Style in the countryside
With its urban-chic design and snazzy light-blue, grey and orange colour scheme, Glur Hostel wouldn't be out of place in the heart of Singapore.
Eight and four person dorm rooms both come with comfy mattresses in bunk nooks, each with privacy curtain, reading lamp, electrical outlet, storage space, locker and towel. Spacious and modern polished concrete shared bathrooms have more than enough sinks and hot-water showers for everyone. Great for a traveller duo, a bright and spotless private room is set up with a bunk bed to go with the TV, desk and giant bathroom with basin sink and partitioned shower. A cheaper private room is basically the same but relies on the shared bathrooms. All rooms are air-con, with modern appliances and free WiFi. Along with a few hangout terraces, the hostel has a kitchen where guests can help themselves to complimentary coffee, tea, drinking water and fresh fruit. Located on the side road to Phu Petra and Cliff View resorts, Glur is set amid quiet countryside. Despite the roughly 20-minute walk to the beach, this is a good option for travellers who aren’t up for the party experience at other hostels. High season rates are a bit pricey for a dorm bed, but other than that it’s hard to fault the Glur.
By David Luekens
Last updated on 3rd February, 2016.