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Reviews of Royal Hostel Singapore

Hostel | 28A Smith Street, Singapore, Singapore 058942

86.2% Overall Rating

47 out of 49 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (18/01/2014)

Bahador Alast thinks…

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

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Facilities

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

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 1.60

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

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86.2%

Overall Rating

47 out of 49 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Royal Hostel Singapore'

Atmosphere
73.6%
Location
95.2%
Facilities
78.4%
Cleanliness
88.8%
Staff
90.4%
Value
87.2%
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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%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
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!

100.0%
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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%
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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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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%
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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%
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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!

85.7%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

27 May 2013

Liked: Good location, only two streets over from the Chinatown MRT, and has restaurants right outside the door. The hostel was very clean and I saw them cleaning the bathrooms and showers every day. There are 2 toilets and 2 showers per floor of the hostel, and I never had to wait for one. The people working at reception are nice and will help you with directions.

Disliked: The privacy curtains only cover half of the bed of the bottom bunks, and the beds at the top do not even have the privacy curtains. Also, the beds are very squeaky…so squeaky that when I got the hiccups on the top bunk, every time I would hiccup, the whole bunk would squeak. I wish the lounge, common area was more comfortable, with maybe bean bags or something, because as of now, it is not a good place to hang out after a long day of sightseeing and you don’t want to go into your bed yet. Also, the shower drain got clogged up a lot.

94.3%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

26 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean, room is at a nice temperature when A/C is on and size of locker is decent.

Disliked: Could use a larger common area that allows ppl to social and chill out.

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

fiona kocair

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

23 May 2013 fiona would recommend this property

Liked: Good hostel, perfect location in China Town! Verry nice and helpfull staff!

Disliked: The common areas are a bit too small, there is no place to meet other travellers

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

16 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everything was absolutely fantastic! The location is super convenient and Helen is both incredibly nice and helpful. The toilets and showers were always very clean and the free tea/coffee is a nice touch too. I couldn't have asked for a better place to stay in Singapore.

Disliked: Towels not provided (didn't matter considering I brought my own)

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

15 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Ideal location in chinatown. Staff are very helpful and lovely. Very cute little hostel.

Disliked: Nothing

85.7%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

15 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Helen at reception provided a genuinely wam and friendly welcome and had saved a lower bunk as I'd requested, thank you for that. Quality hotel standard linen and pillow. Two aircondiioners (16 bed dorm) made sleeping easy after a long day's flight. An abundance of power outlets (2 at each bed, and more). A good gooseneck type reading light.

Disliked: To be fair - RH has only been open a short while, and the following are only small things, which if they were looked at would make a good place to stay, a great one! You only had to sniff in the bed I'd been allocated (beds 7&8 second floor) for the whole upper and lower bed assembly to squeak, (im not exaggerating - you sniff - it squeaks), so when you turned, or sat on the bed, you wake both yourself and the person above. It would make such a difference to the experience of staying, not being hesitant to sit or lie on the bed when the person above is sleeping, for this simple thing to be looked at. I was tired after a long flight, and I slept ok, but each time one of us turned, well it was a bit much. The showers: small but thoughtfully fitted-out spaces, but in the evening, floors a bit dirty with hairs. Space in dorms: not a whole lot with high occupancy. Breakfast = white toast, one jam and 3in1 coffee satchel. I think even just a box of cornflakes and milk might make it a bit better than it is. Again, these are just small things to fine-tune a bit,