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5footway.inn Project Chinatown 1

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

nice environment, food a lot nearby. 5 min walk to MRT only. Easy to find the place. provide some free coffee and quiet place to live, even free cups for convenient to drink. Free wifi with fast speed. it is really a very happy living experience.

I booked through apps a dorm room of 4 ppl. Hostel is very near Chinatown MRT. The room rate is good. Our room is at 3rd floor. No elevator. Size of room is 10m2. Aircon turned on all the time. Friendly staff. We had welcome breakfast on our next day (Friday) with toast, jam, milk, cereals, coffee, tea, apple... Public toilet. Some bathroom got too high hangers. Free use of hair dryer, iron, drinks at 2nd floor, hot water, etc. Highly recommend if you want to stay in the heart of Chinatown with low budget.

Hostel is location great, near MRT Chinatown exit A, hostel right side. You keep looking behind souvenir shop. Room was good, I got view to street. Bathroom was good, kitchen area nice. One more thing need to upgrade, internet at room not strong, sometimes is need to re fresh. Mid night suddenly 1 am I heard someone keep talking asking to guest beside me my room, I don't know what they talking about. Is not convenience, people are sleep, I know that officer asking the guest. I come to officer I ask please talk at lobby. People sleep here. Others one is oke

As expensive as Singapore is , this hostel was the best choice ever made it. great location,low rate and lovely staff(Malay receptionist was just cool) the sharing bathroom was clean all the time. Our double room was clean and spacious with a good comfy bed

The receptionist is literally just under 20 steps from the entrance of Chinatown MRT Station. It was a bit hard to located because at the front of the building there was a perfume store so it's a bit tricky to find. The sign is in the 2nd floor so look up to find the signboard that say "5footway.inn", there was a fragrance pork floss store directly beside it. I was travelling with 3 other family member so we got the room in the another building across the receptionist that consist of 2 bunk bed. it was like 2mx3m room. there was lockers inside but since we're family they dont give us the locker key. the room was small so it best to bring small suitcase/backpack if you travelling alone because you gonna share the room with someone else as they rent out a single bed, not room. considering the location, it is the best place to stay although a bit small. the bathroom was cleaned daily, not too crowded as there were 4 shower rooms and 1 toilet on the third floor. overall it is clean and decent place to stay for the night, but not recommend for people seeking out to relax in the room. No TV, no hot water inside the room. the pantry run out of bread every morning when we got there like 8.30am~9.00am and run out of coffee in the night. Yeah, go find breakfast somewhere else. tl;dr cheap hotel for stay in singapore

I stayed there for 3 night and its was wonderful, MRT is very accessible from the area and also the food. The staffs were very accommodating, I have to mention Erica for such being an outstanding host.

I booked to stay at 5footway.inn Project Chinatown 1 from the 9 November to the 13th November - I didn’t last one night. The staff were helpful but I wouldn’t say that anyone of them would go the extra mile for any of the guests. What I was utterly disappointed was how the hostel doesn’t genuinely care about its guests - its a money machine. Why do I say this? First of all - I went for the 6 bed Female dorm which was dusty, cramped and smelly. The room was small - you should have 4 beds to a room of that size. There was ZERO ventilation and you couldn’t open the windows to let out the stale, bad, air. I am an adult sized woman - the bunk beds they use at 5footway.inn Project Chinatown 1 are what you find in the teenagers furniture department. They are built for the size of teens or large children, not for full sized adults. I was given the top of the bunk bed when I had requested for one at the bottom, but they said they couldn’t accommodate me at all for the duration on my stay. I kind of find that hard to believe - who books beds in advance in a place like this? When I climbed up the flimsy ladder to my bed space, the bed frame shook because it was not stable and couldn’t take my full weight. If I shook a bit more, the frame would have toppled over me. Scary. I didn’t sleep well at all, afraid to move and fall over the next person in the other bunk across me. A couple of doors down was a staircase which had the sign FIRE ESCAPE. The fire escape was full of bags of laundry - if there was a real fire, you wouldn’t be able to reach the fire door exit below the staircase because it was blocked by several bags of laundry; not to mention the staircase landing which had another tower of laundry bags covering the staircase going down. To me, this is a a great tell tale sign that the management and owners have no care at all for the safety of their guests - imagine jamming a fire escape stairwell with huge full laundry bags? Maybe not intentionally, but the management better check up on what the staff are really doing. Fire escapes need to be clear and unobstructed - it's a part of the Singapore building code. The toilets and showers - I won’t even write about it. I booked for 4 nights - I left the next day. I firmly believe that all travelers and budget travelers should be treated with respect, dignity and provided with personal safety when you are maybe traveling for your first time to see the world, and because you want to stretch your budget, you stay in a lower priced place. But not to have basic safety and cleanliness in a hostel, is telling a lot on what the management thinks of its guests - just because your location is fantastic doesn’t mean that you can take advantage of the predominantly young guests who have saved their hard earned money to travel to a country that is as great as Singapore, and to experience it with way below standard accommodation. Total neglect on the part of the owners. I fail to see why this hostel has good ratings. I would never recommend this place to anyone - especially to first timers in Singapore. It does not speak well at all of what Singapore is, and stands for - clean and safe. And if the Tourism Authorities were to read my complaints, I will be happy to back it up with photographs.

The 5footway.inn Project Chinatown is undoubtedly the best hostel I have ever stayed at. The free breakfast buffet is great, all day free drinks (coffee, hot water for tea), beds, VERY nice and helpful staff, free macs to use, comfy seating area, great showers, top customer service, perfect location right at the MRT Chinatown... Can I compliment them any more? :D Actually there are many kore great things here but the review would be too long :D It was really great staying here. Would definitely recommend it! The only slight downside was bad wifi connection, that was a pitty, otherwise the hostel would be flawless.

Air condition not limited in time/ though there was no window in the room (with 4 beds), it means outside noise did not constitute any problem day or night/ that are the positive aspects of 5footway. However, pricing is a big problem, the rate is not fixed. That means it fluctuates like the value of a currency.

Nothing but problems throughout our 4 night stay at this hostel. A great location and potentially a very good space but poorly executed with disorgansied staff. Very few female toilets - therefore often queues and toilets and showers not very clean, running out of toilet roll etc. Building works taking place on the other side of the wall which we weren't made aware about, so loud that my bed was vibrating!! When informing staff they just laughed and offered a pair of ear plugs. The lockers provided in the room didn't work so after 2 nights we were moved to a different room, also had problems with the electronic locking system timing out meaning we would come back to find the door hadn't been locked at all for the day! Again little sympathy from staff and no offer of compensation or apology Complimentary breakfast was good, possible the best feature of the stay.

63A Pagoda Street Singapore

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Chinatown Heritage Center and Thian Hock Keng Temple
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Laundry facilities

Located in Chinatown, 5footway.inn Project Chinatown 1 is next to popular attractions like Chinatown Heritage Center and People's Park Complex. This 15-room hostel welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, coffee/tea in a common area, and a computer station. Sago Street and Sri Mariamman Temple are a short walk from the hostel, which is in the historical district.


Guests can stay connected with free WiFi.

Property features

5footway.inn Project Chinatown 1 features free WiFi in public areas, coffee in a common area, and a computer station. Front-desk staff can assist with luggage storage and tours/tickets. Additional amenities include a terrace and laundry facilities.

Room options

Standard Triple Loft Room

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Deluxe 4-Bed Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Superior 4-Bed Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

1 Bed in Standard 4-Bed Mixed Dorm

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

81% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 798 reviews