The InnCrowd Hostel
My stay in the INN CROWD was great. As a solo and first time traveller they were friendly enough to helo me with my map and also the room where I slept in was comfortable with the other backpackers, it was not noisy.
Unique Quality: The location is great, restaturants around the area, there's a 7/11 store beside the hostel, internet access in the lobby and you can play wii and watch tv.
A friend from overseas stayed here for almost a week. It's only $15 per day. The staff here are friendly and helpful. There's a kitchenette for you to do your own simple cooking if you like. There's also internet facilities and a tv lounge where you can join the rest to watch tv at level 1.
Unique Quality: Very relax and secure environment and the staff here knows you by name. You'll be given a security code to enter the permises.
Directions: Situated right next the Abdul Gafoor mosque.
Singapore on a Budget
For the backpacking crowd, this place rocks.So many nationalities, upbeat owners who also give free tours to Singapore's more cultural sights.It's amazingly clean and at night, you can actually have silence that's not very easy to find in most backpackers' hostels.
I love their:
1. 30minute a day free internet access
2. great common room with lots of books
3. fast beer service (hehe)
I don't like their rule on not wearing footwear in the rooms or anywhere upstairs.It keeps the place extremely clean but obsessive-compulsive me goes crazy goin barefoot:)
Unique Quality: The website is well-maintained and updated.You get all kinds of information from there.
For the techie/gadget traveller, the hostel is in a great location.Walking distance to Sim Lim!!
Seems Like The Best Budget Hostel
The Inncrowd Backpacker Hostel is one of the places to stay not just because of the price but also the friendly atmosphere around the place. We stumble across this place when visiting our friends from overseas. It has all the amenities nearby such as eateries and shopping centre.
Unique Quality: Friendly atmosphere and nearby to all the amenities
Directions: The InnCrowd Backpackers' Hostel Singapore
73 Dunlop Street
Clean and airconditioned hostel
A funny hostel I have to stay. It's clean though and the main dorm room is airconditioned and has a nice wooden floor. There are quite a few bunkbed in the rooms, but the room is divided with a couple of thin walls.
Two funny things:
* The matresses are plstified, which means that every time you move you make a loud noise.
* There is a list of rules in the kitchen, written in a very childish way. One example: You can have one egg, but you are not allowed to break the egg by smashing it against the side of the frying pan, but you have to use a knife. Don't use the same knife you used to break the egg with in the butter.
Anyway it really cracked me up.
Downstairs in the common are there are some comfy sofa's, an internetcafé and a bar. The place is well maintained and the people I met here are very nice, though the staff is a bit peculiar. I mean who made the kitchen rules? I would however definitely recommend this place. And I would stay here again too!
I too the freedom of borrowing the pictures from the Inn Crowd's site. Take a look at their site for some more pics.
Directions: Get off the metro at Little India MRT
CHEAPEST BEER IN TOWN
They say its the cheapest beer in town. It was a very pleasant stay and i got to meet fellow travellers. Near the Bugis and Little India MRT.Very clean,free breakfast (cook your own) of eggs, toast,jam,coffee and tea.The staff were very friendly and very helpful. They have buffet barbecue once a week at very reasonable prices.
Quiet...most of the time
This is the very first Inncrowd, before they moved a couple hundred feet to their new location. Now it serves as an overflow when the Inncrowd version 2 is full.
Unique Quality: Because this location is not so regurlarly visited by the staff, the atmosphere is somewaht more relaxed and besides, you can access the Internet much longer too. Slightly less comfy then the new building, but also quieter, since there's less people here.
The hostel you will WANT to come back to!
I stayed at the InnCrowdHostel in Dunlop St., at the outskirts of Little Inda, a mere 10 mins from the Little India MRT station. S$18 per night for a clean bunk bed, air-conditioned, breakfast included, Internet access, a self-catered kitchen (if you insist on being ridculous and not eating out in Singapore), clean showers and plenty of hot water, and the most helpful staff you can imagine, it was a bargain. I found it on the Internet months before, and decided to book. I never regretted it for the 2 nights I spent there, and if I ever go to Singapore again (I will!), this is where I would want to stay.
Mind you, this is Little India, and at night the streets are teeming with people, cars honking, food stalls and market stalls all over, and it really feels like Calcutta or anywhere else in India. It's an amazing place to stay at. Remember to check out Aussie Mal's Pub, a few houses to the left when you exit. The Indian street restaurant a few houses down from there will actually deliver your food to Mal's. Ask Mal (Malcolm), and he will guide you to it.
Unique Quality: Friendly ambience, very helpful staff, they even try to organise trips and outings. I was busy with my stuff one of the days I was there and when I got back at night I realised that I could have joined some folks for a night safari tour to the zoo. I would have loved that!
Directions: 10 mins from Little India MRT, 20 mins from Bugis MRT (if you're coming from the airport)
Feel like visit your friend's home
I found Inncrowd from the internet serch and recommend by some Tips here and do reservation by internet .
There is located in convention area -the Little india not far from MRT.I was apprecited with thier hospitality and friendly from Hou and Michalle who run that place.
