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24 Hours in Singapore (on a budget)

Posted by ginger1 on 26/12/2010 at 10:55


my boyfriend and I will be arriving in Singapore in early January for 24 hours before catching a flight to Krabi. can anyone recommend a truly good hostel? because we have so little time and will wake up early we definitely want to stay somewhere that we will be able to get sleep, and location is important because we don't want to waste time getting back and forth from where we stay. any suggestions would be appreciated.


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Posted by goonistik on 27/12/2010 at 09:43


I haven't been in Singapore in ages. But it is pretty easy to get around using the MRT. The East-West MRT line is the most direct route to and from Changi Airport. Ideally to minimize transfers, the hostel would be located near a station on the East-West route.

This place looks promising even though it does require you to make a transfer.


You can check out tripadvisor for the reviews. The only disadvantage I see here is that it requires you to make a transfer at the Outram park station to get on the Northeast line and head towards the Little India station. Based on google maps, the hostel is about 400 meters away from the station.

You can find a map of the MRT system here.

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Posted by peter27 on 28/12/2010 at 18:56

Youcan try Fernloft East Coast Hostel.It is located quite close to airport and at around 15minutes drive from the airport.Youcan also find good dining areas nearby.

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Posted by idreamofdurian on 10/11/2011 at 08:53 TF writer

While Fern Loft East Coast is nice, it isn't within walking distance of a MRT station.

Instead, try Betel Box hostel - it's about halfway between the airport and downtown Singapore, a 10 minute walk from the MRT, one of the quieter hostels, and surrounded by great local places to eat.

There's a travelfish review here: https://www.travelfish.org/accommodation_profile/singapore/central_region/central_area/east_singapore/all/4748

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Posted by wanderlust4 on 13/1/2012 at 03:56

try centrally located hostels like Five Stones Hostel, Beary Good Hostel or Rucksack Inn. you can walk to food, sights, attractions without spending extra travelling time. :)

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