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Prince of Wales Backpacker - Boat Quay

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Was a nice pub experience, directly at the boat quay. Good service, reasonable prices and nice crowd. One of the very few backpacker places to go to, there are not many in Singapore. Absolutely to recommend.

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MuddyMurphyH, Public Relations Manager at Prince of Wales Backpacker - Boat Quay, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you so much for your kind words. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience at the Prince of Wales Boat Quay. At The Prince of Wales, we hope to create an enjoyable experience for our guests and we're glad you enjoyed your time with us. If you ever find yourself in Singapore again, we'd...

Jakarta, Indonesia
Reviewed 4 August 2015

This is my first experience staying at a hostel. We arrived at the Prince of Wales (POW) immediately greeted by Marvin. After completing the paperwork, we were directed to a room for an explanation where we sleep, where is the toilet, and an explanation of the house rule. As AC operates from 8:00 pm until 9:00 am if i not...

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MuddyMurphyH, Public Relations Manager at Prince of Wales Backpacker - Boat Quay, responded to this review

Hi! We're so glad you enjoyed your first experience in a hostel and we hope it leads you to many more hostels in the future! Do drop by for a visit the next time you're in town. Cheers, Natasha S.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

My girlfriend and I stayed in the private room Toowoomba for two nights. The room and sheets were clean and the air conditioning worked well and was reliable. The room is on the top floor so prepare yourself to climb a mountain of stairs, and the frosted window looks down on to the dorms, not down on to the river...

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MuddyMurphyH, Public Relations Manager at Prince of Wales Backpacker - Boat Quay, responded to this review

Hello, It was a pleasure to have had the both of you stay with us at The Prince of Wales Boat Quay! Thank you so much for taking the time to provide a review of your experience at our hostel. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us and that you were satisfied with our services! Do visit...

Reviewed 7 June 2015 via mobile

Expensive hostel, cool bar, light breakfast. Surrounded by local pubs and bars. Met new friends around. If you are looking for a night life, Clarke Quay is the place. Easy to travel around as the MRT are nearby. Do not take taxis, slaughtered my wallet. Must visit Sentosa. Overall, i was satisfied during my stay.

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MuddyMurphyH, Public Relations Manager at Prince of Wales Backpacker - Boat Quay, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you so much for your review on your experience with us. We are glad to have hosted you whilst you were in Singapore. Your honest review will definitely help other travellers and we hope that we have met your expectations here at The Prince of Wales. Once again, thank you so much for your review! Cheers, Denise M.

Agra, India
Reviewed 21 April 2015 via mobile

It's OK. 24 beds in a spacious, but hot room on boat quay(there's aircon but they limit the temp) . There's a computer to use in the dorm which is nice. The price is in line with most hostels in Singapore (£$25). The room was ugly without a flooring, and damp in the ceilings. The staff (just one), seemed a...

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MuddyMurphyH, Public Relations Manager at Prince of Wales Backpacker - Boat Quay, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you so much for your review! We appreciate your honesty and would like to apologise if we did not meet your expectations. At The Prince of Wales, we try our best to provide our guests with a comfortable stay. The facilities and services that we do have, are made available to guests to utilise as and when they...

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Reviewed 6 April 2015 via mobile

Had stayed here here for a night in April 2015. Although there was not much interaction with the people working there as I arrived almost at midnight, the guy at the reception was very kind to show me the bed so quick (just as I needed). There were like 10 or so bunk beds but it was not full. The...

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MuddyMurphyH, Public Relations Manager at Prince of Wales Backpacker - Boat Quay, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you so much for your review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay at The Prince of Wales! We definitely look forward to hosting you again, the next time you visit Singapore. Cheers, Denise M.

Reviewed 2 March 2015

Great experience - lovely staff and clean. Location is ideal. the Quay is full of bars and restaurants so everything was walking distance. Metro and bus stop are also fe minutes away. The Bar at the hostel also serves good food. and for what you pay you definitely get a good experience

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MuddyMurphyH, Public Relations Manager at Prince of Wales Backpacker - Boat Quay, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words and feedback! We're glad you enjoyed your stay at Prince of Wales and hope you'll be back soon! Regards, Natasha S.

Reviewed 8 February 2015 via mobile

Was in a good location just a short walk to the Clarke Quay MRT and Bus station as well as a few shopping centres. Stayed in the 16 bed dorm which was comfortable and clean with enough room to not feel too cramped even when the dorm was full. Wide range of people staying there (business people, backpackers etc.) included...

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MuddyMurphyH, Public Relations Manager at Prince of Wales Backpacker - Boat Quay, responded to this review

Hi Sam! Thanks so much for your kind words and we're glad you enjoyed your stay. Please keep us in mind the next time you come back to Singapore. See you soon! Natasha S.

Boras, Sweden
Reviewed 12 January 2015

If you are looking for a cheap centraly located backpacker place you have come to the right place. Besides that, this place offers a bar and very nice staff. Easy to get here from airport with just one trainchange. Stayed in one of the double rooms. The room doesn´t give you more standard than the basics, but when its almost...

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MuddyMurphyH, Public Relations Manager at Prince of Wales Backpacker - Boat Quay, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words and we're glad you enjoyed your stay at Prince of Wales! We hope you think of us the next time you make plans for Singapore. Thank you again, and here's wishing you an amazing 2015! Regards, Natasha S. Marketing Coordinator

London
Reviewed 12 September 2014

I'm not too picky on accommodation usually (generally go for the cheapest) this dorm was surprisingly welcome with enough showers and plug sockets for all to use. Security isn't the best as everyone uses the same code for entry. Bathrooms and dorm were nice and clean and the beds comfy.

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Staying in The Quays

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The Quays
From Marina Bay, a walk along Singapore River will take you through the three Quays of the city, each offering a very different atmosphere. Boat Quay features historical sites and a buzzing riverfront vibe. Clarke Quay caters to the party crowd, while Robertson Quay appeals to the leisurely wanderer. Weekends at Robertson Quay and Martin Road also give a peek into the lives of expats in Singapore, as the riverfront teems with joggers, dog walkers, and those getting their caffeine fix over brunch or enjoying a burger and a beer. No matter what you’re up for, the three Quays have something to keep you happy, day or night.
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With two hostels in varied parts of Singapore, Prince of Wales sticks true to its simple service promise of providing great Australian craft beers, Aussie-styled service and a safe and clean backpackers hostel. With free WI-FI, air-conditioning and the first anti-bed bug mattresses in any hostel in Asia, your stay at Prince of Wales is guaranteed to be comfortable and packed with excitement. Prince of Wales caters to every backpacker's budget with an offering of beds in mixed or female dorms, and private rooms. Stays include free breakfast of toast, marmalade/marmite, fruit and as much coffee and tea as you can drink. Breakfast is self-serve. Overlooking the river, Prince of Wales Boat Quay is located in the heart of the Central Business District, against a background of Singapore's towering skyscrapers, and a stone's throw away from the city's historical landmarks. Uncover layers of Singapore history as you walk down the river peppered with colonial buildings such as Asian Civilisations Museum, Old Supreme Court and Fullerton Hotel. Night owls will appreciate the convenience of walking right into Singapore's vibrant party scene located at nearby Clarke Quay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Prince of Wales Backpacker - Boat Quay

Address: 51 Boat Quay, Singapore 049840, Singapore
Region: Singapore > Singapore > The Quays
Price Range: $19 - $38 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Also Known As:
Prince Of Wales Backpacker Hotel Singapore
Prince Of Wales Backpacker - Boat Quay Singapore
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