The Best Hostels in Singapore

By Two Monkeys Travel - Contributor September 23rd, 2015 Posted in Asia, Best Backpacker Hostels, Travel Blog 38 Comments

Singapore is one of the fastest-growing destinations for travelers in South East Asia, so it’s time to start looking for the best hostels for your stay in Singapore! With so many cultures making up this bustling city, you’ll go wild for the Singapore food culture. You’ll also be amazed at how such a huge business metropolis can integrate so many interesting green spaces into its design. Get ready to explore the many faces of Singapore!

Here is the ultimate list of the best hostels in Singapore, including rates, locations and great reviews that will definitely help you with your stay in Singapore.

Read all the way down for the full list of the best 15 hostels in Singapore, or just skip straight to the top 5 Singapore Hostels below!

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best hostels in singapore 123Fisher BnB Hostel in Singapore. This Singapore hostel has a great lounge are for hanging out with other travelers! Great security. Close to the MRT and supermarkets. check price button2 dnd 300x178
best hostels in singaporeFive Stones is the best cheap hostel in Singapore! Close to Arab street, Kampung Glam and also Bugis areas. Showers, free breakfast, free WiFi and lockers.check price button2 dnd 300x178
best hostels in singapore river city innRiver City Inn is the best quiet hostel in Singapore. The library-style common room is tranquil. Close to the MRT and lots of cool bars.check price button2 dnd 300x178
best hostels in singapore adler hostelAdler Hostel is the classiest hostel in Singapore for travelers who like a bit more refinement! Privacy curtains on dorm beds, fast WiFi and right next to China Town. check price button2 dnd 300x178
best hostels in Singapore The Pod Boutique Capsule HostelThe Pod Boutique Capsule Hostel is the best boutique hostel in Singapore. Modern, stylish, affordable and unique.check price button2 dnd 300x178



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The Best Hostels in Singapore

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Fisher BnB

Price: Dorms from $24.06

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Singapore?

FAMOUS FOR: A hostel quite near to the MRT, around 7-10 mins walk. There is also a supermarket nearby if you need some stuff. The place is easy to find, just walk straight from V hotel about 10-15 mins. The room is clean with two big lockers for your stuff, nice bed, and blanket plus bathroom and toilet is clean. It is also very safe here because to enter the hostel and the room; you have to bring the hostel card. There is a nice lounge area where guests can relax and meet interesting people. The outdoor lounge is perfect for a relaxing time at the end of the day. The staff is extremely kind, and the atmosphere of the hostel is calm and cosy. Truly, this is one of the best hostels to chill out and relax in Singapore.

Tree In Lodge

The Best Hostel in Singapore for Budget Travelers!

PRICE: Dorms from $15.79

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Singapore?

FAMOUS FOR: If you’re looking for a nice place to feel at home, this is the right spot! It’s a homey hostel in an HDB flat surrounded by friendly neighbourhood, strategic location with eateries around, close enough to Outram MRT station and bus stop right in front of the doorstep. SK, the owner, is friendly and helpful. He maintains the hostel very clean and eco-friendly. You will like their go green concept and facts written on walls. Bathrooms/restroom are in very good condition. Tree Inn Lodge is one of the best value for money hostels in Singapore.

Maple Lodge

PRICE: Dorms from $18.95 whilst Privates from $35.53

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Singapore?

FAMOUS FOR: Maple Lodge is a charming little boutique hostel located seconds away from Chinatown MRT Station (Exit A). At Maple Lodge, we strive to provide you with a clean, safe, friendly and relaxed environment to make the best out of your stay in Singapore, all at an affordable price. Our capacity of 30 guests fosters a perfect combination of cosy and friendly and you will certainly make some lovely new friends here! In terms of facilities, each guest will have a private safe and padlocks to store their belongings.

Fresh linen will be prepared for all guests, and toiletries are available for use in the common bathrooms as well. Fresh towels and laundry facilities are also available at a nominal fee. Breakfast will be provided to fuel yourselves up, not to mention free WiFi and two public laptops to update your friends and family of your adventures! There will even be a working area for guests who wish to do their work. The clean and peaceful atmosphere makes this one of the best hostels for couples in Singapore.

Five Stones Hostel

PRICE: Dorms from $18.95 whilst Privates from $35.53

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Singapore?

FAMOUS FOR: Five Stones is a great hostel for budget travellers in Singapore. It has a fantastic location where a traveller can access to nearest Bugis MRT within 5-8 mins, bus stop just right in front of the hostel, easy access to good foods at Arab street, Kampung Glam and also Bugis area plus it’s a 2 mins walk to places for chill out at night. Staff is incredibly friendly and warm. They are speaking well in English, very informative with all the goings-on in and around the country of Singapore. The hostel has decent showers, provides free breakfast, with free WiFi and each room has lockers. The air conditioning in the lounge is great and there are free umbrellas to borrow. They also organize a food tour which is a great way to meet fellow travellers.

River City Inn

The Best Hostel in Singapore for Solo Travelers

PRICE: Dorms from $18.80

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Singapore?

