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Five Stones Hostel
Ranked #35 of 248 Specialty Lodging in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 1, 2013

Two or three minor irritants. The washing/drying machines take hours, literally. The excellent breakfasts are a crowded, chaotic room full. Whispering, giggling chatting young girls in a dorm are a natural hazard. But the beds are comfortable, showers hot, staff terrific, helpful, friendly, efficient. They even have stamps for your post cards. Location isn't right on Clarke Quay but is walking distance to it, to Chinatown & the main Bay where he lion spouts. You won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed: December 2012
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FiveStonesHostel, Owner at Five Stones Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2013

Hi, thanks for taking the time to post a review of Five Stones Hostel. Your comments on our staff are very much appreciated, they are just great and are the topic of our most positive reviews. I will look into how we can reduce the time that guest spend on washing/drying. The use of these machines is free but we hear you that something may be able to be done to speed up the process.

Once again, thanks for your review and I hope you have a great 2013!

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Reviewed December 16, 2012

We are a couple in our 50's who stayed at Five Stones for 2 nights on our way home from Australia. We stayed in a double room, which was very clean and comfortable, and although compact, there was plenty of room for us. We were amazed that it also included a DVD player, with free access to lots of DVD's. The shared toilets and showers were always really clean, and presented no problem to us.
The free serve yourself Breakfast was great - a choice of cereals, toast with marmalade, jam or spreads and unlimited Tea or coffee and the opportunity to meet some lovely fellow travellers from all corners of the world. The free wifi was brilliant, and there is a really relaxing lounge area too.
The very best part of the Hostel was how helpful and friendly the reception staff were. They could not have been kinder, and even allowed us to leave our luggage after checkout.
This was one of the most enjoyable places that we stayed in our whole trip, and the value for money in such a great location in Singapore, was amazing.

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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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FiveStonesHostel, Owner at Five Stones Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded December 18, 2012

Hi, Hopefully by now you are safely home in England and maybe missing Singapore's warm weather :) We really appreciate your taking the time to pen such a nice review. We think our formula is simple, great location, great facilities and staff who enjoy working together and who enjoy looking after our guests from all over the World. Your review helps to show us that the formula is working. We would love to look after you again in the future if you are out our way. From all the staff at Five Stones, have a great Christmas!

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Reviewed December 16, 2012

We are a Group of Friends who enjoy traveling together. Five Stones Hostel has so far the most memorable one because of the great service they provide and the many extra things that they do that make them sparkle. This is the first Hostel that have allowed us to use their facilities and service even after we checked out. The check out time is at 12 noon but we are allowed to use the laundry service, shower facilities, and hung out around the lounge to watch the DVDs while we were waiting to catch our night flight -- and they are all for free!!! That's amazing how they could understand how to make travellers like us feel like home! Highly recommended this place, and we will be back ;) Thanks Five Stones Hostel! You rock!

  • Stayed: November 2012
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Thank NYBF
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FiveStonesHostel, Owner at Five Stones Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded December 18, 2012

Thanks for your great review!!! Your review captures very well what we set out to do, simply to provide our guests with an environment that makes them feel "at home". No hassle and no rush. Our guest don't stop being our guests just because they have checked out. - many have a long wait for their flights and we are very happy if they spend time chilling at fivestones hostel. Again, thanks for staying with us and thanks for your kind review. Come back soon ok!

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Reviewed December 11, 2012

I've been traveling Southeast Asia for the past 4 weeks and Five Stones has been, by far, the BEST hostel I've stayed at. It's in a great location and easy access to the MRT so you can get anywhere in Singapore. The staff are incredibly friendly and always happy to offer some advice on where to go/what to do. Rooms are simple, but clean with comfy mattresses, blankets and pillows (the important things, right?!). Lockers with lock, but felt very safe and secure during my 4night stay. No curfew, but do have quiet hours from 11pm-8am and people respect it so people who want to sleep can sleep, people who want to party can still go and party! Only ish I had was with breakfast since I tend to go with protein in the morning, but breakfast is either toast or cereal (but that's being picky). I would DEFINITELY stay here again when coming back to Singapore! Thanks Five Stones!

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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FiveStonesHostel, Owner at Five Stones Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2012

Caroline thanks for taking the time to post a review of Five Stones Hostel. Every day we work at being Singapore's best and friendliest, it is fantastic when we get notes such as yours from our guests that tell us we are doing well. It is especially nice that you mentioned our staff, they truely are the secret to our success. If you are back in Singapore we would love to host you again.

