We had 2 nights at the PoW, it was one the cheapest digs we could find, as we didn't arrive until late at night. The member of staff who greeted us was friendly and efficent, once he could make himself heard over the noise of the music! The plus for this place is the potato wedges were good, (that was the only veggie meal I could see on the menu) and they give you 50% off meals if you are staying there and the welcome beer was appreciated.
Now on the down side:- As a couple, we had the private double room with shared bathroom, it was reasonably clean, it had no floor covering, other than a mat over the sealed concrete floor, the ceiling hadn't been finished off properly, so you got to gaze up at foil-backed insulation. (I think the money they spent on the large tv, could have, and should have been spent on better things!) The room had 2 windows, but only one had curtain!
The shared bathroom had a opaque glass door which is fine until night-time and you put the light on and you can see right in, (a shower curtain on the inner side of the door, would save much embarrassment! and not cost a lot. I'm not even going to mention the electrics!!)
First morning we go down for breakfast at 8.30 am (we had forgotten to ask what time it was served), there is no sign of any staff There is another young man waiting too, he doesn't know what time breakfast starts either, we find another guest and she tells us it doesn't start until 9! At 9.05 someone turns up, to start putting the things out for our DIY breakfast, it was after 10 before we got away. We have been traveling for over 7 months now and 7.30 is the latest we have known breakfast to start, I know we are 'older' travelers, being in our 40's, but the few people we spoke to, - even the staff, agreed 9 is too late! Sorry PoW!
- 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, marmalade/marmite, fruit and as much coffee and tea as you can drink. Breakfast is self-serve. Overlooking the river, Prince of Wales Boat Quay is located in the heart of the Central Business District, against a background of Singapore's towering skyscrapers, and a stone's throw away from the city's historical landmarks. Uncover layers of Singapore history as you walk down the river peppered with colonial buildings such as Asian Civilisations Museum, Old Supreme Court and Fullerton Hotel. Night owls will appreciate the convenience of walking right into Singapore's vibrant party scene located at nearby Clarke Quay. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Prince Of Wales Backpacker Hotel Singapore
- Prince Of Wales Backpacker - Boat Quay Singapore