Unique Quality: Clean room and free internet
Directions: Take MRT from the airport and take off at Bugis station then walk about 10 mins pass The Sim lim Plaza to Little india and you will see orange-blue buliding on Dunlop Street
Backpackers' Hostel Singapore
A warm, comfy and cool home for me.
S$ 18 per bed/ night.
Ping and Hai are very kind and fun, you can check their website for more pictures to see the life in inncrowd, it has also won The Singapore Tourism Awards (this is a first for the hostelling scene in Singapore).
Unique Quality: A cute ketty called " Chris", very naughty and like to bite you when you play with her, but we all like her very much.
Directions: 73 Dunlop Street, Singapore 209401 Tel (65) 6296 9169
The Best Designed Hostel
The first thing you've to do after the entrance is to TAKE OFF YOUR SHOES. Yup, everyone walks around in his bare feet even to the washroom. Don't worry, the floor is quite clean. You'll be amazed by the amount of shoes/sandals lying in front of you next to the staircase!!! No doubt how popular this hostel is!!!
I stayed in the largest dorm room on the 2nd floor. The room walls and doors are made of glass --> you can see what's happening inside when you're walking on the staircase. It's surprising!!! There's a balcony in my dorm, where there are 2 shower ROOFLESS shower rooms, you can look up the sky when enjoying your shower. What an experience!!!
There are 2 or 3 (not sure) other dorm rooms on the 1st floor, which are next to the common washrooms/showerooms, should be less interesting and more noisy than that on the 2nd floor.
Many backpackers like staying here because of its nice decor and cosy environment. It's advisable to RESERVE your bed in advance!!!
Price: 18S$ per night, check out at 11:00.
Unique Quality: - air-conditioned
- trendy design, both exterior and interior
- clean, everywhere
- fast internet access, 15min free for each night of stay
- comfortable sofa in the common area
- lots of Lonely Planets for you to read
- daily suggestion of what to do TOGETHER at night (Safari/pub...etc)
- a nice open kitchen for cooking (you'll get 2 raw eggs, 2 slices of bread and 2 packs of coffee/tea as breakfast, cook the eggs yourself
- luggage storage after check-out at 11.00a.m. will be charged ....
Directions: Go to the website below for a detailed street map.
From Lavender Street (near the coach station), take bus no. 67 (0.8S$), get off at Sim Lim Centre.
For MRT, get off at Bugis Station and then WALK....
For those on a budget...
If you don`t have alot of money & need a place to stay, go to the Inn Crowd Hostel in Little India. Ping & Hai are the owners & they are both very knowledgable about Singapore & are ready with ideas & itineraries if you need help.
The hostel itself is wonderful. It`s pretty clean & guests are respectful of one another. The hostel is two levels. The first floor is the office, lounge area, & kitchen. Upstairs there is a dorm room of about 9-10 bunks (with A/C) and there is also a semi private room for 2-3 guests or so.
A free breakfast of toast, eggs, & coffee/tea is provided with your room/bunk charge. Linens are provided but bring your own towel & toiletries. Free 15min internet use daily for guests (small fee if you want to go over your minutes).
Unique Quality: S$17/night for a dorm bed.
Directions: Little India. About a 4 min walk from Little India Station on the MRT.
Sinapore's best hostel
Direct from the owner's mouth.....
ABOUT THE INNCROWD
We love to travel, meet people from around the world and learn about their way of life. From our travels, we learnt that hostelling is one of the best ways to experience the world. In hostels with communal areas like dorms, lounge area, kitchen and dining area, we get to meet people of different nationalities and ages (from youths to retirees), all with the common interest of travelling and who are ready to swap stories on their home countries and globetrotting.
Hostelling is well developed in many parts of the world, but not just yet in Singapore. Travellers complain of the lack of backpackers' atmosphere and the poor conditions of the hostels. It is not surprising as many of the "hostels" and "homestays" are not set up purely for budget travellers, but for anyone on a tight budget. These include locals, foreign workers, foreign students, and the sick from neighbouring countries who have come to seek medical treatment. Sure, you can find a cheap bunk in Singapore, but there's much more to hostelling than that.
To us, hostelling means staying in value-for-money accommodation where you can interact with other travellers. That is what The InnCrowd seeks to achieve. In fact, we seek to go further by creating a travellers' hub where even residents of Singapore would drop by to interact and exchange cultures with those who bunk with us.
We once made the mistake of checking into a cheap hostel, only to find the tiny room freezing, the "heater" was a broken stove which leaked gas, the sheets were dotted with insect droppings, and the place so messy it was a fire hazard! We couldn't bring ourselves to sleep there. The owner refused to give us a refund (we had pre-paid for several nights' stay) and it was a whole lot of money down the drain. We learnt the hard way that cheap doesn't always mean value-for-money........
Unique Quality: "A hub where all with a passion for travelling can come together to share their experiences in a cosy and friendly environment."
I totally agree with that! If you merely want an accommodation, a hotel will do just fine. But if you are looking for something more than that...the experience of living like a Singaporean...and a cultural exchange...then hop by InnCrowd.
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The InnCrowd Hostel
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Address: 73 Dunlop St., Singapore, 209401, Singapore
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