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City Backpackers @ Kallang
Ranked #201 of 244 Specialty Lodging in Singapore
Reviewed August 5, 2013

Rats, cockroaches, disgusting toilets and showers that were never cleaned, rooms were awful, difficult to find. If you have seen the movie 'The Beach' with Leonardo DiCaprio the hostel he stays in is exactly like city backpackers.

Not up to western standards. Just pay the money and get a hotel, it's not worth ruining your entire holiday over it.

DO NOT STAY HERE!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 17, 2013

We arrived to the hostel at midnight, very tired after a whole day traveling. We couldn't find the reception at first so the taxi diver had to make a call for us. After that, we get the keys and head to the dorm. Their hostel name is "backpackers" ad we were therefore surprised when we had to share the room with a old lady and a child family. Smelled really funky and it was lots of toys at the floor. Didn't get any pillow or plankets - which we were promised. AC didn't work and it was rats on the toilet. Worst night ever.. Would not recommend it to anyone, sorry!

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Reviewed January 31, 2013

I stayed here for 2 night. When I reached in front of this hostel, I was standing there for 15 minutes trying to push the bell button. But no answer.

Luckily, somebody going out, and he told me the registration is at the next building. I don't know that. Hopefully, they can put the notice in front of the door.

The indian staff, I dont know what his problem, giving me the upper side of bed, instead giving me the lower bed. There was nobody on that bed. He said his friend staying there. But, actually no. But no big deal.

Inside this dorm, there were locker. Bring your own padlock.

The room is big. Comfortable for 10 person. This is Singapore, everyday the dorm is full. So you need early booking.

Booking through agoda is cheap compare you walked in. 10 bedroom dorm, if you walked in around 20sgd. But through agoda, only 12sgd.

Just in front of Kallang MRT Station. 2 minutes walking. ANd In front of Geylang Lorong 1 bus terminal. Downstair, a lot of indian restaurant.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed December 1, 2012

I couldn't ask for more. The backpacker's inn is conveniently situated across the Kallang MRT station, about 20 steps away as i may say. I checked-in at a 8-bed dormitory room and it was cozy, stylish and clean. And most of all, it is very affordable with free breakfast (bread and butter). Will surely visit again, soon :)

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 5, 2017
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  • Stayed: April 2017, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 2, 2016
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  • Stayed: June 2016, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: July 2016
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Address: 12A Lorong 1 Geylang, Singapore 389120, Singapore
Location: Singapore > Singapore
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Ranked #201 of 244 Specialty Lodging in Singapore
Price Range: $13 - $101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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