If you’re on a budget and wish to visit Singapore while looking for a comfortable yet accessible place to stay at, you might just want to consider staying in a hostel. You might have some concerns about living in a hostel but we’re here to debunk the myths for you. While many say that hostels are basic, they’re actually wrong!
Many hostels offer different facilities and a personalised feel to each individual depending on their theme. Hostels can offer you good advice to explore Singapore especially if you intend to stay for an extended period of time. Some others may say that hostels are not accessible to places of interest which is not the case here! There are many hostels situated in central areas within Singapore which allows you to get to the places you’d like to visit easily by accessing the public transport within a walking distance!
1. Hipster City
When a hostel is named "hipster", you are absolutely guaranteed to find something that hype you up and Hipstercity certainly does not disappoint! Situated right at the heart of the city at the popular Boat Quay, the hostel's trendy yellow interior theme, unique furnishing and various bedding options makes you feel right at home. There are other amenities such as movie lounge, working spaces and even self check-in kiosk. Surrounding the hostel are plenty of dining options, cafes, bars and it is just a few minutes walk from the Singapore River and other major sightseeing landmarks. Talk about an affordable, convenient and luxurious stay in Singapore.
Review from a guest- “very friendly staff and quite fancy for a hostel. high speed Wi-Fi, ample options for teas and coffee and breakfast items in the cafe; a pretty solid experience. if you can afford it, pay for the rooms on the fourth floor, you have a lot more personal space..”
Prices start from $74 and they are located at 9 Circular Road, Singapore 049365.
2. Met A Space Pod
Space themed pods with a futuristic look? Sign us up! Over at Met A Space Pod, you get to stay over at one of the coolest sci-fi looking ‘bedrooms’ which will guarantee you amazing dreams. Located right in the heart of Bugis area, you’ll get to see the famous Masjid Sultan Mosque, rows of bars and boutique shop houses at Haji Lane. They are also 3 minutes away from the MRT Station for our Cadets to easily access to Singapore’s major attractions like Marina Bay Sands and Sentosa!
Review from a guest- “A very unique and great hostel. Clean, good and helpful reception service. Nice view over the city from the rooftop when you can have a morning coffee and breakfast. Easy connection with the airport and close to the main City attractions, surrounding with little boutiques and bars streets. Highly recommend this hostel.”
Prices start from $55 and they are located at 56 Arab Street, Singapore 199753.
3. Dream Lodge
Ever thought about staying in pods? If you’re into the pod system and love a community style lodge, Dream Lodge might be the one for you. Located near to the famous Mustafa Centre which sells basically everything you will need, this hostel provides you with single and couple pod stays which is included with all the features you will need in your room. Don’t be fooled by the space because there’s plenty for you to get comfortable with and you can choose between the type of dorms you would prefer to stay in!
Review from a guest- “My second time in Singapore and I have no reason to stay anywhere else as I love this hostel. If you are looking for a party atmosphere then this isn't for you but if like me you want somewhere quiet, clean and comfortable then this is perfect. The location is excellent, near the centre and walking distance to two MRT stations. I slept so well here and the capsules are great. The staff are also friendly and helpful. It's easy to see why this place gets so many good reviews and I'll surely come back if I ever return to Singapore”.
Prices starts from $64 and it is located at 172, Tyrwhitt Road Singapore 207574.
4. Beary Best Hostel
Checking in with Beary Best would be perfect for backpackers all around when they come to visit Singapore! As their adorable name suggests, they only provide you with the best accommodations with a cosy lounge area that includes lockers and guest lounges with Netflix for you to binge your favourite shows on. Located both in Chinatown and Kampong Glam, you can be sure to look out for amazing stores nearby to try out some mouth-watering food and thirst-quenching drinks!
Review from a guest- “Fantastic location. Within a few blocks of two famous hawker centers, and across the street from the Chinatown downtown mrt line. Staff were very chill, relaxed and friendly.”
Prices start from $36 and they are located in the central which you can find on their website!
5. The Hive Hostel
Planning a trip with your friends and your family can be troublesome enough. Imagine having to constantly seek approval or disagree with where you wish to go and what you would like to do is already giving us a headache. But if you’re looking for an accommodation for the big group of people you have accompanying you, Hostel World will be able to make it easy as you enjoy your trip in Singapore! Not only can they arrange accommodation for families and friends but they are also kid-friendly which is one less thing to stress about. Huge common room area with fun board games and a television? Sign us up!
Review from a guest- “Great hostel to stay. The receptionists were really friendly and helpful. Value for money, the location is near the subway which is perfect to go around the city. I spent 3 nights here and felt like own home in Singapore”.
