5 Footway Hostels Chinatown 2 – Singapore

After staying at 5 footway project Ann Siang which was just up the street, I tried to extend for another two nights but they were fully booked.

I was advised that there was space at their other hostel down the road, Chinatown 2 (where the guests at project Ann Siang had to go for the self service breakfast).

The lobby/chill out area is larger than that of project Ann Siang and they also provide two Mac computers for guests to use. You may wish to avoid the lounge area around check-in time (apx 3pm) as it fills up with all the luggage of people waiting to check in.

The rooms and beds weren’t quite as nice as those in Project Ann Siang and do not have a curtain for privacy (which is not ideal when someone keeps leaving the main light on all night).

The dorms and beds were clean though ours seemed to have a kind of damp/musty smell and the lockers a reasonable size for a small/medium backpack although one of the locks was broken, they are also opened using the same key card access system as Project Ann Siang.

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When I arrived, the cleaner had left the door to various rooms open, so I was able to get a glimpse at some of the smaller and private rooms, which I was not able to get a peak of at Ann Siang to compare with…

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Initially, the key I was given did not work and so I had to go downstairs to have it refreshed, this also happened to another person in the dorm, and it always took me several denied swipes before it let me into the room.

The cafe downstairs  is the only other communal space for guests as there is no terrace like the rooftop space at Ann Siang.

The cafe has the basic self service breakfast until 11amand has basic amenities such as a sink, plates, bowls, cutlery, mugs, and cups. There is a fridge, a hot drinks machine, and a water cooler.

The bathroom was clean and a little more basic but with more showers and toilets.

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Personally, out of the two, I preferred Ann Siang as the dorms/beds were better and the outside space provided on the roof terrace.

★★★☆☆

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