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Reviewed September 17, 2013

it's cozy and feel comfort plus secure to stay at beary best..
Their service is excellent and staff very friendly..
Just a bad issue on their bathroom because its wet and abit dark (female dorms)..
Wifi is strong and their breakfast is simple and nice..

  • Stayed September 2013
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Katowice, Poland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed September 15, 2013

This hostel is located 190m from the MRT Chinatown which makes it a strategic location for exploring Singapore. It’s also within walking distance of the Marina Bay.
The 2 Bed Private Dorm was very small and simple with the bunk bed and nothing more. A small table or closet would be useful. There are a few showers in the bathroom, but only one faucet which is a big mistake (queues to use it in the morning). However, everything was very clean. There is no lift in the building.
The staff was really kind and helpful. You can eat a basic breakfast in the common room. However, there are not many places to sit (maximally 8 people sitting at the same time). The wi-fi was available on every floor, but it was slow and it was crushing quite often. There are tablets to use for guests in the common room.
Generally, Beary Best is not a bad choice, but it’a a little bit overpriced, even for Singapore.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Munich, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed September 6, 2013

Stayed there for 2 nights.We looked for a clean and affordable room at a central location. After reading all the positive reviews we booked a private dorm for 2 people. At our arrival we were quite unhappy. The guy at the reception was kind of bored. After paying the bill in advance for the stay he showed ous the room or lets say the cell. Nice colored walls a window and a dorm bed. Oh and 3 square meter for walkinh between door and bed. This was the smallest room I've ever seen even smaller than a room in Manhatten NYC.But OK it is just a place for sleeping. But we were not able to sleep because of the mattress. It felt like sleeping on a piece of wood with nails on it. I asked for a better matress and the guy promised to get a better one for us. But after arriving in the evening it was still the same one. I know that SIN is an expensive place to stay but for this kind of room and bed the beary is definitely overpriced.
We did not have breakfast there cause no one was interested in showing us where to get it.
The shared facilities were quite clean.

Another big minus point for the beary for not accepting any credit cards!
It seems that many people like this place in cause of all those bears. So if you are not interested in sleeping well and getting a good servie but interested in funny bears then I can recommend this Hostel. For all other DO NOT go there. You will find better places for the same money.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

Nice bedrooms, clean bathrooms, very good location with key-card security. Small kitchen but no problem for us. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Bed sheets always fresh. other guests are very considerate.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

Location, security and cleanliness are excellent. But its kitchen area is too small and lack of facilities to cook. Also the atmostphere is cold and most hostelers were head down on their smart devices and never talk or share. : (

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Makati, Philippines
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 29, 2013

A stone throw away from MRT Chinatown, bus stop right in front, and literally everything. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Rooms very safe, clean and sheets always fresh. Not a problem sleeping in dorm-type rooms, other guests are very considerate. Warm shower is a plus and toilets cleaned everyday. Not to mention cool living room and homey atmosphere. WIFI till you drop. You can also even get discount passes to parks and tourist places in Singapore through them, just ask. Overall, tops no-fuss accommodation when it comes to value for money. Great place for vacation with friends, practical for short business trips, and best when you just want a beary cozy place away from home.

Room Tip: rooms at top floor have great morning sun and cool view of upper cross street.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Bath, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed August 24, 2013

This was a great base to explore Singapore from. Although not all the showers worked when we were there things were generally clean. As always in a shared dorm there was noise but entirely from other travelers- not the street. Staff were friendly and really helpful, and it seemed pretty safe and secure and with lots of places to eat and go nearby.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Beary Best! by a Beary Good Hostel!
Address: 16 Upper Cross Street Chinatown 18, Singapore 058331, Singapore
Location: Singapore > Singapore > Chinatown
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 225 Specialty Lodging in Singapore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Beary Best! by a Beary Good Hostel! 2*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Standing out independently in a beautiful art deco heritage building, Beary Best! was designed with the simple intent to merge backpackers practicality with hotel like space and comfort.Fellow backpackers and budget travelers are welcomed to choose from a variety of dorm types (6, 8, 9 bed dorm and female dorm with ensuite bathroom) at great and affordable prices.Rates are all inclusive of free breakfast and a long list of high quality facilities such as large and clean showers, spacious lounge, free internet, WIFI access, air conditioning, fully fitted bunk beds with international power points) The hostel is located just 3 minutes from Chinatown MRT station and within 10 minutes walking distance to Singapore River, Marina Bay and the Financial District. ... more   less 
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