Discover the 'genuine' face of Singapore. This city doesn't only operate business but families and communities too. Live among residents in Woodlands, an established and relatively large neighbourhood north of the island.
Dubbed as the 'Karung Guni' (meaning 'rag and bone man') hostel, it uses recycled items to creatively decorate the interior of the hostel. If it's not the variety of antique clocks or charcoal filled iron, it's an unused portable toilet bowl that has been converted into a comfortable seat for those using the phone or a sewing machine turned 'computer table'.
Hostel One66 is filled with colour, travel books for your reading pleasure, cosy lounge areas and free internet access. There's no pub around the corner so if your idea of having a good time includes dim lights, loud music and booze, this isn't the place for you. Here, you'll find comfort in a hostel that brings you closest to the people. One of Singapore's busiest neighbourhood mall is a bus-ride away for your entertainment needs. The mall has a large cinema, food court, game arcade, library, banks, supermarket and other essentials.
There is no curfew at Hostel One66 so there's no worry about staying out late.
Facilities: Laundry, kitchen, free internet access, lockers, free coffee and tea and library. Price: S$18 (Dorm) to S$55 (Room with attached bathroom)
Blk 166 Woodlands Street 13 #01-545 Tel: (+65) 9751 6451
A Journalism & Media Communication graduate from Queensland University of Technology, Micheline Doray is the former editor of Healthy Times and a freelance technology and travel writer. An expressive novelist at heart, she often pens her thoughts, ideas and experiences onto paper with the hope of publishing them at a wiser age.