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Rucksack Inn @ Lavender
Ranked #29 of 227 Specialty Lodging in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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62 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Ideal Hostel”
Reviewed August 21, 2013

What a nice hostel! We decided to take the private room (for once) instead of the dorm, and there were no regrets.

The hostel was easy to find, because very specific directions were given on the website, and upon booking as well. I'll have to say it was a bit far (10+ mins walk?) from the nearest MRT station, but there was a bus stop less than 2 mins away. Staff was helpful in letting me check-in earlier than 2pm 'cos the room was ready, and even helped me out by checking the bus routes online.

Shoes needed to be off at all times, but that contributes to the homely atmosphere. The common area was cosy, and most importantly, neat. There was a staff at the counter 24 hours (I know cos I got up to get some water from the kitchen middle of the night), so security wasn't an issue.

The private room was very small - Imagine the room being able to fit a queen size bed, and some walking space of 50cm X 200cm (I think). Some challenges in maneuvering around the room, but we were fine with that.

Bathrooms & toilets were separate, so that was perfect. And they were clean!

All in all, the only thing preventing me from giving this a 5 star rating was the size of the room. Other than that, you're almost there. :)

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 13, 2013

I lived here for 5 days. I came to Singerpore for the first time. So I was uneasy. But I had a very good time because the staff @ Rucksack Inn Lavender was very kind. If I come to Singapore again,I am sure to stay at Rucksack Inn Lavender.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 10, 2013

I lived here for 4 nights while searching for an apartment in singapore. The staff @ Rucksack Inn Lavender are extremely helpful and polite. Though the place is quite small, it is extremely clean and i felt very comfortable staying here. I've heard from fellow travelers that cleanliness wasn't easy to find at SGP hostels - but i assure you, you will find it here.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed August 9, 2013

We've been living in the hostel for 7 days and liked it very much - you can really say "living", because it felt like home. The staff is very welcoming and in the evenings, you sit in the lobby of the hostel as if it was your living room. Big recommendation!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 7, 2013

That is the first time I came to Singapore and stayed in this place. I was helped by friendly staff, she gave me every information I need. More over, there were suitable facilities which guests need such as modern computers, kitchen with micowave and refrigerator. I thought I still stay here If I come to Singapore next time.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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Reviewed July 25, 2013

This is our first time to try a dormitory type accomodation eventhough only 1 night we stayed. We feel like at home in Rucksack & overall Rucksack inn very good hostel that you must try, near MRT/Transportation (Boon Keng MRT), clean, has a DVD Movies, free breakfast, and also the staff are very nice & polite. So, this is the one of the best experiences we ever had in Singapore. Happy Rucksackinn :)

Ronald & Nicolay
Indonesia

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

This is my first time to try a dormitory type accomodation and I fear at first that it may not worth it and may not be safe, but I was wrong. Rucksack introduced to me a cheap and convenient way of traveling from clean and cozy accommodation to amenities you wont even get with a budget room hotel. Your laundries taken care of as you go for a reasonable price, the staff who were accomodating specially Elina, and she was very helpful in suggesting a good place to visit and to eat, and the best part is they sell tickets to most attractions at a cheaper price than purchasing them online or from the attraction itself. Overall rucksack does not just save you money, but also give you the best backpacking experience than a regular budget room hostel. And staying in rucksack is one of the best experiences I had in Singapore. I wish other countries have rucksack too, and I would definitely stay there. Keep rucksackinn :)

Daniel Tan

  • Stayed July 2013
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1 Thank danielcarlostan
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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 #29 of 227 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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