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ABC Hostel
1.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3 Jalan Kubor, Singapore 19920, Singapore (Kampong Glam)   |  
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Ranked #199 of 305 Hotels in Singapore
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Terrible”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Felt compelled to inform other travellers… The reception are rude and unhelpful, you won't get any useful information from them. Like others have said, the rooms are occupied by tenants with all their rubbish everywhere, looks like a storage room. The bed was ok, but everything else is a nightmare. The internet is bad, the kitchen is far beyond bad - it's outside on a dirty balcony, with old computers as seats. There are people washing and brushing their teeth in this tiny little kitchen, as well as other people sitting around breathing smoke all over the food.

I have been travelling for over a year so far and so these complaints are not from the standard fool who booked a hostel expecting a hotel.

Pay an extra $2 and stay next door, OR put in a bit more money and go somewhere else.

Poorly managed, POOR breakfast, very bad value for money.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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1 Thank Henry B
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

The location is quite strategic from Bugis MRT and two bus stops. It's also near Kampong Glam and situated like an old place, with lots of heritage buildings, but lively at night from bar and cafe nearby.
I stayed with 9 friends, all girls, in ten-beds dorm for three days. We used mixed dorm but booked the room. The price is considerably cheap, booking via email, downpayment 50%, deposit s$10 for room keys, towel, and blanket that will be refunded when check out.
The service was good, simple breakfast (bread with jam) on time, all facilities in web can be used well, and it had very nice ambience.
Mustafa center is in walking distance, seven eleven less than 5 minutes, around 7 minutes to bugis junction and bugis street.
Lots of Indonesian stayed here. The staffs are also very nice. I think I will come back soon :)

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1 Thank Handini P
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

We stay in mixed dormitory room ,is clean and with A/C .Location is ok . Staff is friendly ,Breakfast is poor just bread and jam .Kitchen is very small. Room doesn't have door lock , nor realy safe because front door is unlocked to and at the front desk no staff.For chek-in we wait there 5 min .

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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1 Thank cdontv
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Kuta, Bali
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

I have been staying here twice. We have private room with sharing bathroom. I have good experience staying here. The location is great, just walked for about 7 minutes, you will find Bugis station. And bus station is right in front of this hostel. There are seven eleven only 50 meters away and Nasi Padang only about 75 meters away. The bathroom is quite clean, the staff is so nice. It was a good experience staying in ABC Hostel.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Surabaya
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

I don't really think that this place is a hostel, since when I stay there, there was some Singaporean that stay at this hostel for 1 month or more.It looks like a student's dormitory.
I was staying at the female dormitory, but unfortunately the room already occupied by 2 Singaporean that have stayed there for a month or more, so when I arrived there the room was full of that 2 people's things. They used all of the lockers and almost all of the room space. One of them was not friendly too.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars
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3 Thank NaRae_888
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

when arrived in this hostel, warm welcome from the receptionist. But the owner not that friendly. They got angry with the aircon-man who repair the aircon in my room, they screaming and using bad words. How they talk just makes me shock. The washing machine cannot be used by customers.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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1 Thank JediRP
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Surabaya, Indonesia
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

It is not recommeded for the cleanliness and many aspects that needed improvement

We were travelling as family of four. Me, husband and daughter (12 years old) and son (3 years old). I was surprised when we checked in. Because I have to pay SGD 18 more for my son without any extra facility (no 'extra bed'), he even used our existing bed. And we also asked to paid deposit that needs to be paid on arrival. So make sure you have spare cash.

The fridge is dirty and very full. I am gonna find another hostel for my next visit to Singapore

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Rozalina Z
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Property: ABC Hostel
Address: 3 Jalan Kubor, Singapore 19920, Singapore
Location: Singapore > Singapore > Kampong Glam , Rochor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #199 of 305 Hotels in Singapore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — ABC Hostel 1*
Number of rooms: 21
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