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Empire Hostel

41 Opal Crescent Level 2 Unit

Highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Airport Transfers
  • Linen Included
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage

Important Information

For all Arrivals on or after 20 Nov 2011, CHECKIN/HOSTEL ADDRESS is

41 Opal Crescent, 2nd Floor.

Payable in CASH ONLY. Please change Money (Singapore Dollars) at Airport.
You are required to Pay a non-refundable Deposit when you arrive.12% Service Charge Applies on total bill on top of internet total.

VERY IMPORTANT! SINGLE Day booking Fees apply to all bookings of only 1 night per person. If you book just for 1 night ADDITIONAL charge of $3 is payable PER PERSON on top of your total internet bill. If you have 2 bookings(you have 2 booking ref numbers) of 1 night for 2 persons, weather continuous or not, you pay extra $12 in this case.
So please book all nights in 1 booking please.

THIS HOSTEL IS ONLY OPEN TO FOREIGNERS NON SINGAPOREANS TO STAY. ONLY FOREIGN PASSPORT HOLDERS MAY STAY AND CHECKIN. ANY SINGAPOREAN MAY NOT STAY AND NO REFUNDS OF DEPOSIT WILL BE GIVEN.

Remaining payment must be paid in full upon arrival and in CASH ONLY - in Singapore Dollars, $US, EURO, $Australia, $NZ, British Pounds, Ringgit Malaysia ONLY at prevailing board Hostel Rates. We do not accept any other currencies. Coins or Small notes less than $20 is also not accepted. PLEASE REMEMBER TO EXCHANGE MONEY at the airport!! NOTE: We DO NOT accept payment by Credit Card. No refunds if you decide not to stay upon your arrival or No show. Hostel reserves the rights to charge room rates according to the booking in the event of no show or if you decided not to stay, unless cancellation is made at least 1 week prior to arrival. Multiple bookings of the same Bed Type may not be in the same room. If you must have same room beds to be guaranteed, please write to us early for arrangements, a fee of S$10 applies. At certain times you may be required to swap rooms due to beds availability. In the event private beds/4bed dorms/original configurations are not available due to unforeseen circumstances, we sincerely apologize and will reserve the rights offer you shared beds at a discount. If you would not accept our downgrade offer we will refund you the deposit paid and assist you to find alternative accomodation via phone or allow you to use free internet access for you to find accomodation of your choice. YOU MUST SEND us email if you wish to checkin during odd hours 12AM-7AM Check in. 24 hours check-in available subject to advanced email notice. Please send email of your arrival time at least 2 days before you come. Otherwise No checkins after Midnight. There is a Late Check in Service fee of $5 per person for arrivals on 1 April 2008 onwards if you check in between 12AM-7AM. Additional 10% service charge on total bill applies for all arrivals from 1st April 08 onwards.. The amount due shown on your internet bill DOES NOT include service charge that will be payable when you arrive. You are required to Pay a refundable Deposit when you arrive. Normal checkin time 2PM. Checkout Time 11AM. Additional charges applies if you check in early subject to availability. IMPORTANT: Your bed will be held up to 10PM ONLY. If you are arriving late and require us to GUARANTEE your bed after 10PM you must make payment in full of remaing amount due Online at http://98SG.COM/cc.html AT LEAST 7 days before your arrival. IMPORTANT FOR GROUP BOOKINGS!! : Group Bookings for 6 or more people must call us with a credit card guarantee or your booking is not guaranteed. If you arrive early you may leave your bags with us and come back later to checkin.

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From $8

The New Empire Hostel is located at the fringe of Little India, close to all the attractions yet located in quiet area, a great place to sleep and rest for the day.

Walk to the nearest MRT about 5-10 minutes and take a MRT train to Little India in 5 minutes.

You can have FAST and CHEAP Travel via MRT to all of the popular locations in Singapore.

All new renovations, with Pods and semi pods beds options gives guests both sleeping options, Pods is good for those who like enclosed and private areas while semi-pods allows guests to have privacy yet not too enclosed with more openness and air space.

