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Prince of Wales Backpacker - Boat Quay

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Reviewed 15 October 2011

This was my first time staying in a hostel so was a little apprehensive as I have heard a few horror stories. I stayed here for four nights and after a long journey was pleased at how easy it was to get to the hostel using the metro, I stayed at the POW at Boat quay.We were quickly checked in...

1Thank Helen D
Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 October 2011

When measuring this place up against the yardstick of other hostels in Singapore I would definitely recommend this place. We stayed in the boat quay one rather than little India. Excellent location, I mean literally unbeatable, right next to the cbd and very close to Chinatown and raffles place station. The downsides? Well unlike most hostels I've stayed in the...

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Reviewed 15 September 2011

I have stayed at a few of the budget places in little India, and always go back to the Prince of Wales. It's not the fanciest of the hostels, but i like the bar (great place for chit-chat with strangers), the rooms are clean, and the staff are all very friendly. I did get kicked out on one morning because...

Thank Alex D
New York City, New York
Reviewed 12 September 2011

I booked into the Boat Quay location after reading reviews here. I had a private room with a shared bath. The location is excellent, close to two MRTs (one on the airport line) and in the thick of a number of restaurants. The price is good--for Singapore, which is terribly expensive for hotel rooms. The rooms are tiny but clean...

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Manila, Philippines
Reviewed 6 September 2011

I stayed for 4 nights in Boat Quay - girl's dorm . At 15SGD (on weekdays) and 20 SGD (weekends) you get a certified bug-free bed, pillow & bedsheets in a clean, spacious room, free breakfast, lockers (bring your own lock), wifi and use of computer inside the dorm. Showers and toilets are fairly clean and you can do your...

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
Reviewed 14 August 2011

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 June 2011

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 20 June 2011

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bangalore - india
Reviewed 16 May 2011

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Reviewed 10 May 2011

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Staying in The Quays

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The Quays
From Marina Bay, a walk along Singapore River will take you through the three Quays of the city, each offering a very different atmosphere. Boat Quay features historical sites and a buzzing riverfront vibe. Clarke Quay caters to the party crowd, while Robertson Quay appeals to the leisurely wanderer. Weekends at Robertson Quay and Martin Road also give a peek into the lives of expats in Singapore, as the riverfront teems with joggers, dog walkers, and those getting their caffeine fix over brunch or enjoying a burger and a beer. No matter what you’re up for, the three Quays have something to keep you happy, day or night.
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“It's a backpackers' hostel - what do you expect!”
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“Depends on how flash with the cash you are, there's not a massive amount of choice, but either way - as intimidating as the largest share room (gold coast room) seems - it's totally fine. You're gonna sleep well.”
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“mixed dorms are great to meet people girls/couples can select the private dorm extra privacy ask for the private rooms”
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