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City Backpackers @ Kallang

12A Geylang Lorong 1, Singapore 389120, Singapore
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Bangkok, Thailand
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84 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The location is great since its right by the MRT, so easy to get to from the airport and zip downtown. However, it's less a hostel and more a place for foreign workers to stay....making it lack any charm a good hostel should have.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don't waste your time booking this place if you're looking for comfort. It's like a squatter area for foreign workers. Apparently the original City Backpackers has closed down and moved it's operations to Kallang River Backpackers. They seemed to have made this place a home with racks of clothes in the room and even food shelves. The staff seemed very... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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8 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

I visited singapore for F1 Grand prix in September 2015 and unfortunately booked this hostel. The place sure offer a very low price but not even a penny is worth it. Being transferred from flight and entering a different time zone we were greeted with the most unpleasing welcome. The place literally stinks!

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Thank variadevang
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

I stayed here 4 days, the price is very cheapm but the quality of this hotel is really poor. The bathroom was so dirty , so do the bedroom. If you have more money, i suggest you not to sleep here. The advantage fron staying at this hotel is near the MRT station.

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29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We're lucky to find a cheap hotel near a train station, BUT we never expected that it was a horrible idea. Upon check in, a SG$10 deposit is needed for your locker located inside your designated room. Don't worry, you'll still get your money back upon checkout. The room is fine, BUT it's hard to tell if the bedsheets, blankets... More 

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Makati, Philippines
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18 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

Very rude staff - no customer service at all.. (One old staff followed me and asked me if I can go out with him..) slow internet connection, dirty bathrooms, beddings and pillow cases were either wasn't changed or still damped.. horrible experience

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Chicago, Illinois
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121 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

This hostel is definitely not for every traveler out there. If you're used to a hostel that basically spoils you with goods and services, this place isn't for you. Here you get what you pay for: a bed, wifi (weak signal in room) ac, use of showers/bathrooms and a basic breakfast. You get nothing more but nothing less. From what... More 

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Milan, Italy
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

I didn't stay at the hostel, I just want to share my experience booking/cancelling my stay there! In late July I booked a stay at this hostel through Booking, shortly after I found a better solution and decided to cancel my reservation. Despite the cancellation was free of charge I have been charged one night from the hostel anyway. I... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Things didn't get off to the best start when we were greeted by a nice big, juicy cockrach upon arrival. Our "double room" was a cupboard with a bunk bed and the bathroom looked like it hadn't been cleaned for a good few weeks. I guess for Singapore it was probably "value for money" but for S$35 a night, it... More 

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Indonesia
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

This hotel maybe the cheapest one of hundreds hotels in singapore. But the facilities didnt work,shower,wc,wastafel and almost all of the facilities didnt work Small entrance,broken window and the receptionist are far from the hotel. The city backpacker hotel at hongkong street is better.

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Address: 12A Geylang Lorong 1, Singapore 389120, Singapore
Location: Singapore > Singapore
Price Range: $18 - $84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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