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River City Inn

Hostel
33C Hongkong Street, Clarke Quay, Singapore, Singapore, 059672
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Impressive
8.5/10
According to 37 guests
Based on 808 traveler reviews
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WiFi

Nearby attractions
Clarke Quay MRT Station
(0.13 km)
One George Street
(0.22 km)
Boat Quay
(0.28 km)
Singapore Parliament House
(0.37 km)
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Review by Traveloka users
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8.5
/10
Impressive
Cleanliness
8.46
Comfort
8.14
Meal
8.14
Location
8.94
Service
8.54

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

5.8
Check in 18-20 sept 2017 at dorm female only. Came on 8pm and need to bring my own luggage to 4th level with only stairs option, the receptionist (a man was friendly and humble). Like mostly backpack hostel, the room is so small. With mix bath room outside. The next morning woke up, went to bath, get some breakfast (bread and jam only for free, coffee, tea). The receptionist in the morning (2 women, one of them is pregnant) aren’t so friendly! No smile, no greeting, no communication at all (too bad). Lucky me, I need hostel to sleep only, because the whole day I spent to explore outside. Not too clean, both too comfort because the 2nd night, there’s 2 teenagers (I guess) so noisy in the room. The only great is the location, at hongkong street, exit from clarke quay MRT and across the overhead bridge, walking about 5 minutes.
7.9
Nice place. strategic It feels like home
8.5
Good place, service is the best.
9.1
At first I checked in for mix gender room, but after I got there, I decided to top up and stay in the girls only room. The room has no window. Anyway for 2 nights, I can rest well, the location is really good. The inn is really near to hip hang out places. It is also near the seven eleven. Is just that you have to climb to the 4th floor and the room is kind of smelly. at first the WiFi is pretty fast but on second day it got slower. Maybe the connection problem.
9.7
clean, feels like home, cheap, strategic location
8.8
Clean, Comfortable, Convenience, near to 1min to MRT Station
8.5
Overall, it was a good place to stay. However the aircon is limited only for the evening up to morning. They won't turn it on even though we ask during the day. Although, the fan is always on.
8.8
Friendly environment and great service!
8.5
Was able to leave my luggage even after checking out. Okay for backpackers.
8.8
Clean, good service. Near to Clarke Quay MRT station. Just 3 mins walk. Recommended!
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Amanda J
Very rude staff
The staff was very unfriendly and the place was not in the best shape. I asked if I could rent a towel but they informed me they were already "closed" even though she was checking someone in so I never received a clean towel to shower with. They don't run the bedroom AC during the day or the common room AC during the night/morning so it was uncomfortably warm the entire stay. The lady helping us at check out didn't say a word to us; just took our keys and walked away. Breakfast wasn't ready at 6am as they told us it would be so we never got to eat. On the positive side, it was fairly clean and very quiet.
Friends getaway - Sep 23, 2017
Pieter C
Rude, unwelcoming staff - great location
The location is great (everything closeby) and the free breakfast is very convenient too. The wifi is slow. The positioning of the sinks within the common space is awkward. You have to pay for towels. The staff is extremely rude and unwelcoming - we felt like we were a hinderance to them. The staff controls the AC, even in the small dorms, they take the remotes. Don't forget your earplugs, I was in a top bunk with my head right next to the AC!
Couples - Aug 27, 2017
Jeremy K
Simple Hostel
Great location and friendly staff. The hostel is just a 2-minute walk from the nearest MRT station and it is located near the Clarke Quay nightlife area. Chinatown is also a walking distance from the hostel itself Rooms were clean and the bunk beds were comfortable too. Lockers were provided too, which was an excellent bonus. Even though they only have three communal showers and three communal toilets, I never had to wait too long to use either. One thing to take note: The hostel itself is located on the 3rd floor of the building. So if you're carrying a suitcase, you may struggle to climb up 4 flights of stairs.
Solo travel - Aug 15, 2017
Ella E
Good location, rude staff
We stayed here for a total of the three nights. The hostel is a good location, near clarkes quay. A few minutes walk from china town where we are some great street food. The rooms are basic and clean, as are the showers and toilets. However the aircon is never on (staff members come in and put it on at certain hours) so the rooms are uncomfortably warm. Throughout our entire stay the staff were extremely rude and unhelpful. The hostel has absolutely no atmosphere- the communal area is silent. We were told off for being too noisy at 9pm when playing cards. Not the place to go if you are looking to make friends.
Friends getaway - Aug 8, 2017
LibbyandVoyta
Clean hostel but very unfriendly staff
We booked Rivercity Inn based on the great reviews and great photos and particularly how nice the staff were, however we had a very different reality once we arrived. The staff are really rude and un-accomodating. They do not smile and walk around like they really hate their life. It made us feel very unwelcome and uncomfortable. It is a very small hostel with one main room with 14 beds and then a curtain separating another room with 8 beds. There are 2 more private rooms with beds also. The beds are fine, mattress is a little hard but not a problem. The bathroom has 3 showers and 3 toilets which are unisex and kept very clean which is nice but the sink is right next to the kitchen and everyone can see you brushing your teeth etc which is a bit uncomfortable. On the 2nd night at 3am a big Asian family arrived with a baby under 3 years old and stayed in room with 8 beds that is only separated by the curtain. In the conditions of booking it strictly says no check in after 11pm and a baby/small child must be in a private room as not to disturb other guests. They were very loud and turned the lights on and off 3 times waking everyone up. They were also very disrespectful of common areas making a mess and being very loud but the staff did not say anything. The hostel is kept very clean which is really nice but a major let down is how rude the staff are.
- Jun 24, 2017
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Hotel only accept guests with minimum age of 5.

