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Prince of Wales Backpacker - Boat Quay
Ranked #104 of 227 Specialty Lodging in Singapore
Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
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“Great value for two days”
Reviewed February 4, 2013 via mobile

We basically stayed here for two days. The hostel manager offered us special rates for our stay. The room was small but it was quite comfortable and great view. The manager also arranged us a great city trip,too. Staffs were friendly, especially the reception.

  • Stayed January 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed January 22, 2013

Clean rooms, friendly staff and prime location.

I've stayed here twice, and the bar downstairs is great for meeting other travelers.

Only downside is one of the toilet windows can be seen into from across the road, while this didn't worry me others may not like it bit there were multiple toilets.

  • Stayed January 2013
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

Had the best stay in Singapore at POW back in Feb 2012.

The rooms are clean and the service is great. The shower rooms are clean and separated from the dorm by tables of computers. I love the breakfast, it makes me feel like home. The best part is the hostel is located right in front of Singapore river and it is a walking distance from 2 subway stations. It is not as 'noisy' or 'busy' like you think. The area near the hostel is quiet by the time the restaurants nearby are closed.

Even though I read a lot of negative comments about POW, I still love this place. Maybe it is because I stayed there with only another 5 lovely guests. We all got along well for all my stay.

Would love to make another visit to Singapore and will go back to POW again.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cebu City, Philippines
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

Hobart room for 5 nights. Had the best sleep, considering that the hotel is located within at Quay area (place gets noisy around 8-ish onwards). Place is very accessible and easy to find. Also close to Raffles station (pretty much gets you anywhere), walking distance to the Marina Bay Sands, the Merlion statues, Clarke Quay (if you drink, you'd enjoy the place a lot) and Glutton's bay where you can feast your stomach out. :)

Room Tip: Beds nearest to the windows are the best. The morning view is absolutely gorgeous.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Glasgow
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Reviewed December 1, 2012

PoW at Boat Quay was a great budget choice in a very lively area of Singapore. We took the private room for two, we had to share a bathroom with one other room but in the two days we stayed there we didn't bump into the guests from the other room once. Rooms were small but very clean, you couldn't open any windows and the one large window looked out onto the large mixed dorm however there was a curtain.

The downstairs bar had a great atmosphere with live entertainment both nights we were there. They have good happy hour deals and the food was quite tasty. Boat Quay is a two minute walk to the underground station and so it's a great base for exploring the city.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bandung, Indonesia
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Reviewed November 27, 2012

We stayed for 2 nights last week in POW and felt really dissapointed, air conditioner is not working both nights. There's 22 peoples inside dorm and air con is off, can u imagine how hot it is?

First morning we wait until 9.30am for breakfast and there are no one to prepare breakfast set. Until 10am finally 1 POW staff prepared it. When we checked in, they said their breakfast served 9am.

  • Stayed November 2012
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Reviewed November 22, 2012

Great place, lovely staff, cheap drinks and nice dorms. Definitely the best location to be in downtown Singapore, within a stones throw of all the best night spots and in the shadow of the urban metropolis of Singapore!!

Room Tip: Check the room first!!
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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Property: Prince of Wales Backpacker - Boat Quay
Address: 51 Boat Quay, Singapore 049840, Singapore
Location: Singapore > Singapore > The Quays
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #104 of 227 Specialty Lodging in Singapore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 2
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 
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