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Wink Hostel

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8A Mosque Street, Singapore 059488, Singapore
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I went here 3 nights for my stopover in Singapore. As others said before, you get a pretty private feeling, i think that's why people choose this hostel. So expect the other guests to be shy and not so talkative, not quite the place to meet other backpackers. The A/C in the dorm is good, was a little bit to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the location is great, just 2 mins walk from Chinatown train station. The room was clean & tidy, love the idea of the lockers being underneath the bed, save space & easy to access. Staff was friendly and helpful, I really enjoyed my stay with Wink Hostel :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have now stayed in Wink Hostel three separate times and all together 15 nights. The location is the best part of the hostel but the clean bathrooms, comfortable beds and friendly service also helps :) The clientele is varied and there are people from all age groups which is nice. I have made several new friends in this hostel... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Clean updated, capsule hotel. Good value, if you don't mind giving a little privacy. But more than most hostels. Located near downtown, Clark quay, city hall, and view of marina bay sands from merlion. Friendly English speaking staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Near MRT, only one block away from exit MRT. It's quite expensive than any other hostels but it was worth it, the bed is clean, room is clean, the bathroom also have a big space and the staffs were very friendly. Also there is quite a lot of choice for the complimentary breakfast they given. The only con is there... More 

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cb h, Owner at Wink Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Taufan, Thanks for your kind words and recommendation to stay with us! Sorry about the TV. Singapore is in the midst of switching all its analog signals for TV to "digital TV", an advanced broadcasting technology that enables superior-quality pictures and sound (http://www.mda.gov.sg/PublicEducation/DigitalTvConsumers/Pages/Overview.aspx#sthash.d0NCccEn.dpuf). Unfortunately the roll-out is via stages and our area is scheduled to get converted in the... More 

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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This is a great hostel that feels really private (due to the pods). It's clean, friendly, quiet, 2 mins from the MTR (underground) and in the middle of beautiful China Town. The only downside for me was that, although the rooms are air conditioned the other areas aren't so it's really hot in the kitchen and bathrooms. Make sure you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

50SGD a night is quite expensive in hostel standard. Im gonna list out the pros and cons of the hostel, so you can decide. I stayed for 5 days, i d say its quite comfortable. Pros: The place is very well run and conveniently located to China town MRT with plenty of restaurants around. each person got its own "pod"... More 

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cb h, Owner at Wink Hostel, responded to this review

Hi ForeverGypsy, Thanks for taking time to review Wink Hostel. We are gratified that you found us "very well run" but are embarrassed that you contradicted this kind remark with report of a blood stain on the bedsheet! This is inexcusable and we apologise. We have deliberately outsourced cleaning and laundry (unlike most hostels that do both these tasks inhouse)... More 

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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Great hostel, clean, modern and location is ideal. The pods are a great idea, plenty of room, and a locker underneath for you belongings. The common areas were great, very well set up and breakfast is an absolute bonus! The showers and toilets were always clean and very good quality. Staff were amazing and very helpful. The MRT is right... More 

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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Warm welcome from Kelly who was on night shift. She has escorted us to our 6 bedded private dorm and explained to us how everything works, taken us upstairs to the kitchenette, laundry and bathroom/toilets. Beds were comfortable and for the first time we all slept in. Breakfast is from 7-10:30am basic toast with spreads, cereals, fruits, coffee/tea, fresh milk... More 

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cb h, Owner at Wink Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Melissa, Thanks for staying with us. We are delighted you found us decent and I'd pass on your kind words about Kelly who will no doubt be thrilled and greatly encouraged. We probably have bigger space/facilities than most hostels and do not mind guests using the communal space at all after checking out. Glad you could hang out for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Stayed for 2015 march 26-28 in the female dorm. Location was good near mrt station and so many food stall around from the cheap until the medium price. The room was nice, i stayed at lower pod since i have a height phobia. Matress quite soft and they provide 2 pillows. As they said they use a good quality linen... More 

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cb h, Owner at Wink Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Rafika, Thanks for allowing us to be a part of your first solo travel adventure. Very happy it worked out well and thanks for sharing your feedback! Your stay was in the Yellow Flame room and we'd love to host you in our Binjai or Flame of the Forest rooms (also Ladies-only) the next time you pass through. They... More 

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