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“Very welcoming staff with a great relaxed vibe”
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Gap Year Hostel
Reviewed 29 August 2013 via mobile

Staff here are warm, welcoming and a pleasure to be with. The reception area is chilled with free wi-Fi, tv, music and a great range of books. Staff are helpful and offer a shot of vodka in the evening too!

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Reviewed 14 August 2013 via mobile

I was really wary of staying in a hostel as I had not done so before Gap Year Hostel but I was really pleasantly surprised. The couple working there were super friendly and gave us a bottle of water each on arrival.
My boyfriend and I stayed in a double room which was a good size. It was simple but adequate. The showers and toilets were communal but clean. There were washing up facilities too and good wifi provided.
Location: 2 minutes from Little India. It's not my kind of thing but was an interesting experience. It's a couple of mins from the local MRT and you can pick up cabs from outside the hostel.
On returning from an evening out, we were offered a complimentary alcoholic drink and chatted with the managers for quite a while. They had us so many tips for our stay in Singapore which we were very grateful for.
We were leaving early the next morning to catch a flight so the owners left a telephone and taxi numbers out for us to use to book a cab.
The hostel also provides free tea and coffee for guests.
Altogether, this was an excellent stay. I would stay here again if was going back to Singapore. Singapore accommodation is very pricey so I was very happy to find this gem!

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed 23 July 2013 via mobile

I stayed in a 4 bed dorm, it was tiny. Not enough space to have your backpack on the floor and step out of bed safely..
Shower and toilet in same room.
Very basic breakfast. Have to do your own dishes.
Towels are not provided so make sure to pack your own!

Positives:
Good wifi connection available in rooms.
Had reliable and working air con and fan in my room.
Had a safe for each person.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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1  Thank Elle-backpacks
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Reviewed 10 July 2013 via mobile

We spent 5 nights in Gap Year Hostel and had a really good experience. The rooms are pretty basic but spotlessly clean with AC and huge lockers. The staff were very helpful and friendly, offering really good advice on places to eat and visit. They were very accomodating for any requests we had.

The free breakfast was basic (toast, peanut butter, jam, Nutella) but free food is free food, and goes down very well in Singapore, which is more expensive than other spots in SE Asia.

The free wifi and free computers were very quick, which was a bonus.

The location wasn't very central (cant imagine many hostels in Singapore are) but it's only a 5 min walk to the nearest MRT station, which is very cheap and efficient.

All in all, we would definitely recommend Gap Year Hostel!

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Reviewed 9 May 2013

Stayed at Gap Year Hostel for 4 nights and had a great time. Dennis, his wife and his staff are very kind and helpfull. I stayed in the female dorm and it was specious and clean. Dennis took the time to tell me all about the hotspots in Singapore and the do's and don'ts. The hawkers near by is great and has a 7eleven next to it. Coffee and tea are provided all day, at 9 p.m. you will get a drink and if you're lucky you will get cookies :)
Because the shower is in the same room as the toilet I recommend you bring flipflops to shower.
Would stay here again!

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled solo
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1  Thank Silvia81NL
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Gap_Year_Hostel, Owner at Gap Year Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2013

thanks for your kind words and hope to see you soon :)

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Reviewed 26 March 2013

Only stayed the one night staff were very helpful and social. Rooms were very clean . Get a free beer at night and hostel owners gave me some treats last night for the trip to the airport this morning . If I came back to Singapore I would stay there for sure

  • Stayed: May 2012
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Thank Seang1989
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Reviewed 25 March 2013

(As per my experience) This hostel is more than excellent!!! All the staff / attendants were great & friendly! Wi-Fi Connection is fast. The ambience is homey and the location's near almost everywhere. There is ATM near the area, walking distance to MRT & Bus Stations, 24-hour foodcourt & 7-11 / Cheers Convenience Store. Complimentary breakfast is served. Unlimited coffee & tea whenever you want. You can mingle with everyone, not just with guests, but with their staff as well. If you're lucky, you might also get free treats like drinks / snacks courtesy of the hostel owners / staff. They also have electrical sockets on each bed, together with your own lampshade which is really convenient for everyone. BTW, They also offer laundry services at a very reasonable price.

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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Gap Year Hostel

Address: 322 Lavender Street, Singapore 338821, Singapore
Region: Singapore > Singapore
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #88 of 244 Speciality Lodging in Singapore
Price Range: £9 - £41 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Gap Year Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
NO air-con curfew, less than 5 min walk from subway, Nutella and snacks, clean, friendly staff, near to amenities and places of interest Inspired, designed and managed by backpackers, Gap Year backpacker hostel is a brand new design hostel located in a premium location. Renovated from a pre-war 2-storey shophouse with impressive floor to ceiling height, our 2800 sq feet hostel provides an unique and comfortable stay. ... more   less 
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