Cheap hostels in Singapore


Cheap Hostels Singapore
Image adapted from (clockwise from top left): Hipstercity, Circular House, The Atlas Station)

We all have friends who swear by the hostel life – be it for the chance to meet new people or save a buck or two.

The next time these friends drop by our little island, here are 9 fresh and aesthetically-pleasing hostels in Singapore that prove that you can sleep just as comfortably without breaking the bank.

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1. BOND Boutique Capsule Hotel, Bugis – minimalist B&W hostel beside Haji Lane (from $27/night) 


Bond Boutique Capsule Singapore Outdoor Terrace
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BOND Boutique Capsule Hotel is where the traditional image of Kampong Glam and contemporary design coexist. It exudes sleek and modern vibes with a minimalistic take on its interior design. Located right next to Masjid Sultan, it’s only a minutes’ walk away from the many cafes and restaurants Haji Lane has to offer.


Image credit: BOND Boutique Capsule Hotel

As you walk into the dorms, you will find simple beds that echo BOND’s black and white theme. 

At $27/night, you can get a Single Bed at any of the mixed dorms with 20 bunks. You can also  choose a Double Bed (from $58) if you’re travelling with a friend, or just in need of more space to toss and turn. 

BOND Boutique Capsule Singapore Hotel NuVe UrbaneSwimming Pool
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With complimentary access to BOND’s sister hotels’ facilities, you can chill at Hotel NuVe’s outdoor terrace which is located right next door at no extra cost. Alternatively, enjoy a good breakfast and swim for only $12.90/pax at Hotel NuVe Urbane located at Kallang which is only a 10-minute walk from the hostel.

Additional perks: 

  • Complimentary usage of sister hotel’s outdoor terrace
  • Sister hotel’s 3-hour breakfast, pool and cabana access at $12.90/pax 
  • Sister hotel’s swimming pool access at $8/pax 

Closest F&B options: 

  • Swee Choon Tim Sum Restaurant – Famous old-school dim sum restaurant
  • Kian Seng Seafood Restaurant – Zi char and Teochew cuisine 
  • Usman Restaurant Pte Ltd – Pakistani and North Indian cuisine


Address
: 7A Jalan Pinang, Singapore 199139
Telephone: 6299 5975
Website


2. Circular House – colourful dorms with 24-hour eateries nearby($52/night)


Circular House Singapore Singapore Facade
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Located at Boat Quay, Circular House is a convenient option that’s surrounded by eateries. The black and white building stands out from its surroundings but wait till you see its contrasting and vibrant interior.

Circular House Singapore Bunks
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Head into the dorms and you’ll find that every one has their own monochromatic theme of yellow, pink, green and blue. The capsules have their own doors so you won’t be disturbed by the noise and lights from your neighbours.

Circular House Singapore Bunks Interior
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Soundproof doors ensure you have a good night’s sleep while small storage spaces are built into each bunk to put your phone and valuables right next to you. If work crops up in the middle of your short getaway, there is a foldable table that can prevent you from slouching over your iPad or laptop.

From $52/night, Circular House provides you an option to sleep in single bunks in a mixed dorm or private rooms if you prefer total privacy. 

Circular House Singapore Shared Bathrooms
Shared bathrooms are colour-coded to the respective dorm themes indicating a bathroom for each dorm
Image credit: Circular House

Even though the toilets are shared, you can have a shower, toilet and sink to yourself at a time.

Closest F&B Options:

  • 24-hour BK Eating House – Cheap kopitiam food
  • Legendary Bak Kut Teh – Hearty and wholesome soup
  • The Salted Plum – Taiwanese cuisine


Address
: 5 Circular Road, Singapore 049362
Telephone: 6805 8984
Website


3. Hipstercity – stow-away beds and proximity to Zouk ($76/night)


Hipstercity Singapore Reception
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Hipstercity is the hostel for individuals who love to be around all the action. Its location near hotspots like Zouk, National Gallery, and Chinatown Heritage Centre will keep your itinerary jam-packed with activities throughout the entire length of your stay.

Starting from $75/night, the hostel offers single, double, or loft beds in a shared dorm. 

Hipstercity Singapore Stow Away Bed
Hipstercity’s Small Double Bed in Dorm with Shared Bath
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Step into the hostel’s aesthetically-pleasing dorms with 8 beds that have splashes of yellow on its walls, beds, and even mirrors. The double bed options are all stow-away beds that you can conveniently flip out of the way when you need more floor space to unpack your luggage. Each sleeping space also includes a full-length wardrobe and mirror – a rarity for hostels. 

Hipstercity Singapore Loft Beds
Hipstercity’s Double Loft Bed in Dorm with Shared Bath
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Pick one of their loft beds and you’ll be treated to your own private nook complete with a wardrobe, desk, and a beanbag to laze on. The beds also sport queen size mattresses for ultimate comfort. 

