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“'its fun to stay at the YMCA'”
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YMCA One Orchard
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29 reviews
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“'its fun to stay at the YMCA'”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2011

a good place to stay, lovely roof top swimming pool,
No 1 Orchard road, good address.
bit expensive is the only down side.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2011

A great location, close to public transport. I stayed in for a week in a 4 bed female dorm room. Fairly cosy, but the beds were clean and comfortable with clean linen (sheets and towel) each day. Good air conditioning in the room. Tiny bathroom which is in need of an update (to clean up the ingrained mold on the back of the door). The control of temp is tricky, and meant fairly cool showers, but it is Singapore and a cool shower is fine.
Breakfast was great and the staff in the cafe and at reception were very helpful. The lounge was nice and quite to do work, and I was able to get washing done by the staff. It was expensive but bearing in mind the cost per night was so cheap, it was a small price. Bring your own locks for luggage, as there was no lockable space in the room that I could find. I would definately recommend this accommodation.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled on business
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2011

This is a must if you want a central location,great friendly staff,great restaurant and a very clean hotel room in Singapore.Also wonderful value for money with breakfast included-can't beat it would recommend it to everyone in Australia travelling to Singapore

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled with family
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Saskatchewan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2011

The YMCA International House is at 1 Orchard Road - a central location about a 2 minute walk from the Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station. The rooms here are more on the line of a 3 star hotel than what one pictures for a hostel! I was in Singapore to teach and stayed here for almost 2 1/2 weeks. My room had twin beds, flat screen TV, telephone, private bath (shower only) and the price included an all you could eat buffet breakfast and a daily room cleaning. There is a very nice swimming pool on the 9th (top) story, open air, and it was really lovely to go for a swim there in the evenings. The staff were genuinely welcoming and helpful in every way. Meals are available from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. in the restaurant - and I ate there frequently. However there are dozens of restaurants, coffee shops and the rest in the immediate area. Unlike Y's in Canada and the United States, this one has, thankfully, NOT lost the Christian part of its foundation. While not being intrusive about it and welcoming to all, there is a clear Christian focus here. The hallway music consists of Christian hymns of one sort and another, there is a small prayer chapel, one of the TV channels is the internal Y channel which focuses on Christian films and TV, a Christian mission statement is prominently displayed on the wall outside the restaurant, pictures on the walls feature biblical texts, and many church groups use the facility for meetings.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled on business
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Vienna, Austria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2011

I stayed here for one night 16th of Jan, . 2011, it was great! The receptionist are helpful and friendly. They assist me in my luggage since I arrived around 8:30 am. The New renovated room is clean and cozy even it's small.

The Location is just block away at KOPITHIAM, its a budget restaurant , u can have your breakfast for only SING$ 2.50 ( coffee/tea, bread, egg & hotdogs/ham ). Beside this u can see Wendy's and 7-11.

If you like shopping , u can walk 5 to 10 minutes from the YMCA straight to ORCHARD ROAD .

You save your budget for Taxi...

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled solo
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Manila, Philippines
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35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2010

Hotels in Singapore can be found in almost every corner. Makes you wonder why they are so Expensive. YMCA is the place to stay in Singapore value wise. Newly renovated room, clean bed and bathroom. It even includes breakfast and free wi fi. 5 minutes to a Kopitiam food center and the Douby Gout MRT station, which has 3 lines which can take you anywhere in Singapore. Also, next door is the National Museun and 10 minutes away is the Plaza Singapura. Only found out that this was a hostel when i read the other reviews. No wonder the the front desk people were not your usual smiley faces. This is better than a 3 star hotel!

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with family
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Portland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2010

We've stayed at the International YMCA before, but our latest stay was the best because they've completely renovated the rooms. It's a 5 star hostel. If it was a hotel it would be at least a 3 star. It lacks some of the amenities like room service and bell hops, but if you want those you can go to a hotel and pay more for them. The location is 5 star too. A short walk to the Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station and a few hundred feet to a sus stop with seven lines. The National Museum of Singapore is next door.

The rooms are more than adequate. The new bathrooms are lovely. Ask for a room on the Museum side. A huge breakfat buffet comes with the room. There is a swimming pool on the roof. The staff is very helpful.

At $100 a night the Y is a real bargain in Singapore.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: YMCA One Orchard
Address: 1 Orchard Road Ymca, Singapore 238824, Singapore
Region: Singapore > Singapore
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #23 of 223 Speciality Lodging in Singapore
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Hotel Class:3 star — YMCA One Orchard 3*
Number of rooms: 111
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