With themed rooms and local breakfasts, Five Stones Hostel provides the quintessential Singaporean experience for backpackers
First published on . Updated on 22 Dec 2011.
Conveniently located in the Clarke Quay area, Five Stones Hostel may be named after a local childhood game, but what’s on offer is all very grown up.
The first hostel in Singapore to provide themed rooms designed by local artists, each of its nine rooms is tastefully designed with a different Singaporean cultural icon, such as Vanda Miss Joaqium, Pick-Up Sticks and Chapteh. For the uninitiated, the wall murals are accompanied by explanations of each theme.
Although hostels are usually associated with the most basic of amenities, at Five Stones, creature comforts abound with firm, custom made pillows, warm quilts and individual reading lights at each bed. Guests are also offered local meals, such as Nasi Lemak breakfasts on certain days of the week, and customized tours are also in the works.
Beds start at an affordable price of S$30 per night, quite a bargain given the hostel’s central location.