Empire Hostel

202A Syed Alwi Road, Corner of Jalan Besar Opposite Mac Donalds, Singapore, 207735, Singapore

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  • empire hostel 41 opal cres

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    Awful terrible worst hostel ever.

    1. The manager/ owner was soooo rude. First thing he said was "fill out this form. You need to pay $130"
    No hello. Nothing. Then he refused to give us our change which was only $5. We has to ask 4 times!!!

    2. We had to pay $30 key deposit WHICH WE DID NOT GET BACK. APPARENTLY THIS HAPPENS A LOT. We had to check out in morning to catch a flight. He said he would come night before but he never came. We rang and rang but he just ignored us.

    3. The free breakfast is awful. Not even milk is provided. Its bread. That's it.

    4. THE PICTURES YOU SEE ON HOSTELWORLD HOSTELBOOKERS IS FAKE!!!!! The hostel does not look like this.

    5. They mention airport shuttle which takes you to hostel. We asked the desk at the airport and they said they don't take tourists there anymore. They refuse. That should have been our first clue.

    6. The "manager" kept sexually harrassing me. Pinching me inappropriately. I told him I wasn't interested and to leave me alone. He persisted so I threatened to call the police. He just laughed then got angry.

    7. Some jewelery and clothes of mine got stolen. I reported it to the manager and he shouted at me!!! Screaming "WHAT DO YOU WANT ME TO DO ABOUT IT. They are your things. Your responsibility"
    Apparently things get stolen all the time

    There is a sister hostel near by. And they have the same access key. So other people come in and out all the time.

    Previous people who have stayed here have made copies of the locker keys. DO NOT STORE YOUR VALUABES IN THE LOCKERS. The staff also have duplicates.

    8. There are only 4 toilet/ shower rooms. So you have to wait for aaaaaaages. And they are dirty.

    I have traveled a lot and stayed in a lot of hostel. Honestly WORST HOSTEL IN SINGAPORE. NOT SAFE NOT FRIENLY. Horrible manager who needs to be sacked asap.

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    Easy from and to airport, near from Mustafa Center

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    I stayed 2 times in Empire Hostel in Little India. I can not say it is good hostel, but it is very cheap. My other considerations are it is near from Mustafa Center, and near not far from MRT Station. I can walk from hostel to those places.
    And it is also walking distant to Bugis area.
    I booked from www.hostelworld.com.
    From this website, you can search which hostel that you like.

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Easy from and to airport, near from Mustafa Center

by putri_jogja about Empire Hostel

I stayed 2 times in Empire Hostel in Little India. I can not say it is good hostel, but it is very cheap. My other considerations are it is near from Mustafa Center, and near not far from MRT Station. I can walk from hostel to those places.
And it is also walking distant to Bugis area.
I booked from www.hostelworld.com.
From this website, you can search which hostel that you like.

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by putri_jogja about Empire Hostel

Last time i stayed in backpack hostel near Mustafa Center. The name of the hostel is Empire Hostel. Cheap price.
But dont expect too much for hostel backpack. At least you still can take a sleep there.
I stayed in dormitory room with 4 bed. The room is with airconditioner. Include decent breakfast.
Book your room from the website such as www.hostelworld.com. Plenty hostel you can choose from there.

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where is a good youth hostel?

by santamonicaboy

I will be flying to Singapore on the 30th of this month from Shanghai, where I live.. is there a youth hostel or inexpensive hotel to stay at,that you guys can recommend?..this will be my first time in Singapore .
thanks

Re: where is a good youth hostel?

by sheherezad

Check out: http://www.hihostels.com/dba/country-Singapore-SG.en.htm

Re: where is a good youth hostel?

by meiyergani

Go to Orange Grove Road, just in front of Shangrila hotel/ Hotel International (RELC), there you could find a hostel not far from Orchad road or to Bugis backpackers at Rochor road, just around Bugis Junction

Re: where is a good youth hostel?

by putri_jogja

I stayed 2 times in Empire Hostel in Little India. I can not say it is good hostel, but it is very cheap. My other considerations are it is near from Mustafa Center, and near not far from MRT Station. I can walk from hostel to those places.
And it is also walking distant to Bugis area.
I booked from www.hostelworld.com.
From this website, you can search which hostel that you like.

pls help on accommodations

by delacruz_maybelyn

my brother will be going to singapore for a job interview on Sept 7. he plans to stay there until sept.11. can u suggest any cheap but clean hotel (around 50-70 SGD)? he prefers a place that is near the metro or bus stop for city accessibility. his 2 interviews will be in raffles quay, south tower and the other area is capital square, church street.

