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Backpackers Inn Chinatown
Ranked #130 of 235 Specialty Lodging in Singapore
Reviewed November 10, 2013

female dorm is not a room but it is juz a space separated by curtain. i was quite shocked to know that the very first time i step in. therefore, i dont think it is what i expected to get as there is no privacy at all, there is still guy outside and can walk in anytime if they want. in addition, the cupboard locker is not functioning well too. to me, i wont recommend this place if you choose to the female dorm. lastly, the sound partitions is not good as well as i still can hear the singing sound comes from the pub at night which did disturb my sleeping.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 2, 2013

The backpackers inn is right in Chinatown - the place to be if you're staying for a short time. Room rent is not high, clean and comfy. Although the bathroom is communal, it is well-maintained. Washing machines are also available for use. Good value for your money especially if you want to dedicate your time on going out the whole day - 5-minute walk to the shopping hub, restos and metro train.

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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 26, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for 5 nights during the Formula 1 weekend. Had a double room which was perfect for what we needed. Small in size but had good AC unit and for the price you can't complain.

Wifi worked well and the communal toilets were clean with hot water. Didn't use the washing machines, but they were free which is a nice touch.

Only downside was that the bed sheets and towels weren't changed during our 5 day stay - something which most hostels would have done.

Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
Thank Rob S
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Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

Singapore is not cheap but you get your money's worth here. Stayed in a private double, small but adequate, a/c, clean. Great to have FREE laundry facilities including washing powder. Kitchen convenient although we didn't use.

So close to MRT, local cheap eats, nice walking distance to the river. Staff were friendly and it was nice to see families with children staying here. Felt comfortable although noise does travel in the building.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Thank GemmaAndMatthew
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

This place is in a really good location with the metro close by and lots of shopping and food possibilities within easy walking distance. The only real downer was that it was very cramped in the rooms, especially with 3 people. For a backpackers place it was clean, staff were helpful and the reported noise was tolerable. Singapore is not cheap so this is viable option if you just want a bed.

Room Tip: Triple rooms aren't really triple rooms!
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

i stayed for two night in here. not so difficult to find this hotel cause located near the only one mosque in china town. the bed and pillow was clean, i got towel who the other hostel didnt offer it. helpful staff, i had ask for bed in down side and they give it. unfortunately i didnt like how they separate the room covered only with fabric who make noise when someone walk in front of my room. over all i will try to find another hostel when i travel to singapore again,

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

The staffs don't seems to be friendly at all upon arrival. There are bunk beds along all the corridors which causes uncomfortable feeling and inconvenient to walk around the place. The sound proof is really bad, as the room is not fully partitioned up to the ceiling, the lights are not working throughout the two days of my stay. Not able to even talk in the room, no privacy at all. The wifi connection is not stable. Even staff working there did not bother to flush the toilet after using it. However, the cleanliness is acceptable and the location is great. Also, there are plenty of power socket available. In short, I will not recommend this place.

Room Tip: Be aware that there are some beds without curtains where people can see you.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Address: 30 Mosque Street 27 | Chinatown, Singapore 059508, Singapore
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Location: Singapore > Singapore > Chinatown
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Ranked #130 of 235 Specialty Lodging in Singapore
Price Range: $13 - $60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Backpackers Inn Chinatown 2*
Number of rooms: 13
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