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BEAT. Capsules

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50 Boat Quay Level 2, Singapore 049839 Singapore
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#48 of 373 Specialty lodging in Singapore
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Here at BEAT. Capsule Hostel, we reside over the iconic Singapore River. We love the tranquility in the day, where you can just gaze at the still waters, and pause in this busy Singapore city. At night, the entire Boat Quay/ Clarke Quay vicinity lights up with entertainment from bazaars, to music, to a wide variety of restaurants. Placed in the heart of the city, you are surrounded by Chinatown, Little India, Malay Kampong Glam, and Marina Bay. Enjoy the privacy of your own Capsule, the warmth of our staff (and guests), and take your time to experience the rest of Singapore... all in a BEAT.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Taxi service
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Private check-in / check-out
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Wifi
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Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Self-serve laundry
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Centrally Located
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English, Chinese, Indonesian, Malay

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Grade: 100 out of 100
683Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
98Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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Claire wrote a review Mar 2020
Houston, Texas16 contributions17 helpful votes
The location was absolutely excellent! It was right in the heart of Boat Quay where you can step outside and immediately be surrounded by shops and restaurants along the waterway. The staff was very helpful and friendly. It was in a safe part of town so we felt comfortable walking around even during the nighttime. It's definitely a great deal if you're staying in Singapore and looking to save some money.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Travelling Chazz wrote a review Feb 2020
Wesham, United Kingdom13 contributions2 helpful votes
The staff at this hostel are very friendly, and offered a lot of advice on where to go in the city. But unfortunately the rooms was very tight, with not much room to move to get anything from your bag if someone else was stood beside you. The air conditioning was non existsant, and the small tight capsule you slept in made the place feel like an oven. The toilets and showers are border line disgusting. The shower is less than a meter away from the toilet, as well as the sink. You could be stood in someone's pee whilst you shower and the toilet paper was wet as it is so close to the shower. This place is in a great location, and the free breakfast was toast/jams/choco flakes milk, and free coffee. But the bathroom situation was not pleasant at all and would put me off staying here again.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Joe M wrote a review Jan 2020
Madrid, Spain5 contributions
The hostel is expensive for the poor service. The bathroom is ALWAYS wet, dirty and disgusting. Is small and uncomfortable. If you wanna use it you are wet everywhere and you can’t use shoes there. Is small and dirty. The toilet and the bottom is full of water and hair in each corner. The staff don’t help with anything and they are arrogant and don’t say you nothing about the place. The check in is at 3pm, too late. You have to pay for the towel and also deposit for the key. The breakfast is just a piece of bread and tee or coffee, nothing like in the pictures, also, you have to wash your dishes. There’s no place to be like with a sofa or common area, just the room with 15 more people. The only positive thing is the location of the place, nothing else. I don’t recommend this place, expensive, poor and bad service and dirty and disgusting. I’m the pictures you can see the bathroom always wet, go to the toilet ist a nightmare.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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ldewit7 wrote a review Dec 2019
Victoria, Canada151 contributions132 helpful votes
Singapore is expensive so opted for a capsule as I often use hostels. I stayed in an all female room, very quiet and bed was clean and comfortable. The showers and bathroom area did not feel clean at all. In the 3 days, I only had hot water once. My biggest issue was there was no comfortable common areas that encouraged guests to connect. It was an isolating stay and not social. There is no lift and it has many stairs, so pack light or be prepared to pack your bag up. Boat Quay is close to the MRT and you can walk to Merlion Park easily. Location is in a touristy strip of bars and restaurants which should have made it easy to go out with ppl. Overall, affordable but not social.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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GiamPaolo1974 wrote a review Nov 2019
37 contributions9 helpful votes
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My third time in Singapore and I wanted to try this place after seeing very beautiful photos on Agoda. Reality is completely different... this is a “wannabe” cool hostel but at the end is a place full of rules with very short hours reception time, toilet are “self cleaning “ since shower, sink and w.c. are all together in 1 square meter of toilet. Hostel is well above average price of any other hostels in Singapore so I was expecting much more. Bad general maintenance... some items in toilet are broken. Location is nearby Merlion Park, but even if you take a room in Chinatown, you will not be so far... so is not point to pay more for this location. Toilets and stairs messy, with rubbish, dirty fridge.....and the breakfast (very poor) room is sooo small and very busy at morning time. Anyway I would not go back there.... and also I had to ask to change my bed sheet as were used by previous guest... but they pretended they were cleaned.... maybe they had just remouve some hair from it....also also duvet cover was filthy.... smell of kitchen from restaurants in the area in the stairs. Apart from this, dorm was cool and ok to sleep. Not value for money.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ardhi_Syaifuddin wrote a review Sep 2019