Prices start from $21 and it is located at 624A Serangoon Road, Singapore 218223
6. The Bohemian Hostel
Looking for a chill place to stay with a big personality? While they say they only welcome backpackers, this fun place invites everyone who are free-spirited who gives mutual respect to each other. Calling out to all fun lovers and backpackers, this is your time to shine and have fun while interacting with new people of similar personalities! They are also the only hostel in the city with a movie room if that isn’t interesting! With close proximity to famous places such as Clarke Quay and Marina Bay Sands, you’ll be happy to enjoy your nightlife here in Singapore and head back to your hostel easily.
Review from a guest- “I had a perfect stay at The Bohemian. The room was quite spacious for a hostel, it was overall very clean and it has the advantage of having a very comfortable common room. Claire, the manager, is really nice and always available. I recommend!”
Prices start from $55 and it is located at 40 Mosque Street, Chinatown.
7. Wink Capsule Hostel
Holding on to the concept of catering to those young (at heart), trendy and technology savvy, Wink Capsule Hostel are more than happy to host you to join them as you embark on your journey to explore Singapore. As owners of Wink who were passionate and seasoned travellers, they intend to marshal together the comforts of a boutique hotel with the community of backpackers as well as including modern convenience for guests to enjoy. You can be sure to get a list of places to have scrumptious meals across different selections.
Review from a guest- “Great hostel. Comfortable and private beds. Plenty of showers that are clean. Awesome staff who helped me plan my itinerary (and stay on budget) for my stay. I highly recommend”.
Prices starts from $81 and they have multiple locations where you can check out on their website!
8. Atelier Hostel
You can never have too many pod experiences, right? Giving you a cosy chic nature lovin’ environment at Atelier’s, you can be sure to explore around and feel right at home. Offering you linens, blackout curtains and air conditioning, these rooms are incredibly spacious while also providing you with enough privacy for when you just need to relax and get some sleep in. If you’re in the mood to mingle around, there’s plenty of communal space around the building to make new friends.
Review from a guest- “New hostel in town. Very friendly stuff. Amazing restaurants Chinatown 1 block away. 5 min walk to subway station. The street (road) connects major attractions across town”.
Prices start from $49 and it is located at 259 South Bridge Rd, Singapore 058808.
9. BEAT Sports Hostel
Care to stay fit while you’re exploring Singapore? Then you’re reading the right blog! Imagine waking up to enjoy your stay where you get to find 2 Olympic Size swimming pools in the backyard. The best part is their in-house gym all complimentary for their guests. As they mention, “It's not just 'sports' we are after, but we want to create a homely, comfortable environment, which is why we spare no effort in creating rooms with capsules for privacies, and also dorms, and family rooms”. Located near famous food stores, you need not worry about where to have your meals.
Review from a guest- “The location is really good as the bus stop is 30 seconds away. It is located in an easy-to-find location. Easy to get to attractions such as Merlion Park by bus. There is a local restaurant on the first floor. Near parks and shopping malls”.
Prices start from $24 and it is located at 290A Jln Besar, Road 208953.
10. Royal Lodge
A very convenient space for you to stay at especially if you wish to explore the heart of city at Chinatown, Royal Lodge is ready to welcome you with open arms. From here you will find yourself at the best place to immerse in the rich heritage and culture of Singapore. Royal Lodge is also planted right at the doorstep of the Chinatown MRT Station, so the trusty local subway system that can take you anywhere you like. Enjoying the nightlife in Singapore and treating yourself to the best meals of all time, getting your much needed rest is definitely important.
Review from a guest- “Great place, nearest in the heart of Chinatown, MRT. Receptionist very nice, helpful”
Prices start from $36 and it is located at 66A &, 66B Pagoda St, 059225.
11. Rucksack Inn
Looking like a clean and hipster-ish accommodation which is located very near Orchard Road, which is famously known as Singapore’s shopping district, might just be your number one option. Acclaimed as “the best spot for you who desire a serene and peaceful getaway, far away from the crowds” they promise you an unforgettable stay experience by its exclusive service, completed by a full range of facilities to cater all your needs. They are now expanding to give you brand new experiences with two newly renovated properties coming to you soon.
Review from a guest- " Very good place to stay on the budget in Singapore. The place is in a great location with lots of hawker food courts around the best food in Singapore we had exactly in those food courts! 3 min walk from the local bus stop and 10 minutes walk to lavender metro station. Ladies at the reception were really lovely and helpful. There is a free drinking water and a common area to relax. AC works really well, and the rooms and bathrooms are really clean 10/10”.
Prices start from $35 and it is located at 52 Temple Street, Singapore 058597 and 153A Tyrwhitt Rd.
Nestled in the heart of Singapore’s famed shopping district, YMCA @ One Orchard offers a charming haven from the busy city streets while having the convenience of the celebrated Orchard Road right at its doorsteps. Conveniently located near Orchard, it opens you to a wide variety of food options along with fun and popular attractions. Not only do you get to experience all these but you also get to shop at one of the most popular area where you can find basically anything.
