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“Smelly and dirty...” 1 of 5 stars
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ABC Hostel
1.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3 Jalan Kubor, Singapore 19920, Singapore (Kampong Glam)   |  
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Ranked #207 of 300 Hotels in Singapore
Jakarta
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Smelly and dirty...”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2011

There was a sour smell in my room and the sheets and pillowcase looked like they hadn't been changed. The showers are so cramped and there's black fungus all over the door. It was so disgusting that I didn't even want to hang my towel or clothing on the hooks. To make things worse, the Chinese receptionist always looks angry and is not polite. If your hostel isn't up to standard, the staff could at least be friendly! All in all, I would never stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Kuala Lumpur
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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2011

We chose ABC Hostel because it was cheap and located near the MRT station (about 10 minutes walk). I wouldn't say this was a great place to stay but if you don't mind living short-term in a small room without windows, it's an affordable place.

We had a private room with attached bathroom at SGD$ 75 per night.

Pros:
- Walking distance to Bugis Junction/MRT Station
- Restaurants & cafes around the area. Most are halal
- Free bottled water
- Clean bathroom
- Lounge area with a TV
- Cup noodles and drinks were available

Cons:
- Blanket was so thin and small for the both of us; we had to use a towel for more coverage
- WiFi wasn't working on our first day of arrival
- Bed bugs
- Staff refused to lend us an umbrella when it was raining

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Jakarta
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2011

Good choice for female solo traveller! The price is affordable and also the location is accesible. You can get here by bus, MRT, or taxi. just simply alight at Bugis MRT station / Bus stop. There are some budget restaurant near the hostel. The location also near to the bugis junction.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2011

The locaton is good, only 10 minutes walk to Bugis MRT station, and there are two bus stop near the hostel. But the toilet is not sufficient, I have to stand in queue to use it in the morning. The toilet condition is awful, full of garbage with a small bin. The shower room is too tiny, it's not easy to move my body without touch the wet wall even my body is so tiny. I also found the staffs are not friendly (two girls) I don't know about the male staff.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2010

1. The hotel is located at Bugis area, 5 minutes walk to Sultan Mosque and 10 minutes walk to Bugis Junction where you can take MRT. Buss access is vary, easily taken from hotel main street.

2. Surrounded by restaurants, mostly served indian and melayu meals, there will be no difficulty for you to find food from here, start from S$ 3! If you want to splurge a little, take a walk to Bugis Junction, you will find various meal there.

3. The room is standard with old bed sheet and furnitures. But it all clean that you know the bed sheet has just been washed. Each room has air conditioner but no window, so you can not expect for fresh air. Well, you are travelling so you do not need to stay at room for a long time, right?

4. I took private room so I get private shower but I have to share toilet with other guests. Not bad at all, cos they clean the toilet every day. Clean!

5. They serves breakfast: bread, margarine, jam and kaya. They also has tea, coffee and creamer of course with sugar. Very standard breakfast but what I love about having breakfast here is you can take the meal to the back or front of hostel where they put several chairs there, chit chat with other guest while enjoying Singapore air.

6. The host is very helpfull, they will happily tell you how to get to somewhere you intend to, and they even will have chit chat with you while having breakfast or smoking at night.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2010

2 days 1 night here, was a cool momment and had a fun here

Stayed October 2009, traveled on business
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Address: 3 Jalan Kubor, Singapore 19920, Singapore
Location: Singapore > Singapore > Kampong Glam , Rochor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #207 of 300 Hotels in Singapore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — ABC Hostel 1*
Number of rooms: 21
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