I'm travelling for a couple months and although I normally use private rooms I decided to give Wink a try as the cost was so reasonable compared to hotels here and I was only staying for 3 nights.
Easy enough to find, close to Chinatown MRT. In fact, it was a great location for exploring. Clarke Quay, Raffles, Marina Bay and the Gardens by the Bay are all easily reached on foot but if you want to use the MRT it is a great service and inexpensive.
I was in a ten pod mixed dorm but I think only about half were occupied and all male.
My lower level pod was relatively clean, bed was comfortable and the curtain added a good level of privacy. Air conditioning worked ok, just a little noisy. A large security locker under the bed was big enough to take my large holdall. Plus you can only get into your dorm with your security card.
The reception staff were all friendly and helpful.
A certain amount of noise as you'd expect in any hostel but mainly from the security door and the lockers being shut. Otherwise, I slept really well and the other guests were mostly considerate.
They did a free basic breakfast, toast, fruit, tea, coffee etc. I only had the bananas though so can't comment on the rest!
The bathroom upstairs was reasonably clean although some of the toilets could do with some deep cleaning. Nice hot powerful showers and you can rent a towel from them for 2 dollars. The bathroom could get a bit too warm though later in the day.
Overall and especially in terms of value for money in Singapore, if you're happy to stay in a hostel environment then give it a try.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Housed in a historic shophouse that's nestled in the cultural heart of Singapore, Wink is a premium Pod hostel that offers travellers private sleeping sanctums that are inviting and decked in plush designer finishing. Want to indulge in a little luxury while on a budget? Looking to meet new friends while mixing it up with fellow travellers in a friendly environment? Then Wink is perfect for you! Our secure tap card system grants access to spacious dorms that are air-conditioned, fully carpeted and furnished with cushy couches, perfect for kicking back and just chilling with pals. Ladies dormitories are available and come complete with vanity counters. All dorms have Wi-Fi access. You will find our custom pods come in unique designs with plentiful headroom and side-allowances, presenting you with a comfortable and individualised space that caters to your needs. Every pod is fitted with ambient backlight, sound resistant walls, a cushy backrest, reading LED light, power socket and smartcard access locker located right at the foot. A 6 inch orthopaedic mattress draped in lush soft linen and accompanied by a sumptuous duvet rounds out the experience. Breakfast is served daily in our guest kitchenette that comes fully equipped with cooking hob, microwave oven, grill and refrigerator. Other facilities include showers & toilets, a relaxing café lounge, internet stations, laundry & ironing and 24 hour reception. Centrally located in bustling Chinatown, Wink is mere minutes away from numerous must-see heritage and cultural attractions. Nearby Clarke Quay and the bohemian Club Street also serves up an exciting array of nightlife and dining destinations. With Chinatown's Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station and several bus-stops a short walk away, you will find Wink the perfect location from which to start exploring Singapore. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Wink Hotel Singapore
- Wink Capsule Hostel Singapore