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The Shophouse
Ranked #78 of 234 Specialty Lodging in Singapore
Reviewed July 2, 2013

stayed for 2 nights in 12 bed female dorm. The location is perfect, walking distance from bugis MRT, good price, friendly and helpful staff, wifi worked well, female floor only area available which is a plus and actually the room is okay but a bit messy because of long term stay customer's luggage. They put their luggage and clothes everywhere, causing the room looks cramped. And also there's a no shoes/sandals policy inside the room, and I fully respect that but as i see some of travelers in my room still wear their sandals inside the room so please give more attention due your cleanliness in the room.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Emyauli
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ShophouseHostel, Owner at The Shophouse, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2013

Hi Emyauli,

Thanks for the good review! We're glad you enjoyed the comforts of our all-female floor :)

We appreciate the feedback, and we do occasionally have exchange students staying with us and things can get a bit messy! Rest assured we'll step up the reminders to keep her area neat.

Noted on the footwear issue as well, we always inform guests when we check them into the room to remove their footwear, and our cleaners work doubly hard to keep it clean :)

We look forward to having you again in future!

Cheers,
Calvin

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Reviewed June 29, 2013

It was not hard to find the location, just 5-10 minute walk from the Bugis MRT. The area of the hostel is Kampong Glam which is muslim area and not very bustling at night so you will get good night sleep. It was easy to find good food nearby the hostel and you have 7-11 just at the opposite of the hostel. The staffs were friendly (not mentioning good looking, haha), the room was clean with comfortable bed and cold air-con, the bathroom was superclean, the internet was fast, although the breakfast was only standard: cereal and toast but they've got nutella! I stayed just for one night at the Shophouse The Social Hostel but it is enough to make me go back for my next visit to SG.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Terrylia
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

Recommending this hostel! I stayed at Shophouse with two of my friends from June 22-June 24. We stayed in the 12 bed mixed dorm, which was really comfortable. First thing I noticed and loved from the hostel was its bold-pink-colored everything. It was nice. Other decorations (esp the wall where they paste previous traveler's photos) were also quirky in a nice way! It is also conveniently located, just a 3-mins walk to Bugis MRT station and near to 3 bus stops (which serves routes to destinations like Orchard, Clarke Quay, etc). 7-Eleven was just across the street and there were many Middle Eastern restaurant around. The staffs were very friendly as well. Bed, pillow, and blanket were very comfortable. The locker near each bed was very convenient, along with the hanger, power socket, and lamp.

I love the rooftop patio the most! It is very cozy, we stayed up from night to morning in the patio. The all-day "breakfast" was okay too, however, adding more choices to the menu wouldn't hurt :p

Would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Cahyawardhani
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ShophouseHostel, Owner at The Shophouse, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2013

Hi Cahya,

Thank you for the awesome review! A lot of love went into building the hostel and we're glad you felt it.

We're opening our own cafe soon, so expect a better start to the day when it does! We will also start selling beers on the roof to complement your 'night to morning' experience. =)

We will see you again soon!

Cheers,
Mustaffa

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Reviewed June 17, 2013

This is the best Hostel in Singapore!! friendly staff and well-located in the arab area of Singapore. near to bugis mrt and in no time u will be at the party area of marina bay or clark quay!! the roof is the best common room i have seen so far, its a nice place to meet other travelers. the beds are very comfy and clean!! the Bathroom is very clean as well! u can storage ur stuff if you want to!! they will help you with any questions u have at any time!! I definitely made some very good friends in that hostel!! thank you Mustafa and Calvin and the others staff members!!!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled solo
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ShophouseHostel, Owner at The Shophouse, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2013

Hey Tim!

Thank you for the flattering review. It was a pleasure to have you at the hostel and we're glad you had a blast here.

We hope you'll be back soon to hang out with us again! =)

Cheers,
Mustaffa

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Reviewed June 4, 2013 via mobile

Super staff here, v friendly and helpful. The dorm beds can be tightly fitted but can are comfortable and kept clean. Nice rooftop lounge and balcony, a small shop selling some beer and soft drinks would be a great idea though lads! Reasonably priced and close to the nearest train/metro libe

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Thank Cianwhack
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ShophouseHostel, Manager at The Shophouse, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2013

HI Cianwhack,

It always delights us when a guest enjoys their stay :) And you read our minds, plans are underway to run our own cafe/bar so the next time you're here pop back a beer or two with us yeah!

Cheers,
Calvin

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Reviewed June 1, 2013

I really enjoyed my stay here. Just as many of the other reviews have said, the staff are super friendly and helpful, the rooms are clean (and well thought out with a lamp, outlet and locker at each bed). The 'breakfast' is a nice add on, but don't get too excited it's just toast with different spreads (but nutella is one of the options!), plus tea and/or coffee. It's in an AMAZING location on Arab Street, close to the SNRT (metro) as well as Raffles City Mall, etc.

The one thing I loved was they have a movie night every Saturday eve on the rooftop, and they provide snacks too! It was perfect as I arrived late coming from Tioman Island and all I wanted was to shower and veg out... and I couldn't have been happier.

Would definitely stay here again and recommend this place!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Megan_Tasker
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ShophouseHostel, Manager at The Shophouse, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2013

Hi Megan,

Thanks for the lovely review :) Point noted on the breakfast, once we run the cafe ourselves we promise to make the breakfast choices more exciting! Eggs maybe?

Glad you enjoyed movie night, we love entertaining our guests and we can't wait to have board game nights, local food nights...

Cheers,
Calvin

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Reviewed May 20, 2013

Nice atmosphere, convenient location, friendly staff. Beautiful view from the roof top. The only con is the price, but Singapore is expensive, so it's really not that bad. Plus, breakfast is included - you can have all the toast, cereal, tea and coffee you like, all day. Definitely recommendable!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled solo
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ShophouseHostel, Owner at The Shophouse, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2013

Hi Elizabeth,

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review! We agree that Singapore is expensive (especially accommodation) but I'm sure we offered you value for money!

We look forward to hosting you again in future :)

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Additional Information about The Shophouse

Address: 48 Arab Street, Singapore 199745, Singapore
Location: Singapore > Singapore > Kampong Glam
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #78 of 234 Specialty Lodging in Singapore
Price Range: $12 - $58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Shophouse 2*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
As cliché as that sounds, Shophouse was started by a couple of best friends, backpackers who couldn't travel the world (yet) and wanted to bring it to them instead. So grab us if you have a minute to spare, we all have a wanderlust tale we'd love to hear or share. Less than 30 minutes from Changi International Airport, The Shophouse is located at Arab Street, a heritage area famous for its heady mix of arts, culture, dining and fashion. A 5-minute walk from Bugis MRT Station, Nicoll Highway MRT Station or Golden Mile Bus Complex, Shophouse combines affordability, comfort and convenience in a charming historical building. ... more   less 
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