My boyfriend and I stayed at the Happy Snail just before Xmas 2012. The hostel is in an apartment building but good security. Location wise, it’s not as central as some other hostels but there are endless buses running from just outside and China town is 30 minute walk. The nearest metro is 15 min walk.
The hostel is more like a large flat and reminded me of being at university but without the mess. There are only 3 or 4 rooms in the hostel. We stayed in the 8 bed dorm which is smaller than some, but you get your own locker. There are two showers and two toilets which is still plenty.
Very good value, incredibly clean and good free wifi with a free computer to use as well. Huge plasma TV with comfy bean bags to chill out on.
24 hour kitchen with endless supply of tea, coffee, bread, peanut butter and nutella, and the local food hall next door sells great food at local prices.
This is very much a community hostel as it is small, so if you are a traveler that likes to keep themselves to themselves, you might prefer somewhere that's easier to disappear amongst the masses… You can’t go wrong staying here if you're after a more homely hostel, unusual for a city like Singapore.
The icing on the cake for this hostel is the owner – Mike! One of the most helpful, friendliest owners we have come across. He will bend over backwards to accommodate you and help you out, books tickets all sorts of tickets at a discount etc etc.
On the first night we were in seperate bunks but when people moved out, he made a new bed and asked if I’d like to switch. We also shipped some stuff back to the UK and he went out of his was to find boxes for us sourced packing tape and all of his advice was spot on.
We can’t recommend either The Happy Snail (or Mike!) enough… 6 stars!!!
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