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U8 Hostel

181 Upper Paya Lebar Road, Serangoon, Singapore, Singapore, 534866
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According to 16 guests
Good wifi and cozy bed, even if it's bunk bed one. Stayed here for 8 days.
Bernhard H.
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Based on 17 traveler reviews
24-Hour Front Desk

Nearby attractions
Tai Seng MRT Station
(0.54 km)
Bartley MRT Station
(0.67 km)
MacPherson MRT Station
(1.57 km)
Woodleigh MRT Station
(1.62 km)
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9 Traveloka customers have stayed in this hotel and given reviews:

Good wifi and cozy bed, even if it's bunk bed one. Stayed here for 8 days.
Simple concept of the room. Free water and sufficient utilities e. tidak microwave and hot water. competitive price and a lot of food place around.
U8 hostel is awesome cheap price that really recommended to my fellow friends. The location is so strategic, in front of the hostel I can found the bus stop that can bring me everywhere around Singapore. Beside that, 100 m walk I also found Thai Seng MRT station that allows me to explore Singapore easier. The receptionist all good at speaking English, and they all very welcoming and friendly.
This place is very recommended for people who just need a place to sleep at night. It is located quite near the Tai Seng MRT Station, but if you prefer bus or taxi, it is right beside the main upper paya lebar road so there are many bus stops and many taxis roaming the road. It is quite far from the center of town, but actually it's a calm neighborhood so you won't have to worry about the noise of the nightlife. The hostel is open for 24 hours, so late night check-in is not a problem. The bed is soft and cushy, you got a nice blanket and two comfy pillow. Don't expect to much about the breakfast, it's just a standard bread and coffee, common for hostels. Near the hostels, you could find many chinese local restaurant, dominos pizza, pizza hut, and also several convenient local store.
Comfortable, cool but less extensive room for 4 person..
Good hotel, competitive price, the place is clean and comfortable. Pretty close from Tai Seng MRT (walking 15 minutes). It just would be nice if the receptionist could be more friendlier. Overall quite recommended
Not bad for a low buget, clean rooms, ok service very friendly people, only location a bit far dr recreation but kebantu with MRT station tai zinc with 20 minutes by walk.
Hotels seba minimal .. according to price ..
The bathroom is not clean, the water slightly. But the room was quite comfortable.
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Friends getaway5
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You get what you pay for
Because Singapore is so expensive I chose a hostel, knowing that you get what you pay for. I chose to have a private room, which was actually a family room with bunk beds, but still very cheap. The room was clean, the bed comfortable, it had airconditioning, and fulfilled what I needed. The location was easy to find (right by the corner of 2 main roads), and it was close to both bus and underground stations, and had heaps of eating places nearby. It probably isn't somewhere I'd want to wander around at 1am, especially if I was a young girl, but was fine for me. The shower and toilets were semi-outside, and reminded me of the losmen I used to stay in as a backpacker 30 years ago, i.e. they weren't all that clean or comfortable, but survivable. I did not stay for breakfast, due to an early flight, but it appeared that breakfast, which was apparently pretty basic, would be served in what looked like a laundry room! This is not a place for those who want good facilities, but it the room was clean and comfortable - if you want better than basic, pay more and go to a hotel
Solo travel - Jun 9, 2016
Room was fine, the atmosphere feels homey, but there was an annoying stranger who put his stuffs on our bed.. but well I can't complain because it's the risk of deciding to booked mixed dorm. Breakfast was very simple just toasts and coffee. The location isn't far from MRT station. I traveled on January 2014.
Friends getaway - Jul 30, 2015
I can safely say that this place is the bottom of the barrel of hostels.
Now, I will try to summarize my stay with as little profanities as possible. This time, I went for an 8 day trip to Singapore for business and leisure purposes and since the accommodation in the country is incredibly expensive, I decided to try a hostel. Upon arrival (it was incredibly difficult to find this place, it looked like an abandoned shop lot which ended up costing me a lot for my taxi ride because even the taxi driver couldn't find this place), I was "greeted" by the staff which was not only rude, but hostile in manners. Her name was Joanne if I am not mistaken. All I can say was that it was clear that I was unwelcome by the staff, particularly her. The room I choose was shared by 3 other people and you get a tiny table and a tiny locker that fits your bag pack only. If you have a luggage bag like I did, God help you. The doors are always open for the rooms and there are no places except the toilet that offers some amount of privacy. There is also no dining area, and the TV in the front was just for "esthetics" since we had no control over it anyway. You will not be provided with any access to the hostel without feeling like a prisoner. You will be yelled at. The cleanliness was seriously... repulsive. No new bed sheets, dirty floors, nobody takes out the trash and the toilets... absolutely repulsive. 