I hope u could help us on this.

Re: pls help on accommodations

by tabachini

i tried this hostel before, it's clean and fun and cheap.

http://forum.virtualtourist.com/answer.php?q=483968&p=1&l=1495679&pp=f&pl=0

Re: pls help on accommodations

by extremepower

You can try google for YMCA or hostels. Should be good enough.

Re: pls help on accommodations

by Glen30

Hi there,

Finding a hotel within your budget is very challenging, especially in Singapore.
You can try out these "hostels". Go to their website and check out the rates, or send them an email to get the latest rates.

Most of the hostels are close to the MRT, or bus-stops.

a) http://www.the-inncrowd.com/hostel.htm#location

b) http://www.bugisbackpackers.com/findingus.htm

c) http://www.fragrancehotel.com/fragrance06/main.asp

Good luck with your brother's interview..
Glen

Re: pls help on accommodations

by GlobeTrekr

We stayed at Classique Hotel (classiquehotel.com.sg) in April 2009 and payed 80 or 85 SGD/night and that included free breakfast and free wifi, room also had ac, private bathroom with bathtub/shower, cable tv, minifridge, telephone. Well, well, worth the price considering we paid 60 SGD/night down the street at Empire Hostel which was dumpy with an "extremely" small room with all shared bathrooms, and they were right next to the communal kitchen!

Classique Hotel is very near to Ferrer Park (purple line) metro stop and also to Lavender (green line) stop. Nice hotel which I highly recommend for the price.

Re: pls help on accommodations

by delacruz_maybelyn

thank you all for your responses. will definitely check out the places you have mentioned. =)

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Travel Tips for Singapore

Learn Singlish !

by ChuckG

I even bought a book to understand it and remember the funniest espressions. It's a mix of Malay, Hokkien, Mandarin, English and various others...end up being quite confusing but cute.

Next time my sister will say:
"Singaporeans man all very hard to please, one. They all ai pee, ai chee, ai tua liap nee.”
I'll understand !

And if someone call you Ang Mor...reply: "Kong si mi leh ?"...you just made a new friend !

But if you meet the sexy Singaporean on the picture, then you better know fast how to say nice things in Singlish...might help your chance of finding a Singapore girlfriend.... that ger quite chio hor !! Ku ai lah !

Baggage Storage in Changi Airport

by DarkRay

If you are transiting in Singapore with a few hours to spare, you may possible want to go to the city just to look around, have a meal, or catch up with friends. Often, the hassle associated with this will be that you have to lug your heavy luggage around.

There is an easy solution to this. Both Terminals in Changi Airport offer a baggage storage service in their transit area, that allows you to store your luggage while you go to the city. There is no limit on how many days you can store your things and the per* item charges are as follow:

First 24 Hours Block: S$4.24
Subsequent 24 Hours Block: $5.25

This service also very useful if you are on a short stopover holiday for just a day or two want to leave most of your stuff in the airport, so that you can travel light.

For more information, you can reach Changi Airport enquiry lines as follow:

Terminal 1: 62140628
Terminal 2: 62141683 Another use for it is if you are have a stopover holiday here and plan to bring certain controlled and prohibited items (except drugs, which may be punishable by the death penalty) in Singapore from the originating country to the destination country.

For example, a traveller from Australia may have bought some cigarettes from Thailand, where they are very cheap, for his personal consumption in Australia. However, he is planning to stopover here for a few days. Any cigarettes brought out of the transit area will be subjected to Singapore cigarettes duties, which is one of the highest in the world.

Since he is intending to only use the cigarettes in Australia and not over here, the traveller can simply leave them with the baggage storage service in the transit area* and it will not be subjected to these taxes. On his way back to Australia, he can then just collect the cigarettes before he goes to the gate to board his plane. For storage of less than 48 hours, the total charge is S$4.24 + S$5.25 = S$9.49.

Fruits...lots of fruits

by gueto

One thing you have to try when you are eating in a hawker centre or just walking around the city is trying exotic fruits.

There are little street shops that sell you freshly squeezed fruit juices or simple sliced pieces of fruits. Either way taste them all. There are exotic fruits like Dragon fruit, Star fruit or mixes like ginger, carrot and orange. Hhhhmmmm fresh and delicious. And it is a good boost to continue walking under sush a hot weather.

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 Empire Hostel

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Empire Hotel Singapore

Address: 202A Syed Alwi Road, Corner of Jalan Besar Opposite Mac Donalds, Singapore, 207735, Singapore