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Checkers Backpackers

"Great location , 5min from rochor mrt too"

KRISHNAMOORTHY - September 18, 2019
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Checkers Backpackers

58 Dunlop Street, Singapore, Little India, Singapore, Singapore, 209388 - See map
Free Wi-Fi
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Popular landmarks
Orchard Road 1.8 km
Singapore Flyer 2.1 km
Sands Skypark Observation Deck 2.4 km
Gardens By The Bay East 2.6 km
Cloud Forest 2.8 km
Chinatown 2.8 km
Singapore Botanic Gardens 4.3 km
National Orchid Garden 4.3 km
Night Safari 12.9 km
Singapore Zoo 12.9 km
Nearby landmarks
Church of True Light 40 m
Prince of Wales 50 m
THREE/SIX/FIVE 50 m
Abdul Gaffoor Mosque 70 m
Masjid Abdul Gafoor 70 m
Lithe House 90 m
Haniffa Textiles 130 m
Campbell Lane 140 m
Indian Heritage Centre 150 m
Mannai Supermarket 150 m

7.2

Very good

Location rating score

Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
  • 180 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Located in heart of Singapore

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Daily housekeeping

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Value for money6.2
Distance to city center5.4 km
Location rating7.2
Nearest airportSeletar Airport (XSP)
Distance to airport12.4 km

Rooms available at Checkers Backpackers

2 People in 18-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Super Deluxe Room with Breakfast
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  • Room size: 8 m²/86 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 queen bed
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2 People in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 8 m²/86 ft²
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 18-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 single bed
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Family Room 4 people
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Separate shower/bathtub
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with Private Bathroom - Mixed
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  • Room size: 8 m²/86 ft²
  • Kitchenette
  • 1 single bed
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1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed, Lower Bunk
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed, Upper Bunk
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed, Lower Bunk
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed, Upper Bunk
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Checkers Backpackers?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Checkers Backpackers?

Checkers Backpackers is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 9 SGD. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hostel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Checkers Backpackers also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hostel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Checkers Backpackers has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is available for an additional charge. Self-parking is conveniently available at the hostel. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Singapore with private transportation, the hostel can arrange both taxis or car rental.

What are my dining options at Checkers Backpackers?

To meet any special dietary requirements, halal diet is prepared with the utmost care and attention.

What is the smoking policy at Checkers Backpackers?

Checkers Backpackers does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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Overall rating:

6.1

Good
180 reviews
Cleanliness
5.0
Facilities
5.2
Location
7.2
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What travelers say they love:
Staff is friendly.
Evelyn from Philippines
Solo traveler
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More about Checkers Backpackers

Checkers Backpackers, located in Little India, Singapore, is a popular choice for travelers. With its location just 5.4 km from the city center and 17.2 km from the airport, this 1-star hotel attracts numerous travelers each year. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

At Checkers Backpackers, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the hotel provides the best in services and amenities. Guests of the hotel can enjoy on-site features like free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, daily housekeeping, ticket service, 24-hour front desk.

81 rooms spread over 3 floors provide a warm and pleasant home away from home. Modern comforts such as television LCD/plasma screen, dressing room, locker, mirror, towels can be found in selected rooms. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. With an ideal location and facilities to match, Checkers Backpackers hits the spot in many ways.

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Housekeeping

4 mentions

Breakfast

2 mentions

Internet

1 mention

What they offer

10.0

Exceptional

"Much appreciated!"

Jamie

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July 16, 2019

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Reviews of Checkers Backpackers from real guests

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Cleanliness5.0
Facilities5.2
Location7.2
Room comfort and quality7.0
Service6.5
Value for money6.2
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8.7
Excellent
Pek from Australia
Group
Stayed 2 nights in November 2015

Satisfactory”

Value for money, excellent location, and clean

Some room booking issues were quickly resolved by the friendly staffs. The rooms and female bathroom were clean, though my friend commented that the cleanliness of the shared bathroom could be improved. Perhaps bathrooms slippers could be provided. Location was within walking distance to MRT station, lots of food around the area. Overall, our experience was worth the money, had an enjoyable time in Singapore :) will recommend Checkers to others!

Reviewed December 02, 2015

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6.4
Good
lihong from China
Solo traveler
1 Person in 18-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in July 2019

It's noisy. It tickles.”

