Archive for the 'Accommodation' Category

Feb 07 2014

Security and hostel dorms in Singapore

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Protecting your wet towel with a reanimated dinosaur may be a little excessive.Protecting your wet towel with a reanimated dinosaur may be a little excessive.

I’m a bit over half way through my couple of weeks of Singapore hostel testing and it’s all run pretty smoothly — some places have been great, others considerably less so. For someone who hadn’t stayed in a dorm for a few years, it has been interesting seeing just how dorms in Southeast Asia have … read the full post

Feb 04 2014

Test driving Singapore’s hostels: Part 1

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Fancy pants pod.

On the back of our successful Bangkok’s best hostels ebook we’re one week into our road testing of Singapore’s hostels. While we’ve still got a way to go, some things appear clear: If you’re planning on opening a hostel in Singapore, it better be damn good, because there are a lot of them. Drawing up … read the full post

Jun 14 2013

Review: Seacare Hotel, Singapore

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A standard room in the Seacare hotel.

From the outside, Singapore’s relatively new Seacare Hotel looks like a cross between an office building and a condominium. Don’t be put off though, as it’s got a great location between Clarke Quay and Chinatown, and well-furnished rooms that go for under S$200 if you book online. Open since September 2012, the 103-room hotel was designed by … read the full post

May 30 2013

Review: Backpackers’ Inn Chinatown, Singapore

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Feel free to stay awhile.

If cheap and central are your main requirements for a hostel in Singapore, the Backpackers’ Inn Chinatown should be on your shortlist. With online booking rates starting from S$20/night in the large dorm, this is as big of a bargain you’re going to find in Singapore. The Backpackers’ Inn has been around for a while … read the full post

May 24 2013

Long-term places to stay in Singapore: part 2

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Live like a Singaporean in a high-rise HDB flat.

Considering the price of places to stay in Singapore, if you’re staying awhile it’s worth looking for a long-term option. We’ve already  covered guesthouses and hotels that offer monthly rates or discounts for long-term guests. Now we’ll look at serviced apartments, flat shares and room rentals. For those seeking all the comforts of home, Singapore has … read the full post

May 17 2013

Review: Albert Court Village Hotel, Singapore

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A step up from Little India's hostels and budget hotels.

Singapore’s Little India is a favourite haunt of backpackers and budget travellers when visiting this expensive city, but it’s also home to some excellent midrange options. If your budget is S$200-300 per night, consider the Albert Court Village Hotel which offers a touch of colonial charm amid the chaos and curry. The Albert Court Village … read the full post

Apr 25 2013

Long-term places to stay in Singapore: part 1

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Could you call a dorm bed home for a month?

Given the high price of hotels in Singapore, it’s worth looking for a discounted rate if you’re planning to stay long-term. Here are some options to cover every budget from backpacker to banker. If you contact them directly, many hotels and guesthouses will offer discounts for long-term stays. For example, Betel Box Hostel offers a … read the full post

Apr 04 2013

Review: 5footway.inn Project, Bugis

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Make yourself at home in the cosy lounge.

Named for the covered passageways along Singapore’s traditional shophouses, 5footway.inn offers contemporary budget accommodation in restored heritage buildings. Since opening in 2011 they’ve expanded to four locations in traveller hotspots like Chinatown and Boat Quay. Here’s a peek at the Bugis branch. 5footway.inn Project Bugis is set in a sprawling white shophouse on Aliwal Street … read the full post

Mar 07 2013

The best hostels in Singapore’s Little India

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Little India has become Singapore's backpacker hub

There are countless reasons – great food, cheap prices, a central location – that Little India has become Singapore’s backpacker hub. If you’re planning to stay here too, these are our picks for the best hostels in this colourful neighbourhood. Our all-around top pick is the boutique Bunc@Radius Hostel. This is one of the newest … read the full post

Jan 31 2013

Review: Bunc@Radius Hostel, Singapore

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Bunc's kitchen

Singapore’s Little India district is filled with hostels, but Bunc@Radius is a class above the rest with its chic style, fun outings and cool communal spaces. Read on to learn why it’s one of our top Singapore recommendations for flashpackers. Opened in 2012, Bunc@Radius is one of the newest hostels in Little India as well … read the full post

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