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“A clean and comfortable night's sleep”
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Wink Hostel
Ranked #11 of 225 Specialty Lodging in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“A clean and comfortable night's sleep”
Reviewed April 22, 2014 via mobile

I stayed at Wink for two nights on a stopover to Sydney. The beds are clean and comfy with crisp white linen, I had a great night's sleep. It really nice to have your own space in your pod. The bathroom was also clean but quite hot (air con is only in rooms). Breakfast was toast, cereal and juices which was all I needed. The staff were friendly and helpful and answered all my questions and have me good directions. Wink hostel is a great base from which to explore Singapore, and I would definitely recommend it.

Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Alice S
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cb h, Owner at Wink Hostel, responded to this review, April 23, 2014
Hi Alischo,
Wow - it looks like we hosted you almost a year ago. Thanks for finding time, even after all this while, to pen your stay experience at Wink! Quite a few compliments you shared - thanks!

Please come back and get re-acquainted with Wink. Hope to see you soon!
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Quezon City, Philippines
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed April 22, 2014

This place is clean and very near the MRT station.
As it is a backpackers hotel, privacy will be very limited but surely all your stuff will be safe.
Me and my friend stayed in the mixed dorm- we were the only girls but we didn't have a problem.

No problem with the showers. Breakfast is provided, fridge is available. It's like living in an apartment with friendly strangers :) However, as with most things in Singapore this is kinda pricey specially knowing that there are similar hostels offering the same things but are definitely cheaper.

Anyway I slept really well. Mightve even snored :]

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank Madamnica
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Bendigo, Australia
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Reviewed April 21, 2014

Arrived after a long day at Universal Studios to be greeted by a very friendly,cheerful & helpful staff member. We were able to get a park just outside but had no idea about the payment system. Staff member informed us we needed to get parking tickets from 7 eleven store or supermarket at big shopping centre only 1 street away. After getting them he then helped us to push out the relevant info on tickets. We had a whole 6 berth room to ourselves as there were 6 of us ranging in ages from 9 to over 60 all who enjoyed the experience. Clean rooms ,air conditioned,free wifi ,clean bathrooms & a simple,basic breakfast. Easy walk to China Town for food & market. Great location & very family friendly.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Thank sutcliffe05
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cb h, Owner at Wink Hostel, responded to this review, April 23, 2014
Hi sutcliffe05,
Delighted your group of varied ages enjoyed the experience of hostelling Wink-style for the first time! We remember your willingness and game-spirit to try us out, and look forward to hosting you when you try out our dedicated 7-pods, 8-pods and 10-pods rooms as well.

Not get many guests arrive by car and we are pleased it worked out for you. We should have highlighted before your arrival that parking right in front of the premises is very convenient and decently priced (relative to Singapore high prices). Parking after 10 pm is free for the night in the street right before us. Being just outside the main streets of Chinatown also provide drivers a much (much much) better chance of securing a spot. Learning from your stay, we are thinking of stocking parking coupons at the Front Desk to facilitate driving guests like you.

Again thanks for your stay and kind words. Hope to host you and family and friends again soon!
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Reviewed April 14, 2014

Clean, user friendly with nice staff. Comfortable beds in dorms - separated by walls, so one have a bit of privacy. You may leave your luggage for the whole day and use the bathroom facilities after collecting your stuff. Close to MRT.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
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cb h, Owner at Wink Hostel, responded to this review, April 15, 2014
Hi MonikaJ3,
Great we had a chance to have you spend some time at Wink. Thanks!

We also appreciate your straightforward and succinct pointers. We don't advertise it - but yes - guests are more than welcomed to use our facilities after check-out if they have a late flight to catch. A shower before a long flight, especially given the humidity here, must be supported!

Safe travels and hope to see you soon.
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed April 14, 2014

This is my first time staying at Wink Hostel and it was a pleasant experience for me. What I really like about this hostel is the location. Located in Chinatown and only 5 minutes of walk to MRT. The service also good, I checked in very late around 10 PM, but the girl still smiles taking care of me.

I like the fact that this hostel use key card security. It means that this hostel seriously think about the security of the guests. I feel really safe staying here.

There is 1 minus point though, the toilet needs jet washer for people that doesn't get used to with tissues. Maybe you can consider to installing it. Other than that, no other minus point.

I can't wait to go back and stay here again!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
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Thank afadzari
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Jakarta
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69 reviews
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Reviewed April 13, 2014

I visited Wink a few years back and when I returned again this past weekend, I am still happy with their service. Everything is still clean and bathroom too. Good location and good price. Will return again when I visit Singapore. Can't go wrong.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
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Thank blueplanettraveler
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cb h, Owner at Wink Hostel, responded to this review, April 14, 2014
Hi blueplanettraveler,
Welcome back! Again thanks for giving us a chance to host you, and further commenting on your stay!

Returning guests are the best and we have been very fortunate to host many, now friends, adding tremendous color to Wink, and spicing conversations for other travellers. There is the NGO-er who keeps his regular items stored, the 2 Phd candidates who take their breaks in Singapore before heading back to the field in the region, the traditional opera-research writer who gifted us with her wonderful book, the Swing Dancer with his regional workshops, the students who visit monthly for their course work in Singapore schools, social enterprise folks who stock up supplies in Singapore, the father who visits his daughter every 2 months, the several MBS casino-regulars.... So much so that some of these folks have proposed, and we have implemented (!), a Friends of Wink initiative (akin to a loyalty program).

Perhaps blueplanettraveler you can join the program? We hope you'd re-visit soon and keep us on our toes. Again many thanks!
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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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Reviewed April 10, 2014

overall, I think wink hostel is really a good choice for you who wants to travel to Singapore with a budget. we chose a double-pod, which was 90 Singapore dollars. I love the lighting there, very romantic and special. I prefer a totally dark environment when I am sleeping, and wink hostel offered me this. Unlike other hostels or dorms, we could on the light of our pod in the early morning, without disturbing other travelers who were still sleeping.

The staffs are nice, but I think it could still be improved. For example, in the morning, we had no idea where the jams and utensils, it is quite awkward when we "searched" for the items while other people are eating. I think the staff can show us the location of the utensils and jams and bread instead of just showing us "Here is our kitchen".

although a hair-dryer is provided in the women washroom, but I had to press really hard on the hairdryer for it to function. It was very tiring as my hair is long and thick. I tried to borrow a hairdryer from the counter to use it in the washroom, but there is no socket in the washroom.

otherwise, wink hostel is really a good one, because it is very very near to the Chinatown Mrt Station which is 1 station away to enjoy the night view of Clark Quay and 2 stations away to Sentosa, Besides, Wink hostel also provide travelling books and notebook for guests to surf internet, for free.

Not to forget that, the most important thing, the staffs here are always available to help you, 24 hours, with their great and lovely smile!

Room Tip: choose the pod which is not the one people see right after they open the room door.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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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 #11 of 225 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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