Hipstercity Singapore Shared Bathrooms
Spacious shared bathroom with green decals to give you nature vibes
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The shared bathroom has two shower rooms and a shared sink. There are also two toilet cubicles nearby, allowing everyone to use the toilet efficiently.

Hipstercity Singapore Theatre Room
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In the day, the common area turns into a cosy, homestyle cafe for breakfast and quick snacks where you can recharge for the day. It then transforms into a movie lounge later in the night, complete with free blockbuster films that are screened daily on the hostel’s projector. 

Additional perks:

  • Airport shuttle
  • Toiletries
  • Full-length wardrobe

Closest F&B Options:

  • Yan Kee Noodle House – Famous bak chor mee sua
  • The Mask Restaurant & Bar – Western casual dining
  • King Kebabs – North Indian cuisine


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


4. BEAT. Sports Hostel At Little India – indoor gym, ping pong and arcade basketball ($28/night)


BEAT Sports Hostel Singapore Common Area
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BEAT. Sports Hostel is a sports-themed hostel for individuals who love to keep fit. Conveniently located in Little India, City Square Mall is a 5-minute walk away if shopping is part of your daily cardio.

BEAT Sports Hostel Singapore Bunks
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Accommodation wise, the rooms ooze Muji-esque vibes with its light wooden interior. Rooms range from a Bunk in a 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory ($28/night) to a Capsule Family Room With A Shared Bathroom that can house up to 8 people ($265/night).

BEAT Sports Hostel Singapore Common Area Games
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The hostel has a street basketball arcade machine and a table tennis table in the family room. There are also board games and consoles available for you to have a virtual showdown with your friends and family. 

BEAT Sports Hostel Singapore Fitness Centre
The humble fitness centre houses a treadmill and a bench with weights so you don’t miss out on your daily workout
Image credit: BEAT. Sports Hostel

Additional perks:

  • Toiletries
  • Fitness Room

Closest F&B Options:

  • Earnest Restaurant – Local coffee shop
  • Druggists – Western happy hour food
  • China Tastes – Cheap oysters and Chinese skewers 


Address
: 290A Jalan Besar Road, Singapore 208953
Telephone: 6291 5238
Website


5. The Atlas Station – space-themed capsules ($37/night)


The Atlas Station Singapore Space Pod Interior
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Make your Star Wars fantasies come true as you snuggle up in the all-white space pod at The Atlas Station. Each pod is dimly lit with violet lights that bring out the pod’s cool interior.

At $37/night, you can experience how it is like sleeping in a space pod that looks like it belongs to a NASA spaceship. Your personal space pod also has its own control panel for lights and air-conditioning to adjust to your liking.

The Atlas Station Singapore Space Pod Exterior
At the dorms, you will find 35 futuristic chambers neatly assembled with storage spaces located below them.
Image credit: The Atlas Station

The Atlas Station Breakfast Area
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Walking to the breakfast corner, Station 51, it’s as though you’ve returned home from space. You can enjoy The Atlas Station’s home-like atmosphere while you devour your morning toast. It offers continental, Asian and halal options to suit your dietary requirements.

The Atlas Station Singapore Front
It’s untelling that this lush exterior houses futuristic space pods that came from Star Wars.
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City Square Mall and Mustafa Centre are within a 10-minute walking distance for a quick bubble tea fix. Farrer Park MRT is also a 5-minute walk away to get around the island with ease.

Additional perks:

  • Personal vanity area
  • Daily housekeeping

Closest F&B Options:

  • Makan House by Ollella – Traditional kueh and lontong
  • Green Mint Restaurants – North and South Indian cuisines
  • Adam’s Corner Seafood Restaurant – Cheap and Halal coffee shop food


Address
: 424 Race Course Road, Singapore 218670
Telephone: 6291 5113
Website


6. Capsule Pod Boutique Hostel – Wes Anderson-style heritage shophouse ($46/night)


Capsule Pod Boutique Hostel Singapore Facade
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The Capsule Pod Boutique Hostel’s facade is so visually arresting, it probably has people stopping in their tracks for a double take. While not as extravagant on the inside, you can expect to find simple Nordic-style bunks and all the basic amenities you’d need from storage spaces to bath towels.

Capsule Pod Boutique Singapore Hostel Bunks
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A Single Bed in a Mixed Dorm of 12 beds is priced at $46/night but other room types like the Private Room with Two Queen Capsule Beds ($220/night) are suitable for families of 4 who want to travel on a budget in comfort. 

Capsule Pod Boutique Hostel Singapore Outdoor Terrace
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You can have a chat with your friends as you enjoy your morning cuppa on the outdoor terrace that has a oriental vibes.

