Shophouse The Social Hostel
Shophouse The Social Hostel
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8.0
Very good

"Staff friendly"

Chooi L.

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March 29, 2018

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What guests are saying:
Staff friendly
Chooi from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Very strategy location, easy access to Bugis area, allow late check in, friendly staffs, good environment. seriously recommend to consider if you are looking for budget and comfortable stay.
Yi from Singapore
Solo traveler
Easy and reliable. Bathroom on the 4th floor needs improvement.
Aizat from Malaysia
Solo traveler
i was unhappy with a malay guest who smoked outside my dorm room toilet in the middle of the night. i had to get him to extiguish the cigarette as the smoke filled the whole dorm 12 bed room. utterly inconsiderate about the safety of all in the building.
Kam from Singapore
Business traveler
Its such a great experience to have shophouse social hostel as my choice when travelling in SG. clean, the staff was very accommodating, the facilities were excellent. Thanks! definitely will stay over there if i have to travel to SG with low budget.
Galuh
Group
the room very clean also the toilet. no bad experience except the annoying roommate.
nur from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Place is good if you want to use only for sleep and take a bath. The best is that near Bugis MRT station and tourism place (Haji Lane & Kampong Glam)
Mauizah from Indonesia
Solo traveler

Shophouse The Social Hostel

Excellent location
- Inside city center
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7.4
/
10
Very good value for money
7.7
Value for money7.7
Distance to city center2.4 km
Location rating8.2
Nearest airportChangi International Airport (SIN) - Singapore
Distance to airport15.8 km
  • 380 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

Room choices
9-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
9-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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  • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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10-Bed Mixed Dormitory
10-Bed Mixed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • City view
  • 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: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 16-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
1 Person in 16-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 34 m²/366 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Double Bed - Private Room
Double Bed - Private Room
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  • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Standard Twin Room
Standard Twin Room
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    Standard  Double Room
    Standard Double Room
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      Room With Shared Bathroom
      Room With Shared Bathroom
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        Bed in dormitory STANDARD
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          What people love about the property

          • 7.2
            Very good

            "Good location"

            KIM L.

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            September 19, 2016

          • 8.4
            Excellent

            "Nice staff, good location."

            Gia B.

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            March 17, 2017

          • 8.0
            Very good

            "Overall, it’s a pleasant stay amidst the vibrant Arab St."

            NURUL H.

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            February 2, 2018

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          6.8
          Good

          "Overall this place was nice and budget"

          orchid

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          November 29, 2016

          An overview

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          Nearest essentials

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          What to eat nearby

          American cuisine
          American cuisine
          Working Title
          20 m American, Cafe
          Afterwit
          290 m American, Cafe, Gastropub
          Symmetry
          350 m American, Cafe
          Asian cuisine
          Asian cuisine
          Sushi Airways
          30 m Asian, Japanese, Sushi
          Dapur Penyet
          50 m Asian, Indonesian
          NOX - Dine in the Dark
          80 m Asian, European, Fusion
          Chinese cuisine
          Chinese cuisine
          Prince Coffee House
          80 m Chinese
          Tian Tian Huo Guo
          460 m Chinese
          Nan Hua Chang Seafood Restaurant
          460 m Chinese, Seafood

          What they offer

          6.4
          Good

          "Great location."

          Melea

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          November 20, 2017

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          Real reviews from real guests