Chess backpack hostel, the sign is that the checkers backpackers, front desk and residence is not the same, the residence is opposite to the front desk 711, the living environment is general, the noise around the car and the music of the bar is very loud, the music is that kind of heart beating. There is no curtain on the top, the sheets are not clean, the staff will give the towel quilt, can be spread on the bed. Dirty beds are also a problem. It was the most itchy night I slept on, but I didn't find bugs. I think I'm allergic. The key deposit is NT $10, there are three, respectively, the door, the cabinet door, pay attention to the default lock of the door, can only be opened with the key, do not leave the key in the room. Some steps of the stairs will shake when they step on them. The toilet and shower are integrated, with bath lotion, washing machine, breakfast, bread and boiled eggs, butter or jam, vomiting driver, tea bag coffee, and kettle

Reviewed July 14, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
KRISHNAMOORTHY from Singapore
Business traveler
1 Person in 18-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

Exceptional”

even i didnt stay this time , i know this hotel , middle in heart little india . great location , 5min from rochor mrt too

Reviewed September 18, 2019

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Responded September 19, 2019
Checkers Backpackers
7.2
Very good
Elodie from Hong Kong SAR, China
Group
Stayed 6 nights in March 2017

Very good”

Hostel was so overbooked that people had to sleep on the floor with a mattress crammed next to others. They changed our 9bed dorm into a 10bed dorm as they were too overbooked but did not let us know this was happening, as well as moving our stuff to another bed without letting us know. The showers where 'cleaned' once maybe twice during our 6 day stay. Even after cleaning there were still hairs everywhere in the shower. The breakfast was the best I have had from all my hostel stays - unlimited bread, jam, butter and bananas (from 8am-10am) tea and coffee as much as you want all day. Location is ideal - a minute walk from the SMRT (Rochor - which is super convenient to get to anywhere in Singapore) and Little India buses (useful for the night safari).

Reviewed April 06, 2017

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5.2
Lintang from Indonesia
Couple
Super Deluxe Room with Breakfast
Stayed 5 nights in March 2017

Shady building, poor service”

I booked in checkers backpackers, but when i arrived i was sent to another building, its not part of checkers backpackers, it turns out to be a serviced apartment called Oasis Serviced Apartment. Its not located at campbell lane, not even at the same road with checkers backpackers. The staff told me that the services apartment is still the property of checkers backpackers, but i think it should be stated in the website so the customer will be aware about it. On my second night, the ceiling was leaked, the floor was flooded, so my bag and shoes were wet. We told the staff, they cleaned it up but they couldn't get me a better room, i had to sleep there until the next day when they finally gave me a new room. One of the staff was drunk every time i saw him, i don't know why the boss still allowed him to work. Furthermore, the serviced apartment is located next to karaoke place, so it was very noisy at night.

Reviewed April 07, 2017

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8.8
Excellent
Daniel from Indonesia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed, Upper Bunk
Stayed 3 nights in February 2016

One Of My Good Choice”

Nice place to stay Offered a simple breakfast to start you day Near public transportation (and Mustafa hahaha..) Reasonable price for a backpack traveller

Reviewed October 08, 2016

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Responded January 31, 2019
Checkers Backpackers
7.2
Very good
Efecan from Australia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 18-Bed Dormitory - Mixed, Upper Bunk
Stayed 7 nights in January 2020

You will have what you pay for”

The staff was very helpful and positive. The common area, kitchen area and bathrooms are too small. You may see some cockroaches in the room. They provide free laundry and a free locker. They also give you a free padlock. (at least when I was there). The rooms were cool enough during sleeping hours. Breakfast was satisfying for a hostel conditions. The location is perfect in the heart of little India and just 2 minutes away from downtown line.

Reviewed January 12, 2020

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7.2
Very good
Claire from Singapore
Solo traveler
1 Person in 18-Bed Dormitory - Mixed, Upper Bunk
Stayed 1 night in November 2018

Perfect location, friendly staff and affordable place”

I LIKED 👍🏻 Location is great 👍🏻 Staff is friendly and helpful 👍🏻 Price is really good for what you get 👍🏻 Little kitchen available for guest 👍🏻 Very (very) basic breakfast provided 👍🏻 Aircon in bedrooms not too strong 👍🏻 Fridge in bedroom I WOULD HAVE PREFERED 👉🏻 If the hostel was not next to a karaoke... very loud until late! 👉🏻 If the bedroom were equipped with fans 👉🏻 If some fresh fruits were provided for breakfast 👉🏻 If the bedroom was cleaned everybody day

Reviewed November 10, 2018

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Responded January 31, 2019
Checkers Backpackers
6.4
Good
Karl from Sweden
Solo traveler
1 Person in 18-Bed Dormitory - Mixed, Upper Bunk
Stayed 1 night in October 2019

"Cheap" ”

This was the cheapest I could find in Singapore and sadly you got what you pay for. But I still stayed here 2 more nights because of the "lower price" + bed comfortable, good wifi, free breakfast (4 toast, 1 egg) - cleanes (saw both insects and a mouse inside the hostel)

Reviewed October 18, 2019

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3.6
Janny from United States
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed, Upper Bunk
Stayed 2 nights in January 2016

No”

I am a female solo traveler. I booked the "mixed dormitory" and expected both females/males in the dormitory, I was the only girl with 3 to 4 men in the room. There are locks to get into the bathroom so I question the safety of the hostel. The hostel is located in Little India and the hostel is filled with immigrants from India who come to Singapore for work. There were no other travelers/backpackers during my 3-night stay so I did not meet anyone. The wifi is bad as well, especially during the evenings/night when everyone is back. Pros: the location is by the Little India and Bugis MRT stations.

