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Ali's Nest

A basic homestay

Photo of Ali's Nest, 23 Roberts Lane Singapore , Downtown Singapore

What we say: 3 stars

If you're willing to sacrifice creature comforts to save money, Ali's Nest might be exactly what you're looking for. The setup is more of a homestay than a proper hostel so you won't find any plush lounge or even a proper sign, but you will get a warm welcome from Ali and his family. While the communal kitchen and sitting area are cluttered with the family's possessions, rooms are shockingly spartan and cramped. This is not a choice for fussy travellers but some may value the opportunity to experience Singapore like a local. Ali isn't always around so it's essential to reconfirm your reservation and arrival time.

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23 Roberts Lane Singapore  T: 9245 2376 
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What we were quoted

Type of room Low season High season Notes
Dorm Fan 12 S$ 12 S$
Sgl fan share b'room 25 S$ 25 S$
Dbl fan share b'room 30 S$ 30 S$
Dbl air-con share b'room 35 S$ 35 S$

Added to Travelfish on: 20th September, 2011
Last visited or updated on: 22nd November, 2014

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Tanya Procyshyn is a Singapore-based freelance writer and photographer. With a passion for unusual destinations, she has camped alongside Komodo dragons and shook hands with soldiers in North Korea. She blogs at
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T: 9245 2376

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