Travelling on a shoestring budget does not necessarily mean cramming into a frills-free backpackers hostel, as RB Hospitality – started by a husband-and-wife team in 2015 – has set out to prove.
The firm operates the Cube boutique capsule hotel in Chinatown, and has three other properties due to be renovated, then used in the same way this year.
SINGAPORE – There is nothing novel about capsule hotels in Singapore. The earliest entrants to the market – such as Wink Hostel and Matchbox the Concept Hostel – welcomed their first guests in 2011.
However, a new kid on the block wants to up the ante with better facilities and services of hotels, while retaining the low prices of hostels.