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Shophouse The Social Hostel

2.0 of 5 48 Arab Street, Singapore 199745, Singapore
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Pasig, Philippines
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 hotel reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect location! Quick access to transportation, great food and many places to relax all day and night in the area. I had a wonderful view of Kampong Glam while having breakfast at the rooftop lounge. Staff were very friendly and accommodating. One of the best hostel in Singapore!

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Singapore, Singapore
18 reviews 18 reviews
15 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clean rooms for low rates, if you can stand your screaming and partying room mates. There is a hair dryer three showers with toilets for two rooms. Nice atmosphere with politely communicated rules. There also is breakfast with a sight over Arab Street and the whole hostel has cool wall stickers. One can walk to the National Library, Museums and... More

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Ostrava, Czech Republic
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

spectacular views from the upper terrace, good place for party and meeting with other backpakers excellent location in the heart of Singapore cheap rooms, free wifi It is important to book room early...

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ShophouseHostel, Owner at Shophouse The Social Hostel, responded to this review

Hey Venca11! We hope you managed to make new travel friends in Shophouse and enjoyed your free breakfast with a view throughout your stay! Thank you for the kind review and yes, if you (or your friends) want to stay with us again, do make sure to book it early! Just a tip: Booking through our website gives you a... More

Austin, Texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The hostel itself is great and the people are nice, plus free simple breakfast. The downfall is that they have no rules like other hostels we have been to, an important one is quiet time at night so basically we had people turning on the lights and talking at full volume between the hours of 2:30-5:30am, it was ridiculous

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ShophouseHostel, Owner at Shophouse The Social Hostel, responded to this review

Hey there Dustin_at_WeGoRTW! Thank you for dropping us a review! We do have notices to keep it down and turn off the lights by 10PM. But this issue may be hard to tackle when we have travellers who may not be used to the culture of a hostel and doesn't comply. Perhaps choosing a smaller dorm room next time might... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The place is quite easy to find and just really five to ten minutes walk from Bugis Station. Also, it is near food establishments so you can just get quick food downstairs. One thing I didn't like is the shaky bunk beds. Every time I go up my bed, it shakes and disturbs the person below me. Also, the toilet... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I have recently went to your place for 2 nights of stay with few of my friends. Great staff, suitable pricing for the environment. Great facilities such as free breakfast, bananas bread milk and so. The staffs are really friendly and are very welcoming. I enjoy the interior all the way up to our rooms. Good card excess to rooms.... More

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ShophouseHostel, Owner at Shophouse The Social Hostel, responded to this review

Hey amanda_liim, Thank you for your time in dropping us a review :) If you can drop us an email, can we know the exact date that you were here and which room did you stay in? We take complains seriously and immediate actions are taken. We can't call in the experts on short notice but we do take on... More

Jakarta, Indonesia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

On 8-11 August 2014 I went to Singapore and stay at this hostel. I was satisfied with this hotel facilities. They have a keycard to access the hostel's entrance door and bedroom's door, free wifi on every floor, nice and clean room (I choose to stay in 16 persons room which is nice with a big locker), free breakfast, clean... More

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ShophouseHostel, Owner at Shophouse The Social Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Antonius, Indeed, friendlier staff will make so much difference to a place. We apologise that you did not get that hospitality while you were here at Shophouse. All staff have been warned and we hope that the next time you visit, it will be a much better experience. We do have social events happening where we bring guests out... More

Singapore, Singapore
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I always shared with hostel owners when ever i travels around the world, you can have great location, great environment or facilities, but service with a heart and sincerity comes first for me and if the business wants to go for a long time making their guests returning for more and spread compliments about the space. Sad to say ,... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My girlfriend and I stayed for four nights at this hostel in a 16 bed dorm. First impressions weren't great. We arrived earlier than the allowed check-in time and despite being able to leave our luggage, we had to wait until 3/4 hours after the check-in time for them to make our beds. This was particularly frustrating given the long... More

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ShophouseHostel, Owner at Shophouse The Social Hostel, responded to this review

Hi NiallYoung, Our sincerest apology that you had to wait that long for the beds to be ready and for the noises caused (as you mentioned) by our staff. All staff have been reminded to be more considerate when entering the dorms. The free breakfast provided were just basics and you could actually get a wider selection of breakfast at... More

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

it was last minute plan to hit singapore. called the reception to book a bed since i don't own a credit card. receptionist was very helpful and friendly and informed me it was a low season and they have plenty of beds. went there. was greeted by the sweet as honey receptionist name Elnisha, if not mistaken. service was really... More

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ShophouseHostel, Owner at Shophouse The Social Hostel, responded to this review

Hi RomieRamadhan! Reviews like yours makes our job very satisfying! Thank you so much for your time in dropping us an amazing review. We're chuffed! It is only our job to ensure you guys have a great time and feel at home in Shophouse. If there are any ways you feel we could improve, feel free to drop us an... More

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Address: 48 Arab Street, Singapore 199745, Singapore
Location: Singapore > Singapore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Shophouse The Social Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 6
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