Top 10 Backpacker Hostels in Singapore

Top 10 Backpacker Hostels in Singapore
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Travelling abroad is no doubt a fun and rewarding experience. But at the same time, it can be costly for some travellers, particularly for those who are budget conscious. Thankfully, you can always look forward to staying at backpacker hostels which offer all the basic amenities at an affordable price. That being said, these are the Top 10 Backpacker Hostels in Singapore!

1) Gap Year Hostel

Gap Year Hostel

Reasonable prices and excellent customer service — these are among the reasons that made Gap Year Hostel such a favourite among many backpackers and budget travellers. But that is not all, as this 2,800 sq. feet hostel is strategically located within a 5-minute walk from Boon Keng MRT station. Expect essential amenities such as free high-speed WiFi access, 24-hour CCTV, individual lockers as well as reading lights and universal power sockets at every bed in the dorm rooms. If that’s not enough, every guest gets to enjoy complimentary breakfast as well as all-day coffee & tea beverages whenever you need them. | FB: gapyearhostel | IG: @gapyearhostel

2) 5footway.inn


The first thing that comes to mind about 5footway.inn is the backpacker hostel’s strategic location. It practically takes you only a short walk across Pagoda Street from Chinatown MRT station. The hostel houses all-white dormitory rooms with bunk beds, individual lights as well as electrical outlets and personal lockers to store your valuables. Best of all, each room is equipped with anti-dust mite mattresses, giving you peace of mind for worry-free and restful sleep. Other amenities to look out for include an outdoor terrace, a relaxing lounge for guests to chill out or watch TV and a self-service laundry. There is also a complimentary all-day hot beverage service and free WiFi access to help you stay connected. | FB: 5footway | IG: @5footwayinn

3) Quarters Capsule Hostel

Quarters Capsule Hostel

At Quarters Capsule Hostel, there are two types of dorm rooms you can choose from: mixed gender or female-only in either single, double or quad capsules. Guests can access WiFi for free, along with complimentary breakfast provided every morning at the lounge. The hostel is conveniently located within a 6-minute walk from Raffles Place MRT station (Exit G) and around 4-minute walking distance from Clarke Quay MRT station (Exit E). | FB: stayquarters | IG: @stayquarters

4) Rucksack Inn at Lavender Street

Rucksack Inn at Lavender Street

This award-winning backpacker hostel prides itself in offering top-notch accommodation at affordable prices starting for as low as $29. It basically has everything here under one roof, namely pods as well as family rooms along with free WiFi access and breakfast. Guests can even chill out and make new friends with other travellers at the rooftop terrace. A laundry service is also provided for a minimum charge at just $10 per load. | FB: rucksackinnlavender | IG: @rucksackinn

5) Five Stones Hostel

Five Stones Hostel

As one of the leading backpacker hostels in Singapore, Five Stones Hostel certainly lives up to their expectations. This includes clean and well-maintained air-conditioned rooms, a lounge area that allows you to sit back and relax while mingling with other guests, complimentary WiFi and breakfast, free usage of guest computers and self-service laundry facilities. For ladies, there are either 4, 6 or 8-bed female-only dormitory room to choose from for as low as $30 per night. | FB: fivestoneshostel | IG: @fivestoneshostel

6) Royal Hostel Singapore

Royal Hostel Singapore

Get comfortable at the Royal Hostel Singapore, which offers cosy bunk beds with individual lockers, universal sockets and bed lights. And despite their budget-friendly prices, rest assured they do not skimp on their security system, which comes complete with electronic keycard access and 24-hour CCTV. Since the hostel happens to be strategically located in Chinatown, you can easily shop, as well as dine on various local and international food within the vicinity. | FB: RoyalHostelSingapore | IG: @royalhostelsg

7) Bunc Hostel

Bunc Hostel

Bunc Hostel offers a boutique-style hostel experience at a wallet-friendly price. And guess what? You can even enjoy a guaranteed lower price when you book directly on their website. As for the hostel itself, expect homey ambience with comfortable beds, adjustable reading lights and power sockets. Speaking of comfortable, each bed is equipped with an anti-mite covered mattress so you don’t have to worry about bed bugs. Completing your stay include amenities like complimentary WiFi access, an outdoor movie deck and guest computers. | FB: BuncHostel | IG: @bunchostel

8) Wink Capsule Hostel

Wink Capsule Hostel

Wink Capsule Hostel is primarily catered for flashpackers, a term that refers to backpackers that have a bigger budget. Which is why the hostel here emphasises more on luxury and posh ambience, complete with designer pod-style beds, sound-resistant walls and top-of-the-class 260 thread-count soft linen and deluxe duvets. Not to mention that Wink Capsule Hostel is conveniently located within minutes away from Marina Bay Sands and Sentosa Island — two of among popular tourist-friendly destinations in Singapore. | FB: winkhostel | IG:

9) Betel Box Backpackers Hostel & Tours

Betel Box Backpackers Hostel & Tours

Housed in a refurbished 1920s shophouse building, Betel Box Backpacker Hostel provides various types of dorm rooms for up to 20 persons. The hostel even offers value-for-money prices at 10% discount of any dorm bed selection if you stay more than 7 nights. Apart from that, you can enjoy free high-speed WiFi access, continental breakfast meal with all-day coffee & tea and fitness centre facilities. In need of some in-house entertainment? They cover that as well, including the likes of pool table, board games, books and television with Netflix channels. | FB: betelbox | IG: @betelbox

10) Fisher Bnb

Fisher Bnb

Fisher Bnb offers a choice of a 4-person family room, 16-person mixed or 12-person ladies-only dorms. Sleep comfortably on their orthopaedic spring mattress, which comes complete with 100% cotton linen and micro-filled duvet. Expect essential facilities like 24-hour CCTV security system & card access, high-speed WiFi access as well as complimentary luggage storage and a relaxing lounge area. | FB: Fisherbnb | IG: @fisher_bnb

That’s not all! More Top 10s in Singapore are waiting to be discovered!

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