We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Beary Best! by a Beary Good Hostel!

Save
Share
16 Upper Cross Street, Singapore 058331 Singapore
Contact accommodation for availability.
There are similar hotels available.
View all
Traveller (224)
360
Panoramas (19)
Room & Suite (138)

About

#25 of 372 Specialty lodging in Singapore
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Value
Standing out independently in a beautiful art deco heritage building, Beary Best! a self check-in hostel was designed with the simple intent to merge backpackers practicality with hotel like space and comfort. Fellow backpackers and budget travelers are welcomed to choose from a variety of dorm types (6, 8, 9 bed dorm and female dorm with ensuite bathroom) at great and affordable prices.Rates are all inclusive of free breakfast and a long list of high quality facilities such as large and clean showers, spacious lounge, free internet, WIFI access, air conditioning, fully fitted bunk beds with international power points) The hostel is located just 3 minutes from Chinatown MRT station and within 10 minutes walking distance to Singapore River, Marina Bay and the Financial District.
Read more
Suggest edits to improve what we show.Improve this listing
Property amenities
Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Walking tours
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
Laundry service
Wifi
Complimentary tea
Vending machine
Shared bathroom
Self-serve laundry
Show more
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Budget
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Chinese and 1 more

Location

Full view
100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
821Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
133Attractionswithin 0.5 km
944Reviews16Q+A100Room tips
Traveller rating
  • 448
  • 359
  • 96
  • 29
  • 12
Time of year
Traveller type
Language
  • More
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Sort by:
Most Recent
MatthewASharp wrote a review Nov 2022
Torquay, United Kingdom1916 contributions282 helpful votes
Absolutely awful hostel The advertised enhanced cleaning, social distancing, AC did not exist The hostel also houses local and migrant workers, albeit in their own dorm, but they still share the shared washing and toileting facilities. The state is these was a disgrace including faeces on the toilet wall!! I had cumulative rubbish under my bottom bunk with no privacy curtain and a non lockable allocated locker The stock photos of this hostel are not accurate as there are no soft furnishings in the lounge area, only hard stools with a smoking area inside the communal dorms!!! The fridge was delapidated and rusty and the bedding which was inside the locker had to be made on arrival, which was frustrating after a long journey The bedding was thin and of poor quality along no towel, which was at least the latter was advertised accurately My standards aren't high as I've stayed in 3rd world country dorms with this being the worst The 4-5* reviews are either bogus or judging from their nationalities their hostel experiences are of low expectations for the price paid I had booked a 5 night stay but left after 2 nights as it was so horrible...didn't care about not getting a 3 night unused refund I moved to the Chic Capsule Hostel. 5 min walk from this hell hole Yes, I did complain at the time but their response was a standard...sorry I have also raised a complaint with Hotel.com who are taking the above seriously as this establishment is being used under false pretences and advertisement
Read more
Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Simply...book elsewhere. Bring a towel too if u do stay
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Giloria wrote a review Sep 2022
1 contribution
Food was good service was also very good staff iss co operative 🥰🥰 ms. Prerna and all other staff members helped uss alot and such a Cooperative I really would like to come again Jaipur and I will only stay in Radisson Blu
Read more
Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Jaja wrote a review Sep 2022
1 contribution
We've had a wonderful stay in Bear Best! Great location, very near the MRT stations and 7/11s, some tourist spots are walkable. They have very friendly and helpful staff. The beds are comfortable and sleeping room is clean. They provide free coffee and tea. They just need to work on the cleanliness in the pantry area and keep the microwave clean. But all in all, this hostel is great!!
Read more
Date of stay: August 2022
Cleanliness
Service
Sleep Quality
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Roger wrote a review Jul 2021
2 contributions
2018 REPLY → I had a lovely, relaxing time at this place. It was everything I needed and wanted from a hostel and very new, clean and homely. Excellent service. A fantastic run hostel with outstanding service. This is a great find and staff are fantastic. Peter was exceptional and very pleasant. I would highly recommend staying here and will definitely return.
Read more
Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
jpiotr599413 wrote a review Feb 2020
Wroclaw, Poland1 contribution2 helpful votes
Everything as described in booking website, everywehere was clean, air condition was good and quietly, I recommended, everything was ok, near to MRT, shops. In hostel are Singapur maps available. I hope I will back soon
Read more
Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: Everything was ok, I recommend
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Response from Mgr_Bearybest, Manager at Beary Best! by a Beary Good Hostel!
Responded 21 Feb 2020
Hi jpiotr599413, Thank you so much for the great review and recommending us. We really appreciate it. We are glad to hear that you had a pleasant stay with us. We welcome you back here anytime! :)
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
reydon227 wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution2 helpful votes
I live and breathe hostels. During this trip to Singapore, I tried 4 different hostels and Beary Best at Chinatown was the beary best. Though, they do not provide breakfast like other hostels, Beary Best makes it up with it's quality, friendliness and overall ambience. They have got you covered, A to Z (minus the breakfast B). Their laundry is not very expensive ($5 for a load to wash and $3 to dry), don't want to use the dry machine, dry it in the sun for free. Other hostels used to charge ~10 to 12 SGD for washing and laundry. They have free coffee, milk and hot water 24/7. Lockers provided by the hostel very spacious and could fit my entire 60L backpack. The bed matresses were of very high quality and so was the pillow and the comforter. I had good sleep on the beds. All lower berth beds had curtains too, good for privacy and protection from the AC wind. The hostel is located in the very accessible part of Chinatown and is at walking distances to Clarke Quay, Singaporean Parliament, Boat Quay, Gardens by the bay and all other party places in Singapore and the touristy spots. The bus stations is 20 metres away and the MRT stations is 50 metres away. Very friendly and knowledgable staff. They know Singapore in and out and will guide you what to do not and not what to do. You can discuss anything with them - Singapore, How much stupid Donald Trump is, politics, economics and policies, food, transportation, anything.
Read more
Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: Get the lower berth. It would have curtains -> Privacy + Protection from AC Wind.
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Response from Mgr_Bearybest, Manager at Beary Best! by a Beary Good Hostel!
Responded 21 Feb 2020
Hi reydon227, Thank you very much for the awesome ratings, we really appreciate your detailed review and it could become very useful for the others who refer to your review. We are glad to hear you had a great experience staying with us, found value and hospitality from our staffs. We look forward to seeing you on your next trips to Beary Best Hostel :)
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Creina O wrote a review Feb 2020
3 contributions7 helpful votes
The location was great, I could walk to all the main tourist sports and get food in China town. Staff were very nice too. They did clean regularly but I would say that they needed to pay more attention to detail under the beds and in corners of accumulated dust. The kitchen is minimal so expect to eat out!
Read more
Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Response from Mgr_Bearybest, Manager at Beary Best! by a Beary Good Hostel!
Responded 21 Feb 2020
Hi creinalayton, Thanks for the review and honest feedback, we really appreciate it. We are glad you had a pleasant stay with us and enjoyed our convenient location. We work really hard to make sure that all our guests feel welcomed and also have a clean and comfortable environment to rest. We will pass on your feedback to our housekeeping team, so that we can improve further - we do thorough housekeeping every day, and also have deep cleaning sessions scheduled, so that the hostel is well maintained and clean. Singapore has a vibrant food culture, and Beary Best! Hostels are right smacked in the middle of famous food centres. So instead of serving basic/boring meals, we focus on keeping our accommodation as affordable as possible - and give you insider tips to having the true local experience. Do approach any of our hosts for recommendations :) We look forward to host you again when you are back in Singapore!
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
LdyHtpea wrote a review Feb 2020
64 contributions45 helpful votes
once stay here back in 2014 and they still keep the place in good shape. location is no doubt near to mrt station, bus stop also near, food and mall near by, mini market also near by. thanks beary best!
Read more
Date of stay: January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Response from Mgr_Bearybest, Manager at Beary Best! by a Beary Good Hostel!
Responded 12 Feb 2020
Hi LdyHtpea, Thanks for the review and comments, we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Thanks for choosing to stay with us again, and we look forward to seeing you on your next trips to Beary Best Hostel!
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
hitanguyen wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution2 helpful votes
Very near to MRT and bus station. so it's very easy to travel around Singapore. Very convenient and nice stay. Bed is ok. Room is totally private. Staff was very helpful. Clean room and shared toilets.
Read more
Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Response from Mgr_Bearybest, Manager at Beary Best! by a Beary Good Hostel!
Responded 12 Feb 2020
Hi hitanguyen, Thank you very much for the awesome review and detailed comments, we really appreciate it! Glad to hear you had a pleasant stay with us and enjoyed our convenient location. We look forward to seeing you on your next trips to Beary Best Hostel :)
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Ian f wrote a review Feb 2020
7 contributions12 helpful votes
Not too recomended if you want a peacefull night and kinda too crowded. 1 room even had 10 persons in it. Perfect breeding ground for corona. Bed are clean, blanket a bit overused. Got locker in room but useless if guest had oversized back pack. So it's gonna crowded already jam pack space. Overral cleaness are standart. Got coffee,tea and chocolate.
Read more
Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Response from Mgr_Bearybest, Manager at Beary Best! by a Beary Good Hostel!
Responded 5 Feb 2020
Hi Ian, Thank you for your review and comments. We do have luggage room for guests with large size luggage however some of guests prefer to keep it with them in the room. Thank you for the valuable feedback, we will take your comments into account and see what we can improve to make Beary Best a better place for everyone! :) We hope to be able to host you again any time!
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Previous
123456
PRICE RANGE
US$31 - US$92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
SingaporeSingaporeChinatown / China Square / Outram / Central Business District / Central Area/City Area
NUMBER OF ROOMS
24
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

