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3 travelers have booked today.
"The staff was so friendly the even sing a song and talk with me a lot even I just stay for 1 day."
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3 travelers have booked today.
300 meters to public transportation
Located in heart of Singapore
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||7.6|
|Distance to city center||2 km|
|Nearest airport||Seletar Airport (XSP)|
|Distance to airport||14.9 km|
Check-in is from 03:00 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. The hostel also offers 24-hour check-in.
IStay.inn - an urban art hostel is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hostel know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at iStay.inn - an urban art hostel 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, iStay.inn - an urban art hostel has a car park that's close to the hostel. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Singapore with private transportation, the hostel can arrange taxi service.
IStay.inn - an urban art hostel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.
"I stay for 1 night in this hostel, the place was so clean and near the main road."
February 23, 2019
"Free breakfast was just loaf, peanut butter, jelly, and coffee."
January 27, 2020
"It's perfect for a short stay."
January 15, 2020
Nestled in the heart of Chinatown, iStay.inn - an urban art hostel is an ideal spot from which to discover Singapore. The hotel lies 5 km from the city center and provides accessibility to important town facilities. A haven of rest and relaxation, the hotel will offer total renewal just steps away from the city's numerous attractions such as Jamae Mosque, Sago Street (Street Of The Dead), Hidden Treasures.
Offering hotel guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, iStay.inn - an urban art hostel is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. To name a few of the hotel's facilities, there are free Wi-Fi in all rooms, taxi service, 24-hour security, daily housekeeping, ticket service.
20 rooms spread over 2 floors provide a warm and pleasant home away from home. Modern comforts such as internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, air conditioning, desk, balcony/terrace can be found in selected rooms. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Discover an engaging blend of professional service and a wide array of features at iStay.inn - an urban art hostel.
"It is worth of money, breakfast of bread, coffee and tea is ..."
January 3, 2020
Children and extra beds
Minimum age of guests is: 2 year(s).
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Children 2-4 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Extra beds may be requested directly from the property; additional charges may apply
Guests 5 years and older are considered as adults
Extra beds may be requested directly from the property; additional charges may apply
Extra beds, if available, are dependent on the room you choose. Please ask the property for more details.
iStay.inn - an urban art hostel
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Friendly and nice location”
I stay for 1 night in this hostel, the place was so clean and near the main road. The staff was so friendly the even sing a song and talk with me a lot even I just stay for 1 day. The bathroom is quite clean and the room also clean and spacious. Thank you iStay.inn
Thank you Steffi for staying at Istayinn and your generous feedback. Hope you can refer Istayinn to your family and friends. Take care and hope to see you back soon!
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.
Dear Reniati, thank you for staying with us. We value your feedback and will strive to upgrade the bathrooms in near future.
The hotel is clean. The staff are very accomodating. The location is very good.. ”
If I come back to Singapore I still choose Istay.inn hotel...
Thank you Amabel. We hope to see you back soon! Take care!
The staff are very commendable super friendly and nice, would even give you tips on where to go around the area. I slept well through the night even if we were in bunk beds, even my 4 year old daughter had a pleasant stay. If you don't like going barefoot within common areas best to bring bedroom slippers as they have a no slippers rule in the hostel. No problems going on barefoot as the floors are clean and you will see their staff cleaning it often times in a day. If you are just looking for a place to sleep as you go around Singapore this is the best place. Very good location near the mrt, there are also interesting restaurants and food stalls and there's a neaby mall where there is good exchange rate and cheap finds. I would highly recommend, and will go back next time.
Dear Aileen, Thank you for staying at Istayinn and your kind feedback! We hope to see you again in your next visit to Singapore!
Good place for backpacker and budget traveling. Near to Chinatown!”
It is worth of money, breakfast of bread, coffee and tea is provided! Just things to take note would be no toiletries provided, toilets and bathrooms are shared among all the tenants in the accommodation. Other than that, the room is clean and tidy! ^^ It is very near to Chinatown, which is just right in front of it! 5 minutes walking distance to Chinatown MRT!
Clean and welcoming in the perfect location.”
Pros- clean, well maintained, quiet location for chinatown, excellent staff. Cons- toilet/shower area could do with upgrading. We were lucky to get a twin room to ourselves, the bedding was white, clean and fresh. The staff were knowledgeable, friendly and nothing was too much trouble. We will return here on our next visit. Special thanks to Richard for his help when we had a crisis.... thank you again.
Top location for great value!”
Youth hostel style accommodation in Chinatown and walking distance to downtown. Served us well!
Great location. Staff are very nice! Value for Money. Clean place!”
If you want to stay in SG for a long Vacation in a tight budget but would love the comfort after a long walk and sightseeing. This place is the BEST! Value for money. Place is clean. Near food center with reasonable priced food. Miss Doris, thank you so much for being so kind, my God bless your family and ypur business! Will definitely book this hotel again in the future!
Thank you so much for staying at Istayinn and your generous feedback. We are happy to hear your compliments to Doris and wish you and family all the best! Take care and we look forward to serve you again in your next visit to Singapore!
