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“OK but..if you are over 50” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Wink Hostel
Certificate of Excellence
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“OK but..if you are over 50”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2013

The hostel is definitely up to Australian standard in term of cleanliness and it has a good internet connection. However, the toilets and shower room is upstairs quite far from the room. The biggest issue for me was that I suspect that they put me in the "snorer room", it looks like they put all the westerners in the same room so you can expect late checking in for instance an old European creepy snorers who was quite unbearable due to the amplified acoustic of the pods. This is not a place where you meet young travellers. It looks like a lot of workers stay in the place.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank SuperEd2013
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cb h, Owner at Wink Hostel, responded to this review, December 10, 2013
Hi,
Sorry your stay did not work out. We are puzzled by your review and are trying hard to locate you in our data base - can you write in to aid us in understanding your points? We can't seem to locate you in our bookings, notwithstanding we should find you as we very rarely accept local Singaporean guests.

Our policy is strictly not to discriminate and we do not put "westerners in the same room". Part of the fun staying in a hostel is cross-regional interactions and we often deliberately mix guests to liven up their stays! We are also a little confused with your perhaps contradictory complaint about a room with "westerners" but also that it had "a lot of workers".

Hope to hear from you to better help us address your points. Thanks for your comments.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2013

It was a great experience. I have always stayed at a hotel with not having to share a bathroom or anything else. I would definitely stay at this hostel again. It was clean, quiet, and friendly. The fact they give you a simple breakfast was great too. If you want eggs and sausage and bacon then don't expect it. It was a great place to stay. Close to the MRT. You do have to pay to rent a towel. But it's worth it. I have never stayed at a hostel or dormitory style place before this trip and is I were to travel again I would do it again. It was also close to a lot of restuarants and some bars.

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Pangac
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Manila, Manila, Philippines
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2013

A bit pricey for a hostel but its worth it. The room i stayed in-- cool pod design, clean and comfy. Clean bathroom, friendly staff, free and fast internet, near shopping area and MRT station is just minutes away. Great place to stay for a solo backpacker. Would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Roch888
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Singapore, Singapore
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2013

This is a wonderful Hostel it is very roomy and you have space. Great for travelers and great location in Chinatown. I will use again the Staff was very nice and accommodating. I have looked at others just from the outside and its very clean thanks again and I will use them soon Thanks again :)

Room Tip: The beds are ok size I bumped my elbow a few times. They can get hot towards your head but other th...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank David H
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Philippines
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2013

I was a first-time visitor to Singapore and I am lucky to have chosen to stay at Wink. It is clean, in Chinatown, near MRT. Because it is a bit more expensive than other hostels is an advantage because you get the better roommates :-). My roomies were well-behaved and polite. The smartcard door key and locker and beautiful sitting area were great features.

Our room was clean, carpeted, smells great, linen were of great quality.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank CatM300150
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2013

I've stayed in a few hostels in Singapore, and Wink is one of the best so far. For the rate they charge, the place is sufficient; clean, easy to find, convenient location (just round the corner from the MRT stop), and the reception folks are friendly and helpful. If you're a single traveler, it's well worth the SGD50 per night. I would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: If you suffer from slight bouts of claustrophobia, ask for the top bunks as they are a little more s...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank P B
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Hong Kong, China
Level Contributor
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2013

The hostel is very neat and the bed is definitely comfortable. I have a great sleep during my stay. But since it's a shared room, sometimes there's some noise caused by roommates may make you awake. However, a hostel supposed to be like that. But do suggest to add a curtain for each capsule to offer a little privacy. :) The staffs are all very nice and helpful. Plus there's free breakfast and wi-fi provided. Overall, I have a good experience :D

Room Tip: Staff can help to print a map to the location you wanna go. :)
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank CHL_Jac
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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 #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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