Reviewed January 30, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
Jamie from Malaysia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 18-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in July 2019

Helpful staff!”

Did not stay here in the end as my reservation was cancelled by Agoda due to overbooking, but the front desk man was so helpful in contacting Agoda on my behalf and transferring me to another nearby hostel, which I walked to accompanied by his staff. Much appreciated!

Reviewed July 16, 2019

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Responded September 19, 2019
Checkers Backpackers
4.4
Ng from Malaysia
Couple
Stayed 1 night in December 2016

Overbooked”

We went for Singapore for count down on 31/12/2016; and when we check-in, the staffs asked us to wait for some time for their arrangement of the room as there is some issue whereby he told us that, Agoda hacked into their booking system; we booked double room, and he said no more double room and he will need to put us in the 6-dorm room sharing with other people. According to him, we can choose not to take up the room but he said he trying to help us since it is count down night, not easy to get the hotel now. After we accepted, he refunded us the balance for the different of the double room vs 6-dorm room. After that, only we realised, they charged us the commission charged by Agoda to them. We are really disappointing and fortunately we only stay for one night.

Reviewed April 10, 2017

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4.0
Chun from Hong Kong SAR, China
Solo traveler
1 Person in 18-Bed Dormitory - Mixed, Upper Bunk
Stayed 7 nights in October 2019

The worst experience for backpackers”

Worst experience for my 15 years of backpacker life. You can find the bed bug in every twenty seconds on your bed and also inside and outside of your locker. I’m not that kind clean person but i can’t stand with it at all! With a few hours of sleeping, my body is full of bites (more than hundred!)! It’s really serious and disgusting! I told the staff and he just recommend me to go to supermarket to buy the Vaseline and use it, then every bite would be gone. But it’s not the case totally!!! I know that this may be the cheapest choice in city center but trust me, never try this and I’m still feeling all the bites after four days back to my home courtries. Needa spent a lot to go to hospital. Trust me, if I take a photo of my hands, legs and my body, you would be extremely scared!

Reviewed October 23, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Chin from Malaysia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed, Upper Bunk
Stayed 1 night in March 2016

definitely will stay here again in my next trip”

Good location, it is very near to Rochor station. The staffs are friendly. Excellent security! A lock was given to lock your locker and access card needed to enter the toilet

Reviewed March 07, 2016

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5.6
Suk from Malaysia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 18-Bed Dormitory - Mixed, Upper Bunk
Stayed 1 night in October 2019

Got insects ,. Bed bugs, or kutu”

I was given lower deck instead of upper deck. One girl called Veronica was spotted on one booking before me. Probably they messed up and gave me the wrong bed. The man sleeping on top of me left his trousers down and I have to shift my pillow to the other side. The whole room is full of odour, and stuffy in the day when the aircon was not switched off. The roommates seem like to stay inside the room thorough the day. The worst part is that I was bitten by bedbugs and the red marks was scarily distributed on both my legs and arms. More than 50 red bruises are found on my legs and arms , and some of them are very itchy. It is the results of me who just stayed there for one night. I have a very similar bedbug issues when I stayed in another hostel opposite to them. That could be the issues happening in the guesthouse in the region.

Reviewed October 13, 2019

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5.2
Siboney from United States
Solo traveler
1 Person in 18-Bed Dormitory - Mixed, Upper Bunk
Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

Above average”

If you are looking for a cheap place to stay in Singapore I considered that this hostel is the best option. The metro station is pretty nearby. You will be in Downtown in around 10 min.

Reviewed July 30, 2019

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7.6
Very good
Kim from Philippines
Solo traveler
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed, Lower Bunk
Stayed 1 night in September 2019

The room had problems with the AC”

It was already quite too late when we realized the AC was not working as it should be. Nonetheless, it was a pretty decent place to stay in. Staff were friendly and it is a stone's throw away from the MRT station.

Reviewed October 23, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Evelyn from Philippines
Solo traveler
1 Person in 18-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 27 nights in June 2019

best place”

many stores, near MRT, a lot foods to buy nearby

Reviewed September 11, 2019

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Responded September 19, 2019
Checkers Backpackers
9.2
Exceptional
Evelyn from Philippines
Solo traveler
1 Person in 18-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 13 nights in June 2019

Near timo Rochor MRT (blue line)”

Value for money, cheap. Staff is friendly.

Reviewed June 23, 2019

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Responded September 19, 2019
Checkers Backpackers
9.2
Exceptional
Evelyn from Philippines
Solo traveler
1 Person in 18-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

good location”

cheap, affordable. a lot of stores nearby

Reviewed September 11, 2019

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Responded September 19, 2019
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