Other than staying in a hotel during your vacation, have you ever thought of trying out a hostel instead? The impression of a hostel that most people have, including myself are those cheap and simple, not very well furnished and maintained kind of accommodation and seldom come across my mind of staying in one. However, it’s time for us to relook into hostel accommodation now as it’s a totally different experience nowadays!
5footway.inn is Singapore’s largest boutique hostel chain and in June 2016, they went through a property refreshment! We got this opportunity to visit the refreshed property and had a hostel stay experience.
More than just a typical budget accommodation, as the prices starts from $18 per night for a quad room dorm, 5footway.inn provides a unique experience for all their guests by offering them alternatives insights to exploring Singapore and its vibrant and rich culture.
Project Boat Quay’s variety of room types varies from single bed private rooms to dormitories for 4. We got a room for three which comes with a loft queen size bed.
After the refreshment of the property, experiential touch point have been enhanced to provide a more wholesome and meaningful stay for the guests. Hand-drawn welcome wall and artworks by local artists can be seen around the property, including a gallery of peepholes to introduce bite-sized parts of Singapore’s story to the guests.
These artworks, ranging from photography, illustrations, painting and drawings are specially chosen to form the gallery as each and every one of them tells a unique story of Singapore. Whether in-room of in the nicely decorated communal spaces, guests can get to learn more about Singapore’s culture.
The communal terrace, one of our favourite spaces, features an amazing view of the Singapore River, which explorers can soak in while enjoying their complimentary breakfast daily. The terrace is also part of Gallery 76, featuring works of Edwin Koo, an amazing Singaporean photographer.
So if you are planning for a trip to Singapore and looking for an accommodation that is value for money and situated at a good location, 5footway.inn will be an ideal choice cultural explorers looking to discover Singapore through the eyes of a local.
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