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16 & 18 Upper Cross Street, Chinatown, Singapore 058331, Singapore   |  
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Ranked #31 of 183 Specialty Lodging in Singapore
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“Nicely themed hostel with great service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Beary best is decent place to stay in Singapore. Its location is very accessible and is close to most places you'd go if ever in SG (e.g chinatown, marina bay, esplanade, maxwell center, lau pa sat). It only takes you a 2-3 min walk to the train station which could take you to the rest of SG.

The hostel is very clean and the staff are really friendly. I stayed in a mixed dorm room with 6 beds. Each bed has its own locker just remember to bring your own padlock (but if i remember it well i think they have locks for rent). During my first night, we were just 5 people in the room and on my 2nd night the room was all mine. For the common room, its quite small for everyone in the hostel but packed with lots of things (TV, board games, laptops and ipads for everyone to use, BEARS). Its a nice place to hangout and meet the other guests of the hostel. Overall, its a great place to stay when travelling in a budget.

additional notes:
1. serves breakfast (cereals, bread and coffee) just remember to wash your own dishes after use
2. you could still use their facilities even after checkout if ever your in a late flight, you could also leave your things in their storage room if ever you decide to have last minute shopping before you leave. [made this very convenient for me since I left SG at around 11 pm and checkout is at 12 noon]
3, Free Wifi access inside the hostel
4. Re. Security - each guest is given an access card to open the main door and your room.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

There were six of us staying for the weekend therefore we got the private room. The room is small and small windows but it was enough.
The decoration is cute and the place is clean,we have to take our shoes off when entering.
The place walking distance from MRT Chinatown (exit E) and bustop.
The staffs are friendly and helpful
For staying in Singapore in a tight/limited budget, this place is totally recommended and surely will come back the next time I go there

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Singapore on a budget can be a little tricky. This was one of the cheapest hostels I could find, and to my surprise, one of the best I've ever stayed in. It's well decorated and clean, with great common areas, and unlike many other hostels, it feels spacious and as though they care more about the backpacker's experience than trying to fit an absurd number of beds into a room. The staff are lovely and it's also perfectly located in the central Chinatown area.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

decent price, super location, very clean as everyone needs to remove their shoes while entering, loved the free WIFI and friendly staff, also great were the pink walls in the female dorm and the colourful walls and teddy bears in the lounge area, it gives it a very cute and homey atmosphere

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

location is great, near china town mrt station (about 5 minutes walking distance). i stay at beary best with my friends.. One of the best place to stay in singapore.. 3 of the beary hostels located in china town.. I stay in an 8 beds dorm, and it was very comfy.. The staffs are great.. The lounge is friendly, with a large tv & hd movies.. They do serve breakfast, The kitchen is great, you can use all the tools and stuffs yourself, and wash it after all..the bathroom is great, the heater is working well, the toilet is clean..security system is great, needs an access card to access the rooms..

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

Not the best hostel..but definitely worth the money.

The best thing is the location, close to the MRT station. The room is small but clean, the AC and water heater are working well and the most important is the staff is really friendly, really helpfull.

One thing i don't like is the toilet. It was dark and not really clean. A few lightbulb and cleaning should solve the problem.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Not a place that I will remember much for the rooms or the common area, an important thing is they have A/C in the room but beside of that not much to say, is a pretty cheap place to stay with good location, the staff was friendly.

  • Stayed May 2013, 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 16 & 18 Upper Cross Street, Chinatown, Singapore 058331, Singapore
Location: Singapore > Singapore
Hotel Style:
Ranked #31 of 183 Specialty Lodging in Singapore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Standing out independently in a beautiful art deco heritage building, Beary Best! was designed with the simple intent to merge backpackers practicality with hotel like space and comfort.Fellow backpackers and budget travelers are welcomed to choose from a variety of dorm types (6, 8, 9 bed dorm and female dorm with ensuite bathroom) at great and affordable prices.Rates are all inclusive of free breakfast and a long list of high quality facilities such as large and clean showers, spacious lounge, free internet, WIFI access, air conditioning, fully fitted bunk beds with international power points) The hostel is located just 3 minutes from Chinatown MRT station and within 10 minutes walking distance to Singapore River, Marina Bay and the Financial District. ... more   less 
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