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Metropolitan YMCA Singapore
Ranked #49 of 248 Specialty Lodging in Singapore
Reviewed September 21, 2012

For the price, you are getting good value. Clean rooms. Decent breakfast. Good location. Helpful staff. Excellent WiFi speed. But beware if you are a light sleeper. Sounds travel and the rooms are very close to each other. Bring earplugs.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 13, 2012

We stay the the YMCA for 4 nights beginning of September after 1 month India. We were so happy that we got this place.
A bit off the main roads which means quiet in the morning it was the perfect spot.

As already mentioned it is only 5 stops from Orchard Rd and they offer a free shuttle service to Orchard in the morning which is great.

Pros:
- Perfectly working wifi
- Pool in the backyard
- Good washing machines and dryers (a bit expensive but still ok)
- Good breakfast buffet
- Great lunch and diner buffets
- Really friendly and helpful staff

Cons:
- After midnight you have to walk or take a taxi to get back
- Shuttle bus only in the morning

We had a good time there and were able to wash all our clothes within half a day ourselfs with dryers and ironing (if needed). The rest of the time we enjoyed the time in Singapore.

Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
2  Thank Berickus
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Reviewed September 11, 2012

I stayed in this hotel for 6 nights between 3/9 and 9/9 2012. The triple room is quite large with resonable price, and the toilet is good and large. Overall speaking is clean and neat.
This YMCA is near Orchard Road where lead you to everywhere in Singapore. Shuttle bus provided from hotel to Orchard Road, departs every hour on the hour, but only in the morning until 12 noon.
The buffet breakfast is just ok, good enough for a simply start in the morning.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Kendy M
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Reviewed August 5, 2012

I was at this hotel for 5 night while looking for an apartment to live in Singapore (job related). It is only 3 bus stops from Orchard Rd., the buses run very often and they are cheap ($0.65). You will at least half of what you would normally pay on Orchard. The hotel is often used by group tours from China, Thailand or Vietnam so the staff lacks western "refinement" but nevertheless they are very helpful. The hotel is clean, the room are efficiently large, large breakfast is included. They also have serviced apartments (about $3000 per month). I would stay there again.
They have a pool and a gym but the former is used by the kids in a swimming program and the latter is rather simple. Not a hotel to spend time at the pool - this is a place to explore the city. Hop on the bus, you are on Orchard and from there you can go allover by the subway.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled solo
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1  Thank Jacektravel
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Reviewed June 28, 2012

The reservation process was very smooth and very clear in their communication. I arrived quite early in the morning, like 12am and the check in was seamless. Paul, the night manager was very helpful! The staff are all very friendly and efficient with providing any and all information you request! The rooms are very simple but have very modern bathrooms. It was very comfortable for two nights sleep. In terms of location it was a little removed from everything but they do have a shuttle bus to orchard road, which is only about 15mins walk, but in the heat it does seem longer!

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled solo
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1  Thank kgilmour
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Reviewed April 25, 2012

My siblings and I stayed in this hotel October of 2011. I was on a business trip while my siblings were on vacation. When we checked in, the lady at the front desk kept on insisting that the hotel voucher that I had with me was not the one that they were looking for. After a few minutes of explanation and discussion, she still couldn't understand me and she had to call for another person to validate my voucher. It was such a hassle considering that I just came from my flight and I wanted to lie down and rest. Perhaps they could employ front desk personnel who are more fluent in English.

I had no complaints about the room. It was big enough for my siblings and I, it was cool, it was clean, had a television and a ref. The room was not so fancy but it was very comfortable. The hotel had free shuttle service to Orchard. And if you can't catch that, hopping onto a bus is very accessible. Going back from wherever you are is not a problem too.

How I wish though that their breakfast buffet had more options. Although I like Chinese food, having more western choices would have been greatly appreciated. It would be a great help too if they have people in the resto who could understand and speak English.

The best thing I like about the hotel (aside from the fact that it is very affordable for Singapore standards where everything is expensive) is that it is nestled a few minutes away from the busy center. You could still see trees around it. It gives you the illusion that you are not in the middle of a concrete jungle and can have a peaceful night's sleep.

Over all, you get your money's worth in this hotel. Budget-wise, it's a sure winner.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with family
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2  Thank Pebbles G
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Reviewed January 2, 2012

We stayed here over the christmas period. The quad room was excellent value for money. The room was clean and tidy, and came with a refrigerator and a flat screen television. Had BBC on it so was good to keep up with news and weather. The breakfast was a combination of asian and western food(although I don't think its anywhere close to a full fried breakfast). They also provide a free shuttle to orchard MRT every morning on the hour until 12 pm. There is a bus stop right outside the hotel with good connections (Go for bus serivce 190, there is a service every 10-15 mins). Bus service 190 has a stop right in front of Dhoby Ghaut MRT station, which is an interchange for 3 differnt MRT lines. I found that the best way to explore singapore is to get one of the ezlink cards for $12 and use the public transport. The added bonus is that on the day of your departure you can get any spare cash that still remains on your ezlink card.

The Metropolitan staff were friendly and were happy to help anytime. The restaurant is good and serves some hearty asian delights. The clay pot fish curry was excellent and at $22, it can be shared between 2-3 people, which is good value.

Overall we had an excellent stay and we will stay again if we happen to visit singapore!!

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with family
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3  Thank galenscotland
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Additional Information about Metropolitan YMCA Singapore

Address: 60 Stevens Road, Singapore 257854, Singapore
Location: Singapore > Singapore
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #49 of 248 Specialty Lodging in Singapore
Price Range: $85 - $168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Metropolitan YMCA Singapore 3*
Number of rooms: 125
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located just a stone's throw away from dazzling Orchard Road and nestled amidst refreshing greenery just minutes away UNESCO World Heritage Site The Singapore Botanical Gardens, The Metropolitan Y is sure to delight you during your stay in Singapore. 98 Well appointed rooms and 27 apartments/suites, you are sure to find one to meet your needs. Friendly and knowledgeable Front Desk agents are ready to help you co-ordinate your stay in fabulous Singapore! We are a non-profit social enterprise, all our proceeds goes towards our community work locally. When you stay or dine with us, you help us in our greater purpose! ... more   less 
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