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City Backpackers

18 Hongkong Street, Singapore 059661, Singapore
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Ranked #119 of 194 Specialty Lodging in Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Location is good but you can also find other hostels in the area with good customer service and much better room accomodation. They have this Filipino receptionist with the worst customer service and an attitude of a lady living in a squater area. She will argue with you when you simply have a quite and nice questions. She shouts. Rooms... More 

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Bernard104, Manager at City Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi, thank for sending us your review. We would highly take this as an opportunity to grow and be better, however we need to clarify and makes things clear for this particular review, You are a group of Filipino guest who requested to change room as early as possible....... first of all our bed sheets, we cant afford to let... More 

Surabaya, Indonesia
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location! Friendly staffs. I was in the 8-bed dorm room. Sorry to say that the amenities was poor. There is only one toilet and one bathroom in the first floor! And it was dirty. What I liked best was the location. It's very strategics. Near Chinatown, Clarke Quay Center, Singapore River, and Raffles City districts.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The location of this hostel was quite good, plenty of local buses and mrt stations nearby, as well as restaurants/shopping centres. On arrival, we were given keys and told to pay a deposit. As there were two of us, we expected two lockers, but only one was provided. Also I'm not sure why the other key was given, as the... More 

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Solo, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Last year, my friend and I visited Singapore and planned to stay at City Centre Backpacker in front of City Backpacker. Unfortunately, City Centre Backpacker was so dissapointing. We had booked and paid thru agoda and they rejected us because they said they have problem without early notification. Meanwhile that was already night around 9 pm. In addition we just... More 

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Baguio City, Baguio, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Location is great. It's near a bus stop - about 1 to 2 minutes walk (IDK what bus since I never rode the bus), a MRT station - the Clarke Quay station which is about 4 to 5 mins walk, a 7/11 store - just beside it, a mall which is The Central, bars in Clarke Quay area, and a... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Having stayed at City Backpackers at Hong Kong St for close to 3 weeks, I have grown to appreciate the assistance of the staff and chats with fellow Backpackers. I wish to compliment all the staff at City Backpackers Hong Kong Street but especially Mira, Terry and Jerry, who made my stay possible, enjoyable and certain unforgettable. Thanks guys you... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

this is a backpacker hostel to be honest. it is very close to public transport (bus and train) and also within walking distance to clarky and boat quay. All positives are strong but travellers need to know that this hostel is not same as hostels you might see in japan or in west. the property is aging and shared facilities... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Try to make it short again: -Nice people at front desk (don't know their ways around well, but Google maps helps) -it's clean (I know singapore standards are pretty high, for that it was only ok) -the rooms are big enough for luggage etc. -every bunk has two power sides, so one for each person -locker with room key -aircon... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I traveled a year ago in this hostel with my friend. We booked a 6 persons bedroom for few night. It was clean and good situation (close to the train station, shops...) The emergency fire alarm was on two times, the first time at 5am so a good wake up to go outside. Expect that problem the trip was good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I only stayed here for 1 night while i was passing through Singapore. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The room was clean and i had an entire 8 share dorm to myself. The location is absolutely superb, just a minute or 2 walk from Clarke Quay. I would definitely stay again.

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