28 Dunlop Street209356SingaporeSingapore
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About Kawan

An air-conditioned hostel with free Wi-Fi, the Kawan is centrally located in Little India. The Mustafa Centre and Bugis Street are within a ten-minute walk.

All of the smoke-free dormitory-style guest rooms are fitted with personal lockers and two en suite bathrooms.

The Kawan welcomes travellers with a 24-hour front desk, concierge services, and a comfortable common area with a television. A coin laundry and iron are also available on site.

A complimentary breakfast is served daily, and there are many eateries within a comfortable walking distance. The very popular MTR Restaurant, about 15 minutes away on foot, serves authentic South Indian cuisine.

The Singapore Art Museum, Raffles City, and the National Library are well within a mile of the hostel. Travellers can also reach the Singapore Flyer, Marina Bay, and the Clarke Quay entertainment district in about 20 minutes via public transport.


28 Dunlop Street, 209356, Singapore, Singapore
Telephone: +65(6)2940583 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car park
  • Concierge
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Fan
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Internet
  • WiFi in rooms

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Good location in Little India.

Travellers generally like the hotel's location in Little India, often commenting that it is well connected by public transport, with both bus stops and MRT stations close by. Guests like that there are many restaurants and shops nearby as well, many of which are open 24-hours. Sim Lim Tower, Sim Lim Square, and Bugis Village are within easy reach on foot as well.

A warm welcome to Singapore.

Most of the staff earn high marks for their hospitality. Guests often comment that the team is knowledgeable about the area, and pleased to answer questions or respond to requests.

Light on the wallet.

Travellers on a budget who are uninterested in "frills" generally find the hostel offers good value for money. The en suite bathroom (as opposed to a large, shared bathroom) arrangement is a plus. Everyone appreciates free Wi-Fi and the breakfast, however limited to tea and toast, is also a money-saver.

Negative Reviews

Please speak softly.

Guests often comment that the soundproofing between rooms is not particularly good, and many describe their neighbours as inconsiderately noisy or untidy.

Time for a little TLC.

The rooms are widely described as very modest and a little time-worn, with noticeable wear in the furnishings, linen, mattresses, and bathrooms. The overall level of housekeeping could also be higher; concerns such as mould, mildew, and dust are often reported.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 65 reviews across the web
6.5 /10
  • Expedia
    6.0 /10
  • Hotels.com
    5.8 /10
  • hostelbookers
    8.2 /10
  • Other Sources
    7.3 /10
6.5 out of 10 based on 65 reviews