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“Great experience for Singapore”
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River City Inn
Ranked #31 of 231 Specialty Lodging in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Great experience for Singapore”
Reviewed October 20, 2013

Having not being used to the backpacker lifestyle. It was good to experience this and we met some amazing talented people from different countries of which I am sure we will know for the rest of our lives.

The place is small and really welcoming, assuming that River City Inn is family owned and operated as they were always there. Had many laughs, this place is clean, tidy and they pride themselves with culture. Perhaps next time I will stay in a Hotel because that is what I am used to but we decided to be spontaneous and try out the backpacker lifestyle but I strongly say that I would do it again in a heart beat.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Lubeck, Germany
2 reviews
Reviewed October 12, 2013

River city Inn is well located, not far from metro station Clarke quay.
The stuff is cool, very helpful and polite.
Breakfast was okay, there was always hot and cold drinking water.
I can really recommend the hostel.

Room Tip: We were in the female dorm. It was quiet and safe!
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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village life
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37 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed October 10, 2013 via mobile

Lovely friendly welcome. Place spotlessly clean. Breakfast was adequate - not what I normally go for but if bread, peanut butter, jam, chocolate spread and bananas are you thing then you'll live it here even more than me. Beds are so comfy and even though they're bunks the quality is so good that you don't really notice the movement of the top bunker. Each bunk has it's own light and plug so you can charge your electrical items. Free wi-fi a massive bonus, plus two computers. Air conditioning in the rooms from 2100-0900 makes for a pleasant sleeping environment. Good sized lockers too. The request for quiet from 2300 is adhered to and welcomed after long days out and about. Overall would highly recommend. Travelled with another female friend but would feel safe there on my own. Brilliant location to get everywhere - MRT a few couple of minutes stroll. Would stay here again !!!

  • Stayed October 2013
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Winterthur, Switzerland
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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Reviewed October 9, 2013

The hostel is located very well, Marina Bay, Chinatown, Boat Quay, Clarke Quay are all very close and within walking distance.
Jackie welcomes everybody very warm and the hostel is very clean. It is a small hostel, but with a very warm atmosphere and you will meet a lot of nice fellow travellers.
I would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2 reviews
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Reviewed October 2, 2013

Clean environment, quiet at night, good location (near to MRT station and Chinatown) and affordable price...
Helpful front desk who give clear directions and recommendation for food and travel spots...
Really nice experience to stay with River City Inn... Highly recommended to all travelers! =D

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Hong Kong, China
1 review
Reviewed October 1, 2013

Very good location, easy to reach and convenient to go to different places. It is a very clean place, the living room is very nice. Bedrooms are very quiet and clean, beds are soft and comfortable and don't make too much noises. You can sleep very well at night. Wifi is good, breakfast is simple but good. Toilets and shower rooms are nice and clean.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
Reviewed September 29, 2013

I remember my stay at this hostel 2 years ago whilst on my travels - it was great, helpful and clean so when I decided to go to Singapore again, I booked with River City Inn. It's a lovely cosy little place with all the nice amenities a traveler wants: hot showers, clean toilets, toilet paper, free unlimited chilled drinking water, your own plug points and a comfy clean bed- a luxury especially if you've been travelling for a while staying at very basic accomodation. The price is a little higher than if you were on very basic budget but it's well worth the extra few dollars and good value for money.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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Property: River City Inn
Address: 33C Hongkong Street, Singapore 059672, Singapore
Location: Singapore > Singapore
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #31 of 231 Specialty Lodging in Singapore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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 
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