Hotel facility

Description

Hotel policy

  • Nearby Facilities
    • ATM/Banking
    • Beauty salon
    • Grocery
    • Hair salon
    • Shops
    • Supermarket
  • Hotel Services
    • Front desk
    • Laundry service
    • Luggage storage
    • Multilingual staff
  • General
    • AC
    • Family room
    • Non-smoking room
    • Smoke free
  • Public Facilities
    • Coffee/tea in lobby
    • Safety deposit box
    • WiFi in public area
  • Food and Drinks
    • Breakfast
  • Shuttle Service
    • Airport transfer with surcharge
  • Business Facilities
    • Photocopier
  • Connectivity
    • Free WiFi

    Check-in and Check-out Time

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

    Location
    Staying at River City Inn is a good choice when you are visiting Clarke Quay.

    This hostel is very easy to find since it is strategically positioned close to public facilities.

    About River City Inn

    River City Inn 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.

    River City Inn is a hostel with great comfort and excellent service according to most hostel's guests.

    Staying at River City Inn will surely satisfy you with its great hospitality and affordable price.

    * Booking made is non-refundable in the event of cancellation or modification. Payment will be charged to your card prior to arrival.
    * All rates are inclusive of taxes.
    * All prices include breakfast, free WiFi, internet access, lockers (with locks), clean toilets, bathrooms, clean linen and clean rooms.
    * Check-in time: 1400hrs-2300hrs. Please note that we DO NOT accept check-in after 2300hrs. Please respect our check-in time after 1400hrs as we have to adhere to our cleaning schedule (1200noon-1400hrs) to upkeep the cleanliness of the hostel. Our reception operates from 0900hrs to 2300hrs. Late check in 2300hrs to 0130hrs is chargeable at SGD8 per booking. Prior arrangement required.
    * Check-out time: 1200noon. One night's stay will be chargeable for late check out past 1200noon.
    * In an event of a no-show, booking cancellation or modification, the whole stay will be chargeable in full.
    * If you have an early flight, you may leave your luggage with us (after 0700hrs on the check-in date) and use our facilities before heading out to explore the city. A booking for the previous night is required should you need a bed to rest immediately upon arrival from 0700hrs to 1400hrs on your check-in day.
    * If you have a late flight or bus to catch on the day of your check-out, you may leave your bags with us at no additional cost until 2200hrs.
    * To keep our prices low, we accept cash (in Singapore dollars) only for payment. Payment with credit card is subjected to a 5% administrative charge.
    * The air-con in the dorms are turned on continuously for 12 hours throughout the night (2100hrs to 0900hrs). The dorms are ventilated with fans in the day. The common area is fully air-conditioned during the day.
    * To upkeep the environment of a backpackers hostel, we do not accommodate children below the age of 5. Children aged between 5 and 11 years can be accommodated in private rooms only, and not in dormitories. Children aged 12 and above can be accommodated either in private rooms or in dormitories.
    * Due to limited capacity, we do not accept Singaporeans/returning locals/PR/Foreigners holding work permits. Please contact us before booking whenever in doubt.
    * Please note that we are located on the 4th floor of a heritage shophouse without a lift.
    * To upkeep the cleanliness of the hostel, no footwear is allowed indoors (except in the toilets). Guest may wear socks if they are not comfortable barefooted.
    * We will hold all bookings up to 3 hours of your scheduled arrival time. Kindly inform us if you have any changes to your arrival time.
    * We do not accept big groups above 8pax. Please contact us prior to booking for large group bookings.
    * Please note that not all our rooms/dormitories have windows. If you need to stay in a room with windows, please check with us before booking.
    * Booking made is non-refundable in the event of any cancellation or modification.



    Directions from the airport to River City Inn :
    Please note that we are located on the 4th floor of a heritage shophouse without a lift.
    There is another hostel in the same building, hence do not check in to a wrong hostel!
    1) Take the Train (Takes about 1hr 15min, not available after midnight) - SGD 2.10/trip + SGD 1 Card deposit (refundable)
    Step 1: Proceed to Changi Airport MRT and take the East West line heading towards Tanah Merah.
    Step 2: Alight at Tanah Merah MRT. Proceed towards platform B (East West line) and board train going towards Joo Koon MRT.
    Step 3: Alight at Outram MRT and board the Northeast line towards Punggol MRT.
    Step 4: And finally alight at Clarke Quay MRT.
    Step 5: At the station lookout for EXIT E and you will see Central Mall. Cross the overhead bridge (or take the pedestrian crossing) and turn right at the end of the stairs and walk in the same direction as the flow of traffic. In 200m you will see Hongkong Street. Look out for the Yellow Building. Take the stairs to the 4th floor and ring the bell when you see 'River City Inn'.

    2) Proceed to the "Ground Transport Desk" at the arrival terminal to catch a bus shuttle at SGD 9/adult directly to the doorstep of River City Inn. 24-hr service. (Takes about 30-45min)
    3) Take the taxi. It will cost about SGD25-28, depending on the traffic condition. (Takes about 30min). An additional 50% midnight charge is applicable from 12midnight to 0600hrs.
    Disclaimer: It is the hotel's responsibility to ensure that all photos are accurate. Traveloka will not be held responsible for any photo inaccuracies.
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