PoW is a definitely good place to stay at if you're looking for that cheap but fun hostel vibe. The whole second floor is full of double deck beds meant for backpackers, with only dividers to give each a bit of personal space. The dorms are hot in the mornings-afternoons and can get a bit hot in the evenings. They turn the AC on at a specific time, if I remember it correctly from 7pm-10am; otherwise, you are left with feeling humid and sticky because the ceiling fans cannot compete over the heat of Singapore.
Lockers in the common area are available, you can either bring your own lock or use one of the PoW lockers which you pay the lock for. WiFi is available in the whole place, restaurant and sleeping area.
They made a good deal giving backpackers 50% off on food and discounts on drinks as Singapore isn't really cheap and the food they serve are big portions that could keep you full for exploring the city.
Toilet and shower wasn't as good, the toilets are shared with the common toilets of the restaurant (which is disgusting if someone from the bar decides to throw up in the toilet while you're brushing your teeth on the sink). Shower area was a bit small and not enough hooks to place towel, clotes, etc. Clothes got wet from the showerhead as the cubicle was too small.
As with all hostels, breakfast is self-service. Eggs, butter, bread and jam are provided for with coffee or tea. Basic but filling.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Prince Of Wales Backpacker Hotel Singapore
- Prince Of Wales Backpacker - Boat Quay Singapore