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City Backpackers @ Hongkong Street

18 Hongkong Street, Clarke Quay, Singapore, Singapore, 059661
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According to 722 guests
44 guests talked about strategic locationNice and clean. Strategic location with competitive price
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Based on 83 traveler reviews

Nearby attractions
Clarke Quay MRT Station
(0.10 km)
Boat Quay
(0.25 km)
One George Street
(0.25 km)
Singapore Parliament House
(0.34 km)
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Based on 464 reviews

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- Backpacking
Good customer service, bed cleanliness, air-con is good, plus the staff are front desk are accommodating.
- Family vacation
There're bed bugs all over.
- Backpacking
Location is good, close to Chinatown, Clark Quay
- Backpacking
Bad place. Bed bugs, unclean and smelly bathrooms, receptionist barely there
- Backpacking
The hostel location is great. Near clark quay MRT station.
- Backpacking
Nice. Very approachable. Good service.
- Backpacking
not really clean, but appropriate with the charged. Better if you get room in first floor.
- Business travel
The location and room were nice. Except: 1. No receptionist at all time. 2. The housekeeper has bad attitude, showing unwanted behavior to the guests.
Not good experience. The caretaker is not approachable, not hospitable and she is not smiling. There many insect in the mattress. We got so many bites.
Not recommended, bad service, dirty room.
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Mark L
City Backpackers is a source of shame to Singapore
I've been to better backpacker dorms/hostel than this establishment. Not only that they have very steep stairways, what adds to the insult are the following: 1. They sell water but there's no one to buy it from 2. The water dispenser is leaking. 3. The rooms that we were assigned to have dirty beds, and the moment we were changing clothes, our luggage and small bags were infested by bugs 4. Have I said bugs already? Yes the beds were crawling with bugs, bugs and more bugs 5. we got bitten by these bugs on the neck and legs. As soon as we got bitten by these parasites, we immediately head out of the hostel and looked for a better place to settle in. I guess, you get what you pay for. you pay cheap, you get treated cheaply But then again, there were better hostel than this joint. They should close down and remain closed until they have removed all the bugs there.
Couples - Nov 21, 2017
Budget friendly
I just stayed for 5 days and on my first time it took me 1 1/2 hour to find this hostel using my offline map.Good thing that you have someone to ask.Backpackers is a budget friendly hostel it only costs me 75sgd for the stays i stayed.Well its good enough on my pocket since singapore as i know is an expensive city.its just an 8 bed type of room so you have to expect that you can have someonel else in the room.its fine for me anyways to meet up some new friends.This is a good location since most of the places i visited was just near to it.Fronting clark quay central and just 5 minutes away going to the riverside. Theres a sharing bathroom and you have to use a pale to go on bath😂😂.Just bring extra towel and toiletries since its not included.Wifi connection is average.there will be breakfast which is a bread غالي على قلبيwith jams and butter as well as coffee or tea provided.You have to serve by your own.Bad thing is that theres only to staff in the desk and its inconvenient specially when your going to checkout earlier.They said staff is coming by 10 Am but unfortunately it did not .You have to wait to get your deposit and return the key to the room.
Solo travel - Sep 30, 2017
Bad hostel
the hostel is unclean, the staff is unfriendly. I just saw the stuff in the morning, there is a office time until 11 for check out. but I wanted to check out around 10:30 the were nobody so i did not get my depostit for the key back. they had a problem with the toilet the floor was always wet , (not allowed to wear shoes in the hostel), the staff didnt care. was disgating. i would never book this hostel again.
- Jul 28, 2017
They have bugs!!!!
Worst hostel this far. Eventho the location is great, but on my second day, i feel all over my body ita very itchy and appear red bump..(literally everywhere from foot to neck).. then i saw 2 bugs running around my bed. Disgusting!! Then def they have smaller bugs that i cant see with my own eyes.. as a result now im in worst part of my holiday. Itchy all over me!!! Nver stay here!! Ever again!!
Solo travel - May 27, 2017
Diane D
The place is in BAD SHAPE! VERY DIRTY!
I did not expect the place to be tgat bad. Toilets and Bathrooms are dirty. Wash basin is soooooo dirty. Lights spoilt not repaired. The worst of all..I booked a private room for 6 but the room is with a plastic wall partition. In the middle of the night, our neighbour made so much noise till the wee hours. We can even hear each other snores. Blanket and bed sheet need be change, please throw it away snd buy new sets. Tripadvisor please remove your recommendation. I stayed in a lot of others hostel before, this is the worst.
Family - May 21, 2017
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Hotel policy

