Dormitory style. 4 or 6 to a room. I was given 4 to a room. The room was so small you have hardly any room to turn. It comes in bunker style - 2 double deckers. On each floor there is only ONE toilet and THREE showers to service about 40 people. Can you imagine a situation when you have a bad stomach.
You have to walk up to 5th floor every morning for your two pieces of toast with butter and jam, a spoonful or two of baked beans, a hard boiled egg and coffee/tea. And may you be blessed if you are occupying a room on the higher floors as there is no lift, no one to help with your luggage.
Rate is S$33 per person per night. Two doors away is a hotel which charges S$118 per night. So if you are with a friend it is wiser to stay in this hotel (nothing to shout about but it's better than this backpackers outfit). It will work out to S$59 per person in the hotel vs S$33 at this hostel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mercury Backpackers' Hostel is the largest backpackers' hostel in the vicinity of Lavender Street, Singapore. The hostel is new, comprising 4 1/2 storey building painted Orange, symbolizing "Bright & Lively". The hostel can accommodate 90 patrons, its entire premise are fitted with security cameras and is fire safety certified. The hostel stuff are in a brand new condition and rooms can accommodate 3 to 6 persons. The rooms are designed with different themes. Special rooms are created for Families and Female patrons. All bedding set used is equivalent to the standard of 4-5 stars hotels. Wooden bed frames were introduced to reduce noise. Patrons are issued with individual cupboards for safe-keeping of their belongings. Cupboards come with a special Magnetic Key Tag scan lock. Reading light, shelves and charging sockets are also provided. There are plenty of shared showers & toilets on every level as well as hot/cold water. Washing basins have Hair-blower devices. Coin-operated washing machine is also found within the vicinity. Vending machines for Cold drinks are sited at the reception area. We provide Warm & Hot water and free used of our microwave oven. The hostel reception is operated 24 Hours. Our friendly staff can help with your Questions & Queries. There is phone-intercom service to reception on every level. The premises have 'WIFI' and unlimited FREE internet access available, extra computers were also catered. Bonding area was introduced for interaction on all levels. The most attractive feature of the hostel is the 6 person's Relaxation Jacuzzi Pool on designed roof-top garden, Sun-Tanning beds and BBQ equipment are also available. We may have the best accommodation, security system and facilities provided but it is most important for us is to provide the best service to ensure you have the best, cosy, clean and comfortable stay with us during your visit. Mercury Backpackers' Hostel Rooms Details: Per Bed Space, Mixed Dorm/ Female Dorm - Shared Bathroom (Shared Double Bunk Bed, in 4 or 6 Bedded Room) Entire Room - Triangle Room, Mixed - Shared Bathroom (Room for 3 people - 1 double bunk bed & 1 single bed) - Family Room, Shared Bathroom (Room for max. 2 Adults & 2 Children's - 1 Queen Size & 1 Single Bed) ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mercury Backpackers' Hostel Singapore