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  • 10 great hostels in Singapore

    10 great hostels in Singapore

    In early 2014, we stayed a night in each of 15 Singapore hostels we selected from an original list of 30 we had carefully curated. From those 15 nights, we hereby present our 10 favourite hostels in ... Read more.

  • 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.

    We've covered family rooms under S$120, but 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 bathroom ... 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.



Central Singapore

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.

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.

  • 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

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