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Reviews of Royal Hostel Singapore

Hostel | 28A Smith Street, Singapore, Singapore 058942

83.2% Overall Rating

52 out of 56 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (10/09/2014)

Ahmad taha Khalaf thinks…

"Everything is ok the location, tidy, so friendly, the stuff you need for your stay with affordable price"

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Washing machines
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Common area / room
  • Internet access in public areas

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

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83.2%

Overall Rating

52 out of 56 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Royal Hostel Singapore'

Atmosphere
70.4%
Location
94.4%
Facilities
78.4%
Cleanliness
85.6%
Staff
86.4%
Value
83.2%
Safety
84.0%
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Ahmad taha Khalaf

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

10 September 2014 Ahmad taha would recommend this property

Liked: Everything is ok the location, tidy, so friendly, the stuff you need for your stay with affordable price

Disliked: None

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Poh Chin Cheng

Alone

Work / volunteering

05 September 2014 Poh Chin would recommend this property

Liked: Good location & clean

Disliked: Every things was good.

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

Rebecca von Fehrentheil

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

19 August 2014 Rebecca would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel is nicely designed and the first employe was very welcoming. The promotional price was a good value.

Disliked: Other staff was less helpful and the cleaning lady, that slept in our dorm came home late and made noise after quiet hour - not a disaster but also not very considerate.

48.6%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Elizabeth Byrd

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

02 June 2014

Liked: The location in Chinatown was nice. The bed was comfortable.

Disliked: It was very noisy until quite late because of the location to Chinatown and where the main food stalls are. Bathroom was not clean and there was always a line to share the showers or toilets (only 2). $20 deposit for the key seemed a bit ridiculous. But mostly, the fellow travelers in this hostel were awful. There was no sense of camaraderie and hardly anyone spoke English. Air conditioner and fan stopped working at 11pm and never came back on in the middle of the night. One of my worst hostel experiences on my RTW trip. Don't stay here.

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

renny soegianto

As a family with children

Family Holiday
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

27 May 2014 renny would recommend this property

Liked: I like the staff very friendly, the location is nice, easy to find food

Disliked: renny left no negative feedback.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 20%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

26 May 2014

Liked: great location, in the middle of Chinatown's food street

Disliked: 1. staff (not all - but the one girl with short hair) was really unfriendly -- 2. (and more important than nr. 1) - Security: People were inside our room during we were out (they said the needed to repair the Aircon but it worked perfect before we left... ??) - the staff packed all our stuff in trash bags so that they could not steal anything... well everything was sorted before (like dirty and clean clothes) and then everything together in trash bags while the repair guys are alone in the room WTF?

80.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Khanh Le Minh

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

16 April 2014 Khanh would recommend this property

Liked: Wi-fi signal is very strong

Disliked: my linen is not clean

80.0%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Go Twan Tjin

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Family Holiday
Partying / nightlife

08 April 2014 Go would recommend this property

Liked: Royal hostel is very good, nice, I like it

Disliked: Go left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Bahador Alast

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

18 January 2014 Bahador would recommend this property

Liked: Located in the heart of Chinatown, very friendly and helpful staff. The rooms are clean and well taken care of.

Disliked: Not much of a social atmosphere.

94.3%
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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

01 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great staff and location!

Disliked: Nothing

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

28 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Cleanliness, security and location

Disliked: walking up the stairs!

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Taylor Wright

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

08 October 2013 Taylor would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was very helpful and it was extremely clean. Great location in china town.

Disliked: Not good for travelers traveling alone trying to meet people.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Nen Lay

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

06 October 2013 Nen would recommend this property

Liked: close to chinatown

Disliked: no lift and my room was on the roof

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

22 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: friendly staff, great location

Disliked: public area too small

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Visiting friends or family

18 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Comfortable and clean air-conditioned room. Individual curtain attached to the bed serves as privacy in a 16-bed dorm, with individual bed lamp and locker provided.

Disliked: Poorly-ventilated bathroom/toilet area and cleanliness was alright but could be more clean. Breakfast was too basic with limited common area.

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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

13 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great airconditioning, very comfortable beds, perfect location in the middle of Chinatown, and friendly staff. Overall good value and a comfortable stay!

Disliked: No window to the outside from double room (but didn't feel too claustrophobic nevertheless)

94.3%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Vicky Astle

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

15 July 2013 Vicky would recommend this property

Liked: This hostel was the cleanest hostel I have stayed on in my three month travel. It was friendly, relaxed and the staff were lovely. It was brand new, and had been done up well for the little space they have. I would definitely go back. Free tea and coffee Free water Free breakfast!

Disliked: The common area was quite small.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

04 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very clean and comfy

Disliked: not great for meeting people

100.0%
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Mirang Gang

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

01 July 2013 Mirang would recommend this property

Liked: Staff were so nice! They were so kind and frendily! I really like them! They were so helful! Thanks again!

Disliked: Mirang left no negative feedback.

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

Rita Durez-Suomalainen

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

17 June 2013 Rita would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were exceptionally helpful, flexible, friendly; Really great

Disliked: Rita left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

13 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, friendly and knowledgeable staff. Helen, the girl on reception is great - really knows her stuff and gave me some great advice on where to go. The beds are comfy and the sheets are nice, clean and crisp. The other occupants were respectful about sleep and the whole hostel has a friendly feel.

Disliked: Very cramped - one tiny area for reception, breakfast and socialising. Breakfast is very basic. Loaf of cheap white bread, margarine spread and a jar of jam. Powdered tea (3 in 1) and coffee. The shower I used - on the left, when the door was pulled back, very dirty and needs a good clean. An orange film of grease has developed up the screen door.

91.4%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

30 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent location in the heart of chinatown. Staff was really nice esp Ron. Beds are clean and comfy and showers are pretty good too. For singapore, it's good value.

Disliked: No real common area. Breakfast is just bread and spread just FYI.

91.4%
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Chester Lam

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

30 May 2013 Chester would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent location in the heart of chinatown. Staff was really nice esp Ron. Beds are clean and comfy and showers are pretty good too. For singapore, it's good value.

Disliked: Not much of a common area and breakfast is unfortunately just bread and spread.

97.1%
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Syed Faiq Najeeb

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break

30 May 2013 Syed Faiq would recommend this property

Liked: As it was new, it was really clean and the staff were really friendly and helpful. The beds were quite comfortable. Very near to MRT station.

Disliked: Bathrooms a bit cramped

94.3%
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Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

28 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location (easily accessible by SMRT) with lots to do/eat nearby. Don't go to the sit-down restaurants as they are generally quite expensive, but go to hawker centres and where you see locals lining up for food. Very clean and comfortable, feel safe leaving belongings here.

Disliked: Little to no common space, but we made do and hung out at the washing machines - still easy to meet other travellers here!