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About Singapore City
Singapore is one of the cleanest, most well-tended cities Southeast Asia has to offer. Technically Singapore is a city-state, a tiny area at the southern tip of Malaysia, but it's a major gateway into the Far-Eastern world.
Singapore is very well set up for backpackers with a number of excellent quality hostels. While prices are higher than in much of Asia, so is the quality — you really do get what you pay for. Most Singapore hostels are situated in two main areas — Little India and Chinatown. Both of these areas are bustling centers with markets and international influence which are impossible not to fall in love with. Tucked away down side streets you'll find independent, well-run little hostels where a plethora of well-traveled and interesting people hang out. These areas are also great for cheap, ethnic food and the fragrant night markets and local restaurants will sate any appetite.
It's not difficult to get a room in Singapore, but as with any major backpacker destination, if you have your heart set on some place in particular then do book in advance. Rooms are more scarce over Chinese New Year in February when many people flock to the city, so if you are planning to visit over that week, booking in advance is essential.
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Betel Box Hostel
"Wow, what a great place Betel Box Hostel is. It is everything a hostel should be. The staff are super friendly; free tours are organized, such as city bike tours, beach tours, beer tours; and they sell discount tickets to major tourist hotspots such as the zoo/night safari and riverboat rides. The Location The location itself isn't all that great as it is a 15 minute walk from the sky train and a thirty-minute walk from the beach. There...
"We stayed for three nights in triple room. Not having much chance to meet Yang (the owner). Not his fault since we are out all the time. But we highly recommend this hostel. Yang is very friendly and helpful. And the place is really clean. Plus all the creative recycled things make it so interesting. Stay here!" … "It is a clean and convenient place to stay. Also, Yang is a very very nice guy we met. It was my first time staying in a...
The InnCrowd Backpackers Hostel 2
"The InnCrowd Backpackers Hostel 2 is located in the Little India neighbourhood of downtown Singapore. The Location It is a five-minute walk from both the Little India MRT Station and Bugis Street Station. It's location on a quieter side street near busy shopping centers and a close walk to nearby MRT stations is a good mix. Little India MRT station is a fifteen-minute ride to the major attractions of the city (Sentosa Island, Aquarium,...
"It's a very basic accommodation but it's definitely the cheapest in Singapore, yet it's a stone's throw from Orchard Road!" … "Located in Bugis, Hawaii Hostel is a perfect starting point from which to explore Singapore. The hotel offers guests a range of services and amenities designed to provide comfort and convenience. All the necessary facilities, including Wi-Fi in public areas, family room, are at hand. Each guestroom is elegantly...
The Prince of Wales Backpacker Hostel
"You get what you expect with this place. It is a pub/bar first and a hostel second. Expect loud noise late at night which can mean no sleep, especially at weekends. The showers aren't all that either. But the owner seems nice and you get cheap rooms and a free breakfast, which is good." … "… Gippsland Victoria is shipped in to compliment the other international draught beers on offer. Hoegaarden, Boddington's and San Miguel are...
Fernloft (Singapore) Chinatown
"Great, cheap place to stay - Let's face it, Singapore isn't the cheapest place to visit. I found Fernloft to be managed by incredibly friendly and accommodating staff, kept clean, and located in a convenient location. If I visit Singapore again on a similar budget, I'll definitely head back." … "… service for different bus stops. By Taxi From airport, do tell the driver to take the ECP expressway & exit Prince Edward Road. Go...
Backpackers Inn Chinatown
"… Fax, printing and photocopying services are also available. Guests get to enjoy special rates for all liquors at Cow & Coolies Karaoke Bar on the ground level of the hostel. Brand new condition & fully air conditioned throughout. 24 hour security with no curfews. In the centre of busy Chinatown where food & shops are abundant. Also just 10 minutes walk to the famous boat Quay where many bars & restaurants...
Ideal Backpackers Hostel
"… for your memorable stay in Singapore. Our hostel is conveniently located in Singapore, direct MRT train service within 20 minutes to bring you direct from Singapore Changi Airport MRT station to Kallang MRT station Our super friendly staff are always ready to help you with anything you need. Be it where to find the best meal at the hostel vicinity or suggestions on where to go to enjoy the vibrant nightlife. We know – you like it...
