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The Pod - Boutique Capsule Hostel
Ranked #11 of 234 Specialty Lodging in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 4, 2013

cool concept.. warm hospitality.. neat & clean room ..
many thx to :
'the charm'~ RISMAN, 'the kind'~ ARTI, 'the nice'~ NAZ n 'the sweet'~ SU ..for being our friends n make us feel like home @thePOD..
surely we'll be back n stay @thePOD again soon..

  • Stayed: October 2013
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Thank abah angkie
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Jasmin F, Hotel Manager at The Pod - Boutique Capsule Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded February 2, 2014

Dear Abah Angkie,

Thank you for taking the time to write us such an appreciative review. We are glad that we exceeded your expectation. Our service ambassadors are proud to have their names mentioned on this platform!

We look forward to seeing you in the not too distant future!

Kind regards,

Jasmin Faruk
Hotel Manager

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Reviewed November 3, 2013

First off, capsule accomodations is not for everyone, but hey, there is always a first time to try the capsule experience, and as a first timer, I was not disappointed. The staff of The Pod were extremely helpful and accomodating, and most of the time, one's initial hotel ancounter sets the pace of one's holiday experience. To manage your expectations, here's a laundry list of the upside and downside (if there is any) of staying at The Pod.
Upside:
Excellent customer service (special thanks to Sue, Aty and Wynn)
Unique accomodations
Overall cleanliness (rooms, common/shared bathrooms, lobby, stairs, kitchen area)
The best FREE amenities (breakfast, Nespresso coffee, wi-fi, self service laundry, use of business pods (with laptop and phone), use of adaptor (if available), private showers with hot&cold water, left luggage area and complimentary bottle of mineral water which I suggest you bring should you be walking outside the whole day
Walking distance to MRT Staion (Nicoll Highway)
Bus stop (Beach Road) is in front of the hotel
Walking distance to Keypoint (with bus coach services going to Kuala Lumpur)
Key card for secured access to rooms and lockers
Choice of pods (front entry, side entry, queen pods, all female or mixed)
Privacy blinds
Towels changed daily
And my personal favorite- the most comfortable bed and pillows
Downside:
Hotel lobby is on the 3rd floor of the building, if you have heavy luggage, this can be a concern.
If you wake up late, there is a chance that breakfast will be consumed, but then again, they have a steady supply of bread and cereal should the breakfast run out.

Room Tip: Recommendations: If female (solo or group)- book the female only pods If solo male traveler - fron...
  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank TayNayNak
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Jasmin F, Hotel Manager at The Pod - Boutique Capsule Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded February 2, 2014

Dear TayNakNak,

We are thankful for your thoughtful review, thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a well-planned review. We will put in our utmost effort to make further improvements here at The POD so as to provide a better experience here for our valued guests.

We are glad that your first stay at a capsule hotel was a pleasant one and we look forward to seeing you in the not too distant future!

Kind regards,

Jasmin Faruk
Hotel Manager

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Reviewed November 3, 2013

My sister and I went to Singapore for a conference and decided to stay here. It's a very nice and cosy place to stay for a few days. It's also very quiet. The staff were all friendly and accommodating.

It was the first time I stayed in a capsule hotel, and for what its worth, I enjoyed my time.

The Pod is very much an excellent value for money. I wouldn't mind staying here again.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Monique A
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Jasmin F, Hotel Manager at The Pod - Boutique Capsule Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded February 2, 2014

Dear Monique A,

Thank you for your kind words, we are indeed pleased that the amenities at The POD is to your liking. At The POD, we aim to provide quality services and facilities at affordable prices.

Once again, we are thankful for your pleasant review and will be anticipating your next stay with us!

Kind regards,

Jasmin Faruk
Hotel Manager

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Reviewed November 1, 2013

I have stayed 9 days in The Pod. What was showed what you get. Clean and nice modern stylish capsule style hostel. Especially the staff was great. Thanks for the manager Risman and the friendly staff Sue, Nazurah and Waynn. Compared to several other Singapore expensive hotels and cheap low quality hostels or budget hotels, The Pod is the best value for money. You get all the basic facilities for no extra cost. I have no doubt to stay here in my next Singapore visit too.

Cheers
Senthu Sritharan

  • Stayed: October 2013
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Thank Senthu9
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Jasmin F, Hotel Manager at The Pod - Boutique Capsule Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2013

Dear Senthu9,

We are extremely thankful for your kind words and it is good to know that your long stay with us has been a pleasant one. We will continue to put in effort to ensure that our high standards are maintained and even more so, improved.

