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Ark Hostel
Reviewed 7 August 2011

Evrything went wrong with this hostel !!! From the staff ( only the 1 who looks like with age) pretty rude !!!!! The way he handle guest is like we owe him , eveything he don't seems to know like a case when my friend requested to have the pillow case changes as they smells like it's not been washed for donkeys yrs, but instead of helping he said all pillows are the same !!!!! No pillow case to be changed!!! Now the toilet, is the worst part of this hostel, DIRTY, SMALL.Now the rooms are really small,thous its cheap and it's really noisy with loud bang on doors, even the toilet doors.This place can be better with such a good location, toilet esp service have to improved !!!!!! Was really a unpleasant stay .

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 16 July 2011

Room was small, bed ok, tv good but the ret was awful - disgusting toilet/bathrooms upstairs - if you do stay here - use the bathrooms on the first floor!! Pretty sleezy place..something a bit off about it....

Room Tip: Bathrooms on the first floor much better than those on the second!!
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  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 June 2011

This hostel can be a good budget hostel since the room is clean and comfortable. The toilet was really clean and well up-kept. Additionally it's 3-5 minutes walk from the hostel to the SMRT Kallang Station. If you are choosing this hostel, please don't put high expectation that you will have a nice view. You only can be able to see your room if the room is in the middle of the building. The towel provided is a little bit smelly and i suggest that bring your own towel. For Muslim, there is a Halal restaurant near to the hostel.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled solo
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4  Thank kidd_705
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Reviewed 26 April 2011

I have a good stay at the hostel. I have no complain, the stay is smooth and nice. I read the past review about the hostel, and have chosen this hostel for my hostel. I spent 7 days in singapore, Singapore is a nice place for visting other than its hot wheather. I got good price for my stays at the hostel. I want to make a note on internet website about this hostel, so that I could always come back to search for this hostel, if I happen to forget the name of the hostel I stayed before.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 30 March 2011

I would never stay here again. For S$55 a night, this hostel should be ashamed of the way that their place is kept. I have no idea who wrote these other reviews.
We checked into a dusty room on the 3rd floor that had a significant amount of mold on the ceiling. The stairwell smells like a public bathroom. The hallway walls are dirty and the bathroom is filthy and moldy. Of 3 women's bathrooms, one is out of order and another is missing the toilet seat. There are apparently no toilet seats in the men's bathrooms, either. Here's a tip: if you're not going to clean often or well, perhaps white should not be the color-scheme of the hostel.
There is a huge tv in the room--considering that there are only 2-5 watchable stations, why spend money on the tv instead of a more robust cleaning staff or fixing the broken bathroom?

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Ark Hostel

Address: 89 Geylang Road, Singapore 389203, Singapore (Formerly Ideal Backpackers Hostel)
Region: Singapore > Singapore
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #71 of 240 Speciality Lodging in Singapore
Price Range: $87 - $145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Ark Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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 
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Also Known As:
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