14 contributions8 helpful votes
The most amazing thing about this hostel, like other reviews said, is the location. You can just admire the beauty of Singapore river from the lobby at level 2, and it gets more beautiful once it's dark. The hostel is easy to reach if you arrive from the airport with the MRT, exit through gate G and then just follow along the footpath with the river on your right, the hostel will be on your left near an Indian restaurant. The reception is nice, she will answer all your questions politely. If you're checking in/ out before 8 AM or after 10 PM, you will be given instructions on how to self check-in/ out through e-mail. I prepared for noises throughout the night from outside, but it turned out to be relatively quiet. The partition wasn't see through as long as you turn off the light. Some of the inconveniences are the bathrooms, the wi-fi, and the shoe boxes. Bathrooms: there are only 4 bathrooms on level 2 which I think quiet sufficient, with hot water. But I didn't expect them to be that small and quaint. Towels are not provided and must be rented. The wi-fi: it didn't reach the room, so you have to go to the reception room/ lobby which is somewhat disappointing. Shoe box: too small, it didn't fit more than one pair of shoes. Food options are plenty, with many 7Eleven shops around, but if you want to find something cheaper just hop on the MRT and find a hawker center somewhere else. There is a dispenser on the reception room for cold and hot water. Tea and coffee are provided in a jar all day. Overall, you should give it a go as strolling along the river at night is a wonderful experience, and if you know that your bed is nearby.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Lilia T wrote a review Aug 2019
Singaraja, Indonesia8 contributions3 helpful votes
My second visit to this place in less than a year. The capsules are very clean, the reception staff are nice. If you need to check-in late (after 22hs I believe) they send you instructions on how to do your self check-in...very helpful! The view from the dining/reception window is very nice during the night with the marina bay and the Singapore Flier.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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abisammo wrote a review Aug 2019
7 contributions4 helpful votes
Location 9/10 for the price, the hostel is situated on the river and a lovely 15 mins walk to the main attractions. Restaurants etc are all around you. Capsule 5/10 curtains are see-through if you have the lights on and very hot like a greenhouse even with the aircon on, however the better of the facility's as the bed is spacious and cosy. Toilet/shower 1/10 if you have showered in a prison I could imagine the quality to be similar, if not worse. They were disgusting and that is putting it nicely. Grimmy, dirty, smelly, hairy, and just overall unacceptable. They have never been cleaned and do not look like the pictures. One time I had to wipe a huge snot drip from the toilet as this was the only cubical available and also the plugs are full up with other people's hair. Is it possible to feel dirtier after a shower? It is here. Breakfast 2/10 again, not like the pictures. Lots of people using the facilities and with one toaster, one shared knife - you an imagine the mess and chaos. Another grim experience. Overall - you are paying for the location. The pods are bearable, the bathrooms you are better off walking to find a public one.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Mila wrote a review Aug 2019
15 contributions2 helpful votes
This hostel is nice enough, however I would say the pictures are a little deceiving and it’s not quite as nice as it looks. The bathrooms weren’t the best, not enough showers/toilets for the amount of people in the room. I also wasn’t a huge fan of the fact that you are actually showering right next to the toilet and it’s a tiny cubicle. Another downside was the WiFi doesn’t reach the rooms well and as soon as you’re in the capsule didn’t work at all. Apart from that had a decent stay and didn’t spend too much time in the hostel itself.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Anonymous wrote a review Jul 2019
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I booked the wrong dates accidentally and I immediately emailed the management team to change the dates. All they said was their company policy does not allow any changes to the booking dates. I informed them more than a month before my arrival and no action was taken at their side. Even AirBnB has better cancellation policy than this hostel.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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PRICE RANGE
US$43 - US$80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
SingaporeSingaporeBoat Quay / The Quays / Central Area/City Area / Singapore River/Riverside
NUMBER OF ROOMS
34
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Frequently Asked Questions about BEAT. Capsules
Which popular attractions are close to BEAT. Capsules?
Nearby attractions include Comedy Masala (0.07 km), BullionStar (0.3 km), and Asian Civilisations Museum (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at BEAT. Capsules?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at BEAT. Capsules?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to BEAT. Capsules?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Courtyard, Jade, and Josephine - French Cuisine & Wine Bar.
Is BEAT. Capsules located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Singapore.
Are any cleaning services offered at BEAT. Capsules?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at BEAT. Capsules?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, Indonesian, and Malay.
Are there any historical sites close to BEAT. Capsules?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Battlebox (1.1 km), Fort Siloso (4.9 km), and Emerald Hill (2.9 km).
Does BEAT. Capsules have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.