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Rucksack Inn @ Lavender
Ranked #32 of 223 Specialty Lodging in Singapore
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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14 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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“great hostel, clean and well designed”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2013

great staff
comfy lounge
own locker
comfy beds and dorms
great air con
good location
very clean
treated water
free tea coffee and toast
quiet maybe too quiet for some
showers a bit small no where to put your stuff

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2013

It was so homely feeling while staying at Rucksack@Lavender Street.I enjoyed the stay.I thank all the staff specially Sam and May for the support.U guys are awesome!I believe in Singapore Rucksack should be the Number one amongst the other Hostels.Will visit Singapore again ----Will stay only at Rucksack Inn.Keep rocking!Thanks a lot Supper Sam and May!
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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Ho Chi Minh City, null, Vietnam
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2013

Choose Rucksack Inn @ Lavender after reviewing many hostels, and the reason was it is the nearest location to Changi Airport. Book the bed via email quite late (a night before arriving SG) but May amazed my with her quick response for the price and other useful information.

Stayed here for 4 nights, was quite impressive with the environment. Room/bathroom/toilet is cleaned, hair dryer and iron are available. free toasted bread offered for a whole day so you can eat at anytime.

Definitely will stay here for the next Singapore trip!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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Taipei, Taiwan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

Although the private double room is small, the space is enough for two people to sleeping in it. :P We arrived the hotel in night and the staff was still very friendly and introduce all the facilities to us. All the facilities are very clean and maintained very well. I like the smell in the lobby very much. However, the hostel may consider to use an easier door lock for toilets and shower so people won't make much noise when lock doors in the morning.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Petaling Jaya, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2013

Was traveling alone for the first time and not really sure which hostel to stay at (tho I had listed out a few choices) Went about looking but somehow my gut feeling told me I wanted Rucksack Inn @ Lavender St. Finally ended up there after getting lost quite a few times (in the spirit of adventure, didn't have a map)

It was the right choice after all. Everyone was super friendly, I felt so comfortable lounging on the red sofa watching movies & eating unlimited toasted bread with butter & jam. Clean dorms & shower. Best part, they even have iMacs that provide free internet! Staying there made my first solo trip so fun & memorable. Went back to SG a few weeks later with friends & insisted on staying there again! ;)

Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2013

I stay at here for 3days 2nights is feel good because all staff is friendly. Well, good local so easy for travel (Connect with MRT). This area can find food all day and all night so have many style as local food, chinese food, Thai Food etc. and so cheap more than another area. Thank you so much for your appreciate.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Luzon, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2013

I stayed at RuckSack Inn for a year together with my new found friends and to tell you the truth, there is nothing like this hostel that offers warmth, comfort and convenience for short and long staying guests. Their receptionists are very friendly and yet maintain professionalism in manning the hostel-a very rare trait for most hostel receptionists. Jacqui, you did a good job in running this part of the hostel. Me and my friends still stay at the Rucksack Inn not only because its closer to where we work but because the hospitality provided is equal to a 5 star hotel. For travelers who want value for their money, Rucksack Inn is truly the perfect place to stay at. Its close to Mustafa Center, City Square Mall, MRTs, bus stations and food courts. You have to admire the setting of the hostel as they designed it as comfortable as your homes. Nice beds, clean bathrooms and a small built-in kitchen so guests can enjoy their food as they watch their favourite shows on TV. Oh and their breakfast is free as well. To Ed, May, Serene, Eileen, Sam, Shuihui, Nicole and the ultimate Shafster(wherever you are), thank you for always making my stay as enjoyable as it is.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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Property: Rucksack Inn @ Lavender
Address: 280 Lavender Street, Singapore 338800, Singapore
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Location: Singapore > Singapore
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #32 of 223 Specialty Lodging in Singapore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Rucksack Inn @ Lavender 2*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Guests will find all of the finest amenities in this Singapore's most awarded hostel. We have expanded to accommodate 150 pax, BIGGER and BETTER! 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. There is also an alfresco rooftop for you to hang out at, for breakfast, to chill and to exchange travel stories with other travellers. 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, Gardens by the Bay and many others. You can get more information when you check in at the reception. ... more   less 
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