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Backpackers Inn Chinatown Reviews

27 Mosque Street S059505 (Reception), 30A Mosque Street (Hostel), Singapore, Singapore

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199 Total Reviews
  • 66%Value For Money
  • 68%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 76%Staff
  • 60%Atmosphere
  • 74%Cleanliness
  • 58%Facilities

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Pros: Strategic place especially for backpackers Inexpensive for those who follows a budget plan for their trip Cons: No actual rooms, section/rooms are just divided using blankets No breakfast included (though this is just fine) Place is too small for those who have big luggage..hehe

  • 14th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Philippines
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Definitely good value for money, nice location in the middle of Chinatown but in a more quiet street, friendly staff and overall satisfying all necessary basic requirements. Some problems with the wi-fi which did not work at times and in my opinion a lower quality bed which made it a bit troublesome to sleep.


The staff is really friendly. Our room was a 14 bed mixed dorm, a really small room with too many people in it. You couldn't really walk around at all. Loud at night cause of a karaoke bar downstairs. They provide lockers in the room which is good cause I wouldn't leave my stuff there what so ever. Location is really good though, so that should be the reason you stay there.


The worst hostel experience I have ever had. Tiny cramped hostel with beds located in a thoroughfare area. when leaving bags at the hostel they are left unattended in this area. We booked 4 people in a 4 person room however on arrival we were told one of our group would be staying in a different room. Our room was just partition walls. My bed was the to bunk right next to the air con blasting out super cool air for essentially 4 rooms. Was freezing all night and got zero sleep. Overpriced too.


1.Receptionist passed me the wrong access card before checking whether it was the correct one. 2.Didn't get my locker key on time. 3.One staff (not the receptionist) stationed in the hostel was disgusting & annoying. He always watched porn openly in the front door counter. He also made a lot of noise after 12 midnight e.g. busy packing & unpacking his luggage which made a lot of loud noises; while watching porn in the front door, he was eating junk food from a plastic bag & that was noisy.

  • 22nd Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Mixed Group, 31-40
  • (1 review)

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