8 out of 16 times I had to shower somewhere outside because it was too dirty and the other times because I had no choice but to rush to get to somewhere and forced to use it. About the breakfast, don't feel excited. It's just cheap, almost expired bread and jam with instant coffee. The staff always puts on loud vulgar music that disturbs the peace and with their already bad behavior, it makes this stay really "memorable". Here are the excellent staff ethics that I experienced. -The rude staff Joanne* slept in my room with nothing but her underwear on the second night. -She refused to provide a traveler from India with a miserable pack of instant coffee at 5am (his check out time), because it's against her "rules". (Poor fellow had to travel so early back to India while no shops are open to buy coffee) -I paid for laundry and asked them to handle it while I went out for business, and when I came back I found my clothes wet and thrown aside. I had insufficient clothing for the following day. -I had a guest to come over (my girlfriend) and she was harassed by this Joanne and embarrassed me by coming into my room, at an inappropriate time and invading our privacy, several times. -she even spoke ill of me to the other roommates and staff because I complained about the laundry and caused me further embarrassment. Just too many more to list here. It was so bad, I had to check out 2 days earlier because I couldn't take it anymore and booked a hotel. I will never go for a budget hostel again. I will rather pay more and have my sanity intact than to deal with these uneducated, vulgar people. While I was staying here, I also discovered that the staff were staying in the hostel illegally, and the rude staff Joanne held several "full time" jobs at the same time and still claiming to be a "full time staff of hostel". I wonder if the owner of the establishment is aware of the situation in the hostel. I strongly discourage anyone from staying here. Go and spend a little more and have a good stay instead of burning your hard earned money here. p.s. don't believe the 7.5 ratings. They are given by white people who are treated like royalty in this god forsaken hostel. Of course they would give a high rating. I am Malaysian and treated like crap here. If you think that what I say is untrue, then go ahead and try this place.
Couples - Jan 25, 2015
Average stay
We booked the family room with 2 teenagers. Massive bunk beds take up most of the room. Little room for luggage or to move around. Top bunks make a lot of noise with the slightest movement. Room itself was soundproof with good aircon. It was clean however, the rest (bathrooms, kitchen) was dirty. Pictures are deceptive in that respect. Was sufficient for us to get some sleep after a 1am check in.
- Dec 23, 2014
bad service
I think this hostel just think about money, don't think about your comfortable . I live here for 5 days , and then I just want to switch to bottom bed when all another bed empty , but they don't allow it , let's think again, all bed are empty , and you can't move to another bad ??? what the hell ? i am fat guy , and has forced to climb to the top bed ? so, if your first time visit you get bed on the top , what ever you live for a month , you will live on the top until you leave out . I recomend you find another hostel that not strict about the bed switching.
Solo travel - Oct 20, 2014
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Hotel policy

  • Hotel Services
    • 24-hour Receptionist
    • Laundry service
    • Luggage storage
    • Multilingual staff
  • General
    • Smoking area
    • Smoke free
  • Sports and Recreations
    • Game room
  • Food and Drinks
    • Breakfast
  • Things to Do
    • Garden
  • Nearby Facilities
    • Gift shop
  • Connectivity
    • Free WiFi

      Check-in and Check-out Time

      Check-in: 2:00 PM
      Check-out: 11:30 AM

      U8 Hostel is located in area / city Serangoon.

      The hostel has a very good location, also near the Changi International Airport (SIN), which is only 12.11 km away.

      There are plenty of tourist attractions nearby, such as Tai Seng MRT Station within 0.54 km, and Bartley MRT Station within 0.67 km.

      About U8 Hostel

      U8 Hostel is the smartest choice for you who are looking for affordable accommodation with outstanding service.

      24-hours front desk is available to serve you, from check-in to check-out, or any assistance you need. Should you desire more, do not hesitate to ask the front desk, we are always ready to accommodate you.

      U8 Hostel is the ideal choice for you who are looking for a comfortable yet affordable accommodation.

      You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.
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