For many people who are traveling throughout South-East Asia, Singapore will most likely be on your list. It’s one of the most diverse, multi cultural countries in the region, and one of the safest, cleanest and easiest to get around. Be prepared to be in awe at the architecture, technological advancements and the vast array of food. It’s without a doubt of the most futuristic countries in the world. Due to this, it’ll be the most expensive country you visit in South-East Asia, luckily the best hostels in Singapore are cheap, backpacker friendly and have an array of amenities.
Whether you’re exploring only for a few days or a longer period, Singapore has something for everyone. There’s so much to see and do in the centre including cocktails on top of the famous Marina Bay Sands, walking around the Gardens by the Bay, eating your way through Singapore or shopping till you drop!
Getting around the city is also very easy. The city is built on a metro line, which services pretty much every area of Singapore, buying tickets is also very easy and available at every metro stop. If you’re wanting the full experience and your short on time, the Singapore Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Tour is a great way to see all the main attractions!
Top Attractions & Tours In Singapore
What To Look For In The Best Hostels In Singapore
There are so many hostels throughout Singapore, some suited to solo travelers, others more for couples, party goers or more mature travelers. It really depends on what you’re wanting.
Are you wanting to find the cheapest hostels? The ones with the best WiFi? The most centrally located hostels? The hostels with the best amenities? Or maybe all of the above!
Do note however, hostels in Singapore are more expensive than other areas in South-East Asia like Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia etc. So do expect to pay more.
Cheat Sheet: Overall Bests
Best Hostel In Singapore For Entrepreneurs/Online Workers/Bloggers: Tribe Theory Venture Hostel
Best Hostel In Singapore For Peace and Tranquility: Cube Hostel
Best Hostel In Singapore For Party Lovers & Meting Others: The Bohemian Chic Hostel
Best Hostel In Singapore For Those on a Budget: Happy Snail Hostel
Best Hostel In Singapore For Luxury: Adler Hostel
The Best Hostels In Singapore For Any Travelers
Perfect for those who are a young startup or entrepreneur on a budget, or your busy building your business venture and need an affordable yet soulful accommodation in the heart of Singapore. Located just a 3-5 minutes walk from 2 different MRT Stations, getting around the city is easy from Tribe Theory. Singapore’s busiest and most famous hawker and food centres – Maxwell Food Centre, Amoy Street Food Centre and Chinatown Food Street are at your doorstep.
In addition, this hostel has a great co-working space located in the loft, with unlimited fast WiFi. Breakfast is included and all dorms are mixed with a capsule style bed equipped with air conditioning and own lockers.
Hostelworld Score: 9.4/10
Located centrally just outside Central Business District of Singapore along Lavender Street, Dream Lodge is housed in a 1950’s era shop house surrounded by 3 MRT stations. The location offers quick access to the heart of everything which Singapore have to offer.
They spoil their guests with free breakfast as well as all the pods in dorm rooms come with a reading light, plug, personal lockers and air con. Not to mention they give you 2 pillows for just that little bit of extra comfort!
There are also female only dorms, for those solo female travelers who want a little extra security when traveling.
Hostelworld Score: 9.1/10
The Cube Hostel is a boutique capsule style hotel in the heart of Singapores Chinatown. Staying in a capsule type dorm is definitely something every traveler should try once in their life, it’s definitely an experience! It’s also one of the more luxurious hostels in Singapore, they combine favourite hotel features and amenities, the friendly atmosphere of a connected community, and a capsule sleep experience that is bucket-list worthy.
There are four different capsule types; single capsule, queen capsule (perfect for couples), female only capsule and private capsule.
Amenities include: 24/7 reception, free unlimited WiFi, free laundry, complimentary breakfast and bottled water and also personal lockers in each room.
Hostelworld Score: 9/10
This hostel is for those wanting to a fun and wild time in Singapore, although not as famous of countries like Thailand and Bali for parties, Singapore has some great nightlife, and staying at the Bohemian Chic Hostel you’ll definitely get the down low on where to go out and have the best night!
It’s also in a great location, only a 2 minute walk to a metro station, as well as walking distance to the clubbing scene at Clark Quay, Boat Quay and the Marina Bay Sands. And the Universal Studios is only one subway stop away.
There is their saying: “We have no rules here except mutual respect for one another. If you are too serious, this place is not for you. Only stay here if you like to have fun and interact with other backpackers.” So yeah, definitely not one for those who don’t like to party!
Don’t forget free breakfast, free airport shuttle twice daily as well as free fast WiFi. There are also female only dorms.