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Reviewed November 8, 2012

Love this hostel very much, great location, good facility and the breakfast with dining table also sofa make me want to stay there all day.

Thank a lot for all the staff there, you guy so great.

Kristi & Meity ( Jakarta )

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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FiveStonesHostel, Owner at Five Stones Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded November 11, 2012

Salamat Pagi! Thanks for your great review, and the mention of our staff. We agree, we have a nice location and we strive to create an environment that ensures that comfort of our guests. Come back to see us again soon!

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Reviewed October 31, 2012 via mobile

Stayed here while back in Singapore. Chose it for location, wanted to be close to everything. Checking in was a pleasant surprise, staff friendly and helpful, answered all questions with a genuine smile. Rooms very clean and decorated with bright themes of Singapore. Will be returning to Singapore soon and will staying here.

  • Stayed: October 2012
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FiveStonesHostel, Owner at Five Stones Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2012

Indoone,

Thank you for staying and for the review. It is great that our staff made an impression on you. We try very hard to be Singapore's best and friendliest hostel. The team will be happy to hear that you appreciate their hard work.

Looking forward to hosting you again in the future.

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Reviewed October 25, 2012

Five Stones is every bit as good as the reviews say. Very well located in Central Singapore, near enough to walk to MRT station, Chinatown, Boat and Clarke Quay and Esplanade. You don't want to walk TOO far in the heat of the day. If you want to spend time at the Flyer, Marina Bay or Gardens by the Bay, staying at Five Stones does necessitate changing lines on the MRT 2 or 3 times to get there. We stayed at the hostel as a couple as a cheaper alternative to a hotel so that we could stay centrally. We stayed in the cheaper of the 2 private rooms for 3 nights, which has no window and is opposite the shower room. The 1st night we had a great nights sleep. OK you can here the bass beat in the background from a nearby club (even on a Sunday) but we weren't kept awake at all. There are notices asking for quiet after 11 pm and for the shower room door to be closed at all times. On our 2nd night however we were kept awake by inconsiderate guests. There are tables right outside the room and people were talking noisely on Skype, for example, outside the rooms at midnight - so they didn't disturb the people in the Lounge! Loud laughing etc also coming though the walls from the Dorm rooms during the night. They do seem to book parties of people, as we saw groups of around 8 people who seemed to be all arriving together to check in. Shower room door was always left open so we heard noise from showers in morning. The hostel is surrounded by clubs so I guess you can expect people who are party animals staying here. The hostel does provide free earplugs on the counter. Depending on how considerate your other guests are you may need them. The room was small, but actually a bit bigger than I expected. Room for 2 cases on floor and hooks to hang towels and clothes on back of door. All very clean and bed extremely comfortable. Lounge area very pleasant and breakfast of toast and cereal very welcome. We did enjoy our stay very much - just a shame about one noisy night. I assume there are no staff there at night to take care of noise levels.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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FiveStonesHostel, Owner at Five Stones Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2012

Thanks for your review, it is great that overall you enjoyed your stay "very much". Singapore is a busy place and our hostel is located in the centre of town, fantastic for exploring but some guests may not appreciate the small amount of background noise that comes with the central location. 99% of our guests get on well and noise inside the hostel is seldom an issue, following your review we will reenforce the need to minimize noise at night to our guests during our check in process.

Really appreciate your review.

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Address: 285 Beach Road Five Stones Hostel At Beach Road | 8 minutes from Bugis MRT, Singapore 199550, Singapore
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Location: Singapore > Singapore > Kampong Glam
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #35 of 248 Specialty Lodging in Singapore
Price Range: $19 - $78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Five Stones Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Singapore's best and friendliest hostel! With each of our rooms featuring interesting designs, Five Stones Hostel gives Singapore cultural elements a refreshing new lease of life. Quirky designs and decor characterize our spanking new boutique hostel. Boasting one of the best beds among Singapore hostels (8 inch orthopaedic spring mattresses, no less) and conveniently located within 10mins walking distance to the majority of Singapore's key tourist attractions, it's the latest addition to the plethora of high quality budget accommodation in Singapore which blurs the line between hostel and hotel. ... more   less 
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