iStay.inn - an urban art hostel

iStay.inn - an urban art hostel

211A-217A South Bridge Road, Chinatown, Singapore, Singapore, 058764
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    Guest reviews

    7.1
    Very good
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    9.6
    Exceptional

    "Room, Bed & toilets are clean."

    Regene

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    January 28, 2018

    7.6
    Very good room comfort and quality

    Property highlights

    • 280 meters to public transportation

    • Airport transfer

    • Located in heart of Singapore

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

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    Location
    8.5
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    Excellent location - Inside city center
    Popular neighborhood
    Nearby
    Popular
  • Jamae Mosque10 m
  • Sago Street (Street Of The Dead)20 m
  • Hidden Treasures50 m
  • Sri Mariamman Temple90 m
  • East Inspirations110 m
  • The Tintin Shop120 m
  • House of Zhen130 m
  • China Square Central140 m
  • Eu Yan Sang Integrative Healthcare140 m
  • China Square Central Flea Market140 m
  • Fast facts about iStay.inn - an urban art hostel

    Value for money7.4
    Distance to city center5 km
    Location rating8.5
    Nearest airportSingapore Changi Airport (SIN) - Singapore
    Distance to airport18.0 km
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    7.6
    Very good
    Room comfort & quality
    Family room for 4 adults
    Family room for 4 adults
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 bunk bed
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    1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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    • Room size: 76 m²/818 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 bunk bed
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    1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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    • Room size: 54 m²/581 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 bunk bed
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    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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    • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 bunk bed
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    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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    • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 bunk bed
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    2 Bed Private Room (Price per room)
    2 Bed Private Room (Price per room)
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 bunk bed
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    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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      Family Room for 10 People 
      Family Room for 10 People 
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        Family Room for 8 adults
        Family Room for 8 adults
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          Family Room for 6 Adults
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            What people love about the property

            • 7.6
              Very good

              "The hostel is cheap and have good location."

              Marta

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              July 20, 2018

            • 7.6
              Very good

              "Good location"

              Judy

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              February 20, 2018

            • 6.4
              Good

              "The location is quite convenient for moving by public transport."

              Tu H.

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              April 24, 2018

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            6.4
            Good

            "Good for the price."

            Tu H.

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            April 24, 2018

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            What they offer

            9.6
            Exceptional

            "It was comfy and quiet"

            josephine

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            February 1, 2017

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            Chinese cuisine
            Chinese cuisine
            Chongqing Grilled Fish
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            170 m Chinese, Seafood

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            Real reviews from real guests

