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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
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Kathu, Phuket, Thailand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Nice location in Arab street which has lots of chic cafe and shops. I stayed in 8 bed female dorm, the bed and quilt were comfortable, there are 3 toilets with showers. Shampoo, irons and hair dryer are provided. I liked that the breakfast is 24 hour but best to be there when stuff are re-filled. However, my friends stayed... More

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

Hey Chantinee B, Thanks for your time in dropping us a review! We sincerely apologise for the leakage in the room and the delay it took to get it fixed. There was some communication breakdown between us and the technician resulting in the delay :( But it's all good now, finally :) We will inform our housekeepers to step up... More

Jakarta, Indonesia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Shophouse was the first hostel experience for me. I was staying in 12 bed ladies dorm. I got the upper bunk bed closest to the door. The bed was clean and provided with pillow and blanket and it has its own power socket, small dispenser/bucket and 1 hanger. I also get a locker, just enough to store my bag and... More

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

Hey Priscilla167, Thanks for your time in dropping us a review! Hope Shophouse has given you a great first-time experience of being in a hostel! We will work on the air-con bit as it can be pretty hard getting every guest to remember to close the door behind them so as to retain the cool air in the room :)... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

This place is seriously awesome! It is located just about 7 mins away from Bugis MRT. Considering the location, the price is really worth every penny. They provide all-day free breakfast (bread and cereal) and drinks (coffee & tea). They also have iMacs, playstation, board games and books so you won't get bored. The rooftop is a nice place to... More

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

Hey Ashley! Thanks for the great review! We're chuffed! Really glad that you had an awesome time staying with us! We have opened up our very own cafe at the reception area and now guests have more options for breakfast (+ lunch&dinner), on top of the All Day free breakfast, such as eggs and sandwiches :) We hope we can... More

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Awesome hostel have stayed here a couple times. Good value for money with playstation, movies, books, music, all day breakfast, good rooms, comfy beds and safe storage. All the little things you want in a hostel and included and work well, such as bathroom products for everyone to use.

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

Hey Xavier! Thanks for the review! We're glad you had a good time while you were here! Hope we are able to host you again if you are in Singapore :) Cheers, Basirah More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

Friendly staff good location the shower facilities aren't great at all you could have a shower whilst going the toilet!and it's quiet ridiculous they make you pay $2 a towel considering its not that cheap for a hostel!but got a good sleep all the same! inclusive all day breakfast which was good! But we stayed in the mixed dorm on... More

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

Hostel is strategically located. About 5 mins walk from Bugis MRT station. Rooms are comfy with wooden bed frame which I love cause it does not creak like the metal ones. Hostel has a social room with games, PS3, book exchange, TV with movies, two apple computers and fast wifi available. Breakfast items and instant noodle, coffee and tea available... More

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

stayed for 2 nights in 12 bed female dorm. The location is perfect, walking distance from bugis MRT, good price, friendly and helpful staff, wifi worked well, female floor only area available which is a plus and actually the room is okay but a bit messy because of long term stay customer's luggage. They put their luggage and clothes everywhere,... More

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

Hi Emyauli, Thanks for the good review! We're glad you enjoyed the comforts of our all-female floor :) We appreciate the feedback, and we do occasionally have exchange students staying with us and things can get a bit messy! Rest assured we'll step up the reminders to keep her area neat. Noted on the footwear issue as well, we always... More

Jakarta, Indonesia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

It was not hard to find the location, just 5-10 minute walk from the Bugis MRT. The area of the hostel is Kampong Glam which is muslim area and not very bustling at night so you will get good night sleep. It was easy to find good food nearby the hostel and you have 7-11 just at the opposite of... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Recommending this hostel! I stayed at Shophouse with two of my friends from June 22-June 24. We stayed in the 12 bed mixed dorm, which was really comfortable. First thing I noticed and loved from the hostel was its bold-pink-colored everything. It was nice. Other decorations (esp the wall where they paste previous traveler's photos) were also quirky in a... More

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

Hi Cahya, Thank you for the awesome review! A lot of love went into building the hostel and we're glad you felt it. We're opening our own cafe soon, so expect a better start to the day when it does! We will also start selling beers on the roof to complement your 'night to morning' experience. =) We will see... More

Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

This is the best Hostel in Singapore!! friendly staff and well-located in the arab area of Singapore. near to bugis mrt and in no time u will be at the party area of marina bay or clark quay!! the roof is the best common room i have seen so far, its a nice place to meet other travelers. the beds... More

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

Hey Tim! Thank you for the flattering review. It was a pleasure to have you at the hostel and we're glad you had a blast here. We hope you'll be back soon to hang out with us again! =) Cheers, Mustaffa 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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