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City Backpackers @ Kallang

12A Geylang Lorong 1, Singapore 389120, Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We're lucky to find a cheap hotel near a train station, BUT we never expected that it was a horrible idea. Upon check in, a SG$10 deposit is needed for your locker located inside your designated room. Don't worry, you'll still get your money back upon checkout. The room is fine, BUT it's hard to tell if the bedsheets, blankets... More 

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Makati, Philippines
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

Very rude staff - no customer service at all.. (One old staff followed me and asked me if I can go out with him..) slow internet connection, dirty bathrooms, beddings and pillow cases were either wasn't changed or still damped.. horrible experience

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

This hostel is definitely not for every traveler out there. If you're used to a hostel that basically spoils you with goods and services, this place isn't for you. Here you get what you pay for: a bed, wifi (weak signal in room) ac, use of showers/bathrooms and a basic breakfast. You get nothing more but nothing less. From what... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

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 7, 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 1, 2015 via mobile

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 10, 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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