I have stayed many times in YMCA on Orchad Road but as they have raised their rates I searched for some alternatives. Seemed that hostel was only option (I had to give up from pool but my budget set the limits). So I choose no.1 based on others reviews. And I'm not disappointed.
Location - good enough. From airport it took 1,5h with metro to get there. It was on quiet street and it took me some time to find it as there was scaffholdings on the buildings.
Actually there is another high rated hostel also on lower floor.
Room - I always try to choose smaller room and hope that there are not people who have to get up early and start crackle with their things. So I was in 6 bed dorm and was satisfied. There was no windows but it was not needed anyway. There was fan and AC so it's possible to choose which one to use.
I also checked 23 bed dorm... it was big. Can't imagine how it's possible to sleep there :)
Facilities - there was 2 or 3 toilet rooms and showers what were cleaned regularly. Only downside is that during peak times there was a queue.
Breakfast - simple as it is in hostels. There was 1 banana per person and roasted bread with some kind of butter and Nutella.
What to do - there is 7eleven right across the street (no beer after 10pm).
For eating there is shopping centre appr 300 metres away - Starbaucks, Burger King (or was it McDonalds) and whole ground floor of local restaurants.
All in all - definitely stay another time if I can book smaller room.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- River City Inn is a family-owned and operated hostel. As travellers ourselves, we know that affordability should never compromise hospitality. Everything you need to provide a comfortable stay are available: Free Wi-Fi, Clean Sheets, Good Breakfast, Air-Conditioning, and more!But at River City Inn, we aim to offer something more. After you have explored the winding streets of Singapore, experienced the different cultures, delighted your taste buds and worn your shoes under the sweltering heat, we want to welcome you back. We want to offer you a place to unwind, write your journal, talk to other travelers and share stories. We aim not only to provide a bed for the night, but a space for the exchange of ideas, inspirations, personal reflections and growth. Because that is what traveling is about.Terms & Conditions:• All rates are inclusive of taxes• Check in time: 2pm to 11pm. Please note that we DO NOT accept check-in after 11pm. Please respect our check in time after 2pm as we have to adhere to our cleaning schedule (12pm to 2pm) to upkeep the cleanliness of the hostel. Our reception operates from 7am to 11pm.• Check out time: 12pm• If you have an early flight, you may check in early(after 7am on the check in date)and use our facilities or you can leave your bags with us whilst you head out to explore the city.• Likewise, if you have a late flight or bus to catch on the day of your checkout, you may leave your bags with us at no additional cost.• To keep our prices low, we accept cash only for payment.• To upkeep the environment of a backpackers hostel, we do not accommodate children below the age of 5. Children aged between 5 and 11 years can be accommodated in private rooms only, and not in dormitories. Children aged 12 and over can be accommodated either in private rooms or in the dormitories.• Due to our limited capacity at our Inn, we do not accept Singaporeans/returning locals/PR/Foreigners holding work permits. Please contact us before booking whenever in doubt.• Please note that we are located on the 4th floor of a heritage shophouse without a lift.• To upkeep the cleanliness of the hostel, no footwear is allowed indoors (except in the toilets). Guest may wear socks if they are not comfortable barefooted.• We do not accept big groups above 8pax. Please contact us for clarification.•Please note that not all our rooms or dorms have windows. If you need to stay in a room with windows, please check with us before booking. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- River City Hotel Singapore
- River City Inn Singapore