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“Clean rooms, excellent location, great breakfast!”
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YMCA One Orchard
Ranked #19 of 230 Specialty Lodging in Singapore
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20 reviews
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“Clean rooms, excellent location, great breakfast!”
Reviewed June 19, 2013

I was traveling alone to Singapore for several days and wanted to find a reasonably-priced accommodation. The "student" dormitory room in YMCA International had been an excellent choice for me - clean (as was the attached bathroom), not as pricey as a private room (less than 50 SGD a night), and a dorm room houses only up to 4 people (way better in my opinion than the 8 to 12-person rooms in hostels). Breakfast selection was great - from bread, cereals, porridge, to salad, pastries, eggs, sausages, hash browns, you name it! The hotel location is very central, right next to Dhoby Ghaut MRT (take exit A) and less than 10 minutes by bus to Orchard. If there is one thing I am hoping to be improved, it's the wifi - the connection kept getting cut every minute. Other than this, everything had been great during my stay - I would highly recommend YMCA International!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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YMCA-IH, Account Manager at YMCA One Orchard, responded to this review, June 20, 2013
Thank you for your kind review and for highly recommending our accommodation in your review. It is much appreciated by both staff and management.

We would continue improving our services to serve you better. And we welcome you to stay with us on your next visit to Singapore!
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Reviewed June 13, 2013

Stayed there at a great promo rate from the 14th - 18th May. It was my first time staying at a YMCA and had never stayed at any others before.
I was more than pleasantly surprised. Location was ideal and all the comforts of a hotel.
Even pool and gym and Internet in the room!! Very good value indeed.
Staff was very friendly. Room very clean. Breakfast was more then adequate.
What makes the difference that I noticed is that there are only S'poreans working there and not foreigners that you see in most hotels now who could hardly speak English. Bravo Singaporeans.
The idea that it is a Christian religion oriented hotel and that part of the profit goes to charities appeals to me enormously.
Will definitely return.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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YMCA-IH, Account Manager at YMCA One Orchard, responded to this review, June 16, 2013
Thank you for your review, it is much appreciated. YMCA International House is a social enterprise managed by YMCA of Singapore and our surplus is channelled to support the social initiatives of YMCA of Singapore toward the community.

YMCA International House aims to provide clean and affordable accommodation for foreign travellers and most importantly friendly service to make our guest feel at home.

Once again, we thank you for staying with us and for your review! We welcome you to stay with us on your next trip to Singapore!
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed June 12, 2013

We stayed one family with 3 children in a junior suite with an extra bed. The hotel has a great location as a lot of attractions and public transport are within walking distance. It is the second time that we stay here and for us it is a good place to stay with a family.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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YMCA-IH, Account Manager at YMCA One Orchard, responded to this review, June 13, 2013
Thank you for your kind review and for your repeated patronage. It is appreciated by both management and staff. We would strive to improve to serve you better! And would love to welcome you back at YMCA International House.
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

We stayed at YMCA IH, for a week. No complaints whatsoever. The only niggle was the tendency of some inconsiderate guests to become noisy while entering their rooms at night. So, it would be good if the management were to put up placards (maybe after 10PM) at the entrances to the corridors, requesting for silence.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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YMCA-IH, Account Manager at YMCA One Orchard, responded to this review, June 20, 2013
Thank you for your review, feedback and reccommendation. Please do inform reception of this when staying with us (if this re-occur), as we would take measures on the spot to reduce noise level at the common corridor.

We would improve our services to serve you better. And we would love to have you back at YMCA International House.
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Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed June 9, 2013

It was our first time in Singapore & we're lucky that we chose to stay here (YMCAIH) for 3 nights. My hubby & I stayed in a comfy superior room with fresh towels & toiletries supplied daily.The hotel staff we're nice & friendly, the reception even checked us in earlier than our scheduled arrival. Their buffet breakfast was the best & the food manager was very attentive to all their guests' needs. The hotel is easy to find and has gym facilities and a pool. We'll definitely recommend YMCAIH to our friends.

Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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YMCA-IH, Account Manager at YMCA One Orchard, responded to this review, June 9, 2013
Thank you for your kind review. Both management and staff are appreciative towards positive reviews. We aim to provide value for money services to all our guests and most importantly friendly service. We hope that you feel at home and would stay with us on your next visit to Singapore!
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Ponca City, Oklahoma
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Reviewed June 8, 2013

The rooms are always clean and personnel are very helpful and friendly. The swimming pool is outstanding! A bus stop is outside the front door and the MRT is a short walk from the property, making transportation very easy. The only word of advice is to ask for a room on a higher floor not on the Orchard Road side of the building; otherwise for a light sleeper it is a bit noisy. Plus doors don't slowly close, they slam, so try to get a room as far away from the elevator as possible so you have less of a chance of being bothered by closing doors and talking visitors in the hallways.

Room Tip: Rooms under the swimming pool are quieter and bigger than others. Choose a higher floor NOT facing...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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YMCA-IH, Account Manager at YMCA One Orchard, responded to this review, June 14, 2013
Thank you so much for your detailed and kind review, it is much appreciated by both staff and management.
We strive to provide clean and comfortable accommodation with friendly service at an affordable rate in the heart of the city (our location is accessible via MRT, Taxi and bus services).
As for your feedback, we would look into the matter and improve to serve you and our other guest better. We sincerely hope that you had enjoyed your stay and would love to see you back again at YMCA International House on your next trip to Singapore!
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Makati, Philippines
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed June 4, 2013

Stayed at YMCAIH for 4 days with the family at a standard room with extra bed. This is our second time staying at the property and it still provides the best value for me, in terms of location, accommodation and the free buffet breakfast. Dhoby Gaut MRT station is a short walk from the property and there are numerous restaurants within walking distance.

The National Museum is just around the corner, and so is Fort Canning Park.

The only bummer during our recent stay is the group of teenage students from Dubai IS who were obviously bereft of breeding as they were running around the floor and shouting at the top of their lungs at the corridor. Good thing the front desk transferred us to another room on our second night.

Lastly, the gym could use some refurbishing as some of the equipment are dated, and the carpet has seen better days.

Room Tip: Asked to be booked on the 7th floor, avoid the rooms at the end of the floor
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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YMCA-IH, Account Manager at YMCA One Orchard, responded to this review, June 5, 2013
Thank you so much for your detailed and kind review, it is much appreciated by both staff and management.
We strive to provide clean and comfortable accommodation with friendly service at an affordable rate in the heart of the city (our location is accessible via MRT, Taxi and bus services).
As for your feedback, we would look into the matter and improve to serve you and our other guest better. We sincerely hope that you had enjoyed your stay and would love to see you back again at YMCA International House on your next trip to Singapore!
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Property: YMCA One Orchard
Address: 1 Orchard Road Ymca, Singapore 238824, Singapore
Location: Singapore > Singapore
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #19 of 230 Specialty Lodging in Singapore
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Hotel Class:3 star — YMCA One Orchard 3*
Number of rooms: 111
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