Kawan Hostel
Kawan Hostel
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8.0
Very good

"Cheap, clean & convenient"

Izzet

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March 12, 2018

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What guests are saying:
Clean and comfort
DHIAUDDIN from Malaysia
Solo traveler
The manager and the lwner are blth friendly and very accomodating very kind even. Our stay in singapore has been very pleasant
Mark from Philippines
Family with young children
Great experience!!! Love the price rate & the staff, the room also clean
sulendi from Indonesia
Family with young children
this hotel is in Little Indian.The room is clean.Everthing else is ok.
Xiaoming from China
Solo traveler

Kawan Hostel

Very good location
- Inside city center
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6.7
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10
Value for money7.1
Location rating7.6
Nearest airportChangi International Airport (SIN) - Singapore
Distance to airport16.3 km
  • 180 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Located in heart of Singapore

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

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5 Bed Family Room (Price per room)
5 Bed Family Room (Price per room)
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • No Windows view
  • 1 bunk bed
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6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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4 Bed Family Room (Price per room)
4 Bed Family Room (Price per room)
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Bed in 8 Bedded Dormitory
1 Bed in 8 Bedded Dormitory
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 14-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
1 Person in 14-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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6 Bed Family Room (Price per room)
6 Bed Family Room (Price per room)
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 3 bunk beds
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Twin
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      What people love about the property

      • 6.8
        Good

        "Your in little india where food is great and cheap."

        Tim

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        December 5, 2016

      • 10.0
        Exceptional

        "Clean place nice people very reasonable"

        Izzet

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        December 2, 2016

      • 10.0
        Exceptional

        "Clean, convenient and value for money."

        Izzet

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        November 11, 2016

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      9.2
      Exceptional

      "Nice place to stay."

      Sashika

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      February 2, 2017

      An overview

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      Nearest essentials

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      What to eat nearby

      American cuisine
      American cuisine
      Froth Cafe
      490 m American, Asian, Cafe
      Symmetry
      600 m American, Cafe
      The Beast
      630 m American, Bar, Cajun Creole
      Asian cuisine
      Asian cuisine
      Korean Fusion BBQ
      50 m Asian, Korean
      Shing Boon Hwa Food Centre
      80 m Asian, Chinese
      Gokul Vegetarian
      80 m Asian, Indian, Singaporean
      Chinese cuisine
      Chinese cuisine
      Yong Kee Seafood Restaurant
      80 m Chinese
      Shou La Shou Beijing Restaurant
      360 m Chinese
      Hand in Hand Beijing Restaurant
      360 m Chinese

      What they offer

      10.0
      Exceptional

      "Cheap, clean & value for money"

      Izzet

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      June 23, 2017

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      Real reviews from real guests

