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“Hostel Near Chinatown MRT” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Beary Best! by a Beary Good Hostel!
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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23 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Hostel Near Chinatown MRT”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2013

I stayed here for 3 nights in female dorm.
Very secure. They gave us security card for entering the hostel and room.
But they didn’t provide padlock for the locker.
They provided simple breakfast.
The hostel was within walking distance from Chinatown MRT Exit E. It’s good start to explore the city.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Osye
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Jakarta
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32 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2013

I had a pleasant stay here because the room are spacious, clean and comfy. I like the hostel design because it so cute and colorful with teddy bears in every corner. The staff was really nice and helpful, he showed me where to get halal food near the hostel. Wi-fi connection was good, and the bathroom is quite comfy with hot water and hairdrier. But the common room are too small to all guest (for breakfast) and the locker has no key, so I felt a little insecure when leave my things. However, Beary Best is a best choice to stay at Chinatown area and I would definitely back here.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 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 Rinta18
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2013

Though some walls need a good maintenance but overall it is good. Good location, near chinatown food stalls (i love to eat) Keep up the good work guys. I'm gonna stay there again when i go to singapore next time. The service is beary good ^_^

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank bearybestsingapore
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank SookWing
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Katowice, Poland
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19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Lech S
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Munich, Germany
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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Mattxyz87
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Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 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
Helpful?
Thank tem5
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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 #8 of 226 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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