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Century Service World Hostel
Ranked #149 of 240 Speciality Lodging in Singapore
Reviewed 31 January 2011

I believe the Service World Backpackers has two properties. We were sent to the smaller hostel. This place was not only smaller in the amount of guests they can accomodate, but small all around. It felt like it was once one unit in a retail & housing block in Chinatown, but has been modified to squeeze as many beds in as possible. We couldn't walk to our room (through the main dorm) with our rucksacks on our backs - it's that much of a squeeze.

The hostel is hidden in a random block so isn't too easy to find, especially as not all lifts go to the floor.... However Chinatown is a good place to be based for exploring Singapore, it's close to the MRT and some good eateries too.

The facilities in the hostel are also miniature. The bathroom are pods that have been squished into the kitchen, there are only two.

The member of staff was really friendly and tried to communicate with us the best he could. We were allowed to check in at 10am which was really helpful.

I would only stay here again if I couldn't find anywhere else, as it is too small when busy. However it is kept really clean.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 July 2010

I love this backpackers hostel. I have enjoyed my all days and nights. it is situated in such a place where you can easily connect to other happening places. staffs are very nice and helpful. Big thanks to Mr. Andrew, Arvel, Karen, Mitch and tressa. Miss you all.
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Pema from INDIA

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 5 April 2010

Was supposed to stay at another hostel in the vicinity, but they were booked full so they made a few calls and gave me a map and sent me on my way. As soon as I got there, they showed me to my dorm and after paying, they pretty much left me alone for the rest of my stay. When I had questions and asked for directions, the staff were gracious and patently answered all my questions. The electronic lock made me feel like I was living in the future and the free coffee and toast in the morning was a nice touch. I would defiantly stay here again. The location is close to the Chinatown MRT and you can get to and from the airport that way.

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled solo
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Reviewed 14 December 2009

Very clean budget hostel. Close to MRT and Chinatown shopping area. Situated at level 2 of residence apartmet. Highly recommended despite only one sharing toilet between all dorm and single room. Food court downstairs, you may take your meal anytime. Karen the staff is very helpful. Andrew, the owner, very friendly too.

  • Stayed: December 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 October 2009

It's a small hostel on the edge of chinatown. 2 subway and several bus stations close by. I stayed there 3 nights and had a great time! Very nice staff, they go out of their way to help you! The rooms are very clean and have air conditioning. The bath is quite small and a little cramped and the breakfast only consists of toast and a glas of marmalade. But there are lots of good and cheap places to eat in the area.

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled solo
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Reviewed 7 August 2009

I stayed five nights and enjoyed it. Air-conditioning was great! Security was good; everyone had a small locker for valuables. The front door was always locked. The owner Andrew was very friendly and helpful and sat outside on the balcony (the only common area) with the guests, giving tips and telling and listening to anecdotes. The whole atmosphere was friendly and I made friends with the people in my room. The rooms (there were two 10-bed dorms at the time) may be small, but considering the price, I thought it was enough (it's Singapore after all, not Malaysia). The breakfast wasn't great, but at least I could get some instant tea in the mornings.

  • Stayed: September 2008, travelled solo
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Thank ThePlough
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Reviewed 26 March 2016
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  • Stayed: April 2015, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Century Service World Hostel

Address: Blk 5 Banda Street Kreta Ayer Heights Floor 02 Unit 70 82, Singapore 050005, Singapore
Region: Singapore > Singapore
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service
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Ranked #149 of 240 Speciality Lodging in Singapore
Price Range: £11 - £69 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Century Service World, located in a great area of Chinatown, is a cool fun-loving backpacker's haven in the heart of the city. We are just a stone's throw away from the Chinatown market and Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum. The Chinatown MRT Station is just a minute walking distance straight down the road. ... more   less 
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