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We went back to Singapore for 3 days, specially for a trip to Universal Studios ;) Yes, I'm just a big kid. We went to Raffles for afternoon tea followed by a cocktail, and also visited the Aquarium. Here are some pics. ;)
We needed to leave Indonesia to renew our visas. We booked the cheapest flight (which happened to be to Singapore) and hopped on the plane. I didn't really have any expectations of Singapore. I'd previously transited through the airport and used the rooftop pool, but that was about it. I admit though that I was excited about the prospect of a …
Huanghau stayed here on Apr 16, 2012 during their trip titled: Singapore.
Huanghau stayed here on Apr 15, 2012 during their trip titled: Singapore.
Not the best start to the day...I have a Delhi belly & I've also developed a nasty sore throat and an annoying tickly cough. Not sure if that’s from sleeping in a cupboard with no window. Also not sure if my Delhi belly is something I’ve eaten or if it’s dehydration. Either way I’m not feeling too great today.
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Overall it was a good hostel. The location is great and the staff are very polite.
The hostel itself had a weird atmosphere. No one spoke to each other, looked or even smiled at each other when passing in the corridor or in the breakfast room. Not sure why. We managed 3 conversations with 3 different people in 7 days.
The hostel reception desk shares the same area as their cafe so at check-in it can be pretty busy. The cafe doesn't open at weekends so we went to project 1 just down the road. We ordered 2 breakfasts and a drink each. My husband's coffee was cold and they totally forgot his breakfast. When he chased it up, they brought it minus the beans. We never went back.
We felt that the hostel lacked any information on Singapore. There are things written on the mirrors in the cafe and if you ask the staff they will find out for you....but it was just lacking in any real info. We had to ask for a map etc.
The breakfast room was tiny. The first morning we had to come back 15 minutes later as there was just nowhere to sit. Other mornings were better. It all depends on your timing. The staff did seem to check the breakfast levels quite often, we still had to ask for bread and butter - the butter was given to us out of the freezer compartment so it was solid with no way of softening it.
Our initial room was no 14 which was right at the very top of the steps. It was noisy. After 2 nights we moved rooms. This room also had a crack along the join of the wall and ceiling which let in light and noise from room 13 next door.
We knew when we booked this hostel that most of the rooms don't have windows and this is very common in Singapore. The room had air conditioning and a vent that we think sucked air back out. For some reason the strength of this air vent varied. Some nights it sounded like an industrial hairdryer and other nights it was switched off. The bed was comfortable and we slept pretty well. The duvet isn't big enough for the double bed and was a lot smaller than the duvet cover it was in. After a week, we noticed that when entering the room, our belongings were damp. I have ended up with a chest infection.
The bathrooms - after getting over the initial shock at how small the cubicles were and that showers and sinks were in one, they were pretty good showers. The doors are genius. However, the overall feel to the bathrooms were shoddy workmanship. Lovely tiled walls, splattered with tile grout and paint. Mouldy, peeling paint on the door frames. Constantly wet floors. The toilets were hosed down...is that really cleaned? One toilet never had any hand soap in it and they were constantly out of toilet paper - both in the ladies and gents.
Despite all of the above we extended our stay by 2 nights and bizarrely to do this we got a better deal via hostelbookers rather than direct with the hostel.
Would we recommend - yes for the location and politeness of the staff and only for a couple of days.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.