Review from a guest- “Very clean room, and desk available for working with desktop. Staffs are friendly. Absolute value for money if you are looking for a spacious quiet room for work.”
Prices start from $160 for twin beds and it is located at One Orchard Road, Dhoby Ghaut, 238824.
13. Capsule Pod
Satisfying your aesthetics with unique lighting and simplistic overall feels, Capsule Pod takes you away from the daily stress especially since you’re here to relax and unwind. Units such as single capsule pod and double capsule pod in a mixed dormitory is available for you to choose from. You can even book a private room for larger number of people coming with you. You’ll be exceptionally close to attractions with a number of interesting dining options. Make sure to pay a visit to the famous Gardens By The Bay before you leave.
Review from a guest- “Staff helpful, room clean, include breakfast, best for money, very near MRT Aljunied, many restaurants".
Prices start from $57 and it is located at 76A Lorong 27, Geylang, Singapore 388194.
14. River City Inn
Sometimes while we’re out on vacation, we still miss our homes. It can get quite bad especially not feeling the comfort of your own homes. But with River City Inn, you can say goodbye to being homesick since you’ve got this amazing cosy place which you get to meet new people all day round. One thing they can promise you is that they are dedicated to offer you the very best of their hospitality, including their room rates. If you find a lower rate elsewhere, not only will they match it, but they'll also give you an additional 10% discount!
Review from a guest- “The hostel was clean and organized. There is a nice common space. The staff was very welcoming and helpful. I enjoyed my stay very much!”
Prices start from $35 and it is located at 33 Hongkong St, Singapore 059672.
15. Vintage Inn Boutique Capsule
Still mad about vintage and in need of more? The capsule-style units at Vintage Inn Boutique Capsule are each separated from the hall by a folding curtain. Each is equipped with a personal reading light and safety locker. Providing you daily breakfast and easily accessible, you get to go to Little India. Catch yourself going to multiple shops and trying good food and finding for murals along the way. If you feel like staying in for a little while, you can also watch the TV while having a cup of hot coffee.
Review from a guest- “The beds are made in a way where you feel like you have your own little room. Very very good hostel”
Prices start from $49 and it is located at 60, Race Course Rd, Farrer Park, Singapore 218567.
16. G4 Station Hostel
Filled with bold colours and pretty decorations, you can be assured to wake up feeling great everyday over at G4 Station Hostel. G4 Station Backpackers' Hostel offers both dormitory beds and private rooms with free Wi-Fi. Free computer stations and access to the shared pantries are available. A daily free breakfast is provided. It is also 1.1 km from Bugis Junction Mall and 2 km from popular shopping centres at Orchard Road. It is 3 km from the 24-hour Mustafa Shopping Centre.
Review from a guest- “The best was the staff, they are very friendly and when you have a problem they're trying to solve immediately. Just 5 min walk to the next train station "little India", very easy to go to the airport!”
Prices start from $130 for 4 bunk beds and it is located at 11 Mackenzie Road , Selegie, Singapore 228675.
17. Betel Box Hostel
Located on Joo Chiat Road, "Betel Box" is the fruition of our experiences of hostelling, backpacking, and budget travelling around the globe and meeting like-minded travellers. As they put it for you, ‘Who says budget accommodation in Singapore means budget service? And oh, you get to enjoy our Stimulating Company!’ This shows the representation they wish to have of all the cultures in Singapore.
Review from a guest- “This hostel is a bit far from the city centre but it's situated in a nice neighbourhood with many restaurants and bars around. The staff is kind and helpful and plenty of services are offered. There is a nice atmosphere which makes you feel at home.”
Prices starts from $20 and it is located at 200 Joo Chiat Road Betel Box Backpackers Hostel, Singapore 427471.
18. Century Service World
Keeping you warm and cosy over at Century Service World, you can expect to stay in and have a good night sleep. You can be rest assured that you’ll easily be able to access the places you need to go like getting a good meal, exploring Singapore’s attractions or even if you wish to go bar hopping in case you change your mind at the last minute. If this isn’t a good enough reason, well they have cute little cat curtains to keep your privacy and lights for when you feel like staying up to do some light reading.
Review from a guest- “One of the best in customer service in my experience so far. Ms. Sarah is very accommodating to lay everything we need. We love the community where it is located, very near to hawker centers, shops, MRT and the locals near Chinatown Complex are just amazing to watch.”
Prices start from $28 and it is located at 5 Banda Street, #02-82, Chinatown, 050005 Singapore.
