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Wink Hostel
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“Wonderful, Great location, super clean and wink wink service :)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2011

We stayed at Wink hostel for 5 nights and had a very nice experience. This is the first hostel for us. The location is very strategic, easy to reach everywhere by MRT and buses. Only 2 minutes walk from Wink to MRT station and bus stop.

Breakfast provided until 11 am :) toast, cereal, milk also tea and coffee. Kitchen is a very good place to get tips for travelling around Singapore.

Staff is very friendly and helpful, including Mr.Owner, they try to make our (and of course, all guests) stay hassle free. Suggestions and recommendations are really great and helpful.

The bed is comfortable, clean and private. Air con works very well and locker is big enough to keep all stuff and you don't need to bring your own pad lock.

We never stay in a hostel before, but when we stay at Wink hostel, the privacy is what we concern but the pod bed make us comfortable to share the bedroom with other people. The double pod is comfortable and roomy.

  • Stayed October 2011
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cb h, Owner at Wink Hostel, responded to this review, November 13, 2011
Glad your first "hostelling" experience turned out well! Thanks for choosing Wink to try this out.

Appreciate your kind feedback - look forward to having the group of you again!
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london
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67 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2011

Haven't stayed in a hostel for quite a few years, but totally impressed with this gem in the heart of china town. Spotlessly clean, great free wifi and some computers, free breakfast, laundry room with iron, rooms with 6/10 beds which are like little cubicles with fresh white linens comfy pillows and individual plug socket and two small lights. Large storage locked by smart card under bed. Many showers again in the a spotless bathroom.
Didn't think hostels could be this good. $40 Singapore, about 20 pounds.30$US.
The staff are very friendly, super knowledgable especially Sheryl. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2011

Having looked at quite a few hostels in Singapore we decided to choose Wink as it was very good re security and also looked awesome and it didn't disappoint!

Check in was great, Cheryl at reception couldn't have been more helpful showing us a map when we arrived and suggesting places to go and how to get there etc...All the staff were great tho! (Especially when we thought our flight had been cancelled due to Qantas strike, were ringing and checking internet constantly for us).

Bathrooms and kitchen always spotlessly clean, and free breakfast was an added bonus! Free cereal, toast, spreads, tea/coffee and juice - what more could you want from a hostel?! Pod beds were great! And they offer double pods which is great if you want to stay with a partner or just want more space for yourself! Really quiet at night, never heard anyone coming back in! And the neon lights really add to the modern effect this hostel is trying to create!

Location was fab, literally a 2 minute walk from Chinatown station and with the gorgeous Clarke Quay a mere 5 minute walk away!

Overall fab stay at Wink and would 100% return if we are lucky enough to visit SIngapore again!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank SJBeer
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cb h, Owner at Wink Hostel, responded to this review, November 6, 2011
Glad you made it out of Singapore notwithstanding the Qantas confusion .... Whew! Pse come again!
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Medellin, Colombia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2011

Cheryl at Wink Hostel is the BEST! Her newest hostel is what all hostel should try and be, moder, clean, fast WiFi and friendly service. I wish I could find more hostels like this around the world when traveling!!!

Best part of the rooms. I didn't think I would like pod style sleeping but I found it to be awesome and it's more private but open at the same time (weird to say but you'll know what I mean if you stay there).

Security is the best I have ever had at any hostel. I carry a lot of camera gear and a MacPro computer when traveling and I LOVED that they took this serious when building the place. I never have any issues thinking about my stuff when out and about. Best part, when you walk into the dorm rooms, your pod will light up bc of your key card. No stumbling into the wrong bunk late at night! lol

Bottom line if you don't want to spend $100 per-night for a hotel room but don't want to stay in a dive hostel either, then this hostel is perfect.

Room Tip: If your female they have an all Female Dorm Room, that is set up just for ladies. I didn't stay...
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
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Thank Troy_FOGG_Odyssey
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cb h, Owner at Wink Hostel, responded to this review, November 2, 2011
Thanks for noticing and encouraging us on the features we try hard to incorporate for guests at Wink! Its heartening to get reinforcements like yours.
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2011

We spent some time looking at different places to stay in Singapore and after much deliberation decided to go with Wink on the strength of some good reviews and the offer of a double bed in a dorm...we certainly made the right choice.