ALL beds comes with personal INTERNATIONAL POWER PLUG, allowing you to use your electronics and computers without worries of electrical adapter and converters.

Each bed is furnished with Hotel Grade Orthopedic Mattresses, 2 Pillows per person and a nice comfortable duvet.

FREE Internet. Breakfast not included.

10% Service Charge applies for all bookings. This fee is NOT SHOWN on your internet bill. IMPORTANT: YOU NEED TO PAY EXTRA 10% service charge on top of the amount shown as Amount Payable on Arrival. Please note that Full CASH payment must be made to be able to check in.

VERY IMPORTANT! SINGLE Day booking Fees apply to all bookings of only 1 night per person. If you book just for 1 night ADDITIONAL charge of $3 is payable PER PERSON on top of your total internet bill. If you have 2 bookings(you have 2 booking ref numbers) of 1 night for 2 persons, weather continuous or not, you pay extra $12 in this case.

So please book all nights in 1 booking please.

THIS HOSTEL IS ONLY OPEN TO FOREIGNERS NON SINGAPOREANS TO STAY. ONLY FOREIGN PASSPORT HOLDERS MAY STAY AND CHECKIN. ANY SINGAPOREAN MAY NOT STAY AND NO REFUNDS OF DEPOSIT WILL BE GIVEN.

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Important Information

For all Arrivals on or after 20 Nov 2011, CHECKIN/HOSTEL ADDRESS is

41 Opal Crescent, 2nd Floor.

Payable in CASH ONLY. Please change Money (Singapore Dollars) at Airport.
You are required to Pay a non-refundable Deposit when you arrive.12% Service Charge Applies on total bill on top of internet total.

VERY IMPORTANT! SINGLE Day booking Fees apply to all bookings of only 1 night per person. If you book just for 1 night ADDITIONAL charge of $3 is payable PER PERSON on top of your total internet bill. If you have 2 bookings(you have 2 booking ref numbers) of 1 night for 2 persons, weather continuous or not, you pay extra $12 in this case.
So please book all nights in 1 booking please.

THIS HOSTEL IS ONLY OPEN TO FOREIGNERS NON SINGAPOREANS TO STAY. ONLY FOREIGN PASSPORT HOLDERS MAY STAY AND CHECKIN. ANY SINGAPOREAN MAY NOT STAY AND NO REFUNDS OF DEPOSIT WILL BE GIVEN.

Remaining payment must be paid in full upon arrival and in CASH ONLY - in Singapore Dollars, $US, EURO, $Australia, $NZ, British Pounds, Ringgit Malaysia ONLY at prevailing board Hostel Rates. We do not accept any other currencies. Coins or Small notes less than $20 is also not accepted. PLEASE REMEMBER TO EXCHANGE MONEY at the airport!! NOTE: We DO NOT accept payment by Credit Card. No refunds if you decide not to stay upon your arrival or No show. Hostel reserves the rights to charge room rates according to the booking in the event of no show or if you decided not to stay, unless cancellation is made at least 1 week prior to arrival. Multiple bookings of the same Bed Type may not be in the same room. If you must have same room beds to be guaranteed, please write to us early for arrangements, a fee of S$10 applies. At certain times you may be required to swap rooms due to beds availability. In the event private beds/4bed dorms/original configurations are not available due to unforeseen circumstances, we sincerely apologize and will reserve the rights offer you shared beds at a discount. If you would not accept our downgrade offer we will refund you the deposit paid and assist you to find alternative accomodation via phone or allow you to use free internet access for you to find accomodation of your choice. YOU MUST SEND us email if you wish to checkin during odd hours 12AM-7AM Check in. 24 hours check-in available subject to advanced email notice. Please send email of your arrival time at least 2 days before you come. Otherwise No checkins after Midnight. There is a Late Check in Service fee of $5 per person for arrivals on 1 April 2008 onwards if you check in between 12AM-7AM. Additional 10% service charge on total bill applies for all arrivals from 1st April 08 onwards.. The amount due shown on your internet bill DOES NOT include service charge that will be payable when you arrive. You are required to Pay a refundable Deposit when you arrive. Normal checkin time 2PM. Checkout Time 11AM. Additional charges applies if you check in early subject to availability. IMPORTANT: Your bed will be held up to 10PM ONLY. If you are arriving late and require us to GUARANTEE your bed after 10PM you must make payment in full of remaing amount due Online at http://98SG.COM/cc.html AT LEAST 7 days before your arrival. IMPORTANT FOR GROUP BOOKINGS!! : Group Bookings for 6 or more people must call us with a credit card guarantee or your booking is not guaranteed. If you arrive early you may leave your bags with us and come back later to checkin.

