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Reviews of Pillow.Talk Backpacker's Hostel

Hostel | 5 Hamilton Road, Singapore, Singapore 209177

83.9% Overall Rating

27 out of 32 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (11/07/2013)

"This is a place to lay your head and nothing more. Staff are friendly and the place is clean enough."

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Gym
  • Bicycle hire
  • Laundry service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area

Purchasable Extras

  • Luggage Room USD 1.57
  • Towel USD 1.57

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen

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83.9%

Overall Rating

27 out of 32 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Pillow.Talk Backpacker's Hostel'

Atmosphere
84.8%
Location
83.2%
Facilities
74.4%
Cleanliness
82.4%
Staff
96.0%
Value
84.8%
Safety
81.6%
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88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Rodrigo Ciudad Blanco

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

13 July 2013 Rodrigo would recommend this property

Liked: Staff really helpful, even they can speak spanish!!!! highly recommended

Disliked: nothing special

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Near to the metro and easy to go to airport

Disliked: t is okay

54.3%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 20%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

11 July 2013

Liked: This is a place to lay your head and nothing more. Staff are friendly and the place is clean enough.

Disliked: No atmosphere, poor breakfast, bathroom is open to the street (I mean, people walking on the street can peep in on you brushing your teeth). There are actually no walls - just curtains between the rooms, so you can hear everything from your neighbours. There is zero security - a locked locker can be open with a good tug.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Kirsa Noerregaard

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

07 June 2013 Kirsa would recommend this property

Liked: So cozy and a really friendly staff. Good location!

Disliked: Nothing really

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Leo Ritchie

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

07 April 2013 Leo would recommend this property

Liked: Wonderful staff, great location (close to MRT, very cheap and convenient from the airport, near to a vast array of food joints, and also right beside the Jalan Basar Stadium - if you want to see a cheap game of football), decent WiFi, pleasant common area. Really enjoyed my time here!

Disliked: Nothing of note

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

IOC LENG MUI

Alone

Romantic getaway

09 March 2013 IOC LENG would recommend this property

Liked: friendly and helpful staff, value for money and convenient location - that's fine to go to MTR where hv a 24 hour food court, another food court where just outside the hotel, price is cheap and food is delicious^^

Disliked: if i can wear my slippers to goto toilet and get shower that would be great^^||

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Lloyd Potts

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

03 March 2013 Lloyd would recommend this property

Liked: free wifi, free breakfast, personal locket, air con at night, friendly staff

Disliked: Lloyd left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Susan Leydon

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

09 February 2013 Susan would recommend this property

Liked: Free WiFi. Friendly staff. Good location.

Disliked: Susan left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Suci Ayunda Rachmalia

With friends / other travellers

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

29 January 2013 Suci Ayunda would recommend this property

Liked: IKU is very nice to us, and the location is near MRT and food center.

Disliked: There only 2 toilet for all the dorm.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Trong Nghia Luc

Alone

Visiting friends or family

21 January 2013 Trong Nghia would recommend this property

Liked: all room is no smell from outside food, safety and secure

Disliked: Plz provide more facilities and service, such as more toilet, shower rooms

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Marco Kraus

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

18 January 2013 Marco would recommend this property

Liked: Really nice place, good common area ...good place to chill, good collection of books and travel guides, good showers, nice staff, good location

Disliked: Marco left no negative feedback.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Shopping

18 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: lavender tempatnya strategis

Disliked: dari mrt cukup jauh

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

18 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: near mrt and bus station, also near the 24 hr food places

Disliked: instead of doors, every room is separated by curtain

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

21 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly and helpfull staff.

Disliked: No gym/ pool - this was the reason i booked.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

29 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: No stairs

Disliked: There is no room actually

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

11 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: small meeting area in the entrance with computers, quiet and silent rooms, friendly and helpful staff

Disliked: really basic breakfast

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

04 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was clean, had Wi-Fi, comfortable bed, A/C (only on at night).

Disliked: Seems too expensive for what you get, I like a wall enclosing some sides of my bed, not just curtain.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

adam lucas

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

03 April 2012 adam would recommend this property

Liked: clean, the vibes is good, hostel have character, different from other ordinary hostel. very comfortable though facilities is basic, but is enough. location is good and 24 hour convenient stores/food a stone throw away. maps and information is well available. Most inspiring part is the staff there, they are engaging and fun to hangout with!

Disliked: adam left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Tia Luker

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

05 March 2012 Tia would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was really friendly and easygoing. I ended up coming in very late because I got lost coming from the airport and didnt arrive until 230AM. They were waiting for me, and were so kind and welcoming at my arrival. Everything was clean, and it was a nice atmosphere. Its in a good location, close to the subway, and easily accessible to the entire city by subway or bus. The staff went out of their way to help direct me to where I wanted to go, and gave me helpful suggestions.

Disliked: Its perfect for someone on a budget. Bring ear plugs if you're a light sleeper (not that its noisy, but Im a light sleeper!).

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

24 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

06 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly, very kind and helpful staff. Free shared lap top, Cheep soft drinks, good sense of collections magazines, good atmosphere.

Disliked: Bed's mat less was comfy. But annoyed of creaking pipe bed. In the bed room Automatic bag spray was uncomfortable to me. It should be hallway better. Shower and Toilet was bit dirty.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

03 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This was a really friendly place, and after 5 days I still wanted to stay longer.

Disliked: The rooms were just separated by curtains, so there was noise from the neighbouring "rooms".

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

12 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: no-frill accomodation with centralised location. staff was very friendly and could provide nice ideas on when to go. thumbs-up :D

Disliked: overall OK

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Jonathan squire

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

26 November 2011

Liked: Friendly staff

Disliked: Squeaky beds and very small breakfast.

40.0%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

26 November 2011

Liked: Only plus is the location. Right next to lavender mrt. Also just by the bus station, 2 mins walk. The staff were also lovely and very helpful

Disliked: .. Where to start... It is literally 1 big room split into 3 by curtains... Yes curtains. There are 2 toilets for 35 people which also double up as showers and they were filthy, filled with clumps of hair. The beds were terrible.. Literally like a scouts camp bed made for 8year olds. I'm not tall and my feet went through the railings at the bottom. You had to make ur bed with sheets that didn't fit ... The blanket (if u can call it that) looks like it was stolen from India airways 10 years ago' it hardly covered my legs. The lockers can fit in your basic personal stuff and that's it, which Is pathetic for a dorm of this size. There was virtually no other westerners staying here. I had the worst night sleep In a long and I have been travelling for 4 months and stayed in many hostels. The people were up all night talking, coughing, sneezing and snoring and playing on electronics. If this was not bad enough after getting to sleep about 6 the first alarm went of at 6.15 and they did not have any manners or concept that some of us may be sleeping. I know the people staying here is not down to the hostel, i just want to warn u what to expect.