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Wink Hostel

2.0 of 5 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
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Phuket, Thailand
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great location next to mrt, very clean,male and femal shower and toilet seperated with hairdryer included.confortable mattress and pillow air con very cosy room in quiet area, although the busy Chinatown is just down the road.Nice kitchen with complete breakfast including cereals, bread jam butterorange juice and fresh fruits. Microwave, hoven,fridge available as well.

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

Hi yellowboxfish83, We are very impressed with your comprehensive listing of the Wink attributes and all in tight and economic language and space! Many thanks for sharing these points. Yes, please come again (in response to your subject line)! We'd love to host you again and let you experience and test us out again. Now that you know us, just... More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was me n my boyfriend first time in Singapore . My friend recommended wink hostel to me. So we check it out and it looks good, finally the day come. It is very convenient as there are a lot of food shops and Chinatown street. A lot of souvenir can be bought there. It is also close to the... More 

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

Hi desmel_2610, We appreciate your generous comments here, and on a separate forum (I can't be sure with your pen-name) as well! I will convey your kind remarks to the team, especially to Eugene, who will be greatly encouraged. We are delighted you highlighted the convenience of the location. Situated within minutes' walk to multiple restaurants and food courts; close... More 

Busan, South Korea
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my first time to travel alone. So my first priority of hostel is security and convenience. Finally I chose Wink Hostel for my place in Singapore. I stayed 4 nights at this hostel and I really like it. It was very convenient for using MRT, because Chinatown Station has 2 MRT lines. Especially staffs was very kind and... More 

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

Hi Eunsoo, Thanks for your recommendation! We are delighted you had a good stay with Wink and appreciate your many kind words. Yes, we pay quite a bit of attention to security, being the only one in our accommodation segment that offers 24 hour service so someone from the team is always be around for added assurance. Thanks also for... More 

Muenster, Germany
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We stayed for two nights in wink hostel. It was clean and okay, but nothing special. We didnt't like the seperated bathrooms with their gym atmosphere. Furthermore the hostel was impersonal. Staff tried to be helpful, but sometimes didn't know the sourroundings so well. For example when asked for restaurant tipps in the area they recommended Mc Donalds.

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

Hi fraujasmin, We are a little shocked and have quickly canvassed round all staff to check on your McDonald point. What I am hearing was one guest had enquired about food availability well past 11 pm recently (not July 2014 as you stated which was quite long ago!). At that late hour, there were limited options, and my colleague on... More 

Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

This was our third stay at this hostel and we love it. It's central china town, an easy mrt from the airport, really clean and the hosts are friendly. We have booked a cheaper hotel in Singapore before and had bed bugs, if you prioritise cleanliness, Wink is much much better than a hotel even though the facilities are shared.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

For single traveler, here is the best place you can stay. near to china town and the city center. if you need privacy, this hostel is not suitable for you and your partner. but they do have capsule for for couple traveler.

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

Hi pa_wam, If I read your posting correctly, you stayed with us 10-11 months ago... Thanks for your kind comments after all this time! Very glad you found us a decent place to stay! We pioneered the doubles-pods in a dormitory setting (first anywhere as far as we know!). This has taken off well and quite a few other hostels... More 

New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Good beds, nice individual pod space, friendly host, very good discount tickets to popular tourist attractions (highly recommend purchasing them here), clean, bathrooms stay fairly clean during "peak" hours, great location, you meet cool people, cozy little areas to chill out in (reminded me of a trendy cafe). The slight things that bothered me were temperature (a bit too warm... More 

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

Hi ShalomAlecheim, Thanks for the kind and detailed commentary! The Kitchenette and corridors can get a little warm in tropical Singapore! We deliberately chose not to air-conditioned these places (other areas air-conditioned) to facilitate airflow and ventilation. We have had 2 rounds of surveys and whilst there were views otherwise, most guests tend to support not having the entire place... More 

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46 reviews 46 reviews
40 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Stayed in a female dorm for four nights. The hostel is clean and very quiet. The bathrooms were on a different floor but I didn't find that a problem. There were enough showers so there was never waiting in a line , not even when the hostel was full in the beginning of my stay. The breakfast was very basic;... More 

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

Hi MiiFinland, We enjoyed hosting you and thanks very much for your stay! Great that you highlighted the point about bathrooms being on a different floor. We occupy 2 floors of this Chinatown heritage historical conserved shophouse. While it is quaint and architecturally interesting (we love it!), such buildings impose constraints on where to place pipings, floorload, etc and we... More 

Krakow, Poland
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Very cool rooms for 6 people, clean and cosy. Morning typical breakfast, you can choose fresh juce, tea, caffe, toast with butter, jam or peanut butter. Free internet, quiet and in the center of chinatown!

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

Hi Nankaaa, Thanks for the chance to host you! We get quite a few group stays or family bookings and understand your needs are different from individual guests. Glad you had a good stay. We have learnt a lot from group and longer stay bookings and have quite different offerings to make such stays more comfortable. We appreciate your kind... More 

1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Warm welcoming in a very great location. Clean hostel room and wash room; attentive service. On the constructive comments: Breakfast can be improved by serving better coffee, bread and quantity of fruits.

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

Hi Jacques, Thanks for your kind comments! We are in fact in the middle of re-looking at our breakfast menu, and your feedback is timely and appreciated. Longer staying or repeat guests may have noticed that we are experimenting with fruit juices currently. We are also varying our fruits selection, recently introducing oranges to substitute pears for example. Quantity should... More 

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Address: 8A Mosque Street, Singapore 059488, Singapore
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Location: Singapore > Singapore > Chinatown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Wink Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 9
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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.