Hostelworld Score: 8.7/10
If you’re wanting a great hostel that’s uber cheap for Singapore, than Happy Snail Hostel is the one for you. Even though they are the cheapest hostel in Singapore, they also offer great free amenities including walking tours, breakfast, WiFi, shampoo in bathrooms and much more! It really is great value for money, and I can see why so many backpackers would stay here.
They offer two types of rooms, mixed dorm and a ladies only dorm. Their rooms are all air conditioned and feature single bunk beds for comfort. Fresh linens are provided to every new guest to ensure a clean environment. Each bed has a individual power point.
Do note: Happy Snail Hostel has a minimum 2 night stay policy. If u book 2 days and decide to stay for 1 day, 2 days will be charged.
Hostelworld Score: 8.7/10
River City Inn is located in the heart of Singapore city, and less than 3 minutes walk away from the Singapore River, and 5 minutes walk away from a MRT (tube/metro) train station, great for those wanting to explore the older parts of the city including Chinatown.
The hostel is a family-owned and operated, thus it’s a great option if you’re wanting a more personal and less hectic hostel experience. Everything you need to provide a comfortable stay is available here including: Free Wi-Fi, clean sheets, free breakfast, air-conditioning, discounted attraction tickets, security lockers and much more!
Hostelworld Score: 8.6/10
Is a laid-back hostel featuring a large rooftop garden terrace, perfect for finding a quiet moment in the busy city. It’s ‘a real home away from home’ experience and the friendly staff working at Rucksack Inn have a broad knowledge of the city and know what to do and see from a locals perspective.
They also have a popular free breakfast and are located just 10 minutes’ walk from two metro lines. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. Dormitory rooms come with reading lights and USB universal power sockets. Breakfast is served every morning with toasts, different type of spreads and fruits. You can enjoy all day coffee and tea too!
Hostelworld Score: 8.4/10
One of the most modern hostels in Singapore, designed by multi-award winning design firm Ministry of Design and offers a playful yet chic design concept inspired by the memories of its culturally rich neighbourhood of Tiong Bahru. There are lots of great amenities including free breakfast, free fast wifi throughout the hostel and 24 hour security and convenience of a 24 hour reception.
All the capsule style rooms are fully air-conditioned and come with options for ensuite or shared bathrooms and toilets. Every bed is equipped with a private combination locker to keep safe all your finds from your travels as well as international socket to charge all your electronics.
Hostelworld Score: 9/10
Voted Asia’s No. 1 ‘Poshtel’ by Tigerair and World’s No.8 ‘Poshtel’ by USA today. Adler Hostel, is Singapore’s first luxury hostel situated in the heart of Singapore’s Chinatown district. It’s also situated in the heart of many great attractions, metro links and other public transport services, meaning you’ll only minutes away from the vibrant heart of Singapore.
Whether you are on business or backpacking, they have space for everything and everyone in Adler Hostel! Meeting friends locally and internationally can never be this easy. Who knows, your next best friend might be just round the corner!
Hostelworld Score: 8.6/10
This hostel is without a doubt the coolest most futuristic hostel in Singapore. Housed in 4 storey historical conservation shophouse located in the centre of Singapore, it’s a short 6 minute walk to the nearest MRT station. Each individual capsule comes with a TV, mirror, charging ports and crazy a comfy mattress. If you’re looking for a different kind of hostel experience in Singapore be sure to book a bed at MET A Space Pod.
High speed connectivity. Free breakfast with 24hr snack bar provided for every guest. Game station, laundry service, pick up service, walking tour, ticket booking services can be arranged. 24/7 surveillance camera throughout premise. Attic pantry for guest to mingle or just relax. This hostel has ALOT and it definitely lives up to it’s great reviews.
Hostelworld Review: 8/10
Verdit: Best Hostels In Singapore
As you can see, there are so many great hostels in Singapore to suit any type of traveler and budget. Whether you’re wanting a party weekend away with your mates or a tranquil luxurious stay these best hostels in Singapore have it.
My verdict is to make sure to read the reviews of the hostel before you go, see what amenities they have, where they are located and what type of hostel they accommodate for. That way there won’t be any hidden surprises when you arrive!
Don’t forget to travel without insurance!
Remember don’t forget to leave without travel insurance, even if you are traveling to one of the safest and cleanest countries in the world! I always use World Nomads, and personally I wouldn’t choose anyone else as they’re perfect for multi-country travelling, backpacking and have great customer service which is SO important when you’re in a different country.
Have you stayed in any of these hostels? Which one is your favourite, or have any more you’d recommend! I’d love to know in the comments below 🙂
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