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“Don't expect more than what you pay but good location”

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The Hive Singapore Hostel
Reviewed 13 May 2014

We stayed at the Hive Backpackers Hostel in Singapore for 3 nights and well, to be honest, do not expect more than what you pay for !
We stayed in a dorm, it was all right (12 beds in the room) and luckily it had A/C.
To me there is not enough showers (2 for 12 people) but they are clean - same with restrooms.
The place is definitely not great but you don't go to Singapore to stay in your room and it is very well located - close to the MTR and to Little India.
Breakfast is included: cereals, bread, jam, butter, coffee and tea - good.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 May 2014 via mobile

Stayed here recently (May 5) for 2 nights. The location is easy to find since it is along the road and only a few minutes walk from Boon Keng MRT station. Lots of cheap places to eat nearby even at night.

Traveled with my family (3 members) and we stayed in a 4 bedded private room with window- Rose. There was a problem with the aircon - not much air coming out. An electric fan would have done a better job, so we requested to transfer to another room - Vanda room which was originally for 6 people. The same poor airconditioning but the room came with a fan so we used the AC and fan. Beds and pillow were comfy.

The breakfast includes cereal, bread with different spreads to choose from, tea, and coffee. The tea and coffee are free all day.

I wish the toilets and showers were cleaned more often.

Wifi connection is free and fast!

What I didn't like was the guy who barged into the room without knocking on the morning upon our checkout. He turned off the aircon and left. What if I was changing my clothes that time,that would have been an awkward situation! So next time,please knock and wait for the guest to open the door for you.

Overall,it was a good stay considering the budget and location.

Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
Thank Perry S
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

Just got back from singapore after staying at this hostel for 3 nights, at the first night it was good staying at this hostel but after the second night the aircon went down and the staff didn't do anything!! untill i checked out!! besides that so far so good the room and bathroom was clean and make sure you choose the MRT exit C to go to this Hostel.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 11 May 2014 via mobile

Good location only a few minutes walk from the subway.

Friendly and helpful staff.

Nice common area. One part is just tables and chairs. 3 computers available for guest use. There's a room with sofas, an xbox, tv.

I couldn't find the pool table even though their website shows pictures of one.

Wifi is good.

Rooms are clean. Lockers in dorms. No lock provided.

Shared bathrooms are okay. Not sure how often they're cleaned. Always hairs around the sinks. The water pressure of the toilet flush was poor ... have to flush it several times for it to clear. Water pressure in showers were okay. Had hot water. I used the same shower 3 days in a row and everytime there was the same pair of boxers which someone had left. So not sure if the showers are cleaned.

Overall is was a good comfortable stay.

Stayed: May 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 9 May 2014 via mobile

Airconditioned rooms were clean, spacious and lockers available. What I missed was a little bed light and the room was quite dark. Breakfast is basic but ok: tea, coffee, toast with peanut butter/jam and cornflakes. We bought some bananas and yoghurt to make it perfect. It's not a party place and you'll find all kind of different people and nationalities, there were lots of Asian people during our stay, probably because of the weekend. The hostel is conveniently located close to a MRT station and you can easily walk to Little India. When you get from the airport the hostel recommends two MRT transfers (easiest) but you can take three if you want to save 15-20 minutes. Don't forget to buy a public transport tourist pass. For 3 days we paid S$20 (and 10 deposit, you get it back) and used the MRT and buses. You can't do without in the city and the system is easy. Note that there are only a few stations (and the airport) you can buy the tourist passes.

Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
Thank Maaike B
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Reviewed 30 April 2014

stayed for 3 nights last December with my friends. They clean bedrooms, clean bathrooms. It is near mrt station, 3minutes walk. The staff are friendly and very hospitable. worth the price! will surely be back.. :)

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

1. They allow early check-in
2. Good Wifi connection
3. Near Boonkeng MRT and Bus stop
4. Nice Breakfast
5. Clean and comfy room
6. Clean bathroom
7. Kind, considerate and easy to talk with staff
8. Nice location
9. Very good security

Had a good 2-night stay. ☺

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Additional Information about The Hive Singapore Hostel

Address: 624 Serangoon Road The Hive, Singapore 218223, Singapore (Formerly The Hive Backpackers Hostel)
Region: Singapore > Singapore
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #40 of 234 Speciality Lodging in Singapore
Price Range: £10 - £54 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Hive Singapore Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 86
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Before we tell you more about us, you have to read this: _________________________________________________ FREE WIFI - Connections are strong and stable in all corners of The Hive all the time FREE BREAKFAST - Unlimited Toast, jam spread, milk and cereals FREE LUGGAGE STORAGE - Safe keep your backpacks with us after check-out FREE COFFEE & TEA WHOLE DAY - a way to say "Thank you" to our guests FREE LAUNDRY SERVICES - no charge to use our washing machines & dryer between 1900 to 0700 hrs FREE MAP - helping you to get around easier FREE OVERSEAS CALL - always helping you to feel at home LESS than five minutes walk to nearest MRT station NO CURFEW - armed with our hostel access card, you can enter our hostel anytime COMPETITIVE RATES - beating off many competitions FAMILY / GROUP FRIENDLY - with so many dorm configurations, you'll find something just for you TV ROOM WITH CABLE TV - if you like to stay in, you can enjoy HBO movies, basketball, football, Formula One, Tennis and more XBOX KINECT & BOARD GAMES - more to do if you want to stay away from the scorching sun SPACIOUS LOUNGE - what many hostels are unable to provide, we have a huge lounge just for everything BRANDED MATTRESS - providing you a good quality and comfortable sleep after a long day CLEAN LINENS - cleanliness will bring you back to us again ......and lots more for you to experience when you stay at The Hive. Established since December 2004, The Hive is one of the pioneer hostels in Singapore. We enjoyed a long history of providing our guests with affordable accommodation and excellent service. With such a rich history behind us, there is only one characteristic about us: CHANGE. The Hive is always improving to provide better for our guests and their feedbacks are our best testimonials. Located in the centre of Singapore, we are every reason a traveller should stay with us. Boon Keng MRT Station, which is just less than five minutes away from our hostel, has a direct train to most tourist attractions. We have a more welcoming atmosphere, a big communal lounge great for interaction, cable channels offering The Premier League, Champions League, F1, tennis - something the hotels are lacking. Surely the next best alternative to hotels??? The Hive is also the place for a family/group stay-over. Groupacking...why travel in pairs when it's much more fun in groups? Start packing for your next Groupacking trip! ... more   less 
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