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Prince of Wales Backpacker - Little India
Ranked #75 of 244 Specialty Lodging in Singapore
Reviewed August 8, 2013

Myself and my girlfriend stayed here in one of the private rooms for 3 nights. It ended up being comparable to dorms in most places (it was 50SGD per night for both of us) for a room to ourselves and sharing a bathroom with only one other room. The room itself was very basic, just a bed and a basin but that's all you really need I guess!

The hostel puts out brekky every morning, fruits, toast and eggs which you cook yourself downstairs in the beer garden of the pub. The pub is pretty good value for Singapore, if you stay there you can get a beer or jamjar (guaranteed hangover, its just a glass of sugary alcohol) for 5SGD. They have live music, but its only till about 12-1 most nights, and breakfast isnt till 9:30 so there's plenty of time for beauty sleep.

Its close to a really boss food center in Little India where you can get a great meal for about 3 dollars, and while we were there it seemed like it was full of actual backpackers, some hostels in Singapore seem to be full of business people and families, so the atmosphere is great. The staff are all pretty friendly too, it seems like there are about 500 people who work there but they are all nice! Oh, and on Sundays you can get an 8SGD pint of beer and you get a free steak sandwich with every one you buy! I wish we could have stayed for that but we had to fly out :(

I would highly recommend this place if you like to meet and talk to people and don't need the flashiest most high tech room. If you need somewhere that is a sterile place to be alone in peace and quiet I think there are plenty of those as well in Singapore!

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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

Despite being an Aussie pub, this has a nice English feel to it. Probably the nearest thing in Singapore to a local British boozer, and just 10 minutes walk from my apartment too.

Live music is on regular and food is good! Always had a good atmosphere whenever I have been down.

Not stayed in the hostel, but have heard it is good!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 22, 2013

Very good location - little India and Arab street just around the corner. Lot of bars and restaurants. The doorm is spacious and it was not noisy the first night. Sometimes they play live music in the pub downstairs you can hear the music upstairs a bit but not too loud. Showers and toilets are downstairs only annoying point I could find. Book online it is cheaper than directly at the hostel.

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Stayed: December 2016, traveled as a couple
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Stayed: October 2016, traveled with family
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Stayed: November 2016, traveled as a couple
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  • Stayed: May 2016, traveled solo
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Address: 101 Dunlop Street, Singapore 209420, Singapore
Location: Singapore > Singapore > Little India
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #75 of 244 Specialty Lodging in Singapore
Price Range: $12 - $32 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Prince of Wales Backpacker - Little India 2*
Number of rooms: 1
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sticking true to its roots of an Indie Live Music Venue, both our pub in Boat Quay and Little India provide platforms for up-and-coming local bands, hosts fun activities from weekly quiz nights to quarterly beer pong tournaments and serve the cheapest drinks in town, guaranteed to provide an unforgettable party and crazy good times. Prince of Wales Little India is a delightful treat for culture vultures looking to dive into Singapore's vibrant ethnic neighbourhoods. The tiny bylanes of Little India are constantly buzzing with activity, and provide a multi-sensory treat with vivid colours, aromatic scents of spices and scrumptious traditional Indian dishes. Little India, east of the Singapore River, is flanked by other cultural hubs of the city, with Chinatown located right across the river and Kampong Glam to the south, both accessible by bus. ... more   less 
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