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Block 147 Silat Avenue #01-32, Singapore, Singapore

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329 Total Reviews
  • 92%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 76%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 91%Facilities

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Great hostel! I thought it was great location: 30 - 45 min walk to both downtown and Sentosa but residential neighbourhood, so quiet. WiFi very good. All day breakfast: bread, nutella, peanut butter, jams, tea & coffee and as much of it as you want. Small hostel (less than 20 beds total), clean bathrooms, fan and A/C in the rooms, computer/printer to use by guests, laundry and discounted tickets to main attractions. Kevin was around most of the day and always ready to help with anything.


Thanks to Kevin and Mike for helping us all the time, that makes our trip easier. They are really friendly. Thanks for getting us the USS tickets even it was late.

  • 9th Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Would recommend. Hostel is 15 minutes walk from the nearest MRT station, but is convenient if you are okay with riding the local buses. There are direct buses to Chinatown, Kampong Glam, VivoCity, Marina Bay, etc. The owner, Mike, wasn't there that often, but told us to make ourselves feel at home. He also offers discount tickets to most of the touristy things to do in Singapore that are better than what you can find online. The atmosphere is pretty chill. There's AC and good wifi as well.


Clean rooms and bathrooms, Very nice and helpful staff, free coffee\ tea\ toast\ peanutbutter\ nutella! Cheap food around the corner Vvery fast Internet Bus around the corner, MRT 15 Minutes walk

  • 3rd Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Good Hostel, the location was a bit annoying as walk to the nearest MRT was around 10-15mins. Everything else was good though.


Really easy to get everywhere from here. Lovely staff, nice if you are looking for a small cozy hostel. Relaxing atmosphere, cheap food next door and can't really beat the price.


Overall we had a pleasant stay. Bedrooms were clean but bathrooms needed serious attention and common area could definitely have been cleaner. Laundry was kind of expensive but it was nice to have breakfast foods, coffee, te, etc. provided. Security was excellent; lockers in each room, just needed to have your own lock.


Hostel is very nice and clean. Unlimited toast and spreads was great. Host supplied a lot of useful information and discounted tickets. Hostel facilities were run on good will/honesty payments in a pot which made it very efficient. Only negative was that it wasn't the most sociable place with a small cramped communal area but Singapore is a great city so get out there and explore! I would definitely stay here again.


Great little 2-room hostel. If you like toast, this is the place to stay in Singapore.


The staff is extremelly friendly and helpful. Best place to go if you want to meet people and make friends.


Clean small hostel, owner tries his best but staff is unreliable/unavailable/unprofessional. First time I stayed there the guy managing the place was his girlfriend audibly in the evening, second time the guy wasn't even there when I arrived - it's a tiny hostel and I waited in the common room for hours and asked for Kevin, he was not there. Good price bad location, good for one night not more.


Smallest hostel I've ever seen, makes getting to know everyone easy. Fun and comfortable place, would possibly stay again.


Clean, friendly staff but far from mrt. Have to take a bus


A very tiny, but excellent hostel in Singapore. It not a central location, but its only a short walk or metro ride away from the downtown or chinatown areas. The staff were super cool and got me good deals on tickets for some local attractions. It's a pretty cozy hostel too and has all the facilities you need.


Thank you for the amazing time in Singapore, guys! Great atmosphere in the hostel which rather felt like a living community. The Wifi connection is very good and if you get hungry there is always enough toast, peanut butter, Nutella and other things that will make you replete.


Nice hostel, small and adequate for a stay in Singapore. Clean and about 10 min from mrt. Mikes a chill guy with discount tickets for attractions.

  • 25th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Had a really good stay at this hostel. The air conditioning was on all the time and the free bread and Nutella was always available. The location is next to two bus stops that can take you anywhere you need to go. There is cheap hawker markets right next to the hostel and a little shop. This hostel is ideal for Singapore. Mike is very friendly and can get you reduced price tickets for most attractions in the city, which helps a lot in Singapore!


Everything needed for a comfortable stay. Oversized, comfortable mattresses, free coffee, tea, toast with peanut butter and nutella all day! Good wifi, good air conditioning, information about activities posted all over the walls. They sell tap and go card that gives discounts for riding trains and buses then will buy back whatever balance is left on the card when you leave. Mike, the owner is just a super nice guy.


I loved this place! It's got a small common area, which makes it very easy to meet people, it feels like home! Mike and his family are absolutely amazing! They are so helpful and know everything there is to know about Singapore! As the reviews state, owner is not there a lot, but there is no need for him to be. Everything is labeled so you don't need to ask questions, and there's a free phone that you can call him on if you do have any questions and he is quick to answer it!


This is the perfect place to stay if you want to meet other like minded travellers in a relaxed and cosy environment. The owner, Mike, is a fountain of knowledge regarding Singapore and always happy to help you plan your day. The unlimited bread, spreads, coffee and tea is a really nice touch. Showers are clean, beds very comfortable. The closest mrt station is about 10 minutes walk and the bus only a few minutes. One of my favourite hostels so far and highly recommended.

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