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11 Cheap Hostels In Singapore For IG-Worthy Staycations From $19.60/Night

Cheap hostels in Singapore

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Staycations are a good alternative for a sleepover with friends, but you don’t have to spend excessively on a hotel just to tick comfort off your accommodation criteria. This can also be fulfilled at affordable hostels, which contrary to popular belief, don’t have to be dodgy or dirty. In fact, we’ve got many that are super aesthetically pleasing.

Most of them are also located in or near town, letting you explore the best of Singapore without having to travel far. They’re typically booked by solo travellers and small groups of tourists, so you might also be able to make friends from other countries during your stay.

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1. Wink Capsule Hostel – chic and cosy interior design (from $46/night)

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Wink Capsule Hotel boasts lush green walls and dark furniture in its lobby and dining room, creating a cosy yet chic atmosphere. The muted tones are relaxing on the eyes, with the only decorations being a couple of potted plants.

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Venture to the dorms and you will find bed cabins stacked snugly in rows. Curtains or sliding screens attached to the beds provide privacy. They have both unisex rooms as well as female-only rooms where a one day stay in the latter with 10 pods begins at $46.
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Communal bathrooms won’t be something you’re worried about when they look this clean and classy
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Book a stay at Wink Capsule Hotel.

Address: 8A Mosque Street, Singapore 059488
Telephone: 6222 2940

2. Adler Hostel – tropical vibes (from $61/night)

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The exterior of Adler Hostel might look like that of any other shophouse in Chinatown but the inside is what steals the show. Once you step in, you’ll be greeted with tropical decor resembling villas in Bali – with colourful cushioned couches, boho carpets and big leafy plants.

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The dorm rooms are just as pleasing to the eye. Take your pick between female specific, double bed or single bed dorms as well as those with balconies that offer a view of bustling Chinatown. Beds are clean and spacious and fitted with bright lights that make watching movies, reading or doing work on your bed easy on the eyes.

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Pop by the on-site Adler Coffee Bar for a cuppa joe and pastries like Chocolate Croissants ($3.60) and a Peach Danish ($4). For full meals, you can take a one minute walk to Maxwell Food Centrefor your fix of hawker food. A popular stall there is Zhen Zhen Porridge for their thick and flavourful Cantonese-style porridge.

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Address: 259 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058808
Telephone: 6226 0173

3. MET A Space Pod – futuristic space-themed capsules (from $52.50/night)

We’re all familiar with the capsule hotels in Japan, providing affordable stays in little pod-like bunks. Singapore, too, has such capsule pods, and MET A Space Pod has special space-themed ones. Each pod is complete with a bed, television with pre-loaded shows, and a vanity mirror. You can also toggle with your pod’s light controls to get white light for reading, or mellow blue for getting into the mood for sleep.

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Choose between Single (from $52.50) or Double Space Pods (from $119). For some change in environment, drop by the lounge area on the second floor for a movie screening, cosy up on a padded chair with the books available, or make new friends with the help of their stash of board games.

They have two branches – Boat Quay’s will give you the view of the Singapore River and allow you to be closer to nightlife, while the other is located in Chinatown.

Read our full review on MET A Space Pod here.

Boat Quay outlet
Address: 51 Boat Quay, Singapore 049840
Telephone: 6635 2694

Chinatown outlet
Address: 46B Smith Street, Singapore 058956
Telephone: 6909 0172

4. 5footway.inn Project Boat Quay – sleek monochromes (from $36.90/night)

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5footway.inn is decked out in a black and white colour scheme which makes it simple yet classy. When you set foot into the hostel, simply use the hassle-free self check-in kiosk before heading to your room.

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Choose between loft rooms or sharing dorms depending on how many people you’re with. Rooms include the 6 Bed Female Dorm ($33) and Standard Twin Room ($104).

View from outdoor dining area
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If you’re not catching up on some sleep, enjoy the view from the open rooftop area while getting some Vitamin D. And if the sun is blazing, there are indoor common areas with TV sets and Mac computers for your daily dose of Youtube or Netflix

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Address: 76 Boat Quay, Singapore 049864
Telephone: 6557 2769

5. Coziee Lodge – nautical and jail-themed rooms (from $20/night)

Nautical dorm with lifebuoys hanging by your bedside
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It isn’t every day that you get to sleep in a nautical-themed room or one that reminds you of a jail cell. At Coziee Lodge, you get to pick from 4 quirky themes, namely: Nautical, Jailbreak, Victorian and Old Nanyang. Prices of begin from $20.

The Jailbreak room has 10 beds, each with fake metal chains cuffed to the bed frames
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Like with most hostels, this one has couches in the lounge area as well as desktop computers.

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Address: 77A & 79A Geylang Road, Singapore 389197
Telephone: 6846 4358

6. Bunc Hostel – with foosball table, Xbox, and piano (from $24.30/night)

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Bunc Hostel is a spacious compound which has an industrial look, brought out by their modern furnishing. Besides their reception area which merges into a sizeable dining area, this hostel also has activity rooms with comfy beanbags, a foosball table and piano.