          Agoda Reviews (628)Booking.com Reviews (436)
          7.4
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          10
          Cleanliness6.7
          Facilities6.5
          Location8.2
          Room comfort and quality7.4
          Service7.6
          Value for money7.7
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          7.6
          Very good
          nur from Malaysia
          Group
          1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
          Stayed 2 nights in November 2018
          Very good”
          A good stay as the places is nearby tourist attraction spots. Easy to find halal food. Walking distance to Masjid Sultan, Kampung Glam, Bugis MRT, Haji Lane. But what the host should stress for is the CLEANLINESS OF THE TOILET and ROOM. Recommend if you can provide daily trash clean up for the toilet. otherwise, they deserve 4 stars rate. Please please,!
          Reviewed December 03, 2018
          8.4
          Excellent
          Megan from Thailand
          Solo traveler
          1 Person in 16-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
          Stayed 2 nights in October 2018
          If you are looking for cheap accommadation with all the perks, The Shophouse is your place! ”
          I really enjoyed my stay here. They made late check in super easy. The staff was amazing and super helpful to my hundreds of questions. The discount for the restaurant next door was nice. The location was ideal with Haji Lane 1 block away and Bugis Street a very short walk. While much further, gardens by the bay is even walkable! Although it didn’t seem like a super social hostel just yet, it definitely has the potential to be especially with the super cute rooftop they have that looks like it will eventually have a cafe or bar too. The only thing that wasn’t the best was that the bathroom (on the fourth floor at least) wasn’t super clean and well kept. But otherwise loved everything about it and would stay here again!
          Reviewed October 08, 2018
          8.0
          Excellent
          Agnieszka from New Zealand
          Solo traveler
          1 Person in 16-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
          Stayed 1 night in September 2018
          it does the job”
          Staff very nice and helpful. Thank you for letting me use the roof top before the check in time and making the bed ready. It was my second time in the hostel so i knew what to expect. However no breakfast it's a bit of dissapointment. Also cleanliness it's not up to standard ( bathroom). You should put the info in the booking site that property does not have lift as it's not easy to carry the suitcase upstairs. Thanks the staff for being so helpful:)
          Reviewed September 25, 2018
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Ayu
          Solo traveler
          1 Person in 16-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
          Stayed 1 night in December 2018
          Good Place to stay”
          Tempatnya strategis, bersih, staf ramah 🌺
          Reviewed December 11, 2018
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Yu from Japan
          Group
          Double Bed - Private Room
          Stayed 1 night in November 2018
          Nice”
          Good location, nice staffs. Please fix shower room 4th floor and rooftop bar until my next stay.
          Reviewed November 19, 2018
          4.4
          Gabriel from Canada
          Solo traveler
          10-Bed Mixed Dormitory
          Stayed 3 nights in July 2018
          This place is not at all worth the cost.”
          My experience here was disappointing. No staff were around when I arrived so I had to wait a while to check-in (even though it was the middle of the day and during the regular check-in times), and the reception is located in the middle of a cafe so it the cafe staff didn't want guests waiting around. Later after checking in, when I returned to the hostel in the evening there was someone sleeping in my bed. Turns out the hostel double-booked our bed. None of the workers were around so I had to call them (luckily I had Skype credits and Wi-Fi connection) and waited for them to come to let me into another room (I had to get all my belongings and move them in the middle of the night). Thankfully they reimbursed me for this night. But the next day I had to move everything again. The bathrooms are under construction so we had to climb several sets of stairs to reach available ones. The location of the place is decent but not the best. No breakfast. This place is not at all worth the cost.
          Reviewed October 06, 2018
          8.4
          Excellent
          Muftika from Indonesia
          Group
          9-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
          Stayed 3 nights in January 2018
          Just got one crazy guest in my room”
          Imagined you stay on 9 dorm room which fulled but there are 1 person screaming in midnight accusing one of us stealing her phone charger cable???(so meh). Then act like a warlord tell us not to do this and not to do that, etc etc which usually ok in another hostel (ha, who are you???). When we reported it to the staff, she suddenly ask us are everything fine?instead of her usual cursing, and stern warn to other guest. The Guesthouse seriously need to consider are they really allowed this person to stay at the dorm because if she a longer staying guest she should choose to stay on the private room because she always disrupt and disrespect the other guest.
          Reviewed March 03, 2018
          9.6
          Exceptional
          Devy from Indonesia
          Solo traveler
          1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
          Stayed 2 nights in February 2018
          Clean, cozy, cheap”
          The room was clean, the rooftop view's great, good service, cheap price, easy access, very recommended. But i wanna advice the hostel stuff to serve more mineral water in the morning and night because we are very thirsty after take a walk all long day in SG hehe.
          Reviewed February 17, 2018
          8.0
          Excellent
          NURUL from Malaysia
          Solo traveler
          1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
          Stayed 1 night in February 2018
          Great Location”
          Great value for money with adequate facilities. The hostel location is a few minutes walk from Bugis MRT and also near the Queen St bus station. With lots of eateries to choose from plus a rooftop bar for you to chill out after a long day tour around the city. They might need to repair some broken amenities for users’ conveniences. Overall, it’s a pleasant stay amidst the vibrant Arab St.
          Reviewed February 02, 2018
          8.4
          Excellent
          Kam from Singapore
          Business traveler
          1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
          Stayed 1 night in January 2018
          Short and Simple”
          i was unhappy with a malay guest who smoked outside my dorm room toilet in the middle of the night. i had to get him to extiguish the cigarette as the smoke filled the whole dorm 12 bed room. utterly inconsiderate about the safety of all in the building.
          Reviewed January 29, 2018
          9.6
          Exceptional
          Paris from United States
          Solo traveler
          1 Person in 16-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
          Stayed 1 night in January 2018
          Great price for Singapore”