19. Ark Hostel
Working on a budget and trying to find a place can often be very taxing especially because you look forward to exploring the city and doing all the fun stuff! With nearby amenities available at Ark Hostel like trying some delicious prawn mee or even indulging in chilli crab, you have nothing to worry about. Located near Kallang MRT, popular destinations are right around the corner as well.
Review from a guest- “Nice! Good location and very convenient place! The staff are very kind, smiley and nice people! We’d love to come back again next year around January/February!”
You will need to drop an enquiry for the prices and it is located at 89 Geylang Road, Singapore 389203.
20. RedDoorz Hostel
Making it an ideal stay option for family vacations, couples and solo travellers, Red Doorz provides you with easy access to nearby popular landmarks, leisure, shopping and entertainment experiences via Kallang MRT. With lounge places to enjoy and relax in, you’ll be able to enjoy your stay in Singapore while having fun.
Review from a guest- “It's a very good place to stay as it's just a few minutes' walk to the MRT station. The MRT is just a block away from the hostel. The staff is very accommodating and hospitable. It just feels like a home away from home. I can highly recommend this place. It's clean and well-maintained. It's a great place indeed!!!”
Prices start from $69 and they have multiple locations around Singapore. Feel free to check their website for more information!
21. Footprints Hostel
Looking for a home away from home? With Footprints Hostel, you can look forward to staying in a comfortable, clean and affordable accommodation with a friendly, cosy and relaxed environment. Located at Little India, backpackers can be rest assured that they’ll find themselves immersed in the experience of exploring Singapore especially in the ethnic quarter of the rich Indian community. Lockers, a hearty breakfast and many more will be provided for you! You can even bring back a bunch of souvenirs for keepsake of your stay with Footprints Hostel.
Review from a guest- “one of my favourite hostels in Singapore. Been here 4 times and I had no problems or whatsoever every time I stay here. close to the MRT and easy to get food around the hostel”.
Prices start from $25 and it is located at 25A Perak Rd, Singapore 208136.
22. Zen Hostel
Located at multiple places around Singapore, you can easily find Zen Hostel which is located in the heart of Singapore. Perfect for you to chill and stay comfy, Zen Hostel also offers an excellent variety of recreational facilities. The hostel's on-site pool invites you every day for a cooling dip or a few refreshing laps. Have some relaxing fun with family and friends at the shared lounge and TV area to catch up on your favourite movies and shows.
Review from a guest- “We are in group of 4 girls. The place is really great value for money. We feel safe during our stay. The staff are well mannered. The facilities are clean. No lift but the staff helped us to bring our things upstairs. We did not encounter any problem during our stay. We will definitely return to this place if any chance.”
Prices needs to be enquired and it is located at various places around Singapore.
23. Blanc Inn
Established in 2013, Blanc Inn is a unique, lofty-designed hostel in Singapore offering amazing budget value, clean private rooms, friendly staff services accommodation. Blanc Inn is in downtown city, at a historical heritage Lavender district, they made use of the 6m high ceiling advantage to handy man carve out loft private rooms cleverly at our boutique hostel.
Review from a guest- “Owner is very friendly, place is quite good for backpacker. The bathroom and toilet is sharing. They have a big lounge in the back where you can pour some coffee or bought food back to eat there. You can also buy attraction ticket for a cheaper price from the receptionist desk. It's quite cheaper then the retail price”.
Prices start from $65 and it is located at 151 Tyrwhitt Rd, Singapore 207564.
24. Galaxy Pods Capsule
Futuristic capsule pods can never go out of style especially when they give you a really comfortable night’s sleep in with all these cool lights. Featuring electronic doors and smart card systems, you can be sure to enjoy your stay with Galaxy Pod Capsule and since it’s at Boat Quay and Chinatown, it’s right next to the nightlife in Singapore. Watch all your shows and movies you’ve been binging at the comfort of your own pod.
Review from a guest- “My first time to stay like this! So quiet and peaceful for me. Staffs are friendly and everything is clean! The bathrooms and toilets are good!”
Prices start from $43 and it is located at Chinatown and Boat Quay.
25. Chic Capsule
The Chic Capsules is the perfect choice for travellers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Singapore. Experience an urban escape in Singapore with a stay at Chic Capsules, with its exceptional location right in the city centre. Start your day off with a cup of coffee and in-house breakfast provided at Chic Capsule and get to exploring Singapore for the rest of your day. You can even choose to make your own meals at the shared kitchen or stay in for movie night at the TV in the shared lounge area.
Review from a guest- “The staff is very kind, the place where I live is not far from the subway station, and the transportation is very convenient.”
Prices start from $33 and it is located at 13 Mosque St, Singapore 059493.
With all these boutique hostels available for you around Singapore, you’ll never run out of places to find accommodation. With cheap alternatives and accessible places, what more could you ask for? Make sure to explore Singapore as much as possible no matter how cosy your hostel may be!