The New Empire Hostel is located at the fringe of Little India, close to all the attractions yet located in quiet area, a great place to sleep and rest for the day.

Walk to the nearest MRT about 5-10 minutes and take a MRT train to Little India in 5 minutes.

You can have FAST and CHEAP Travel via MRT to all of the popular locations in Singapore.

All new renovations, with Pods and semi pods beds options gives guests both sleeping options, Pods is good for those who like enclosed and private areas while semi-pods allows guests to have privacy yet not too enclosed with more openness and air space.

ALL beds comes with personal INTERNATIONAL POWER PLUG, allowing you to use your electronics and computers without worries of electrical adapter and converters.

Each bed is furnished with Hotel Grade Orthopedic Mattresses, 2 Pillows per person and a nice comfortable duvet.

FREE Internet. Breakfast not included.

10% Service Charge applies for all bookings. This fee is NOT SHOWN on your internet bill. IMPORTANT: YOU NEED TO PAY EXTRA 10% service charge on top of the amount shown as Amount Payable on Arrival. Please note that Full CASH payment must be made to be able to check in.

VERY IMPORTANT! SINGLE Day booking Fees apply to all bookings of only 1 night per person. If you book just for 1 night ADDITIONAL charge of $3 is payable PER PERSON on top of your total internet bill. If you have 2 bookings(you have 2 booking ref numbers) of 1 night for 2 persons, weather continuous or not, you pay extra $12 in this case.

So please book all nights in 1 booking please.

THIS HOSTEL IS ONLY OPEN TO FOREIGNERS NON SINGAPOREANS TO STAY. ONLY FOREIGN PASSPORT HOLDERS MAY STAY AND CHECKIN. ANY SINGAPOREAN MAY NOT STAY AND NO REFUNDS OF DEPOSIT WILL BE GIVEN.

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Good 70%

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

very clean, comfortable and cheap. located close to public transport and cheap foodcourts.
stabil internet, comfy beds and all rooms airconditioned. it's the perfekt place to stay for a 2-3 day budget trip to singapore.

Overall
4
Location
3
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
3

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

It's worth the price but, if your'e coming here for the first time, it will be like finding a needle in a haystack.

Overall
3
Location
1
Cleanliness
4
Value
4
Facilities
4
Service
3

I have stayed only a night here. As for as my concern is Checkin timings. For my plan, I have to stay in Singapore for morning 6 to next day 6AM. So While booking itself, I have confirmed and went there. There comes disappointment, they said you can Check-in at 2PM, so I kept my things and left for sight seeing. Evening only I came there and stayed.

Overall
3
Location
4
Cleanliness
4
Value
3
Facilities
4
Service
2

I'm very dissatisfied with this Empire Hostel, Singapore because:

(1) I needed to pay 10% surcharge at the door. Although this surchage is stated in the terms and conditions in "small print", the booking rate is very misleading given that 10% is not a small amount for budget travellers. Other hostels are more honest.

(2) There's a strange rule that "no shoes and slippers are allowed in the hostel". I find it unacceptable and the host was very keen in enforcing this stange rule. It means that you have to walk on bare foot and it makes your foot dirty.

(3) The host requires all people to put their shoes on the steep stairs. This makes the stairs very DANGEROUS, and there's no lighting on the stairs near the entrance. If people fall down by slippery, the hostel may face lawsuit claiming compensation for personal injury!

