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Graz, Austria
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Stayed there one night in a dormitiry: Very nice staff, greeting you with a cup of tee upon arrival, it is practical to get there and a good base for your visit of singapore because it is in the center and near to the metro station! Thank you to the team !

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There has since been a refurbishment and change of management since Dec 2015.

Husum, Germany
Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

I am having a really good time in this guesthouse. The owners are soo lovely and helpful. They are helping you out with everything and even giving you history lessons about Singapore haha. The louch area is really nice, free breakfast with heaps of toast and different jams, rooms and bathrooms are really clean, everything ist working and I am...

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Reviewed 5 March 2016

Freshly renovated place with new management. I love their customer service :) I visited Singapore with 4 others, including 2 seniors and stayed at Ark Hostel for 7 nights. I requested Kai (via email) to give us a family room on the lowest possible floor to make it convenient for our seniors. Also, I requested him to wait for us...

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Asia
Reviewed 10 March 2015

I've stayed here a total of 12 days in their dorm bed room. New owners with new management have taken over and the place is currently being fixed-up - painting the entire place, fixing broken fixtures and putting a better system in place. I've talked to the new owners who I found to be receptive in enhancements and improvements for...

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Reviewed 16 January 2015 via mobile

We only stayed at this place overnight and moved out the next morning. Very noisy all night, excessive street noise and noise from the other guests. Looked like the room, sheets and floor hadn't been cleaned after the previous guests had left, dark hair on the floor and rubbish inside the drawer which acts as a tv stand. Walls had...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 September 2014

Chose this hostel as it was close to airport, had an early flight. Room was extremely small no space to even put our bags. There were only two female showers on our floor. One had a toilet(with no lid) in the middle of the cubicle and only space to stand next to the toilet while showering, the other shower didn't...

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Manila, Philippines
Reviewed 17 June 2014

travelled with my family. The supervisor/caretaker (w/ glasses) was very accomodating. The hostel is 3 to 5 minutes away from the Kallang Station. The room (308) is okay, the AC is working just fine, and the internet is really fast.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 28 January 2014

First, the location is strategic- closed to MRT station and convenient to find restaurants. Second, I've been welcomed by very unfriendly and unhelpful staff. No smiles, gives the wrong room to me and said nothing for his mistakes. Third, the room of 4 female is bad. Dirty, unchanged sheets, leftover underwear at the top of our bed, broken heels in...

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 25 December 2013

First, the good stuff: The hostel is at a very good location- a 2-3 minute walk from the Kallang MRT station. There are restaurants close by for quick convenient eating. The clientele seem like nice decent folk. The WiFi is fast. Really fast. Now the bad stuff: Toilets are decently clean but unisex (no problem for guys, but bad for...

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Bandung, Indonesia
Reviewed 9 December 2013

i was stay for 3 nights here with my family (4 person) 1 times change room (, coz 1st room we stayed to dirty and smell bad (319) room 4 beds, we moved to another room (308) also 4 beds, its better than 319 but still the room is too small, so we just keep stay outside hanging arround and...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Breakfast Available
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 

Additional Information about Ark Hostel

Address: 89 Geylang Road, Singapore 389203, Singapore (Formerly Ideal Backpackers Hostel)
Region: Singapore > Singapore
Price Range: $25 - $129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Ark Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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“email Kai for requests”
 of 5 bubbles kryzsab, 5 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Don't stay here. Its not worth.”
 of 5 bubbles qlachan, 28 Jan 2014 | Read review
“319 320 308 305 not a good rooms”
 of 5 bubbles ULazuli, 9 Dec 2013 | Read review
“It's Singapore. all rooms are compact but clean.”
 of 5 bubbles MasterJin, 17 Oct 2012 | Read review
“not really, I took what I was given, it worked for me.”
 of 5 bubbles UncleTravellingMike, 23 Sep 2012 | Read review
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