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Paris, France
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place! Affordable, well located and modern. I found it very clean, but only stayed for a couple of days. Breakfast is nice, they even have an espresso machine and selection of fresh fruit and warm local specialties. I would definitely stay again! The only reason I deducted a point was because of their inflexible booking policies....

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Jasmin F, Manager at The Pod - Boutique Capsule Hostel, responded to this review

Dear erika_paris, Thank you for your kind compliments on the ambience and breakfast selections. The POD’s policy for any amendment or cancellation stands at 72 hours of your reservation date made. Please contact us at info@thepod.sg as we would like to investigate your request and actual booking details. We apologize if any inconvenience was caused to you. Kind Regards, Jasmin...

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Let me start with the deal-breaker: the place is simply not clean. The bathrooms, showers, sinks...they are used commonly by everyone staying at each floor (as you would expect from a hostel) but they are rarely cleaned. To really tell whether they "ever" clean the sink, I was looking at one dead mosquito lying between all the disgusting gooey stuff...

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Jasmin F, Manager at The Pod - Boutique Capsule Hostel, responded to this review

Dear CCansu, Thank you for sharing your recent stay experience. The POD takes all reviews seriously and would seek every opportunity to enhance our services. We have taken note of the cleanliness feedback and corrective actions will be put in place to avoid similar incidents. We will convey your kind compliments to our Service Ambassadors and hope that this incident...

Reviewed November 1, 2016

This hotel is peculiar for its rooms filled with tho layers pods, each layer accomodating two persons on a double bed. There's not much room in every unit, so you'll have to keep just the strictly necessary with you, while you can store the rest in the locker at the bottom of each pod. The privacy is provided by a...

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Jasmin F, Assistant Operations Manager at The Pod - Boutique Capsule Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Alessandro S, Thank you for your feedback. The Pod takes all reviews seriously and would seek every opportunity to enhance our services. Please allow me to share The POD is designed for communal living with minimalist luxury to cater for travelers on a budget. Each of our PODs has a pull down blind for added privacy and efforts are...

Reviewed October 31, 2016

- There is a great variety of food available in the breakfast. It's a buffet breakfast. But the portion seems to be a little bit small. There are a few occasions that I have to wait for the stuff to refill the food as people were consumption the food at a very fast rate. Water, coffee and tea (self-serving) are...

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Jasmin F, Manager at The Pod - Boutique Capsule Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Wai Hong L, Thank you so much for your time to write us a review! The Pod takes all reviews seriously and would seek very opportunity to enhance our services. We have taken note of the breakfast feedback and will have our Guest Service Ambassadors to ensure regular refill of food. We look forward to your return visit in...

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed October 31, 2016

It's got everything I look for in a bnb for a short stay. Great location within walking distance to the Green, Dark Blue (Downtown) and Yellow line. Just nearby is the Arab Street, Haji Lane - plenty of food, drinks and sights. As for the living quarters, for a budget stay, it's really value for money. You get thick mattresses,...

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Jasmin F, Manager at The Pod - Boutique Capsule Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Aurelia L, Thank you so much for your time to write us a review! It was delightful to read that you have enjoyed our ambience, facilities and thank you for commenting on our breakfast, we are pleased to know that the variety of choices provided are to your liking. We are glad that you had a great time at...

New York City, New York
Reviewed October 31, 2016

My second visit to the Pod- this time I booked their new pod suite. FYI this is NOT a private room but more a private space. You can be heard like in a dorm room but just not seen. Some of the guests seemed to be under the impression they're in a private room, especially couples or pairs, but you...

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Jasmin F, Manager at The Pod - Boutique Capsule Hostel, responded to this review

Dear REJOICE444, Thank you for your time to write a review for us! The Pod takes all reviews seriously and would seek very opportunity to enhance our services. Please allow me to share that The Pod is a communal type of accommodation thus, the sounds you may have encountered may not be totally sound proofed in comparison to a regular...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Last time when I visited Singapore I was with my friend n stayed at our mates but this time I was there by myself n i booked this place for a night and staff was friendly n helpful ;) n got a guide to walk inside by staff. My last day I was going to catch the taxi to station...