You can't beat the price but you get what you pay for”
Staff was very nice and that's why for the longest time I really did not want to review but perhaps someone will find this helpful. It's perfect for a short stay. For a short stay the piles of towels on the floor in the bathroom, the occasional small bug, and pervasive smell of the bathroom not being able to eject the humidity is fine. The very jammed rooms with barely enough space for 3 sets of bunk beds (family of 5 here) a set of lockers and please don't even think of bringing luggage, is fine for a short stay. The staff like I said is super friendly and they do a great job making it easy to navigate and get your room, no matter the time of night. The style of the place is fun and funky and for the exception of the share bathroom the common areas are fairly clean. On top of everything they offered some bread and a bit of beverage in the morning which was so nice of them. The price is fantastic, you won't find anywhere cheaper with fairly good location. One night was great :)
The staff are good. The hotel itself is clean and it is very near to Chinatown for souvenirs. The only problem of this hotel is bed bugs!
Thank you for your feedback! As a humble dormitory, we strive to provide the best value for what you have paid for in the premium area of Singapore. We will continue to improve on our service to our guests. Cheers and look forward to meeting you again in your next visit to Singapore!
Not bad actually”
Attic room is really tiny for 8 person. Not many toilets cubicle. Toilet needs a bit more scrubbing. Shoes storage area smell bad. Quiet room. Wifi is good. Dining room has many tables. Locker is really big but have to use my own padlock. Saw several friendly, helpful elderly staffs at the front desk, quite surprised to find a hostel that give fair employment opportunity to elderly people. I support this cause, so I will definitely recommend this hostel and I will definitely come back.
Dear Jeffrey, thank you for staying with us at Istayinn. We are really appreciative of your feedback and kind words on the equal employment opportunities for the elderly staffs. Hope to be able to serve you again very soon!
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
Hi Aileen, thank you for staying with us and your generous feedback. Hope to see you back soon! Take care!
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.
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!
Pros: Near MRT (5-min walk), Fair Price supermarket, malls, major bus stops, restaurants, very friendly staff (Sally Ma and Fernando) Cons: Do not stay if you do not want to share toilet. I was told that they have rooms with its own toilet. Unfortunately, I did not find one available during my booking period. No towel provision so bring your own. Many toilets but only two have bidets; toilets were not 100% clean. They do not keep the shower area clean as well especially after it has been used. A shampoo-conditioner-body wash all-in-one is provided. Floor towels were always wet, disorganized. Free breakfast was just loaf, peanut butter, jelly, and coffee.
That's a very good place to spend a night if you arrive very late in Singapore. 24 hr check in service is the best !!!
Thank you and hope to see you back again!
Nice, clean and basic accommedation central in Chinatown.
Great service + place to stay in”
Booked hotel very late through Agoda. Luckily there was a receptionist at 10 plus. Showed to my room. Thought it was a very nice gesture. Good breakfast.
Thank you Jessie for staying at Istayinn and your generous feedback. Hope you can refer Istayinn to your family and friends. Take care!
Good facilities, excellent location but kind of disappointing about staff”
Nothing complain about facilities, location and the cleanliness of this hostle, it's very good for this price. Just one thing make me regret is checkin and checkout time, those staff show at hostle at 8AM and leave before 10PM. If you want to late checkin our early checkout, you have to do it for your own. I take a 4-beds room and have to deposit 10SGD for the room key but the last night I stay, come back the hostle after 10 PM and leave at 4 AM next day but no-one there to help us take back the deposit.
Dear Pham, Thank you for staying at Istayinn and your kind feedback! You may not be aware that Istayinn does not provide 24 hours counter service, we apology for any inconvenience caused to you and group. We hope to see you again in your next visit to Singapore!
A bit durty, very noise from street & next rooms and the rooms upstair. Can’t sleep! Never come back”
Before you book this hostel, read my reviews 1st: Easy to find this hostel but so terrible if you have heavy luggages to bring to 3rd floor 😭 Very noisy from street, next rooms and the room upstair (when someone walk in the night time) Very dirty bathroom & toilet at 2nd floor. I stayed at other hostel in Chinatown very clean and tidy! I booked this hostel from Agoda, one day before we come, RedDoorz (agent from Agoda) sent us Welcome to iStay.inn and we were there at 9.30. Nobody there and we didn’t find our check in information and they didn’t leave there hotline for us to call them and Agoda didn’t answer us too. We didn’t have our own room and the day after the reception said We must move to other Hostel outside of Chinatown lol We paid full fair for stay in Chinatown 2 months ago & ... we stayed outside until 10 p.m and got there storeroom for stay 2 nights in my 3 nights paid booking with many things there! And I need an answer from Agoda until now! Never stay here again!
The staff Ms. Helen & Celine were very easy to talk to and very helpful. The are also trustworthy. ”
The location is ideal. Very accessible. The place is clean and nice not like the other hostels O’ve been to in SG.