"98SG is a decent enough place to put your feet up for a few days. It has all the basics of a general hostel and the young man running it is certainly kindly and reasonably helpful, if a bit on the timid side -- which is strange for someone running a hostel. The Location The location is quite ideal, as the hostel is a two-minute walk from a sky train station, which makes it a good location. This is simply because there is a fairly...
Rucksack Inn at Temple Street
"Very nice hostel!! - Easy to find, the staff are very nice answer all the question and offer you some ticket promotions with cheaper price. The rooms are small but ok! Air condition is good, bath room is very clean but very small and no ventilation. Overall, rucksack inn is very recommend hostel for first-timer like me! Esp in temple street. Will come back for sure." … "Perfect location/perfect staff - This hostel is located in China...
Service World Backpackers Hostel
"The room is clean. The staff are approachable and kind. - It is a place accessible to any tourist spots in Singapore." … "… Chinese local delights all around the Hostel. Just five minutes walk, you will find the Chinatown MRT train station, and two bus stands that take you around Singapore, including sight-seeing coaches. Chinese medicine, Western doctors, medical shops - they are 5 minutes walk away. Look out of the Hostel...
"… testament to our uniqueness in Singapore, we have been featured in the local media, both print and television. Tresor Tavern is located near Bugis and Little India, right at the heart of Singapore! We are easily accessible from all types of transportation including MRT, public buses, and taxis. UPDATES: With effect from 15 June 2010, breakfast/lunch/dinner will be served from our NEWLY opened in-house cafe. Standard breakfast...
"… down in private. We hear you! We now have a VIP limo service for those traveling in a group or a family if you are seeking pampered lux without bursting your pocket. Bring it on :) We have a designated prayer room and a homely set up dining room to cater to the hungry tummy or large groups or families to chill together in a common area. It's a place not just to provide a bed for the night, but a space for the exchange of cultures,...
"… with a *thumbs up* location in Singapore providing affordable and comfortable accomodation for individual backpackers, families and group travellers. Absolutely New and Clean We're opened in August 2008 and there are cleaners on stand by 24/7. We pride ourselves with constant checks throughout the day for your staying pleasure. 24 Hours Need help? Our English speaking staff is on duty for your convenience and security. Prime...
"Very good - the place is nice, the people who worked in the Hostel are accommodating, the price is highly recommended specially to those who are on budget. i find it funny, when we had our breakfast, cause i am the one cleaning my stuff, but a like it, it's a new experience for me, though the neighboring place are a bit noisy because there are bars, but twas ok for me." … "Brand new, clean, comfortable, and good vibe. - I stayed in...
"Empire Hostel is wonderfully located on the (quieter) edge of busy Little India and is one of the cheaper hostels in Singapore. The Location Little India is full of great restaurants, and there is a McDonald's just across from Empire Hostel, and food courts all around. The Mustafa Shopping Centre is great for grocery shopping as well as items like electronics, clothing, toiletries, pharmacy, money exchange. There are also buses that...
ServiceWorld Chinatown Hostel
"Very clean budget hostel. - Highly recommended despite only one sharing toilet between all dorm and single room. Close to MRT and Chinatown shopping area. Food court downstairs, very convenient. Karen the staff is very helpful. Andrew, the owner, very friendly too." … "… It is close to the People's Park and Chinatown Point where you can enjoy shopping and dining. A short walk leads you to Clarke Quay and the Singapore River....
The Mitraa Backpackers Hostel
"Good but can be further improved - It was a nice experience of staying at The Mitraa. First of all the room and the bed is clean, the washrooms are clean as well. The things that I was not so satisfied with were: no personal electrical socket at each bed, and this was so inconvenient as a few users gotta share the only two sockets in the room. a few of the personal lockers in the rooms are not secured as the locks have already been damaged....
