The place is clean, the best thing that attracted me to the place is its location, its just acros the street facing the bugis mrt. its in the heart of bugis and the location is surrounded by lots of food stalls, malls , hospital and the bus going to indonesia is just a walk away the best thing that caught my eye is the back part of the place. when i went to the exit my eyes feasted on the pastel colored rows of stairs used for fire exit!!!
Cheap Stay Near to MRT!
This hostel is a shoplot on the 3rd floor . During check in, they will give you a clean bedsheet and blanket. Laundry machine is provided, while shower and toilet are shared. Air-conditions will only be switched on at 9 pm till 7 am in the morning. Towel and locker service must be paid for..
Here, there are all-ladies dorm, mixed and also private room for sharing. I stayed in ladies dorm which have 3 double deckers , meaning 6 beds altogether. the keyword here is location,location,location, mantra. it's only 2 mins to the Bugis MRT stn. The foodcourt is down there, (besides 3 fast food outlet in the same building), the hawker stall is nearby, and the Bugis street flea market too.
Plus, if you want accessibility and just a place to bunk in after a long day venturing the unfamiliar and unchartered places ;), this is the place!
You could walk to Raffles Hotel, Litte India, Arab Street from here. But, make sure you know the way. Otherwise, just take MRT.
What of Singapore, eh?
" I'm a resident, I'm obviously biased."
Now, if you will, focus beyond the the lack of chewing gum, the caning, the death penalty, the expensive alcohol, the concrete, the small land area and so forth, and you might actually see the prism of life in Singapore.
Good ol' Singers (as someone I know calls it) is just one of the many funny places you can find in this funny world. We've got some really entertaining phases, like the Hello Kitty crush and the Condo queues and the never-ending obssesion with being Number 1. We're all tall buildings and neatly planted foilage (I s'pose that explains "Garden City"). Okay, not ALL tall buildings - there're some really funnily-shaped ones like the flies' eyes Esplanade and a Merlion-shaped tower.
"Backpacking – Places to stay"
A list of hostels and budget hotels priced between S$17 and S$25 for a dorm bed (some with breakfast included).
A Travellers Rest-Stop – Smallish hostel located in Chinatown. Dorms and private single/twin rooms.
Backpacker Cozy Corner Guesthouse – 10 minutes’ walk to the main shopping strip (Orchard Road). Free internet access.
Betel Box Hostel – A hostel in 2 conserved traditional shophouse units, located in the East. Provides free internet access, free tours and activities.
Bugis Backpackers – Located in the heart of Bugis Village, where the bazaar is located.
Bunkz N Bedz – Provides free internet access, BBQ facilities on the rooftop garden, local tours. In very close proximity to a wide range of local food.
Fern Loft – Located in the East, 10 minutes from the airport. 15 minutes’ walk from the beach. Provides free internet access and bicycle rental. The hostel is above an in-house pub.
firstname.lastname@example.org – Budget hotel on the fringe of the shopping strip with an in-house café and rooftop standing shower pool. Free internet access.
Hostel One66 – A hostel in the heartlands! Definitely different!
New 7th Storey Hotel – Budget hotel offering private rooms as well as 4-person dorms.
Sleepy Sam’s – Private rooms and dorm rooms available. Free internet access, outdoor BBQ, kitchen/cooking facilities, free local calls.
Summer Tavern –Large hostel (90 beds), dorms only (with the exception of 1 private room). Guests have access to gym and spa facilities next door.
The InnCrowd – Largish hostel located in Little India. Has 2 “branches”. Free internet access, kitchen/cooking facilities, free walking tours.
The Hive Backpacker’s – Free internet access, free local calls, kitchen/cooking facilities.
Plz provide me abt best n budget accommodation in singapore n wat is the weather like in the month of April and May
Re: Singapore Info
Weather: Hot (~33C) & humid (>90%) with possibilities of afternoon showers.
For budget lodgings - not sure what you are looking for. For hostels and budget hotels (<S$120 a night), check out Bugis Backpackers, The New 7th Storey Hotel, Sleepy Sam & South East Asia Hotel - all 4 are in the city and easy for you to base yourself from.
I have reviews on the NSS and the SEA on my VT SGP page should you care to take a look.
Re: Singapore Info
Singapore is humid all year round so remember to wear clothings made from "breathable" materials such as cotton. But April is typically "rainy" and May, "more dry".
The best budget accommodations depends on your actual budget and what you are looking for. Different people have different definition of what's a budget hotel, and while some look for the best possible location, others look out for the committee of people.
In my opinion, the best backpackers accomodation (which also include private rooms, with the option of ensuite bathroom for NSS) are:
1. The New 7th Storey Hotel
Great location at Bugis and very near the MRT Station. Tons of eateries and great shopping nearby.
2. Bugis Backpackers
Great location at Bugis and very near Bugis MRT Station. I do prefer NSS over this though because of the better service at NSS and that you do need to climb a long flight of stairs to reach Bugis Backpackers.
3. The InnCrowd Backpackers
Good location near Little India and is extremely popular with backpackers from around the world. Great place to go to if you want to make lots of new friends.
4. Sleepy Sam's
Good location near Arab Street, it is somewhat near Bugis MRT Station. It boast of a very interesting and relaxing surrounding due to its location within an ethnic enclave. Very interesting shopping nearby and is a good friend to make friends as well.
5. Summer Tavern
Sandwich between Clarke Quay and Boat Quay, there is no better place for the crowd who's most into pubbing and clubbing.
6. Hangout @ Mt. Emily
The most upmarket among here, it also has the best facilities and an interesting location at the top of a hill (that means lots of daily exercise....). Very chic and hip, but has an upmarket eatery (Wild Rockets) that is totally not in line with the more "budget" nature of the place.
Just my 2 cents.... :-)