          Considering the fact that everything in Singapore is way more expensive than the rest of SE Asia this hostel makes it very affordable. They also have a restaurant on the first floor that has a nice vibe. The owner has a great personality and is very social and friendly. The beds squeak a bit but the room was spacious and cool. It's located fairly close to three metro stations (Bugis being one of the main lines) so it is very easy to get downtown or to the airport. I would definitely recommend this hostel for anyone heading to Singapore!
          Reviewed January 19, 2018
          8.0
          Excellent
          Hui from Hong Kong
          Solo traveler
          1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
          Stayed 1 night in January 2018
          Fair with the price”
          The staff are nice, in fact to describe the hostel correctly, it is a restaurant/ bar mixed hostel. They provide a 20% off coupon for their cuisines if you stay in there. It is well-designed, with stylish wall painting. The back stairs are also make it more special. But dont expect the toilets like what you have in 5 stars hotel. It is a good choice for those have limited budget.
          Reviewed January 15, 2018
          6.8
          Good
          Nick from United Kingdom
          Solo traveler
          1 Person in 16-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
          Stayed 3 nights in November 2018
          useful option in attractive quarter near transport links”
          It's a very basic but cheap option in Arab Street, a heritage area of Singapore. Plenty of sights, food options and transport links within easy walking distance. 10 mins from Golden Mile. Staff friendly and efficient, but the hostel itself looks a bit neglected. Not so tidy, and didn't seem to get the bathrooms cleaned. Dorm room is as expected, quiet if the guests are quiet. Locker provided, and left luggage during the day. Nice rooftop with view over the neighbourhood. No breakfast provided
          Reviewed November 23, 2018
          5.2
          Hipp from Malaysia
          Solo traveler
          1 Person in 16-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
          Stayed 1 night in December 2018
          No communal area.”
          Rooftop was closed for renovation. Very basic dorm room. Not-so-clean toilet & bathroom.
          Reviewed December 10, 2018
          7.2
          Very good
          Angele from France
          Solo traveler
          1 Person in 16-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
          Stayed 3 nights in August 2018
          cheap Hostel ”
          Cheap Hostel in a really nice location, in Arab street, you can walk to many locations from there, you also have a subway station really close. I was in a big dorm (maybe 12 beds) it was not clean at all, I stayed 3 nights, and there were trash under the beds that did not move from there the entire time. Also the bunk beds are in metal and really noisy. The people in the rooms do lot respect the others at all, there was someone smoking inside the room, opening the window at night even if there was air con in the room, so I got mosquito bites and it was hot, speaking loudly at night, taking phonecall at night or early in the morning... The common areas are not clean too, the breakfast is really poor, white bread toast with some chemical jam and vegetal butter... At the end I guess you get what you paid for, meaning not a lot. But there are not to many inexpensive options in Singapour so I will re ommend it for the price and location for solo Travellers.
          Reviewed September 08, 2018
          4.4
          ulrike from Sri Lanka
          Business traveler
          1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
          Stayed 4 nights in November 2017
          Bad time”
          The last time I arrived at that place my bed was taken by someone else. That was my favorite room and bed and I had requested for it some time ago. When i came, the room was full of rubbish and there was a bad smell. A young man from India had also arrived and was it seems confused about the place. Then the owner came to show me to another room. However, the place was much worse, so horrible dark, untidy and dirty, that I was just standing staring confused about. The owner said that it is a nice bed but it did not look so, it was all very ugly. The bed sheet was dark and crumpled, it appeared to be not clean. With all might, I could not force myself to sleep there and said that I do not like it. He then disappeared and later returned the money back to me. A few month later I was refused entry into Singapore and suspected him to be the culprit behind it. However, it might just have been my imagination, there is no proof. I can't advise anyone to go close to the place.
          Reviewed August 08, 2018
          4.4
          Pradeep from India
          Solo traveler
          1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
          Stayed 1 night in July 2018
          Only location is good but rest has to be compromised”
          Mixed dormitory is on the 4th floor so one has to really put in effort to go to the bed. some pictures are misleading as it has been renovated. The roof is closed after 10pm so you can't access it after 10pm. Bathrooms are congested and has only open washbasin for brushing.
          Reviewed July 26, 2018
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Ooi from Malaysia
          Solo traveler
          1 Person in 16-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
          Stayed 2 nights in December 2017
          A good and nice place to stay”
          I stayed here for two nights, the staffs are friendly and will explained to you those instructions and details of the hostel. The room was big enough, clean, comfortable beds and I had good sleeps during my stay at here. They have big lockers for each person so it shouldn’t be a problem for those who had a lot of things need to be keep. They even provide free breakfast every morning. About the location, the location is quite near to golden mile if you come to Singapore by bus from Malaysia as most of the buses from Malaysia will drop at golden mile.
          Reviewed December 15, 2017
          8.0
          Excellent
          Ina from Indonesia
          Group
          9-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
          Stayed 2 nights in April 2017
          location”
          i have late check inn,so give an email and staff really helpfull about our key its really nice. bed its comfortable,and this hostel its near to masjid sultan and many restaurant nearby. close to bus station but not really for MRT.
          Reviewed October 24, 2017
          8.0
          Excellent
          Duy from Vietnam
          Solo traveler
          1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
          Stayed 4 nights in April 2017
          Nice Staffs But They Put Out My Stuff Without Telling me”
          The Hostel locates in Bugis which is near MRT by 5-minute walking. Near the restaurants, convinient store as well. The staffs are quite nice and friendly. They are willing to help you in case you need help. You have your own key to enter the guest house any time. But in the last day I stay at their place, I was so surprised because my stuff was put out and another guest came in my bed. No notice. And one more thing, the toilet needs to be cleaner
          Reviewed June 19, 2017
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