For $50 per night, you probably won't be able to find better value in Singapore for this price. I won't get too much into detail into the hostel itself as many others have already done that. The hostel is clean and nice, and is literally only a couple of minutes from the Chinatown MRT station, with lots of Chinese restaurants (some good Szechuan food around) and a convenience store and 24-hour McDonald's just a few minutes walk away.
Check-in was fast and quick, and the staff were friendly and helpful. Just a reminder: they will take $10 as a deposit for the key card and also bring enough cash to pay for your stay because they charge a 3% surcharge if you pay by card which I didn't know about.
The pods were comfy and all guests are provided with two pillows and a comforter, but there is a $2 charge to rent a towel if you don't have one. A little tip though, if you're not used to climbing up to the top bunk, do request for a lower bunk, as the climb up to the top isn't very easy (neither is the trip back down!). Otherwise my stay there was good, except for one night when someone turned off the air-conditioning sometime in the night and it became really warm. Overall, a good place to stay on a budget.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Wink Hotel Singapore
- Wink Capsule Hostel Singapore