Here is the plan. We must all, every one of us, help control the
demand for inexpensive, top-quality accomodations less we loose
our new favorite place on planet Earth to plop our heads.
You see, if the positive story gets out, The Inn-Crowd will be like
Phuket, Samui and the Full Moon party...some where you could actually
book into during the "Good Old Days."
So, for the record, this place is "ok" and "not bad,"
but never "amazing" or "pefect."
Further, Ping must be described as a despot who wakes us at 6am
for exercise, while Hai smells oddly of cheese.
You know, come to think of it maybe we should just tell the truth.
This has been a great find for all of us early adopters. A great
place to stage from or even spend time getting to really know Singpore.
Maybe we should just start talking about the "Good Old Days"
After all, these are the Inn Crowd's initial "Good Old Days."
Pay close attention and have digital cameras and your memories close
Never have I come across such a clean, tidy and homely hostel in
my 7 months of travelling. We even got a maid for good sake and
not forgetting the chaffaeur service.
Its going to be hard to top this, how am I going to survive out
there now in the real world ; )
Thank you Hai for all the food, advice and help your like an older
brother, CHESSES I KNOW!!!!! Ping you know who to call if you need
a holiday or just to get away from Hai.
I look forward to seeing you both in the near future ; ) guys keep
FOOD LOVER!!! Manchester U.K
I arrived in Singapore I thought what the hell am I going to do
for 3 whole days myself. And thats not to mention the nights - when
you are by yourself nightime can be lonely. How wrong could I have
been. I dont want to leave. InnCrowd was fantastic. The facilities
are great and the place was so clean. Hai and Ping were really helpful.
Last night was very authentic travelling - real singaporean food
and fruit. Hilarious to watch everyone squirm eating Durian! The
other hostels on my trip will have a lot to live up to!! I will
definately return. Cheers Hai and Ping
Cute, clean, comfortable, compact, and cheap! I have nothing but
high remarks for this haven within Little India. I
searched on the internet for a cheap place to stay in Singapore
and found that it was lacking in nice hostels and affordable sleeping
arrangements. I was very LUCKY to find the website (www.the-inncrowd.com)
with loads of information for the fellow traveler, great visual
pictures of the tourist areas, and the chance to stay in a nice,
new hostel run by angels. Hai and Ping take care to spoil travelers
with an area for free internet access, seating lounge with books,
music, and more plus free breakfast, access to a beautiful kitchen,
comfortable dorm style beds, and clean, hot showers. Oh, they also
have one double room if you want your privacy and I have been told
that the bed is extra comfortable. Now, I know that you are thinking
that this place sounds too good to be true. If you don't believe,
please take a look at their website and think about traveling to
Singapore. I feel like I could spend days just enjoying the environment
of the hostel with no need to see the outside world. Ping and Hai
are always willing to listen, talk, and give advice for the lost
traveler, and even organize group trips to places not to be missed.
off to hit Chinatown and the penning of the Esplanade for the free
InnCrowd's Contact Details, Location & Directions.
The InnCrowd Backpackers' Hostel
73 Dunlop Street, Singapore 209401
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from CHANGI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
up a free copy of "The Official Map of Singapore" from
the counter at the Airport. On the Map, Bugis MRT Station is located
on grid 4G, and The InnCrowd on Campbell is on grid 7.5E.
the MRT (subway) to Bugis Station, then walk to our place by following
the map above. The MRT ride costs SGD2.40 (inclusive of the SGD1
refundable card deposit) and takes 25 mins. The walk takes 8 mins.
you're going to be in Singapore for 3 days or more, consider buying
an EZ-Link card from the MRT Station. It's $15, and the fare on
MRTs and buses deducts from the stored value. Unused balance and
deposits are refunded at any of the MRT Stations
first MRT train departs the airport at 5.30 a.m. (Mondays to Saturdays)
and at 6.00 a.m. (Sundays and Public Holidays). The last MRT train
departs the airport at midnight.
you miss the last MRT train or you just want to arrive in style,
take the taxi. The fare should be about SGD15 (before midnight)
and about SGD25 (after midnight). DON'T TAKE THE VAN TYPE
TAXIS, BUS, LIMOUSINES OR LONDON CABS. Those are WAY more
expensive! The taxi ride should take about 15 mins.
TAXIS IN SINGAPORE ARE METERED, NEVER BASED ON
FLAT RATE. (If any excuses
are given for not turning on the meter, take note of the taxi's
registration number and give the details to Hai. Take another cab.)
You have been warned.
many surcharges are not reflected on the meter. Some of them are
is a surcharge of S$3 for taking the taxi from the Airport;
5.00 p.m. to midnight on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, there
is a surcharge of S$5;
midnight and 6.00 a.m., there is a surcharge of 50% of the fare;
6.00 p.m. on the eve of public holidays to midnight of the public
holiday, there is a surcharge of S$1;
7.30 a.m. to 9.30 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. on Mondays
to Saturdays, there is a surcharge of S$1 for taxis from 2 companies,
CityCab and Comfort.
directions to The InnCrowd Ver 1.0 on Campbell BY TAXI
from the Changi International Airport:
towards the city on the ECP (East Coast Parkway)
at Rochor Road and head towards Rochor Canal Road.
across the canal into Sungei Road.
Keep LEFT, turn LEFT into Perak Road.
Right into Dunlop Street.
from QUEEN STREET BUS STATION
The InnCrowd on Dunlop
see Sim Lim Tower.
in its direction.
St is opposite Sim Lim TOWER
from LAVENDER STREET BUS STATION
The InnCrowd on Dunlop
in the direction of the traffic towards Jalan Besar. (3-4mins)
left into Jalan Besar, you'll see a bus stop.
you can take: (Costs 80cents, no change given)
64, 65, 81, 85, 97, 103, 106,
111, 130, 139, 147, 857 or NR6
alight just before Sim Lim TOWER.
Ask the driver to be sure, it's just 3 bus stops away.
the road into Dunlop St (opposite Sim Lim Tower)
WORLD TRADE CENTRE
The InnCrowd on Dunlop
Bus No 85, and alight at Serangoon Road, Little India. Campbell
Lane is just opposite the bus-stop.
Alternatively, take the MRT (subway) from HarbourFront Station to
Little India Station.
in the direction of Serangoon Road.
into Campbell Lane.
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