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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We looked high and low for accommodation in Singapore, and I believe this is one of the best places to be. The location is right in Little India amongst brilliant eating houses,and so close to all transport.The separate rooms are the go if there is a few of you, otherwise bunk up in the dorm. The staff are delightful, really... More 

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MuddyMurphyH, Public Relations Manager at Prince of Wales Backpacker - Little India, responded to this review

Hi there! Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at The Prince of Wales Little India. We love receiving feedback from all our customers and its always great to hear when our guests have had an enjoyable stay! We will be sure to pass on your compliments to both our chefs and staff. Do come back and... More 

Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I only had time for the pub, not the accommodation that evening. Hot and sultry Singapore and a taxi ride from the city, out to the heart of 'Little India'. If you are in need of a shot of Bundy rum or a classic Aussie beer perhaps, this is the place to hide out. It's relatively low cost for Singapore... More 

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MuddyMurphyH, Public Relations Manager at Prince of Wales Backpacker - Little India, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to review The Prince of Wales Little India. We love receiving feedback from all our customers and it's even better when we hear that our customers had an enjoyable time at the pub. Do come back and visit us again! Many thanks, Lizzie P. More 

Muntinlupa, Philippines
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very charming pub and backpacker's place right at the heart of Little India. Try going for one of the private rooms which let's you share a semi-private bathroom. Air-conditioning took a while to kick in and I was disturbed the first day for certain repairs to the compressor. The Darwin room apparently is also where some plumbing controls are, so... More 

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MuddyMurphyH, Public Relations Manager at Prince of Wales Backpacker - Little India, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at The Prince of Wales Little India. We are sorry to hear about some of the problems at the beginning of your stay, however it's great to hear that your visit ended up enjoyable! We will be sure to speak with our management team to ensure that future travellers... More 

Singapore
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64 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

Like the name indicates, Prince of Wales caters to backpackers. The drinks are on the cheaper side (S$7.00 for a shot of whiskey), the service is friendly (except that they start asking you for money as soon as they've poured your drink) and the place is surrounded by good inexpensive Indian eateries.

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MuddyMurphyH, Public Relations Manager at Prince of Wales Backpacker - Little India, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to review the Prince of Wales Little India. Your feedback will definitely be taken into consideration and shared with the team as well as management. As a background, it is a company policy to collect the bill immediately unless customers prefer to have a tab running. However, we note that this could... More 

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19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

It is on a bar, all the barmen were very kind and there were live shows some nights. It is in the heart of little india, a few bloks from the MRT (subway, metro). Breakfast was toasts, eggs, jam, butter, sometimes fruits. There is a big room with a lot of beds and another part with two rooms separated from... More 

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MuddyMurphyH, Public Relations Manager at Prince of Wales Backpacker - Little India, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at The Prince of Wales Little India. We will be sure to pass on your compliments to our bar staff. We hope that you had a good time in Singapore and do come back and visit us again. Many thanks, Lizzie P. More 

Singapore, Singapore
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88 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016

The pub is a rare gem, hidden in the heart of Little India. Nice to sit in the outdoor garden and feel the ambience of what Singapore used to be like. The crowd is an interesting mix of locals, backpackers and expats. A great place to wind down after work. Oh, yes, the spicy chicken drumlets are amazing!

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MuddyMurphyH, Public Relations Manager at Prince of Wales Backpacker - Little India, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit at the Prince of Wales Little India. We love receiving feedback from all our customers and its even better to know that you had an enjoyable time whilst at the Prince of Wales. Do come back and visit us soon! Many thanks, Lizzie P. More 

Nivelles, Belgium
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

I was on my own. I wanted my own bedroom but I wanted to get a chance to talk to people. POSITIVE: The private bedroom is big and clean. Bathroom is shared with the other private room (there is no proper shower so everything gets wet when you are done). ok for a short stay. I felt safe and it... More 

