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24 Hours in Singapore (on a budget)

  • ginger1

    Joined Travelfish
    22nd December, 2010
    Posts: 6

    hi!

    my boyfriend and I will be arriving in Singapore in early January for 24 hours before catching a flight to Krabi. can anyone recommend a truly good hostel? because we have so little time and will wake up early we definitely want to stay somewhere that we will be able to get sleep, and location is important because we don't want to waste time getting back and forth from where we stay. any suggestions would be appreciated.

    cheers!

    #1 Posted: 26/12/2010 - 10:55

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  • goonistik

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    Hi!

    I haven't been in Singapore in ages. But it is pretty easy to get around using the MRT. The East-West MRT line is the most direct route to and from Changi Airport. Ideally to minimize transfers, the hostel would be located near a station on the East-West route.

    This place looks promising even though it does require you to make a transfer.

    https://www.checkersinn.com.sg/index.html

    You can check out tripadvisor for the reviews. The only disadvantage I see here is that it requires you to make a transfer at the Outram park station to get on the Northeast line and head towards the Little India station. Based on google maps, the hostel is about 400 meters away from the station.

    You can find a map of the MRT system here.
    http://www.sbstransit.com.sg/transport/trpt_nel_sysmap.htm

    #2 Posted: 27/12/2010 - 09:43

  • peter27

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    18th November, 2010
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    Youcan try Fernloft East Coast Hostel.It is located quite close to airport and at around 15minutes drive from the airport.Youcan also find good dining areas nearby.

    #3 Posted: 28/12/2010 - 18:56

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    While Fern Loft East Coast is nice, it isn't within walking distance of a MRT station.

    Instead, try Betel Box hostel - it's about halfway between the airport and downtown Singapore, a 10 minute walk from the MRT, one of the quieter hostels, and surrounded by great local places to eat.

    There's a travelfish review here: http://www.travelfish.org/accommodation_profile/singapore/central_region/central_area/east_singapore/all/4748

    #4 Posted: 10/11/2011 - 08:53

  • wanderlust4

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    4th September, 2011
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    try centrally located hostels like Five Stones Hostel, Beary Good Hostel or Rucksack Inn. you can walk to food, sights, attractions without spending extra travelling time. :)

    #5 Posted: 13/1/2012 - 03:56

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