            Agoda Reviews (440)Booking.com Reviews (419)
            7.1
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            10
            Cleanliness6.6
            Facilities5.9
            Location8.5
            Room comfort and quality7.6
            Service7.1
            Value for money7.4
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            8.0
            Excellent
            Aileen from Singapore
            Group
            Family Room for 6 Adults
            Stayed 2 nights in January 2019
            For short trips in Singapore”
            Pros: Location is very near Chinatown where most of the non-expensive stuff and food in SG can be found. Near MRT as well. Cons: very cramped and noise can be heard from the street. Note: Bring your home slippers coz they won't allow you to use your shoes inside the inn. Entrance to the inn is on a little door up to the second level. quite hard to find at first
            Reviewed January 26, 2019
            Hi Aileen, thank you for staying with us and your generous feedback. Hope to see you back soon! Take care!
            Responded February 02, 2019
            iStay.inn - an urban art hostel
            2.0
            Steven from Sweden
            Solo traveler
            1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
            Stayed 1 night in February 2019
            Bad Hostel”
            Had booked 2 nights, but it was so terrible I left in the middle of the first night. Terrible rooms, no AC, beds too close to each other, disgusting toilets, reception closed....
            Reviewed February 07, 2019
            Hi Steven, Thanks for your feedback and sorry for the inconvenience caused. We strive to provide the best value for the money you have paid for.
            Responded February 14, 2019
            iStay.inn - an urban art hostel
            8.8
            Excellent
            Daniel from Slovakia
            Solo traveler
            1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
            Stayed 1 night in January 2019
            Excellent”
            Excellent location for tourists and very friendly staff. Comfortable beds as well. However, very poor breakfast, specifically bread and coffee/tea only.
            Reviewed February 01, 2019
            Hi Daniel, Thank you for staying with us and your constructive feedback. We strive to provide the best value for money and will continue to improve on area which you have commented. Take care!
            Responded February 02, 2019
            iStay.inn - an urban art hostel
            6.0
            Lang from Singapore
            Family with young children
            Family Room for 10 People 
            Stayed 8 nights in December 2018
            Mediocre & Bad experience”
            Bad Experience   We are a family travel of 9 persons with adults & child booked into 1 unit of 10-rooms for our Holiday to Singapore for 8 nights stay.   On Day 1- 17 Dec 2018, the lady who served us was courteous and helpful. However, the room that we got seems to have bed bugs and therefore we had request for a room change which she was kind enough to make the arrangement.    During our stayed there, we have seen 3 staff (1 Lady whom we met on day 1, 1 Male without spectacles and another “Inspector” Male with spectacles). First 2 was really good but “male staff with spectacles” was really nerve wrecking.   To name a few of the bad experience but especially on the service with THE “male staff with spectacles”:   - There was one of the night around 8 plus evening that we were chatting inside our   room, all out of sudden the door open (without knocking) and this man told us to keep   quiet. We are in a shock, there was no privacy even in our own room. If there is a rule   for total silent, please let us know the house rules !   - He almost literally followed us everywhere at hostel at the public place. We felt being   stalked on !   - One time as I was preparing hot water for our cup noodles, he was practically standing   next to me and watching. As I was not even finish (a few cups noodles to prepare), he   keep bugging to say “Hey ! Why aren’t you washing up yet”. Soon he was getting onto    my nerve and I wanted to finish quickly, I turned around wanting to exit the pantry   away from him but tripped from the hum and a cup of hot water fall my poor niece ! I   asked for any First Aid kit but he say “None” and just stared on without any sympathy  or concern or even make any offer to help.        As a tourist, we are here on holiday to have a good experience and great fun and enjoyment in a well reputable country but this stay really make our stay felt terrible and excruciating. 
            Reviewed December 28, 2018
            Dear Lang, sorry to hear about the incident. It was unfortunate that one of our staff had affected your experience here. We have taken action on this and will strive to provide a better service to our guests in future. Thanks again for your feedback and hope to see you back soon!
            Responded December 30, 2018
            iStay.inn - an urban art hostel
            8.0
            Excellent
            Reniati from Indonesia
            Family with young children
            Family Room for 6 Adults
            Stayed 2 nights in December 2018
            Very good”
