7.9
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Housekeeping18
Breakfast6
Shops3
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8.9

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Popular landmarks
Wong's Jewellery 20 m
Indigo Blue Art 30 m
Red Peach Gallery 40 m
The gift shop 50 m
Lucky Chinatown 60 m
Singapore Food Festival 70 m
Chinatown Heritage Centre 90 m
Zhen Lacquer Gallery 100 m
Chinese New Year (China Town) 100 m
Backstage Bar 100 m
Nearby landmarks
Chinatown 260 m
Sands Skypark Observation Deck 1.95 km
Orchard Road 2.11 km
Singapore Flyer 2.27 km
Cloud Forest 2.49 km
Gardens By The Bay East 2.97 km
National Orchid Garden 4.47 km
Singapore Botanic Gardens 4.57 km
Night Safari 14.54 km
Singapore Zoo 14.57 km
Royal Hostel Singapore

"The common areas are well maintained including the shared bathroom."

Carmela - January 21, 2020
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Royal Hostel Singapore

73A Pagoda Street, Chinatown, Singapore, Singapore, 059225 - See map
  • 140 meters to public transportation

  • Located in heart of Singapore

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Breakfast [free]

  • Air conditioning

Cheaper than 97% of all properties in Singapore in the last 24 hoursCompared to 866 Singapore properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money8.0
Distance to city center1 km
Location rating8.9
Nearest airportSeletar Airport (XSP)
Distance to airport15.1 km

Rooms available at Royal Hostel Singapore

Very good
Room comfort & quality
7.6
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Private Room for 4 People with Bunk Bed
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Street view
  • 4 bunk beds
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Private Room for 6 People with Bunk Bed
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • No Windows view
  • 6 bunk beds
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1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
  • Street view
  • 10 bunk beds
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Private room for 2 Persons
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • No Windows view
  • 2 bunk beds
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1-Bedroom Loft
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  • Room size: 7 m²/75 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 single bed
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1 Single Bed in 10-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 80 m²/861 ft²
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6-Beds private room
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  • Room size: 100 m²/1076 ft²
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4-Beds private room
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  • Room size: 80 m²/861 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Royal Hostel Singapore?

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 Royal Hostel Singapore?

If you're looking for an easy way to get around Singapore with private transportation, the hostel can arrange taxi service.

What is the smoking policy at Royal Hostel Singapore?

Royal Hostel Singapore does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

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What people love about Royal Hostel Singapore

  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    Location

    "Location and service was very good."

    wiwiek

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    June 24, 2017

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    "Would book here again, good one."

    Yen

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    March 7, 2020

  • 9.2
    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "The staff are nice and helpful."

    ANNETTE

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    March 2, 2020

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8.9/10
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Overall rating:
7.9
Very good
824 reviews
Cleanliness
7.8
Facilities
6.9
Location
8.9
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What travelers say they love:
The guy in front desk was very lovely and helpful.
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Family with young children
More about Royal Hostel Singapore

More about Royal Hostel Singapore

Royal Hostel Singapore is designed to meet all the needs of backpackers while being centrally located in Chinatown. The hostel is located on Smith Street, also known as the Chinatown Food Street, meaning a myriad of local delicacies is available right at your doorstep. The hostel is also just a three-minute walk from the MRT station, offering you easy access to many famous attractions. It is just a short walk away from the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, Chinese Theatre Circle, and Toy Factory Theatre Ensemble. The hostel features common areas where you can relax after a busy day, talk to your friends, or even make new ones. Not neglecting your need for privacy, all dorm beds come with individual curtains, bed-lights, and charging points. Despite being a budget property, the hostel offers clean, comfortable, and high-value accommodation standards. Royal Hostel Singapore is absolutely a great base for guests to explore Singapore.

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Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping
42 mentions
Breakfast
19 mentions
Food & Dining
16 mentions
Internet
7 mentions

What they offer

8.8
Excellent
Bathroom

"The bathroom is convinient enough, and clean."

