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Shophouse the Social Hostel

48 Arab Street, Kampong Glam, Bugis, Singapore, Singapore, 199745
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According to 741 guests
It was nice, worth with price. Definitely will come back again, all the guests are friendly.
Khoiruddin S. P.
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Based on 279 traveler reviews

Nearby attractions
Haji Lane
(0.07 km)
Malay Heritage Centre (Istana Kampong Gelam)
(0.17 km)
Sultan Mosque
(0.21 km)
Raffles Hospital
(0.25 km)
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512 Traveloka customers have stayed in this hotel and given reviews:

The receptionist doesn't available under 8am for check-out and it was worse
The location is very near to Queen street bus terminal and Masjid Sultan. It only take less than 10 minit walking to MRT Bugis. Really recommended for those seeking place for sleep at nigh only.
Overall, it was a great stay. It'll be great if the person at the reception welcome the guest with a smile. The cleanliness of the rooftop can be greatly improved. That's the place we have breakfast. The rooftop is a mess. In thoughts of hygiene, the rooftop should be kept clean all the time - of course, guest can be educated to keep the place clean. You may include the rules in but first the rooftop needs to be cleaned up. That's about it. It was a great stay after all. Thanks!
The reception men one. Never show face smile. Never respect how customers when ask something show face never happy.
It's good. Location far from MRT Bugis 600 m find to easy.
It's very nice if the air con works better...
If the air-con works well, it will be better. But I think the quality deserves with the price. Nice
Good location. Friendly staffs
First of all, friendly staffs! The private room and breakfast were okay but too simple for the price. Didn't get the chance to try the cafe tho, might be coming back for it somedays!
Yes just good and enjoy. All clean
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Prison feel
We stayed in a private room with shared bathroom on the 4th floor a few hours before catching our late night flight. No elevator. The room contained a super squeaky bed, ac, a fan, a rug, a bed frame propped up against the wall for hanging clothes, a side table, and a framed picture. There was a lamp next to the bed but no bulb. No hairdryer. AC and fan were good. The room was far from cozy, as the photos suggested, but felt more like a prison cell with its concrete colored walls and floor. No window. There were two toilets/showers that were shared with the 12(?) bed dorm next door. Toilet paper in only one bathroom. Decent water pressure and pretty speedy water heating. Towels can be rented for S$5. Rooftop terrace, where you can smoke, was filled with chairs, oil drums, dirty dishes, clothes, and paint cans. Not a nice place to just to hang out. Staff was nice and helpful and waived the deposit for both the room and the towel as we were checking out the same night. Good enough for the few hours we were there but I wouldn’t stay any longer.
Couples - Oct 22, 2017
Hà Uyên T
Great place! CLEAN and budget friendly!
I stayed here for 2 weeks for my business trip. 1. Location: It is on the Arab street, in BUGIS area, which is one of the most popular destination and used to be the center of Singapore. Within 7 mins, you can walk to BUGIS street where every food, shopping center with budget price are located. BUGIS MRT is near there, very convenient to move. 2. Bathroom: Most thing to notice while booking budget hostel should be this problem! Noticeably, this hotel they clean the bathroom every day, have the warm water, and even an iron. The bathroom is spacious and dry as it attracts natural wind every time. Love their design. 3. Rooftop: This is an amazing place where you can hold a small party with friends outdoor. The design of rooftop is great and enjoyable with a nice view of the city. 4. Restaurant, bars: They have a restaurant with great food on their first floor. Surrounding the hostel there are lots of places to eat and drink also. 5. Price: Good price for backpacker. My friend who is studying in Singapore for 2 years decided to stay here for the whole 2 years instead of renting a monthly shared apartment, so you can understand how cheap it is. Breakfast with bread and cheese, coffee, tea are included. **So do not expect you will have all 5-stars service here like towels for free, private room, quiet room, .. when you do not pay for that. Just freaking enjoy this hostel at an extremely expensive country like Singapore.
Business - Oct 15, 2017
arif f
Nice Place for Backpackers
This is a good hostel for backpackers. They have many bunk beds for mixed or female only. It also provides free breakfast. For smokers, they prepare a rooftop for you. It is also close to Masjid Sultan, for Moslem it is so important.
Friends getaway - Oct 11, 2017
Awesome location, staff and rooftop
This hostel is run by one of the best and most caring owners I have ever met, the staff is friendly and helpful, rooms are clean. Check out the rooftop or reach out to the staff or owner for recommendation and local choices. The location is prime for hanging out on Hija street or checking out the Masjid (mosque) Sultan
Friends getaway - Oct 9, 2017
chantelle b
Not a great experience
We checked in after 8pm (when checkout is closed) and we were told we couldn't rent towels until the next morning which wasn't ideal after a 14 hour flight! We had a private room which was ok- didn't seem particularly clean but thank god it had air con. Then the showers, mixed with the heat they were horrendous. Not sure if they were ever cleaned in the 3 days we were there. Only one of the showers had a stand and people regularly smoked in them which was not great for us because our room was next to the bathroom. The upstairs area was messy I could tell they were refurbishing it and it had potential it was just a shame we stayed there when we did because it could have been a lot better.
Couples - Sep 24, 2017
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Hotel facility


Hotel policy

  • Hotel Services
    • Concierge
    • Laundry service
    • Tours
    • Luggage storage
    • 24-hour security
  • Public Facilities
    • WiFi in public area
    • Coffee shop
    • Restaurant
    • Coffee/tea in lobby
  • General
    • Smoking area
    • AC
    • Non-smoking room
    • Terrace
  • Nearby Facilities
    • Shops
    • ATM/Banking
    • Grocery
    • Supermarket
  • Food and Drinks
    • Breakfast
    • Restaurant with AC
    • Cafe
  • Sports and Recreations
    • Game room
  • In-room Facilities
    • Hairdryer
  • Things to Do
    • Library
  • Business Facilities
    • Business center

Check-in and Check-out Time

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

Staying at Shophouse the Social Hostel is a good choice when you are visiting Kampong Glam.

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

About Shophouse the Social Hostel

Shophouse the Social Hostel 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, Shophouse the Social Hostel is the perfect place to stay that provides decent facilities as well as great services.

When staying at a hostel, the design and architecture are two important factors that can spoil your eyes. With its unique setting, Shophouse the Social Hostel provides a pleasant accommodation for your stay.

Shophouse the Social Hostel is the right choice for you who are looking for affordable accommodation in Kampong Glam.

Savor your favorite dishes with special cuisines from Shophouse the Social Hostel exclusively for you.

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

Shophouse the Social Hostel is a hostel with great comfort and excellent service according to most hostel's guests.

Staying at Shophouse the Social Hostel will surely satisfy you with its great hospitality and affordable price.

Check in time is after 2:00pm. Early check in is subject to availability upon arrival.Property do not accept children under the age of 16.

As the reception opens from 08:00am to 10:00pm, instructions for late check-ins after 10:00pm will be provided upon request.

Drop us an email with the details of your booking and we will provide you the instructions required.
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