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“Poor hostel in good location” 2 of 5 stars
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The InnCrowd Hostel
73 Dunlop St., Singapore 209401, Singapore   |  
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Ranked #87 of 185 Specialty Lodging in Singapore
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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“Poor hostel in good location”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

This hostel is in a good location and the WiFi works but that is all it's got going for it. The rooms are small, the bunk beds squeak, the air-conditioning is too cold, the room fans are too noisy so keep you awake. You have to make your own bed with sheets they provide you, the blanket is too small and only covers half your body. They don't offer towels for rent, only for sale? There are no electrical sockets or lamps in the room for the beds so everyone sits in reception beside a plug during the day charging phones, laptops. There are only two showers and toilets on the ground floor for a lot of beds, neither of these have hooks to hang any clothes. The walls are thin so you can hear everyone talking and walking past the dorms. Breakfast is only bread and a boiled egg.

There are much better places in Singapore for the same price.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

I stayed here for a massive 30 days whilst waiting for a friend to join me out in singapore. And being the first time that I'd ever stayed in a backpackers hostel I was pretty happy. For only £10 a night you can't really complain. Yes there are only three toilets up stairs and 5 showers but that was never a problem. Occasionally they looked a bit dirty but when 40 people or so are using them you can understand why. Free wifi was excellent and there are three computers downstairs and 2 on the middle floor to use. I was situated in dorm 2 top of the building, air on was great but was only on between 7pm and 11am. They have soft drinks, water and tinned lager for sale for a good price compared to the 7/11 next door. Only big downside is that there are no plug sockets in the dorms. You have to go into the communal area down stairs to charge up.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

I visited Singapore with friends during September to catch the F1 grand prix. As we were a bunch of bachelor friends and planning to travel on budget, we chose a hostel instead of a hotel. And this was well-suited for our purpose.

Location: The hostel is located near Bugis MRT station and near Little India locality. It's at the walking distance from both and as we planned to travel mostly using metros and cabs, it wasn't much of a problem to commute to the various parts of the city. The race track wasn't too far either from the hostel.

Service/facilities: Being a hostel, as you can imagine, there aren't many facilites. They have common washrooms, which are fairly clean. Don't expect any personal service. I had respectable communication from them prior to the visit as I was visiting the city for the first time. The WiFi is available near reception/dorm, but not in the rooms which are located in the different building

Food: The breakfast is provided as part of the stay. It's just a basic breakfast like butter-toast, corn flakes. but enough to go on.

Overall, if you're really short on the budget like we were, you can opt for the hostel, or you can even choose a decent hostel around if you are willing to hike up your budget a little.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012 via mobile

Hostel is clean in a good location but a few small changes could make such an improvement. I was in a ten bed dorm, a simple small mirror would have been good and there was not one single plug socket. I would hate to be here in peak season with over 30 people trying to use the minimal number of plugs in the common area. The blankets are also from aeroplanes and cover about half your body, not good when your freezing from the air con.
The WiFi wouldn't reach my dorm and at my time of stay only one of the 3 computers downstairs worked.

Overall good price and location but a few things really let it down. Sort these out and you will have a great hostel!

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

The hostel is in a ok location in Little India but there are far better and more centeral places to stay. Our hostel room on the first night was nice and cold but the air con was very loud, so on the 2nd night someone had asked for it to be turned of so our room was boiling! After asking 3 times for it to be turned down it was finally done, at 3 in the morning. Ruined our trip there. Also toilets and showers are a bit rough but you do get breakfast and wifi.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Ipoh
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

Walking distance to MRT, breakfast provided, unlimited internet, clean environment, friendly and helpful staff and the good thing is they will always be there whenever you need them 24/7! A good experience staying at Inncrowd.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

Booked a double room for one night, but when we checked in, we were given a five-bed dorm room right beside the shared bathroom on the second floor. I think they have another building for private rooms, but we stayed at the main building on Dunlop St. Short distance from Little India MRT. As expected, it was noisy most of the time. Our room was clean and the airconditioner worked fine. The shared bathroom could've been cleaner. It was a cramped place, and the lounge was small. Didn't get to try the free breakfast. For $29/night, you'd be better off elsewhere.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 73 Dunlop St., Singapore 209401, Singapore
Location: Singapore > Singapore
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Ranked #87 of 185 Specialty Lodging in Singapore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 17
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