Sunday, February 13, 2011

Hostel In Singapore - Cozy Corner Guesthouse

Cozy Corner Guesthouse is a centrally located hostel on the North Bridge Road, just opposite of Bugis Junction. Today I had a chance to visit this centrally located hostel. This hostel occupies second and third floors of a traditional chinese shop house and its address is "490 North Bridge Road | 2nd Floor" (telephone +65 63396128 or 62246859).

If location is everything for you this hostel is one of the best hostel choices in Singapore. Its location is really central and convenient. You can even arrive here from Changi Airport by merely MRT (leaving the green line train in Bugis station). It is just on the opposite of Bugis junction and within walking distance to the tip of Orchard Road, Suntec City, famous electronics heaven Sim Lim Square and Little India. But since it is very closed to an MRT station, it is actually near to anywhere on the island.

The staff on the counter was very cold and was really indifferent to me when I checked for the prices. She looked like a person who can be very rude if you push. That face is not good for a service business.

The hostel looks like you will get what you pay for. A dorm bed within an air conditioned room for 6 pax would cost you 15 SGD per night and for 4 pax will be 15 SGD per night. This hostel also provides private rooms without bathroom or windows. A double room with aircon, free breakfast and all day free internet access is 50 SGD per day and a twin room with aircon, free breakfast and all day free internet access is 50 SGD per day. Check both the aircon and internet before checking-in.
Cozy Corner Guesthouse
Cozy Corner Guesthouse
The hostel offers broadband internet access, laundry (10 SGD per load) and luggage services, lockers and travel information on Singapore and South East Asia. In their brochure they have mentioned that they provide a rooftop garden equipped with a color television to relax. I seems like hostel occupies all 3 stories of this chinese shop house.

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Below is a photo of this hostel. Sorry for the resolution I lost details while trying to have a large cover of the surrounding. The hostel is the third shophouse from the corner in this photo.

Cozy Corner Guesthouse
North Bridge Road
Demand must be high because I have checked for a dorm bed (Sunday) at around 3 PM and there was no bed left for rent. The woman at the counter told me to come around 11 AM in the morning to find a bed.

I have also checked the trip advisor for the comments on this hostel. Over 21 comments 13 of them are "poor" or "terrible"! It did not look that bad to me but I cannot say anything before staying there. I have also checked the toilets and the showers and they looked OK. I will probably stay in a hostel on next wednesday and I am flagging this hostel to be considered but will check others and share my experience here in this blog.

See also Singapore Hostel Choices articles for other hostels in Singapore.

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