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“Easily worth twice the price”
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Happy Snail Hostel
Copenhagen, Denmark
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Easily worth twice the price”
Reviewed 15 March 2014

The owner Mike is awesome and a pleasure to be around. Helpful labels everywhere, e.g. on the kitchen cupboard: "don't leave dirty dishes in sink - thx!" Mike will happily advise you on transport, what to see or do in Singapore, prices on activities etc. - and the common room has great maps with notes. Mike really puts in an effort.

Fridge and freezer are free to use, and breakfast (bread, spreads, banana, tea, coffee) are free anytime of the day. Laundry with dryer is cheap. The lockers are safe, bunkbeds spacious, dorms are cooled with AC and super clean. Fast and stable wifi.

This coule easily become a 5/5. Just needs cosier lighting and mosquito nets in dorm windows. But even without, Happy Snail Hostel is a great place to stay in Singapore!

Room Tip: All 3 doors seemed sufficiently cooled. We stayed in mixed, and experienced no outside noise whatsoe...
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2014

My stay at Happy Snail Hostel exceeded expectations for hostel living. Despite the small space, it appeared to occupy its 15+ guests flawlessly. During my 8-day stay, I never felt claustrophobic or stifled,or felt the frustration of indoor traffic- which was great- especially for someone who values a bit of privacy and space.

Located near Chinatown and a brief walk or bus ride to Outram Park (where the Northeast Line and the East-West lines converge), its location is quite close to cultural attractions and hot spots (ie. Chinatown, Little India, Clarke Quay, Sentosa, etc).

In addition to its location, a critical aspect to Happy Snail is its owner, Mike. Mike goes above and beyond to ensure a safe, fun and comfortable stay in Singapore by providing guests with local advice and assistance. His helpfulness, kindness and light-hearted personality creates a an easy-going and stress-free atmosphere. Additionally, his complimentary offering of bread, nutella, peanut butter, teas, etc. were not only a bonus to my stay, but a representation of his hospitality & generosity- the kind of nature which also attracts a cool group of people from around the world.

Thank you Happy Snail for making my stay a pleasant & enjoyable one!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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Suzhou, China
1 review
Reviewed 20 February 2014

Mike was extremely helpful in helping me to figure out what parts of the town are worth seeing or not. He helped save a lot of time so that the time spent in Singapore was well worth it. In addition to his kindness and help, he is an honest man. I left my phone in the hostel when I left the country and he has been honest enough to not only hold the phone for me, but also help try to get the phone back to me. It's hard to come across someone so honest. Definitely a trustworthy place to stay.

Room Tip: Really dont have a swimming pool or fitness center, i just had to enter something. but there is a fi...
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 February 2014

Mike, the owner, is incredibly helpful. I arrived late (2am), which requires self-check-in, but Mike laid out everything I needed to know ahead of time to get into the hostel and which bed was mine. The hostel has spent a lot of time with making sure guests are comfortable with the little things - there are lockers for your bags, there is FAST, free wi-fi as well as a laptop for use by guests, local maps/guides, A/C in the public area and dorm rooms, washing machine, iron, towels for rent for cheap, plenty of outlets to charge your devices, etc.

The location is far enough to be quiet (second story walk-up in a residential neighborhood), but there is a bus stop one block away which takes you to the subway (Outram Park), which is also just a short 1km walk away.

The 24 hour self-service breakfast with breads, spreads, and fruits, as well as free coffee/tea is really great for on-the-go before you head out in the morning.

Definitely will stay here if staying in Singapore in the future, and will recommend this hostel to friends!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2014

Overall very good little hostel. There are 3 dorm rooms with around 6-8 beds in each room. There is a reasonable amount of space, wifi works well, beds are comfortable. Its quite a small place with a more homely atmosphere.

If you are coming from the airport recommend the airport shuttle as its a VERY difficult place to find on your own for the first time.

Only downside is that the hostel is a little far from the centre although the nearest train stop is around 15 minutes brisk walking, so if you don't mind walking around in heat and humidity then it wont be a problem for you.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 October 2013 via mobile

The price for this hostel is unmatched and Mike is, hands down, the most helpful staff you can find anywhere. The location is bit outside of many the popular attractions but is easily accessible via public transportation. Also, you can't beat the 24 hour self-service breakfast. I will be staying here the next time I'm in Singapore.

  • Stayed October 2013
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Gothenburg, Sweden
Level 4 Contributor
19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2013

the place is clean and near to bus station and walk-able to metro stations too..

Mike the owner of the hostel was good and helpful.

They have a nice locker facility and washing machine too..

nice place i can recommend this place

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Property: Happy Snail Hostel
Address: Block 147 Silat Avenue #01-32, Singapore 160147, Singapore
Region: Singapore > Singapore
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Ranked #66 of 232 Speciality Lodging in Singapore
Number of rooms: 3
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