            A cheap yet strategic place to stay in Singapore. Within walking distance to Chinatown MRT station and only half an hour to Changi airport. The staff are very nice. The only drawback is the cleanliness of the toilet, in which most of them (there are several shower room and toilets available) are dirty. I booked one room with 6 bunk beds, but one stair is missing. So I have to use other stair to jump to my bed. The room is quite small for 6 adults (and I have another 4 kids!). However, its worth the price.
            Reviewed December 20, 2018
            Dear Reniati, thank you for staying with us. We value your feedback and will strive to upgrade the bathrooms in near future.
            Responded December 30, 2018
            iStay.inn - an urban art hostel
            9.2
            Exceptional
            NGUYEN from Vietnam
            Solo traveler
            1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
            Stayed 1 night in February 2019
            Bathroom is very good, clean”
            clean
            Reviewed February 08, 2019
            Thank you for staying with us and hope to see you again! Take care!
            Responded February 14, 2019
            iStay.inn - an urban art hostel
            2.0
            Steven from Sweden
            Solo traveler
            1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
            Stayed 1 night in February 2019
            Worst Hostel in Singapore”
            - There was no one in the reception - Toilets were very dirty and smelled badly - Rooms had no AC - Beds uncomfortable - Beds inappropriately close to each other
            Reviewed February 03, 2019
            Hi Steven, Thanks for your feedback and sorry for the inconvenience caused. We strive to provide the best value for the money you have paid for.
            Responded February 14, 2019
            iStay.inn - an urban art hostel
            3.2
            Chua from Singapore
            Solo traveler
            1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
            Stayed 1 night in November 2018
            Its a terrible place, hot and bed bugs”
            I paid $26 to check in on Sunday. Location is not so bad. Its a terrible terrible hostel. Aircon warm, bed bugs. 1) First I got to climb up the long staircase to reach the reception area. 2) The main door was already broken and so absolutely no security. 3) upon reaching my stuffy room, the room was very warm, the aircon was blowing but hot air. The room was full and everybody sweating. The customers seems more like labourers. 4) Theres no staff around 5) And theres bed bugs. I itch the whole night. The next morning i dont even know wheres the breakfast. This is a terrible hostel, I guarantee you will never like this hostel.
            Reviewed November 05, 2018
            Dear Chua, thanks for staying with us. We apologize for the inconvenience caused to you. Our hostel is in the midst of upgrading the facilities to serve you better. A new and refreshing experience awaiting you when we complete the upgrading work by end Nov.
            Responded November 14, 2018
            iStay.inn - an urban art hostel
            9.2
            Exceptional
            Chor from Singapore
            Solo traveler
            Stayed 1 night in September 2017
            3rd time here - small incident but the rest OK”
            It says quite a bit if I choose to stay in a particular establishment again. Unfortunately I couldn't get a lower bunk (I had to leave at 630 am and I didn't want to disturb other guests by moving around too much) even when I requested it as part of my booking. Other than that it was great.
            Reviewed October 22, 2017
            9.0
            Exceptional
            NURUL from Malaysia
            Solo traveler
            Stayed 2 nights in December 2015
            Good stay.”
            Location.
            Good stay in dorm. Neat bedroom. Location was great, easy to find on the main road nearer to the MRT Telok Ayer Stn (DT Line) and MRT Chinatown Stn. Near to the Telok Ayer foodcourt (Lau Pa Sat Festive Market.
            Reviewed December 28, 2015
            8.3
            Excellent
            terry from United Kingdom
            Solo traveler
            Stayed 2 nights in November 2013
            Amazing stay in a cozy hostel”
            clean room, helpful staff and good for value
            I would say that's amazing stay in Singapore. It was my very first time stay in a hostel. Before I stay here, was a bit worry of the cleanness and type of people who stay with me in the hostel. Once I arrived I did not need to worried no longer, because very new and clean place. As well as all nice people/traveler stayed in this hostel. The staff who at the reception was so help, I left my passport with the embassy for making Visa, but I explain then she obtained my personal detail then all good. I was appreciate what she did.
            Reviewed November 19, 2013
            8.0
            Excellent
            GOH from Singapore
            Solo traveler
            1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
            Stayed 3 nights in August 2013
            Very attentive staff and great place to stay in”
            The location is good! The staff are nice, the place is clean
            It a 2 night stay at the hostel, the place is beautiful . If u are looking for nice,comfort and peaceful place to stay ,this is the hostel u should come. I will be going there again, when I m in singapore
            Reviewed August 22, 2013
            9.7
            Exceptional
            Eka from Indonesia
            Family with teens
