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“good location, nice terrace , but a bit crammed” 4 of 5 stars
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The Sleepy Kiwi Backpackers Hostel
58 Bussorah St, Singapore, Singapore   |  
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Ranked #107 of 182 Specialty lodging in Singapore
Kuala Lumpur
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“good location, nice terrace , but a bit crammed”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Overall good, can be recommended. But the main big room is a bit too full with beds (I know, rent is expensive in Singapore and it must bring a return on investment). from this main room with mnay beds, there are doors to smaller rooms. If there are noisy people coming home late from a party, it can be a problem. In the bathroom, there was no mirror. Maybe they want that girls spend less time in bathroom ? Also, not many showers, I saw only one at the upper floor and one downstairs. Aircon was o.k. and fainally. I had a good sleep, because I really was a sleepy kiwi at that night. The highlights of the hostel are the good location, the nice terrace, reasonable cafe and beer prices for guests and a wonderful breakfast with some fresh fruits and toast.

Room Tip: spend a bit more money and avoid the big main mixed dorm.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I stayed here for one week, the staff here are very nice and friendly. Sleepy Kiwi is like a big family and you can make many friends here. This hostel is near Bugis MRT station and easy to find. Although there is no mirror but the free breakfast is really great and the atmosphere around this area is pretty cool!! You won't regret if you ever come here!! Serene, Alexis, Ah lian, Juley are all really nice staff : ) 30/07/2013

  • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Was transferred from Green Kiwi to here due to delayed ETA. Downgraded from 8-bed to 12-bed female dorm with same price. Great location though, right behind sultan mosque and 5-min walk from Bugis MRT so can't complain much. Every easy to get around to almost every main attractions by MRT. Also a great choice if you are planning to head to JB sentral station on the border of Singapore and Malaysia for sleeper train, only a 5-min walk from the hostel to the highway bus stop to JB on Queen Street. Nice and friendly staff, the housekeeper Zheng A-yi was very attentive to every guests, especially the Mandarin-speaking guests (she doesn't speak much English)and love to talk. Downside: only two bathrooms in the entire hostel and there's no mirror in front of sinks. Rooms are clean but still dirty at hard-to-clean area. Overall, I enjoyed the stay.

Room Tip: Make sure you arrive at the place before your planned ETA.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

I stayed here for 3 days. At first I was shocked as I had not stayed in many hostels befor. The 4 bed dorm was cramped but adequate. The bed lamp was a very good idea so it was possible to read etc with out disturbing other guests. 5 mins from the metro really good directions given by them to find the hostel if unfamiliar with the area. Breakfast was basic fruit, toast drink.
I would defently recommend this hostel & stay again. Very friendly staff & a mix of guests

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 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: 58 Bussorah St, Singapore, Singapore
Location: Singapore > Singapore
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Ranked #107 of 182 Specialty lodging in Singapore
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