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Backpacker Cozy Corner GuestHouse
Ranked #149 of 227 Speciality Lodging in Singapore
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“Weird stay - possible bed bugs”
Reviewed 17 April 2012

The cheapest that we could find... Dorm up at the top where we slept was o.k. temperature wise and some mattresses are really worn so you will feel the springs. Some of the employees walk around checking on things occasionally which is good but I felt like I was being watched? Breakfast is toast and coffee or tea but it's next to the bathroom so it's weird when people pass with towels on or knowing your dishes and food are in close proximity to the bathrooms. I saw the employees dismantling and rebuilding beds and moving mattresses around (not sure why). They have CCTV cameras around which is good but they give a strong warning and have multiple fliers posted reminding everyone to watch your stuff. There are also fliers posted about keeping sleeping bags off the beds which is a good reminder to prevent bed bugs but....

It's been about 1 week since I left the hotel, maybe less and I have bed bug bites appearing. Not sure where I got them but this is one of the places I've stayed in the past week. Totally sucks, wish I knew where I got them...just wanted to inform other travelers that bed bugs COULD be lurking in the dorm upstairs. :(

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 31 March 2012

Its very budget hostel and provides value for money. I stayed during Aug 2009 for 2 Nights and it was worth it. Though they are very punctual in timing for check-out, however you can keep your luggage at Reception and it is completely safe.

Rooms basically sharing bed accommodation are very dark without any natural light option. And due to which on last day i got up very late and my plan was hampered, however no complaints as it was my mistake on not waking up on time on alarm.

Internet was free however only 3 PC were available so you need to manage among it. The location is very nice and convenient. Get down from MRT and you will head to the hostel. Also since its located in centre... market and other places is also very near with walkable distance.

P.S: Since drop down doesnt have a option to Select Aug 2009, i am selecting traveling date as April 2011.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled solo
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Pasig, Philippines
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Reviewed 18 March 2012

we stayed here for 1 night, the room was clean, a/c was working, breakfast consisted of toast, jam, margarine, coffee, and tea. shared bathrooms so bring shower slippers! they advertise free wifi but for some reason none of the staff know what the password is, so we just ended up using one of the 3 communal pc's. pretty ok overall.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 February 2012

We surfed on the internet and found this hostel which is considerably cheaper than other hostels. It is also a easy-to-find hostel where only 5mins walk from Bugis station with a lot of food stalls and shopping malls around. However, it's the end of the good news.

We met some friends from Singapore and they brought us to the hostel. When we'd like to check-in to the reception, the lady staff asked us rudely if we had paid the 1st night deposit. We said we had paid but she didn't seem to get it and asked us "i ask again if you had paid or not." (N.B. I travelled a few English-speaking places and had never encountered this problem before). I felt that I was suspected that I skipped the deposit and lied.

When we planned to leave just after putting in our luggage in the room, she was like commanding my friends to wait and sit in front of the reception ONLY (by the word she stressed), not even standing up. And said "Here's a lot of CCTVs checking on you"

We stayed 2 nights in double room but both nights were horrible. The bed sheet and pillow cases were not clean at all and we could still find some hairs attached. The blankets were not clean either so we ended up using bathing towels instead. Still, we were sleeping sweating throughout the nights because the A/C was not working properly, it spewed out hot air instead of cool air even though we'd set it to 18˚C. On the first night stay, it rained in the evening throughout the night, and water was dripping everywhere from the water pipes that goes through the room (as shown in pics). We couldn't sleep at all because the bed was wet and the air in the room was very humid. It was not even dried by the time we check-out (same time as the pics taken).

The pantry was located at the first floor and next to the toilets and bathrooms so we can see ppl wrapped with towel when we were eating toast.

Room Tip: Any other room than Room No.35 double room
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 February 2012

Stayed here for 3 nights before our trip to Kuala Lumpur... The location is perfect... Just across the Bugis Junction mall.. Hawkers are everywhere.. Near the.MRT (Bugis) ... Helpful staff, breakfast was good enough... Rooms are small but it is ok if you are a couple.. Noises are everywhere (People talking outside and Slamming of the doors) .. It bothers me... Blankets sucks... Must bring your own... No wifi access...

If you're on a tight budget, I recommend this... Just appreciate everything and you'll have a pleasurable stay.. =]

  • Stayed January 2012
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Property: Backpacker Cozy Corner GuestHouse
Address: 490 North Bridge Road | 2nd Floor, Singapore 188736, Singapore
Region: Singapore > Singapore
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Ranked #149 of 227 Speciality Lodging in Singapore
Price range (per night): ₹ 2,194 - ₹ 3,936
Number of rooms: 4
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