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“Best hostel in town, no doubt about that!”
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Gap Year Hostel
Ranked #96 of 231 Specialty Lodging in Singapore
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12 reviews
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“Best hostel in town, no doubt about that!”
Reviewed February 5, 2013 via mobile

We initially planned on staying no more than 8 days in Singapore but since my passport got damaged, we had to stay almost 2 weeks. Dennis and Bee from Gap year hostel made our stay in Singapore fantastic. They are genuinely nice people with their heart in the right place. Apart from that the staff was so helpfull, handy maps were available and they pinpointed the "must sees/do's".
The drinks we could buy here were at really good prices and we got a free drink every night and sometimes they have some chocolates or delicacies to taste which I found awesome. Very safe place, you have your personal locker, handy reading light and socket. Showers were great (hot if u want), tea and coffee all day, basic breakfast and very clean sheets. Airco and fans in room. Nice atmosphere, les than 5min from subway. Awesome value for money (we stayed in the 6 bed mixed dorm), so recommended!

  • Stayed January 2013
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Tianjin, China
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed January 17, 2013

This is a very nice place... location is very nice and near mrt... the hostel is very clean and very new... there was individual reading lights and power plugs... the owner and the staff was very kind as well... highly recommended...

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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Malaysia
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81 reviews
24 hotel reviews
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

We stumbled upon this hostel while looking for other backpacker hostel actually. We have been lost for almost three hours, and with less energy left, we stopped there. Since it's much closer to Boon Keng MRT (if I'm not mistaken I forgot what station) so we decided to stay there. Thankfully, it was one of the wisest choice we've ever made ;D The price is quite cheap compared to other hostel.

Me and friends were staying at female dormitory and the bedroom is quite nice, clean, and have lots of socket, personal locker and personal reading lamp for your convenience. Don't forget to bring your own toiletries. They also provide light breakfast, computers, and drinks also sold there.

The greatest pleasure of staying at Gap Year is actually the hospitality. Mr Dennis is so helpful, and the other backpackers are friendly as well! It really help us to stay comfy. You can count on Mr Dennis a lot, trust me, he stayed outside, tried to help us getting cab on rainy day, and he even assisted me when I've to find my friend who lost her way lol ;p

I will definitely stay there when I visit Singapore again. Highly recommended based on my pleasant stay :) Till we meet again!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Gap_Year_Hostel, Owner at Gap Year Hostel, responded to this review, January 9, 2013
thank you for your kind words :)
hope to see you soon
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Bandar Seri Begawan, null, Brunei
1 review
Reviewed December 21, 2012

This is my first time staying in a backpackers hostel and it was really great! I feel welcomed the moment I stepped into the hostel. The owner couples are really friendly, helpful and very nice to talk with. The rooms are great, each bed has its own individual reading lamp and sockets which is very convenient. The hostel is located near the MRT(5 mins walk) which is easy for me to get around. I really enjoyed my stay here. I'd highly recommend this place to anyone.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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Gap_Year_Hostel, Owner at Gap Year Hostel, responded to this review, December 23, 2012
We are really glad that you enjoyed your stay and good luck for your future endeavours :)
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Malaysia
1 review
Reviewed December 8, 2012

If you are looking for a hostel in Singapore, Gap Year Hostel is definitely your 1st choice.
I travel every week for my work, and Gap Year is the best hostel i ever stayed.
The owner, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis, they are like friend. Friendly and warm.
The nearest MRT and bus stop around make your trip easier and comfortable.
The clean accommodation and the unique design of the hostel is also another "waooh" point. Ask Mr and Mrs. Deniss and you'll be surprise of their creativity.
I personally like the design of the room with individual reading lights.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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Gap_Year_Hostel, Owner at Gap Year Hostel, responded to this review, December 23, 2012
thank you for your kind words and hope to see you soon
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Surabaya, Jawa Timur, Indonesia
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Reviewed November 27, 2012

gap yard hostel is the best!!!
It's cozy and extra comfortable. it's location is very good to because there's a many place to shop around there. The pillow is good too :)
next time, i am definetely will come back.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Gap_Year_Hostel, Owner at Gap Year Hostel, responded to this review, November 29, 2012
thanks Marjasa, Ede, Zeno and Adhe ... all the best for your studies and see you soon.
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Level 1 Contributor
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Reviewed November 25, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here for five nights and really enjoyed this place.
The hostel just opened about a month ago, so everything is new and clean.
We sleept in a four bed dorm which was small and had no windows, but you can stay in the sofa area which is really nice.
The owner couple has an artistic flair and are really helpful in any question and nice to talk with! We also learned about the fantastic food around here ;)
There are just two showers including the toilet so in the morning you may have to wait.
Close to Little India and the metro station a good place to stay and explore Singapore.
Including breakfast (toast) and complementary tea and coffee.
I would definitely come back.

  • Stayed November 2012
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Gap_Year_Hostel, Owner at Gap Year Hostel, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
thanks Lea and Julia for your kind words :)

really glad that you both enjoy our communal area as a lot of thoughts and efforts are put into its design. we hope to engage our guest more there and make them feel at home.

see you soon .... in Singapore or Switzerland ...
cheers
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Property: 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 #96 of 231 Specialty Lodging in Singapore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Gap Year Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
NO air-con curfew, less than 5 min walk from subway, Nutella and snacks, clean, friendly staff, near to amenities and places of interest Inspired, designed and managed by backpackers, Gap Year backpacker hostel is a brand new design hostel located in a premium location. Renovated from a pre-war 2-storey shophouse with impressive floor to ceiling height, our 2800 sq feet hostel provides an unique and comfortable stay. ... more   less 
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