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ServiceWorld Chinatown Hostel

Hostel | Block 52 Chin Swee Road, #02-33, Singapore, Singapore 160052

74.3% Overall Rating

49 out of 60 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (28/03/2014)

"Location, the owner is friendly but the only staff saw was this guy on day checked in. Clean. Cheap. Good WiFi and laundry facility."

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Car Parking
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Bicycle hire
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • ATM / cash machine
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Elevator / lift(s)
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Onsite shop(s)
  • Outside area

Purchasable Extras

  • 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: 12:30
Latest Check-out: 12:30

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ServiceWorld Chinatown is a unique new hostel located within Chinatown and the Riverside District with the Pearl's Hill City Park at its doorstep. Located at Chin Swee Road next to a 24 hour Supermarket and a Cafetaria, the Hostel is commonly known to Filipino guests as Kapalaran Hostel. Both Chin Swee and Kapalaran mean good luck. FREE HIGH SPEED Fibre Optics BROADBAND ACCESS of 1000 MBPS! - this is indeed a choice hostel in Singapore Chinatown. It is convenient for shopping, being just on top of a 24 hour leading Supermarket. Check in time is strictly from 12 noon to 11.00 p.m. Guests are requested to state their time of arrival when they make the reservations. 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.

10 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

6 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

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8 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

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7 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

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About ServiceWorld Chinatown Hostel

A place to stay, but you can serious remote work here too with high speed Fibre Optics Internet access at 1000 mbps. The ServiceWorld Chinatown Hostel is a premier hostel adjacent to People’s Park, the site of the original historic Chinatown in Singapore, which is located at the entrance of the Chinatown MRT Station. Chinatown is known for its exotic and colorful crowded streets, authentic shop houses and the long stretches of eating places in various cuisines, cheap souvenir shops and shopping centers. Although this hostel is located in a crowded Chinatown street, one can still get close to nature to enjoy morning exercise or take a stroll in a garden setting, because the entrance to the Pearl's Hill City Park is at the rear of the hostel building.

The Hostel is located at the heart of chinatown, offering convenience and accessibility not to mention it is located directly above the supermarket so whatever you may need, you can always go down and get it at the supermarket! And at the rear of the hostel, there is a huge park of 10 acres, that guest can go to and enjoy the day.

The ServiceWorld Chinatown Hostel often acts as a central point for the discerning guests to visit the historic sites in and near Chinatown and numerous tourist attractions nearby.

This Hostel is indeed “A Home Away from Home”. It offers a very clean and comfortably spacious dormitory, a large kitchen, common area with TV, toilet and bathroom and a shower room. The Hostel is equipped with security-enabled electronic door systems and fire and smoke detectors for fire safety, a high speed wireless broadband connection for PCs, laptops, notebooks and PDAs, security cameras outside, TV, and fridge.

Accommodation Information

The hostel has a very clean and spacious dormitory with 8 beds and another dorm with 6 beds called the deluxe family or group room with 6 beds for reservation on a shared basis. Long term stay $480 a month. It has a large kitchen with an oven, fridge and washing machine. There is also a toilet and bathroom and a shower room. The common area is equipped with a computer and internet area and for TV viewing. Tables and chairs are available along the spacious corridor used as a common area for alfresco dining and relaxation. For exercise and recreation, the best feature is the city park located at the entrance of the hostel, with several hectares of land for outdoor recreation and exercise free of charge. For swimming, take a bus to the delta sports complex nearby. The Hostel has no 24 hour reception. Guests arriving late at night are advised to make prior arrangements for late reception. Max. Number of nights for booking is 31 nights.
Once a guest is registered, there is no refund for any cancellation.

Location Information

The ServiceWorld Chinatown Hostel is located at the junction of Pearl's Hill Road and the Upper Cross Street. The nearest MRT station is the Chinatown Station that connects to the East West Line to the Changi International Airport. It is located on a third storey of a commercial complex and a leading supermarket is just right downstairs so shopping for some necessities is a lot easier. It is very close to cheap eating places that operate on a 24-hour shift. So close to many interesting points in Singapore, imagine how much you can cut in spending on trains, buses and taxis. You can walk within minutes to the famous Clarke Quay and Boat Quay along the banks of the legendary Singapore River, or to Empress Place, Raffles Place, Asian Civilization Museum, the Chinatown Heritage Centre, the Buddha Tooth-Relic Temple, Sri Mariamann Hindu Temple, the Chinatown Pagoda Street that is famous for its long stretch of shop houses. If you like to shop for apparels and electronics, the People's Park Complex, People's Park Centre and OG Department Store are our neighbors few steps away. And because you won't leave Singapore without a memento of Sentosa, you can quickly travel to the island because Harbourfront, the stepping door to Sentosa, is only two MRT stations away. Arab and Queen Streets and the Beach Road to take your buses to Malaysia and Thailand is less than 10 minutes by bus.