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Kallang River Backpackers

6 Jalan Ayer, Kallang, Singapore, Singapore, 389143
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According to 71 guests
Based on 11 traveler reviews

Nearby attractions
Kallang MRT Station
(0.17 km)
Singapore National Stadium
(0.58 km)
Kallang Wave Mall
(0.88 km)
Stadium MRT Station
(0.95 km)
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Review by Traveloka users

44 Traveloka customers have stayed in this hotel and given reviews:

The security is very bad, outsider easily enter the compound
No deposit required. Receptionist is not 24 hours. Near bus stop and Kallang MRT The lamp in room A need to fix because it turned on and off itself.
Not comfort at all. Bad cleanliness
The room was dirty and smell so bad. Air conditioner not working. the only good thing is the location. it's really near from Kallang station.
Great location for a holiday that needs a cheap budget.
Satisfied ! One day sure I'd like to stay here again for someday
Room not clean, i'm not comfort to rest and sleep at there..and less service..
They never clean the room floor. Bed cover never changed from one customer to the next one. So the toilet
this is the bad hostel
Tight space, no hot water in the bathroom. The blanket and pillow seem to be not very clean.
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11 reviews
Review from
Solo travel3
Friends getaway5
Rating Result
Very Bad
Very Good
Me and my sister wanted to spend two days exploring Singapore. We made reservation through booking.com a day earlier. As we reached the hostel it already looked like a disaster - it did not look as on the pictures at all! We were waiting for the check in for long time when finally some (drunk?) guy showed up and showed us the room. That was a SHOCK! They put us into a tiny room with three bunkbeds squeezed into. We realisedthis is not a room for backpackers, but staff or workers (OLD MEN!!!) basically live in there. It was dirty, used sheets and contrary add - not working wifi. As we wanted to use the wifi at the reception there was a grumpy and rude old men allways yelling with very bad attitude. It was really uncomfortable to think we would have to spend a night in a room with three old men staying in same place. Another thing is bathroom - no toilet papper, no towels, no hot water, no mirror, and some used old soap with body hair in it. We payed for the booking at the check out and the next day I received an e-mail of booking.com that they did not confirmed our arrival and that it was a no show, so they charged us 15 EURO which is approx. the amount we had to pay - and that was a rip-off! Extremely poor and non profeasional service! We will also make a complaint at booking.com.STAY AWAY OF THAT "HOSTEL"!
Family - Sep 18, 2016
Not recommended!
We booked two nights here while we were going to the F1 and we only managed to stay the one night!! When taken to our dorm we found it extremely cluttered and small! There were 3 bunk beds crammed into the room - two of which had what looked like residents in them and one of them was a write off with mould on it and the base of the bed broken! Paint was peeling off the walls and the air con was dripping all over the floor leaving another mouldy patch! There was nowhere to put any of your belongings as the two people already in the room had their stuff everywhere making it cluttered and untidy! I ended up sleeping with my backpack on my bed with me!! Wifi didnt work in the rooms properly and you had to go and sit in reception to get this - there was hardly any room for anyone! Woman in our room stayed up all night and made noise which kept waking us up and then she decided to go to sleep in the morning while we were escaping! Bathrooms were extremely dirty - we darent shower or wash in them as we would have come out dirtier than when we went in! (Big push into making us leave and get a clean room so that we could wash!!) When we checked out we were waiting for our key deposit back and the owner said he had to check the room first which took a while! Not sure what he was checking for as the room looked like it had been wrecked already!! This hostel is cheap and there is a very good reason for this!! If you dont mind sleeping rough then try it if not get somewhere better!!
Couples - Sep 24, 2015
Gisele S
Very very not recommended
+ Aircon Hot water (not every bathroom has water heater) Shower - There's wifi but not working at my room -_- Dirty. The bathrooms smells bad. Seems like an old building Bad service with unfriendly receptionist Poor bedstead. It's squeak-ing everytime you move.
Family - Sep 20, 2015
Amarta D
Rude Staff, Dirty Room
I have 3 night here. The old man staff is so rude, he cant respect the customer. I have a private room with 4 bed and i think this room is a dirty with a used bed cover. The only positive one in this hostel is location (Near Kallang MRT).
Friends getaway - May 18, 2015
Mika S
Use couple euros or dollars more to avoid this place.
This was worst hostel where I have been. Hostel staff was so rude for new person in Singapore. I sat on a table and manager yelled at me that this is my table go away. I asked for towel and yeah same thing Yelling and door slamming. People here is not backbackers. People from Singapore live in here. They didn't even change sheets after someone left and I came in. I booked 3 nights but left after first night
Solo travel - Feb 24, 2015
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Hotel facility


Hotel policy

  • Nearby Facilities
    • ATM/Banking
    • Beauty salon
    • Grocery
    • Hair salon
    • Shops
    • Supermarket
  • General
    • AC
    • Family room
    • Non-smoking room
    • Smoking area
  • Public Facilities
    • Safety deposit box
    • WiFi in public area
  • Hotel Services
    • Laundry service
    • Luggage storage
  • Business Facilities
    • Photocopier
  • Connectivity
    • Free WiFi

Check-in and Check-out Time

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

Kallang River Backpackers is a hostel in a good neighborhood, which is located at Kallang.

The hostel has a very good location, also near the Changi International Airport (SIN), which is only 14.47 km away.

Not only well positioned, but Kallang River Backpackers is also one of hostels near the following Kallang MRT Station within 0.17 km and Singapore National Stadium within 0.58 km.

About Kallang River Backpackers

Kallang River Backpackers is highly recommended for backpackers who want to get an affordable stay yet comfortable at the same time.

Kallang River Backpackers is the right choice for you who are looking for affordable accommodation in Kallang.

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

Kallang River Backpackers is a wise choice for travelers visiting Kallang.

Children 1-10 years are allowed to stay in hostel together with parents in a private rooms only, sharing existing room. Child age 11 years and above need to buy own bed and stay at Mixed Dormirtory Room.
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