My husband and I stayed for three nights when we visited Singapore in July. We were initially concerned about the privacy of their alcoves but decided to give it a try as we did not want to spend too much on a hotel (accommodation is so expensive in Singapore!). It was much better than we expected, we got a room like space, and although on the small side compared to the usual hotel room size, was clean and comfortable. It was our first time in a hostel and I took a bit of getting used to the fact that there were other alcoves in the same room. Luckily, the other guests were quite considerate and did not make too much noise. The toilets were shared but kept clean. I loved the decor of the place and the lounge was very charming. It was a shame they did not serve breakfast but we did try out the local breakfast in nearby eateries which the hostel staff directed us to. There is a hip looking coffee joint opposite the hostel which I recommend you visit, it reminded me of the coffee bars in New York and they had great coffee!
Surprisingly, the hostel had discounted attraction tickets as well which was useful, we got our tickets to universal studios quite a bit cheaper than the official ticket price. All in all, great value for our money and would definitely be back if we visit Singapore again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Blanc Inn is a hostel open just in April 2013, converted from an old shop house in a historical district between Little India and Arab Street, and 5 minutes walk to two MRT stations. We aim to provide an improved hostelling experience by introducing a spot of luxury in our design of private and spacious sleeping areas. Each air-conditioned suite contains up to five alcoves, each one offering private sleeping zones for individuals, couples or groups. Each alcove is segregated by privacy curtains, generously proportioned and individually furnished with its own single or double bed. As we do not use bunk beds in a dormitory style setting, our guests have plenty of privacy and will not end up sleeping next to a stranger.Alcove facilities include clean pillows & bedlinen, personal reading light, power points, free same day luggage storage (till 8.30pm), personal safe deposit box, mirror, ceiling/wall fan, air conditioning, sharing toilets/showers outside rooms (free shampoo/ shower gel), non-smoking and 24h CCTV. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Blanc Inn Singapore