore, very helpfull staff who went out of their way to give information on what to see, where to eat and how to get to these places. A relaxed place with free lockers and comfortable beds. Would definatley return!

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Address: 259A Jalan Besar, Singapore 208934, Singapore (Formerly Ark259 Lodge)
Location: Singapore > Singapore
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Ark259 Lodge is a clean, safe, friendly hostel centrally situated along the main road of Jalan Besar, five minutes walk from Farrer Park MRT station, and tucked amidst the colourful and vibrant food and shopping area of Little India. The hostel is in an old style building with a rooftop terrace that overlooks old charmed pre-war shops, modern buildings, condominiums and shopping malls. We provide a range of services to ensure your stay is comfortable. ... more   less 
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