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Summer Tavern
Ranked #194 of 227 Speciality Lodging in Singapore
Sydney, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Cant explain how bad this place is!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2010

DO NOT stay here! We arrived at 11.00 pm after a long day travelling. We paid for 3 nights for the two of us in a dorm room. The place was dark and very dingy! We were taken to the room which was to be honest disgusting. It absolutely stank.... we didnt even want to breathe the air. I wanted to check the bedding but there was not a single working light in the dorm. We went to the showers and toilets which werent even fit for a rat. They have never been cleaned. There was no hot water. I retched the whole time we were brushing our teeth in the sink. They do not have a bar on the roof, or a bar inside.The internet is crap and the people are useless. We left after one night... im suprised we even managed that! Worst hostel ever.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Backpacker255060
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • French first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2010

We stayed here over the Singapore Grand Prix. Not only was it expensive it was terrible. The rooms where disgusting, the aircon dripped water the whole night. When you enter the premises it is dark and dingy, and there where always people sleeping on the couch in the darkness. The bathroom where disgusting and the taps leakes all the time. There where people changing in the hallways and staircases all the time, and bags and rubbish everywhere. I would advise to look elsewhere as the only positive this establishment has is its location.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Tyron S
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Singapore, Singapore
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2010

We booked this hostel due to a favourable review in Lonely Planets 'SE Asia on a shoestring'. We had a double room with air conditioning on the 4th Floor. The bed took up 90% of the room. So far not a problem, of course we knew we were in a cheap hostel. When we woke up and went downstairs for breakfast, the manager could barely be bothered to look at us. My wife got a shot glass of coffee and I got a normal mug. Breakfast was two slices of white toast, old butter and marmalade in a pot that had previously had jam in it and not washed out between filling up. We ate it off the coffee table in reception with a filthy rug on it. We needed to do some washing, the manager told us someone would help us in ten minutes and went back to the internet then went out for a smoke. After asking 4 times, he finally got off his butt and helped us out with the machine and gave us washing powder. Of course no change for the machine, had to go to 7-11. We checked out after one night of a booked three, and then the itching started. Bed bug bites. We then realised the whole place was filthy, we dont think the sheets were fresh, the floors and shower were dirty. The 'rooftop bar' is apparently being renovated, I doubt it exists. It won an award in 2004, probably the last time it was cleaned. This hostel is a total example of a good review then the management get lazy. It is a dirty place run by a rude, lazy man. Rant over. DO NOT STAY HERE.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank worldtraveller1608
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suiza
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2010

This place is no more what it seems to be. The prices for the rooms (s$ 40 for Dorm bed, s$80 for double room) are really to high. Our double room was 30-40cm bigger than the bed inside what means there is no more space for backpacks and persons.The Bathroom and toilets where not very clean. At night sometimes it was loud.
The owner is friendly and helpfull.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ub76
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Brighton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
48 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2010

Dirty bathrooms and showers, very very small rooms, so small that you could just about open the door, also massive TV set in the room that doesn't work.

Unfriendly service, breakfast was 2 pieces of toast with choice of rancid butter and what looked like year old jam.

Just don't stay there, its an embarrassment to the country of Singapore, which is so clean, friendly and modern, the Summer Tavern is the complete opposite.

The only plus point is its location, close to the subway and Chinatown/Little India.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank delmac71
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Japan
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2010

They claim to have won the 2004 hostel award. I cannot imagine how, because this is the most disgusting hotel I ever stayed in. Toilets and showers are disgusting. The online reservation system doesn`t work. Breakfast is coffee and two pieces of bread untoasted.
DO NOT STAY HERE.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled solo
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank alloctoon
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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2010

The title said it. I got infected with fleas and impetigo. No bathroom, the rooms don't have more than a metre space. The bunks don't have a ladder and are too tall to climb on, they also are rusty and creek with every movement you make. The public bathrooms are fithy, like the beds. Our window was broken and had ducktape across it. Revolting. Don't stay there at all costs. The internet is takn from nextdoor and only works in the bar.
Please, save yourself, don't stay here.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank BunnyBoo-23
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Property: Summer Tavern
Address: 31 Carpenter Street, Singapore 59910, Singapore
Region: Singapore > Singapore
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Ranked #194 of 227 Speciality Lodging in Singapore
Hotel Class:2 star — Summer Tavern 2*
Number of rooms: 16
Also Known As:
Summer Tavern Hotel Singapore
Summer Tavern Singapore

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