The Inn Crowd (Dunlop Street)


The Inn Crowd (Dunlop Street)

Hostel address
73 Dunlop Street, Singapore
MRT Bugis, Little India
Tel
6296 9169
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Reception open
8am-midnight
Price
Dorm bed $18

Double room $48

Prices include breakfast
Prices are in Singapore dollars and are inclusive of all taxes.
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Fooking loved it
30 December 2009
Cons
bathrooms can get a little messy
Pros
recently redone, free internet, free breakfast, Hal, the owner is wicked ands the other staff
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I loved this place I stayed here one night before 2 years before but could not comment as used it to sleep and then got an early train to KL the next day. This time I stayed 2 nights This hostel cannot be beaten by any of the cesspits I have stayed in in Australia so far (considering a room here is 10 pounds and in Oz you are looking at 15-20pounds) you get free internet, they say its limit to 30minutes but you can go on as long as you want and FREE WIFI - when are rip off Australian hostels gonna start offering WIFI for free???????? Hal, the owner is wicked he regualarly does scooter rides around the city on micro scooters, its free and he shows you some sights you would not usually see - if you are staying here and they are doing a scooter tour or a pub crawl def do it!!! the rest of the staff are lovely and take time to know your name - they do have a high turn over of people as singapore is a transit city but everyone is very friendly, I met a great bunch of people (no one in Oz has even come close!) Little India has lots of restuarants and bars and you can also go downdown to New asia bar (best views of the city from the 70th floor)!! def stay here its the best place in singapore so far as hostels go

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Run by friendly, well-traveled staff for people wanting to get the most out of Singapore. Excellent
6 May 2007
Cons
New dorms are small but some dorms MAY seem huge; the design IS brilliant so don't be put off
Pros
Staff, location, facilities, activities, other guests are pretty cool too, did I mention great staff
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A zillion thanks to all the staff plus all the fabulous "bunkies" for another wonderful SIX STAR stay at The InnCrowd. Loved the excursion/adventure for the Mid-Autumn festival and hope to get back next year to do it again. Wishing you oodles of fun, loads of laughs, more than a few hours of sleep a night from time-to-time and many more interesting guests (all of whom love durian!) before I see you next. Keep up the brilliant work.

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you could do alot worse
19 March 2007
Cons
a little to small & squeezed something out of every inch of space.
Pros
friendly - helpfull
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This place ok on the hole. a little small for my likeing. Quick turn over of travellers as no one spends more than a week in singapore. if you want a private room, then book at very least 2 weeks before you arrive. we did 2 days in the dorm until one was available & the dorms are very compact, if your a light sleeper, be warned. Thailand & singapore get a lot of new travellers on the first leg of there world tour & as a result are noisy & inconsiderate with lights, mobile phones & endless rustling of plastic bags or zipping/unzipping rucksacks alnight!!!!!!! They are a friendly bunch that run this place but the toilets/wc's do stink. Little india is a great place to be in singapore as the curry houses are super cheap and very tasty. little india never sleeps & is surprizingly safe at night. The hostel is a 15min cab from the airport & singapore is the travellers hub for asia. flights to anywhere start at $us50 This hostel gets 6/10 - basic - compact - safe - no thrills ;)

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An oasis in Little India
21 August 2006
Cons
Very large dorms!
Pros
Freezing aircon rooms, free brekky & internet!!!
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Didn't really know what to expect when we booked this hostel on the internet, all we were hoping is that is was clean. As soon as we walked in and saw reception and the dorm, that box was ticked. The dorm we stayed in had 36 beds however don't let this put you off, the way the walls and beds are positioned it felt like a much smaller dorm. The huge plus was the aircon of the dorm the windows and doors are double glazed so that keeps the cold in. The bathrooms are ok, clean but not sparkly. The showers are fairly powerful and warm, however you might turn them colder as the bathrooms aren't air-conned. Security is really good if you choose to have a locker at reception ($10 deposit), otherwise your valuables are at their own risk in a 36 bed dorm! Free broadband internet and probably the best free breakfast we've had, because as well as the usual tea, coffee, toast, jam etc, they also have eggs for you to cook & it's served until midday! The nearest MRT station from the airport is Bugis, however we found if you're travelling around the city Little India station is closer. Overall the hostel is a clean, tidy, place with a nice atmosphere in an awesome location in bustling Little India.

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Cramped and grotty - not nice ...
18 August 2006
Cons
Massive dorms, feeble aircon, grim bathrooms
Pros
Cheap, decent location
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I was surprised that this place had received such good reviews on the web, as I thought it was pretty grim. I can only assume that the benchmark here is a lot lower than it was in Australia (where I'd come from before Singapore). First comment is that the dorms are 16 bed ones, i.e. enormous. From my own travels, I would say that an 8, possibly 10, bed dorm is the maximum size before people's differing getting up/going to bed times start to become irreconcilable. There appeared to be one weak aircon unit for the entire dorm, which is not fun in Singapore's all-year-round humid climate. Luggage had to be put in one area at the end of the dorm, which meant you had to clamber over people's rucksacks and suitcases to get to your own. The door was never locked so security was potentially an issue. The hostel had a bizarre rule where you had to take off your footwear before going upstairs to the dorms. This is a dubious regulation to have in a hostel, where there are hundreds of pairs of feet passing through each day. Are they all clean/lacking in veruccas/etc? I don't think so. Similarly, who wants to wander through a bathroom barefoot when you have other residents pissing on the floor because they're too drunk to aim straight? Not a very well thought out policy. The bathrooms were also not clean (and smelled of urine), and had a similar lack of aircon - apart from first thing in the morning, they were more like a sauna. The shower cubicles were so small that any clothes you brought in to the cubicle would get sprayed. The sinks had no hot water (not much use if you need to shave), and the cold water tap had to be continually pressed on to keep the flow going. This review probably looks like a rant, but I can honestly say that this place was worse than almost all of the 30-odd hostels I stayed in in Australia, which was extremely disappointing given Singapore's reputation for cleanliness and order. I felt as though it had been designed by people who had never been hostelling before. I would definitely NOT stay here again.

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Loved It!
13 March 2006
Cons
Ummmmm...cant think of anything!
Pros
The staff, the location and Aileen!
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Myself and my girlfriend spent 9 days @ the Inn Crowd and loved every minute! The staff were very friendly and extremely helpful. They did say to us that we shouldnt stay that long in Singapore, that we would get bored after a few days but we loved every day. There is loads to do if you just go out and explore outside the main city. The zoo is the best zoo in the world!!! The hostel is in the heart of Little India and is surrounded by Indian business' with friendly locals. The area was, for us, very safe. Never had a bad experience the whole time we were in Singapore. Make sure you go next door into the cafe. It is a great place to relax and Aileen will look after you well!! She rocks! Stay here it's only great!

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