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Fernloft - City Hostel Singapore
Ranked #109 of 230 Specialty Lodging in Singapore
melbourne
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99 reviews
35 hotel reviews
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“Quite passable”
Reviewed April 14, 2012

Stayed 2 nights and found this to be very clean with pleasant and helpful staff. Little inconvenient access wise as is around 10 minute walk to nearest MRT (Farrer Park) and slightly further from Lavender on airport line. Room was OK although slightly on small side. Maid downside was that there was only a combined tolilet / shower for the 4 rooms on the floor we were on so access may be an issue.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed March 22, 2012

Stayed for a weekend and its pretty quiet.Don't expect to find backpackers mingling around because its more of a family/business type.Fernloft Chinatown will do better for backpackers but it wasn't an issue for us.It's a 4-storey building with an elevator so don't worry about heavy bags.Toilet & shower are on every floor and its not too bad.They provide hair dryer upon request and on every floor corridor is an iron+ironing board for your convenience.Everyday b'fast is bread+jam+margarine+coffee+tea.Not too worry as there's plenty of eatery just outside.10min walk to the MRT,its safe even at night and you could cut across CIty Sq.Mall or even grab a bite.Staff are attentive and best of all,they smile to you.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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4 reviews
Reviewed March 3, 2012

I arrived very late and just needed a place to stay, I forgot to reserve my arrival night at the original hostel I planned to stay at and had to go somewhere else for the night as they were booked. So I was looking for a place at 2:30am in the morning. I just walked down the street until I came to fernloft and I was lucky because they had staff at the front desk until 3:00am. The hostel seemed fine. The front desk staff were all very nice. The building was a bit old but everything seemed clean and fine. Breakfast was included in the price too. I am not sure how it would be to stay there for several nights, but if you need a place to shower and sleep it meets your expectations.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
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Kepong, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed January 1, 2012

The guests beside my room were extremely NOISY and ANNOYING during midnight, they talked and laughed loud, moreover, they ran in and out along the corridor which is really irritating when they hit the floor and washing machine. The management should alert about this and warn they not to do that. Luckily, my second night at Fernloft, they moved out. The sleep quality was very bad for the first night at Fernloft. The second night is getting better.

Overall the service is so so, the distance to MRT also take 10 - 15 minutes. But the location of Fernloft is not as easy to be spotted as I thought. Other than the terrible neighbours, I'm satisfied with Fernloft.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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Malaysia
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed October 31, 2011

Great hostel to stay! We book a double room, and it is located at the top floor. The room size is fine for two person, with only basic facilities such as cupboard and table. It is cool to get what we want with such a price in sg. The room is very clean and tidy, and it is quite at night. Bathroom is clean but a bit small.

The location of the hostel is quite nearby to Farrer Park station, and it is safe to walk at night too. Along the way to the hostel, you can find great food, and pub. The famous restaurant "scissor and cut curry rice is just nearby there, less than 5 minutes walk from the hostel! Have a try, it's great!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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KL
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4 reviews
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Reviewed September 12, 2011

I'm staying there with 5 other friends in a 6-mixed bed room. Cathy, the branch manager is helpful and friendly. She replies every

The room is small but it's expected with such a price in Singapore, as long as it is tidy and clean. Bathroom is clean which i'm very particular in. Just 1 of the bathroom does not have toilet roll, even in the morning. The toilet roll should be refilled every morning. The corridor is a bit stinky, but I don't blame Fernloft for this. It is because of the stinky shoes of other tenant placing outside of their room.

The location is strategic, there is a lot of food nearby and the MRT station (Farrer Park) is jus few minutes walk away. With such a price and the facilities provided, i think this is an affordable place to stay. I would definitely come back!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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Cebu City, Philippines
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed August 2, 2011

The location of the hostel is good. A block down Jalan Besar will get you to Mustafa Center which has now expanded to I think 4 buildings in total. I'm not sure. 2 blocks down, there is the Sim Lim Square. Then the Farrer Park Subway station is just around the corner. Maybe a 10 minute walk will get you there. During nighttime, bars are everywhere. Though I really didn't dare get into one. As for the rooms. Well, what can you expect with budget accommodation. At least we've got someplace to rest after a whole day of walking around Singapore. Oh, and I can't get enough of the peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Not much but lucky me it one of my comfort food. We got a room good for 14 people and yet we didn't feel crowded at all.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Fernloft - City Hostel Singapore
Address: 259A Jalan Besar, Singapore 208934, Singapore
Location: Singapore > Singapore
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #109 of 230 Specialty Lodging in Singapore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Fernloft - City Hostel Singapore 2*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fernloft Little India is created as our flagship branch of Fernloft Group of Hostels! Apart from our traditional values that govern all Fernloft Hostels – comfortable, clean, convenient, cheap, caring and with loads of character, Fernloft City (Little India) is established to create a near hotel experience but yet without losing the fun hostel appeal. ... more   less 
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