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Reviewed October 22, 2012

Wow hostel was our first place out of 54 that we stayed at during our travels around South East Asia and in hindsight, one of the worst. Don't get me wrong, the price was good, the location was good and Singapore is an awesome place but this hostel is one of those that spends more time on its website than on the actual product.

Location:

We found it very well located, right next to Aljunied MRT train station which is in between the city centre and the airport. We found it very quickly and walked up the stairs, taking our shoes of of course, and paid for our room plus a key deposit (fair enough). We then were walked out of the building to the annex. We climbed some pretty grubby stairs and were shown to our room.

Room:

The air conditioning worked very well, the bunk beds were comfortable and appeared clean but the main gripe was that we paid for a private double and what we got was a room that had been split into two parts with a partition wall that didn't account for the window. Basically you could hear the conversations from next door because there was a huge gap where the partition wall met the window. Not really a private room, and we found out the next morning when we were awoken by some pretty loud people in the next room.

Accommodation:

The door release system out of our building took a bit of working out and we genuinely thought we were trapped inside the building at one point until we worked out which button released the magnetic lock. The shared bathrooms (two shower rooms with toilet, four sinks) were clean-ish, depends who had been in before really but no real complaints.

The breakfast is a bit hit and miss - you'll probably get some toast and coffee but that's about it. They have a couple of PCs with free internet but they were normally being used. I did get on one once and it worked ok.

Neighbourhood:

In the neighbourhood there are some nice places to eat, especially the rough and ready curry place which we went to a few times and were shocked by how cheap it was for a really nice meal. There are some local bars and noodle joints too. Basically there is a block that you can walk round and eat, drink and be merry. There is also a small park near the MRT station and overall the location is pretty decent, albeit a stones throw from the red light district of Geylang (which is nothing to worry about at all).

Price:

The 10% booking fee with hostelbookers was added to the end bill which is a bit cheeky of the owners but they are clear about this on the booking site and still cheaper than most places so no real gripes here. We paid 176 SGD for four nights which was about the right amount for the quality of the accommodation.

Summary:

Again, the location is spot on - nice and near the MRT (which is superb) so you can just base yourself at Wow hostel, fill up on cheap food and drink, then go exploring the more expensive areas (if you're not on a budget, why are you staying here?).

Overall, it wasn't too bad - had the room been completely sealed it would have been really good but it wasn't and that's why I'm marking WOW down a bit. There really wasn't any wow factor to it.

Room tip: If you go for a private double, check to make sure its a sealed room. Out of 54 places we stayed in South East Asia, we only booked ahead twice (here and KL). I would strongly recommend not booking ahead as you can then ask to see the room first and take it or leave it.
Date of stay: March 2012
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Joe_Fox
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Reviewed August 4, 2012 via mobile

It's in a perfect location not too far from the city and the airport. It's easy to get the public transit. The hostel have a lot of the guest so, in the morning, it's crowded during breakfast time. The internet Wi-Fi is fast!

Date of stay: August 2012
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Thank Bluishpenta
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Reviewed July 15, 2012

So just to make it clear. Geylang isn't really close to anything except itself (a red light district). There is no 24 hour reception. But it is on the way (East West line) to the airport and downtown. It is a very clean hostel with bunk beds. I stayed for 2 nights and i noticed that there were a lot of old people and people who seemed to get up for work. I'm not sure if this place is also housing for friends or family or something but there did seem to be a lot of non back packers. I'm sure that it is common for houses in SE asia, and probably else where, that the shower is in close vicinity to the toilet in the same room/stall. So be prepared for a wet toilet seat.

Date of stay: July 2012
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Thank richtigsinnlos
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Reviewed June 16, 2012

Fair price,Good Beds (Ikea) with nice clean sheats, good free internet.Nice kitchen with tabel and kitchenware. nice living room with flatscreen TV full with movies and a massage chair Nice.
Host is helpfull and nice but stressed and always in hurry lol.
Rooms are not big but good to sleep in, we stayed with our 4 year son , no problem.
Bathroom was ok hot water, resonable clean
can recommend
on 3 floor,just stairs

Room tip: stay in the main (first) Building
Date of stay: December 2011
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Thank Thomasdk1
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Reviewed May 25, 2012

t's fine for one or two nights. The rooms are absolutely tiny, the 8 bed dorm should really only have 4 beds in it and there was no room to even put our bag down. The hostel is basically a flat with maybe 30 ppl living there, 1 sofa si nowhere at all to chill out and I would say 70% of ppl staying there were living there.

Date of stay: March 2012
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Thank jimmy m
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