Gap Year Hostel

322 Lavender Street, Singapore, Singapore, Distance from city centre: 3.1km

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Rating: 74%from 4 reviews

  • 70%Atmosphere
  • 90%Staff
  • 80%Security
  • 65%Cleanliness
  • 75%Location
  • 75%Value for money
  • 70%Facilities
Inspired, designed and managed by backpackers, Gap Year backpacker hostel is a brand new design hostel located in a premium location. Newly renovated from a pre-war 2-storey shophouse with impressive floor to ceiling height, our 2800 sq feet hostel opens in October 2012.

a FREE drink every night, NO air-con curfew, less than 5 min walk from subway, Local food tasting events, attention to details, always clean, super friendly staff, near to amenities and places of interest

Gap Year backpackers hostel strives to offer more than just clean accommodation and gives you the unique backpackers experience in the bustling city of Singapore.

We provide:
- relaxing communal area where you can interact with people from various countries
- a FREE drink at our communal area every night 9pm (for hostel guests only)
- Singapore local food tasting event at a nominal fee (check with the reception if we are organising any events when you check-in)
- clean, cosy beds with individual reading lights and electrical outlets for all your gadgets
- No air-con curfew, so you can set the temperature as low as you like any time of the day in your room
- complimentary high speed fibre optics broadband WIFI (with a backup WIFI network) even in your dorm
- complimentary breakfast to start the day
- complimentary coffee and tea whole day
- discounted prices for Singapore Attractions like Singapore Flyers, Zoo, Night Safari, Duck Tour, etc
- individual lockers for your valuables in dorm rooms
- electronic card access means added security and no curfew
- hassle-free and casual stay in a safe and clean environment

Equipped with 24 hours CCTV and advance electronic fire system that directly links to the central fire station, your safety is our priority.

Our Design Philosophy:
To preserve the unique spirit of communal area which cannot be found in other types of accommodation, alot of thoughts and effort were put into the design of the communal area and we had two. Cosy and comfortable, the main communal area will serve bottled beer to fuel your interaction with fellow backpackers. It is a place for you to exchange stories, read a book, look up on your next destination, or just to have a drink.

In land scarce Singapore, our rooms are designed to be space efficient and with individual reading lights and electrical outlets for you to read or surf the web on your bunk, quality me time. Our rooms are furnished and lighted in such a way to facilitate your sleep as we believe that the main purpose of the rooms is to provide you with a good night rest.

We understand that Internet is so important to our guests to either plan for their traveling, catch up with families and friends or read up on the latest happenings. That's why we have high speed fibre optics broadband to cater to your needs and we even have a backup network so that we can always stay connected. There are computers for your complimentary usage and free WIFI for your gadgets.

Terms and Conditions:
Please take note our earliest check-in time is 3pm, and the latest
check-out time is 12noon.

Our reception operates from 830am to 10pm. Please contact us before you book if you want to check in at any other timing. There is a late check-in surcharge of SGD5.00 per person to check-in after 10pm.

All time is GMT+8.

Guest is responsible for producing a valid passport and/or visa of entry into Singapore. We reserve the rights to deny any guest without valid documents.

We do not accommodate Singaporeans and Singapore PRs

We will keep the room/bed for you for 2 hours from the stated time of
arrival. After which it will be released for booking. If there is a
delay in your itinerary, please let us know through phone or email prior to your arrival.

If you cancel your room/bed within 72 hours from the arrival date,
you will be charged for your first night of stay.

Not all our rooms/dorms have windows. If you need window, please check with us first.

Please note that the reception is opened daily from 830am to 10pm.

We do not accommodate Singaporeans and Singapore PRs.

If you cancel your room/bed within 72 hours from the arrival date, you will be charged for first night of stay.

We do not accommodate children under the age of 7 years in shared dormitory. Guests with children are advised to contact us before booking.

Not all our rooms/dorms have windows. If you need window, please check with us first.
Prices are per person per night.

Availability & Rates

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • 24 hour security
  • Age Restriction
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Book exchange
  • Breakfast Included
  • Ceiling fan
  • Common Room
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Wifi
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Non Smoking
  • Reading Light
  • Taxes included
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Towels For Hire

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 3 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

Must-Read Hostel Info

This property has specific Terms & Conditions.

We do not accommodate Singaporeans and Singapore PRs

If you cancel your room/bed within 72 hours from the arrival date, you will be charged for one night.

Please note that the reception is opened daily from 0830am to 1030pm

We do not accommodate children under the age of 7 years in shared dormitory. Guests with children are advised to contact us before booking.

There is a late check-in surcharge of SGD5.00 per person to check-in after 10pm.

We do not accept credit cards, please pay in cash upon check in. There is a ATM just around the hostel

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Train Directions from Airport:

Take the MRT train on the East-West Line (Green Line) towards Joo Koon, and alight at Outram MRT Station (EW16) to transfer to the North-East Line (Purple Line). Take the train on the North-East Line towards Punggol and alight at Boon Keng MRT Station (NE9). The journey takes about an hour and costs less than SGD3.00. Trains run daily from the morning around 6am and stop operating around 12 midnight.

Take Exit C (Boon Keng Road) at Boon Keng MRT Station and come up the escalator. Walk with the open grass field on your left (along Serangoon Road) and turn left at the road junction towards Lavender Street to see a row of shophouse. Walk another 50m ahead and we are at the 2nd shophouse.

Alternatively (a cheaper option but with more walking), you can alight at Lavender MRT Station (EW11). Take Exit B to Kallang Rd. Walk straight (keeping V Hotel on your left) towards Tai Pei Buddhist centre and turn left at the cross junction to Lavender Street. Walk straight all the way (about 15mins) and you should see us at opposite side of the road near the cross junction of Serangoon Road and Lavender Street.

Taxi Directions from Airport:

Inform the cab our address \'322 Lavender Street\' (near Boon Keng MRT) . The journey takes about half an hour and costs about SGD25.00 - 30.00 depending on the time of the day.

Located Near

Gap Year Hostel is a mere 5 minutes walk from Boon Keng MRT (subway station, North East line), and we are just a stone throw away from places of interest such as the culturally rich Little India and Chinatown. The streets around us are filled with retail shops and eateries.

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