We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Nothing special here” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Gap Year Hostel

Save Saved
You added Gap Year Hostel to your Saves list
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
Gap Year Hostel
322 Lavender Street, Singapore 338821, Singapore   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #66 of 182 Specialty lodging in Singapore
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Nothing special here”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

I stayed in a 4 bed dorm, it was tiny. Not enough space to have your backpack on the floor and step out of bed safely..
Shower and toilet in same room.
Very basic breakfast. Have to do your own dishes.
Towels are not provided so make sure to pack your own!

Positives:
Good wifi connection available in
rooms.
Had reliable and working air con and fan in my room.
Had a safe for each person.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

32 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    14
    10
    6
    2
    0
See reviews for
Families
0
2
9
1
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (4)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

We spent 5 nights in Gap Year Hostel and had a really good experience. The rooms are pretty basic but spotlessly clean with AC and huge lockers. The staff were very helpful and friendly, offering really good advice on places to eat and visit. They were very accomodating for any requests we had.

The free breakfast was basic (toast, peanut butter, jam, Nutella) but free food is free food, and goes down very well in Singapore, which is more expensive than other spots in SE Asia.

The free wifi and free computers were very quick, which was a bonus.

The location wasn't very central (cant imagine many hostels in Singapore are) but it's only a 5 min walk to the nearest MRT station, which is very cheap and efficient.

All in all, we would definitely recommend Gap Year Hostel!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Stayed at Gap Year Hostel for 4 nights and had a great time. Dennis, his wife and his staff are very kind and helpfull. I stayed in the female dorm and it was specious and clean. Dennis took the time to tell me all about the hotspots in Singapore and the do's and don'ts. The hawkers near by is great and has a 7eleven next to it. Coffee and tea are provided all day, at 9 p.m. you will get a drink and if you're lucky you will get cookies :)
Because the shower is in the same room as the toilet I recommend you bring flipflops to shower.
Would stay here again!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Gap_Year_Hostel, Owner at Gap Year Hostel, responded to this review, May 10, 2013
thanks for your kind words and hope to see you soon :)
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013 via mobile

Only stayed the one night staff were very helpful and social. Rooms were very clean . Get a free beer at night and hostel owners gave me some treats last night for the trip to the airport this morning . If I came back to Singapore I would stay there for sure

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Quezon City, Philippines
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

(As per my experience) This hostel is more than excellent!!! All the staff / attendants were great & friendly! Wi-Fi Connection is fast. The ambience is homey and the location's near almost everywhere. There is ATM near the area, walking distance to MRT & Bus Stations, 24-hour foodcourt & 7-11 / Cheers Convenience Store. Complimentary breakfast is served. Unlimited coffee & tea whenever you want. You can mingle with everyone, not just with guests, but with their staff as well. If you're lucky, you might also get free treats like drinks / snacks courtesy of the hostel owners / staff. They also have electrical sockets on each bed, together with your own lampshade which is really convenient for everyone. BTW, They also offer laundry services at a very reasonable price.

Room Tip: It depends on how many of you who will travel on your trip. Some of the guests are solo backpackers...
See more room tips
  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Melaka, Malaysia
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

I almost stayed in Chinatown cause of the location and buzz and all, but I'm so glad I took the chance when I read Gap Year has fiber optics Internet and backup WIFI. Uploading 50 photos on Facebook just took 2 minutes, it was that fast. I did a quick random measure and it was 10-20Mbps (both upload and download), very low ping too. Yes, Dennis and Bee are really nice people, the kind of people you want as hostel owners! She saved my life when she sent me to the bus station at the last minute, was totally my fault though, my timing was off. Thank you!!! So kind. I'll never forget it. I really liked the bed and pillow; they felt high quality, but it was cold at night cause the air conditioner was somewhat powerful (solved by adjusting ourselves, like the remote control's in the room for us) and the blankets had tiny perforations in them. Gap Year's created by real travelers themselves (Dennis and Bee) and I highly recommend you stay here despite the location. But it's the same anyway considering you have to take the MRT n bus whenever you wanna go to popular Singapore attractions.

Room Tip: Although the hostel's in Lavender (street), it's so much nearer to walk to Boon Keng MRT [5...
See more room tips
  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Let's get real, this place is not so amazing, it just passes as a basic hostel. Good points: the staff are friendly and helpful, the ceiling fan in our room was perfect, there is free wifi. Points to be noted or improved: there are only two showers (combined with toilets), there is one separate bathroom type sink - which was quite blocked when we were there, hopefully by now they have cleared it out! The breakfast is more or less just toast and coffee.
The place is not so close to anything, although the metro is only a 10 min walk. We stayed in a private room with no windows that was perfect for jetlag sleep into the middle of the day!... although the sheet seemed not to have been changed.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Gap_Year_Hostel, Owner at Gap Year Hostel, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
thank you for your feedback.

we only provide simple breakfast (which was already stated on our website and our online booking partners).

also, we make sure newly checked in guest get new sheets
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Been to Gap Year Hostel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Gap Year Hostel

Address: 322 Lavender Street, Singapore 338821, Singapore
Location: Singapore > Singapore
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #66 of 182 Specialty lodging in Singapore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Inspired, designed and managed by backpackers, Gap Year backpacker hostel is a brand new design hostel located in a premium location. Newly renovated from a pre-war 2-storey shophouse with impressive floor to ceiling height, our 2800 sq feet hostel will open in October 12 and is the newest and hottest hostel in town. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Agoda, HostelWorld, HostelBookers, Booking.com and BookingOdigeoWL so you can book your Gap Year Hostel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Gap Year Hostel Singapore

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Gap Year Hostel, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.