The 5 Best Backpacker Hostels in Singapore

Image: River City Inn Hostel

Coming to Singapore, travelers have a wide range of choices for accommodation from luxury hotels, budget hotels to backpacker hostels.

In Singapore, hostels are the best option to make use of the budget. Only offering facilities for basic needs like bed, bathroom, locker and breakfast, but this kind of accommodation is good and safe enough for travelers who want to save money for the journey of city exploration.

This list presents you the 5 best backpacker hostels in Singapore.

1. Beary Nice! by A Beary Good Hostel

Beary Nice! by A Beary Good Hostel Image: Beary Nice!

Opened in 2010, Beary Nice! by A Beary Good Hostel is now renowned as one of the best hostels in Singapore, offering travellers a secure and comfortable place to stay at affordable rates. Good location at the heart of Chinatown, nice and clean dorm rooms, and useful facilities are what make backpackers love this hostel.

Quick facts

  • Choose between 8 or 10 bed mixed dorms
  • Gender separated bathrooms
  • Elevator access
  • Rates from S$28.00 – S$30.00 per bed
  • Nearby attractions: Chinatown Heritage Centre, Chinatown Food Street, Pagoda Street, Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, Maxwell Road Hawker Centre
  • 2013 Winner of Best Hostel in Singapore

2. River City Inn Hostel

River City Inn Hostel Image: River City Inn Hostel

Located at Hong Kong Street, Clarke Quay area, River City Inn is another popular hostel in central Singapore. The hostel is equipped with modern facilities and offers a variety of dorm beds catering to all backpacker staying needs.

Quick facts

  • Choose between 6 or 12 bed mixed dorms
  • Ladies-only dorm available
  • Private 4-bed room available
  • Rates from S$26.00 – S$29.00 per bed
  • Nearby attractions: Singapore River, Clarke Quay, Boat Quay, Central Mall, Asian Civilisations Museum
  • Awards for excellence 2012 and 2013 by HostelBookers

3. Betel Box Hostel

Betel Box Hostel Image: Betel Box Hostel

Nestled at the vibrant and lively Joo Chiat area is Betel Box, one of the most favourite backpacker hostel in Singapore. The hostel is nicely decorated, and all of its air-conditioned dorms are equipped with quality furniture and essential facilities.

Quick facts

  • Choose between 6, 8, and 20 bed mix dorms
  • Ladies-only 8 bed dorm available
  • Private double room available, can stay up to 4 people
  • Rates from S$20.00 – S$25.00 per bed
  • Nearby attractions: Joo Chiat Heritage Town, Geylang Serai Wet Market
  • Winner of Certificate of Excellence 2013 – Tripadvisor

4. The Little Red Dot Hostel

The Little Red Dot Hostel Image: The Little Red Dot

The Little Red Dot is a nice, clean and cosy hostel located at 125 Lavender Street, providing travel lovers comfortable and fun staying environment with air-conditioned rooms and a spacious greenery relaxing lounge, where guests can read a book, play games, drink coffee, and make friends with fellow travelers.

Quick facts

  • Choose between 4, 6, and 8 bed mix dorms
  • Ladies-only 8 bed dorm available
  • Rates from S$22.00 – S$30.00 per bed
  • Airport shuttles are provided for an extra fee
  • Nearby attractions: Little India, Geylang, City Square Mall

5. Drop Inn Hostel

Drop Inn Hostel Image: Drop Inn Hostel

Founded in 2009, and recently renovated in 2013, Drop Inn is a chic hostel furnished with new furniture and modern facilities. Besides dormitories, the hostel also offers private rooms for families and groups of friends at affordable rates.

Quick facts

  • Choose between 6 or 8 bed dorms
  • Female dorm available
  • Private double/triple/4-bed rooms available
  • Rates from S$29.00 – S$33.00 per bed
  • Nearby attractions: Mustafa Centre, Little India

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