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“The best hostel I've ever stayed”
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Wink Hostel
Ranked #12 of 231 Specialty Lodging in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Beijing
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“The best hostel I've ever stayed”
Reviewed March 27, 2013

I was attracted by the double pod at the first place, but I did not set a high expectation for everything that I've have experienced there. However, the overall experience was way beyond my expectation.

The location is great, such 3 mins walk to the China Town MRT, and is sounded by bunch of restaurants (mainly serve Chinese food).

It's super clean!!!! White color is its basic tone, which looks bad pretty easily if anything gets dirty, but Wink is so clean, from the pod to the bathroom. It has a shared bath there, but trust me, it exceeds most of the hostels.

The pod is sturdy and comfortable. I stayed in Singapore for 5 nights, including some luxury brand, but I have the nicest sleep in Wink. The size of the double pod fits two persons well.

I’ll definitely come back if I’ve got the chance to visit Singapore again!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
1 review
Reviewed March 27, 2013

In contrast to the hotels in Singapore, hostels are better choices for travelers, especially for solo backpackers with little money. The price per night of the Wink Hostel is between the cheapest hostels and standard hotels. The location, the service, the equipment, and the neatness of the Wink Hostel are still worth the price although this hostel is not cheap enough for those who want to save money during a trip. If I have chance to visit Singapore again, I will choose this hostel again if I travel alone.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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Tainan, T'ai-wan, Taiwan
1 review
Reviewed March 27, 2013

Wink Hostel is well maintained in over all. The staff service and attitude is excellent. The location is very convenient. I would definitely come back to stay next time in Singapore. And also recommend it to all my friends.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Paris, France
Level 6 Contributor
133 reviews
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Reviewed March 26, 2013

Unlike nearby KL, hotels are very expensive in Singapore. The Wink provides excellent value for money : it is very clean, cosy, and the staff are adorable (thanks to Cheryl for finding a pod for me at 1 am while I was stranded at Changi !).
And if you fancy a delicious chicken rice, Maxwell Food Court is just a short stroll away.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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Island of Malta, Malta
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed March 25, 2013

This was our first time in staying at in a hostel and booked after reading the reviews we stayed in a room with 4 double beds for 2 nights and loved it amazing and very comfortable pod beds we felt like we was in our own room even though we was sharing with 3 other couples great location train station just around the corner very friendly helpful staff clean bathrooms my only complaint was we didnt have time to stay longer but would definately be booking this great hostel on my next trip to singapore thank you for a great stay x

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bangkok, Thailand
1 review
Reviewed March 23, 2013

best location+best bedroom+best bathroom = best hostel
if i have change i will be back for sure
thank you for wonderful 3 night at singapore
i love your best service.you guy are so nice


i think you should add chocolate(nutella) in breakfast

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Gold Coast
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Reviewed March 22, 2013

Very clean, safe and 'hip'. Staff are lovely, toilets and showers are in good supply and clean. Good storage space under bunks and very private. Electronic entrance with swipe card. Loved it. Good location 5 minute walk to clarke quay and 'central' shops.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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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 #12 of 231 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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