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Rucksack Inn @ Temple Street

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2.0 of 5
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52 Temple Street, Singapore 059672, Singapore
Rucksack Inn @ Temple Street
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Ranked #24 of 189 Specialty Lodging in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Denmark
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Was thoroughly unimpressed by this place - very slow and tedious check-in, dorms without windows/lockers. Dorms have no windows, wifi is slow and goes on/off, bathrooms are dirty, dorms do not have locks and reception is unmanned at night - the code on the door at night is so easy and has been the same so long that that the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very good place to stay and the place is so near with MRT, so you can find this place easily. The place is so clean and comfortable, also the bathroom is clean, the service is also great, so I would recommend you guys this place. One thing though, in the room I slept the fan is blowing right to... More 

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Makati, Rizal, Philippines
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff are so nice. I asked if they have earplugs since one of my roommates is snoring hard. Didn't expect that they'll transfer me to another room instead. When it's time for checkout, they allowed me to leave my things since I still have to go somewhere else. Rooms are clean, well lit and airconditiong is very good. The whole... More 

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

The Rucksack Inn, Temple St, is your classic no frills backpackers inn with some of the best customer service you'll find. It goes without saying that if you want the full 5 star experience, you're probably much better off staying at any one of Singapore's many renowned coastal resorts. Most backpacker hostels will have similar style accommodation to this one,... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The hostel itself is situated strategically in a convenient location, since it's near to pretty much what Chinatown has to offer. Plus, it's near at the MRT station and various bus stops. Then, service is OK since the staff are very accommodating and even had a chat with us. Also, the hostel is open 24 hrs, so there's no problem... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Very nice,friendly and clean place! Room was without window,but it was an advantage - outside was too hot. In room was fan and air conditioner. This hostel is really clean - before we go upstairs we need to take off our shoes and leave them in locker near to reception,what was the policy of the hostel. Hostel crew is very... More 

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Schwabisch Hall, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Great staff and service! Everybody was nice and helpful. The rooms were ok, but quite small and I couldn’t sleep during the first night because of an annoying woman that entered and left the room the whole night. Also, there was no window wherefore the air inside was pretty bad. However, price and location were good so I definitely recommend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Nice Hostel,Great Location 1min to Mac&Chinatown And 2-3 min to Mrt,Clean rooms and tolait but a bit small,friendly roommates and very helpful staff like (may), i would like to back there again, it was the most two day of fun i had it because i was travel alone

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Tagbilaran City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Great place to meet people and to have a great time in Singapore, especially because May, the very efficient and cheerful receptionist who helped us on everything! Highly recommended!!! Just ask May and you will be fine!

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

May made my time in Singapore very enjoyable. She is a great hostess. She had the answer to every question and even made recommendations. I like to stay at guesthouses when I travel. Rucksack is the best guesthouse I have ever stayed at.

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Chinatown is a classic combination of colorful sights, enticing smells, and sometimes startling sounds. The precinct is unique, however, in its blending of religions and cultures. A Hindu temple, an Islamic mosque, and a Chinese Buddhist temple sit almost side by side. This sense of cultural harmony continues as you venture just outside of Chinatown to the nightlife areas of Club Street and Duxton Hill. There you’ll mingle with Singapore’s multicultural residents at the modern bars and restaurants dotting the bustling streets. An afternoon in and around Chinatown will leave you culturally enlightened, well fed, and loaded with souvenirs. In the evening, reward yourself with a well-deserved cocktail as the locals come out to play.

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