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”.