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  • 24 hour reception
  • ATM
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bar
  • Book Exchange
  • Café
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Hairdryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meeting Room
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk


  • Card Phones
  • Fax Service


  • 24 Hour Security
  • Elevator
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Towels for Hire

In Room Facilities

  • Ceiling Fan


  • Bicycle Parking

About Service World Hostel

Imagine, a premier hostel within Kreta Ayer, the heart of Singapore Chinatown. Best location Nearest to General Hospital, MRT to Airport. $1 upwards breakfast at ServiceWorld Restaurant. ServiceWorld at Kreta Ayer, a historic corner where the Chinese first settled in old Singapore. Cheapest Chinatown accommodation, FREE High Speed Internet broadband access. Enjoy your breakfast in the Restaurant at $2.00 to $5.00 Chinese or Western food. 24 hr. laundromat available . There are only three hostels within Kreta Ayer, of which two belong to ServiceWorld . It is a well established Board & Lodging budget backpackers hostel , specially featured in 2011 on and on National Television. The ServiceWorld Hostel was awarded various top prizes - Top Rated Hostel by Hostel World in 2009, Best Staff Award in Nov. 2008, and Best Atmosphere Award in February, 2009. The Hostel features a ServiceWorld Heritage Restaurant and Bar and a world class Photographic Gallery, adjacent to the ServiceWorld Hostels. Top location in the Central Business District and Historic Chinatown. the hostel is close to two MRT stations and the Buddha's Tooth Temple and HarbourFront. A choice historic budget hostel with a gallery and collection of historic creative works of Yip Cheong-Fun, who was elected in 1980 as the Outstanding Photographer of the Century and awarded the 1984 Cultural Medallion, the highest national award for art and culture. A new cocktail and reading lounge is the latest attraction to the Hostel.

Max. Nights = 14 nights.

Feel the exciting ambience of Chinatown and stay close to several famous tourist spots, including the Buddha's Tooth Temple and the Chinatown night markets and the Chinatown Complex. For just S$22-00 per bed, you will stay in a clean air-conditioned dormitory with lockers provided and able to enjoy Al fresco seating in the balcony or dining and internet surfing and formal dinner within a restaurant setting. Free Internet Broadband 18 Mbps access is also available and laundry service, and luggage room, If you are looking for a budget hostel that gives a feeling of home amongst the few backpackers hostels in Chinatown, look no further. The ServiceWorld Hostel is your Home Away From Home - It is cosy, clean, cool, convenient and cheap - the five C's that mean comfortable stay, quality service and smart choice. Highly commended for fire safety. Open concrete structure premises with multiple linkages to fire safety corridors and stairs.

Solid support and a learning experience in this Heritage Hostel and Gallery. Meet Andrew , the owner, former Director of Planning, Singapore. Enjoy Andrew's poetry and view the rare vintage prints in the ServiceWorld collection, including the photographs of Master lensman, C.F. Yip who was elected by the Photographic Society of New York as Outstanding Photographer of the Century.

To photography and to the poet and author who own the hostels in Chinatown, ....` To you the poet whose silence is the music to the eye. ` (P.H. Emerson)

Service World Backpackers Hostel is Singapore's premier hostel for backpackers. It was awarded the Best Staff Award thru a million+ customer ratings iin Nov. 2008 by Hostelbookers and given the Fire Safety Certificate. As a hostel located in a historic district close to the Central Business District, it often acts as a central point for the discerning guest to visit numerous historic places and tourist attractions. It is well known as a starting point to explore every scenic spot in Singapore. .

The Hostel is conveniently situated at Banda Street, just a short walk to the Chinatown MRT Station and the Outram Park MRT Station, providing accessibility to all the conveniences such as transportation, shopping areas, famous tourist destinations & many more! All Guests remember this hostel for its cleanliness and for its ambiance within the historic district of Chinatown and within walking distance to Clarke Quay, Raffles Place, Empress Place, Maxwell Market, Tanjong Pagar and the Railway Station to go to Malaysia.

