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City Backpackers @ Kallang

12A Geylang Lorong 1, Singapore 389120, Singapore
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Milan, Italy
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I didn't stay at the hostel, I just want to share my experience booking/cancelling my stay there! In late July I booked a stay at this hostel through Booking, shortly after I found a better solution and decided to cancel my reservation. Despite the cancellation was free of charge I have been charged one night from the hostel anyway. I... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Things didn't get off to the best start when we were greeted by a nice big, juicy cockrach upon arrival. Our "double room" was a cupboard with a bunk bed and the bathroom looked like it hadn't been cleaned for a good few weeks. I guess for Singapore it was probably "value for money" but for S$35 a night, it... More 

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Indonesia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This hotel maybe the cheapest one of hundreds hotels in singapore. But the facilities didnt work,shower,wc,wastafel and almost all of the facilities didnt work Small entrance,broken window and the receptionist are far from the hotel. The city backpacker hotel at hongkong street is better.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

Pls friend dont stay in this hostel this is dirty place to stay so many cockroches and lizard inside the room even bed sheet and pillow covers also unchanged . Bathroom and toilate also dirty . Very wierd and horrible place . And very disgusting thing is room cleaner also live in guest room.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I booked this place for one night and it was the cheapest deal. I struggled a while before to find it even with the instructions provided: look for the hostel called "Kallang River" and you will find it. In fact, the hostel has two names. Don't forget to book via internet or you will pay 18S$ a night instead of... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I booked this backpacker for 2 nights.... This hostel so ugly even blancket is nit wash and bedsheet also ugly... My bed is uper deck celing paint part fell down on me.....even hostel cleaner is also live in guest room and same locker key for all guest so no security of good and valuable things.... I never seen like worst... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I stayed in their dorm bed for 2 nights. It's not clean, not organized and congested. But at SG$12/night, it's the cheapest I could find in SG. To those on a really tight budget, this place is a blessing. Being close to the MRT, it all evens out to 'average'.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I'm from batam, indonesia. Before going to bangkok for holiday, I stay one night at this hotel coz there's no direct flight between batam and bangkok. This hotel is very very bad, the bed and the bathroom is dirty, you have to walk about 30 meters ahead to find out the reception. I can't sleep at this hostel. Really really... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Heard of those terrible reviews before checking in to this backpacker. I did, however choose to stay in this backpacker due to its close proximity to the MRT station. First up, upon making a booking, they promised not to charge my debit card as it was just required to secure a booking. I then received a notification saying that my... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

I booked a quadrupple room for Jan 7-Jan 8,2013. I read some reviews about this hostel and most of them are terrible, so I expect nothing from this hostel. This hostel is really close to Kallang MRT station. All you can do after arriving at Kallang MRT station is cross the streets,look at your right and you can see a... More 

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