For any travelling couple the double pods are perfect. We were in a top bunk pod and it was as close to having your own room as being in a dorm could ever be. They are roomy, super comfortable and sound proof - myself and my girlfriend had 4 great nights sleep in there.

Aside from the pods the hostel is top notch. Spotlessly clean, free laptops (and wifi) throughout, no expense spared on security, fantastic showers and bathrooms, comfortable communal areas,free tea and coffee all day...i could go on.

Whats more the staff are as helpful as you could wish for. They assisted with everything from travel to tourist destinations to finding the nearest post office. They even let me print off my airline tickets and visa's free of charge.

I cannot find fault...worth every penny and then some.

Room Tip: If you're not likely to get up in the night I would go for the top bunk for that extra bit of pr...
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank doedeer
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cb h, Owner at Wink Hostel, responded to this review, November 2, 2011
Thanks guys for taking time to write! Great to have you both with us.

Happy journeys and hope to see you again!
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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2011

The Wink-Hostel is the best Hostel i have ever been in!

Stylish, clean, good concept, perfect location, relaxed, nice staff, feel-good-athmosphere.

I really loved it!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
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Thank Ckonny K
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Denpasar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2011

Recently stayed in the hostel for 4 nights. Brand new, great facilities. Extremely helpful staff. I have never stayed in a hostel before and I think this one will be hard to beat! I like the fact that you can help yourself to tea and coffee and all day breakfast (however, i feel people may take advantage of this, so Im not sure how long that will last!). The owner and the wonderful cheryl really went out of their way to make sure we had a comfortable stay. Cheryl is very helpful in recommending places to see and go to, i have been to Singapore many times, but I managed to find new places to visit. Check out the Chinese Tooth relic temple just down the road! The hostel is situated in a really good location with MRT very close by. I slept so well in the 'Pod'. I will definitely return.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Bali64
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cb h, Owner at Wink Hostel, responded to this review, October 21, 2011
The pair of you were great guests, ever ready with a smile. We definitely look forward to having you again! Appreciate that you took time to share your experiences at Wink.
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Additional Information about Wink Hostel

Property: Wink Hostel
Address: 8A Mosque Street, Singapore 059488, Singapore
Location: Singapore > Singapore > Chinatown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 227 Specialty Lodging in Singapore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Wink Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Housed in a historic shophouse that's nestled in the cultural heart of Singapore, Wink is a premium Pod hostel that offers travellers private sleeping sanctums that are inviting and decked in plush designer finishing. Want to indulge in a little luxury while on a budget? Looking to meet new friends while mixing it up with fellow travellers in a friendly environment? Then Wink is perfect for you! Our secure tap card system grants access to spacious dorms that are air-conditioned, fully carpeted and furnished with cushy couches, perfect for kicking back and just chilling with pals. Ladies dormitories are available and come complete with vanity counters. All dorms have Wi-Fi access. You will find our custom pods come in unique designs with plentiful headroom and side-allowances, presenting you with a comfortable and individualised space that caters to your needs. Every pod is fitted with ambient backlight, sound resistant walls, a cushy backrest, reading LED light, power socket and smartcard access locker located right at the foot. A 6 inch orthopaedic mattress draped in lush soft linen and accompanied by a sumptuous duvet rounds out the experience. Breakfast is served daily in our guest kitchenette that comes fully equipped with cooking hob, microwave oven, grill and refrigerator. Other facilities include showers & toilets, a relaxing café lounge, internet stations, laundry & ironing and 24 hour reception. Centrally located in bustling Chinatown, Wink is mere minutes away from numerous must-see heritage and cultural attractions. Nearby Clarke Quay and the bohemian Club Street also serves up an exciting array of nightlife and dining destinations. With Chinatown's Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station and several bus-stops a short walk away, you will find Wink the perfect location from which to start exploring Singapore. ... more   less 
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