New 7th Storey

229 Rochor Road, 188452
#472 of 583 hotels in Singapore
Excellent (4.5 out of 5.0) 8 reviews
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Too late if you're not here in '08!

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on September 25, 2008

The New 7th Storey Hotel was built in 1953 and it is a budget hotel for backpackers. It is located in the heart of the town close to Bugis Street, Little India, Arab Street and Suntec City.

The New 7th Storey Hotel is not what its name suggests because it actually has nine storeys with 38 rooms.

The hotel was renovated in 1997 and all the rooms are completely refurbished with TV sets, local telephone lines, controlled air-conditioning and carpeting.

There is a choice of ensuite or shared bathroom. I opted for inter-connecting family rooms, one with a private bathroom.

Many VTers have recommended this budget hotel because of its excellent location and budget but sadly it is due to be demolished in 2008 to make way for yet another MRT Station.

Unique Quality: Two unique features include an outside spiral staircase and a cage lift that still needs to be operated manually. I believe this is the last operating cage lift in Singapore.

A nostalgic relic from a bygone era and it's a shame that the next time I'm in Singapore it will be gone.

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Best Budget Hotel in Bugis, Singapore

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 8, 2008

Friendly and helpful hotel staff with basic amenities that suitable for budget traveller.

Unique Quality: Lift is the old fashion type but operated well.

Directions: Near Bugis Street Shopping and Sim Lim Square a famous place for shopping for electrical, IT and camera products.

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a budget hotel with the best location

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 20, 2006

after staying in a number of budget hotels in my previous visits, the new 7th storey hotel located along rochor road has already become my 2nd home for the last 3 years. i visit singapore 3x-4x a year, and although im tempted to try other hotels, i always end up here because primarily of its price and good location. the bugis mrt station is just a few meters away... seiyu mall is practically just behind it, which has a food court and supermarket where you could get your daily supply of necessities... you can also enjoy shopping, eating, and even movies, with the bugis junction just a few minutes away... everything just seems to be near this hotel that i really save up on transportation a lot! :-)

Unique Quality: although the rooms are very basic, apart from the best location, this hotel also has the friendliest staff... they also have kitchen facilities complete with a ref, microwave, toaster, etc; internet stations, exercise facilities, laundry, books and boardgames you can borrow, patios for relaxing, daily newspaper in each floor, etc... their old-style elevator is also a unique feature of the hotel as this is the only place where i still see someone "manually" operating the lifts...

Directions: take the mrt (train) from terminal 1 of the changi airport and get off at bugis station... take exit A (seiyu mall) and just walk past the mall... you can see the hotel beside the mall, just across the street...

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The New 7th Storey Hotel (NSS) *demolished

by written on May 10, 2006

The New 7th Storey Hotel was built in 1953. It is a budget hotel for many backpackers and is located in the heart of the town and is close to Bugis Street, Little India, Arab Street and Suntec City.

It has 38 rooms to cater to the budget traveller. The hotel has gone thru its renovations in 1997 and all the rooms are completely refurbished with TV sets, local telephone lines, controlled air-conditioning and carpeting.

There is a choice of ensuite or shared bathroom. You may request them to show you their rooms before deciding whether you wish to stay here. The staff are very friendly and helpful.

VTers will highly recommend this budget hotel because of its excellent location and budget.

The DHL ballon is just next door. Food is abdundance around the area. Bugis MRT is just at your door step. Budget shopping at Bugis Village is within walking distances.

Unique Quality: Just few mins walk to Bugis MRT
Near to great eating places
Reasonable price

Directions: near to Bugis MRT Station

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Hotel in Bugis Area

by written on October 12, 2005

This is one of the popular budget hotel in Singapore situated in the central area of Bugis.

They have a couple types of fully-airconditioned rooms.
1) Rooms with attached bathrooms
2) Rooms without bathrrom (sharing common toilets)
3) Domitory for 4 persons with bathroom (sharing common toilets)

The toilets are cleaned compared to many similar hotels in Singapore or regional countries.

The rates as of the month of October is:
Deluxe (Single/Twin) with private bathroom: Sin$79.00 nett/night
Superior (Single/Twin) with private bathroom: Sin$76.00 nett/night
Standard (Single/Twin) with common bathroom: Sin$53.00 nett/night
Backpacker (Shared Dorm) with common bathroom: Sin$17.00 nett/night

Rates based on single/twin sharing (extra bed/person - Sin$15)
Check-in time is 2pm / Check-out time is 12pm

Directions: 229 Rochor Road
Singapore 188452
Telephone: +65-6337 0251
Fax: +65-6334 3550

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For backpackers

by written on December 7, 2004

It's not just a hotel, it's also a backpacker hostel.

For hotel rooms, it cost $47 SGD to $73 SGD depending on std or deluxe

For backpackers, it will cost $16 SGD per night (4 person to a room)

Location wise, it's within walking distance to Bugis, a shopping mall, the Lavender Bus Terminal for buses to Malaysia.

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The BEST Hostel!!!

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 29, 2004

I stayed here for my second trip to S'pore. I must say this is the best place for backpackers like me. Though it's outlook isn't fancy, its interior and its staff are EXCELLENT. Apart from normal hotel rooms, it offers the cheapest dorm rooms (internet rate =S$16/night) for backpackers.

The staff was super nice to me. Though I just stayed for 1 night, they let me come back 1 week later for a day of free luggage storage plus a free shower!!! This is the real place that backpackers look for!


Unique Quality: - super friendly staff
- FREE luggage storage after checkout!!!
- FREE shower after checkout (maybe depends on different cases but at least I was offered this!)
- excellent location (just 2 minutes away from Bugis MRT)
- dorm-rooms are with only 2 bunk-beds (greater privacy)
- free lockers in dorm-rooms
- excellent shower facilities
- lovely vintage elevator with a more lovely operator~~ ; )
- sun bathing area!!! yeah, in the heart of a city!~

- lots of other facilities on different floors, read its website!!!

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a hostel called hotel

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on August 29, 2004

clean: very good (change of bedsheets every day - regardless if you are staying longer)
staff: very friendly
area: easy to reach from the airport and food everywhere around

Unique Quality: i liked the friendlyness:
the day i had to leave in the afternoon i was walking around the city (obviously) and when i came back to the hostel to pick up my lugguage, which was stored there since i did not pay for the day anymore, they let me still go back and have a shower and change before i went off to the airport... and everyone who has been to singapore knows how much this means after walking around for a whole day in the city!!!

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