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Wink Hostel
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“Great place to stay”
Reviewed 22 November 2011

We stayed here around 5-8 nov 2011.....
+ Its fabulous location, next to Chinatown market and just couples minutes walk from MRT station
+ Very friendly and helpful staff
+ Clean and safe
+ The pods makes you have your own private area even in a dorm
+ Big and long locker
+ Great breakfast and also free coffee and tea all day
+ 6 Notebooks available for internet and high speed wifi
+ Comfortable beds and Aircondition
+ Fridge and kitchen for use
+ Great shower and hair dryer

Thank you for serving us!

Room Tip: Female dorm on level 2 is closer to the bathroom
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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cb h, Owner at Wink Hostel, responded to this review, 23 November 2011
Many thanks for taking time and effort to think through a list for Wink .... Our pleasure to host you!
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Cairns, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 November 2011

The staff is pleased to help with anything.
They have good beds (we had a "single pod"), clean showers and a free breakfast. What more do you need???

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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cb h, Owner at Wink Hostel, responded to this review, 23 November 2011
Hi Bianca - Delighted and grateful you folks stayed with us twice in your SE Asia journeys. Come back again!
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Reviewed 15 November 2011

Wink hostel is a fantatsic place to stay even if you aren't a traveller on a budget! The pods are spacious and very comfortable, the staff are very friendly, informative, helpful and genuinely nice people. The facilities are as good as you will find in shared accomodtion and better than a lot of private! Add in the great location in Chinatown close to the transport links, the various local food options and the hostel being a relaxed, comfortable and pretty cool place to stay and you really couldn't ask for better!

Singapore doesn't really cater well to the budget traveller, so spend a couple of dollars extra for a stay at wink you won't regret it!!

Would always go back here if visiting Singapore in the future, not only for the rooms, service and facilities but also to say hello to Cheryl and co!!

  • Stayed October 2011
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Thank Daveandlima
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cb h, Owner at Wink Hostel, responded to this review, 23 November 2011
Great encouragement! We'll work hard to keep up the standards. Again thanks.
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hong kong
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2011

I stayed at Wink between 28th Oct and 11th Nov 2011, the last two weeks of a global three month tour. Poor weather conditions in Thailand resulted in an extended stay in Wink Hostel, instead of the one wk initially planned. I was a "walk-in" guest and all credit to the taxi driver for suggesting Mosque St, as i indicated a preferance for the Chinatown district. It was also the first time i have stayed in hostel accomodation (anywhere). The hostel appeared very new and visually was spotlessly clean. Fastest fibre optic internet / wi-fi connection i've ever experienced. Breakfast, coffee and juices were included within a comfortably large breakfast room to eat and share travellers tales.Two internet areas with new six lap tops were provided for those without their own gadgets. Laundry room was fitted with new washer dryer appliances and the individual sleeping pods (cubicles), with quality bed linen had individual electrical points to power personal devices and personal lighting within. Building and locker access and billing was via hi-tech electronic cards. Location was perfect in Chinatown for taxis and a short walk to the MRT. Cheryl, Choong, FatHu and Thomas at reception were ever helpful, providing assistance in every regard with respect to with transport, eating suggestion and use of the facilities and the cleaning staff were also very friendly (if you spoke a bit of chinese). Would definately return to the Wink. Honestly couldn't fault the place in any regard, really enjoyed my stay there , a new experience and met some very nice people while there. Didn't see a fitness centre but wasnt looking for one, Well done and many thanks.

Room Tip: i preferred the pod at the end of the room (moved once) as it was less visible to others sharing th...
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled solo
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cb h, Owner at Wink Hostel, responded to this review, 15 November 2011
Paul - We miss having you regale us with your daily exploits/adventures. Thanks for taking time to write. Come back soon!
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Bangi, Malaysia
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Reviewed 14 November 2011

We stayed there for a night. Very short stay but long enough to know that this is a very nice hostel. Great location, love the security features. You can get wifi signals at every corners. The pods are very comfortable place to sleep not to mention with some privacy too. 2 pillows each - a small but very lovely gestures. I hope to come again!

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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cb h, Owner at Wink Hostel, responded to this review, 14 November 2011
Thanks for the B'day cake again! Look forward to discussing your hospitality plans .....
Hope to see you and gang soon!
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2011

We stayed at Wink hostel for 5 nights and had a very nice experience. This is the first hostel for us. The location is very strategic, easy to reach everywhere by MRT and buses. Only 2 minutes walk from Wink to MRT station and bus stop.

Breakfast provided until 11 am :) toast, cereal, milk also tea and coffee. Kitchen is a very good place to get tips for travelling around Singapore.

Staff is very friendly and helpful, including Mr.Owner, they try to make our (and of course, all guests) stay hassle free. Suggestions and recommendations are really great and helpful.

The bed is comfortable, clean and private. Air con works very well and locker is big enough to keep all stuff and you don't need to bring your own pad lock.

We never stay in a hostel before, but when we stay at Wink hostel, the privacy is what we concern but the pod bed make us comfortable to share the bedroom with other people. The double pod is comfortable and roomy.

  • Stayed October 2011
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1 Thank jl_lne
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cb h, Owner at Wink Hostel, responded to this review, 14 November 2011
Glad your first "hostelling" experience turned out well! Thanks for choosing Wink to try this out.

Appreciate your kind feedback - look forward to having the group of you again!
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london
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Reviewed 8 November 2011

Haven't stayed in a hostel for quite a few years, but totally impressed with this gem in the heart of china town. Spotlessly clean, great free wifi and some computers, free breakfast, laundry room with iron, rooms with 6/10 beds which are like little cubicles with fresh white linens comfy pillows and individual plug socket and two small lights. Large storage locked by smart card under bed. Many showers again in the a spotless bathroom.
Didn't think hostels could be this good. $40 Singapore, about 20 pounds.30$US.
The staff are very friendly, super knowledgable especially Sheryl. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled solo
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Property: Wink Hostel
Address: 8A Mosque Street, Singapore 059488, Singapore
Region: Singapore > Singapore > Chinatown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 227 Speciality Lodging in Singapore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Wink Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Housed in a historic shophouse that's nestled in the cultural heart of Singapore, Wink is a premium Pod hostel that offers travellers private sleeping sanctums that are inviting and decked in plush designer finishing. Want to indulge in a little luxury while on a budget? Looking to meet new friends while mixing it up with fellow travellers in a friendly environment? Then Wink is perfect for you! Our secure tap card system grants access to spacious dorms that are air-conditioned, fully carpeted and furnished with cushy couches, perfect for kicking back and just chilling with pals. Ladies dormitories are available and come complete with vanity counters. All dorms have Wi-Fi access. You will find our custom pods come in unique designs with plentiful headroom and side-allowances, presenting you with a comfortable and individualised space that caters to your needs. Every pod is fitted with ambient backlight, sound resistant walls, a cushy backrest, reading LED light, power socket and smartcard access locker located right at the foot. A 6 inch orthopaedic mattress draped in lush soft linen and accompanied by a sumptuous duvet rounds out the experience. Breakfast is served daily in our guest kitchenette that comes fully equipped with cooking hob, microwave oven, grill and refrigerator. Other facilities include showers & toilets, a relaxing café lounge, internet stations, laundry & ironing and 24 hour reception. Centrally located in bustling Chinatown, Wink is mere minutes away from numerous must-see heritage and cultural attractions. Nearby Clarke Quay and the bohemian Club Street also serves up an exciting array of nightlife and dining destinations. With Chinatown's Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station and several bus-stops a short walk away, you will find Wink the perfect location from which to start exploring Singapore. ... more   less 
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