Linh

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December 1, 2017

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Nearest essentials

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Food and dining

Breakfast options

Asian

Nearby restaurants

Asian cuisine
Asian cuisine
Yummy Viet
10 m Asian, Vietnamese
Hunan Traditional Cuisine
10 m Asian, Chinese
Ju Dian BBQ
10 m Asian, Chinese
Chinese cuisine
Chinese cuisine
Yang Gui Fei
10 m Chinese
Manchu Restaurant
10 m Chinese
Xie Lao Song Restaurant
20 m Chinese, Seafood
Japanese cuisine
Japanese cuisine
Niji Japanese Restaurant
640 m Japanese
Ming San Sushi Ramen Don
690 m Japanese
Kumo Kaseki
750 m Japanese

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Location8.9
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Value for money8.0
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9.7
Exceptional
Derek from United States
Solo traveler
Stayed 4 nights in September 2014

Good value for the money”

Clean, Friendly Staff, Close to MRT Station

Nearly every time I visit Singapore, I stay here. The facilities are definitely more than adequate for the price in Singapore and kept very clean (as far as hostels go, that's always a huge plus). They provide good wifi, hot showers, a modest breakfast (toast, coffee and tea... the coffee and tea are available for free all day, but the toast is only until 10:30am), and access to a washer and dryer (which is pay for use, but not unreasonable. Prices are the same for the washer and dryer as they are at any of the laundromats in the area, S$5 for washer, and another S$5 for the dryer .. but they're both quite large, and if you're smart you can find someone to double up with you and split the cost). If you're looking for somewhere to stay in SG, I'd definitely recommend here. Clean facilities, good staff, and only about a 5 minute walk from the Chinatown MRT with easy access to most of the rest of the city from there.

Reviewed September 19, 2014
8.0
Excellent
Tane from Indonesia
Family with teens
Stayed 3 nights in January 2014

Simple, easy and cozy”

toilet with water sprinkle, fast Internet, 24 hour self serve snack

Royal Hostel Singapore is definitely a place where I'm going to stay the next time I go to singapore. It may seem insignificant and a bit silly, but as a Moslem, I really appreciate the water sprinkle in the toilet as opposed to just tissue paper. The Internet is top notch speed with a very steady connection, great for late night movies etc. 24 hour selve serve snack, mainly consisting of biscuits, coffee and tea. And 24 hour cold/hot drinking water. The location is superb, right in the middle of the hustle and buzz of Chinatown. It's also a 5 minute walk to the mosque, so to anybody stating that Chinatown isn't a friendly place for Moslem tourist, try stay in RHS..

Reviewed January 14, 2014
8.3
Excellent
Joemarie from Philippines
Group
Stayed 4 nights in May 2014

Comfortable. Clean. Cheap.”

The staff were friendly and accomodating. The hostel is clean and comfortable. The price is very cheap.

Great! The hostel is along with Chinatown Food Street. I just walk out of the hostel and I can choose whatever I want to eat. I had a pleasant sleep because of the comfortable bed and sheets. The staff cleans the hostel from time to time. There is a free coffee, milk tea and crackers that you can avail at the lobby 24/7. I thank them for the free use of hair dryer, fridge and phone. MRT is just a five,minute walk away from the hostel, that's why I can easily go to places I want to visit. Thank you Royal Hostel for the good accomodation.

Reviewed May 19, 2014
8.0
Excellent
Charles from Philippines
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in October 2016

Very accessible location”

What I loved about the Royal Hostel is its location in China Town right in front of the Food Street! Best thing that happened to me in Singapore. Regarding the room, I was surprised by the comfort of the bed even though I have a tall frame and the room didn't really seem crowded at all (we were 18 inside the dorm). I just had some tiny problems dealing with the small bathroom because of my tall frame but overall, my stay here is worthy and would want to come back for sure.

