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Rucksack Inn @ Lavender
Ranked #32 of 222 Specialty Lodging in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“It feels like home”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2014

Me and my friend stayed for 5 nights and right in the moment when we got it and were served a cold glass of water and treated so friendly we knew we did a great choice. It is very clean, the staff is super friendly and all areas are cozy and nice. You can use the Macs in the living room at any time, have coffee or tea anytime you want, watch movies in the TV, etc. Also, they provide shower gel and shampoo and hot water. To sum up, it may be a lil more expensive than the average hostel with backpack dorms but you'll immediately feel the difference.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

It's the best hostel I stayed in Singapore! The stuff is very friendly and helpful and the rooms are clean. Tea, coffee and bread are for free. You can also use the PC's and you have free WiFi access. I think it's the best hostel you can get for budget backpackers.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Orlando, Florida
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

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.

Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2014

We stayed here for 6 nights and the experience is highly recommended with affordable price and friendly staff. Clean environment and they had a newly built rooms for 8 persons where my family and friends stayed. Rucksack Inn Lavender is highly recommended! Thanks for the warm welcome. See you for our next trip to Singapore.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Meloy80
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2014

amazing place to stay in singapore. really helpfull staff, gave us all the infos we wanted, really friendly and fun. good location. close to the mrts and busstops. good wifi connection. free basic breakfast (allday). clean rooms. only downside werent enough toilets and showers for the people staying, (2 for the whole hostel)

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Physiotraveller88
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Singapore, Singapore
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18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2014

Staff here were so helpful and gave us great tips on things to do in Singapore. Location is perfect with near access to bus, mrt and some great food centres. The room was a little small with no windows but very clean.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Ditzylaurz
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Kalamaki, Greece
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29 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2014

Stayed here for 3 nights on a visa trip and must say it is one of the best hostels I have stayed in. It is so fresh and it kind of feels like you own living room. The staff is very friendly and helps you out with finding everything to visit on the maps and gives tips on where to eat. It is a great location on Lavender street and easy to walk to the metro and close by food courts.
Absolutely recommend to stay here while in Singapore, it is good price and such a relaxed atmosphere.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank GauteGuide
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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 222 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 160 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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