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The Bohemian Chic Hostel

40 Mosque Street | Chinatown, Singapore 059518, Singapore (Formerly Pillows & Toast)
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Ranked #67 of 194 Specialty Lodging in Singapore
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had booked a hotel somewhere else but the hotel did not have the room we booked available. The hotel management transferred us to this and was worth it. Hospitable, polite, accommodating people. The hotel is also located a few blocks beside the China town. I love this and will definitely will recommend. Good job!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

This is a pretty standard hostel, amazing value for money compared to other accommodation in Singapore. The beds were fine, there were lockers in the room and breakfast was included. The location was pretty good, close to the metro so can get to most places easily. They were helpful at the desk too, giving advice on where to go etc

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Everything is as described in the website - close proximity to Chinatown MRT station, convenience stores and restaurants, free breakfast which comes with toast, spread, cereals. I felt very safe staying in this hostel, security is great for solo female traveler. They basically have everything I look for in a hostel - comfortable beds, provided clean linen and towels, showers,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We stayed here for 4 nights. Only discovered they dont take card payments when we checked in which was inconvenient. The hostel is tired looking and of average cleanliness, not great The toilets are outside but the showers are inside. Bread, biscuits, tea, coffee available at breakfast to make your own with. Reception staff not that helpful but I felt... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I stayed two nights in this place. It was comfortable and enjoyable. The bed was nice and the reception staff was helpful. They only offered bread and jams for breakfast but it was okay. They have about 4 showers in total and 2 toilets. There are many food places a walking distance from the hostel.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I stayed there 3 nights. Everything was so perfect. Only one thing is I got bitten by bed bugs on the bed no.7 in room number 2C. Even though I sent the e-mail to them before I arrive that I don't wanna stay in the room that had bed bugs... (I knew later that they have bed bugs problem after... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

My sister and I spent two nights with this backpacker's inn. With the rate per night for a hostel, we didn't expect so much from here. But upon checking in, the front desk staff already made us feel comfortable. They speak good English too! We didn't have a hard time communicating to them our needs. When it comes to the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Good location, very easy to find and there are a lot of chinese restaurant around. The room and toilet is clean, but the beds are full of BED BUGS!!! Now I'm suffering from bed bug's bite all over my body...

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

i am a returning guest, but this time my family had a bad memories of this hostel i was shock in the morning when we had to leave that my son complained that something bite his back and cheek also his neck, after i check outside the room.. OMG many bed bugs bite around his neck n cheek and at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The staff are eager to help. The facilities such as aircon and lockers and security and travel adaptors are all taken care of. Wifi super. It's not too party, but not too quiet. although definitely more on the quiet side. The location is perfect. And to top it off, free toast for breakfast which is not common in backpacker's. I've... More 

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Staying in Chinatown

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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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