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OK. 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" now.

After all, these are the Inn Crowd's initial "Good Old Days." Pay close attention and have digital cameras and your memories close at hand.

Best-est Regards...

Dave Cooper
San Diego, California

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 in touch!!!!

Crystal
FOOD LOVER!!! Manchester U.K

Before 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

Rachael

Site:

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.

I'm off to hit Chinatown and the penning of the Esplanade for the free cultural events.

The InnCrowd's Contact Details, Location & Directions.

We're located in Little India. If you're unsure of the directions given below, call us from the airport (using the courtesy phones at the baggage claim) or e-mail us in advance.

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The InnCrowd Backpackers' Hostel
73 Dunlop Street, Singapore 209401
Tel: (65) 6296 9169

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Directions from CHANGI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Pick 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.

MRT

Take 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.

If 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

The 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.

TAXI

If 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.

ALL 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.

However, many surcharges are not reflected on the meter. Some of them are as follows:-

1 There is a surcharge of S$3 for taking the taxi from the Airport;
2 Between 5.00 p.m. to midnight on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, there is a surcharge of S$5;
3 Between midnight and 6.00 a.m., there is a surcharge of 50% of the fare;
4 From 6.00 p.m. on the eve of public holidays to midnight of the public holiday, there is a surcharge of S$1;
5 Between 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.

Road directions to The InnCrowd Ver 1.0 on Campbell BY TAXI from the Changi International Airport:

Head towards the city on the ECP (East Coast Parkway)

Exit at Rochor Road and head towards Rochor Canal Road.

U-Turn across the canal into Sungei Road.

Keep LEFT, turn LEFT into Perak Road.

Right into Dunlop Street.

You're here.


Directions from QUEEN STREET BUS STATION
to The InnCrowd on Dunlop

You'll see Sim Lim Tower.

Walk in its direction.

Dunlop St is opposite Sim Lim TOWER


Directions from LAVENDER STREET BUS STATION
to The InnCrowd on Dunlop

Cross Lavender Street.

Walk in the direction of the traffic towards Jalan Besar. (3-4mins)

Turn left into Jalan Besar, you'll see a bus stop.

Buses you can take: (Costs 80cents, no change given)
64, 65, 81, 85, 97, 103, 106,
111, 130, 139, 147, 857 or NR6

You'll alight just before Sim Lim TOWER.
Ask the driver to be sure, it's just 3 bus stops away.

Cross the road into Dunlop St (opposite Sim Lim Tower)


Directions from THE WORLD TRADE CENTRE
to The InnCrowd on Dunlop

Take 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.

Walk in the direction of Serangoon Road.

Cross into Campbell Lane.

LEFT at Madras.

RIGHT at Dunlop

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