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Singgahsana Lodge
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“Stay here, great hostel”
Reviewed September 30, 2013

This place is a real gem. Clean, homely and extremely friendly. I'm sure it is not the cheapest hostel in kuching, and it shouldn't be, it is of a very high standard. It's still not expensive though, especially for a dorm room. There are quite a few rules here but it really seems to work to keep the place soooo nice. Great common areas for hanging out, great location for sightseeing, tour desk at the bottom if you need it, excellent happy helpful staff and finally an excellent rooftop bar with pool table. Great place to meet with other travellers if you want some company, or read a book and look at the view if you feel quiet. We stayed in a few places in kuching, wish we found this one first. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: All rooms are great, no elevator so if you're lazy ask for the first floor!
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed September 26, 2013

Avoid this place if you are heavily loaded. Because of a moving, we came there with a lot of bags that needed to be kept during our 1 night at the GH and that was very tricky as their baggage room was at the roof top bar! And the staffs told us that they could not help us as they do not have a bellboy.
Location is perfect and staff very friendly.

Room Tip: The best rooms seemed the one upstairs (lobby level). We stayed at the ones downstairs and, even tho...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Shah Alam, Malaysia
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Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

I went back to Kuching with my husband & I was 7 mths pregnant at that moment. We got a room which could accommodate 3 pax. A queen & a single at the top of the room. There was a leader where we could climb & sleep on the 3rd bed. It was so unique. Even though the breakfast was simple but it's enough to fill tummy. No need to worry as there were a lots of restaurants and shops around this building and they all walking distance only. For those who wants a Sarawakian ethnicity feel & environment, Singgahsana Lodge is the best place ever ♥♥

  • Stayed October 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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47 reviews
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

Good budget choice. Only room left was the Bridal suite.
Singgahsana Lodge - Back packers hotel. Great location just off the waterfront in Kuching and in sight of the Hilton and other major hotels, Good price. Good rooms – the bar on the roof had great views and good prices and was a great place to lounge around and get some emails done. But it didn’t open till 5

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

The location of this lodge is strategic and it is somewhere in the central of Kuching city. You can easily assess to nearby place. Their service is good with friendly staff that ready to serve. The room is comfortable and there are quick in responding to any broken we report for example the break down of air-cond. The breakfast is good but just not so enough for big potion human. The place for dining at top floor is good place to fellowship with other travellers and there is nice scene for viewing as it is just covered by roof. It is good choice for budget.

Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here after meeting someone in England who recommended it and because it was rated highly in Lonely Planet.
Did not disappoint, what a gem! So clean and so much attention to detail. Stayed in different rooms dorms and rooms and all were great. Breakfast simple but just what we needed.
The thing that makes this place is the bar upstairs, wonderful chill out for meeting people and sharing stories and obviously a cold beer. The other highlight is the people, they were amazing from the reception staff to the bar staff to the owners who really made our trip one to remember.
Would definitely visit Laurence downstairs in Bex for Village in the Cloud trip, hard trek but fabulous experience.
Can't speak highly enough about this little gem, will certainly be back there one day soon.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Austin, Texas
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209 reviews
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

First let me say that I did not stay here. And I'm kicking myself for that. We got a deal at the Sheraton (far out of town) so we stayed there. Next time I come to Kuching, I will most definitely stay at Singgahsana Lodge.

- Excellent location, and I mean EXCELLENT! The lodge is right across from the chinese temple, and right across the street from the waterfront. This place is walkable from everywhere in Kuching town.
- There is great security! The door on the street is locked from the outside. Just make sure you don't let anyone slip in as you exit.
- The staff is very laid back and helpful, with lots of information about things to do in Kuching.
- The entire hostel is quite clean! Everyone removes their shoes before entering the lobby.
- There is a large bar / lounge on the top floor. It's covered (has a roof) but is not air conditioned. It was pretty hot up there! But the drinks were cold and there were plenty of places to sit, and a pool table. The picture in my post is of this roof bar, and you can see what an interesting room it is! There is so much to look at, things that traveler's have contributed. It's a very worldly place.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Singgahsana Lodge

Property: Singgahsana Lodge
Address: 1 Leboh Temple | 1 Temple Street, Kuching 93000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Sarawak > Kuching
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 77 Specialty Lodging in Kuching
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Singgahsana Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Singgahsana Lodge is a concept guesthouse by travelers for travelers. Guests wake up each day knowing that they are in exotic Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo in rooms tastefully fitted out with local arts and crafts collected from the 30 or more ethnic tribes of Sarawak. Travel information abounds and the generous common areas are most conducive to sharing travel tales and information with others. Singgahsana has become the haven for travelers to Kuching and is highly recommended in all guide books. ... more   less 
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Singgahsana Lodge Kuching, Sarawak

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