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Malaga, Spain
Reviewed 8 January 2017

I booked this for an emergency, I didn't want to be in the most crowded place in S'pore, so I booked a six bed room place, my surpris when I arrived there was that the 6-bed room was under mainteinance due to leaks...so the offered me a 10-bed room place, I had to ask for a reimbursment, something that they...

1Thank Phulzar
Reviewed 17 December 2016

We had an wonderful experience during our last tour to Singapore. We were on a business trip for about a week and we were looking for something inexpensive to cut down our budget. Checkers Backpackers has all the basic needs what you need while you stay abroad. I am satisfied with cooperation from Mr. Philip during my stay and Happy...

Thank Dominic G
Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Location : around mrt Little India Station or Rochor Station but i'm think it's nearby Rochor. 711 Store around from here just turn left and turn right Room : I'm booking room for 6 persons. have bathroom and toil rest in there everything is OK for me but don't have towel. have locker Breakfast : Tea , Coffee, Breads, Banana...

Thank Kaewbpp
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed for a night and was absolutely disgusted. I was willing to look past the foul smell, dirty bathrooms and bugs. But where I drew the line was when I was given a dirty pillowcase (with god knows what on it) and upon removing the filthy pillowcase discovered that the pillow itself had relatively fresh blood on it. Add on...

2Thank Kaitlin C
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Horrible mold smell in gross bathrooms. No hand soap either.Mold on the walls by my lower bunk bed. Girlfriend had blood on her pillow. Expected much higher standards of cleanliness in Singapore. Not exactly cheap either.

1Thank Luke S
Okinawa, Japan
Reviewed 4 September 2016

we stayed here for 4 nights in August 2016 with our 2 young children (aged 3 & 6) we were given a "family room"/private dorm with our own bathroom. It was quiet, clean, the AC worked great. The staff were friendly and very welcoming of our children.

1Thank FunFlyingFour
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Stayed here in two of my trips to Singapore! Value for cash is ok! Wifi and breakfast is free. Staff are accommodating and they allow you to check in early. Kitchen and living room and toilets are shared. If you are travelling on a budget, alone or with friends its ok. But not recommended for family travel or couples travel.

1Thank Lady Carmel L
Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

I stay here only for 1 night the living room is good, the picture is similar with the online picture. I like how they set up the area. The hotel also clean and they have complimentary computer at the reception area and have free laundry also but detergent must buy in reception area. The room is different from the online...

1Thank Princess P
Margate, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 August 2015

Can't understand the bad reviews of this place. I've stayed here twice and been very happy both times. Comfortable bed, loads of chill out space downstairs which you don't get with many hostels and a clean kitchen/dining area. Great value too.

2Thank WendyJillJames
Reviewed 15 March 2015 via mobile

Stayed here after a friend told me about it last year... Wow it was a nightmare bad management , bad nights sleep .. Price seemed to be ok until I was told that other people had paid half what I had paid !!! .. This was not a good experience at all and I won't recommend this place at all

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Staying in Little India

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Little India
With a strong local Indian community, this pocket of Singapore can feel like another place and time. Wander past traditional barbershops while local residents in brightly coloured saris patronize retailers from decades past. Peruse streets lined with colourful shops as the aroma of curry tempts you to indulge. Listen to the Bollywood music echoing from storefronts and take in the stalls selling bright flowers, fabrics, and spices. At the 24-hour, four-level Mustafa Shopping Centre, you can shop through the night and find everything from pharmacy and grocery items to Bollywood DVDs and diamond necklaces. Singapore’s Little India offers a colourful, lively taste of the subcontinent and is well worth the visit.
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Brand new backpackers hostel in the heart of little India. Each room is enclosed in concrete walls to ensure quiet and good rest. Each bed comes equipped with personal reading/night lamp, fresh linen, fluffy pillows and soft quilt. 24 hr unlimited high speed wifi. Free laundry and shower facilities. Housekeeping every day. Breakfast includes bread, butter, jams and some local cuisine. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Checkers Backpackers

Address: 50 Campbell Lane #46-48 Checkers Backpackers, Singapore 209922, Singapore
Region: Singapore > Singapore > Little India
Price Range: €11 - €63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Checkers Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 14
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“They have family suite in Top floor, It's better,”
 of 5 bubbles Monvomora, 16 Dec 2016 | Read review
“cheapest prices for backpackers”
 of 5 bubbles Kaewbpp, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“if you're female, book the loft room - six beds (not bunks) with en suite bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles WendyJillJames, 23 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Lady traveller must be aware of mixed dorm, you may try to ask Female dorm if you prefer to stay with female only. Hostel open 24 hours but reception only until 11pm or 12am until the 7am of next day. So please bring your key card to access the main door and avoid mid night check in.”
  • Clean bathroom
  • Clean bathroom with hair dryer
  • Shower cabin-clean & hot water
  • Sofa in the room
  • Free Lockers in the room
  • Room layout
 of 5 bubbles SimonT901, 1 Oct 2014 | Read review
“The lower beds have curtains, therefore giving a little privacy. If you can, ask for lower deck beds.”
 of 5 bubbles SuarSanubari, 9 Jul 2014 | Read review
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