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Ark Hostel
Reviewed 6 August 2012

it was a very last min vacation i had decided to take on hence, most of the accommodation which I wanted to book are very expensive. Thankfully I found Ideal Backpackers Hostel, it was easy and convenient to make reservation and for the price, I think its a fine place to stay. location is very good as mentioned in several reviews. have fun to those who want go singapore. enjoy yourself.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled solo
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Thank Wah Too S
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Reviewed 10 July 2012

Stayed for 2 nights on this place, when I needed to stop in SIN on my way to UAE. Location is good, near the train station. There are also many places to eat around, and being in Geylang area, a lot of nightclubs around.I only slept and took shower and was basically away most of the day. The room I was assigned to was damp, moldy. Showers are communal and the place look like really sleazy, I agree with previous reviewer. This place is good only if you will stay for 1-2nights, and if you will be away most of the day. otherwise the rate is not worth it, as some places are cheaper, I believe. The young man on the reception was friendly and nice though, also the free internet on the reception area is appreciated.

Room Tip: better request for a single room if you are alone
  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled solo
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Thank joweel
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Reviewed 14 March 2012

This hostel is not good value for money. The rooms are very small, the staff is not nice and, last but not least, the bathrooms are not clean at all. You don’t even dare going to the shower or to the toilets.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with friends
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2  Thank cece1414
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Reviewed 29 February 2012

My friends and I booked a private room good for 6 persons. Upon arrival, we were asked to pay for the full amount for 5 days of stay.

The room was composed of 2 bunk beds, the one with three levels where a person can not even kneel or else he will hit the ceiling with his head. There is TV that we did not use, aircon that leaks and does not function well, a door that has a broken knob and the management 'fixed' it by putting a pad lock from the outside with only one key. Yes, one key for all six of us.

Beds were at least soft but me and my other friend kept on getting allergic rhinitis every night, dusts perhaps. The pillows/pillowcase smells awful too. I had to cover the pillow with one of my shirts so as not to smell it.

The communal toilet/shower is terrible also. When I arrived, one (of two) of the toilets had tissues laid on its seat, indication that someone used it and pooped in it also. I just flushed it but did not dare touch the tissues on the seat, and 3 days after, the said tissues are still there. It was very hard to shower also because there is no kind of any hook or soapdish to put the toiletries on to, not even a hook for the towel/used clothes.

The good thing is, the wifi is pretty reliable. There are at least 3 routers, all which are fast.
A 3 min walk away from Kallang Station.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with friends
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3  Thank kerosenegoat
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Reviewed 23 December 2011

After reading others experiences here, I guess I had a better experience. The most important thing for me is a cheap place with a comfy bed and I got exactly that here. Far from perfect, but comfy enough, nice people and very convenient for the price (Singapore is generally an expensive city!!!). If you want luxury, stay in a hotel. If you want value for money, go here.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled solo
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Thank RichardOsmond
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Additional Information about Ark Hostel

Address: 89 Geylang Road, Singapore 389203, Singapore (Formerly Ideal Backpackers Hostel)
Region: Singapore > Singapore
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #70 of 234 Speciality Lodging in Singapore
Price Range: $97 - $140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Ark Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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 
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