      Agoda Reviews (237)Booking.com Reviews (522)
      Cleanliness6.1
      Facilities5.8
      Location7.6
      Room comfort and quality6.1
      Service7.3
      Value for money7.1
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      6.4
      Good
      Jeremy from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 1 night in December 2018
      Good”
      No breakfast due to renovation, no hanger in toilet, other than that is ok hostel
      Reviewed December 05, 2018
      4.0
      khairun from Malaysia
      Group
      6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
      Stayed 2 nights in March 2018
      The worst hostel ever even cheap”
      I can't use my personal locker because there is someone stuff in there. And inside the locker got lot of cockroaches. The staff prohibited us to lock our own dorm room door. Also, they went in and out of our room just to use our personal bathroom. I find this rude and very uncomfortable to have a random walk in and out of the room. Feel like an invasion of privacy.
      Reviewed August 27, 2018
      8.4
      Excellent
      Dewi from Indonesia
      Group
      4 Bed Family Room (Price per room)
      Stayed 2 nights in April 2017
      Nearby Bugis Market”
      The location was very great! It was near with Rochor MRT (you can take Rochor station instead of Bugis!). It was just 5 minutes walked from Rochor station. And around 10 minutes walk to Bugis market and Bugis junction. The staff was very helpful. Breakfast was quite good, hot milk tea and toast. You can find India/ moslem/ halal food around.
      Reviewed April 08, 2017
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Sashika from Sri Lanka
      Family with teens
      5 Bed Family Room (Price per room)
      Stayed 1 night in November 2015
      Great Stay”
      Nice place to stay. enough facilities to the price. Since this is not a hotel and it's a hostel you cannot expect luxury stay on here. But it's very safe and rooms are very clear. Staff is very friendly. They have special discount tickets for all the attention in Singapore.
      Reviewed February 02, 2017
      5.6
      Mr from Singapore
      Solo traveler
      1 Bed in 8 Bedded Dormitory
      Stayed 2 nights in October 2018
      Above average”
      Room is clean but noisy and smell....to sleep in the day ok.People talking on the phone middle of the night.
      Reviewed October 24, 2018
      8.0
      Excellent
      Mi from Vietnam
      Solo traveler
      6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
      Stayed 3 nights in July 2018
      Value with price”
      The hotel value with price, staffs were friendly, just few mins walking to rochor mrt station, and queen street bus to Johor. Able to walk to Little India and Bugis to see around.
      Reviewed July 22, 2018
      4.8
      GIAN from Philippines
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 1 night in July 2018
      Awful stay”
      Best lication-centrally located in Little India near the bust stops and train stations. That's where the good ends. Room was not well maintained. Lots of blistering on the wall. AC not working, only fan. Old and dirty looking bed and linens. Locker is not free and you pay $1 plus $2 deposit. Was cheap for a nights stay but definitely not worth it. Just do yourself a favor and dont book with this place.
      Reviewed July 22, 2018
      3.2
      Zarul from Malaysia
      Family with teens
      4 Bed Family Room (Price per room)
      Stayed 1 night in August 2018
      Facilities”
      No towel provided, no toiletries as well. The room is smelly and no blanket Overall, no recommended to a friends
      Reviewed August 06, 2018
      8.0
      Excellent
      Izzet from Malaysia
      Business traveler
      1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 1 night in February 2018
      Covenient ”
      Cheap, clean & convenient
      Reviewed March 12, 2018
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Jameaba
      Solo traveler
      1 Bed in 8 Bedded Dormitory
      Stayed 6 nights in November 2017
      Want value for money you spend? Then go no futher than Kawan Hostel, Dunlop str.”
      I have stayed in Kawan hostel 3 times and in none of the three occasions was I ever disappointed. It is not easy for me to wake up early since I sleep late. Thus, it is comforting to know that sometimes breakfast is still on offer beyond 11:00. That is a big plus. Jameaba
      Reviewed December 06, 2017
      7.6
      Very good
      Barnadetta from Indonesia
      Family with young children
      4 Bed Family Room (Price per room)
      Stayed 4 nights in August 2017
      Value for money”
      The women staffs are amazing. Wi-fi connection was good. Simple breakfast every morning (bread, jams, coffee and hot choco). The location was superb because it's very closed to Rochor MRT (2 minutes walking distance). I stayed at the quad room. The shower was attached so I didn't have to share the bathroom with others.
      Reviewed August 07, 2017
      3.2
      Reuel from Philippines
      Couple
      Stayed 1 night in March 2017
      Waste of Money”
      Indian are dirty. Awful. We just move right away after seeing the location/room. You have room mate that actually ill and room are mast. Very disappointing. If your not Indian, please do not book - its not safe.
      Reviewed March 19, 2017
      7.6
      Very good
      Dennis from United Kingdom
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 1 night in January 2017
      Sinple and basic. Small blankets”
      My big gripe is that the blankets are too small and with air con, the room gets cold so its hard to slkep. Otherwise this hostel is near to a mosque so lots of muslims come here. It's fairly cheap, near to Rocher MRT and offers a basic breakfast of peanut butter and jam on toast. The attic feels a bit cramped especially in the toilets where the low ceilings are noticeable. Other dorms are ok, the beds don't move much but you nay not always have an electric plug and there are no curtains or individual lights. They have 1 computer to use but it was free a reasonable amount of the time.
      Reviewed January 17, 2017
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Mehwish from Pakistan
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 1 night in October 2016
      Overall**good**”
      I don't definitely book kawan hotel again, staff was friendly and it was clean. I didn't have any problem except for the fact that they had somebody issues with wifi and we couldn't use it in our rooms but that wasn't big deal for me. I will definitely recommend you guys to book this hostel, it's cheap and very reasonable.
      Reviewed October 20, 2016
      8.0
      Excellent
