- No elevator (and it's quite bad cos I travelled with children and was assiged to 4th floor).
- Common room was dark and TV stations are limited.
- Room was small. I booked for 2 family rooms and was assignend to a 6-bed dorm instead, stating the rooms aren't available (which I wasn't sure if they're telling the truth. Well, I was able to book the room, so why aren't they available in the first place?). I asked for rooms on lower levels and they simply said it's not open. I guess people on 2nd and 3rd floors are more of a longer stay while guests on 4th floor tend to be overnighters.
- It can be noisy in the room... be it from the traffic or from the rooms adjacent to yours
But... I still enjoyed my stay because
- Staffs are friendly. They helped a lot on directions, finding food courts, etc
- It's close from the Lavender MRT Station, bus stops and cheap food courts, 24-hour convinient store, etc
- AC is good. The kids in my group slept well and they loved the bunk bed
- Bedrooms and bathrooms are clean. Hot water is available too.
- Free internet is available downstairs
-It's cheap... A couple Singaporean friends had asked me about where I stayed and whenever I stated the price, they said it's cheap... even for a hostel they say it's still a great deal.
So, if you do stay in this hostel, I suggested:
- Don't bring heavy bags and TRY to ask for rooms on the lower level. Especially when you're travelling in a group of 4. I think they have 4-bed dorms the most.
- Go shower early (or late). I stayed for a week and observed that most people on my floor shower around 8 or 9. They have 3 bathrooms on each floor but they have 6 or 7 rooms. So there'll be waiting time on peak hours.
Other than that, enjoy your stay.
- Also Known As:
- Mercury Backpackers Hostel Singapore
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