"ABC Hostel is a modern structure in Singapore where backpackers can find the basic facilities at no cost. There is what a traveler needs -- free Wi-Fi and PC, free breakfast, air-con dorm-rooms, quiet atmosphere at an easy walk from all the main attractions. The Location The place is near Arab Street, a walk from what you want to see, but there are also many cheap buses if you don't want to walk. The reception is open twenty-four...
"Wow Hostels is a new addition to the scene in Singapore and has some good deals for dorm rooms, which are good value for what you get in Singapore -- including a free basic breakfast and internet. The Location It's ideally located right next to an MRT station, which goes straight into Singapore City and Airport. It's not too difficult to find a few hostels around the area, which we think they own. You can catch buses and taxis at the...
Lodge at Siglap
"… many more! Here in Lodges, we strive to make your stay with us safe, fun and memorable! Room FREE Wi-Fi, Blanket included, Cotton Fitted Sheet included, Reading Light (Upon request), Security Lockers, Wall Fan, Air-conditioning Common Area for Guests Relaxation FREE Wi-Fi, Ceiling Fan, Air-conditioning, Television, Dining Area, 24-Hour security with CCTV Cameras, Free Hair dryer, all kinds of drinks available. Reception...
Moni Gallery Hostel
"… backpackers, travellers, tourists, art lovers to stay with us, even if you are not art inclined. You are absolutely welcome here. If you are in search of new experience which you never had before, then we are the place for you. At Moni Gallery Hostel , you can get to meet people from many countries where you could learn and share your experiences with one another. Hassle-free and stressless stay are what you get at Moni gallery...
Urban Hostel LLP (Backpackers)
"… make sure you will have a nice time here. - Free WIFI 24 HOUR - Free DVD PLAYER (all type of movie to kill your time) - Free Coffee and Tea - Free Lockers to store your valuable itmes. - Free luggage storage - At cost photocopy/print/fax services - Free computer use if you do not have a\ laptop Normal check in is 9am to 12am, please email us your arrival time so that we can provide express check in for you, all booking pls...
Fernloft City Hostel
"Fernloft City Little India - hostel location is near bus station (in front of hostel), 10 minutes walk to mrt station. and the best for this hostel is near mustafa centre (24 hours supermarket) and india restaurant. their food is superb for me. hostel service for me is little bit disappointing, cause on last day in this hostel, no fernloft staff on receptionist, the door is locked until 10 AM." … "… attractions are the...
5 Footway Inn Project Bugis
"… only ones in town where you get boutique hotel accommodation at hostel prices; relax in our in-house cafe/lounge and have a BBQ or watch a movie under the stars at our rooftop terrace garden. We also offer the following amenities: State of the art security system 100mbps WIFI (fastest in town) throughout the hostel, including all rooms free breakfast (cereals, milk, fruits, toast, hot drinks) hot/cold water dispensers hot/cold...
A Beary Good Hostel
"… and are fitted with large lockers, air conditioning, key card access, personal reading lights and power points. We also provide the following facilities and more!!! - Security key card access + security cams - Free Wifi throughout the hostel - Free use of netbooks - Free basic breakfast - A chill out and comfortable guest lounge with DVDs, Wii and PS3 console - 24 hours reception & NO CURFEW - Shared bathrooms with hot water and...
"Friendly, brand new - Cozy and clean place close to Lavender MRT station and the bustling streets of Little India. Everything is brand new and the toilets/shower rooms and rooms are extra clean. Our private room was a bit small but the mattresses very comfortable and the aircons super cool. The staff is extremely nice and helpful. Thank you for the great service!!!" … "Excellent - It was a pleasure to stay longer and longer here. The...
Feel At Home
"Nice hostel - Clean and tidy, great location close to the MRT stop. Breakfast is toast and jam, there was always plenty. Toilets are combined with showers so can be a bit wet. Staff were very helpful when we needed to catch a bus to KL -- pointed us to a place close by where we found one easily." … "… directly from Airport to our nearest MRT train station i.e. Bugis MRT. (Bugis MRT is on green line). All our rooms have...