Additional perks:

  • Reading lamp
  • Outdoor terrace access

Closest F&B Outlets:

  • Din Tai Fung at Chinatown Point – Taiwanese fare
  • Taj Authentic Indian Cuisine – Famous Biryani 
  • Winestone – Western wine and dine


Address
: 64 Arab Street, Singapore 19976
Telephone: 8814 8509
Website


7. Beary Best! Kampong Glam – free walking tours and rooftop terrace ($33/night)


Beary Best Kampong Glam Singapore Bunks
Image adapted from: Beary Best! Kampong Glam

Beary Best! Hostel Kampong Glam offers modest interiors at affordable prices along Arab Street, the hotspot in Bugis among millennials. From $33/night, the hostel provides you with amenities like hairdryers and towels during your stay in a mixed dorm of 18 bunks. 

Beary Best Kampong Glam Singapore Outdoor Terrace
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The highlight of this hostel is its rooftop terrace. Grass mats are laid out with white cube seats for you to chill out with some snacks and take in the amazing view of Masjid Sultan and the many shophouses of Kampong Glam. 

You can also sign up for free walking tours along Kampong Glam, Chinatown, and Little India with the hostel to have some cultural immersion. 

Additional perks:

  • Reading lamp
  • Toiletries
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Outdoor terrace access

Closest F&B Options:

  • Arabica Coffee – Famous cafe chain from Kyoto
  • I Am… Cafe – Halal Western cuisine
  • Fika Swedish Bistro – Quaint Halal Swedish fare


Address
: 64 Arab Street, Singapore 199761
Telephone: 8814 8509
Website


8. Wanderloft Capsule Hostel – hidden hostel in Chinatown ($36/night)


Wanderloft Capsule Hostel Singapore Front
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Nestled among the Chinatown shophouses of South Bridge Road, Wanderloft Capsule Hostel is practically unnoticeable. Walk through the shophouse Leong Sen & Co.’s corridor to find a sign that welcomes you to the 2nd floor and leads to the hostel.

Wanderloft Capsule Hostel Singapore Bunks
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In the dorms, you will find clean capsules with towels neatly presented and blue satin blinds drawn to the side. At $36/night, your bunk also includes a personal foldable table and a personal locker for you to use during your stay.

Wanderloft Capsule Hostel Singapore Shared Bathroom and Laundry Facilities
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With so many attractions around Chinatown such as Lau Pa Sat and the Asian Civilisations Museum being a 10-minute walk away, there will be tons of attractions for you to check off your Singapore bucket list.

Additional perks:

  • Parking
  • Private workspace

Closest F&B Options:

  • Un Yang Kor Dai – Thai cooking
  • Braci – Michelin-star Italian cookery
  • Southbridge – Oyster rooftop bar


Address
: 49A South Bridge Road, Singapore 058681
Telephone: 6816 0881
Website


9. the11room @ Kallang – kid-friendly with spacious beds ($55/night)


the11room Singapore Front
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It’s hard to tell that the11room is a hostel unless you ascend a flight of stairs that takes you to its reception. It’s a 10-minute walk to the hostel from Kallang MRT, allowing you to commute to the hostel with your luggage with ease. 

the11room Singapore Bunks
A Single Capsule Bunk in a Mixed Dorm
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At $55/night, the Single Capsule in a mixed dorm of 16 bunks has a familiar home vibe with its embedded warm lighting, decorated with a peggy board and shelf for your personal belongings.

If you’ve got kids in your group, then you’ll be glad to know that the hostel accepts children of all ages. At $114/night, your family can arrange for both a Single Capsule and Double Capsule for your stay. The hostel also has an array of childrens’ books, music, and DVDs to keep your kids entertained throughout your stay. 

the11room Singapore Shared Kitchen
Image credit: the11room @ Kallang

Head to the shared kitchen and you can find all of your kitchen essentials like a toaster, oven, and tea and coffee makers to whip up a quick meal for yourself.

the11room Singapore Common Area
Lounge around the hostel’s communal areas and read a book or two from their small book collection
Image credit: the11room @ Kallang

Additional perks: 

  • Toiletries
  • Reading lamp
  • Daily housekeeping

Closest F&B Options:

  • Jalan Sultan Prawn Mee – One of Singapore’s famous prawn noodles 
  • Quick Fix Bistro & Bar – Neighbourhood tapas bar
  • Tonny Restaurant – Cantonese cuisine and steamboat dishes


Address
: 6A Jalan Ayer, Singapore 389143
Telephone: 8333 1100
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Staying in a hostel might have been reserved for true hippies or those on extremely tight budgets a decade back, but with so many aesthetic hostels popping up in Singapore, it’s hard to justify paying 4-5 times more for a private room and en-suite.

P.S. Most hostels usually come with all the basics like storage spaces for personal belongings, free Wi-Fi, laundry facilities, breakfast bars and kitchenettes you can use.

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