            1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
            Stayed 10 nights in December 2012
            Super satisfied, couldn't ask for more.”
            Great location, great service, great people!
            The hostel is in a really good location, easy and convenient to travel just about anywhere as the train is nearby. Walking distance to Clarke Quay and Raffles Place as well (well, if one would prefer walking). We spent NYE watching fireworks by the river and then back to the hostel with the staff and people - definitely a pleasant and fun nigh. The owner of the hostel is also easily one of the best person I've ever met, she is lively, fun and easygoing. Rooms are always clean and smells good (owner is always walking around with a Fabreze!) hahaha...anyways, I'd recommend friends and family to stay there without a doubt, and I myself am looking forward to go back there very often.
            Reviewed January 06, 2013
            6.0
            Esa-Kalevi from Finland
            Solo traveler
            1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
            Stayed 2 nights in January 2019
            Good location”
            Pros: Location is very good. Cheap price. Nice staff. Cons: Toilets and showers are smelly. There is no lock on the front door, so anybody can come in. The room I stayed in had windows to busy street. Earplugs recommended.
            Reviewed January 19, 2019
            Dear Esa, thanks for staying with us. We strive to provide the best value to our guests and will continue to improve on areas which you have suggested. Hope to see you back soon! Take care!
            Responded January 21, 2019
            iStay.inn - an urban art hostel
            6.8
            Good
            Rachael from Indonesia
            Solo traveler
            Stayed 3 nights in October 2017
            It was okay”
            The location is good, the room was okay and the bed was comfortable but other than that it was not so good. They have VERY limited shower, had to wait for an hour or more just to take a shower. And the shower wasn't so clean either. For some reason I couldn't connect to the wifi so I had to buy a sim card. Also, the staff wasn't always on standby. Might be worth it if you're on a tight budget though
            Reviewed August 15, 2018
            Thanks for your feedback. We are upgrading our facilities to serve you better in future. Hope to see you back soon!
            Responded October 09, 2018
            iStay.inn - an urban art hostel
            4.0
            Anh from United States
            Group
            Family room for 4 adults
            Stayed 1 night in July 2018
            Hygene is awful”
            We were desperate to look for a place to stay. We checked online and booked online after we viewed the photos for this place. When we went there and checked in, we found the walls were covered with mold. and so dirty that my group members although disappointed laughed at my decision to book this. My gosh, we decided to move to another hotel and lost the money in full because it was (we knew this when we booked) not refunded.
            Reviewed August 28, 2018
            Thanks for your feedback. We are upgrading our facilities to serve you better in future. Hope to see you back soon!
            Responded October 09, 2018
            iStay.inn - an urban art hostel
            8.0
            Excellent
            Eli from United States
            Solo traveler
            Stayed 3 nights in December 2017
            Cozy but tight.”
            No individual pods. Classic style bunk beds. The staff do not speak English but they're handy with a translator for passing on vital info. Breakfast is included but it consists of bread. Nice place. Price seemed good for Singapore although I don't have much to compare it to.
            Reviewed January 12, 2018
            4.8
            Gloria from Romania
            Solo traveler
            Stayed 1 night in December 2017
            if you must”
            with prices being high this is an option, but don't expect anything. I'm glad I only stayed one night. The staff doesn't talk ... they put me in a room full of men, being a girl. All those guys wondered why they didn't care... bathrooms not the best... breakfast have no idea where or if they have it, no sign, no one tells u anything, bad wifi.
            Reviewed December 28, 2017
            8.0
            Excellent
            Meryna from Indonesia
            Couple
            Stayed 2 nights in November 2016
            Backpacker stay in the heart of singapore”
            Me and my father stay here for 2 nights. We shared room with 3 strangers. The room is clean and comfy. The staff was so friendly and helpful. The atmosphere was so nice with the open space dining table. The only thing I think need to improve is the toilet cleanliness.
            Reviewed August 02, 2017
            5.6
            Kin from Singapore
            Solo traveler
            1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
            Stayed 1 night in October 2016
            ok only”
            The bed is shaky and a slight movement will make a lot of noise. I can't sleep well the whole night even I was very tired. I wake up very early and left the hostel at 6 plus am. For the price and location, I understand I should not expect much. However, I only request the bed is more stable.
            Reviewed March 14, 2017
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