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“Nice place, good location, good service, reasonable and affordable pricing.” 4 of 5 stars
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Phil Inn
2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   43 Dickson Road, Singapore 209518, Singapore (Formerly Lofi Inn) (Little India)   |  
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Ranked #111 of 189 Specialty Lodging in Singapore
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Nice place, good location, good service, reasonable and affordable pricing.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

I reached Singapore by taxi from Johor Bahru. The taxi stop is within walking distance to the hotel. You just have to look for Dickson Road or ask around.

The hotel is also within walking distance to Bugis, and believe me, Bugis is a very fun and affordable shopping place. There are a lot of restaurants around. We went to Universal Studios and Singapore Zoo during our stay there. Because we were 4 people, we just went around by taxi, and getting a texi is pretty easy in that area.

We were 4 people, yet we were given a 6-bed dormitory. So we had an extra 2 beds during our stay! There's a private toilet for each room (without toiletries. Bring your own) and they provide a small locker for your valuables (withour locks. So bring your own) The room is pretty spacey for us. Initially we wanted to stay for 2 nights only but decided to extend our stay to 3 nights. Because Singapore is fun. And the hotel is good.

Breakfast was a sausage, bulls eye egg and 2 toasts with butter and jam. With tea or coffee. From 8.30-10.30 am. I like breakfast time because that's when we meet other people staying in the inn.

The staff are really nice and helpful. They helped us out a lot with directions and recommendations. They even helped us print out a few of our tickets.

Overall, a good stay with a very affordable and reasonable price.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

I liked the location of the Lofi Inn and found it easy to get around Singapore from here, with two train stations and a bus depot in walking distance, and a main road close by that seemed well serviced by taxis. We had a room with four beds (two bunks) and an en-suite bathroom. It was very small but adequate and reasonably priced by Singapore standards. The room contained only beds, no decoration, towels etc. It did have a window. A basic breakfast was included and it served the purpose but was nothing to get excited about.

We stay at basic accommodation most of the time and we were expecting a small room because it is Singapore, but the reason for the poor rating was the cleanliness (or lack of). The staff allowed us to check in early, which was lovely of them, but when we saw the room and bathroom, it appeared that it had not been cleaned from the previous guests. Travelling with two young children, hygiene is very important to me. There were hairs in the beds and grime on the floor and the bathroom. The toilet and shower area had not been cleaned. Giving staff the benefit of the doubt, as we went out for the day we thanked them for letting us check in early but mentioned that it seemed they had not had time to clean the room. When we returned in the evening it seemed they had done a basic sweep but that was all. I think the Lofi could be a good place to stay if more attention was given to this very important issue.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

This is a late review. We stayed here in a dorm for 6 in december of 2012. The place is very small without any space to walk. The bathroom doors for some reason has vents, which i was totally unable to fathom. The staff is not the most friendly bunch of people. The only plus point of the place was that it worked out pretty cheap. The location of the property is pretty decent and safe. We did have some problem while checking out pertaining photocopies of passport, for which we had to shell out some extra cash, something that lingers in our mind when we think about Singapore as a place. Seriously, there is a lot of room for improvement.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Colombo, null, Sri Lanka
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Staff good; clean. good location; but they dont want to mix male and female, but they mention mix dorm,.
they put themselves. so peoples who open mind ,, this place vil be not ok
I stayed few days ,, but next time will change..

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Alesund, Norway
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Good things: Staff is great! Location seems quite safe and is very central. Breakfast is cosy.
Bad things: The rooms are tiny. The sheets and pillows are gross, the bathroom and the rood was full of mold and I did not feel clean after a shower. You can't lock the bathroom door and there are no safes on the room. The air inside the rooms is nasty and if I spent more than one night there I would be sick.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

This is a super late review.. stayed for 2 nights last sept of 2012.. a group of 6, all ladies and we availed of a 6 bed dorm.. attached bathroom is very nice, with hot water and it is spacious.. no problems with the staff as everyone r friendly and accomodating.. just do not expect 5 star treatment for after all this is a budget inn but they were always ready and willing to help if ever we have any concern.. we will be coming back to sg and we will be staying here again.. that is how satisfied we are of our stay here..

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Overall had a very good compliments of the rooms with attached bathrooms and the comfy design of the inn. As we are tourists, of course have queries on the checking in and information of the surroundings. Therefore over the recept, we approached for assistance. Not to our expectation, over the counter, the man with tattoos really rude n shouted at us when we brought out our queries. Is this the service that the budget inn can bring to us customers?? Did we somehow offend the mafia recept in anyway that we deserves a rude behaviour in return? Overall would recommend the stay here but beware of the unexpected mafia behaviour by the man recept.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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SimonChin, Owner at Phil Inn, responded to this review, July 23, 2013
Dear Sir/Mdm,

We apologies for the unpleasant experience you had at our Lofi Inn Singapore. We would like to take this opportunity to inform you that the man you are referring to is not the owner of the inn and he has be severely reprimanded to prevent and further disruption to our guest.

We the management sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Simon Chin
Operation Manager
LOFI Inn Singapore
By Bella Maison Group Pte Ltd
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Address: 43 Dickson Road, Singapore 209518, Singapore (Formerly Lofi Inn)
Location: Singapore > Singapore > Little India
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #111 of 189 Specialty Lodging in Singapore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Phil Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We're close to everything which a budget traveler could possibly need. Our 4 storey building are built with a spacious lounge for entertaining groups for gathering. The interior is brand new and decorated in in a classic New England style, with reclaimed marble floors. All rooms are attached with bath AND hotel security systems! ... more   less 
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