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Service World Chinatown (Chin Swee) Hostel Reviews

Block 52, Chin Swee Road, #02-33, Singapore, Singapore

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60 Total Reviews
  • 100%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 100%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 60%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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THE WORST HOSTEL 1. NO RECEPTION! 2 hours to check in. A girl sleeping there, who did not speaks English, answered our knocks at the door and called her "boss" (the owner of the hotel) on her mobile. Terrible. 2. NO SECURITY! It is in a building and the rooms are in different places. Accessible to everyone. As there is no reception, we could'n have a key for the locker room. 3. BAD LOCALIZATION. Singapore has an amazing transport system. Chinatown is dirty with rude people. DONT STAY THERE

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The above review has resulted in practically no booking through Hostel World since it appeared on the internet in February, 2014. It is time for this to be removed, as the comments were racist and unjust.


It's most convenience location and quite place to stay in Singapore's most popular place. Just right below the Hostel a 24 hrs. convenience store for drinks and snacks. Always my choice to stay in this Hostel.


Not in the real hostel, some chambers on a supermarket near a parking. There was nobody there, we had the phone the reception (the hostel is somewhere else??) A lot of beds but all without people, sometimes strange people passed by... Not really dirty, just very old, a lot of noise of the pipes

  • 6th Sep 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Belgium
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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We have taken in this guest, although renovation was going on. Really apologise for his stay within an empty hostel under servicing during the first week of September, 2013.


Good for backpacker.

  • 6th Sep 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Thailand
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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