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28 Dunlop Street, Singapore 209356, Singapore
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Turned up here, actually looking for somewhere else. Wish I had kept looking as there are lots of other hostels nearby. Was sharing a dorm with workers using it as cheap accommodation. Not exactly the "backpacker environment" I was looking for. Very dirty - bathroom was disgusting, mild and mildew. Stowed bag under the bed and there was so much... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We had a good stay at this hostel. Small rooms, but what to expect? The staff was really nice, and even cleaned our room one of the days we stayed here (4 nights in total). They were very helpful and kind! The reception has cheap water and a phone you can borrow for calls within singapore. The breakfast was what... More

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Perth, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Stayed in a 4 bed dorm with family which lacked space. The breakfast was very basic - with just white breads and some spreads. If you don't prefer to use shared hostel utensils like me, I would strongly advise to carry your own or buy disposable party tableware (like a cup, plate, knife/fork etc.,) - just to feel clean, comfortable... More

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7 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Very poor experience. Sadly, this was level with about the cheapest price in Singapore, that isnt a dorm room. ie: a room for 2 that has a bathroom. A tiny windowless box, with 5 beds in it. You dont get a towel, or blankets. Just 2 things that act as blankets that might have been towels in a former life.... More

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Denpasar, Indonesia
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7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Location on crowded Dunlop St, a bit far from Little India MRT station (20 minutes walkin), closer to Mustafa Shopping Center (15 mins walkin) a cheap place for souvenir shoppin'..also 10 mins to Orchard by MRT. We were staying in a 4 bed room for 4 of us which is quite narrow/tight however private bathroom is available with cold and... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

I was stay here in September 2013. The location consider good, 10 minutes walking distance from "Little India" MRT station, just one more station can go to the famous 24 hours operating huge supermarket , "Mustafa". In this area you really can experience the Indian culture and what they are eating and selling, very interesting, beside Indian food, there are... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

I had an upper bunk as I checked in the late evening. Room was cramped and vents of the toilet face into the room, not many power plugs and walls are thin so a lot of noise from the outside. I also paid to rent a towel and did not receive it. However, after I forgot my camera there they... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

we first stayed in this hostel for one night on a stop-over on our way to indonesia, and luckily for us the hostel was near enough empty so we were give a dorm and en-suite bathroom to ourselves. hoping that this would be the case again the second time we visited, on transit from indonesia to malaysia, we returned to... More

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Siem Reap Province, Cambodia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Room was small, bed was uncomfortable, sheets provided were actually two small towels. Right next door to a religous building so be prepared to be serenaded with a very loud prayer at 4AM. Breakfast was serve yourself toast and tea/coffee and clean your own dishes.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

The rooms are dark, very smelly and full of insects. The beds have many hairs of last guests. It's quite clear they don't even wash the sheets. The breakfast is self service and extremely poor. In every hostel where we stayed in South East Asia - even in the simplest - we were given towels. Here, we should rent and... More

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Address: 28 Dunlop Street, Singapore 209356, Singapore
Location: Singapore > Singapore
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