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River City Inn - Hostel - Singapore

2-star2 stars
33C Hongkong Street, 4th Floor without a lift, Singapore, 059672, Singapore

Located steps from Clarke Quay Central
  • Free WiFi
  • Collect nightsYou can collect™ Rewards nights here
Great location
Fantastic service
Breakfast is average
Amenities are not the best
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River City Inn - Hostel - Singapore

More Info: 6823 2342

from S$86
  • 4 Beds Private Room (Shared bathroom, No windows)
  • Mixed Shared Room, 6 Beds (No Windows)
  • Female Shared Room, 9 Beds (No Windows)
  • Mixed Shared Room, 10 Beds (With Windows)
  • Mixed Shared Room, 14 Beds (With Windows)
  • 4 Beds Mixed Shared Room (No windows)
  • 9 Bed Mixed Dorm

What’s around River City Inn - Hostel - Singapore


  • In Financial District Singapore
  • Raffles Place - 0.8 mi / 1.2 km
  • Orchard Road - 0.9 mi / 1.4 km
  • Bugis Street Shopping District - 1.2 mi / 2 km
  • Merlion - 1.4 mi / 2.3 km
  • Marina Bay Sands Skypark - 1.5 mi / 2.5 km
  • Singapore Flyer - 1.7 mi / 2.8 km
  • East Coast Park - 1.8 mi / 2.9 km

Getting around

  • Singapore (SIN-Changi) - 25 min drive
  • Johor Bahru (JHB-Senai Intl.) - 54 min drive
  • JB Sentral - 40 min drive
  • Onsite parking not available

At a glance

Key facts


  • 47 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 floor


  • Check-in time 2 PM-11 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - 11 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 11 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Late check-in fees apply from 11 PM-1:30 AM. No check-in allowed from 1:30 AM-7 AM. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 12

Travelling with others


  • Children (11 years old and younger) not allowed

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Free breakfast
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
Freshen up
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi

River City Inn - Hostel - Singapore’s small print

Also known as

  • River City Inn Singapore
  • River City Inn Hostel Singapore
  • River City Inn Hostel
  • River City Hotel Singapore


Guests who may encounter issues with stairs should contact this property in advance. Elevators are not available. Please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
Air conditioning is available in guestrooms from 9 PM to 9 AM. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
Please note: Footwear is not permitted indoors at this property. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property. Only bookings from non-local guests are accepted. Guests whose residence is within the same city as the property will not be allowed to check in.

Optional extras

Onsite credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

Late check-in between 11 PM and 1:30 AM can be arranged for an extra charge of SGD 8

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of SGD 30 (subject to availability)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Good 7.8 From 26 reviews

River City Inn - Hostel - Singapore
very very nice place great staff and very clean and good environment
scott, us10 night trip with friends
River City Inn - Hostel - Singapore
Very Good8.0
Great location. Across from Clark Quay metr Center
Location fantastic. Clarke Quay MRT 5 min. Walk to Clarke Quay dancing and clubs. 6-8 minutes. Safe even 2 am. Walk to Chinatown. Walk to Raffles place and MRT 10 min. Service was ok. Must enter bare feet. Not even with slippers but socks ok. Breakfast mainly bread and jam or with a banana. PC Internet available and good. Sinks are in breakfast/function room so no privacy. Overall because of location nothing else beats it for price and I will stay there again.The closest capsule/pods hostels are almost double cost and Boat Quay location is not as convenient. Visit Gardens by the Bay, light show is amazing, direct Lavender MRT line. And near it the Marina Sands Mall dancing fountains is spectacular.
A Traveller, usTrip with friends
River City Inn - Hostel - Singapore
Good option in an expensive neighborhood.
Good option in an expensive neighborhood.
ANDRE, usOther trip
River City Inn - Hostel - Singapore
Before you book, they allow loud, dirty children
Just before my flight from New York to Singapore landed, embarkment forms were handed out requiring the address I would be staying at in Singapore - I did not yet have one, so in a panic I bought wifi on the plane and booked 7 nights at River City Inn. In my rushed booking, I did not see that the hostel was all the way up on the 4th floor without a lift, but on arrival one of the two ladies helped me haul my masses of luggage up the stairs. The actual building the hostel is in doesn’t feel the cleanest, however the ladies ensure that the hostel itself is clean. I stayed in the 10 bed mixed dorm, but really it’s a room with 12 bunk beds in separated by a curtain rather than a door so that they don’t have to invest in more air-conditioning, which is in the 14 bed dorm meaning that the 10 bed dorm is hot and humid, not helped by how small the room is, so the beds and lockers take up most of the room with no space to open a suitcase. For the first half of my original 7 nights there were lots of loud little boys who left the showers dirty, urine all over the toilet floors and seas, and mixed the condiments together at the free toast breakfast, so at first I regretted booking 7 nights, but once they left the hostel was better, solely because of the lovely helpful reception girls. I ended up extending my stay by 2 nights because when the hostel was emptier it was bearable, but mainly because I wanted to avoid dragging my luggage down the multiple flights of stairs for as long as pos
A Traveller, gb7 night trip
River City Inn - Hostel - Singapore
Creepy male employee
Location is great. Place is clean. However the one staff member who lives there full time was extremely rude and creepy. I stayed for a week so I was able to see how uncomfortable he makes people feel. He treats the place as his home and everyone who stays there is an invader. First day I stayed there he removed me bag from the room while I was out and refused to acknowledge that fact. After that I just avoided him however I saw how he would walk into the room throughout the day (I stayed in the 14 person dorm) and he would look around and walk back out. I saw this happen at 6am one morning while most people in the room were asleep. This was beyond creepy. He would do this throughout the day. I saw him follow a guest into the shower/toilet area telling him he smelled bad and said “do you need me to show you how to wash yourself?” This is rude and creepy.He said this out loud in front of other guests which is disrespectful towards this guest.I asked to leave and tried to get a refund but the management refused and said I could check out early but I would not get my money back.So I stayed for the whole week but could not wait to leave as I felt so uncomfortable around this one employee. When I did finally leave,this employee stood at the doorway as I was out in the hall pitting my shoes on. He stood there until I left.For what reason he had to watch me I don’t know but it just reinforced how creepy it was to stay here.To be fair, the rest of the staff were good and it’s clean.
A Traveller, my7 night trip

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