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Fernloft City (Chinatown)

great little hostel, professional and well run, handy to everything: Aini is a great hostess and very accomodating. Certainly worth a return visit.

Anthony
Australia

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Facilities

  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Common Room
  • Currency Exchange
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Wheelchair accessible

Communications

  • Card Phones
  • Postal Service

General

  • 24 Hour Security
  • Elevator
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Towels for Hire

In Room Facilities

  • Reading Light
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities

About Fernloft City (Chinatown)

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Fernloft (Singapore) Chinatown, City is located in the heart of Chinatown. It offers both the rich and exciting traditions of Chinese culture amidst the modern Singapore landscape at your doorstep.

Fernloft has always been synonymous with comfort, cleanliness, convenience, care, cost- friendliness and character. The new Fernloft City Chinatown carries on this promise in the most exotic and traditional neighborhood of Singapore Chinatown.

STEP BACK IN TIME

Amidst the modern landscape of Singapore, Fernloft Chinatown offers a glimpse of life of the mid- 1950s in bustling Singapore. Chinatown is where Singapore's earliest immigrants lived. One can still witness the rich local tradition at our doorstep, where you get to mingle in the colorful alleys with famous street hawkers selling exotic snacks, traditional storytellers, opera singers and even fortune tellers! Admire the meticulously restored shop houses and stroll along the streets where anything from antiques to modern electronics can be found. No more walking long distances back to your hostel with heavy shopping bags!

ACCESSIBILITY AND AMENITIES

Chinatown, once known for its reliance on river taxis and bullock carts to get around in, is now serviced by modern transport services such as the local subway (the MRT or Mass Rapid Transit), air-conditioned buses and taxis a-plenty.

The Chinese name of Chinatown actually means Water Buffalo Riverway but now you will not get to see any water buffaloes lumbering around. You will instead zip around the vicinity in air-conditioned comfort via the newly-built Chinatown MRT Station (NE4) and Outram Park MRT Station (NE3) which are both within walking distances to Fernloft City Chinatown. Many public buses also provide cheap alternative access to Orchard Road and around the island. For the more adventurous, catch a ride in a trishaw and relive the past!

Amenities also abound in this quaint neighbourhood. You will easily find a range of 24-hr banking services, shopping centres, pubs, restaurants, hawker food centres, 24-hr convenience shops, traditional Chinese medical halls clinics (with TCM or Traditional Chinese Medicine), modern pharmacies and the Singapore General Hospital.

FOODIE HAVEN

Finding food in Chinatown is never easier. An endless choice of eateries - from traditional local cuisine to western contemporary fare - is located right at our doorstep. Among the popular choices are the Maxwell Food Court, Chinatown Market and the Food Alley at Smith Street. Prices range from the incredibly low at the street stalls to medium and high at the 5-star restaurants.

Have no fear! Street fare in Singapore is highly edible. All food vendors are given an A, B or C rating by the National Environment Agency, so you can be assured that they are closely monitored to maintain high cleanliness standards. So tuck away in a different dish everyday!

SIGHTS TO SEE

The view from our hostel shows the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple & Museum. This new temple is a living cultural monument in the heart of Chinatown and is famous worldwide because it houses the Sacred Buddha Tooth Relic in a magnificent Relic Stupa made of 420kg of gold donated by devotees.

A stones throw away from us are the other historical temples of various religious and cultural significance. Chinatown also houses some of the oldest buildings in Singapore. The Jamae Mosque (at 218 South Bridge Road) is one of Singapore's oldest mosques, built in the 1830s by Tamil Muslims and boasts an Indian-architectural style.

The Sri Mariamman Temple (at 244 South Bridge Road) is Singapore's oldest and most important Hindu temple and worth a visit for the intricately carved gopuram (statuary above the entrance), which gave the adjacent Pagoda Street its name. This is a practising temple, so take off your shoes before you enter and don't disturb the worshippers when you step in. The Thimithi fire-walking festival is held here one week before Deepavali, usually in October/November.

The Thian Hock Keng Temple (at 158 Telok Ayer Street) is the oldest Hokkien temple in Singapore, dating back to 1821. The brightly coloured and elaborate facade was constructed with ironwork from Scotland, tiles from England and the Netherlands, and with dragon-ornamented granite pillars from China.

Admission is free to all of these places of worship.

THE FERNLOFT EXPERIENCE

So if you are seeking to discover the kaleidoscopic landscape of Singapore and experience a place where traditions come alive and age-old practices are still being practised, Fernloft Chinatown will be your smart choice of accommodation.

Best of all, at Fernloft Group of Hostels, we offer free inter-hostel transfers (subject to availability) which will provide you an opportunity to stay at our various branches and experience the different cultural uniqueness that comes from each Fernloft location.

Whatever we may say, do not take our word for it, experience it yourself!

Such convenience and value - only at Fernloft Hostels, where the experiences become cherished memories.

Things to Note:

Reception timing: 9AM-11:30PM check-in after the said timing kindly email Fernloft directly to make the necessary arrangements

Age restriction: We do not accept children of less than 12years old in our dormitory unless it is booked exclusively for your guests only.

Important Information

Conditions

1) Please note that your reservation will be held for 3 hours on your indicated arrival time. Should you be late, please give us a call or drop us a mail reservations@fernloft.com to inform us or else we will consider it as no show. The hostel has the right to relocated / cancel the reservation with NO refund on their deposit .

2) For reservation with No arrival time given, we will assumed that you will arrive at 1400hrs. Policy still applies for late / cancellation

3) RECEPTION OPEN FROM 9:00-24:00Hrs. For Late check-in kindly email us @ reservations@fernloft.com

4) Check in time is 14:00hrs and Check out time is 12:00hrs, but you are welcome to leave your baggage at the hostel till you are ready to leave! Just help us clear the beds / rooms so that we can clean up for the next guest!

5) For check in like 1am - 8am , please book the previous date (Eg check in 2 January , 0100am , please book for 1 January )

6) Air-conditioning in the rooms is available from 7pm - 9am daily.

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Guest Reviews

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

great little hostel, professional and well run, handy to everything: Aini is a great hostess and very accomodating. Certainly worth a return visit.

Anthony
Australia

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

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

very warn & friendly manager , more than a service i should say..

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

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Auntie Aini's personal touch makes this hostel a most pleasant place to stay.
She keeps a high standard of cleanliness with good air circulation.
Feels like a guest in a friend's home.
A welcomed stopover when travelling.
Michael
Perth, WA

Overall
4
Location
2
Cleanliness
5
Value
3
Facilities
4
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

the hostel was fairly good except during our stay, there was a funeral that took place and it was rather noisy. Furthermore, there was some performance going on at the same time. Couls not get any rest during my stay.

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

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Good location and price is not bad considerign other pries in the area. Staff were really nice and helpful.

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

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*  The Customer Satisfaction score is based on a combination of ratings from Travellerspoint and external websites. The score of 82% for this property is based on ratings provided by 62 guests.

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