This is the second budget hotel that we have been to in Singapore, the first one was our beloved New 7 Stories hotel in Bugis area, which has been closed due to the development of new MRT line. Too bad! And now I would like to write review on Rucksack Inn which I might say a very recommended budget hostel in Singapore.
Actually I found the name Rucksack when I was gooling, and I was curious on how the hotel would be. I search in hostelworld, it is one of the top ranked customers' budget hotel. But when I would like to book through Hostelworld, the private room was not available. I keep on searching how to contact the hotel by email, and finally I found their cute website www.rucksackinn.com They have two branches, the Rucksack Inn 2 is only three buildings away from the original Rucksack Inn. From the outside, it may look small, but once you get inside, you will feel homy especially in the common area where there is the reception, the kitchen where guest can have their breakfast, the four internet tables, and also the tv room.
The shared bathroom located in every floor, so it's ok eventhough we only get their twin room and has to share the bathroom. The bathroom is quiet big and very clean. But the room is too crampy. We got a bunk bed, and the room only enough for the bed and a little space where you can put your luggage. But the facility is ok, new aircon, lcd tv and also tv cable. So for me the twin room is ok especially for SGD 75/night. They also have dorms (of course), double room and triple room.
They manage to keep the hotel very clean all the time. They also provide shoes storage for every room, as guess is prohibited to have their shoes on entering the hostel. The staffs are very friendly and helpfull.
The best part of this hotel of course its location. It's only 5-10 minutes away from Clarke Quay station and also the Central mall, or if you prefer to take bus, than the bust stop just outside Central mall has so many buses passing by. Just like what we did, we took bus 33 to go to Ikea, Anchor Point, and also the same way to return to this hotel. While to go to Orchard we took bus 124 directly. Every place is so easy to reach, and this is the advantage of staying at Rucksack Inn.
I would recommend this hotel to anyone going to Singapore with spouse or friends. But for family going with children, the room is too small.
The picture will be uploaded in my travel blog: www.tesyas.blogspot.com. Enjoy:)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We have moved! Now bigger, better and posh! Finally! A backpackers’ hotel by backpackers! Rucksack is conceptualized by a group of backpackers who wanted something on top of the range and yet at very friendly rates! What can we say? Life is demanding and we want the comfort and we want it at a really affordable price, and I mean really affordable! We are newly renovated and touted as the 5 star luxury backpacker's hostel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rucksack Hotel Singapore
- Rucksack Inn @ Temple Street Singapore