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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
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Seoul, South Korea
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

It was very disappointing as the Hostel reception did not act as per my reservation. My reservation was for "Air-conditioned, mixed Dormitory Room can accommodate up to 8 guests" as illustrated in the web, but we (3 of us) were given a room of 10 guests. I have requested for TWO LOWER BEDS in 'Special Requests' but they gave us... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013 via mobile

The hostel is located so close to MRT Kallang. But believe me it is the only advantage you'll benefit by staying there. The rest is disaster. The bathroom is so dirty. The bes allocation was so poor. A frienf just rejected to sleep on a bed. She take a long stay and hang all her clothes in the room. There... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

After arriving late at night, we had difficulties trying to find reception. Upon check in the guy tried to full us and make us pay again, when we had already prepaid AND the receipt of our payment was attached to the booking form! Once we cleared that up he laughed (prob knowing he didnt get away with it! ) He... More

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Moscow, Russia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

i just need to say this place should not become a hostel for traveller, its so poor and dirty. dirty toilet, dirty place. ridiculous about one evening is so noisy one couple in the others dorm, and relised the day after,it they are is staff in that hostel. damn....

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Waitakere, Auckland, New Zealand
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Rats, cockroaches, disgusting toilets and showers that were never cleaned, rooms were awful, difficult to find. If you have seen the movie 'The Beach' with Leonardo DiCaprio the hostel he stays in is exactly like city backpackers. Not up to western standards. Just pay the money and get a hotel, it's not worth ruining your entire holiday over it. DO... More

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

We arrived to the hostel at midnight, very tired after a whole day traveling. We couldn't find the reception at first so the taxi diver had to make a call for us. After that, we get the keys and head to the dorm. Their hostel name is "backpackers" ad we were therefore surprised when we had to share the room... More

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Kuching, Malaysia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
36 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

I stayed here for 2 night. When I reached in front of this hostel, I was standing there for 15 minutes trying to push the bell button. But no answer. Luckily, somebody going out, and he told me the registration is at the next building. I don't know that. Hopefully, they can put the notice in front of the door.... More

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Dipolog City, Dipolog, Philippines
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

I couldn't ask for more. The backpacker's inn is conveniently situated across the Kallang MRT station, about 20 steps away as i may say. I checked-in at a 8-bed dormitory room and it was cozy, stylish and clean. And most of all, it is very affordable with free breakfast (bread and butter). Will surely visit again, soon :)

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Address: 12A Geylang Lorong 1, Singapore 389120, Singapore
Location: Singapore > Singapore
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Ranked #154 of 183 Specialty lodging in Singapore
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