Back for the second time to Wink Hostel from my first visit 6 months ago. I have become very fond of this place from my first visit. You can refer to the link below on the general positive qualities to avoid repetition in my reviews.
Generally I like to come back to places that I have enjoyed staying as it's a no brainer of a choice and also because Wink was relatively new back then, it gives me the oppurtunity to see if everything is maintained and running well as per my first visit. Crying shame to have a great place to go to waste just because of poor maintenance.
Overall, the upkeep of the place is great however just to share a few feedbacks on what could be worked on:-
- Female Showers - The last shower stall is missing the clothes hook and one of the rainshower head seems faulty (leaky at the sides, so it was a rainshower and a waterfall by the wall as well).
- My pod reading light wasn't working (female dorm, pod no 6). Not that it was a problem as i could still use the other light in the pod. Suppose periodic maintenance check should be done every now and then.
- I think the dorms could use additionally hooks for clothes or at least a common rack of some sort as i noticed guest were putting their creative juices to overdrive to figure out where to hang our stuff (i.e piping in rooms etc...haha)
Despite those few minor setbacks, I had a great time staying here and it was great to be able to meet other runners from other countries as well (Singapore Marathon at that time). Friendships were made and pacts were form to return next year at Wink to race in SG again.
Location fantastic, people are friendly and you have to love the huge locker space.
See you guys again next year. You have my repeat patronage for sure.
- 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 Hostel Singapore