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The Green Kiwi Backpacker Hostel
1.5 of 5 Hostel   |   280A Lavender Street, Singapore 338800, Singapore   |  
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Ranked #35 of 189 Specialty Lodging in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“basic and oke”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

The rooms are are bit cramped, but you only need to sleep here because they ha've a great rooftop-bar. the airco worked and that's really nice. There's a good vibe. The only thing i disliked where the toilets. The doors don't close properly and the trash bin was always full. They could clean it a bit more often.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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36 hotel reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

We stayed here 2 nights and were more than happy with our stay. As others have said, the rooms are a little cramped and under the beds had not been cleaned too well but the air conditioning was good and we were comfortable. The free breakfast is very good and the hostel is in a good location for both the airport and the city. We found the staff to be welcoming, friendly and helpful. A good backpacker choice in Singapore.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for two nights and thought that it was really good apart from the fact out room was a cupboard in a bunk bed in it! There wasn't room to swing a cat! But it didn't matter because the breakfast, the friendly staff and the roof terrace made up for it!

Showers good. Toilets not so good. I think when you are paying 30£ a night you shouldn't have to pay extra for using towels! It would have also been nice to see unlimited tea&coffee at breakfast for the same reason.

However very close to
Lavender MRT so close to anywhere. Will be recommending!!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Osnabruck, Germany
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

- Friendliest Staff I ever came across
- Amazing breakfast with REAL Coffee aswell as fresh Fruits
- Comfy Beds with AirCon at a (for Singapore) very reasonable Rate
- Close to 2 MRT Stations that go to Chanig, CityHall, Chinatown and all the important Places
- Lavender Footcourt across the Road. Great Choice of cheap and amazing Hawkerfood

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Had the BEST time with Green Kiwi. Staff, Carol and Nesty, excellent! More than could be expected, so many extras and thoughtful touches, don't think I'm gonna stay in a pricey hotel ever again when I come to Singapore. You guys rock!

Room Tip: Ask for a king sized luxury bed with the mahogany headboard, and make sure you request the in-room j...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 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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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Couldn't recommend this hostel as the rooms are too basic for the cost. Position is only average still a $20 ride to the Airport. Staff are very friendly but for the cost I think I would go to a Hotel, particularly if there are 2 of you.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

We stayed there for two nights on the way from Australia to Europe. Good location between the airport and the inner city. The rooms are basic, but clean and the breakfast is free and good. The guys there help you with travel tips and it has a nice roof top terace.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 280A Lavender Street, Singapore 338800, Singapore
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Location: Singapore > Singapore
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #35 of 189 Specialty Lodging in Singapore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — The Green Kiwi Backpacker Hostel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
If you are looking for a small, relaxed & friendly place to stay in Singapore, in the central city area convenient to public transport and getting around, this is it! We are a small laid back place to stay where you'll some meet great people and get some sleep! ... more   less 
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