(4) The floor was shaking seriously when people walked outside my room. I was waken up in the midnight and in the early morning many times.

(5) There is a karaoke downstairs, so I could hear music all night long - which made me difficult to get into sleep.

(6) Only two showers available - I had to wait for shower in the morning. And the toilet and shower are combined in a small room - which smells bad especially when someone just finished using the toilet and you want to take a shower!

(7) No fire escape door - I was worried about safety all the time and I find it dangerous in case of a fire!

(8) The linens were being dried on the roof floor - it is dirty by placing them on the roof floor!

(9) There are some low-end restaurants near the hostel - don't expect the streets are clean nearby!

(10) I sent my requests to this hostel two times before I arrived - saying that I would arrive in the midnight (this is required by them). But I never received their reply. This means that their service is bad and they are not responsive. I had to make international phone calls to contact the host.

(11) The office website of this Empire Hostel says that there is ensuite room (with private bath), but this is NOT TRUE. This is a misrepresentation or a misleading statement.

Overall, I am very unhappy about this hostel. It totally ruined my trip to Singapore. I will never stay in this hostel again. I strongly discourage people to choose this hostel!

Thank you for reading and please think carefully if you want to book this hostel.

Overall
1
Location
1
Cleanliness
1
Value
1
Facilities
1
Service
1

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

The floor and the restroom is not clean, but we must barefoot, feel very dirty!The hostel door is not convenient, we seven person, only give us one key. Quilts and pillow is worn out.

Overall
3
Location
3
Cleanliness
3
Value
2
Facilities
3
Service
2

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Cheap with a lot of facilities but the staff are rude.

Overall
3
Location
2
Cleanliness
1
Value
2
Facilities
4
Service
2

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Good enviroment,good facilities but you can lost direction to hostel because of the door is not like what i expected.I like the toilet (^-^)/

Overall
5
Location
4
Cleanliness
4
Value
5
Facilities
4
Service
4

VERY BAD HOSTEL - READ THIS

A 10% non refundable "service charge" is payable on top of the "AMOUNT DUE ON ARRIVAL" stated on the internet. This is a very bad practice that makes your price comparison flawed because it is a hidden charge. (i found out about this charge only when i arrived, although it was stated in the email i received for confirmation AFTER i paid and in the page BEFORE i paid but well down the page where it is likely many people won't even look BECAUSE THEY TRUST the "AMOUNT DUE ON ARRIVAL").
If they charge this they should make it clear and transparent like all the others do (i have been a frequent user of hostels for many years and this never happened).

Cleanliness: it seem like obviously health inspectors might have never been there. Showers and toilets are together in the same cubicle. Shower/toilets are all wet on the floor (water and more) and guests are forbidden to wear any slippers. It is like fungus paradise:
- if you need to go to the toilet and someone has just finished the shower u will have all your feet wet.
- if you need to take a shower and someone with a bad aim tot he target has just been to the toilet...well also in this occasion will have your feet wet, not just by water.
Shower/toilets are cleaned every day, but this is obviously not enough to guarantee a hygienic environment.

I took the effort to register and leave the feedback because it is only fair to those many owners who run their hostels in a honest & clean way.

Overall
1
Location
2
Cleanliness
1
Value
2
Facilities
1
Service
2

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

we stayed at empire hostel for four nights. the hostel was very clean and the staff was very helpfull. we will really recomend other travelers to stay here!

Overall
4
Location
4
Cleanliness
3
Value
5
Facilities
3
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Just right for your budget...
The rooms were a little too tight for comfort, but quite clean...
Very nice staff...
Would've preferred rice for breakfast...
Perfect location as it was near the station and supermarket center...

3/5 overall.

Overall
3
Location
4
Cleanliness
3
Value
4
Facilities
3
Service
3

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Hotel Amenities

  • 24 hour reception
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Airport Transfers
  • DVD's
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Hairdryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Shuttle Bus

general

  • Laundry Facilities
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Towels for Hire

laundry

  • Washing Machine

parking

  • Bicycle Parking

inroom facilities

  • Ceiling Fan
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