Shophouse The Social Hostel

Shophouse The Social Hostel

48 Arab Street, Bugis, Singapore, Singapore, 199745
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10-Bed Mixed Dormitory Shophouse The Social Hostel
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    Guest reviews

    7.4
    Very good
    /10
    (632 reviews)See what guests said
    6.8
    Good

    "Great, amazing roof top!!!"

    Amirul

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    January 10, 2019

    7.7
    Very good value for money

    Property highlights

    • 380 meters to public transportation

    • Airport transfer

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    This property is in high demand!Last booked a few minutes ago
    Excellent
    Location
    8.2
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    Excellent location - Inside city center
    Nearby
    Popular
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  • Sanctum70 m
  • Songs of the Sacred Self70 m
  • Arab Street70 m
  • Value for money7.7
    Distance to city center2.4 km
    Location rating8.2
    Nearest airportSingapore Changi Airport (SIN) - Singapore
    Distance to airport15.6 km
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    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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            What people love about the property

            • 9.6
              Exceptional

              "Vibrant and also perfect if you need halal food."

              Abigail

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              November 15, 2017

            • 6.4
              Good

              "Great location."

              Melea

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              November 20, 2017

            • 10.0
              Exceptional

              "Good location, nice staffs."

              Yu

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              November 19, 2018

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            9.6
            Exceptional

            "Love the area this hostel is in."

            Abigail

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            November 15, 2017

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            What they offer

            10.0
            Exceptional

            "Value for money, helpful staff."

            Hashemi

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            June 5, 2018

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            What's nearby

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            Real reviews from real guests

            Agoda Reviews (632)Booking.com Reviews (406)
            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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            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
            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
            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
            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
            8.8
            Excellent
            Angela from Indonesia
            Group
            9-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
            Stayed 2 nights in May 2016
            Nice hostel, good location close to arab street and bug is”
            The dining area is nice to start your day with free breakfast, as well as to close your day with some drinks or snacks. It's located at the rooftop, very cool for socialising. Comfortable bed, but no elevator.
            Reviewed September 07, 2016
            8.8
            Excellent
            Angela from Indonesia
            Group
            1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
            Stayed 2 nights in May 2016
            simple, clean, value for money”
            Simple hostel with sufficient basic needs. beds is comfortable, with plugs and reading light for each bed, and lockers. Rooms can be a bit packed if it's full. Combined shower and toilet, quite small but okay. No elevator.
            Reviewed September 07, 2016
            9.2
            Exceptional
            Angela from Indonesia
            Group
            1 Person in 16-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
            Stayed 2 nights in May 2016
            Nice rooftop”
            Good location, bout 7-8 min from Bugis station. Just a stone away from the famous Haji Lane. The rooftop is very nice for chillin out after a long day exploring Singapore, also for a nice start of your day while having your breakfast.
            Reviewed June 08, 2016
            8.8
            Excellent
            Dita from Indonesia
            Solo traveler
            1 Person in 16-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
            Stayed 4 nights in February 2016
            good location and very social hostel”
            i love the breakfast. they had toast with butter, oatmeal, milk, tea, coffe, juice and also cereal. they have one place in the roof top for social life, that people can sit, read a book, watch the tv, or even chit chat with other guest. the location also great. it near bugis station and also tourism site like bugis street and haji lane. you can find so many restaurant, they open 'till the middle of nite.
            Reviewed February 21, 2016
            8.0
            Excellent
            Salmy from Indonesia
            Solo traveler
            Stayed 1 night in April 2015
            Best Palce to Stay Around Bugis”
            Location, Wifi, Staff
            this was my second time stay at Shophouse The Social Hostel. It was nice. The staff very helpful. Location near the famous Haji Lane where there's a lot of nice cafe and bar. And also, it located near the MRT station Bugis. There's an open rooftop at the hostel where you can enjoy your breakfast or spend time with other traveller. Very recommended for backpacker.
            Reviewed April 16, 2015
            9.3
            Exceptional
            Jhumar from Philippines
            Solo traveler
            1 Person in 16-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
            Stayed 1 night in November 2014
            Most Friendly Hostel in Singapore”
            Perfect Location, Friendly, Security
            Perfect location! Quick access to transportation, great food and many places to relax all day and night in the area. I had a wonderful view of Kampong Glam while having breakfast at the rooftop lounge. Staff were very friendly and accommodating. One of the best hostel in Singapore!
            Reviewed November 13, 2014
            8.0
            Excellent
            Allan from Malaysia
            Group
            1 Person in 16-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
            Stayed 1 night in November 2013
            Centrally Located Budget Hostel ”
            Location, WI-FI, value for money
            Pro: 1. Value for money. 2. Easily access to public transportation (10 mins walk) 3. Friendly staffs. Cons: 1. No windows to hostel making it seem stuffy. 2. Main lighting for the room is not bright enough
            Reviewed November 15, 2013
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