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Ark Hostel

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Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed at this hostel for 1 night with 6 peoples in the room. The room is cozy and cold. The wifi also very good. Bathroom is clean. Hostel also very close with restaurant if you're starving at midnight.

1Thank Yunawan K
Cavite Province, Philippines
Reviewed 2 December 2016

It is near Kallang MRT Station (1-2 mins walk). A bus station is just nearby which can take you to the famous tourist spots around Singapore. The hosts are hospitable and helpful and we were even upgraded to a much bigger room. Breakfast is being served and there's a hot/cold drinking fountain. The cons are the doors of Room 201...

1Thank RAWaquiz
Quezon City, Philippines
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We booked a family room for 6 pax. They provide bread and spreads, coffee for breakfast which is not usual in hostel. Just around 5 minutes walk to Kallang station, making it very convenient. The owners are very friendly. Room is small but serves it purpose with good aircon. Shared bathroom. If you would stay out most of the time...

1Thank Blessdizon
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 4 October 2016

We stayed in the 6 bedder dorms. Room was clean but a bit small and crowded to fit 6 persons in, only good for short stay. Some of the toilets/bathroom are small and cramp and no common shampoo/body shampoo provided. Toilet can be a bit messy at night after heavy usage by hostelers. Location of the hostel is good as...

Thank Budakampung
ArkHostelSingapore, Guest Relations Manager at Ark Hostel, responded to this review

We have rooms of different sizes and most are not big by standards of other countries particularly south east asian countries where there is abundant land and space. Singapore is land scarce and this results in our rooms designed for fit for purposes yet fit for purse ie being inexpensive. Our rooms are generally comparable to most hostels in singapore.

Reviewed 22 September 2016

Our accommodation choices were limited in Singapore as the Grand Prix was on but Ark Hostel was our first hostel experience. We paid $80SG a night for a private room with no window which was smaller than the other rooms we saw with families in it. The room was 3m x 4m with two three level bunks in it and...

Thank FourPacksTravel
ArkHostelSingapore, Guest Relations Manager at Ark Hostel, responded to this review

Our prices are really competitive in the context of Singapore. Whilst offering one of the cheapest price on a dormitory (ie per bed) basis, we are giving private rooms. Remember that as a hostel and not a hotel, as a guideline, our prices are approximately 60% of a like for like economy hotel where in economy hotels, 1/ you do...

Bekasi, Indonesia
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Been there last weekend. Budgeting hostel vey suite for backpackers. Kind owner. The hallway was a little mess, but the room was quite clean and tidy. Standard breakfast, breads with some varians of jams, tea and coffee. But the most important thing is, the location is very strategic, just 5mnts walk to bus station and MRT, and so many restaurants...

Thank Santi M
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

The location is unbeatable. Less than one minute to MRT Kallang, go across the street you'll get public buses, go to the corner you'll find lots and lots cheap-good-quality Indian and Chinese food. If you like to hang out or if you are gay, this place is perfect. Gay World Bar is around few doors to the left from the...

1Thank Ardian W N
ArkHostelSingapore, Guest Relations Manager at Ark Hostel, responded to this review

Ummm.... whilst we do not discourage seniors and young children, it has to be said that we are a hostel and not particularly designed for elderly. A hotel (not a hostel) is generally more suitable for seniors but one would need to pay double the price. WE do provide hairdryers upon request and we do provide iron which is placed...

Graz, Austria
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Stayed there one night in a dormitiry: Very nice staff, greeting you with a cup of tee upon arrival, it is practical to get there and a good base for your visit of singapore because it is in the center and near to the metro station! Thank you to the team !

Thank Noémie F
ArkHostelSingapore, Guest Relations Manager at Ark Hostel, responded to this review

There has since been a refurbishment and change of management since Dec 2015.

Husum, Germany
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

I am having a really good time in this guesthouse. The owners are soo lovely and helpful. They are helping you out with everything and even giving you history lessons about Singapore haha. The louch area is really nice, free breakfast with heaps of toast and different jams, rooms and bathrooms are really clean, everything ist working and I am...

1Thank Maike W
Reviewed 6 March 2016

Freshly renovated place with new management. I love their customer service :) I visited Singapore with 4 others, including 2 seniors and stayed at Ark Hostel for 7 nights. I requested Kai (via email) to give us a family room on the lowest possible floor to make it convenient for our seniors. Also, I requested him to wait for us...

6Thank kryzsab

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Air-conditioned family and dormitory rooms are available at Ark Hostel, a short 3-minute walk from Kallang MRT Station. With free WiFi available throughout the property, the hostel is minutes' from famous local eateries at Geylang Road that include both halal and non-halal options. Self-service laundry facilities are available at an extra charge. The air-conditioned rooms all come with a flat-screen TV. Lockers are available outside the room. Bathroom facilities are shared and equipped with a shower. Most rooms do not come with windows. Ark Hostel is also 5-minute walk from Stadium MRT Station. By train, it is within 10 minutes' from City Hall or Dhoby Ghaut MRT Stations. Changi International Airport is a 25-minute drive away. This property is also rated for the best value in Singapore! Guests are getting more for their money when compared to other properties in this city. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ark Hostel

Address: 89 Geylang Road, Singapore 389203, Singapore (Formerly Ideal Backpackers Hostel)
Region: Singapore > Singapore
Price Range: $99 - $139 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Ark Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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Also Known As:
Ideal Backpackers Hotel Singapore
Ark Hostel Singapore
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“email Kai for requests”
kryzsab, 5 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Don't stay here. Its not worth.”
qlachan, 28 Jan 2014 | Read review
“319 320 308 305 not a good rooms”
ULazuli, 9 Dec 2013 | Read review
“It's Singapore. all rooms are compact but clean.”
MasterJin, 17 Oct 2012 | Read review
“not really, I took what I was given, it worked for me.”
UncleTravellingMike, 23 Sep 2012 | Read review
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