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Fisher BnB

A favourite

What we say: 4.5 stars

Fisher BnB is one of our overall favourite hostels in Singapore and if it fits within your budget, we’d suggest looking no further. Opened in mid 2013, Fisher BnB offers immaculate dorm accommodation in a two-floor building on the tongue-twisting Tyrwhitt Road in Lavender. It is within decent walking distance of both Singapore’s Little India and Bugis/Kampong Glam districts — not that you’ll need to walk that far for a good meal as some excellent places to eat lie far closer.

Meet Fisher BnB.

Meet Fisher BnB.

Lodgings at Fisher (the name refers to the original name of the street) come in mixed dorm and female-only dorm along with a family room that will comfortably sleep four in bunk-beds. All bunks are metal framed with comfortable spring mattresses and oversized double lockers (the biggest we saw) with room to fit a full sized backpack and a daypack. There’s included fast WiFi, plus each bunk has an individual reading light and universal socket. We stayed in the 18-bed mixed dorm and despite it being near full there was plenty of space for everyone and we had one of our best night’s sleep right here. The mixed dorm has access to a well-sized upstairs balcony, which makes for a refreshing change from being cooped up in a dorm room.

Typical bunk bed set-up.

Typical bunk bed set-up.

Bathrooms are shared and, as with the rest of the hostel, are spotless and offer more room than we’d come to expect in a Singapore hostel — the showers are positively spacious.

As far as common area is concerned, a compact downstairs area hosts a lounge, flatscreen TV and simple cooking facilities. A row of internet access terminals along the hallway isn’t the most comfortable spot to write the Communist Manifesto, but has plenty enough space to check email. These terminals back onto a noticeboard with typical tourist information useful for first-time visitors to Singapore, though we also found the staff to be very helpful with advice on activities and locations in the area too.

The downstairs common area is compact but functional.

The downstairs common area is compact but functional.

While we’re on the topic of staff, we actually accidentally stayed here. We were on the way to another nearby hostel, spied here and dropped in for a quick look. We found Lee at the front desk so friendly and chatty we decided to stay here instead of the place up the road. You’ll find exceptionally friendly and enthusiastic staff at Fisher BnB and while it is still extremely new, we reckon it has a very bright future ahead of it.

A dorm with a view.

A dorm with a view.

Location wise, you’re within a 10-minute-walk of Little India, and it’s 20 minutes to Kampong Glam. The hostel is roughly equidistant between Farrer Park and Lavender SMRT stations, each of which are about 15 minutes away on foot. While the excellent Lavender Food Square Centre has now closed, there is another hawker centre straight across the road. A few doors down the relatively new Druggists delivers on some excellent craft brew, while for coffee-seekers, the outstanding Chye Seng Huat Hardware Cafe is just 50 metres away around the corner.

If you don’t mind the short SMRT run into the centre of town and the eclectic setting, FisherBnB is an outstanding choice for a newish hostel in Singapore. Double thumbs up!

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127 Tyrwhitt Road Singapore  T: 6297 8258 
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What we were quoted

Type of room Low season High season Notes
Dorm air-con 28 S$ 28 S$ $30 for female only
Family room 128 S$ 128 S$

Added to Travelfish on: 24th March, 2014
Last visited or updated on: 26th June, 2015

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Stuart McDonald co-founded with Samantha Brown in 2004. He has lived in Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia, where he worked as an under-paid, under-skilled language teacher, an embassy staffer, a newspaper web-site developer, freelancing and various other stuff. His favourite read is The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton.
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