      Lloyda from Philippines
      Group
      4 Bed Family Room (Price per room)
      Stayed 1 night in June 2016
      Shocked.”
      They let us in the hotel even before our check in time (thank goodness!). The directions going to the hotel was actually easy to follow, so we didn't have a problem locating the hostel. I didn't bring soaps and other toiletries because I thought they will be giving some, but they didn't. However, there was a convenience store just ~30 meters away from the hostel so I was able to buy some). No towels provided so you have to rent if you need one. The room was small and they only have 2 sockets (in a room for 4 people!) The lock to our door was supposed to be double but the other lock was not functional so we wanted to avail of the lockers (we wanted to rent a lock for 1SGD) but they refused and said that the locks are only for dormitories and since we were getting the whole room, we cannot rent them (huh?) We were almost out the whole day and when we came back, we were all surprised since the room was different. We left one light out so we won't have a problem when we come back and it is dark, however, when we came back, it was turned off, and what is really more perplexing is that the windows were open!! We panicked a bit and checked our valuables because we left our gadgets inside our lockers (that didn't have locks because they didn't allow us to rent them!). Good thing nothing was lost, maybe we were just paranoid or something but that really shocked us. (first time this happened to me, personally!) The bathroom on the hostel was really really small, that you can't actually spread your both arms and taking 3 steps from the toilet will take you out of the bathroom already. I was also confused because I didn't know how to operate their heater. :)) However, the staff were all accommodating and they offered to store our luggages when they learned that we will be roaming around first before going to the airport. They also engaged us in conversation before we checked out and they seemed friendly. :) For the price, as compared to other hostels in SG, I think this is alr
      Reviewed October 02, 2016
      4.8
      Wei from Singapore
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 1 night in September 2016
      Smelly rooms, dirty beds”
      Check in was smooth, but as you enter the hostel's dorms, the stench will set you back. Air circulation is not good, and it really stinks. Bed is not comfortable. Although a thick mattress is provided, it is sunken-in and your back really hurts from lying on it. Would prefer a thin but flat mattress over hurting your back. Bedsheets, blanket and pillow smells and felt dirty with patches and torn sides. Toilet was acceptable with strong water pressure and temperature for hot shower. No toiletries provided, no tower, nothing. Toilet in big dorm lack rack or hooks. Location is really good with the new downtown MRT line (Rochor) within few minutes walk. Walking distance to Indian, Malay Heritage area, and also Bugis area for some shopping and eats. Near Tekka Market which has fresh marktet produce as well as Singapore Hawker food but mainly indian good choices. As it is located in Little India, a special prohibition of drinking or sales of alcohol is active during certain period of time on certain days of the week, Near bus terminal for causeway link or other companies with buses to/from Malaysia. Staff is friendly and helpful. A plus. They dont tout for tours or attraction tickets, but the prices arent that competitive anyway.
      Reviewed September 19, 2016
      4.8
      Sarah from Philippines
      Group
      4 Bed Family Room (Price per room)
      Stayed 1 night in April 2016
      Choose another hostel”
      The only good thing about this hostel is the location and the wifi. There are other hostels to choose from within the area. Don't settle with this one. The carpets were stinky, the room and bathroom were dirty. One of the walls are made out of wood. You can clearly hear the people from other room. Definitely not recommended.
      Reviewed April 25, 2016
      8.3
      Excellent
      Matthieu from France
      Couple
      1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 1 night in January 2016
      A good deal for the money we paid”
      The staff, the location and the wifi
      We had a pleasant stay overall at Kawan. The staff is nice and very helpful, the hostel is located right between Little India and a mall area, in a cute little street. Note that the breakfast is just toasts and instant coffee and the dorms are pretty small. A good deal for the price we paid.
      Reviewed January 15, 2016
      7.3
      Very good
      Emmy from Malaysia
      Group
      4 Bed Family Room (Price per room)
      Stayed 1 night in April 2014
      OK”
      affordable, location, noisy
      We took a 5 bed room, but unfortunately we were put next to a very noisy neighbour that make noise till late at night we were unable to sleep until they doozed of, and they were also noisy in the morning which disturb our sleep. This hostel is affordable but the noise of the neighbour is unbearable, i think is it also suppose to do with the thin sheet of wood that unable to filter the noise that separates the rooms from others.I would suggest for the owner to upgrade the walls so that the customers will be satisfied, doesn't mean its cheap and affordable you can take the customers for granted, you have to look into this matter as it will effect your hostel quality, and should have some ground rules for the customers to make other's stay better.
      Reviewed April 07, 2014
      8.7
      Excellent
      Diana from Indonesia
      Group
      5 Bed Family Room (Price per room)
      Stayed 2 nights in November 2013
      Clean and comfortable”
      Clean bathroom, comfortable room, close to mosque so it's easy to find halal food
      Overall it's nice to be there. At that time we check in at 11.00 although check in time suppose to be at 2 pm. But the room is ready so we can check in earlier. The bath room is clean and equipped with hot shower. The bed is nice and comfortable. Although there's a little language problem with the receptionist and lead to misunderstanding but everthing is fine. He's a nice and caring person. The breakfast is huge, bread with 3 kind of jam plus coffe and teh tarik. You can eat as you like. And what we like most is that the hostel is right in front of a mosque, so as a moslem we feel safe an warm. And it's easy to find halal foods there. And the taste are delicious. The price is adfordable around $20 for 4 person. But if you go to a fancy restourant there it's around $50 for 4 people.
      Reviewed December 13, 2013
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