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Service World Backpackers Hostel

Hostel | Banda St 02-82, Block 5, Singapore Chinatown, Singapore, Singapore 050005

79.4% Overall Rating

153 out of 170 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (09/08/2013)

"The staff were very friendly, the owner introduced himself and tools me about himself, Singapore and introduced other guests. It is right beside main part of China town abs very close to twomrt stations, so that was…"

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Bicycle hire
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • ATM / cash machine
  • Bar(s)
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Elevator / lift(s)
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Internet café
  • Onsite shop(s)
  • Outside area

Purchasable Extras

  • Luggage Room USD 2.12
  • Breakfast USD 2.12
  • Towel USD 1.41

What's Included

  • Linen

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 14:00
Latest Check-out: 12:00

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Singapore?

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Free Internet Broadband at 18 MBPS! Restaurant food and beer 15% rebate. ServiceWorld is within the heart of Chinatown, a premier hostel with a Heritage Restaurant, set in a beautiful historic area, 5 c's - Cheap, Cool, Clean, Cosy and Convenient for all travellers. Its restaurant and gallery feature the work of a world famous photographer, named "Outstanding Photographer of the Century". Hostel is specially featured in 2011 on TripAdvisor.co.uk and on National Television. Imagine a hostel harkening back to the 1950s which features a gallery of pictures from the Fifties. Read more

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Shared Rooms Help! A shared room (typically a dorm) is a bedroom which you share with other people from the property. The number of beds in a room is shown in the room name, e.g. ‘5 Bed Dorm’, and you can book as many as you need. Some properties have male only dorms and female only dorms.

6 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

8 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

8 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

About Service World Backpackers Hostel

A premier hostel in Chinatown, Singapore and top hostel in Asia. Top Rated 2009, Best Staff Award Nov. 2008, Best Atmosphere Award Feb. 2009. The ServiceWorld Hostel is a hostel with the five C's - cheap, cool, clean, cosy and convenient, it often acts as a central point for the discerning guest to visit numerous historic places and tourist attraction. Located close is the Hostel's Gallery and Restaurant which will offer ambience and comfort of a regular hotel. It is well known as a starting point to explore every scenic spot in Singapore. A short walk leads to Raffles Quay, Clarke Quay, Boat Quay, City Hall, Empress Place and Fort Canning. The Hostel is fully air conditioned with security doors and lockers and CCTV cameras provide maximum security outside hostel doors and windows. Make your stay in Singapore a memorable experience not just to enjoy the ambiance of the most traditional and exotic part of Singapore, but to get to know the history and heritage of Singapore through the Service World Gallery in Chinatown.

No curfew
Al fresco dining and seating
24 Hour Safety & Security
CCTV cameras provide maximum security outside hostel doors and windows
Fire Safety Certificate
Fire safety and smoke detector and heat detector systems
Door Security System.
24 Hours Hot & Cold Water
Air Conditioned Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Secured electronics doors

Free Internet Access and computer use.
Free Wi-Fi in dorms and private rooms.
Executive style dorms available
Linen, blankets, free shower gel included
Reading Light
Key Card Access
Luggage Room
Sight Seeing Information

Should there be NO SHOW; guests will be charged for the first night's stay. Cancellation Policy - No cancellation of booking is allowed after arrival at the Hostel for short stay of two (2) nights. A cancellation fee will be levied for other cases.

Accommodation Information

Al fresco seating and internet surfing
Availabiltiy of the airconditioned ServiceWorld Family Restaurant and Gallery for Dining comfort and enjoy hostel ambience while staying as a budget traveller.

Executive Family or Group Room with 6 beds sharing basis - you could book this for your own group of six.
Deluxe Family or Group Room with 6 beds sharing basis - you could book this for your own group of six seven.
Executive Dormitory with 8 beds - spacious and comfortable with 8 shared beds . 22 SGD
Family Room with 8 beds - ordinary 8 bed dormitory on sharing basis priced at 22-00. SGD.

All dorms are equipped with free High Speed Internet Broadband Access and with CCTV cameras outside the doorway, providing maximum security outside hostel doors and windows.

Use of any toilets and shower rooms of the three shop premises close by.
Laundry Service at 12 SGD per load. Internet and computer use available on payment basis. Airport transfer on payment basis.

Location Information

The Hostel is conveniently situated in the city. It is close to both the Chinatown MRT Station and the Outram Park MRT Station, providing accessibility to all the conveniences such as transportation, shopping areas, famous tourist destinations & many more! All Guests remember this hostel for its cleanliness and for its ambiance within the historic district of Chinatown and within walking distance to two MRT stations.

A land-mark to remember is the Buddha's Tooth Relic Temple which is adjacent to Block 5, Banda Street where the Hostel stands. From the ServiceWorld Restaurant and Gallery, one could see the vistas of high rise towers of Singapore's Raffles Place and Central Business District. Nearby is the Jin Rickshaw Building, now a night club, owned by Jackie Chan, the Hong Kong martial art film star, the Chinatown Complex, Lucky Chinatown and Chinatown Point. At Pagoda Street is the Chinatown Heritage Centre, a museum that gives a historical perspective of the Chinatown in the early days of Singapore. Dining places are everywhere, including the Maxwell Food Centre, the food centre on top of the Chinatown Complex, Food Street along Smith Street and rows of eating houses along New Bridge Road and Tanjong Pagar Road.