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Prince of Wales Backpacker - Boat Quay

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Frankfurt
Reviewed 22 February 2012

The Hostel is good if you don't care about anything but drinking beer at the bar (or in the beergarden) and then fall into your bed. The only time the manager (not the local stuff) is friendly is when you order a drink. Breakfast should be there at 9 but the manager showed up at 11, which was normal according...

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Tallinn, Estonia
Reviewed 20 February 2012

I stayed with POW in Little India 2 years ago and after arriving to Singapore again decided to find out it they had any vacancies. Got really lucky and had the last bed in dorm in Boat Quay. I even was upgraded for the first time in my life! Huge bed, just under the window and they even helped me...

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London to Melbourne
Reviewed 16 February 2012

Very comfortable beds. Great showers. Helpful staff. Good tunes being played all day long creating a good atmosphere. Thanks for having us!!

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 4 February 2012

This Location at 51 Boat Quay is the best. I was so impressed, at night it is just so beautiful. The hostel its self is supper clean, no bugs, comfortable beds, has washer and drier which is a plus for backpackers. The staff in the whole is quite friendly. One staffer Hanna is just a peach, she is just lovely...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 29 January 2012

Stayed on a private room with shared bathroom/toilet for 3 nites. I reckon the place is well maintained and clean. Pub was awesome. Outdoor beer garden was full of fellow backpackers, all friendly and chatty. The staff are very approachable and friendly too. Would recommend it to anyone who are in a tight budget and want their moneys worth.

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 21 January 2012

I stayed here (the Boat Quay hostel, not the Dunlop Street one) for a few nights in a private room. Overall this place was great. The room was comfortable and clean, wifi was strong, staff were very friendly, food at the bar downstairs was great and reasonably priced. Would've been great if they'd cleaned the private bathroom a bit more...

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Bangor, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 January 2012

Wonderful hostel, clean, friendly, good bar, great live music every night, cheap for singapore and ideally situated in little india for atmosphere and wonderful food. Free breakfast too - including DIY fried eggs - a real treat! Very australian hostel.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 January 2012

I booked online, and other than the taxi driver insisting on taking me to the wrong hostel, it was very easy. The barman at the Dunlop St location drew me a map to take the undergrrouond to the right location. It is in fact, very easy and cheap, to get the underground from the airport to Boat Quay, where the...

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Toronto
Reviewed 23 November 2011

Singapore was our refuge after roughing it in Indonesia and this hostel was awesome!! We stayed in a private room, which was actually in the attic. It was clean and really nice! We had a TV, DVD player and several movies free of charge. Air conditioner, a fan, a ton of space, basic furniture. I think they just made this...

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Curitiba, PR
Reviewed 28 October 2011

Good private room, very clean, closed to everywhere, MTR a block away, and 20 minutes walk to sands marina hotel, and Singapore flyer. 15 minutes walk to china town for great food and shopping! Singapore is a must visit country, and POW boat quay a cheap way to sleep!

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Staying in The Quays

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The Quays
From Marina Bay, a walk along Singapore River will take you through the three Quays of the city, each offering a very different atmosphere. Boat Quay features historical sites and a buzzing riverfront vibe. Clarke Quay caters to the party crowd, while Robertson Quay appeals to the leisurely wanderer. Weekends at Robertson Quay and Martin Road also give a peek into the lives of expats in Singapore, as the riverfront teems with joggers, dog walkers, and those getting their caffeine fix over brunch or enjoying a burger and a beer. No matter what you’re up for, the three Quays have something to keep you happy, day or night.
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With two hostels in varied parts of Singapore, Prince of Wales sticks true to its simple service promise of providing great Australian craft beers, Aussie-styled service and a safe and clean backpackers hostel. With free WI-FI, air-conditioning and the first anti-bed bug mattresses in any hostel in Asia, your stay at Prince of Wales is guaranteed to be comfortable and packed with excitement. Prince of Wales caters to every backpacker's budget with an offering of beds in mixed or female dorms, and private rooms. Stays include free breakfast of toast, marmalade/marmite, fruit and as much coffee and tea as you can drink. Breakfast is self-serve. Overlooking the river, Prince of Wales Boat Quay is located in the heart of the Central Business District, against a background of Singapore's towering skyscrapers, and a stone's throw away from the city's historical landmarks. Uncover layers of Singapore history as you walk down the river peppered with colonial buildings such as Asian Civilisations Museum, Old Supreme Court and Fullerton Hotel. Night owls will appreciate the convenience of walking right into Singapore's vibrant party scene located at nearby Clarke Quay. ... more   less 

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Address: 51 Boat Quay, Singapore 049840, Singapore
Region: Singapore > Singapore > The Quays
Price Range: $20 - $40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Also Known As:
Prince Of Wales Backpacker Hotel Singapore
Prince Of Wales Backpacker - Boat Quay Singapore
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