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Rucksack Inn @ Lavender, Singapore

2-star2 stars
280 Lavender Street, Singapore, 338800, Singapore

City-center hostel within easy reach of National Museum of Singapore
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From 466 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveler Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Best value for money
Fantastic service
Tasty breakfast
Great amenities

Rucksack Inn @ Lavender, Singapore

from $54
  • Family Quadruple Room (Shared bathroom)
  • Standard Double Room (Shared bathroom)
  • 1 Bed in 14-Bed Mixed Shared Room
  • 14 Person Family Room (Shared bathroom)
  • 10 Person Family Room (Shared bathroom)
  • Twin Bunk Private Room (Shared bathroom)
  • 1 Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Shared Room
  • 1 Bed in 10-Bed Mixed Shared Room
  • Female room in a single POD
  • 6 Person Family Room (Shared bathroom)
  • 8 Person Family Room (Shared bathroom)
  • 12 Person Family Room (Shared bathroom)

What’s around Rucksack Inn @ Lavender, Singapore

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • National Museum of Singapore (23-minute walk)
  • Raffles City (24-minute walk)
  • Merlion Park (29-minute walk)
  • Boat Quay (30-minute walk)
  • Gardens by the Bay (35-minute walk)
  • Chinatown Heritage Center (36-minute walk)
  • Singapore Botanic Gardens (45-minute walk)
  • National Orchid Garden (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Universal Studios Singapore™ (4.8 mi / 7.7 km)
  • Singapore Zoo (7.9 mi / 12.7 km)

Getting around

  • Singapore (SIN-Changi) - 21 min drive
  • Singapore (XSP-Seletar) - 17 min drive
  • Johor Bahru (JHB-Senai Intl.) - 60 min drive
  • JB Sentral - 23 min drive
  • Boon Keng Station - 9 min walk
  • Farrer Park Station - 12 min walk
  • Lavender Station - 12 min walk
  • Airport shuttle

At a glance

Key facts


  • 19 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-11 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 11 PM.

Airport shuttle service is available on request during limited hours. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check-in

  • Cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children (12 years old and younger) not allowed

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport drop off (available on request) *


  • No parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Working away
  • Computer station
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Garden
  • Terrace
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
  • English
  • Malay

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
Freshen up
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator (on request)
  • Microwave (on request)
  • In-room safe

Rucksack Inn @ Lavender, Singapore’s small print

Also known as

  • Rucksack Inn Lavender
  • Rucksack Lavender Singapore
  • Rucksack Inn @ Lavender Singapore
  • Rucksack Inn @ Lavender Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
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  • Rucksack Lavender Singapore
  • Rucksack Inn @ Lavender Hostel Singapore
  • Rucksack Inn @ Lavender Hostel
  • Rucksack Inn @ Lavender Singapore
  • Rucksack Inn (Lavender) Singapore
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Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Mandatory fees

Cash deposit: SGD 10.00 per stay

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of SGD 9

Airport shuttle service for children up to age 18 costs SGD 9

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Most helpful reviewsReviews are sorted based on what customers found most helpful and our recommendations

Very Good 8.4 From 58 reviews

Very Good 8.0
Great hostel, 10 minute walk from the subway
Spend 6 days in this hostel, what can i say very very good. The staff is awesome, if you need anything, and I mean anything, they are always glad to help you out. "Need a map of the city -you got it" "Trying to find a good restaurant- they got you covered" "Need a second blanket because its quite cold in the room-sure thing" etc. This place is cozy and fun for spending your evenings after a long day of sightseeing. Any time of day or night you can enjoy complimentary tea or coffee as much as you can drink. Which doesnt really sound like alot, but after a hard day its a really nice thing. Besides that there is a free breakfast, not much, but its just enough to get you started for the day. Especially if you are too lazy in the morning to look for a place to eat (like me). One thing that put me off at first is that you are not allowed to wear any shoes inside, at first it was a little strage, but after a couple of days you get used to it, plus the janitor cleans all of the floors every morning, so its sparking clean. Another great thing is that this place has its own roof top garden. Its a real pleasure to sit up there, enjoy the weather and have a drink or two. Overall definately will recommend this hostel to anyone who wants to stay in Singapore. Its fair price and plainly good place.
Vladislav, usOther trip
Good 6.0
The facility has a very confusing layout, despite signage trying to direct you where to go. Problem is the signs blend into the wall and are hidden amongst many other competing notices and rules. Signs avertising food and drinks are also outdated with wrong prices. I felt like I was constantly giving direction to new arrivals, and my own orientation by staff was lacking. Space is well air-conditioned with the exception of the bathrooms. Bedrooms are mostly clean and comfortable. There is a strange electrical abnormality where each beds power source is plugged into the following bed in a chain leading to the main wall socket. So if the bed in front of you (or the next, or the next) unplugs wants an extra outlet they unplug you from their power bar. Imaging having finding your lamp doesn't work or your cell phone is not charging at 2am and you have to find out which bed in the chain unplugged you. There are also no lockers in the room. Breakfast was nice, toast with jams, peanut butter and Nutella with all day tea and coffee. Love that it runs till noon. Facility is relatively close to a major transit line that will take you to china town or the bay without transfer. Towels, shampoo
caOther trip
Exceptional 10.0
Best hostel!
Had a wonderful experience at Rucksack Inn @ Lavender. The rooms and beds were clean and the staff were very friendly, just like the fellow guests. During my stay at Rucksack, my worst nightmare about travelling happened- I got my time of the month and I had stained the sheets- yet the staff were very accommodating and understanding of my situation and had everything cleaned and replaced immediately. Cannot even express how thankful I was to them for that.
Lucky, caOther trip
Good 6.0
Close to metro line, pleasant enough
The rooms were clean enough, and they had storage lockers for your items--probably large enough to accommodate a day backpack but not your actual sack. Staff were helpful in booking. Bathrooms were relatively clean with hot water. Individual bed lights for each bed. Dorm is a tight space but manageable. Did not appreciate that even though the dorms have a 11pm noise "curfew," the staff did not care that people were partying until 2am in the common area which is RIGHT BESIDE the dorms so you can hear everything. There is virtually no point in having an in-dorm noise curfew.
caOther trip
Good 6.0
I stayed at Rucksack inn for 4 nights. The staff is super nice and helpful. Also, there is free coffee and tea all day. The location is nice, it's very easy to get to mist sights. Unfortunately the room I booked did have any window and so as a dorm for 10 people it had kind of a weird smell to it. For the time I stayed there, somebody here obviously was using a lot of tiger balm which made it even worse for me :) I definetly would return to Rucksack Inn but next time I'll ask for a room with a window ;)
deOther trip

Rucksack Inn @ Lavender, Singapore

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