5FootWay.Inn Project Boat Quay Singapore
A terrace with a view overlooking the Singapore river, a magnificent view of Marina Bay Sands, and an endless supply of coffee? 5FootWay.Inn Project Boat Quay in Singapore made some big promises! Located splat in between the Clarke Quay and Raffles Place MRT stations, this luxury hostel is the most convenient location in Singapore. 5FootWay.Inn has locations all over Singapore, but we were lucky enough to be able to walk everywhere from this beautiful riverside location!
Getting to 5FootWay.Inn Singapore Boat Quay
We took the shuttle from Singapore Changi Airport, which was actually the most convenient thing about the airport! We only waited about 15 minutes from our bus to be ready and paid $9 (Singaporean) each for our one-way ticket. If you take a GrabCar, however, you’re looking at about $22. Still pretty cheap! I couldn’t believe the phenomenal view of Marina Bay Sands (affectionately called the “Singapore Surfboard” during our stay) and the Singapore skyline.
Checking in @ 5FootWay.Inn Project Boat Quay
We were warmly welcomed by the front desk staff who seemed genuinely happy to be our first friendly faces in Singapore! Check-in is from 3 PM onward. Check-out is by 12 PM. We were shown to our triple occupancy private room after a quick tour of the maze-like hallways, kitchen, and Gallery 76. The hostel has different areas with very different vibes – all of them artistic. The common area by reception has comfy couches and plays movies from time to time. The self-serve check-in area is dark and brooding with these cool caged lights and information on a chalkboard wall. I liked the vibe immediately!
5FootWay.Inn 3-Person Private Room
Our triple room at 5FootWay.Inn actually only had 2 beds, which kind of surprised me as it’s billed as a 3-person room. It was only the two of us, so it kind of made it fair that the person with the bigger bed had to climb up a few stairs. Each bed had 2 electrical outlets and a reading light. While I brought along a convertible plug, I was happy that my Korean chargers fit in the multi-use outlet. My only suggestion about this room would be to give easier access from the outlets to the mirror. 2 people getting ready for a night out at the same time was nearly impossible. Had we been a full room of 3 it would have been a very tough time! If you have have booked a private room, you’ll receive complimentary towels.
We didn’t actually stay in the dorms, however the picture from the website of our room was nearly identical to the one I took. I would assume that the dorm beds are similar to the single bed in our room. It was pretty comfortable and had good air conditioning. I always like to stay in the dorms when traveling by myself. It’s a great way to meet new people! The dormitory beds come with private lockers, electrical sockets and reading lights as well. Towels also available (upon request) at the reception at a for $2 per piece.
Night Views from Gallery 76 @ 5FootWay.Inn Project Boat Quay
The view of the restaurant and bar-dotted Singapore River from 5FootWay.Inn was mesmerizing. The water reflected the lights along the river and was punctuated by the glow of Marina Bay Sands all lit up at night. We popped into Japanese places, Korean Chicken and Beer Restaurants, and Tapas bars all within walking distance of the hostel. My favorite view was from Gallery 76 – a photo gallery displaying stunning and impactful black and white images by photojournalist Edwin Koo. We met some new Korean friends on our second night and practiced our language skills while enjoying a local brew!
Vibe @ 5FootWay.Inn Project Boat Quay Singapore
There seemed to be a ton of hostel-organized opportunities to venture out into Singapore with new friends from the hostel. Most people kept to themselves, which was interesting as the hallways were pretty consistently noisy! 5FootWay.Inn hostel is also child-friendly. I’ve never seen a child in a hostel. It came as a bit of a surprise to see families wandering about! Kids 2-12 years old are only allowed to stay in private rooms. “Children over 12 years old are considered adults and standard policies apply to them.” The hostel was within about 20 minutes of Kampong Glam/ Haji Lane (the Malaysian district), Little India, Chinatown (where all the great hawker stalls are found), Clarke Quay, Merlion Park, and Marina Bay Sands. We walked almost everywhere! We went back at the hostel to rest and recharge our literal and figurative batteries only.
Breakfast at 5FootWay.Inn Project Boat Quay
Complimentary breakfast at a hostel is fairly unusual! It was great to see a full kitchen of travelers grabbing coffee, cereal, toast, jam, peanut butter, and fruit before starting their day. The kitchen, terrace, and beautiful common area overlooking the river is so inviting during the day or at night!
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Thanks to the team at 5FootWay.Inn for their hospitality. They’re even passing some savings on to you! While this article has been written in partnership, all reviews are honest and opinions are my own. Use promo code “TTS10” when e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org to book your stay. This code is valid for booking and staying at 5FootWay.Inn before March 2018!