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Review of Grace Lodge

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Grace Lodge
Ranked #187 of 225 Speciality Lodging in Singapore
Helsinki, Finland
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77 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Not even close to a hotel”
Reviewed 19 February 2014

This dormitory is located in a not nice area of the city. It is rather clean, but just as a basic student dorm. It is not a hotel, and not good for families at all. There are many beds in a room, and I am not sure if the sheets are changed after guests leave. The AC is controlled by the owner, so you should ask him not to turn if off when you're sleeping because otherwise he does! You have to use shared toilet and shower, which are below standard both.
The breakfast is nothing you can count on, it's just some tea bags and biscuits, and we preferred not to eat them as they didn't look fresh.
I wouldn't recommend the place for couples and families.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Shanghai, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2013

Stayed at the Grace Lodge for one night stop over. After reading the reviews here and on agoda I expected a basic clean place just good for one night.
Rooms are what you expect at a backpackers place. There is nothing to complain about for that price in Singapore. The staff guy was helpful and friendly. But...
When we got there by 4pm we could hardly get into the house and reception area, as the small space was packed with bags, bottles. It was difficult to get the luggage inside and we couldnt see the reception desk at all. In front of the reception desk was a bin overloaded with trash. This trash was still not emptied when we left at 6am next morning. The kitchen area was filled with dirty plates and cups, clothes for drying and another overloaded bin, which also wasnt cleaned up before we left.
In the reception area there are two computers just next to the door and they were used non stop by the staff member and his friends until late night. Instead of cleaning up the mess, the staff guy was busy playing computer games. When we got up early morning, he had a friend over who slept in the sofa in the reception area and he slept on the floor behind the reception. By then the table in this area was fully covered with old food containers.
In conclusion, beds ok, the orgininal idea of this place quite nice, but maintainance and reception/kitchen area is a catastrophe and out of my perspective so dirty, that is is a no go place.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Thank sunshine-for-four
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Manila, Philippines
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2013

I have booked a family room but was assigned the dorm room. Although it's only us staying in that room they should have given us the family room as it was the one I've booked. I found it annoying that other people entering the room just to get their stuff early in the morning.
The lodge is walking distance from the nearest train station.
Toilet is shared.

Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Clydee C
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Roi Et, Thailand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2013

Stayed here for 4 nights. Is OK for what you pay for. We booked the 10 dorm room but we were lucky enough to stay in the 6 dorm room for the first 3 nights, then we had to move.
I'm pretty sure they don't clean the sheets after people leave, but the guy did change them when we left!
The breakfast is standard. Coffee, tea, cereal drinks & toast.
Only one toilet and shower for everyone. Not sure how it works but never had to wait long for a shower!!
It is clean, has good wifi and is close to public transport (about a 10 minute walk to the subway and right outside a bus station) Good restaurants around as well.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank MelissaandTrevor
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 26 September 2013

Worst place ever!!!! can t believe the reviews which says it s nice and clean!!!must be cheap but too far expensive for that!! as soon as you pass the door you can smell the mold so you know straight away that the place is fealty!!! the bed dorm is so small you can t even move and you have to share one shower and one toilet between about around 20 people if not more!!its simply disgusting everybody got sick!even the guy at the reception couldn t stop coughing as he spent 24/24 at the reception which smelt of mold and sweat (playing noisy games on the computer 22hrs under 24!!!!!!)you have to take off your shoes and put on slippers that maybe a thousand people have been wearing before you so you got the choice to wear it and caught something or walking bare feet and caught something to as its disgusting everywhere! and yeah be aware that they don t change the sheet even if someone been sleeping 5 nights in the bed ... so if you want to get sick and depressed that s the right place otherwise keep searching!!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2013 via mobile

I know in your search for a cheap hostel in Singapore, you will come across this place which seems cheap & cheerful.... This is so far from the truth!!!

Bite the bullet and pay for one of the more expensive hostels, it's honestly not worth it, here's why:

- 10 bed dorm is 12 bed
- Dorm is so small
- 3 dorm rooms, 1 toilet!!!
- Over powering smell of mould
- Reception stinks of sweat
- everyone there got sick
- everything is really really dirty
- you shower and feel more dirty
- no natural light

I could go on! Don't do it to yourself, keep searching!

This place us terrible and I've been backpacking for over 3 months! Easily the worst place!!

  • Stayed September 2013
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1 Thank Ezra N
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San Diego, California
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2013

Very clean and very nice staff and people staying there. You cannot find a cheaper and nicer place. Good breakfast. Wifi is decent. Can use another bathroom. And the upper bunk sags a bit. A pleasant place in the overall. I definitely will come back for the good deal it offers and the staff.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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Thank HaonTA
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Additional Information about Grace Lodge

Property: Grace Lodge
Address: 195 Upper Paya Lebar Road, Singapore 534873, Singapore
Region: Singapore > Singapore
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #187 of 225 Speciality Lodging in Singapore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At Grace Lodge, our friendly and experienced staffs will do our upmost to ensure you have an memorable and enjoyable stay with us in Singapore. Remember, at Grace Lodge, we believe good service need not come with a hefty price tag! ... more   less 
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