The ServiceWorld Backpackers hostels in Chinatown, Singapore, including the ServiceWorld Chinatown (Chin Swee Road) Hostel, are conceptualized as hostels with a cultural & historical heritage. The ServiceWorld Gallery, adjacent to the Hostel, is a show-case of rare vintage photographs of the world.

The Hostel is ideal for the budget traveler, not just because the hostel rates are the lowest, but the prices of everything, including food and drinks, are cheap in Chinatown. The hostel location is strategic from the point of view of transportation and is most convenient for anyone who wants to explore all parts of Singapore. The hostel has been a great meeting place for travelers who love oriental history and culture. Such travelers enjoy the majestic sights and sounds of Chinatown and its numerous tourist attractions.

Nearby Tourist Attractions:

Buddha's Tooth Relic Temple

Sri Mariamman Temple

Chinatown Heritage Centre

Chinatown's Night Market

People's Park

Thian Hock Keng Temple

The Chinatown Food Street at Smith Street

Jamae Chulia Mosque

Singapore City Gallery

Red Dot Design Museum

Trishaw Park

The Hostel is newly renovated and issued with fire safety certificates. The hostel is fully air conditioned and equipped with security electronic doors, lockers and fire prevention and smoke detector and heat detector systems. Free Internet access on broadband and Wi-Fi and computer services are also provided. CCTV cameras provide maximum security outside the hostel doors and windows.

In the event of 'No Show', or any cancellation where 48 hours' notice has not been given prior to check-in, the Hostel will charge for one night's stay. No cancellation of booking is allowed after registration.

Important Information


Use of the airconditioned Restaurant and Gallery by groups for parties, AGMs and activities up to 11.30 p.m., inclusive of use of amplifiers for music.
Latest Check-out 12 noon.
Check-in 12. 30 p.m.

Established premier hostel in Chinatown.
Brand new aircon cafe within the hostel complex.
HostelWorld's Top Rated Hostel
Fire Safety Certificate
Fire prevention and smoke and heat detector systems
Al fresco balcony seating and dining
Mixed Dorm with 10 beds
Best Staff Award in Nov. 2008
Best Atmospher Award in Feb. 2008
Top rated Hostel in 2009
Fully Air-conditioned hostel rooms & cafe.
Fresh Linen & Blanket
Hot / Cold Showers
Door security system - Secured electronic doors
Lockers - free
Fully certified by government authorities
No curfew
Free Internet access , wi-fi, and broadband access for for laptop day.
Latest Check-out time 12 noon
Earliest Check-in time 2 p.m.



Block 5, Banda Street #02-82

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Guest Reviews

I stayed there 2 nights.

Excellent location; next to Buddha tooth temple, a massive food court and subway
Cleanliness; Toilet and rooms are very clean
Value; Cheap prices
Service; Very friendly, extremely helpful owner and employees

Too small toilet and shower
just one shower and toilet for 12 customers
It was very hard to find the hostel, It was like hidden (I spent almost half an hour on the Banda street to find it)

If you don't mind the small toilet it is highly recommended.


This is a Trusted Review. Why?

In a very good location right near china town and the MRT. Also near maxwell food court which has some tasty cheap food. Good service and fair price. But only one small toilet and shower between 2 rooms. But it is kept very clean. And the staff are very hepful.


This is a Trusted Review. Why?

I stayed service world hostel for four nights. The hostel is very clean, and location is close to Chinatown MRT station and Outram Park MRT station. It is convenient to take MRT. What's more, it is safe. In addition, breakfast is not good, and I only drink the instant coffee. But it is a little noisy because level 1 is repairing around service world hostel.


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*  The Customer Satisfaction score is based on a combination of ratings from Travellerspoint and external websites. The score of 78% for this property is based on ratings provided by 44 guests.

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