5 of the best hostels in Singapore

Singapore is not a cheap city. We all know that being one of the more advanced and economically stable countries in Asia has this as it's perk. But who minds a having a high cost of living? As long as it's easy to travel around the country, buses and trains are on time, the streets are clean, and there is no shortage of jobs for its citizens.

So if you're a budget traveler but would like to visit Singapore, one of your qualms would be finding cheap accommodation. And Singapore has it's hidden gems for less than $25.

1. Prince of Wales

Prince Of Wales Backpacker Pub, Foursquare.com

Prince of Wales have two locations - one in Boat Quay and the other one in Little India. It has an Indie Music Live Venue at the entrance which of course you're entitled to stay and watch. It's also a great way to meet people. They also have anti-bed bug mattresses.

Rates: $20/bed in a dormitory/night

Name:
Prince Of Wales Backpacker Pub
Address:
101 Dunlop Street, 209420, Singapore
TEL:
+65 6299 0130
HP:
Official Foursquare.com

2. Shophouse: The Social Hostel

Shophouse The Social Hostel, Foursquare.com

When it comes to socializing and meeting other people, Shophouse takes home the award. It has a rooftop barbecue, it has movie nights, and pizza parties. Located in Singapore's Arab district, the theme of the hostel goes from Arabesque to industrial chic.

Rates: $15 to $25/bed in a dormitory/night

Name:
Shophouse The Social Hostel
Address:
48 Arab Street, 199745, Singapore
HP:
Foursquare.com

3. The Pod Boutique Capsule Hotel

The Pod Boutique Capsule Hotel, Foursquare.com

If you want posh and upscale hostel, then you should go stay in the Pod. The decor of the hostel itself won't make you feel like you're in a hostel. Their pods have sheer curtains for privacy. Plus, you can choose between a side entry pod or a front entry pod.

Rates: $30 and up/pod/night

Name:
The Pod Boutique Capsule Hotel
Address:
289 Beach Road, 199552, Singapore
HP:
Foursquare.com

4. Bunc@Radius

Bunc@Radius Backpack Hostel, Foursquare.com

With two locations in Singapore - Clarke Quay and Little India, Bunc is more than just a hostel. In fact, your social calendar may just explode when you're staying here. They have so many discounts and packages on different attractions in Singapore that you will not even have time to sit down, relax and enjoy the well-lit and crisp, white clean lobby that they provide.

Rates: $22 to $30/bed in a dormitory/night

Name:
Bunc@Radius Backpack Hostel
Address:
15-18 Upper Weld Road, 207372, Singapore
TEL:
+65 6262 2862
HP:
Foursquare.com

5. Five Stones Hostel

Five Stones Hostel, Foursquare.com

This is probably Singapore's number one hostel. They have themed rooms, a spacious lounge area, and they're consistently awarded by Tripadvisor, from 2012 up to 2015.

Rates: $20 and above/bed in a dormitory/night

Name:
Five Stones Hostel
Address:
61 South Bridge Road #02-01, 058691, Singapore
TEL:
+65 6535 5607
HP:
Official Foursquare.com

Conclusion

Hostels have it all - the quirky artwork, the unique gathering spaces with TV, game consoles, board games, some even have mini libraries, an eating area with unlimited coffee and tea, and whole lot of other perks! So if you're into meeting new people and just enjoying your trip, then stay in a hostel. It's going to be quite an experience for you.

Author

Geninna
5 things I can't live without: coffee, books, my iPod, wifi, and my husband :D Born and raised in Manila, Philippines but I've lived in Qatar, Indonesia, and the UAE. I am currently living in Romania, and I have been on vacations to Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia and Vietnam :) And does a stop over in Bahrain and Germany count?