This is our first experience to stay in a dorm ever, and we are glad that our first experience was not disappointing. We decided to book Tree in Lodge after reading all the positive review on Tripadvisor. First we tried to find on their website whether they have private rooms. But they only have dorms. So we booked one bed in the female dorm for me (SGD 29) and one bed in the 6 bed mixed dorm for rene (SGD 29).
This hostel is located 3 minutes away from Bugis MRT. It is so close to the Marrison hotel Singapore, you may read the review of Marrison hotel that I have posted in tesyasblog. Tree in Lodge is located on the second floor of this building, if you have luggage, don't worry lift is available.
We came at about 10 am, left our luggage at the hostel, and continued exploring Singapore. When we checked in, we met SK who explained the check in process. We have to come before 9 pm as the reception is only opens till 9 pm. And because we will catch an early flight the next morning, we didn't have to pay deposit, as there will be no one at the reception when we left the hotel. SK recommended us to go toZam Zam Murtabak and also a laser show at Marina Bay at 8 pm.
After having lunch at Vivo City, we went back to the hostel for the check in process. We got a linen and also a blanket. They ask if we bring a pad lock for our locker, otherwise the hostel also sell it to the guest. Ok, this was one thing that we didn't know, we need a pad lock for our locker in the dorm.
Rene was lucky as he is the only guest staying at the 6 beds mixed dorm. And therefore, he was the one who took picture of the room:p This hostel was small, but everything was tidy and very clean. I stayed at their 12 beds female dorm, half was occupied. Although the bed was hard, but we could sleep well that night.
They also separated male and female bathroom, perfect!
The hostel has a green concept, so the aircon is on starting 6 pm. So if you plan to have some rest during the daytime at the hostel, you could just relax at their common area. Laptop are also provided at the common area. Free wifi is also provided in the hostel.
Tree in Lodge also provide light breakfast for the guest, but as we left early we didn't have one. When we checked in, the staff also explained how to get taxi in the morning. I would say that the staff of Tree in Lodge who made this hostel very special. I mean, you may find similar hostel in Singapore, even cheaper, but the staffs here are representative of singapore tourism board! hehe.. they are so resourceful and happy to explain anything about Singapore. Keep up the good work guys! I believe that Tree in Lodge will stay as top rated Singapore hostel in Tripadvisor for years.
written on July 19, 2012 bt @tesyasblog
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