Once again, thank you so much for your very positive review and we hope to see you soon in the not too distant future!

Kind regards,

Jasmin Faruk
Hotel Manager

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Reviewed October 31, 2013

The place is really cool, the staff is helpful, the place is very clean and the facilities are very very nice, and the bed was super comfy. Even though the place was up to our expectations for the price paid, we had a bad night because, as any other hostel (even very fancy ones like this one) the quality of your stay depends on the politeness of your neighbours, and one of ours was terrible, speaking very loud at 4 am, another was snoring and yet another was coughing, this of course is not under the control of the hotel, but yet, still important to consider that despite being fancy it’s still a hostel.

Room Tip: Bring earplugs
  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank maricugh
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Jasmin F, Hotel Manager at The Pod - Boutique Capsule Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2013

Dear maricugh,

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review, we are beyond thankful for your feedback. We are extremely sorry to hear that your stay with us was not exactly a perfect one due to the disturbance caused by other guests. We understand your plight and will make conscious effort to ensure that the other guests keep their volumes to the minimum level.

If you plan to visit us in the future, you can approach any friendly service ambassadors about the noise level and we would be more than happy to help you resolve them by asking the other guests to keep their volumes down. On a side note, we do provide ear plugs.

The next time you visit, we hope it would be a more pleasant and comfortable stay, nevertheless, thank you so much for your feedback!

Kind regards,

Jasmin Faruk
Hotel Manager

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Reviewed October 30, 2013

Having only 2 nights in Singapore with so many things to see and do, this "capsule" hotel seemed like a good solution, not wanting to spend money on hotels not planning to enjoy anyway. We only needed somewhere to sleep and keep our baggage. But we got so much more...

  • Stayed: October 2013
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Thank Ecat51
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Jasmin F, Hotel Manager at The Pod - Boutique Capsule Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2013

Dear Ecat51,

Thank you so much for your wonderful review, indeed The POD offers alternative accommodation style with quality service at affordable prices.

We are more than happy that we surpassed your expectations and we will continue to strive harder to maintain our standards!

Once again, thank you for your feedback and we hope to see you soon!

Kind regards,

Jasmin Faruk
Hotel Manager

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Reviewed October 30, 2013

It's a nice place to stay over when you have few hours time for sleep only and shower. Very clean and tidy. Friendly staff... The price paid is worth it... Will come back again to this hotel next time. In fact that i recommended this POD hotel to my staff to stay there during his trip this friday.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Widjaja
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Jasmin F, Hotel Manager at The Pod - Boutique Capsule Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2013

Dear Widjaja,

We are so glad to receive such great review from you and will continue striving to maintain such high standards of service and facilities.

Thank you so much for the kind feedback and for the recommendation to your fellow colleagues!

We await your return if your travel plans do bring you to Singapore in the near future!

Kind regards,

Jasmin Faruk
Hotel Manager

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Additional Information about The Pod - Boutique Capsule Hostel

Address: 289 Beach Road Floor 3, Singapore 199552, Singapore
Location: Singapore > Singapore > Kampong Glam
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 234 Specialty Lodging in Singapore
Price Range: $38 - $98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Pod - Boutique Capsule Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dear friends, it has come to our attention that there are other hotels and hostels with similar brand names and/or bed designs to The POD. Please note we are located at 289 Beach Road and are not associated with any other hotels or hostels in Singapore bearing the word "POD" in Singapore or with similar bed designs. We are proud to be the first capsule hotel in Singapore to feature unique PODs which are designed for maximum comfort. The POD is Singapore's latest boutique capsule hostel catering to discerning travellers who desire fuss-free and convenient living. With 83 cosy capsules inspired by modern and minimalistic living, you can look forward to convenience at your fingertips without compromising on comfort, quality or style. At The POD, personalised concierge services are on hand to satisfy your every need so that you can focus on the things that truly matter. Enjoy complimentary laundry service, hot buffet breakfast and Nespresso coffee, high-speed Wi-Fi access and more. A complete set of amenities ensures effortless living right at the centre of Singapore. Located at the fringe of the Singapore Central Business District, The POD offers quick accessibility to the heart of the financial centre or immersion in the warmth of bustling Haji Lane - rated as one of the top shopping places in Singapore. ... more   less 
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