Service World Chinatown (Chin Swee) Hostel
A premier hostel located in the heart of Singapore's Chinatown. It is adjacent to the Pearl's Hill City Park and close to major tourist attractions.
The ServiceWorld Chinatown Hostel, a unique family hostel in Singapore, is a premier budget hostel located within the heart of Chinatown. It is unique as it is a blend of old world charm and modernity. It offers a great and enriching experience to backpackers and tourists visiting bustling Chinatown streets; but it also offers relaxation and peace in a garden setting at the Pearl's Hill City Park whose entrance is at the Hostel. To travelers who love history, the ServiceWorld Chinatown Hostel is a convenient point to see the historic sites around People's Park, the site of the original historic Chinatown in Singapore. For shopping and eating, there are several major shopping centres and food centres nearby.
Highly commended as a top rated hostel, the ServiceWorld Chinatown Hostel is clean, comfortable, cool, cheap and convenient. The hostel is fully air-conditioned and has 14 dormitory beds, a kitchen, two toilet and shower rooms and a common room for computer and relaxation. The large corridor common spaces outside offer alfresco sitting and dining. Awarded a Fire Safety Certificate, the hostel is equipped with modern fire safety and alarm systems. Its doors are protected by electronic security door systems. Outside security cameras protect the entire premises on a 24 hour basis. Door locks and lockers further enhance the security of properties of guests.
The ServiceWorld Chinatown Hostel is convenient for travelling and transport. It is close to the Chinatown MRT Station and major bus routes. Chinatown is 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 can still get close to nature to enjoy morning exercise or take a stroll in a garden setting, because the entrance to the Pearl's Hill City Park is at the rear of the hostel building.
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.
This Hostel is indeed "A Home Away from Home". It offers a very clean and comfortably spacious dormitory, a large 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.
Standard check out time is 12:00 PM. Check in is from 12:30 PM until 8:00 PM but special arrangement for late check-in can be made in advance through telephone or email.
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.
Additional Hostel Information:
The ServiceWorld Chinatown Hostel caters mainly to backpackers, tourists, visitors and students. Professional and business executives from other ServiceWorld branches are normally directed to this hostel because of its facilities. The hostel has a no-smoking policy, but guests could smoke in the common areas ouside. There is no curfew. The cancellation of booking policy stipulates a 48 hour notice requirement, and no refund of booking deposit. No shoes, alcohol and eating are allowed within the dormitory proper.
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- 24 hour security
- Air Conditioning
- Bicycle hire
- Breakfast not included
- Cable TV
- Ceiling fan
- Child Friendly
- Common Room
- Fax Service
- Free Internet Access
- Free Wifi
- Hair Dryers For Hire
- Hot Showers
- House Keeping
- Internet Access
- Key Card Access
- Linen Included
- Luggage Storage
- Mini Supermarket
- No Curfew
- Non Smoking
- Outdoor Terrace
- Reading Light
- Taxes included
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Towels For Hire
- Vending Machines
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
Must-Read Hostel InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
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.
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Take the train from the Changi International Airport , transfer at the Dhoby Ghaut Station to the North East Line to the Chinatown MRT station. Exit the station , using the exit that leads to People's Park Complex. Walk from there to OG Departmental Store to the main road at Upper Cross Street. Turn left and walk along that road until you reac the junction of Pearl's Hill Road and Upper Cross Street. Here, you will find a tall building with light blue parapet walls marked as Block 52, Chin Swee Road. Look out for the Supermarket in that block. From the Sheng Siong supermarket, walk up the stairs to the 3rd level to find the ServiceWorld Chinatown (Chin Swee) Hostel.
Another way is to take the train from the Airport and exit at the Outram Park MRT Station. From Pearl Centre next to the Station, take Bus Number 143 to Upper Cross Street, and stop at the bus stop opposite the Subordinate Courts at Block 34; then walk a few steps to the hostel at Block 52 Chin Swee Road at the Pearl's Hill Road /Upper Cross Street intersection.
The ServiceWorld Chinatown Hostel is located in a shopping complex, on top of one of the leading supermarkets in Singapore. The building is next to the famous People's Park Complex, the OG Departmental Store, People's Park Centre, the Pearl Centre and Chinatown Point, and close to the Chinatown MRT or train station. From the hostel, one could just walk to Clarke Quay and Boat Quay, the National Museum, the Chinatown Heritage Centre, the Buddha's Tooth Temple, Empress Place, City Hall, and the National Museum, as well as many other tourist attractions in the city area. It is an ideal location for tourists to visit places of interest in Singapore and Malaysia, being located near the Railway Station and bus interchanges and along major bus routes. In particular, one could take the MRT to the Changi International Airport through the Outram Park MRT Station nearby.