Reviewed December 05, 2016
9.0
Exceptional
Wee from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Stayed 3 nights in December 2014

CHINATOWN”

Hawker food. Comfort. Clean

Arrived at 7am to check in. Was so tired, I was crossing my fingers that the check in will not take long. And it was real quick. thank god. Crash on the bed and slept all the way through the afternoon until its time to get up to head out for Zoukout. Stayed here for 4 days and it was great. If you are afraid that you need to walk awhile to ind food. No worries. Its just a stone throw away (well... you dont even need to throw the stone. Just drop it). But if you're a light sleeper, you might not like this place. The hawker food downstairs is quite noisy. I didnt sleep much. I came back from Zoukout at 6am and only slept up to 10am due to the noise. Bathrooms are quite limited. Theres only 2 rooms (unisex) for our dorm to share. And it was a full house that week. So prepare to wait. Or beat everyone else to it. Showers were quite small though... but its a B&B and its in Chinatown. I guess thats given. Beds were really comfortable. and clean. But thats all to it. Nothing else to brag about. Just good enough for a good rest and catch up on Zs. Location is super great. If this is your first time in Singapore, this is the best area to stay. Then explore around this area. People's Park Complex (where all the cheap hawker stalls are) is just a few minutes walk away. Train station is just around the corner as well. Theres a Chinese Museum just 5 minutes walk away (if you're into that sort of thing) and its FREE.

Reviewed June 02, 2015
8.7
Excellent
Christian from Indonesia
Couple
Stayed 1 night in March 2014

A great backpacker hostel”

easy access to public transportation, warm and welcoming staff, free wi-fi

We had a great stay here. The staff was very warm and helpful. The bed was neat, tidy, and comfortable as well. You will be sharing rooms with others, but they provide the bed with some sort of blinds to keep your privacy. the location of the hostel is near to MRT station and right at the heart of China Town. You will not have any difficulties to find something to eat as the food stalls are right in front of the hostel. the bathroom is rather small, but it is still fit nevertheless. They provide free breakfast in the morning up until 10 am. decent breakfast though, but more than enough to help you awake and go around to look for some breakfast. overall, recommended place to stay for budget or those who wish to experience a backpacker atmosphere in singapore.

Reviewed May 02, 2014
10.0
Exceptional
Marizen from Philippines
Family with teens
Stayed 2 nights in May 2014

good location”

location, proximity to tourist spots, price

the location was right in the middle of smith street which was centrally located in chinatown where all the food stalls are. after a long, tiring day, you just have to go down from this hostel and voila, all the food stalls are there waiting for you to try out what's on the menu. we had the room for three which was pretty small but nevertheless, the beds are really comfortable, the aircon was good, nice comforters, plenty of electrical sockets with a personal locker inside the room. nothing fancy. wifi is fast too. we also get had free coffee and some bread and spreads for breakfast for free.

Reviewed October 03, 2014
10.0
Exceptional
chi from Hong Kong
Solo traveler
Stayed 3 nights in August 2014

Excellent hostel”

location, cleanliness, comfort

The hostel situated in Chinatown which is very close to the MRT station, just 2-3 minutes walk. Breakfast included was simple but still, I could choose from peanut butter, jam, or even kaya on my toast! The hostel was clean and comfortable. One thing to remind, the air-con will be turned off from 10AM - 4PM, if you usually wake up late, you will only have the fan. I'm not concerning at all since I was out most of the time. All in all, I would highly recommend this budget hostel.

Reviewed August 27, 2014
9.6
Exceptional
So from Vietnam
Solo traveler
Stayed 4 nights in June 2017

Good place to stay in Singapore”

The hostel is right at Chinatown food street and there are nearby MRT/bus station. The location is convenient to travel around Singapore. Friendly staff and good facility. It would be better if the closet has lock.

Reviewed June 23, 2017
9.0
Exceptional
maddie from Australia
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in July 2014

clean and quiet”

clean, good wifi, location

Great hostel in the heart of Chinatown - despite being on a busy street with restaurants and food stalls there was little to no noise in the rooms. The dorm was cleaned daily and bathrooms also very clean. Strong wifi connection as well. The only negative is that the atmosphere of the hostel wasn't very lively, so not the best place to meet other backpackers if one was to be travelling solo.

Reviewed July 25, 2014
9.2
Exceptional
Van
Couple
Stayed 4 nights in September 2018

Good location”

The location is perfect, right to the Chinatown market, there is a lot of food hawker stalls, souvenirs, near to MRT station... The hostel is quiet, it's always clean. They also provide the late check-in for guests, there is only one thing, the last toilet room on the right is a little dirty, hope the hostel will fix it soon. All the other thing is perfect, nothing to complain.

