Posted: 10/16/2023 | October 16th, 2023
Singapore is one of my favorite cities. Home to famous hawker stalls that serve up mouthwatering dishes (including some of the cheapest Michelin-starred meals in the world), Singapore is a bustling, cosmopolitan city-state and a popular stop for anyone traveling around Southeast Asia.
But since it’s a global economic hub, Singapore is expensive. In fact, it consistently ranks as one of the most expensive cities in the world! That means you’re going to want to find affordable accommodation for your trip so you don’t break the bank.
While there is a decent number of hostels here, only a few are actually worth staying at. To help you plan your trip and save money, here’s my list of the best hostels in Singapore:
Price legend (per night):
- $ – Under 55 SGD
- $$ – 55-65 SGD
- $$$ – Over 65 SGD
1. The Bohemian
This is a fun, social backpacker hostel. The lobby and common area are super bright and colorful and the hostel has a very laid-back atmosphere. It’s also one of the cheapest in town, so it’s perfect for budget travelers who are happy with a no-frills accommodation. The beds in the standard dorm aren’t super comfy (the mattresses are a bit thin and there are no privacy curtains) but the pod-style dorms offer more privacy (those beds have a curtain and individual lights too). There’s a free light breakfast each morning too.
The staff regularly organize events to make it easy to meet other travelers too.
The Bohemian at a glance:
- Free breakfast
- Social atmosphere makes it easy to meet people
- Budget friendly
Beds from 49 SGD.
2. Dream Lodge
This is a quiet and comfortable hostel. It’s not overly social, so it’s a good choice for travelers looking to do their own thing. There are lots of cafés nearby, as well as multiple MRT stations, so it’s easy to get around the city from here. The common areas are bright and airy and there’s AC too.
I especially liked the pod-style beds, which are cozy and offer a lot of privacy. The mattresses are decent and you’re given two pillows (which is very rare at hostels). All the pods have their own light, and there are lockers to store your stuff. The walls of the pods are pretty thick, so you won’t be woken up by people coming and going at night. If you want a quiet spot to sleep, this is it.
Dream Lodge at a glance:
- Female-only dorm
- Quiet atmosphere
- Cozy pod beds
Beds from 79 SGD.