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Shophouse The Social Hostel Reviews

48 Arab Street, Singapore, Singapore

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85%

Rating
169 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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100%

Breakfast from 8am-10pm was brilliant - especially in such an expensive city so when I didn't feel like eating alot I could have cereal or tóast! Super friendly staff who made me feel at home for my 6 nights. A really social atmosphere - made some good friends here. Would definitely recommend without a doubt, was a pleasure to stay!

  • 3rd Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

Great value for money and the room are good. Nice relaxing area on the roof to chill out and watch a movie or read. Breakfast is good and the staff are very welcoming. Close to eat, drink, shop and underground.


91%

Really lovely little hostel!! Great security, key card access through three doors to get to our stuff in our dorm. Staff were lovely and great when buying tickets for amusements, got them slightly cheaper there! Location good, quite a walk to Marina Bay but a lovely walk at that seeing lots of attractions on the way!


100%

Great Place with a Great Services! :)


80%

I would like to use my own padlock.


71%

the Shophouse Hostel is a nice average Hostel with some nice extra features as a rooftop and breakfast. the facilities are quite old, especially the bathrooms with showers over the toilet. everything is very small and space is calculated minimal. the location is nice in the Arab area and good metro connection towards the airport.


100%

직원들이 좋음 착하고 친절 개친절 ! 음 그리고 훈남이 있어서 더더 좋앗졍 위치는 솔직히 걍 쏘쏘 그래도 주변에 구경할거도 좀있고 밑에 카페잇어서 좋앗고 방도 분위기있고 근데 화장실이 좀 좁아서 불편햇고 옥상 테라스는 끝내줌 걍 밤새고싶어지는


89%

Really helpful staff, free wifi, handy for the MRT station so easy to get around. Free breakfast all day and nice communal area. Would stay again


80%

Good interior design and value for money. The location is a bit far from town area but has easy access with bus just 2 minutes from the hostel. Everything is fine. However, u still cant compare with the 5foot inn from Boat Quay.


94%

very good and thoughtful small touches for people who check in late,if only there was a button to choose either top bunk or lower bunk as some people might have a phobia of top bunks

  • 8th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Spend 3 nights there I've booked 16 beds room but they were sorry to offer me another one instead and i've got 8 bed room for same price:) Lovely place! Rooftop terrace. Really friendly people and good location. P.S. Cheek the picture I left on the roof wall - a portrait of Oleg Garkusha, famous russian musician who taken part in mu In Kind Exchange progect.

  • 3rd Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Russia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


69%

The hostel is small and quirky and there is a great cafe/small bar downstairs. There are 3 flights of stairs and no lift so it's a bit of a trek when you are on the top floor. Bathrooms are small and compact. On our floor there were only 3 and a 16 bed dorm and 6 bed dorm so always busy. Bathrooms could have been cleaner. Very helpful staff. We had to move dorms after our first night as there had been complaints of bed bugs but we were glad they were doing something about it.


80%

good ambience. but not so comfy when you stay at lower bed. Felt shaky. But overall, that was good enough.


91%

Best hostel I have stayed in, in Singapore. Clean, helpful staff, awesome location, spacious dorms, comfortable beds, adequate storage space. Best of all was the 8am - 10pm breakfast, very useful for people who are on a budget. Love the view from the rooftop. The mosque is a beauty. Pan pacific looks awesome at night. Glad to have found this hostel, thanks to the 2xu run location.

  • 1st Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

Great hostal, perfect location, friendly people

  • 1st Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


80%

comfy, chic, simple and great atmosphere :)


57%

it's located at a street which is quite messy and where has a lot of Arabic shops and people. The hostel is not clean, and the facility of this hostel is poor, my room even does not have window. Anyway, this hostel does not worth this price.


60%

one of the best social atmosphere I've ever seen, especially the rooftop area where most guest hang out there at least a few times a day. the 12 mix room is quite comfortable too. However, the shower&sink is a bit disappointing being how it does not seem to be clean often. and it's only 3 showers/toilets shared by about 20 total guest. But the worse is its security, there's a huge number of people coming into the rooftop and they were not guest. Almost every night you see strangers at the roof.


100%

Staff were great with local info and booking an airport shuttle

  • 18th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


97%

great hostel. A little pricey but it might be worth a lot of comfort!


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