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River City Inn
Ranked #31 of 231 Specialty Lodging in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“awesome place”
Reviewed January 22, 2014

clean, a bit hard to find but superb location. Close to pretty much everything and also close to the public transports BUT pretty quiet lol. Kind staffs, fast wifi why not going back? People might think there are too many beds in one room but each bed has own locker and a plug where u can recharge stuff. Universal adapter which converts electricity from different countries to the Singaporean one in each of the plugs reaaaallllyyy impressed me. I would go back for 100%!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 17, 2014 via mobile

Warmly welcomed on arrival by Cindy and the team even though I arrived out of hours. A small but homely hostel near to Clarke Quay station and near to the amazing Chinatown area. The hostel was clean and comfortable, with internet access and breakfast available whilst there were plenty of storage options. Very quiet in the evening and surrounded by numerous pubs and restaurants and also close to numerous transportation links. I would definitely recommend this hostel as a great place to stay in Singapore!

Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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Surabaya, Indonesia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 10, 2014

It was nice and clean hostel, I meet many new friends at there. This hostel provide 2 computers so you still can connect with your relatives. The location is near to the famous clark quay and central mall. For transportation, It is easy to reach it, you can go there by taxi, MRT and bus.
This hostel is near with Clark Quay MRT, just choose exit E.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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Moscow, Russia
2 reviews
Reviewed January 10, 2014

I was surprised about how silent in this hostel was at night, considering I've lived at 26-beds room. Free breakfast also great. Travelers also can use personal safe boxes - for free. Very friendly staff (they helped me with my leg injury, providing medications). Common dinner/kitchen room looks similar to the thematic 60s caffè, providing a friendly place to talk, use internet (2 or 3 computers +wifi), cook something.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 9, 2014 via mobile

Overall my friend and I were really pleased with this hostel. The staff were very friendly on arrival and gave a good tour around. It's very small, so good for meeting people if travelling alone. Everything is very clean and breakfast is served until 12 which is brilliant! Our only criticism of the place is that reception staff are not very informative, in most hostels we get a map and then some advice/tips about what to see and do etc.. but they didn't tell us anything at all and also didn't know the answers to our questions about the location of things. They were always friendly and tried to be helpful, but unfortunately lacking in knowledge of the area. However, I would still definitely recommend this hostel.

Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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rivercityinn, Manager at River City Inn, responded to this review, January 10, 2014
At River City Inn, we do offer complimentary maps at the reception 24hrs. Guest may ask our receptionist for maps and directions when in doubt and our staff will be more than happy to assist. The guest may have approached our cleaning staff who is not as knowledgeable as our receptionists.
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Reviewed January 8, 2014

Small, quaint hostel. Friendly staff and friendly travellers. Clean beds and so easy to meet other travellers, great when traveling alone!! Great location near metro, night life and Chinatown, highly recommended!! 5 star!

  • Stayed January 2014
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for a couple of nights en-route to Australia. My first experience of an overseas hostel. It was fairly small, but really comfortable and friendly. It was a great start to my trip.
I would definately recommend to anyone who wants to be close to all the attractions. Only downside is its on the fourth floor and there is no lift.

Stayed December 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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