FAMOUS FOR: This hostel is convenient, clean and centrally located; just 5 mins walk from Clarke Quay MRT station. It’s just a 3-5 minute walk from the subway and steps away from really cool bars and other places to hang out. Not only is the staff super friendly and courteous and the hostel itself is spotless, but the vibe is so chill. Everyone in this Singapore hostel is so laid back and down to have a good time. Everything in the hostel is very clean and tidy. Such a good place for budget travellers!

Adler Hostel

PRICE: Dorms from $37.60

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Singapore?

FAMOUS FOR: This place has got class! The beds are comfy, feels like a high-class material with lovely duvet and linens. There is even a satin curtain that shields you from the light outside.  In the mixed room, you can normally see luggage lying around, but there’s still space to walk by. Private lockers are inside the bunk, so no worries about leaving your things behind. It has a cosy lobby with people from different races and countries trying this place out. You either talk to them or just be in your zone and enjoy the fast WiFi with a cup of tea readily available.

Mr Adler is also sometimes seen around the place at night. He’s a kind and cool person, trying to maintain good relationships with all the people who stay here. The location of the hostel is also excellent. Just right across the street, you have Chinatown and Chinatown MRT. Lots of shopping options and food options too! It’s a great value with an excellent location. Adler Hostel is one of the best hostels for a stylish stay in Singapore!

Betel Box Backpacker Hostel

PRICE: Dorms from $13.53

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Singapore?

FAMOUS FOR: Betel Box Hostel is an excellent place to stay in Singapore. It is situated in a culturally rich neighbourhood which is also surrounded by an array of restaurants and shops. The location is convenient, and the hostel is always clean and well run. The 24-hour check-in desk is surprisingly handy, and the WiFi works well. They also provide free access to a gym around the corner and ample locker space. The owner Tony is a very knowledgeable host as well as extremely helpful staff. The staff is all super friendly and helpful. They also do rent out bicycles and scooters so you can enjoy the city in a whole new perspective. Hip and cosy at a great value, this is one of the best hostels in Singapore.

Wink Hostel

The Best Hostel in Singapore for Couples

PRICE: Dorms from $37.60

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Singapore?

FAMOUS FOR: It’s a very nice hostel right in the centre of Chinatown and well worth the extra money over other cheaper hostel facilities. The rooms are well air-conditioned, very secure and each bed has its own electrical outlet to charge electronics and a light switch next to it. It has a really cool feature when you enter the room. The bed assigned to you lights up for several minutes when you use your access card to enter your room. The staff is available 24/7 and very friendly/ attentive. The hostel is incredibly clean, and the common areas are well-stocked with books and TVs. Highly recommended as one of the best hostels for modern design in Singapore.

Asphodel Inn

The Best Hostel in Singapore with Private Rooms

PRICE: Privates from $36.34

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Singapore?

FAMOUS FOR: It’s a good hostel with reasonable costs and a good location. The hostel is in a prime area with Buddhist, Chinese and Indian temples at close quarters.  A perfect hostel for vegetarians in Singapore?! The location is like heaven for vegetarians since there are many vegetarian restaurants located in Little India. Not only this but the Mustafa Centre which is open 24 hours and sells everything and anything is a short 5-10 minute walk away. This hostel is also really close to Farrer Park MRT, perhaps a 5-10 minute walk. The hostel has free internet too, and it’s quite good. It’s very clean, and the entire staff is fantastic.

The Pod – Boutique Capsule Hostel

PRICE: Dorms from $36.09

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Singapore?

FAMOUS FOR: The location at Beach Road is perfect. The hostel is near to many F&B establishments and transportation is a breeze with taxis easily available and buses both in the front and back roads of the hotel. Just around the corner, there are lots of bars, nice shops and fancy restaurant where you can go. The price is really good for the nice, clean and comfy environment. The room is nicely decorated, clean and comfortable. The facilities are modern and meticulously clean. There is a free breakfast buffet provided too. Not only is The Pod comfy and cheap, but it’s also one of the most unique hostels in Singapore!

Lotus Hostel (Singapore Backpacker Hostel)

PRICE: Dorms from $19.55

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Singapore?

FAMOUS FOR: Hostel location is pretty decent which is quite close to a few bus stops, cheap food courts nearby and a convenience store on the same block. Sentosa and the waterfront are quite easy to get to from the hostel as well. It is a really lovely little hostel run by two of the jolliest people in Singapore, Kim, and Roy. The bed is very comfortable, and the air-conditioning works well. Everything is spotless, and the WiFi has a fast connection. Simple breakfast is included. Free tea, coffee and toast all day long are handy. Many small touches make this the friendliest little hostel in Singapore!

Quarters Hostel

PRICE: Dorms from $35.69

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Singapore?

FAMOUS FOR: The location is great as it is central and close to two good MRT stations. Clarke Quay is also just minutes away by foot. It’s an excellent hostel with a very friendly and helpful staff, perfect location, good facilities (including outlets at every bed so you can recharge you electronically devices in the night + safety box at every bed), big breakfast, good beds/rooms and clean restrooms/showers. The hostel staff is very welcoming and helpful too. The hostel offers a great common room to meet other travellers, and the rooms are nice and clean.

