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Cavite Province, Philippines
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is near Kallang MRT Station (1-2 mins walk). A bus station is just nearby which can take you to the famous tourist spots around Singapore. The hosts are hospitable and helpful and we were even upgraded to a much bigger room. Breakfast is being served and there's a hot/cold drinking fountain. The cons are the doors of Room 201... More 

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Quezon City, Philippines
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11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We booked a family room for 6 pax. They provide bread and spreads, coffee for breakfast which is not usual in hostel. Just around 5 minutes walk to Kallang station, making it very convenient. The owners are very friendly. Room is small but serves it purpose with good aircon. Shared bathroom. If you would stay out most of the time... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We stayed in the 6 bedder dorms. Room was clean but a bit small and crowded to fit 6 persons in, only good for short stay. Some of the toilets/bathroom are small and cramp and no common shampoo/body shampoo provided. Toilet can be a bit messy at night after heavy usage by hostelers. Location of the hostel is good as... More 

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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Our accommodation choices were limited in Singapore as the Grand Prix was on but Ark Hostel was our first hostel experience. We paid $80SG a night for a private room with no window which was smaller than the other rooms we saw with families in it. The room was 3m x 4m with two three level bunks in it and... More 

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Bekasi, Indonesia
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Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Been there last weekend. Budgeting hostel vey suite for backpackers. Kind owner. The hallway was a little mess, but the room was quite clean and tidy. Standard breakfast, breads with some varians of jams, tea and coffee. But the most important thing is, the location is very strategic, just 5mnts walk to bus station and MRT, and so many restaurants... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

The location is unbeatable. Less than one minute to MRT Kallang, go across the street you'll get public buses, go to the corner you'll find lots and lots cheap-good-quality Indian and Chinese food. If you like to hang out or if you are gay, this place is perfect. Gay World Bar is around few doors to the left from the... More 

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Graz, Austria
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Stayed there one night in a dormitiry: Very nice staff, greeting you with a cup of tee upon arrival, it is practical to get there and a good base for your visit of singapore because it is in the center and near to the metro station! Thank you to the team !

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Husum, Germany
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Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

I am having a really good time in this guesthouse. The owners are soo lovely and helpful. They are helping you out with everything and even giving you history lessons about Singapore haha. The louch area is really nice, free breakfast with heaps of toast and different jams, rooms and bathrooms are really clean, everything ist working and I am... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2016

Freshly renovated place with new management. I love their customer service :) I visited Singapore with 4 others, including 2 seniors and stayed at Ark Hostel for 7 nights. I requested Kai (via email) to give us a family room on the lowest possible floor to make it convenient for our seniors. Also, I requested him to wait for us... More 

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Asia
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62 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2015

I've stayed here a total of 12 days in their dorm bed room. New owners with new management have taken over and the place is currently being fixed-up - painting the entire place, fixing broken fixtures and putting a better system in place. I've talked to the new owners who I found to be receptive in enhancements and improvements for... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Singapore Ideal Backpackers Hostel is committed to offer clean, friendly and good value hostel accommodation for your memorable stay in Singapore. Our hostel is conveniently located in Singapore, direct MRT train service within 20 minutes to bring you direct from Singapore Changi Airport MRT station to Kallang MRT station. Our super friendly staff are always ready to help you with anything you need. Be it where to find the best meal at the hostel vicinity or suggestions on where to go to enjoy the vibrant nightlife. We know – you like it clean. That’s why we take care about it round the clock, making sure everything is clean and pleasant for you. Most of all, you have for Super Value for staying with us to make your holidays a memorable one. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ark Hostel

Address: 89 Geylang Road, Singapore 389203, Singapore (Formerly Ideal Backpackers Hostel)
Region: Singapore > Singapore
Price Range: £25 - £80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Ark Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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“Ask for a window”
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 of 5 bubbles FourPacksTravel, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“email Kai for requests”
 of 5 bubbles kryzsab, 5 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Don't stay here. Its not worth.”
 of 5 bubbles qlachan, 28 Jan 2014 | Read review
“319 320 308 305 not a good rooms”
 of 5 bubbles ULazuli, 9 Dec 2013 | Read review
“It's Singapore. all rooms are compact but clean.”
 of 5 bubbles MasterJin, 17 Oct 2012 | Read review
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