Top 10 Hostels in Singapore

Looking for affordable accommodation in Singapore? Check out this list for the best options! All of the listings here come with free Wi-Fi, clean beds and friendly staff dedicated to help all travellers get the best out of their time in Singapore!

TOP 1 BEAT Capsule Hostel @ Boat Quay

Want to enjoy the gorgeous views of the Singapore skyline and Singapore river but don’t want to break the bank staying in premium hotels? BEAT Capsule Hostel@Boat Quay is the answer. Located by the beautiful shores of the Singapore River at Boat Quay, you can enjoy the gorgeous views of the nearby central business district, Asian Civilisations Museum and the Parliament House across the river. Restaurants and bars offering all kinds of cuisines are just at the doorstep, where you can dine and unwind by the river. Its central location is only a stone’s away from Clarke Quay with its lively bars and restaurants, Chinatown, Raffles Place with its skyscrapers and City Hall, where you can access attractions such as St Andrew’s Cathedral, CHIJMES, Merlion Park, and the Esplanade. A short walk would bring you to the renowned Fullerton bay where you can take breathtaking shots of the Marina Bay.

Amenities include non-smoking air conditioned rooms, shared bathrooms, personal locker, privacy curtain, soap and shampoo, a shared lounge, microwave, fridge, coffee machine, bidet, hairdryer and a desk. Free continental breakfast is available daily.

Address: 50A Boat Quay, Singapore 049839

Check-in: 3pm, Check-out: 12pm



TOP 2 The11room

A relatively new kid on the block, the11room started its operations in Feb 2019. Its cosy interiors and warm lights has won praises from travellers. Each capsule comes with a safe, a small table propped against the wall, hangers to hang clothes and safety curtain. There’s shared kitchen, shared bathroom, microwave, fridge and kettle. With the11pantry which whips up delicious local delicacies once in a while and where you can get food and drinks all day and all night, you do not need to worry about going hungry in the middle of the night.

Conveniently located right beside Kallang MRT Station on the East West Line, the nearby attractions include the Singapore Sports Hub, Singapore Indoor Stadium and Geylang, which is the red light district and chock full of eateries. A few stops on the MRT will bring to City Hall and Raffles Place where you can access the attractions there such as the Esplanade, Merlion Park, CHIJMES and the Marina Bay area.

Address: 6A Jalan Ayer, Singapore 389143

Check-in: 3pm, Check-out: 12pm



TOP 3 Hotel 81 Bugis

This is not a hostel, but it is a hotel that is priced like a hostel. Isn’t it a good steal? Hotel 81 is a chain of value hotels that operate 24 hotels in Singapore, with accessibility and affordability being the two main qualities that they are proud of. All of the guest rooms are air-conditioned with attached bathroom, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, coffee/tea maker, complimentary drinks and telephone. The channels on the cable TV are quite extensive, with the likes of Barclays Premier League, ESPN, CCTV News, Fox Movies Premium, Discovery Channel and all local TV channels. Other services include 24-hour front desk, vending machine, luggage storage and safety deposit box. Photocopying, dry cleaning and laundry services are available with additional charge.

Hotel 81 Bugis is located in the city centre right beside the Bugis MRT Station, which makes it very convenient to go around Singapore. The Bugis shopping district is just a short stroll away, along with attractions such as National Library, Mint Museum of Toys, Singapore Art Museum and Suntec City.

Address: 31 Middle Road, Singapore 188995

Check-in: 2pm, Check-out: 11am



TOP 4 7 Wonders Hostel @ Upper Dickson

7 Wonders Hostel @ Upper Dickson is nestled within the Little India district, with just a few minutes’ walk to the Little India MRT Station. This is the gateway to the culturally rich area that’s always buzzing with people at the Tekka market and the conserved shophouses where there are many Indian restaurants and shops selling jewellery, Indian textile and clothing, electronics, groceries and vegetables. The 24-hour one-stop shopping centre Mustafa Centre is just around the corner, along with beautiful Hindu temples along Serangoon Road. Little India MRT Station is just one stop away from Dhoby Ghaut Interchange which serves 3 MRT lines and brings you to the Orchard Road shopping belt.

The guest rooms and pods are both stylish and practical, with your own light, hangers, fold-up table, personal locker and privacy curtain. There are options for single or queen-sized pods. Family rooms are available as well, which come with en-suite toilet, kettle, toaster and digital room lock. Complimentary halal breakfast is available daily and there are even discounted attraction tickets.

Established just this year, the brand new interior is bound to impress. 7 Wonders Hostel has another branch at Jalan Besar which is in operation since 2016.

Address: 12A Upper Dickson Road, Singapore 207472

Check-in: 3pm, Check-out: 12pm



TOP 5 Spacepod@Hive (The Hive Singapore Hostel)

The Hive Singapore Hostel is located at the edge of the Little India cultural district and is in close proximity to Boon Keng MRT Station and Farrer Park MRT Station where you can shop to your heart’s content at City Square Mall and Mustafa Centre. A short bus ride would bring you to Bugis and Marina Bay where many must-see attractions are.