Green Kiwi Backpacker Hostel

The Best Party Hostel in Singapore

PRICE: Dorms from $15.04

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Singapore?

FAMOUS FOR: This Hostel offers everything you need and even sells beer for a cheap price. The highlight in the hostel is definitely the atmosphere! Great and welcoming people, the staff are also so friendly and helpful. The Rooms are clean and big enough. The showers and toilets are also very good. The best thing is the rooftop, a brilliant social space where everyone comes out to chat in the evenings. It’s the bst hostel with a view in Singapore! The hostel has a very good atmosphere and is great to socialise in. Free breakfast of toast and spreads, fresh fruit, tea, and coffee are served until 1 PM. It’s also a very nice and friendly hostel near the bus station and MRT. Truly, this is one of the best hostels in Singapore.

Beary Best! By a very good hostel

The Best City Center Hostel in Singapore

PRICE: Dorms from $18.80

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Singapore?

FAMOUS FOR: It’s a hostel with quality accommodation for a very budget-friendly price. It’s definitely a very good accommodation for backpackers. Rooms are very clean with comfy beds, and each bottom bunk has a sheet for privacy. Security is excellent; a card is needed to get upstairs and to get into rooms. They also have a baggage room if you’re going elsewhere before and after check-in/out, a pantry, laundry, and a cosy lounge area.

The ambience is upbeat and vibrant but still a good place if you’re just up to bum around all day. It’s a hostel with very accommodating and helpful staff too! They even provide free breakfast and all-day coffee and tea. The location is great too which is 5 min walk to Chinatown MRT station and 1-minute walk to the main street bus stop. It’s unexpectedly awesome for the price and definitely one of the cheapest hostels in Singapore!

Shophouse The Social Hostel

PRICE: Dorms from $13.53

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Singapore?

FAMOUS FOR: Location of the hostel is fabulous. It is close to bus stations, the MRT station, attractions, food outlets and shopping centres. They also provide free breakfast, free earplugs and has a reading light, electric socket and hanger for every bed. Free lockers are also provided, and a key card is needed for you to enter the building and room. The price is cheap for the location and all the facilities make this is one of the best-equipped hostels in Singapore.

The Mitraa

PRICE: Dorms from $15.04

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Singapore?

FAMOUS FOR: This hostel is located near to MRT station by walking distance. Mustafa centre is also within walking distance. Cheap and quality hostel for Singapore cost of life! The rooms, washrooms, and the kitchen are extremely clean and tidy. Though they have a common bathroom, they can maintain it to be as clean as possible. The people in the reception are exceptionally helpful and are always active and cheerful too. Best rooms, best services, best location, best reception, and best housekeeping. It’s no surprise that this is one of the cleanest hostels in Singapore.

Rucksack Inn @ Lavender Street

PRICE: Dorms from $20.30

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Singapore?

FAMOUS FOR: Rucksack Inn hostel has a great location which is near MRT station, Mustafa shopping centre, and several food centres. Amenities are good. Bed, restroom and showers are clean and well maintained. The lounge area is spacious to accommodate guests wanting to just hang out and relax. The common area has two desktops, books and even a guitar. It’s the best hostel for sociable travelers in Singapore. There’s even unlimited free flow of bread, jams, coffee and tea.

The InnCrowd Backpackers Hostel 2

PRICE: Dorms from $15.41

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Singapore?

FAMOUS FOR: This relatively cheap hostel in Singapore has a great location. It’s about 7 minutes walk to the metro stop and Little India itself. The hostel serves a free breakfast of toast and coffee which is great. There’s also a free scooter tour of the city, so it’s a great hostel for active travelers in Singapore! Rooms are clean, and the staff are friendly and helpful. Good information is being provided at the front desk, and they also have a great common room to talk to other travellers too. They also provide you locker where you can put all your expensive stuff especially your passport.

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38 thoughts on “The Best Hostels in Singapore

  1. Is there any affordable hostel somewhere in Orchard? I’ve been to SG once from last year, but I stayed at the Hotel with my partner. By middle of this month, I am travelling by myself and I want to try living in a hostel if it’s economical.

  2. Hi! I’m planning to go to Sigapore with my 5year old and my 16year ild and hysband. Which hosyel do you recimmend for us? Private room is badly needed. Thanks!

  3. Maybe next time consider giving the rates too. It’s rather ambiguous when staff failed to mention weekend rates!?!!

  4. Im planning to travel in Singapore next year. And it my first time. Can you give tips and how much the budget to i need to prepare. How about Travellers@SG what can you say about? Is it recommendable?

  5. Please help me, i want to bring my 2 years old baby to singapore. Which hostel should i stay. or hotel with minimum budget. Thank u.

  6. Everytime I visit Singapore, I always stay at The Mitraa Inn in Serangoon Road. Always love the place and their hospitality. Strategic place. Really close with the MRT station, 24 hours minimarket, and 24 hours restaurant. Try to eat at Adam’s corner near the inn, they serve delicious food with very reasonable price.

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