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5footway.inn Project Chinatown 1

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Location location location is fantastic. Right in the heart of everything that is Chinatown. The Chinatown MRT is on the doorstep and so many eating establishments that you're spoilt for choice. So surprised when I arrived at 1am that it looked like a construction zone. Don't be put off by this. The area transforms during the day to a hive of activity. Loved it. The property is a bit different. For inexpensive accommodation it meets the criteria. My room was security opened with locked drawers in the room to keep your stuff in. Liked that. I was in the 2 bed shared female dorm. The room was smaller than the pic and it probably needs a good paint job but the aircon worked well. No windows in the room. The common room is open air with a good breakfast of cereal and breads to choose from. Coffee machine probably needs fixing or product put into it as it only did coffee. Separate bathroom facilities for females that could do with shelving in the shower stalls, then a shared bathroom that also had a hairdryer, washer and dryer and ironing board set up. Overall this place has the location and would not hesitate to stay here again. Youre not here to stay in your room and the security facilities are pretty good. It's about the location.

We spent 3 nights there in a separate room, the location is great (1min walk to Chinatown station) but the hotel really does not worth the price. Our room was located in a building across the street, not the same as the reception. First of all, there are two floors with a capacity of 22 people each but only 1 bathroom on the second floor with 3 toilets and 2 showers.. Then it is definitely not clean, there are hairs on the floor and the whole building is not maintained. Regarding the room, there was a very bad smell, the air cond was leaking (a lot), the locker was broken and the bunk bed was unstable and shaking. Plus, we were so disappointed by the "breakfast": the place was not clean and there was only some cereals and some bread, you should really not pay for it. In conclusion, I am sure you can find way much better for the same price!

Pros This was one of few 'budget' options in Singapore. The location was great - literally in the middle of Chinatown and staff were helpful. We had an early flight to catch so they kindly started breakfast (bread and cereal) at 7am instead of 7.30am. Cons The room had no windows and felt a bit like a prison cell. We were a couple but could only get a twin bunk-bed not a double. Strangely, reception has two iMacs which is awesome but things like the toilet doors and a step on the bunk bed need fixing, so I'm not sure where the budget is going! They also insisted on paying upon arrival which caused problems for us and a few other guests who'd just arrived and had no local currency.

Great location in the middle of Chinatown. Small but very small rooms. Excellent service / hosts. Only a 2 minute walk to the MRT station. Two food courts close by including several shops for souvenirs.

The location is ok just 3 minutes walk from MRT Chinatown station gate A. Located in the middle of Pagida Streets and difficult to find them as the hostel located behind the stalls. The room for two is so simple n the bed is not a good quality. The mattress is so thin and you can feel the board under the mattress. The floor in the room is not covered by a proper tiles and look like a ragged floor. My room near the terrace area where people can have chats and drinks coffee or eats toast. However people there can talk until over midnight n a bit noisy. I was unable to sleep due to their noises. The bathrooms is ok and clean. The staffs are ok, will help when you ask them to do so. The hostel cost was overpriced.

The location of this inn/hostel is its best feature. It's in the heart of Chinatown, with dozens of restaurants and shops just outside, and a five minute walk from a hawker centre where the food is even more delicious and cheaper. It's steps from the metro, making it easy to get to from the airport, and simple to visit the sights of Singapore. However, the single room I had was filthy, as were the shared bathrooms. There was a giant cockroach in one of the showers, and the facilities were not kept clean. Breakfast was very basic.

Great Location. Close to MRT, exist A. around 5 mins walk to BUS Station, 10 mins to Maxwell Food Court, Temple and more. Nice Staff, good atmosphere. One thing this place can be improved is the cleanses of Bathroom. Definitely recommend to everyone and I will for sure stay at this place. Thing to note, no elevator.

Stayed at this hostel for one night in a bunk bed. This is situated in the heart of chinatown and just 1 minute walk to the MRT/Bus stops. There are some good Chinese restaurants around the hostel. The staff is very helpful. I personally did not like the breakfast much. Can recommend this for backpackers.

When check in please make sure your special request, staff didn’t notice your request. After I mention I need lower bed because I can’t sleep in front with AC. After she double check & change my bed into lower bed. Staff give me that room, thank you. This is 2nd time check in this hostel, I stay 4 nights, although we room that I got window every night I can hear people down there. Breakfast everyday I got apple, last day I ask staff he mention no more apple for today. So sad :(

This hostel was the worst of my trip. The rooms have no window and are little. But the worst of the hostel is the noise, you can’t sleep because you can listen the doors opening and closings during all night. Also, if some of your room neighbors leave their door bad closed, sounds an alarm and it doesn’t matter if it’s in the middle of the night. And the walls are so thin and you can listen your neighbors perfectly. I’m sure you can find another cheaper hostel with better conditions than this one. I’m use to sleep in cheap hotels, but nothing like that! I can’t believe all the good comments posted here! Any bad? Come on!

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.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

81.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 812 reviews