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MuddyMurphyH, Public Relations Manager at Prince of Wales Backpacker - Little India, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at The Prince of Wales Little India. We are glad you were able to enjoy your time at the hostel and the great atmosphere of Little India. We welcome all feedback and will be sure to pass on your feedback to management in order to make our facilities more... More 

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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for one night while we were in Singapore. Cheap (for Singapore standards) with a good bar underneath. You get drink coupons that will get you a $5 beer and the free breakfast in the morning is pretty good! Room was fine, staff were nice, live music at the bar was good. Would definitely recommend :)

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MuddyMurphyH, Public Relations Manager at Prince of Wales Backpacker - Little India, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at the Prince of Wales Little India. We love to hear feedback from our customers and it is a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed your time at the Prince of Wales. We hope you had a great time in Singapore and do visit us again if you... More 

Sweden
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23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

It was the cheapest hostel in Singapore. It was clean, helpful staff, simpel but it's purpose was for us to sleep there. The wifi didn't work up in the sleepingarea. And I got top bunk just underneath the ac and it was freezing! But I found some thicker blankets the second night so I wasn't so cold. Overall really good... More 

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MuddyMurphyH, Public Relations Manager at Prince of Wales Backpacker - Little India, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at the Prince of Wales Little India. We welcome all feedback and it's great to know that you were satisfied with your stay at our hostel. We will be sure to pass on your compliments to the staff and pass on any recommendations to our management in order to... More 

New Delhi, India
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Service was better this time around. Had more of a pleasant experience compared to our first visit. The haze made it inconvenient to sit outdoor in the patio. Glad that the extremely rude 6'5" Australian is no longer there.

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MuddyMurphyH, Public Relations Manager at Prince of Wales Backpacker - Little India, responded to this review

Hi there! Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at The Prince of Wales Little India. We are very happy to hear that you had a more enjoyable experience than your previous visit, as we try our best to keep improving our services and facilities. It was very unfortunate that Singapore was experiencing some bad weather conditions... More 

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Staying in Little India

Neighborhood Profile
Little India
With a strong local Indian community, this pocket of Singapore can feel like another place and time. Wander past traditional barbershops while local residents in brightly colored saris patronize retailers from decades past. Peruse streets lined with colorful shops as the aroma of curry tempts you to indulge. Listen to the Bollywood music echoing from storefronts and take in the stalls selling bright flowers, fabrics, and spices. At the 24-hour, four-level Mustafa Shopping Center, you can shop through the night and find everything from pharmacy and grocery items to Bollywood DVDs and diamond necklaces. Singapore’s Little India offers a colorful, lively taste of the subcontinent and is well worth the visit.
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
With two hostels in varied parts of Singapore, Prince of Wales sticks true to its simple service promise of providing great Australian craft beers, Aussie-styled service and a safe and clean backpackers hostel. With free WI-FI, air-conditioning and the first anti-bed bug mattresses in any hostel in Asia, your stay at Prince of Wales is guaranteed to be comfortable and packed with excitement. Prince of Wales caters to every backpacker's budget with an offering of beds in mixed or female dorms, and private rooms. Stays include free breakfast of toast, fruit and as much coffee and tea as you can drink. Breakfast is self-serve. Prince of Wales Little India is a delightful treat for culture vultures looking to dive into Singapore's vibrant ethnic neighbourhoods. The tiny bylanes of Little India are constantly buzzing with activity, and provide a multi-sensory treat with vivid colours, aromatic scents of spices and scrumptious traditional Indian dishes. Little India, east of the Singapore River, is flanked by other cultural hubs of the city, with Chinatown located right across the river and Kampong Glam to the south, both accessible by bus. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Prince of Wales Backpacker - Little India

Address: 101 Dunlop Street, Singapore 209420, Singapore
Location: Singapore > Singapore > Little India
Price Range: $14 - $34 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Prince of Wales Backpacker - Little India 2.5*
Number of rooms: 1
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