iStay.inn - an urban art hostel
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10.0
Exceptional

"Staff ia very helpful wifi is strong."

TAN H.

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November 11, 2017

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What guests are saying:
Awsome!!!
Khang from Vietnam
Solo traveler
Everything good, just that I aspected a better breakfast will be a good start of everyday
Sze from Malaysia
Solo traveler
nice trip
yang from China
Solo traveler
The best experience ever I have had. Kind & always smiling staff, helpful and was worth the stay.
Shashank from India
Solo traveler
i meet atikah, shes very friendly & nice, she will help u evertime u need her.
Nur from Malaysia
Group
The hotel is clean and nice stuff .... But you should seperate the bathroom for girl and boy
Say from Cambodia
Group
This location is good, near to MRT and other attractions
Donald from Malaysia
Group
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.
NURUL from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Overall good
Bogdan from Ukraine
Group
Close to MRT and Chinatown, really good location. Root is very clean and staff is nice. Worth the price.
Xing from China
Solo traveler

iStay.inn - an urban art hostel

Excellent location
- Inside city center
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7.1
/
10
Very good room comfort and quality
7.6
Value for money7.3
Distance to city center5 km
Location rating8.5
Nearest airportChangi International Airport (SIN) - Singapore
Distance to airport18.0 km
  • 280 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Located in heart of Singapore

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Room choices
7.6
Very good
Room comfort & quality
This property is in high demand!Last booked 8 hours ago
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 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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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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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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Family Room for 8 adults
Family Room for 8 adults
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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 6 Adults
        Family Room for 6 Adults
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          What people love about the property

          • 8.0
            Very good

            "The room is clean and comfy."

            Meryna

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            August 2, 2017

          • 8.4
            Excellent

            "This location is good, near to MRT and other attractions"

            Donald

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            June 7, 2016

          • 8.4
            Excellent

            "Everything was good and staffs are nice."

            Yui

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            June 11, 2017

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          7.6
          Very good

          "Good location"

          Judy

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          February 20, 2018

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          What to eat nearby

          American cuisine
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          350 m American
          Potato Head Folk
          540 m American, Bar
          Asian cuisine
          Asian cuisine
          Cato
          60 m Asian, Bar, European
          Chinatown Traditional Kitchen
          70 m Asian, Chinese, Singaporean
          Sin Street Gourmet
          80 m Asian
          Chinese cuisine
          Chinese cuisine
          Chongqing Grilled Fish
          160 m Chinese, Grill, Seafood
          Yan Palace in Chinatown
          160 m Chinese
          Xie Lao Song Restaurant
          170 m Chinese, Seafood

          What they offer

          8.4
          Excellent

          "The hotel is clean and nice stuff"

