We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Nice staff, nice location”
Review of River City Inn

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
River City Inn
Ranked #36 of 240 Specialty Lodging in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 29, 2013

Very good location, just next to MRT station. Also, there are buses to almost every spots in Singapore, offering a cheaper option of transportation. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The rate is reasonable with the service provided.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Isaac_Li
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (811)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

323 - 329 of 811 reviews

Reviewed April 27, 2013

I stayed at this hostel for 2 nights in the 26 beds dorm. I was surprised it was actually pretty quiet and comfortable. There are free drinks. Wifi is fast. Good location, easy to get everywhere. But on the second night there was a guy who snored like the roaring from hellhounds so I couldn't sleep at all....but i guess this may happen in every hostel.......

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Chiya666
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 27, 2013

I stayed for three nights. It's the best hostel I have ever stayed. The room is very clean. Great location.The staff are very nice. It became quiet after 11:30 PM. Will definitely stay in River City Inn next time.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Clairesy88
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 26, 2013

I was stay at RCI on March 2013 and now on this april i will be back to singapore and i will stay again in RCI. Recommended hostel in town, absolutely clean!!!.. The breakfast is so delicius i love the banana... thank you uncle jackie...

Room Tip: I prefer to choose B26 Bed. In the corner with more privacy...
See more room tips
  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Henricus_Panji
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 23, 2013

The hostel staff is just wonderful and professional. They give us a tour of the hostel, show us where everything is. The breakfast is better than any other hostels I have stayed. Hot, cold drinking water available all day makes it convenient. They respond very quickly at any request.
Don't get put off by the stairs up and the outside. It is clean but looks a bit beaten up. The inside is spotless and very safe. The shoes are left outside which is great. the bathrooms are large and very clean, with shampoo and soap and shelves....Nice showerhead too. I had an upper bunk and the mattress sinks a little bit in the middle.
It is a bit higher than the newer hostels that had just been opened with promotional rates but the good breakfast with chocolate and peanut butter and fruit makes up for it. The AC is turned off during the day and is not on until 10 pm which at that time is a bit hot to go to bed. But they turn it on earlier when we were hot. And the windows could be opened up to air out during the day to avoid the muggy smell. They have a nice communal area with AC on all day, for you to meet other travellers, and a classical guitar and many books. The place, on the overall, is excellent. By the way, it is located near a community center and park where you can take Tai chi or karaoke or yoga...

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank HaonTA
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 20, 2013

At first, the thought of staying at a hostel made me feel queasy, but my time at River City Inn quelled all my fears. I was tavelling alone, and it was my first time in Singapore, and at the end of every long day, it felt like I was coming home. the facilities are well-maintained, the staff helped me find my way around the city. All the reviews here are true - from cleanliness to hospitality. River City Inn deserves all the high marks they've received.

  • Stayed: April 2013
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank zaipickle
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 14, 2013

I stayed here for one night on a stopover, and have nothing but praise for this well-run hostel. It's easy to access via the MRT from Singapore airport. I arrived at around 11pm and asked for suggestions for somewhere to grab something to eat as I was hungry, and the wonderful lady working there insisted on making me some toast and a hot chocolate rather than me venture back out on the streets after my long flight. The hostel has a lovely central living area and is spotlessly clean. Will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Indokato
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Singapore hotels
Quarters Hostel
#48 of 240 in Singapore
284 reviews
Fisher BnB
#3 of 240 in Singapore
428 reviews
Kampong Glam
Five Stones Hostel
Five Stones Hostel
#26 of 240 in Singapore
507 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Joo Chiat
Betel Box Hostel
Betel Box Hostel
#24 of 240 in Singapore
250 reviews
Chinatown
Beds and Dreams Inn @ ChinaTown
Chinatown
Beary Best! by a Beary Good Hostel!
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to River City Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about River City Inn

Address: 33C Hongkong Street, Singapore 059672, Singapore
Location: Singapore > Singapore
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #36 of 240 Specialty Lodging in Singapore
Price Range: $21 - $127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — River City Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
River City Inn is a family-owned and operated hostel. As travellers ourselves, we know that affordability should never compromise hospitality. Everything you need to provide a comfortable stay are available: Free Wi-Fi, Clean Sheets, Good Breakfast, Air-Conditioning, and more!But at River City Inn, we aim to offer something more. After you have explored the winding streets of Singapore, experienced the different cultures, delighted your taste buds and worn your shoes under the sweltering heat, we want to welcome you back. We want to offer you a place to unwind, write your journal, talk to other travelers and share stories. We aim not only to provide a bed for the night, but a space for the exchange of ideas, inspirations, personal reflections and growth. Because that is what traveling is about.Terms & Conditions:• All rates are inclusive of taxes• Check in time: 2pm to 11pm. Please note that we DO NOT accept check-in after 11pm. Please respect our check in time after 2pm as we have to adhere to our cleaning schedule (12pm to 2pm) to upkeep the cleanliness of the hostel. Our reception operates from 7am to 11pm.• Check out time: 12pm• If you have an early flight, you may check in early(after 7am on the check in date)and use our facilities or you can leave your bags with us whilst you head out to explore the city.• Likewise, if you have a late flight or bus to catch on the day of your checkout, you may leave your bags with us at no additional cost.• To keep our prices low, we accept cash only for payment.• To upkeep the environment of a backpackers hostel, we do not accommodate children below the age of 5. Children aged between 5 and 11 years can be accommodated in private rooms only, and not in dormitories. Children aged 12 and over can be accommodated either in private rooms or in the dormitories.• Due to our limited capacity at our Inn, we do not accept Singaporeans/returning locals/PR/Foreigners holding work permits. Please contact us before booking whenever in doubt.• Please note that we are located on the 4th floor of a heritage shophouse without a lift.• To upkeep the cleanliness of the hostel, no footwear is allowed indoors (except in the toilets). Guest may wear socks if they are not comfortable barefooted.• We do not accept big groups above 8pax. Please contact us for clarification.•Please note that not all our rooms or dorms have windows. If you need to stay in a room with windows, please check with us before booking. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Travelocity, Orbitz, Hotels.com, Agoda, Booking.com and Ctrip TA so you can book your River City Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
River City Hotel Singapore
River City Inn Singapore

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing