Rucksack Inn: Singapore's Best Backpacker Hostel

Don't let the dingy looking Chinese-herb smelling staircase fool you. Singapore's Rucksack Inn could probably be the best backpacker hostel EVER.

Ruck Sack Inn is at the 3rd floor

Located at 33-B Hongkong St., this new Singapore hostel has received several positive reviews from travelers all over the world. Room rates are relatively cheap, starting at S$26. You could choose from mixed dorm beds or private rooms. Either way, it would still be a great deal considering the place is near Clarke Quay, one of the bustling centers in Singapore. We got a 4-bed mixed dorm which we booked online several months in advance.


Ruck Sack Freedom Wall

Just a note: there are no ensuite bathrooms, just two cubicles with powerful round overhead showers. Don't worry if you forgot to bring toiletries as there are complimentary shampoo and body gel in each cubicles. And if you don't have your own towel, you could rent one for just S$2.

Common wash bin area

If you want to relax and/or mingle with other guests, you could stay at the lounge to read books, watch cable television/dvds, or play PS2/Wii. Three computer units are available for use, free of charge. They also have free wifi in all rooms!

Real-life Big Brother House hehehe

Guitar Hero, anyone?

24/7 free internet access

In the kitchen, guests could easily make toasts and coffee/tea for free anytime of the day. I love making PB&Js even at 3am! The water dispenser is also a plus because I saved up on buying pricey bottled water.

Dining area

Butter, peanut butter, grape jelly, and Nutella are provided

I love breakfast!

Cook thy own nom

You could store food in the fridge, just make sure to label it!

Everyone must wash their own used cutleries

You could also avail of other services/utilities at an additional cost.

Price list

Rent the machine and do your own laundry for S$4

I highly recommend Rucksack Inn because everything is clean, the staff are very helpful, and the location is a great bang for your buck! Rucksack Inn is just one of the few hostels located within Clarke Quay/Marina Bay. Most cheap accommodations are located at Bugis or Little India Area. However, I strongly suggest that you reserve your rooms in advance because the place gets fully-booked immediately (especially the private rooms). We enjoyed I stay and I'm sure you will too!

Kin & Dani were here!!!

We wrote on the door frame hahaha

Close up

Directions to Rucksack Inn:

If you're coming from Changi International Airport and intend to take the train, follow these 5 simple steps:

Step 1: Proceed to Changi Airport MRT and take the East West line heading towards Tanah Merah.
Step 2: Alight at Tanah Merah MRT. Proceed towards platform B (East West line) and board train going towards Joo Koon MRT.
Step 3: Alight at Outram MRT and board the Northeast line towards Punggol MRT.
Step 4: And finally alight at Clarke Quay MRT.
Step 5: At the station lookout for EXIT E and you will see Central Mall. Cross the overhead bridge and turn right at the end of the stairs and walk in the same direction as the flow of traffic. In 200m you will see Hongkong Street. Look out for the Yellow Building. We are on the 3rd floor.

Alternatively, you can hop in the cab and tell the cab driver 33-B Hong Kong street and you should be at our doorstep within 20 minutes during the off peak hour!

Rucksack Inn is located at 33-B Hongkong Street, Singapore. Visit them at www.rucksackinn.com for more info.

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