Amazing hostel with amazing staffs in an amazing area in an amazing country.
Chose this hostel initially because of it's competitive price and wasn't expecting anything much. But it turned out to be a real pleasant surprise
It may sound a little too good to be true but this pretty new hostel is truly a nice place to be if you happen to visit Singapore whether it's with friends, your family or just by yourself.
The owners definitely know what a traveller needs and the hostel is well-designed to meet everything you need and want in a hostel.
Air conditioning is good which is especially important in the tropics. Beds are decent and comes with quilts and pillow which allowed me to enjoy a good night's sleep every night. Along with the free ear-plugs given out at the reception, I have never slept better during my travels.
Everyone has their personal locker and the locker is definitely much spacious than most hostels that I have slept in. Though they are spacious, the lockers ain't large enough for your backpacks or luggage. Though they might fit a 40litres backpack, the 60litres one that I used can't possibly fit in. However, the Dorms are spacious enough for you to place your luggage by the bed or by the wall without causing an obstruction to others. Would recommend the 8bed dorms if you're going with friends as it offers more privacy along with some cosiness without burning too huge a hole in your wallet.
All beds come with their own power-point and reading light.
They have got a really nice common area at the rooftop where you get a good view of the surrounding area and gives a pretty interesting view of old style shophouses surrounded by towering buildings Such as the Suntec City and Park Royal Hotel.
They have got a TV at the common area and instead of showing local channels, they have a collection of movies to choose from which really allowed me to catch-up with the movies that I missed while travelling.
Showering facilities are adequate though nothing luxurious. They however, come in three different sizes on the floor I was staying in. The only downside of the toilet was that it's a little warm in it but I guess that's how it is in the tropics unless we want windows in our toilets. Towels can be rented for a mere SGD$2 for the duration of your stay.
The room cost includes an all day breakfast which is really thoughtful as I could have my breakfast even at 1pm or when I'm hungry in the middle of the night. The all day breakfast is a simple fare of Coffee, Tea, Bread and Cereal. One of the most amazing thing they have that I rarely see in other places is the Nutella spread. Do take note that the hostel practises a "wash your own dishes" style. But for an all-day breakfast, that small little effort is definitely nothing.
The hostel is pretty centrally located in Singapore and just a 5minutes walk from the subway station. So it's actually in a very convenient location. Golden Mile complex where most tour buses depart for Malaysia is just a 15 minutes walk away, not to mention the famous Golden Mile Food Centre which serves up delicious local food at reasonable prices.
It's located right in the middle of a heritage area with restaurants and boutiques just a few steps away.
The convenience store is also just across the road if you ever need anything in the middle of the night.
The owners and staffs are friendly and helpful, not to mention good-looking, especially the two owners, always trying their best to answer our queries and getting things done for us.
The Hostel is so amazing that there really isn't much to complain about. one of it would be their security system. While it definitely made me feel safer and sleep better, it's a little troublesome if you're absent minded like me as they require you to use a security card to access your rooms and I often leave it in the room while I hit the showers. As I mentioned earlier, the showers come in 3 sizes and the smallest of the three is probably a little too cramped. The common area is also 5 stories up, at the roof-top, so some basic fitness is probably required to conquer the stairs.
Great place for the budget conscious as this place has everything a traveller need though not extravagant. Room rates includes great service, a good night's sleep and all-day breakfast. Amazing value for money.
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May 22, 2013
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We're chuffed! Thanks for taking the effort to leave such a in-depth review :) We're glad you enjoyed your stay so much, and we can't wait to have you and your friends back again!
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