  • Hotel Services
    • Early Check-in
    • Express check-out
    • Front desk
    • 24-hour security
    • Laundry service
    • Luggage storage
    • Multilingual staff
    • Tours
  • Nearby Facilities
    • ATM/Banking
    • Beauty salon
    • Gift shop
    • Grocery
    • Hair salon
    • Laundry
    • Shops
    • Supermarket
  • Public Facilities
    • Coffee/tea in lobby
    • Early check-in
    • Late check-out
    • Safety deposit box
    • WiFi in public area
  • General
    • AC
    • Clothes dryer
    • Family room
    • Non-smoking room
    • Recreation room
  • Food and Drinks
    • Breakfast
    • Snack bar
  • Business Facilities
    • Computer station
    • Photocopier
  • Transportation
    • Bicycle rental
    • Car rental
  • Shuttle Service
    • Airport transfer with surcharge
  • Things to Do
    • Library
  • Connectivity
    • Free WiFi

      Check-in and Check-out Time

      Check-in: 2:00 PM
      Check-out: 12:00 PM

      note: hostel was previously named City Backpackers - Hostel

      City Backpackers @ Hongkong Street is located in area / city Clarke Quay.

      There are plenty of tourist attractions nearby, such as Clarke Quay MRT Station within 0.1 km, and Boat Quay within 0.25 km.

      About City Backpackers @ Hongkong Street

      City Backpackers @ Hongkong Street is highly recommended for backpackers who want to get an affordable stay yet comfortable at the same time.

      For you, travelers who wish to travel comfortably on a budget, City Backpackers @ Hongkong Street is the perfect place to stay that provides decent facilities as well as great services.

      Spend quality time at City Backpackers @ Hongkong Street with your spouse. Make it an unforgettable stay by enjoying all services and facilities that the hostel has to offer.

      Are you a shopaholic? Staying at City Backpackers @ Hongkong Street will surely spoil you for numerous shopping centers nearby.

      Have fun with various entertaining facilities for you and the whole family at City Backpackers @ Hongkong Street, a wonderful accommodation for your family holiday.

      Experience a unique stay at the historical building of City Backpackers @ Hongkong Street, which you rarely find in other places.

      If you plan to have a long-term stay, staying at City Backpackers @ Hongkong Street is the right choice for you. Providing wide range of facilities and great service quality, this accommodation certainly makes you feel at home.

      While traveling with friends can be a lot of fun, traveling solo has its own perks. As for the accommodation, City Backpackers @ Hongkong Street is suitable for you who value privacy during your stay.

      City Backpackers @ Hongkong Street is the right choice for you who are looking for affordable accommodation in Clarke Quay.

      WiFi is available within public areas of the property to help you to stay connected with family and friends.

      City Backpackers @ Hongkong Street is a hostel with great comfort and excellent service according to most hostel's guests.

      City Backpackers @ Hongkong Street is the ideal choice for you who are looking for a comfortable yet affordable accommodation.

      Smoking is strictly not allowed in this property

      Pets are NOT allowed.

      Hotel may accept Early check in, subject to room availability, with additional fee.

      Hotel may accept Late check out, subject to room availability, with additional fee.

      Children 7 years and above is chargeable same as adult rate. Child below 7 years must be accompanied with parent and book as private room.
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