Hello once again ! It has been a long time since I last blogged and to make up for it, I am here to share my experiences with my ever first stay in a hostel – Bunc @ Radius Little India.
When you hear the word hostel, guests start to think that it is not safe since you will be sharing rooms and bathrooms with other people. People may worry on how they can actually keep their things safe and make their room clean since different people have different personalities. Also knowing Singapore, it can be quite expensive as well. My dear friends, fret not ! If you want to save tons of money and at the same time live a comfortable stay in Singapore, then I would highly recommend Bunc Hostel @ Little India.
We booked our stay via Agoda and we were able to get a 8-12 mixed dorm at the price of 5,000 PHP for 6 days and 5 nights. Good thing my cousins and my cousin’s fencing team mates were there. Good reviews were even shown in TripAdvisor that is why we decided to push through with this hostel despite being it our first time to stay in a hostel.
When we arrived Bunc Hostel, we got suprised since what you see in pictures is actually what you get in real life. The first floor was very clean and spacious. Layout of the first floor was well thought of. At the first floor, this is where you can find the common room (where you can chill and hang out) and the dining area. Aside from these things, you can see a poster on one wall of the room where they post information and what you can expect in Singapore. Staffs were also attentive and they made sure our stay was enjoyable. They also gave us tips aside from the one posted on one side of the room.
The dining area is where guests usually take their meals and mingle with other guests staying in Bunc. Part of the package from Agoda was free breakfast. Their breakfast consists of bread and cereals. If you would like to cook your own food, there’s a kitchen on the 2nd floor. When you are done eating, you have to be the one to clean your own dishes and utensils.
For each room, a key card is given to us. The rooms are not that big since we had limited movement but it was clean. The beds were soft and comfortable – given a comforter and 2 pillows for each person. There is also an aircon (which they turn it off during the morning) and a ceiling fan. NOTE: You should not lose your key card because this will be used to get in the bathroom as well. Thankfully bathrooms for male and female are separated. Also, Bunc Hostel is the only hostel that offers ladies-only dormitory.
They even have an event deck where you can meet different guests, watch TV or play games and to enjoy the wind. Aside from these type of entertainment, they have boardgames if you want to bring it old class. That time we stayed in the hostel, we kept on playing Mastermind. Last is they even have a washing machine where you can clean your clothes.
It is not too late to try to stay in a hostel, specifically Bunc Hostel @ Little India. Enjoy !
Note: Pictures you see here were gotten from Bunc Hostel’s website. I was not in the mood to take a lot of pictures during my stay in Singapore.
Address : 15 Upper Weld Rd., Singapore, Singapore 207372
Outlet – just like the ones in Europe ; S$3 for deposit fee.
Towel : S$5 deposit fee (you get it back when check-out) and pay an actual amount of S$7.
Key Card: please make sure not to lose it – S$10 deposit fee (You get it back when check out)
Computer Rental : S$0.50 for 20 minutes (approach the front desk for help)
Attraction Tickets: You get it at a lower price from the original price. For Universal Studios, original price is S$74. They will sell it around S$64-69.
* You can do free things in Singapore with Bunc Hostel’s help. If you feel like partying, you get to have free access to a partner-up club. You just show a picture (Bunc Hostel will give you a picture) then you are free to enter. They even have food meet ups for free with other guests in this hostel (we were not able to go since it was a holiday)