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Rucksack Inn (Lavender)

1.5 of 5 Hostel   |   280 Lavender Street, Singapore 338800, Singapore
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Ranked #14 of 183 Specialty lodging in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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English first
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The rooms here are good and the beds some of the comfiest I've slept in. The hostel is clean and a good size, so there is a good number of people around. The location is a 5 minute walk to the MRT station and the staff are amazing at giving you directions and advice on where to go. The wifi... More

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Elina T, Owner at Rucksack Inn (Lavender), responded to this review

Dear Hayley Thank you for appreciating the bed, the toast, wifi, cleanliness and our crew. We are so happy you liked it here! Wishing you all the best and safe travels always. Warm regards. More

Jakarta, Indonesia
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff(Rahma) was so friendly! The room was clean and has an aromatherapy smell which i really like. The pods was comfortable and wide enough. The bathroom is also really clean. My roommates also friendly and the other guest is also friendly. I have a good sleep because it's really quite and comfortable. The location is near some local food... More

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Elina T, Owner at Rucksack Inn (Lavender), responded to this review

Hi Cwiana Thank you for your generous compliments. We are truly glad and encouraged to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us. Each guest matters to us, no matter how long or short his or her stay is. We will continue to do our best in making every guest feel welcome and comfortable here. Look forward to having... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed for 5 nights and it started to feel like home. Very clean, a nice and helpful staff, close to 2 different mrt lines, free toast and close to a cheap food court if you're on a budget. Comfortable pods and I liked the curtains to provide more privacy. See you next time.

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Elina T, Owner at Rucksack Inn (Lavender), responded to this review

Hi Steven Thank you for the time and effort in posting a review. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay. Our pod-style beds are the latest addition and it aims to give you the "best of both worlds" - privacy plus the social atmosphere of a hostel. We certainly welcome you to come stay with us again! Regards. More

Jakarta, Indonesia
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is my second time staying @Rucksack Inn, but my first one is the one at Hongkong Street. I arrived solo from Changi Airport quite late at night, around 10pm. The transport from the airport is just as the guide in the website said, it took around 45 minutes: 35 minutes of MRT, and 10 minutes of walking. Just as... More

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Elina T, Owner at Rucksack Inn (Lavender), responded to this review

Hi Mrvahn Thank you for the effort in posting a review, and for choosing Rucksack Inn again! We appreciate your coming back to Rucksack Inn, no matter which outlet you choose. Like you said, the crew at Lavender is as friendly as the ones in Hong Kong Street, because this is one of the ways we aim to make our... More

Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Ruck sack inn, Lavender st was a delight to stay at from the get go when the staff welcomed me with a warm smile and a ice cold glass of water. The entire hostel was very clean and the guests and staff very friendly(thanks Elina and Rhama you guys are awesome!) and willing to give advice about getting around Singapore... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Travelled solo for the first time and I stayed here for 4 nights. Though my request was not fulfill due to full occupancy in the 8-pods ladies' room, I did not have any problem staying in the 14-pods mixed dorm throughout my stay. I find the whole hostel very clean especially the showers and toilets and never find myself waiting... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

When in Singapore, and on a budget, this is a great place to stay. Even if you are not on a budget, it is still a great place to stay. Elina and Rahma is super friendly and really cares. Cozy and comfortable.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Me and my friend stayed for 5 nights and right in the moment when we got it and were served a cold glass of water and treated so friendly we knew we did a great choice. It is very clean, the staff is super friendly and all areas are cozy and nice. You can use the Macs in the living... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

It's the best hostel I stayed in Singapore! The stuff is very friendly and helpful and the rooms are clean. Tea, coffee and bread are for free. You can also use the PC's and you have free WiFi access. I think it's the best hostel you can get for budget backpackers.

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Orlando, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I stayed 3 nights at Rucksack Inn and thought it was a great place. The staff and other guests make you feel right at home as soon as you arrive. The whole place smells of lemongrass and is really refreshing after a long day of travel. I stayed in the big 14 bed dorm and I was worried at first,... More

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Address: 280 Lavender Street, Singapore 338800, Singapore
Location: Singapore > Singapore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Rucksack Inn (Lavender) 1.5*
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Guests will find all of the finest amenities in this Singapore's most awarded hostel. All the rooms are on ground floor so no more lugging of luggage up the stairs. This is a service-oriented hotel that provides comfort and cleanliness at excellent value. Guests will find a wide range of options from dorm beds, to private rooms to the latest pod-style beds. Centrally located - 7-minutes walk from the nearest MRT subway station,3 minutes' walk to mouthwatering local food centre at local prices, less than half hour walk to heritage areas Kampong Glam and Little India, direct buses and trains to Chinatown, Orchard Road, Marina Bay Sands, Clarke Quay, Museums and Harbourfront (Universal Studio of SIngapore). It is ideal for visitors on transit and visa application as it is only 15-minute away from the Immigration Checkpoint Authority and direct buses lead to the embassies. Visitors going to and coming from Malaysia also find the hostel convenient as Singapore-Malaysia-Singapore buses are only 15 minutes away. Direct buses lead to cheap shopping areas like Bugis Street and Arab Street. Guests are entitled to special discounted tickets to tourist attractions such as Universal Studios, SEA Aquarium, Zoo, Night Safari, and Gardens by the Bay. You can get more information when you check in at the reception. ... more   less 
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