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, but it was great. Each bed comes with its own lamp and electric plug. The beds all have a basket attached to them so you can store your phone, etc. overnight. This is great for people on the top bunk. The rooms all felt very clean, too. The locker was big enough to hold both of my bags.
There were only 2 toilets and 2 showers, but I never really found myself waiting for those.
My only complaint is the laundry. It cost SGD10 per load, which I think is way too expensive. It was nice to leave and come back to clean, dry and folded laundry, though.
Overall, a great place to stay with knowledgeable staff and guests within walking distance of Little India.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Rucksack Inn (Lavender) Singapore