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Jasmin F, Manager at The Pod - Boutique Capsule Hostel, responded to this review

Dear jpaklnz, Thank you so much for the perfect score rating! Our service ambassadors have enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed your one night stay with us. The POD is glad to read that your stay with us was a memorable one! We look forward to your return visit in the not too distant future. Regards,...

Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

It's good to stay here for 2 days with low price( ~200hkd). It's definitely suitable for the traveler with limited budget to live in Singapore. Although the place not as much clean as the capsule in Japan, it also make you feel comfortable when you stay. And I was surprised that they will offer a little breakfast buffet during 7am...

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Jasmin F, Manager at The Pod - Boutique Capsule Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Chun Tung L, Thank you for much for the perfect score review! The POD aims to plug the gap in Singapore's hotel sector so that all walks of life’s are set to enjoy greater choice in Singapore as we served to “fill the gap” between budget and conventional full-service hotel, catering to travelers seeking a fuss-free stay, communal living...

Reviewed October 26, 2016

it's located in good location. you can easily reach Arab St, Marina Sands bay and so on. it's a little far from Metro. But if you use bus, it's very convenient. I recommend to use Airport shuttle bus service. Because it could be difficult to find the location in first time.

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Jasmin F, Manager at The Pod - Boutique Capsule Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Jaeyoon K, Thank you very much for sharing your recent stay experience with us. We are glad that you had a great time here at The POD. We look forward to your return visit in the not too distant future. Regards, Jasmin Faruk Hotel Manager

Reviewed October 23, 2016

Stayed here for 3 nights. Bed's are spacious, airconditioning just right, staff is friendly and helpful. One exception: First night at around 3AM the fire alarm sounded and we thought it was time to evacuate only to find that the fire alarm triggered was faulty. Kudos to the Singapore Fire brigade who came just about 7mins from the alarm.

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Jasmin F, Manager at The Pod - Boutique Capsule Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Kriz Daryl A, Thank you very much for sharing your recent stay experience with us. On Behalf of the entire team I want to personally apologize for the disturbance on 20/10/2016 morning regarding the fire alarm. The safety and security of our guests is always our number one priority and we are happy to report that all is safe...

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Staying in Kampong Glam

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Kampong Glam
This traditionally Malay enclave of Singapore offers an alluring array of shops, cafes, and bars. A walk down Haji Lane offers quirky shopping, while one block over, Arab Street is a treasure trove of brightly colored fabrics, clothing, and Turkish rugs. Stop for a leisurely coffee or cocktail and watch local kids play traditional games along the lane. Also home to the Malay Heritage Center and one of Singapore’s most prominent mosques (Sultan Mosque), Kampong Glam is a must-visit for a tantalizing taste of Malay life in this city.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The POD is Singapore's latest boutique capsule hostel catering to discerning travellers who desire fuss-free and convenient living. With 83 cosy capsules inspired by modern and minimalistic living, you can look forward to convenience at your fingertips without compromising on comfort, quality or style. At The POD, personalised concierge services are on hand to satisfy your every need so that you can focus on the things that truly matter. Enjoy complimentary laundry service, hot buffet breakfast and Nespresso coffee, high-speed Wi-Fi access and more. A complete set of amenities ensures effortless living right at the centre of Singapore. Located at the fringe of the Singapore Central Business District, The POD offers quick accessibility to the heart of the financial centre or immersion in the warmth of bustling Haji Lane - rated as one of the top shopping places in Singapore. ... more   less 

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Address: 289 Beach Road Level 3, Singapore 199552, Singapore
Location: Singapore > Singapore > Kampong Glam
Price Range: $33 - $130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Pod - Boutique Capsule Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 8
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“Private room was nice!”
 of 5 bubbles erika_paris, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Definitely go for the side-entry capsules. The front entry ones are very tight.”
 of 5 bubbles CCansu, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“It's colder on the top bunk.”
 of 5 bubbles REJOICE444, Oct 31, 2016 | Read review
“second floor bed is more private but a little inconvenient.”
 of 5 bubbles jaeyoonk299, Oct 26, 2016 | Read review
“Request a bunk as far from the entrance to the dorm, else you may get disturbed by guests going in and out”
 of 5 bubbles stephendQ5230JW, Oct 13, 2016 | Read review
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