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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 December 2012

The only Ideal thing about this place was that the room had AC and that it could be on all day if you were there. And Faizal's service (he was at the front desk in the morning) Other than that, terrible. The toilets and showers were filthy, and the only time I saw a lady cleaning she was just lazily...

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Reviewed 28 November 2012

Beds reasonably clean, toilets ok but not regularly maintained through out the day. By the end of the day, the toilet can smell abit. Then its fine in the morning. The walls however are not really walls, they are just partitions and hence you can hear the slightest sound made by someone 5 rooms away. Its cheap and very near...

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Shanghai, China
Reviewed 18 October 2012

i stayed around that area with three different guest houses and this one is the best among all. Very clean rooms and the owner is very kind and helpful. dorm rooms are compact and a bit small. But overall good experiences and great value.

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Reviewed 23 September 2012

Basic, no frills, small rooms, cold aircon, about a 10 minute walk to the Lavender LRT stop. Not a bad place for a single budget traveler to spend a cheap night. There are more upscale budget options in the area, this one is around back and up an elevator from a tire shop.

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Shenyang, China
Reviewed 1 September 2012

Had a satisfied 3-day stay at the hostel with my partner. Place was clean and service was good. Staff were accomodating to our requests. Best of all, the price was decent and location was superb, close to the city and many eating areas around. Overall, enjoyed the vacation in Singapore very much, and would return to Ideal Backpackers again on...

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 17 August 2012

Our Malaysian friend recommend this hostel to us when we told him we are going to Singapore. It is reasonable price and location is convenient. We stayed there for 2 nights, and we find it is reasonably good. We like the Malay staff at the reception counter, he is very nice to direct us the direction to places that Zoo,...

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Incheon, South Korea
Reviewed 6 August 2012

it was a very last min vacation i had decided to take on hence, most of the accommodation which I wanted to book are very expensive. Thankfully I found Ideal Backpackers Hostel, it was easy and convenient to make reservation and for the price, I think its a fine place to stay. location is very good as mentioned in several...

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Bacolod, Philippines
Reviewed 10 July 2012

Stayed for 2 nights on this place, when I needed to stop in SIN on my way to UAE. Location is good, near the train station. There are also many places to eat around, and being in Geylang area, a lot of nightclubs around.I only slept and took shower and was basically away most of the day. The room I...

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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 14 March 2012

This hostel is not good value for money. The rooms are very small, the staff is not nice and, last but not least, the bathrooms are not clean at all. You don’t even dare going to the shower or to the toilets.

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Manila, Philippines
Reviewed 29 February 2012

My friends and I booked a private room good for 6 persons. Upon arrival, we were asked to pay for the full amount for 5 days of stay. The room was composed of 2 bunk beds, the one with three levels where a person can not even kneel or else he will hit the ceiling with his head. There is...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Air-conditioned family and dormitory rooms are available at Ark Hostel, a short 3-minute walk from Kallang MRT Station. With free WiFi available throughout the property, the hostel is minutes' from famous local eateries at Geylang Road that include both halal and non-halal options. Self-service laundry facilities are available at an extra charge. The air-conditioned rooms all come with a flat-screen TV. Lockers are available outside the room. Bathroom facilities are shared and equipped with a shower. Most rooms do not come with windows. Ark Hostel is also 5-minute walk from Stadium MRT Station. By train, it is within 10 minutes' from City Hall or Dhoby Ghaut MRT Stations. Changi International Airport is a 25-minute drive away. This property is also rated for the best value in Singapore! Guests are getting more for their money when compared to other properties in this city. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ark Hostel

Address: 89 Geylang Road, Singapore 389203, Singapore (Formerly Ideal Backpackers Hostel)
Region: Singapore > Singapore
Price Range: €65 - €93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Ark Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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“email Kai for requests”
kryzsab, 5 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Don't stay here. Its not worth.”
qlachan, 28 Jan 2014 | Read review
“319 320 308 305 not a good rooms”
ULazuli, 9 Dec 2013 | Read review
“It's Singapore. all rooms are compact but clean.”
MasterJin, 17 Oct 2012 | Read review
“not really, I took what I was given, it worked for me.”
UncleTravellingMike, 23 Sep 2012 | Read review
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