Hostel is strategically located. About 5 mins walk from Bugis MRT station. Rooms are comfy with wooden bed frame which I love cause it does not creak like the metal ones. Hostel has a social room with games, PS3, book exchange, TV with movies, two apple computers and fast wifi available. Breakfast items and instant noodle, coffee and tea available throughout the day. Very helpful and friendly staff. Middle eastern food are easily available everywhere within 3 minutes walk radius around the hostel. Bugis shopping area about 15 minutes walk away.
Only 2 things bothered me and that's the hostel has only 2 adjoining shower and wc on each floor to be shared by 20 people when the hostel is full. The middle Eastern restaurant across the street from the hostel opens till 3 to 4 am in the morning so you can hear music and people talking or shouting when they get drunk. But to the credit of the hostel, they provide free ear plugs to give you a good night's sleep.
Overall I am happy with my stay and will be back again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Singapore's first indie boutique hostel, the newly opened Shophouse The Social Hostel puts up clean, refurbished rooms housed in a beautiful conservation building that is unique to South-East Asia. Shophouse lies along Arab Street, an area famous for its heady mix of culture, arts, dining and fashion.We offer 6, 8, 12 and 16 bed mixed dorms as well as 8 and 12 bed female-only dorms which lie on an exclusively ladies-only floor.Guests who stay with Shophouse enjoy:Fully Air-Conditioned RoomsFree All-Day BreakfastFree Wi-Fi and Computer TerminalsPersonal Reading Lights and Electrical SocketsIndividual LockersHigh Quality Foam Mattress and BedsheetsFirm Fibre Pillows and Comfortable QuiltsFree Ear PlugsFree Hair & Body ShampooLuggage StorageCCTV Security and Room Key Card AccessDiscounted Tour and Sightseeing Tickets ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Shophouse The Social Hostel Singapore