ServiceWorld Hostel

Hostel in Chinatown & the CBD

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Description via Hostelworld

Free High Speed Fibre Optics 1000 mbps Internet Broadband and WIFI Access - ideal for serious remote online work, as testified by most guests. Enjoy your fantastic WIFI here. The Hostel located at Chin Swee Road in the center of Chinatown, very close to the Chinatown MRT Station. The hostel is next to a 24 hour Supermarket known as Sheng Siong Supermarket and a 24 hour Laundromat. It is also located at the Entrance of the City Park where one can relax and do morning exercise , in a garden and park setting in the Riverside District. It has won several top hostel awards including the Top rated Hostel award 2009, the Best Staff Award 2008, Top Rated Hostel in Singapore's Chinatown and Best Atmosphere Award, 2008. Highly commended for Fire Safety. Open concept fully concrete structure with multiple fire protection corridors and stairs with fire sprinklers and smoke detectors. Really fire safe here. ServiceWorld was awarded the Top 100 Singapore Excellence Award for 2013 / 2014 for exceptional accomplishments in the business field. Cheapest accommodation at S$18-00 available here.

T.C. Sin has this to say about the well established chinatown hostel. ' Imagine you stay in a room at the entrance of the Pearl's Hill City Park. Imagine your room is close to a leading Supermarket. Imagine your meeting the owner, Andrew, former Director of Planning in Singapore, and view his dad's vintage photographs. The photographer was elected by New York as 'Outstanding Photograppher of the Century'. This indeed is a perfect location for any traveller who wants to know the country well.'.

Features: Free High Speed Internet Broadband Access and use of computer, fridge and kitchen. Al Fresco Outdoor seating, common area, Free Wifi, Free Lockers, Linen, free high speed internet broadband access, free computer PC use, Kitchen facilities, TV. 24-Hours security cameras. No Curfew. Supermarket and City Park below hostel. Within heart of Chinatown and close to 4 shopping centres and the Chinatown MRT Station.

Service World Chinatown -
A unique experience ! A great way to travel in comfort and indeed a home away from home.

The hostel features an Executive Family cum Group Room with 5 single beds and a double bed. Normally it is to be booked on a mixed use sharing basis. It can be also be booked for exclusive or private use if 6 persons book it together. Guests can enjoy shopping in a 24 hour supermarket below the Hostel. Truly, this is a home-away-from-home. Long term stay $480-00 a month.

The ServiceWorld Chinatown Hostel is a premier hostel adjacent to People's Park, the site of the original historic Chinatown in Singapore, which site is located at the entrance of the Chinatown MRT Station. At the ServiceWorld Chinatown Hostel, one could feel the verve, vitality, excitement and the alluring ambience of Chinatown, a district known for its exotic and colorful crowded streets, authentic shop houses and the long stretches of eating places in various cuisines, cheap souvenir shops and shopping centres. Although this hostel is located in a crowded Chinatown street, one could still get close to Nature to enjoy morning exercise or take a stroll in a garden setting, bearing in mind that the entrance to the Pearl's Hill City Park is at the rear of the hostel building. This is, indeed, a powerful reminder that Singapore is a garden city.
The ServiceWorld Hostels at Banda Street have won a number of awards and awarded the title Top Rated Hostel in 2009, The Best Atmosphere Award by HostelWorld in February, 2008 and The Best Staff Award by Hostelbookers in November , 2008 through a million+ customer ratings. This Hostel was given the Fire Safety Certificate by the Singapore Government in October, 2009.

The ServiceWorld Chinatown Hostel often acts as a central point for the discerning guests to visit the historic sites in and near Chinatown and numerous tourist attractions nearby. It is well known as a starting point to visit every scenic point in Singapore, in view of its proximity to bus routes that lead to Orchard Road and Tanglin and to the Chinatown MRT Station.

Indeed, this Hostel, like other ServiceWorld backpackers hostels, is conceptualized as a heritage hostel where one could get to know the historical and cultural elements of Singapores past, present and future.

Accommodation Information
This Hostel is indeed A Home Away from Home It offers a very clean and comfortably spacious dormitory, a kitchen, toilet and bathroom and a shower room. The Hostel is equipped with security-enabled electronic door systems and fire and smoke detectors for fire safety, a high speed wireless broadband connection for PCs, laptops, notebooks and PDAs.

Latest Check out time : 12 noon.
Earliest Check in time: 2 pm.
No reception after 11.30 p.m. Max. Nights = 30 nights.

Location Information
The ServiceWorld Chinatown Hostel is located at the junction of Pearl's Hill Road and the Upper Cross Street. The nearest MRT station is the Chinatown Station that connects to the East West Line to the Changi International Airport. It is located on a third storey of a commercial complex and a leading supermarket is just right downstairs so shopping for some necessities is a lot easier. It is very close to cheap eating places that operate on a 24-hour shift. One can walk within minutes to the famous Clarke Quay and Boat Quay along the banks of the legendary Singapore River, or to Empress Place, Raffles Place, Asian Civilization Museum, the Chinatown Heritage Centre, the Buddha Tooth-Relic Temple, Sri Mariamman Hindu Temple, the Chinatown Pagoda Street that is famous for its long stretch of shop houses. For shopping , especially for apparels and electronics, the People's Park Complex, People's Park Centre and OG Department Store are close by. One could also visit the many tourist attractions or take a swim at the beach in Sentosa Island by taking the MRT to Harbourfront which is only two MRT stations away. Also, the Keppel Railway Station is quite near for one to take trains to Malaysia. To go to Arab and Queen Streets and the Beach Road, one could just take a bus that takes one to Malaysia and Thailand.

*** Should there be a No Show, guests will be charged the first night's stay.

The hostel caters to backpackers tourists and visitors to Singapore, and reserves the right not to accept local residents, except those who just return from overseas and need immediate accommodation for valid reasons.

Cancellation Policy - No cancellation of booking is allowed after arrival at the Hostel for short stay of two (2) nights. Cancellation for those who have booked for longer periods is allowed and refund given, subject to removal of any discounts given earlier and the payment of cancellation fees equivalent to hostel fees for two (2) nights' stay, with the proviso that notice of such cancellation must be given within 48 hours of the nights to be so cancelled for valid reasons.

Features of ServiceWorld Hostel


  • 24 hour security
  • Adaptors
  • Atm
  • Bicycle hire
  • Breakfast not included
  • Cable tv
  • Cafe
  • Ceiling fan
  • Common room
  • Elevator
  • Telephone/fax facilities
  • Free internet access
  • Hair dryers for hire
  • Hot showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet access
  • Key card access
  • Self-catering facilities
  • Linen included
  • Security lockers
  • Mini-supermarket
  • Outdoor terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading light
  • Steamroom
  • Towels for hire


  • Air conditioning


  • Free WiFi available


  • Luggage storage

Food and drink

  • Restaurant