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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a great location...love it...totally recommend it....easily to find eating place...and also bukhorah mosque just walking distant...the room is ok...i stay at female dorm...but my concern is at female dorm is the back door at the floor was always open... so i just worried bcause that floor is female dorm...even at night...when i ask the staff it is emergency exit...so...

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ShophouseHostel, Manager at The Shophouse, responded to this review

Hey Pending, It was instructed by the Civil Defence to open the emergency exit at all time and glad that you enjoyed your stay here in Singapore! Hope to see you around here again soon! ;) Cheers, Ista

Philippines
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Shophouse is a good hostel especially if you're a young, solo traveller. There's no elevator and people check in at varying times. Restroom lighting is a bit dim, but it does have warm water and also an ironing board. The best part about it upstairs at the lounge where you can chat with other travelers. It's not the great...

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ShophouseHostel, Manager at The Shophouse, responded to this review

Hey Jteruel, Thanks for the review, glad that you enjoyed your stay here. Hope to see you around here again soon ;) Cheers, Ista​

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at the Shophouse Hostel for 3 nights in February 2017. I booked the 12 bed female dorm. Upon arriving the door of my dorm was not working (as in, you could not close it) and next to my bed there was a huge pile of random trash (pretty disgusting stuff) and several beds were unmade even if no...

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ShophouseHostel, General Manager at The Shophouse, responded to this review

Hi Sonia, Appreciate you taking the time to leave a lengthy review, you failed to add in a few facts from your end so let me do the honours. 1) We change the beds of guests who check out daily, the beds you saw were probably from guests who are still staying at the hostel. In any case, guests are...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

A very basic hostel. Pros: location, price and the rooftop terrace. Cons: rooms are very basic (e.g concrete floors, no amenities), breakfast is served late (8.30) and thus pointless half of the time, wifi is faulty and the bathrooms/showers are no luxury either, to say the least. All of this is okay given the price (relative to other places in...

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England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

I stayed here for what was originally 3 nights but then I decided to extend for another 2 nights whitch was hassle free. This hostel is in perfect location in Arab street. The train station is about a 5 minute walk. The staff are lovely. We stayed in a girl dorm the beds are comfortable and we had our own...

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ShophouseHostel, Manager at The Shophouse, responded to this review

Hey Bianca, Thank you for your feedback and glad that you enjoyed your stay here in Singapore! Come back here soon ;) Cheers, Ista

Fort Collins, Colorado
Reviewed 20 January 2017

This is without a doubt the worst place I've ever stayed, and yet as I write this review it has 4 stars on trip advisor. Either other reviewers have much much lower standards than me or they are illegitimate. Here is the long list of problems with this hostel: 1. NASTY BLOOD STAIN ON THE MATTRESS COVER OF OUR BED!...

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ShophouseHostel, Manager at The Shophouse, responded to this review

Hey Steve, Thank you for your feedback and we would sincerely like to apologise for your bad experience during your stay here. Upon further investigation the mattress that you were staying on was from varnish and not a blood stain. But we've replace the mattress to prevent confusion for future guests. We service our air-conditioners monthly and perhaps it could...

Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

its lucky to get a experience here, this hostel have a really nice city view from rooftop, you can enjoy your breakfast in the morning and laying on the sofa while seeing the sky of singapore there. i hope i can go back to singapore.

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ShophouseHostel, Manager at The Shophouse, responded to this review

Hey Azalea, Thank you for your feedback and glad that you enjoyed your stay here in Singapore! Hope to see you here again when you are back in Singapore ;) Cheers, Ista

Cebu City, Philippines
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Stayed with my two besties in the 12 mixed dormitory rooms. We were placed closer to the doors which was fine since we usually went out a lot and came back late. Lockers are available beside your beds. The comfort rooms and or showers are small but enough to keep you clean. They have hot or cold showers so not...

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ShophouseHostel, Manager at The Shophouse, responded to this review

Hey Veronica, Thank you for your feedback and glad that you enjoyed your stay here in Singapore! Hope to see you here again in the future! ;) Cheers, Ista

Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

This is one of my favourite hostels I've ever stayed at in the whole South East Asia! The dorm rooms are pretty big and everything is clean. It's well used and it is a hostel so don't except luxury. But what got the is the atmosphere! The people working there are so much fun and so friendly, the play games...

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ShophouseHostel, Manager at The Shophouse, responded to this review

Hey FinLini, Thank you for your feedback and glad that you enjoyed your stay here with us. Hope to see you here again when you come back Singapore! ;) Cheers, Ista

Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

I stayed here with 12-15 friends in one unit bunk bed room with 16 beds. I took the far end bed (near the window). The day I checked out November 4th, I had lots of bites all over my body!!! I have not stopped itching since. 3 of my friends got bitten as well and 1 of my friends saw...

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ShophouseHostel, General Manager at The Shophouse, responded to this review

Dear ekaps, Thank you for your feedback and we would sincerely like to apologise for your bad experience during your stay here. We take every bed bug complaint seriously and we have engaged pest control professionals to remove the bugs. The hostel is also going through a rebranding and renovation under a new management and we will be changing all...

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Staying in Kampong Glam

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Kampong Glam
This traditionally Malay enclave of Singapore offers an alluring array of shops, cafes, and bars. A walk down Haji Lane offers quirky shopping, while one block over, Arab Street is a treasure trove of brightly coloured fabrics, clothing, and Turkish rugs. Stop for a leisurely coffee or cocktail and watch local kids play traditional games along the lane. Also home to the Malay Heritage Centre and one of Singapore’s most prominent mosques (Sultan Mosque), Kampong Glam is a must-visit for a tantalizing taste of Malay life in this city.
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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
As cliché as that sounds, Shophouse was started by a couple of best friends, backpackers who couldn't travel the world (yet) and wanted to bring it to them instead. So grab us if you have a minute to spare, we all have a wanderlust tale we'd love to hear or share. Less than 30 minutes from Changi International Airport, The Shophouse is located at Arab Street, a heritage area famous for its heady mix of arts, culture, dining and fashion. A 5-minute walk from Bugis MRT Station, Nicoll Highway MRT Station or Golden Mile Bus Complex, Shophouse combines affordability, comfort and convenience in a charming historical building. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Shophouse

Address: 48 Arab Street, Singapore 199745, Singapore
Region: Singapore > Singapore > Kampong Glam
Price Range: €10 - €51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Shophouse 2*
Number of rooms: 8
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“Rooms towards the street are exposed to the fire alarm.”
 of 5 bubbles Kuchen4607, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Don't stay in the tiny windowless private rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles SteveF9930, 20 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Choose 12 female dorm because there is a window. It's much better than the 8 female dorm.”
  • 3 bathrooms on the left. There are an hairdryer and iron on the right.
  • Place for shoes. You have to take off your shoes before enter your bedroom.
  • 8 female dorm. There is no window. DAAARK!
 of 5 bubbles rachmal2015, 20 Sep 2016 | Read review
“No the 16 bed-dorm”
 of 5 bubbles andr_sfelipeb, 15 Aug 2016 | Read review
“For ladies, preferably choose female-dorm only, there is an option of 8 or 12 beds. It is more safe and secure.”
 of 5 bubbles ummusaadahzubir, 23 Jun 2016 | Read review
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