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“Great City Stay” 4 of 5 stars
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Wink Hostel
2.0 of 5 Capsule Hotel   |   8A Mosque Street, Singapore 059488, Singapore (Chinatown)   |  
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Ranked #12 of 194 Specialty Lodging in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Singapore, Singapore
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Great City Stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

I wanted to try a little adventure back in my own country and I was very grateful to be given the chance to do so. Even though it was initially very awkward, but I enjoyed such little get-away to give myself opportunities to learn about the area and the things available for travelers to Singapore.

Wink hostel is a budget hostel with bunk beds. They have a great card system that give you a great sense of security as you know that only people staying in the room can enter the room. The card system also allow for easier access to your locker which it is just below your bunk beds.

They have a great, kitchen, laptop internet area, tv lounge and many areas where you can get away to read and relax. It was a wonderful hostel. Unfortunately, I felt that the kitchen was a little cramp during breakfast time, it would be great if it was slightly bigger.

Nevertheless, the overall experience had been wonderful and awesome. The staffs were always available to answer any enquiries, and they have alot of interest tour packages to recommend to their travellers. Thank you for the wonderful time.

Room Tip: I would recommend lady travellers to take the upper bunk bed for more privacy. However, if you do no...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Berlin, Germany
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

I really enjoyed my stay at Wink Hostel. Very clean and cozy. Even though there were a lot of people, there was never too much noise (not even in the rooms). It's very modern and safe. Service is amazing! Everyone who doesen't want to waste money on over-priced hotels in Singapore has a superb alternative here.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Adelaide, Australia
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012 via mobile

It is fabulously located near the Chinatown MRT station which is only a couple of stops from the big interchange. Plenty of amazing and cheap food around the hostel. The staff are fantastic and the rooms have an air conditioner each that definitely comes in handy. Clean rooms with perfectly sized lockers for a single bed. For my first hostel experience I really enjoyed it.

Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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Dublin, Ireland
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35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012 via mobile

We had never stayed in pods before and it suited us for Singapore as double rooms in hostels were very expensive but we wanted more privacy than a regular dorm. Wink hostel does exactly what it says on the tin. Great location a few minutes from metro.

We stayed in 2 single pods on our first night and found it great - spacious, quite private, individual lights and large secure lockers.

For the following night we moved to a double pod. This worked out slightly cheaper but was not as good. The room was far smaller even though there were 8 people rather than the 6 the previous night. The locker provided was the same size as for the single pod but now had to accommodate 2 people's luggage. Ours didn't all fit. Also the door opened directly onto our double pod so we didn't feel this one was as private.

Overall though still a good hostel and good value for Singapore. Good wifi and hot showers.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

We stayed on 20-22 Dec for family holiday in ladies dorm. Previously I've stayed in other hostel in Bugis and Clarke Quay area. Compared with those hostels, we love the pods, it is convenient, private and super comfy!!! My 60yo mom even did not have any single complaint hahaha... The breakfast was enough and appreciate that other occupants also took care of hostel properties and cleanliness. The shower and toilet rooms are more than enough for us, especially in morning peak hours. Our suggestion that maybe hostel can provide a towel rack inside the room, so we can hang our wet towel there, not on sofa or staircase to above pods. Plus please provide at least two staffs in peak hours, we felt so sorry for our assistant lady (forget to ask her name) who has to handle so many visitors at once (we arrived approx 8pm). But overall Wink is the best hostel in Singapore!!!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
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23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

You can't beat the location or services of this hotel. It is located right in the middle of China town, a blocks walk from the Chinatown train station. Chinatown was an easy option to pick up souvenirs (we got 4 shirts for $10). We is also a handy little hawkers centre, if you walk down the main Chinatown street, turn right and follow the markets, just keep walking and you will hit a building that looks rather like a shopping centre and the hawkers floor is 1 level above the street. Meals were $2.5-$3. There was also a shopping centre with a supermarket a couple of blocks from the hostel where we could get some supplies.

The hostel offered a huge selection for breakfast, toast with 2 jams and peanut butter, 2 types of cereal, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, orange and apple juice. It was definitely a winner.

There was 5 laptops with free internet and all the facilities were kept so so clean. I was a bit unlucky getting hot showers but others didn't have any problems. The washer and dryer were a little on the expensive side at $4 per machine per load, but it was easy enough to wash by hand and there were pegs and coat hangers there we could use to hang them up and everything dried quickly.

This hostel had great kitchen facilities with about everything you could need. While we certain had and made the most of the delicious local food we went to Vivomart and got a roast chicken for less than $5 a $1 loaf of bread and some cheese (can't remember how much it was maybe $5) which we were able to make plenty of jaffles/toasted sandwiches.

There is a chain of supermarkets set up to provide affordable groceries for Singaporeans, it was called something similar to FairPrice, I don't think that was it but there is one just off orchid road (I found it and Vivomart just through an internet search) and they are worth a look if you want some single pastries/bakery good for lunch/bfast or grocery supplies.

Kept getting side tracked but great hostel, would recommend it to people of all ages/backgrounds and would be staying here again if we returned to Singapore.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Eindhoven, the Netherlands
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28 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

When you have stayed in many hostels, it is very easy to love this one. It has all you'd want. The rooms don't have bunk beds but 'pods' (a sort of hole) with a comfortable bed, good linen, some space on the side that works well as a bedside table and a little reading light. Storage under the beds can be opened and closed with the key card which you also use to get access to the dorm room (at night when you enter the dorm room it automatically lights up your pod to help you get in there, fantastic touch). The complementary breakfast is good to get you going, kitchen is clean. Communal bathroom are of good quality (however there is no airco in there, so even after a cold shower you start sweating quite quickly). Free use of laptops, free wi-fi, paid laundry facilities and some communal areas. Staff were great and very helpful. Location, just around the MTR and in Chinatown. What is not to love!
Ok, some small points of critique: not having cooling in the bathroom was not very practical, it didn't have much communal activity, many people kept to themselves a lot more than in other hostels.
Conclusion: Great place, you pay more than your average but you get your value!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 8A Mosque Street, Singapore 059488, Singapore
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Location: Singapore > Singapore > Chinatown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 194 Specialty Lodging in Singapore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Wink Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
High style and high tech converge at Wink Hostel - the flashpackers’ travel accommodation of choice. Without sacrificing coziness and budget of the traditional backpackers’ inn, Wink innovates beyond conventional hostels in design, quality and conveniences.Amongst the very first worldwide to tout “pod” style beds, Wink’s own designer twist to the concept indulges travellers their private sleeping sanctums, while allowing for socializing in individual rooms.Queen-sized pods are available for couples travelling together, or the traveller who yearns a bigger bed. Ladies dormitories, complete with vanity counters, provide female guests better peace of mind and a little luxury on the side. ... more   less 
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