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Travellers Loft @ Jalan Besar
Ranked #164 of 234 Speciality Lodging in Singapore
Reviewed 26 September 2010

Traveller's Inn is located within walking distance of two MRT lines, and just two stops from City Hall. The place was really clean and inviting. Jenny and Daniel are very helpful, and were able to answer any questions I had about my visit to Singapore. You can tell that they love having visitors to their home country and encourage them to stay beyond the two or three days that most travelers spend here. I

The cons: The beds in the mixed dorm were really creaky. The frame moved a bit when I moved around on the bed, which I do quite often. I felt like everyone stayed to themselves, so it was hard to meet people.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 2 September 2010

I stayed at Traveller's Inn for 3 nights in late August. Being a solo traveler, I chose the female dorm - only 3 bunk beds and everyone has its own locker. Jenny and Daniel own the place and take care of everything. They are lovely and always ready to help, with a lot of information about the city, attractions and maps! They also arrange tickets to the Zoo, Night Safari (I did it, highly recommended) and Universal Studios.
Singapore is a pedestrian-friendly city and from the hostel you can easily walk to everywhere. It is close to 2 MRT stations and there are plenty of 24-hour eateries around - one just in front of it! But for me, the best one was the big hawker centre behind the buddhist temple. Yummy!
Speaking about the room itself, the hostel is very new so is everything inside it. Jenny and Daniel have very strict rules to keep it that way, like no bags on the bed (to prevent bed bugs) and no eating in the room. The ac temperature was just fine and I didn't freeze during the night (but if you do, don't worry, because they provide you a blanket and all the linen as well - and the bed is ready when you arrive!). I had troubles falling asleep in the first night but not because of the bed - there were 2 lousy girls in the room, who started packing at 1am to leave at 5am!
The pantry and bathrooms stay in the back of the building and are also very clean and organised - didn't have to wait to use the shower, very important! Hot water and they also have towels to rent/sell in case you forgot yours. The common area in the hostel has a pc free to use and they also provide free wi-fi for your laptop.
I had a great time chatting to the owners and I'm glad to recommend it - will stay here when going back to Singapore, but probably will choose a double room (which they also provide, as well as a family room!).

Keep up the good work, Jenny and Daniel! Thanks for the lovely time and for the chats!

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled solo
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Reviewed 20 August 2010

We stayed at the Travellers Inn for 4 nights.
Its right next to a 24 hour hawker center so food is always available but because its just people buying food (not a nightclub or anything) its never noisy.
Silent Airconditioning unit. Very clean rooms. Free Breakfast (toast, tea & coffee).
But the best thing was the friendly owners... Jenny and Daniel are their English names, Siew Lan and Pek Sewell are their Chinese names. They were always there, always friendly and welcoming. ALWAYS helpful and knew almost everything about the city (except about the art galleries) and the best thing...
they also have tickets available for things like the Night Safari which make your trip a lot easier than trying to find out how to get these things yourself. Also their tickets are cheaper because they buy them in bulk and its just easier. You can sort these things out yourself but if you have a bus ticket from them, then you are guarenteed a seat on the bus to wherever you're going (and back again) and they get very busy... and if you get the universal studio tickets from them then when you get to the theme park they give you discount vouchers for food and gifts.
Great atmosphere
comfy beds (although my bed was the only one in the hostel next to a street light, i put my towel up over the window and slept fine)
Lockable lockers
a FOB entrance key so only registered guests can get in an out at night.
and friendly interesting people that stay there.
Oh and great location. We could walk into town very easily, walkable distances to both little india and the arabic district, and the main quays in town... i recommend if you can stand the heat just walk everywhere... if you can't then you have lavender MRT on one side, and Farrer Park MRT on the other side... great location.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 July 2010

(+) The hostel is brightly painted and and well-furnished and decorated, creating a warm and 'at-home' ambiance. Daniel and Jenny (owners) are very friendly and helpful! They mingle with all the guests and make sure you are enjoying your time at the hostel and in Singapore. The dorm rooms are spacious and clean, and equipped with fan and A/C. Showers and toilets are also very clean. There is a hawker center located right outside the hostel, offering a variety of local food 24/7. As well, there is free breakfast (toast and coffee/tea) and wi-fi in the rooms.

(-) Just some really small things. The hostel is quite a walk away from the nearest MRT stations; roughly 10 minutes from Farrer Park (NE Line) and 5 minutes from Lavender (EW Line). However, I think a new MRT line bisecting both the NE and EW lines is being planned and so this will probably change in the future. Also, there is only one computer available for use, so you might have to wait for use.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 July 2010

Traveller's was great! The accomodations were clean and a/c'd. We stayed in the dorms and it was standard backpacker far. The bathrooms were clean and the have internet, laundry, and breakfast - who can ask for more? The location was central to metro and bus stations, which was a bonus, but the biggest pro is the staff. They were super friendly, offering lots of info and suggestions and help. I really enjoyed my stay and recommend Traveller's.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 July 2010

We were really happy to have found this place. It's quite new so is modern and fresh. It was pretty good value (for Singapore) around S$60 for a double room with shared bathroom. The bathrooms are very clean as was the room. The owners, Jenny and Daniel, were so kind and helpful, with lots of maps and tips on places to go, as well as assisting with booking transport. Breakfast is included - tea/coffee and toast. The reception area doubles as a common room and there is free internet/Wi-fi as well as massive TV with DVD player.

The location is great - only about 5 mins from Lavender Bus terminal where we arrived from Malaysia, as is between two MRT stations, Lavender and Farrer Park. There is a great food court nearby, Lavender Food Court. Opposite the hostel is a smaller food court - great value food as well as very cheap beer, S$5.30 for a larger Tiger!

On our last night Daniel organised a little Durian party for some of us staying at the hostel and generously bought Durian and jackfruit for us which we ate outside. Not to my taste but it was lots of fun.

We had such a great time in Singapore, brilliant place, and really enjoyed our stay at Traveller's Inn. Wish we could go back!

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 August 2017
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Room Tip: akses dekat stasiun mrt
  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled solo
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Address: 290A Jalan Besar Travellers Inn, Singapore 208953, Singapore
Region: Singapore > Singapore
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #164 of 234 Speciality Lodging in Singapore
Price Range: £8 - £59 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Travellers Loft @ Jalan Besar 2.5*
Number of rooms: 13
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