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Backpackers Inn Chinatown
2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   27-30A Mosque St | Chinatown, Singapore 059508, Singapore (Chinatown)   |  
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Ranked #117 of 189 Specialty Lodging in Singapore
Guilin, China
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4 hotel reviews
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“Good value for your money”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

The backpackers inn is right in Chinatown - the place to be if you're staying for a short time. Room rent is not high, clean and comfy. Although the bathroom is communal, it is well-maintained. Washing machines are also available for use. Good value for your money especially if you want to dedicate your time on going out the whole day - 5-minute walk to the shopping hub, restos and metro train.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Stayed here for 5 nights during the Formula 1 weekend. Had a double room which was perfect for what we needed. Small in size but had good AC unit and for the price you can't complain.

Wifi worked well and the communal toilets were clean with hot water. Didn't use the washing machines, but they were free which is a nice touch.

Only downside was that the bed sheets and towels weren't changed during our 5 day stay - something which most hostels would have done.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

Singapore is not cheap but you get your money's worth here. Stayed in a private double, small but adequate, a/c, clean. Great to have FREE laundry facilities including washing powder. Kitchen convenient although we didn't use.

So close to MRT, local cheap eats, nice walking distance to the river. Staff were friendly and it was nice to see families with children staying here. Felt comfortable although noise does travel in the building.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bentley, NSW
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

This place is in a really good location with the metro close by and lots of shopping and food possibilities within easy walking distance. The only real downer was that it was very cramped in the rooms, especially with 3 people. For a backpackers place it was clean, staff were helpful and the reported noise was tolerable. Singapore is not cheap so this is viable option if you just want a bed.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

i stayed for two night in here. not so difficult to find this hotel cause located near the only one mosque in china town. the bed and pillow was clean, i got towel who the other hostel didnt offer it. helpful staff, i had ask for bed in down side and they give it. unfortunately i didnt like how they separate the room covered only with fabric who make noise when someone walk in front of my room. over all i will try to find another hostel when i travel to singapore again,

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

The staffs don't seems to be friendly at all upon arrival. There are bunk beds along all the corridors which causes uncomfortable feeling and inconvenient to walk around the place. The sound proof is really bad, as the room is not fully partitioned up to the ceiling, the lights are not working throughout the two days of my stay. Not able to even talk in the room, no privacy at all. The wifi connection is not stable. Even staff working there did not bother to flush the toilet after using it. However, the cleanliness is acceptable and the location is great. Also, there are plenty of power socket available. In short, I will not recommend this place.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

The location of this hostel is fantastic - in the heart of Chinatown and super close to everything. MRT (Chinatown) just a few minutes walk away. Buses at the end of the street, very easy also to get taxis from here.

I had a private double bed room which was very small but cosy and comfortable. It had multiple power sockets which was just awesome! the room also had very good aircon which I appreciated greatly. This building is a converted shophouse, so there are no elevators and you will have to carry your bags upstairs, however this was no problem for me. The bed was pretty comfortable, however I personally found the pillows to be far too soft. The lockers in the rooms are great and there is a large size wardrobe in the room as well. It was wonderful to be able to use a very quick and efficient washing machine for free having been on the road for two weeks.

The bathrooms are okay, yes as some others have pointed out it is a little annoying to have water on the toilet seat but hey, whatever....you get over it! The showers are good and you get a good nights sleep and a nice shower - heck, it's Singapore man, you should be out exploring the city!

Internet wise, sometimes I could connect to the wifi and sometimes I couldn't but there are computers on each floor that you can use with nice fast Internet so no drama.

The staff were super accommodating, super friendly and helpful and were absolutely fantastic. I was very well looked after and the guys went out of their way to help me which I really appreciated.
On service alone they get 5 stars! I'd come back anytime to this hostel just because they were so damn nice and helpful!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 27-30A Mosque St | Chinatown, Singapore 059508, Singapore
Location: Singapore > Singapore > Chinatown
Hotel Style:
Ranked #117 of 189 Specialty Lodging in Singapore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Backpackers Inn Chinatown 2*
Number of rooms: 13
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