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“Good place to crash for the night”
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Footprints Hostel
Reviewed 18 May 2011

The hostel is good enough if all you're looking to do there is crash for the night and be about the city during the day. Rooms are too cramped and dank to "stay" in. The air-conditioning is only turned on in the evening. If spending time at the hostel during the day, make sure to set up fort in the lobby.

Showers work, toilets are clean. And the WiFi service works well, so no complaints there. Overall, a pretty good hostel if you don't plan on staying in the room for anything other than your nightly slumber.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 3 May 2011

i stayed there for 2 nights. It was the worst place i ever stay; shared toilet was wet, staff did wrong booking for me ( i picked the 6 female/ room n they gave me 10 female/room), not enough table to enjoy breakfast, corridor so messy n stuffy, located far away from mrt station and lastly, the road n alley nearby hostel was dark n looks creepy at night. too bad i couldn't find any vacant room at hotel nearby on the next day due to weekend.

never ever get the wrong place to stay for your trip. a good sleep is essential to enjoy your trip the next day. pay more is suggested rather than stay here!!

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 21 March 2011

This is a very good place to stay in Singapore when you're traveling on a tight budget. My friends and I had a good time staying on this hostel. The bathrooms were clean, the rooms are not that spacious but very comfortable to sleep in. So far, we had a great time staying here and would probably be coming back soon. The staff are helpful as well.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled with friends
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2  Thank xtina09
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Reviewed 25 February 2011

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Great location in the middle of Little India, close to the MRT station and the hawker centre for excellent food.
Friendly reception staff
Free Breakfast (toast, jam, peanut butter, fruit, tea/coffee)
basic kitchen facilities
lounge with dvd player

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Dorms are very cramped
No space whatsover to put your bags
half of the lockers provided are broken (plus you need to bring your own padlock)
BATHROOMS.... are disgusting! funnily enough, the toilets were cleaner than the showers, but this does not surprise me:

This is how the cleaner lady works: (we stayed here for 6 nights so I bumped into her more than just once). Between 8 and 9am, when everyone is trying to have a shower and get ready, she 'cleans' the bathrooms. I got kicked out of the bathroom while I was wanting to brush my teeth so she can 'clean'. She turns the water on and hoses the floor down. THAT"s IT. There's no detergent, no scrubbing. And she only ever cleans the floor outside the shower cubicles because of course in the morning all the showers are taken, so they never get cleaned. On 3 out of 6 mornings I had to wade through ankle deep water in the shower cubicles because the cleaner never cleaned the drainage. And (sorry to say that) with mainly Asian guests there was alywas a tennis ball size lump of hair blocking the drainage.... Gross.

On 5 out of 6 days there, the WIFI didn't work. The staff knew, as everyone told them multiple times a day but nothing ever happened. Very annoying.

We only stayed there because everything else was full and if I went to Singapore again I'd probably stay at Checker's.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 January 2011

As expected, the room was set up in a "dormitory" style, which has double bunk and cushioned beds. Linens were supplied but not everyday so guests should not spoil them readily. But the room was clean. The toilet was common, not ensuite but surprisingly, always clean and supplied with ample tissues and hand soap. Bath soap, shampoo and towel were not supplied so you have to bring your own although you could rent the towel for SGD2. There was free wi-fi internet and 4 desktops with wi-fi at the lobby which were free of charge. Breakfast was also free consisting of bread, cereals, jams, peanut butter and fruits.
This hostel is ideal for backpackers and family on a tight budget, but not for family with small kids since the toilet was not ensuite.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Footprints Hostel

Address: 25A Perak Road Perak Court, Singapore 208136, Singapore
Region: Singapore > Singapore > Little India
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast
Hotel Style:
Ranked #57 of 235 Speciality Lodging in Singapore
Price Range: $15 - $119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Footprints Backpacker Hostel - a HOME away from home! Looking for comfortable, clean and affordable accommodation in a friendly, cozy and relaxed environment? You have come to the right place. Footprints Backpacker Hostel is conveniently located right smack in the middle of the culturally rich Little India, the centre for Singapore's Indian community. This ethnic quarter is packed with interesting treasures awaiting to be discovered. Retaining much of its authentic charm and distinct identity, this district is not what you would expect of the generally rather ‘sanitized’ Singapore. It is one of the most colourful and exotic places to visit on the island. The streets are dotted with small shops and eateries and if you are a bargain-hunter, cheap-gets are aplenty. ... more   less 
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