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Pros: clean space, solid showers, secure space. Cons: Dorms are damp, freezing cold and smell strongly of moth balls, common room is cramped and chilly with TV blasting. You have to push a button to get through each door, making the dorms a fire trap. Breakfast is just cheap cereal, toast and apples/oranges. Overall not my best hostel experience.
I stayed at Dream Lodge for 3 nights with my 12 year old son, on a short trip up from Sydney. We checked in late, which was super-easy, and found the “pods” really comfy, the facilities great and the breakfast just right. Highly recommended.
Location is okay as it is close to more than 1 train station. Did the self check-in and it was pretty easy as long as you're good in following instructions. The wrist band access is nice in limiting non-guests to roam around. The bed is pretty comfortable and sleep is quality. I wish though they could offer more variety for breakfast aside from toast and cereals. The fruits were nice though. Toilet and bath are housed in one space. Mixed opinion re this. Overall for the price it's good value.
Spottlessly clean place. Large bunks have curtains for privacy. Very comfortable matress and bedding. Large lockers in dorm rooms with key provided. Towel provided. Located at the northern edge of Little India, within walking distance of 3 MRT stations (Singapore subway system) for easy access to any part of Singapore, including the airport. I mostly used the Farrer Park MRT station. Safe neighborhood (actually all of Singapore is safe), with a mixture of old shophouse architecture and modern hipster hangouts (there are several more expensive hotels nearby). Several Hindu and Buddhist temples nearby. About one block from the hostel, at 100 Tyrwhitt Rd, there is a food center advertised to be open 24 hours a day (I can confirm that it is open around 6:30 am and 10:30 pm), and s 7Eleven convenience store across the street from this food center. Free wi-fi. Free toast and tea/instant cofee from 8 to 11 am. Overall definitely an excellent value for the hostel price. Shoes are not allowed inside, be prepared to leave them on the designated common shoe rack. The 3 combination showers/toilets on the second floor where I stayed (used by 6 guests of the women's dorm, and 6 guests of the men's dorm on the same floor - not sure if used by guests from other floors) tend to be occupied in the morning, so plan your showering accordingly (I did not have to wait for the shower in the evenings). They have notices posted to limit showering to 5 minutes (because other people need the shower), but I did not notice problems if you exceeded 5 min. They do use mothballs in the back of the lockers under the bottom beds, I guess to keep out any bugs - btw, I did not see any bugs), and I could smell these mothballs, but it appears that they are used widely in Singapore (I smelled them in some upscale stores), and are impossoble to avoid anywhere in the city. I stayed for 12 nights, and would very likely stay here again in the future if I go to Singapore. …
I stayed here for five days in my trip to Singapore, I was travelling alone after a very busy time so this place was perfect. Although a hostel the pods are very private and to my surprise SO COMFORTABLE! The included breakfasts are delicious - try the Kaya jam. Very kind and helpful with discounted tickets to most attractions.