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There’s also an iMac station and a Fun Room which has a flat screen TV for movies and an Xbox.

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The dorms take on a sleek monochrome tone. You’ll find 6-bed ($30.60) to 16-bed ($24.30) dormitories as well as a Deluxe Double Room ( $128.70) if you want to room with your beau. Although there aren’t any curtains that you can draw for privacy in the dorms, the pathway in between opposite rows of beds is wide and provides good buffer space.

Address: 15 Upper Weld Road, Singapore 207372
Telephone: 6262 2862

7. Five Stones Hostel – colour coded rooms (from $30/night)

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Vibrantly coloured interiors are the running theme at Five Stones Hostel, where rooms are painted in striking colours of green, pink and blue with prices beginning from $30 for a night in a 10-person dorm.

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There’s also the option of having a Private Double Room all to yourself and your partner.

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Five Stones Hostel’s location is near Arab Street and Haji Lane, which have cafes, bars and boutique shops for you to explore. But if you prefer staying in, there are also books for you to borrow and a TV at the lounge area. Computer stations are also available as well so you can surf the net with their free wifi as well.

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Address: 285 Beach Road, Singapore 199550
Telephone: 6535 5607

8. COO Boutique Hostel – houses a neon-lit bar (from $30.09/night)

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When you enter COO Boutique hostel, you might think you’ve come to the wrong place because of the neon reception area. Their ground floor does in fact house a bar where you can sip on cocktails, shoot darts, and enjoy small bites like Chicken Winglets ($9) and a hearty BBQ Pulled Pork Burger ($21) with a side of thick-cut fries.

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This hostel also provides free bike rental services, so you can conveniently cycle your way to the nearby Tiong Bahru which is a treasure trove of cafes.

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The grey and purple colour scheme of the rooms make for the ideal ambience for a relaxing rest. They have 4, 6 and 8-person rooms which begin at $30.09.

Read our article on COO Boutique Hostel here.

Address: 259 Outram Road, Singapore 169056
Telephone: 6221 5060

9. Kampong @ Arab – affordable hostel (from $21/night)

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We love Arab street and Haji Lane because there are cafes and murals aplenty there, and by night the place comes to life with live music and drinks going around. If you’ve been planning a sleepover with your friends, opt for a hostel stay at Kampong @ Arab for a change where you can bunk with your squad with easy access to the area.

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The interior of this hostel is one of rustic earthy tones, thanks to cork-plastered walls and rattan benches. Round up your girl squad and book yourselves a stay in the women-only 12 or 10-bed dorm (from $21). Not to worry, there are also dorms for mixed-gender groups.

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Admire the cityscape from the outdoor terrace of the hostel, which is a nice spot for a good HTHT session.

Address: 48 Arab Street, Singapore 199745
Telephone: contact them here or via email

10. Hipstercity – container lofts and garden-themed toilets (from $54.03/night)

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Old-school American cinema vibes are what you’ll get when you step foot into the lobby of Hipstercity, a newly-opened hostel just a 6-minute walk from Clarke Quay MRT. Stepping in, you’ll be greeted with a homely brick-walled interior and block letter lights. The cafe area turns into a lounge for daily movie nights where you can meet new people.

Triple bed dorm with shared bath
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Hipstercity has both private rooms and loft rooms, the latter of which start from $77.51. If you prefer more privacy, the single bed (from $54.03) is a good option. Triple bed dorms are also available and especially suitable for couples travelling with a child as it comes with a full sized bed and a twin bed, all housed in closed-off space.

Loft beds
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The loft beds resemble cargo containers you see at markets like Artbox. And to amp up the comfort, they’ve also provided multiple beanbags for you to sink into.

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We all appreciate pretty bathrooms. Here, you’ll find a garden themed toilet with faux plants and painted plant motifs on the wall.

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The vanity areas are equally aesthetically pleasing with boho curtains and a dreamcatcher. And the best thing is the long mirror for you to check out your outfit before you get on with the day.

Address: 9 Circular Road, Singapore 049365
Telephone: 6816 6200

11. Century Service World – cheery rooms for cat lovers (from $19.62/night)

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Cats are a running theme in Century Service World – all their beds come with cat-printed curtains for privacy, which stand out nicely against the bright orange walls. Perfect for all those crazy ladies and animal-lovers out there. You can choose between 6-bed and 8-bed dorms with prices starting from $19.62.

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Their lounge-cum-pantry area has a mural of characters like Super Mario, Yoshi, and Sonic the Hedgehog which will cheer up your morning as you eat breakfast. Staying here also means that you can easily visit spots like Chinatown, which is just a 10-minute walk away.

Address: 5 Banda Street, Singapore 050005
Telephone: 8331 0005

Cheap hostels in Singapore

It isn’t every day that the idea of having a staycation in a hostel will come up among a group of friends. But many of the hostels in Singapore are actually uniquely decorated and are located in the prime location of the city centre. And an additional perk that comes with this is that you get to meet travellers from all over the world because of the more intimate arrangement of the accommodation.

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Giordan Neoh

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