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Welcome to A TRAVELLERS REST-STOP, Singapore


After 4 years successful operation, we are sorry to advise that A Travellers Rest-Stop has stopped our hostel operations at 5 Teck Lim Road. The reason is that this rented building, in which we have been operating for the past 4 years, has been sold and we are no longer able to use this building.

It has been a great 4 years of our lives meeting & hosting travellers from around the world. We are glad to have received many, many positive feedback & reviews from our guests, despite a few shortcomings here & there. From the fact that many of our guests learnt about us by word-of-mouth, and the fact that many guests come back for repeat stays, we believe that we must have done right.

We thank all our guests, business associates & friends for everyone’s kind support. Hopefully, in the near future, you may see us with a bigger & better “A Travellers Rest-Stop” operating at another location nearby.


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A Travellers Rest-Stop is a small, clean, comfortable and friendly hostel in Singapore's Chinatown, that caters to the accommodation needs of budget-conscious travellers and backpackers.

Since our hostel started operations in September 2003, we have earned much favourable feedback and good ratings from many of our guests. You just need to ask some of the guests who have found this little "gem", why many of our guests keep extending their stay, and keep returning to stay, at A Travellers Rest-Stop.

Here are just some of the reasons as given to us by our guests ...

•   Convenient & central location right in the city; in Chinatown with all its awe and mystery, and close by to many of the amenities which travellers need. The great location here can be seen from the fact that within just a stone's throw from our hostel, there are 6 other hotels, all catering to different categories of travellers.

•   Cozy, colourful rooms and dorms with comfortable beds in a quiet, safe & friendly neighbourhood, where travellers can get a peaceful rest after their action-packed day roaming around the town.

•   Choice of private rooms and small shared mixed dorms. All our doubles/twin and dorms have individually-controlled air-conditioning, windows and attached bathrooms with hot & cold showers.

•   Small 4-bed & 6-bed dorms with attached bathroom. With only 4 to 6 person to share one bathroom in the dorm, it means you need not worry about long queues for the bathroom. Small dorms also means that there is lesser chance of disturbances from other room-mates.

•   All necessary bed linen provided, including towels, for all guests.

•   Wide choice of cheap & good food options within easy walk, with some food outlets open 24-hours. We understand that many of our guests come from countries where eating out can be a costly affair. However, eating out in Singapore, like in most parts of Southeast Asia, can go very easy on your wallets. Singapore is a gourmets' paradise, and you may be amazed by the wide variety of food that you can find around our hostel. If you are just too tired to walk out, we also provide a small guest kitchen where you can cook meals for yourself.

•   Easy transport access to most of the local attractions, due to the many bus routes & two MRT (the local sub-way system) lines passing through our area.

•   Friendly and knowledgeable staff, who have also travelled widely, and know very well the needs of fellow travellers. Our staff are ever ready to provide suggestions and advice on exploring Singapore, and the surrounding region. The Singapore Tourism Board provides us regular supplies of free maps & updated brochures of local attractions, for our guests to plan their sight-seeing itinerary in Singapore.

•   24 hours access with no curfew, no lock-out & no chores.

•   Non-smoking environment, with no rowdy parties (except on very special occasions) and no in-house bars, and that does not necessarily mean no fun. What we have found is that there is so much partying to enjoy out there, that many of our guests just want to be able to come back and have a good night’s rest. For those who just need to light up that cigarette, we have an open roof-top patio. For those who just need to have that drink, there are ample "watering holes" in the trendy pub district nearby.

•   Traveller's essentials like internet access (broadband), international phone calls, self-service laundry, etc, are all available at very reasonable cost.

•   As one of the few hostels in Singapore that is licensed by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), it means that our premises comply with all the necessary fire safety codes, building hygiene and sanitation codes, etc, etc. Our guests' health & safety always remain one of our major concerns.

While other hostels in Singapore may claim to be "cool", "hip", "premier", "party all the time", we offer travellers a relaxed and comfortable stay in a clean, friendly and homely atmosphere. Overall, if you compare our location, facilities, services, convenience, hospitality and price, you will find that we provide a memorable experience at the best value for your money.

It is easy for each hostel to write fancy descriptions of themselves, but what the guests write are more credible. Just check-out our guestbook and read our guests' comments for yourselves. You can also checkout our photo gallery to view some photos of our facilities, our recent guests and some snapshots of our local attractions. We greatly appreciate the generousity of some of our guests who have kindly allowed us to put some of their photos in our photo gallery, for all travellers to view.

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