Singapore is a hub for globetrotters, one that is known to be 'expensive' yet thoroughly exciting. Is Singapore truly an expensive place to travel? How does a budget-conscious traveller cut costs in Singapore?
Here’s one option: stay in hostels which can offer you a balance between comfort and value. If you're someone who loves adventure and strays away from conventional experiences, here are 7 interesting hostels in Singapore for you to consider!
Also read: How to Travel Singapore on a Budget
1. Met A Space Pod
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Met A Space Pod is Singapore's first and ONLY space-themed capsule hostel. If you dreamt of being an astronaut when you were young, this place would be like Disneyland to you! Reignite that childhood dream and stay in this quirky pod hostel, where you can sleep amongst the stars and live on a space rocket.
Address: 51 Boat Quay Singapore 049840
Nearest Station: Clarke Quay MRT
2. Coziee Lodge
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Coziee Lodge is a multiple themed hostel in Singapore for backpackers. How exciting! They have four rooms in total, all of them your not-so-average bedrooms, featuring themes such as Jail, Nautical, Old Nanyang and Halloween. I’ll let the photos speak for themselves.
Address: 77A & 79A Geylang Road, Singapore 389197
Nearest Station: Kallang MRT
3. 60s Hostel
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You can easily guess the theme of 60s Hostel . This hostel is uniquely designed to look like a Singaporean home in the 1960s. They offer themed rooms named after famous places in Singapore, like Chinatown, Botanic Garden and Geylang Serai. What better way to dive into Singapore’s history than by staying here?
Complete your stay by treating yourself to the traditional Singaporean breakfast of kaya toast, half-boiled eggs and milo every morning. They're sure to leave a lasting memory!
Address: 569 Serangoon Road, Singapore 218184
Nearest Station: Farrer Park MRT or Boon Keng MRT
4. The InnCrowd Backpackers Hostel
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The InnCrowd Backpacker Hostel offers a free scooter tour of the city for those who make an advance booking with them! How cool is that? There are also bikes for hire if you decide to choose a different mode of transport. Located in Little India, The InnCrowd Backpackers Hostel gives travellers easy access to many local attractions in the area.
5. Five Stones Hostel
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This hostel theme is inspired by a children's traditional game in Singapore called – you guessed it – five stones! On each bed, there is a pillow shaped like (one of) the five stones used in the game. Cute!
Situated near Arab Street and Haji Lane, Five Stones Hostel is a great place to go if you're a night owl. Grab a drink, have some supper, and chill out with your new friends; you can find some exquisite Middle Eastern and Turkish food in the area. In the day, explore the hipster shops selling all sorts of stuff, from fixie bikes to leather goods!
Address: 285 Beach Road, Singapore 199550
Nearest Station: Nicoll Highway MRT OR Bugis MRT
6. The Pod
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The Pod is one of the most classy boutique hostels in Singapore. Holding on to the concept of a boutique capsule hostel, The Pod threw in minimalist features which makes the space looks oh-so-sophisticated . On top of a sleek interior, The Pod offers hot buffet breakfast, complimentary laundry service, high-speed Wi-Fi service and even a luxurious 300 thread-count sateen cotton sheets. They definitely levelled-up the hostel game.
Address: 289 Beach Road Level 3 Singapore 199552
Nearest Station: Bugis MRT
7. Betel Box Hostel
Betel Box Hostel takes the whole ‘local experience’ to another level, beyond just traditional interior design. This hostel aims to give tourists a genuine taste of being a local in Singapore. Located in the historic Katong district, travellers who stay here will be a stone’s throw away from a plethora of cheap ‘ makan ’ (eating) places. Betel Box Hostel has a list of recommended places to hit for your food journey. If you're a foodie, there is no better place to stay.
Address: 200 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427471
Nearest Station: Paya Lebar MRT
Ready for your unique hostel stay in Singapore?