Apart from stylish pods that ensures comfort and privacy, there are many freebies here which includes wifi, breakfast, laundry services, luggage storage, map, coffee and tea and overseas call, all with the aim of meeting your needs and helping you feel at home. Guests who enjoy meeting new people can head to the common lounge area to chill out or read newspapers and books, or go to the games room for movies and board games.

Address: 624 Serangoon Road, Singapore 218223

Check-in: 2pm, Check-out: 12pm



TOP 6 Bond Boutique Capsule Hotel @ Bugis

The stylish boutique capsule hotel is one of the newest in the list, being in operation only since January 2019. The location is superb, being walking distance to both the Bugis shopping district and the Arab Street area where Sultan Mosque and the Malay Heritage Centre is, along with rows of quaint little shops in conserved shophouses which sell a variety of novel goods. Three MRT Stations (Bugis, Bras Basah, Rochor) that serve three different lines are also within walking distance. The Esplanade, Merlion, CHIJMES, Marina Bay and Little India are all a short train/bus ride away.

All capsules come with a personal locker, safety deposit box, power and USB plugs, mirror, closet, reading light, air vent and privacy curtain, which makes for a comfortable stay. Kettle, bidet, hairdryer and dishwasher are also available. A prized feature among guests is the sound proofing which allows guests to have a good sleep in spite of the hustle and bustle of the surrounding areas. A continental breakfast is available for guests.

Address: 7A Jln Pinang, Singapore 199139

Check-in: 2pm, Check-out: 12pm



TOP 7 Rucksack Inn@Lavender Street

Rucksack Inn @ Lavender Street is located near Bendemeer and Farrer Park MRT Stations. With the recent expansion to 150 beds, it is one of the biggest backpacker hostels in Singapore. It is walking distance to Little India and the cafes at Jalan Besar. From Farrer Park MRT station, you can easily access Orchard Road, Clarke Quay, Chinatown and Sentosa within half an hour. Bugis Street and Arab Street is a short bus ride away. Lavender MRT Station is 15 minutes walk away, which makes it ideal for travellers who need to go to the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA).

You can choose from dormitory rooms, private rooms or pod-style beds. All rooms are air-conditioned and come with a fan, bedside reading lamp and private locker. Other facilities include iMacs, iron, hairdryer, microwave, toaster and fridge which guests can use for free. There is also a rooftop area where guests can chill out and relax with friends. Complimentary breakfast of toast, coffee and tea is provided in the morning until midday, and there’s free purified water. Discounted attraction tickets and local experiential tours are also available.

Address: 280 Lavender Street, Singapore 338800

Check-in: 2pm, Check-out: 12pm



TOP 8 OSS Backpackers Hostel

Similar to some of the previous listings, it is located near Farrer Park MRT Station (North East Line) and Lavender MRT Station (East West Line) so you can access both lines to go to the attractions easily. Jalan Besar is at your doorstep where you can savour local food at the various eateries which open till late.

All pods come with privacy curtain and personal reading light, and you can choose between single or queen-sized pods. There’s complimentary buffet or halal breakfast. The front desk operates 24 hours and staff are known to be friendly and helpful. Guests can also use the shared kitchen.

Address: 9 Hamilton Road, Singapore 209180

Check-in: 2pm, Check-out: 12pm



TOP 9 Beary Best! Chinatown

Located just 250m away from Chinatown MRT Station, Beary Best! Chinatown is set in one of the many restored shophouses in Chinatown. This is a great location to explore Chinatown with all kinds of Chinese cuisines at your doorstep and attractions such as Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, Hong Lim Food Centre, Maxwell Food Centre and Chinatown Point Shopping Mall within walking distance. From Chinatown MRT Station, Little India, Harbourfront and Orchard Road are just a few stops away.

Beary Best! has been praised for its comfortable beds, rooms that block out sound and light, cosy communal area stocked with games, books and movies and the outdoor garden on the top floor. A small kitchen is also available for guests to cook and store food. Amenities include personal lockers, reading light and power point in each room. Computer workstations and game consoles are also available, on top of free local calls and free toiletries.

Address: 16 Upper Cross Street, Singapore 058331

Check-in: 2pm, Check-out: 12pm



TOP 10 The InnCrowd Backpackers’ Hostel

The Inncrowd Backpackers’ Hostel is located in the middle for 4 MRT Stations (Rochor, Little India, Bras Basah, Bugis), making it extremely accessible to most places. Little India and Bugis are a short stroll away. Nearby landmarks include LASALLE College of the Arts, Tekka Market and Sim Lim Square. It is also close to cheap eateries, supermarkets, money changers and post office.

Guests enjoy free breakfast with eggs, toast, spreads, fruit jams, coffee, tea and marmite, lockers and guided tours such as the free scooter tour at night. There are also discount tickets to various attractions such as the Universal Studios, Night Safari and River Cruise. Amenities include an outdoor roof-top shower, fully equipped kitchen, lounge with books, and TV, and foosball. They also pride themselves on offering the cheapest and coolest beer for you to unwind with friends.

Address: 73 Dunlop Street, Singapore 209401

Check-in: 2pm, Check-out: 12pm



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