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  • Singapore's cheapest hostels

    Singapore's cheapest hostels

    Counting your pennies? Read on.

    How do you choose a hostel in Singapore? Do you research which one has the friendliest atmosphere or is closest to the MRT, or do you just book the best deal you can find? As a budget traveller ... Read more.

  • Family rooms under S$120 in Singapore

    Family rooms under S$120 in Singapore

    A few options for families on a budget.

    It’s hard to find a budget hotel room in Singapore, and nearly impossible when you’re travelling with kids. A budget of around S$120 per night for two adults and two children limits you to ... Read more.

  • Family rooms from S$120-250 in Singapore

    Family rooms from S$120-250 in Singapore

    Some midrange options.

    While we've written about family rooms under S$120, in Singapore’s over-priced hotel market this gets you little more than four walls and two beds. Small luxuries like 24-hour air-con and your own ... Read more.

  • Singapore's best party hostels

    Singapore's best party hostels

    Get social.

    Singapore’s night life can be a blast when you’re in the right company. If you’re looking for a hostel where the other residents are always up for a pitcher of Tiger Beer, this is where you ... Read more.

  • Long-term places to stay in Singapore

    Long-term places to stay in Singapore

    From hotels to six stars.

    Given the high price of hotels in Singapore, it's worth looking for a discounted rate if you're planning to stay long-term. Here are some options to cover every budget from backpacker to ... Read more.

  • Test driving Singapore's hostels

    Test driving Singapore's hostels

    Trying to decide on our pick of the best.

    On the back of our successful Bangkok’s best hostels ebook we’re one week into our road testing of Singapore’s hostels. While we’ve still got a way to go, some things appear clear: If ... Read more.

  • Security and hostel dorms in Singapore

    Security and hostel dorms in Singapore

    Some points to watch out for.

    I’m a bit over half way through my couple of weeks of Singapore hostel testing and it’s all run pretty smoothly — some places have been great, others considerably less so. For someone who ... Read more.





While Singapore's shopping belt is dominated by five-star international hotel, we've opted to concentrate on options that won't break the bank.

Little India

Good value accommodation for all budgets are found in Little India, with the bonus of being situated in a rich heritage area well connected by public transportation, and the proximity to downtown Singapore.

Bugis and Kampong Glam

Bugis and Kampong Glam make an excellent base for exploring Singapore and are home to a high concentration of budget hotels and hostels.

  • Tree In Lodge

    Tree In Lodge

    Eco-friendly and traveller-designed

    2 Tan Quee Lan St
    T: 6884 5512;

    Even if it weren't commendable for being Singapore's first environmentally-conscious hostel, we'd still rave about Tree In Lodge for its thoughtful layout and central location. Curtains on every bed ... Read the full review of Tree In Lodge .

    4.5 stars Under S$ 30 1 vote Backpacker
  • Travellers Inn

    Travellers Inn

    A model hostel, if you can follow the rules

    127 Tyrwhitt Rd
    T: 6291 2382;

    Travellers Inn is run by a young Singaporean couple who give the hostel the loving care they would their own home. There are thoughtful details like privacy curtains in the dorm and the hostel is ... Read the full review of Travellers Inn.

    4 stars Under S$ 30 1 vote Backpacker
  • Hostel Amigos

    Hostel Amigos

    Muy bueno staff

    55 Lavender St
    T: 6298 2908 ;

    The staff are so amazing at this small hostel it's no surprise to learn they're backpackers themselves. Dorms are a mix of bunks and regular beds and rates include WiFi, lockers, use of washing ... Read the full review of Hostel Amigos.

    4 stars Under S$ 30 1 vote Backpacker
  • Feel At Home

    Feel At Home

    Kampong Glam hospitality

    7A Pinang Rd
    T: 6293 9554;

    The welcome is so warm at this newish guesthouse in the Arab Quarter you'll feel like you're staying with family. Ikea furniture and a cheerful coat of paint give the air-con dorms a modern look and ... Read the full review of Feel At Home.

    4 stars Under S$ 30 1 vote Backpacker
  • 5footway.inn Project Bugis

    5footway.inn Project Bugis

    Comfy with a quiet location.

    10 Aliwal Street, Singapore

    Named for the covered passageways along Singapore’s traditional shophouses, 5footway.inn offers contemporary budget accommodation in restored heritage buildings. Since opening in 2011 they’ve ... Read the full review of 5footway.inn Project Bugis.

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    3.5 stars Under S$ 30 1 vote Backpacker
  • The Sultan

    The Sultan

    Tasteful heritage hotel

    101 Jalan Sultan, Singapore
    T: 6723 7101;

    Set among the antique shops and fish-head steamboat restaurants of Singapore’s Jalan Sultan is a charming boutique hotel named (you guessed it) The Sultan. Tastefully converted from 10 art deco-era ... Read the full review of The Sultan.