          Say

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          June 25, 2016

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          Agoda Reviews (416)Booking.com Reviews (419)
          7.1
          /
          10
          Cleanliness6.6
          Facilities5.8
          Location8.5
          Room comfort and quality7.6
          Service7.0
          Value for money7.3
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          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
          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
          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
          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
          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
          2.8
          Jehangir from Pakistan
          Solo traveler
          1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
          Stayed 2 nights in July 2018
          Messed up management”
          None is available post 10 pm. U have to roam around like a rat to find someone to solve any problem u have. I saw people arriving at 11 pm and there was none at reception to do needful documentation, upon asking u r told the lady leaves for home at 10 pm see u in morning.
          Reviewed July 08, 2018
          Thanks for your feedback. The hostel is now changing to the new management and 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
          4.8
          Harrison from United States
          Couple
          1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
          Stayed 4 nights in June 2018
          As a whole did not enjoy the stay. ”
          Pro: location Cons: We stayed in the hostel (cheapest I could find) for $15USD a night per person. Although this is not outrageous, it would’ve been possible to spend a little more for two people and rent a private room (which we wish we would have done). They require you to take your shoes off at the landing below the Enterance, my shoes were stolen out of the cubby and the lobby spelled like feet. The only toilets were on the first floor (we were on the second) so the second floor showers smelled like pee all the time. They also advertise a free breakfast which is white bread and butter, to me that is not “breakfast”. The staff was nice however there were two local gentlemen who had self proclaimed been staying for over 4 months and were yelling at guests as though they were staff. Generally the beds were not bad and the rooms were clean but not worth the hassle when for a little more you could rent a cheap hotel or AirBnB.
          Reviewed June 23, 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
          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
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Justicia from Indonesia
          Solo traveler
          1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
          Stayed 2 nights in October 2016
          Nice experience”
          The location is very strategic, the room is clean, nice bed and blanket, cool air conditioner. You should chat with other traveller and have fun together at chinatown food street together..!! Bring your own adaptor for charger and padlock for the locker. The wifi in my room in the corner is sometimes works, but sometimes don't, but you get better signal at living room.
          Reviewed October 17, 2016
          7.6
          Very good
          Tsz from Hong Kong
          Solo traveler
          2 Bed Private Room (Price per room)
          Stayed 2 nights in August 2016
          Fair hostel given its relative low cost”
          The only problem was insufficient water pressure in the ladies washroom. Might be a bit too crowded to live in during peak seasons because there might not be enough toilets and shower rooms when the hostel is almost full. Staff was very helpful and it's best to ask for their help with ordering tickets to attractions one day in advance.
          Reviewed August 31, 2016
          7.2
          Very good
          THANH from Vietnam
          Solo traveler
          1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
          Stayed 1 night in November 2015
          Expensive Singapore”
          Cannot complain much: you get what you paid for - at a Singapore price. - The bed was comfy as well as the guest room, not happy with the common restroom/bathroom. - Complementary breakfast were simply bread and some butter and strawberry jam: I was expecting eggs. - Greatest thing about this hostel: it's right next Chinatown, metro station within 2 minutes walk. - The staffs were friendly enough to lend you their umbrellas in rainy days, but also eager to charge you extra $$$ if you ask to leave your luggage in the locker or take a shower after checkout hour.
          Reviewed May 02, 2016
          9.7
          Exceptional
          Barry from Hong Kong
          Solo traveler
          1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
          Stayed 4 nights in August 2014
          Prime Location with Clean Facitilies”
          Location, Clean, Pretty quiet
          iStay Inn was an amazing experience. At first when looking at the pictures, I was unsure, because of the artwork on the wall. But once I got there, it had a very quint feeling to it, just felt like staying at a friend's place. Don't be fooled by the 'urban art', this was just a theme to the hostel and the rooms were white and clean. The staff was amazing and very friendly, I ended up becoming friends with the owner of the hostel. She's an amazing person and always there to help. Makes an effort to make sure you have a good stay at the hostel. The people I met at the hostel were great also, they were very respectful of the after 11pm quiet time. At night, you can just sit outside (like a balcony), and just chat with other travellers. It was pretty cool. The room itself was very clean and air-conditioned. It was sufficient room for me (solo) and it had lockers, bed lamp and outlet plug for each bed. I stayed in a room with no windows which I liked because it was quiet, but even the windowed rooms were pretty quiet (the hostel was away from all the bars). Location, you can't beat this location, it's at the prime area in Chinatown, and you're walking distance from Club st. (The street with bars and restaurants). Even though, you're one street off Club st., I couldn't hear any noise from that street. And you definitely couldn't hear any noise from Chinatown. Facilities, the washroom was very clean and the showers were fine. Don't expect it to be luxurious, it just has the basics soap / shampoo. For breakfast, there was free fruit and bread which you can use to toast, and some peanut butter and jam. Nothing fancy, it was sufficient. I think for what you pay for, it's a great deal. My criteria's for choosing a hostel was that it was clean, quiet and location, and iStay Inn satisfied all 3. Thanks for making my experience in Singapore memorable. If I plan to come back, I'll definitely stay at iStay Inn again!
          Reviewed September 04, 2014
          4.3
          Ho from Hong Kong
          Solo traveler
          1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
          Stayed 1 night in January 2014
          very crowded ”
          none
          overall at the price is worth , cos the bed are very clean and need to share public toilet and bath room , the hotel area is very convenience and only 5 mins can access to the MRT station , but you need to walk through a very crowded street . however the surrounding has many restaurants and hawker centre . have no commend at such price .
          Reviewed January 23, 2014
          9.0
          Exceptional
          Benjie from Philippines
          Couple
          2 Bed Private Room (Price per room)
          Stayed 1 night in January 2013
          value for money”
          good location and nice staff
          we were booked to stay on a private room for 2 but when we arrived at the hostel since i have another booking for my friends they overlooked on the booking that i made and thought that we're supposed to stay all in just 1 room instead of 2 rooms. but since there was no private room available anymore and they are willing to give us the 6-bed dorm room for 5 of us and the manager refunded me the excess amount for the private room that i booked, i said ok though it was more better to have that private room :|. anyway this hostel is very homey and staff are attentive and easy access via mrt.
          Reviewed October 20, 2013
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