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The Green Kiwi Backpacker Hostel
Ranked #35 of 223 Specialty Lodging in Singapore
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Copenhagen, Denmark
2 reviews
“I recommend this hostel anytime!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2011

I have stayed at Green Kiwi Hostel during my first couple of weeks in Singapore, which turned out to be a very good choice. I met a lot of different lovely people, who were all about having a nice time - especially on the rooftop during nights, but also easy-going during the day. The staff even take their time to learn everybody's name from day one, which I appreciated a lot - it felt like being at home!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2011

Singapore is expensive so don't expect to go cheap and find suitable places. We decided to stay in a dorm for the price and opted for the Green Kiwi. Our dorm had ten bunks in double deck style. The beds were clean and comfortable (no sleeping back required), however the rooms were somehow small for the amount of beds. Each place has its own reading light. The AC was pretty low so you need to get inside the blankets. There is a nice terrace to chill and browse the internet plus additional computers by the reception. Breakfast is included and I personally found it very good and healthy - local fruits, juice and toasts, which they prepare for you upon request. There are no lockers in the rooms which is a negative point, but there are lockers outside by the reception that are rented for a certain amount per day. The Green Kiwi is somehow far away from the center but there is an MRT station 5 to 10 minutes away that connects everywhere. Furthermore, Little India is 10 minutes away by foot. Overall, a good experience. A negative point was our roommates. Since this an affordable place, there are many people from Philippines, India and other neighbouring countries staying here (apart from the typical backpackers) with the intention of applying for jobs in Singapore. They are cool however, they stay until late in the night browsing for jobs and applying and they are always in the room. I wish them luck, however, it is difficult to sleep when they keep their lights on while on their computers until early hours of the morning.

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2011

Stayed here for 2 days in the 10 bed mixed dorm (16 SGD/night). It is a new place (3 months old), all rooms and common areas are kept very clean. Staff was really friendly and gave us a 'tour' and some information when we arrived. Great breakfast with tea/coffee, toast and fruit, available - as the staff says - from 8 am till the last person awakes. Bathroom was nice with great and spacious showers. Free, unlimited WiFi and 3 big screen desktops. They also offer cheap drinks. Good security, door at the front and to the roof terrace (!) need a code combination and dorm rooms close automatically. You can also rent a locker for $1 (small) or $2 (large) a day.

Unfortunately, we disliked some things about the beds. Although the mattress was comfortable, the pillow was kinda flat and since the bunk beds are composed of thin wood, they move/shake every time one of the two persons rolls over in their sleep. Maybe the bed construction can be reinforced.

Overall a neat and clean place that is great value for money.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
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Singapore, Singapore
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2011

3-day there, value for $. Good breakfast, very nice presented, with fruits portion.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled solo
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2011

I had stayed in The Green Kiwi Hostel for about 20 days in May/11. There are others who have stayed there for long. To begin with the owner of this Hostel iis friendly and customer service oriented man. Not only it looks he has invested considerably in renovating this place but also is making more changes everyday. Despie being a foreigner, it seems he knows well Singapore and so he is the best person in this Hostel to consult if you need assistance where to go. The next point is the cleaness of the Hostel. It is very clean (may be because it is new) and they take immediate action if something goes wrong. The beds, the matressess, the pilows, ... not only comfortable but also are kept clean. The shower is also worth mentioning. Not only it is wider but also warmer and makes you feel ;;; And lastly, the breakfast. It may not fill your hungry stomachs but is really nice - the coffee, the tea, the toast, the fruits - I miss them all. Guys, I am heading back tomorrow, actually to marry my soul-mate at this Hostel's roof-top. Welcome and join us! There will be plenty of food and drinks on 10/06/11. See u there!!! Fred

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled solo
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Sydney
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2011

Had very high expectations given the reviews - was deciding between this and the Prince of Wales. we booked a DOUBLE room - we got bunk beds - the room was ridiculously small - could by even out your arms out. I think they need to make it clear that a double room has bunk beds. It is not very conveniently located compared to other Backpackeras. We ended up only staying 1 night - went to Prince of Wales which was cheaper and much better - queen bed much bigger room, with a tv and dvds!!! And a better location - right in the heart of little India. I know The Green Kiwi is new but they are way too overpriced for what they offer - Prince of Wales was much better and cheaper!!!

  • Stayed May 2011
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2011

First time I wasn't sure about this hostel because their website didn't have phone number and photos of the hostel. But when me & friends got there, we were surprised by the clean, green & modern interior. We were so excited to stay there. Buuut, unfortunately there was a system error, and my booking didn't go to the hostel's management. Luckily they were kind enough to help me and friends finding another hostel. Tips: don't book this hotel from their official website. Go to hostel.com or partners. Hope they will fix the system soon and have a stay there next time :)

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: The Green Kiwi Backpacker Hostel
Address: 280A Lavender Street, Singapore 338800, Singapore
Location: Singapore > Singapore
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #35 of 223 Specialty Lodging in Singapore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — The Green Kiwi Backpacker Hostel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
If you are looking for a small, relaxed & friendly place to stay in Singapore, in the central city area convenient to public transport and getting around, this is it! We are a small laid back place to stay where you'll some meet great people and get some sleep! ... more   less 
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