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Backpackers Inn Chinatown Reviews

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

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207 Total Reviews
  • 72%Value For Money
  • 70%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 72%Staff
  • 58%Atmosphere
  • 72%Cleanliness
  • 60%Facilities

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Guests who live there have to tolerate snoring by others. Some hostels like Adler provide ear disposable plugs for the purpose.

  • 7th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


Through my travel around South East Asia, this is definitely the winner of 'the worst hostel I ever stayed'. Firstly my iPhone charger was stolen on the first night. Secondly I booked a 4-bed dorm, however the dorm was only divided by curtain with other four 8 bed-dorm, bathrooms and kitchen. So i couldn't sleep at all due to the curtain sound insulation. Thirdly people who stayed there are more like local workers than backpackers, and they make noise whole night and come back at 5am. STAY AWAY!


The various units are unequal in terms of service: there is a dryer only in the unit right next to reception (we were next door so we had to go to the other unit), we were out of toilet paper and handwash soap for a few days and there were ants in the kitchen


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.

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