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    3.5 stars S$150 to 300 1 vote Toprange
  • The Pod Boutique Hotel

    The Pod Boutique Hotel

    Sleep in sleek style

    289 Beach Rd
    T: 6298 8505;

    The Pod brands itself as a “boutique capsule hotel” and you’ll find it on the upper floors of a modern building on Beach Road, just around the corner from Arab Street in Kampong Glam. The look ... Read the full review of The Pod Boutique Hotel.

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    3.5 stars S$ 30 to 80 1 vote Flashpacker
  • Drop Inn

    Drop Inn

    Perfect for socialising

    253 Lavender St
    T: 6299 3817;

    With comfy dorms and plenty of communal space, the Drop Inn is a perfect backpacker crash pad. Dorms come in configurations of three or seven sturdy Ikea bunk-beds and are air-con overnight. The ... Read the full review of Drop Inn .

    3.5 stars Under S$ 30 1 vote Backpacker
  • Southeast Asia Hotel

    Southeast Asia Hotel

    Old-school bargain

    190 Waterloo St
    T: 6338 2394; F: 6338 3480

    It takes a certain type of traveller to appreciate an old-school Chinese hotel like this. While the rooms are adequate, catering to basic needs rather than creature comforts, calling them well-worn ... Read the full review of Southeast Asia Hotel.

    3.5 stars S$80 to 150 1 vote Midrange
  • Hangout at Mt. Emily

    Hangout at Mt. Emily

    Stylish but not the bargain it used to be

    10A Upper Wilkie Rd
    T: 6438 5588; F: 6339 6008

    We used to rave about Hangout but prices have risen here significantly in the past few years, and are quite a bit higher for a dorm room compared to the competition these days. While the quoted ... Read the full review of Hangout at Mt. Emily.

    3.5 stars S$ 30 to 80 1 vote Flashpacker
  • The Green Kiwi

    The Green Kiwi

    Great backpacker vibe

    55 Bussorah Street
    T: 9695 9331;

    If you’re in the market for a hostel with a true hostel vibe, it is very difficult to go past The Green Kiwi in the heart of Kampong Glam. With a fabulous location just down from Sultan Mosque ... Read the full review of The Green Kiwi.

    3 stars Under S$ 30 1 vote Backpacker
  • Backpacker Cozy Corner Guesthouse

    Backpacker Cozy Corner Guesthouse

    You get what you pay for

    490 North Bridge Rd
    T: 6339 6128;

    Being the cheapest hostel in central Singapore requires cutting a few corners, and at Cozy Corner they seem to be staff and cleanliness. Staff moods range from indifferent to surly and every space in ... Read the full review of Backpacker Cozy Corner Guesthouse.

    2.5 stars Under S$ 30 1 vote Backpacker

East Singapore

Between the city centre and airport, and with easy MRT connections to both, the East Coast is home to a growing number of hostels.

  • Celestial Resort

    Celestial Resort

    Escape the crowds at this island resort

    1000 Pulau Ubin Island
    T: 6542 6681; F: 6542 6166

    Unless you've packed a tent Celestial Resort is the only place to stay on Pulau Ubin island and, in a surprising twist, is actually better than it looks online. Standard rooms are spacious with ... Read the full review of Celestial Resort.

    4.5 stars S$80 to 150 1 vote Midrange
  • Betel Box Hostel

    Betel Box Hostel

    Efficient and great tours

    200 Joo Chiat Rd
    T: 6247 7340;

    Long-running Betel Box has been an equally long-running Travelfish.org favourite due to its eclectic location on Joo Chiat Road and old-school backpacker vibe. The owner, Tony, is a die-hard fan of ... Read the full review of Betel Box Hostel.

    4 stars Under S$ 30 1 vote Backpacker
  • Axis Hostel

    Axis Hostel

    Cheap rooms with an MRT view

    6A Lor 27 Geylang
    T: 9100 9123;

    Super-cheap rates and a location almost overlooking the MRT are the selling points of Axis Hostel. Despite the grim exterior the hostel is pretty new with the usual Ikea furniture and a big TV in the ... Read the full review of Axis Hostel .

    3.5 stars Under S$ 30 1 vote Backpacker
  • Fernloft at East Coast

    Fernloft at East Coast

    Easy airport access

    693A East Coast Rd
    T: 6449 9066; F: 6449 9066

    This no-frills hostel near East Coast beach is perfect for a short stay. It seems to cater to women as there are two cosy female dorms but just one mixed room. Dorms are reasonably clean and ... Read the full review of Fernloft at East Coast .

    3.5 stars Under S$ 30 1 vote Backpacker

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