BEARY BEST! BY A BEARY GOOD HOSTEL! (S̶$̶1̶0̶3̶) S$96: UPDATED 2022 Inn Reviews, Price Comparison and 396 Photos (Singapore) - Tripadvisor

Frequently Asked Questions about Beary Best! by a Beary Good Hostel!
Which popular attractions are close to Beary Best! by a Beary Good Hostel!?
Nearby attractions include Black Crow Taxidermy & Art (0.4 km), Ransack Puzzle Hunt (0.2 km), and East Inspirations (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Beary Best! by a Beary Good Hostel!?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, laundry service, and self serve laundry.
What food & drink options are available at Beary Best! by a Beary Good Hostel!?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Beary Best! by a Beary Good Hostel!?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Beary Best! by a Beary Good Hostel!?
Conveniently located restaurants include NOX - Dine In The Dark, Merci Marcel Club Street, and Zazz Pizza.
Is Beary Best! by a Beary Good Hostel! located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Singapore.
Are any cleaning services offered at Beary Best! by a Beary Good Hostel!?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Beary Best! by a Beary Good Hostel!?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Chinese, and Malay.
Are there any historical sites close to Beary Best! by a Beary Good Hostel!?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Battlebox (1.3 km), Fort Siloso (4.4 km), and Emerald Hill (2.9 km).