June 2014 is a great month as I get to finally visit Singapore. And since most people quote the country as expensive, we booked in a hostel for the first time. Thinking since Singapore is known for their cleanliness, law-abiding citizens and all that, we decided that staying in a hostel will be fine.
And so the search for the best hostel is on! Looking in on different travel blogs and booking sites I get to stumble on their funny name, which first catches my attention.
They have BEARY NICE, BEARY GOOD and BEARY BEST. And so asking my sister where she wants to stay, she said let’s go see BEARY BEST!
At SGD 32 per bed in an 8 female dorm with ensuite bathroom, Our budget in Accomodation will be lessen, thus we can spend more on other things.
All of their Beary Best facilities that they mentioned in their site are present!
- Free Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate all day
- Free daily breakfast (range of cereals, toast and spreads)
- Free WiFi internet access and use of netbooks (this is quite slow)
- Free local phone calls
- NO CURFEW – 24 hour Reception Service (Late check-ins at NO Extra Charges)
- Free same day storage after checkout
- Ample of shared restrooms on each floor (Female and Unisex Restrooms)
- Large Hot Showers (With shower gel and hairdryers provided)
- Ironing facilities
- A totally chill out lounge with books, games, Wii console and a huge collection of movies/TV series
- Your own individual reading light and international powerpoints at every bed.
- Individual key card security access to room and hostel
The receptionists, all of them are very nice. On our first day since there’s been a mixed up on our booking, they gave us a mixed dorm on the 3rd floor. We were roommates with mostly males but the good things is they are so nice, clean and quite. Plus, we get to have the big female bathroom with 2 showers just across our room. The only not-so good thing here is that we have to whisper or do hand signals so as not to disturb others.
We stayed for 4 nights and so on our 2nd day onward we were transferred to our original booking of female dorm. It has its own bathroom. The dorm is nice too, but I prefer the bathroom upstairs… Anyway, their free breakfast is good, you can have toasted bread, cereals, jams, milk coffee, tea and hot chocolate. They also sell noodles, bottled water and juices at low prices.
Random things about the hostel:
You need to bring your own lock, No need for adaptors, You can print here at low cost, You need to take off your shoes when you enter the hostel, You can ride the bus exactly in front of the place, MRT Chinatown is just a 3-minute walk, there’s a Korean supermarket nearby, lots of restaurant you can eat in. Universal Studios and Singapore Zoo tickets are sold at discounted price, but you have to order ahead as the tickets are coming from somebody whose not staying in the hostel. The netbooks are sloooowwww, don’t try web check-in here. Just send the file in their website to have it printed.
There’s a security deposit worth SGD 15 per person, that they’ll return after check-out.
Will definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to save yet have a wonderful place to stay in Singapore. Very comfortable, near MRT and other transportation. Oh, Did I mentioned that BEARY BEST is the biggest and newest of the Three (Nice, good and best). Right in Chinatown.
This is my favorite spot… Guests leave tips and notes on this pin board. PH represent!
All in all, rating is 4 out of 5. Just a day after landing in Manila, I get to review BEARY BEST HOSTEL in Hostelworld.com and this is what I have to say…
Address: 16 Upper Cross Street, Chinatown, Singapore , Singapore Email Address: BestReservations@abearygoodhostel.com
Check BEARY BEST HOSTEL’s website here for all the conditions, rates and other things you need to know: click here!
Thank you for reading!