Reviewed October 02, 2018
9.3
Exceptional
Damara from India
Solo traveler
Stayed 5 nights in November 2013

Value for money”

Clean rooms, Awesome beds, Average breakfast

At the end of the day we just need only good bed to sleep and after experiencing hostels of same price, i felt more comfortable with the quality and clean beds provided by royal hostel.

Reviewed November 16, 2013
8.8
Excellent
Charmaine
Couple
Private room for 2 Persons
Stayed 3 nights in October 2019

Great choice!”

I was hesitant to book this at first as I cannot find any blogs or articles reviewing this hostel, aside from what I read from Agoda. But our stay is excellent! The location is A+! Literally few steps from Chinatown MRT. The free breakfast at Kopi Express or Nanyang is great! The facilities are well cleaned and maintained. Fang is really helpful. Will definitely reco! :)

Reviewed October 20, 2019
9.0
Exceptional
Yudi from Indonesia
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in July 2013

Nice hostel”

Great location, friendly staff

Good hostel, The hostel located in the heart of chinatown, just few meters walk to buddha's tooth temple, the local food market, supermarket, souvenir store. 1 room contains about 16 bed, tiny space for keep your luggage but you can keep your valuables on locker.

Reviewed August 06, 2013
10.0
Exceptional
Joshua from Canada
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in May 2018

Wonderful and best accomodation.”

It was not too expensive. We had the double bed in 16 bed dormitory. It was worth every penny. The location was great, close to a lot of great stalls and restaurants and the closest train station is like 5 mins away. The bed, room, washroom and lobby was always clean. The bed was really big which I loved and it was always cold inside the facility. It was great because during the summer time it can get hot in singapore. So coming home to that temperature just makes you sleep like a baby after many adventures. The best part for me was the receptionist there especially the one who checked us in. I felt bad because I had soooo much questions and instead of showing he was getting annoyed, he had a big smile on his face and happy voice. He was very helpful, every question he answered or atleast tried. Searched everything if he didn’t know the answer. Was very nice and informative. Fast wifi by the way. Best accommodation we have ever stayed in, even compare to resorts and hotel more expensiv

Reviewed May 04, 2018
8.0
Excellent
KeunYong from South Korea
Group
Stayed 3 nights in January 2014

Very cheep and compotble place.”

price, rocation, clean

Very cheep and compotble place. I felt If I go to the singapore, I must stay in Royal Hostel. That hotel has good rocation, cheep price, clean room condition.

Reviewed February 10, 2014
7.7
Very good
Rachel from Singapore
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in December 2015

Good location,clean & comfortable!”

Clean,tidy,good location

24-26 Dec, celebrate Christmas & Birthday at Singapore! First night of staying at Royal Hostel there was electric trip the whole night,can't sleep well,hot!!!But other then that overall were great,they provide us own locker,bath towel,mineral water & washing machine - it's charge.Not bad to stay here, will come back again but hopefully no more nightmare of electric trip!

Reviewed January 08, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
Anna from Philippines
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in January 2018

Excellent location”

Perfect location, very accesible. Night market just right outside the building. Covenience stores are within walking distance. Chinatown sells the cheapest souvenirs, better pricing vs. Bugis. No lift, so it may not be suitable for people who have difficulty walking up/down stairs. There are 2 showers, 2toilets on our floor, they were always clean. Water pressure was excellent. Overall value for money.

Reviewed May 21, 2018
6.8
Good
Mary from Philippines
Couple
Stayed 1 night in October 2017

Centrally located in Singapore”

Royal Hostel Located in Chinatown where downstairs you can find Various restaurants and stores. The toilets werent big and clean though and the bed arrangement was quite off. We were moved to Royal Lodge on our last night, this place is right in front of MRT access in Pagoda St. Chinatown. Place is cleaner than Royal Hostel and bed arrangement is better as well as the toilets and bathrooms are cleaner. Overall, location was perfect.

Reviewed November 04, 2017
9.6
Exceptional
Nguyen from Vietnam
Family with young children
Private Room for 4 People with Bunk Bed
Stayed 3 nights in January 2020

Nice place, ideal location”

The hostel is just right in front of the Chinatown MRT and the shopping market. Very convenient for going around. Room is small, but clean.

Reviewed January 13, 2020
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