Kallang River Backpackers
"… those on a budget or for those on stopovers wanting a good night's sleep. We have welcomed backpackers, students, working vacationers, long-stayers and guests from pretty much the whole world. We have helpful and friendly staff along with all the basic necessities including complimentary local maps, air-conditioning, Free WIFI & Internet (PC Access), clean sheets/quilt, free lockers, hot showers, laundry services, Minimart,...
Society Backpackers Hotel
"Society Backpackers’ Hotel is a newly opened clean in Singapore. Safe and friendly hostel. Ideally situated along the main road of Jalan Besar, tucked amidst the colourful and vibrant food and shopping area of Little India. The hostel is in an old style building with a rooftop terrace that overlooks old charmed pre-war shops, modern buildings, condominiums and shopping malls. !!!SUPER SPECIAL OFFER!!! Lounging Ladies Promo Book a...
Backpacker's Hostel at The Little Red Dot
"… check in early and use our facilities or you can leave your bags with us whilst you head out to explore the city. Likewise, if you have a late flight or bus to catch on the day of your checkout, you may leave your bags with us at no additional cost Our Stay includes Free Internet Access and free 24hr wifi Internet, Free Coffee/Tea, Free Linen Available are also - Free Library of Singapore Books - Free Award Winng Movies...
Beary Nice! by a beary good hostel
"Beary Nice! by a beary good hostel is a quiet and chilled hostel in bustling Chinatown. The place is decorated with teddy bears, and has quite a homey feel to it. It’s clean and bright, and quite modern in its decoration. The Location This hostel is located in the heart of Chinatown, which is a good base for exploring the rest of Singapore on foot or by using the city’s efficient transport system. Finding the hostel is easy as it’s...
Prince of Wales Backpacker at Boat Quay
"… sleep peacefully in the hostel on our new anti-bed bug mattresses. Our backpackers also receive at the Prince of Wales hostel free WiFi, free breakfast, free internet and free lockers. Backpackers also have use of the washing machine, dryer, pool table and five big screen sports TVs. There are two Prince of Wales Backpacker pubs in Singapore with clean, safe, secure, friendly hostels. 101 Dunlop Street, Little India And 51 Boat...
Drop Inn Too
"… Description ==== If you've stayed at Drop Inn before, you'll be familiar with the warm and friendly atmosphere of our hostel. It's the same at Drop Inn Too. Just three doors away, we're the spanking new addition to the Drop Inn family! In addition to our comfy, loft-style dorms, we have more of the private rooms you love! Within Drop Inn Too, you have a choice of 10 individual beds split between a four-bedded dorm and a...
City Center Backpackers Hostel
"41 A HongKong street singapore,059680" … "… like cheapest and with good quality of food courts in walking distance.And more attraction places are also very nearer to our hostel moreover we arrange a tickets on special discounts for guests. Terms and conditions: 1.No Smoking inside the hostel 2.RECEPTION TIMINGS: Check in time: 1400hrs Check out time: 1200hrs Our reception runs 24hourly, so if you have an early flight, you may...
Green Kiwi Backpacker Hostel
"… in nearby Little India there's the newly refurbished Sri Veerama Kaliamman Temple, well worth seeing (50,000 devotees attended it's reopening day) All of the above are free! If you've been to New Zealand you'll know all the adventure attractions are $150 or $199, but in Singapore most of the attractions are in the $30 range, so quite affordable. Splash out on the world's biggest aquarium, explore the world's best (and cage...
Tree In Lodge
"Great place - This is definitely a great place!! It is very clean, safe, cozy and the staff is authentic & very helpful!" … "… and energy-efficient appliances can be found. The accommodation is great for the responsible traveller. All dormitories are air-conditioned and each guest is equipped with his/her own locker. The beds are also installed with curtains for greater privacy. There is also a female-only dormitory and...
Five Stones Hostel
"Five Stones Hostel is clean, with a central location that's excellent for exploring the city. The hostel is a shoe-free zone, which means you will have to take off your shoes when entering. The Location The hostel is located about five minutes' walk from the nearest MRT station (Clarke Quay), although if you arrive from the airport you might want to walk from Raffles Square, which is about eight minutes (the trains go directly to the...
Matchbox The Concept Hostel
"Matchbox The Concept Hostel is in an excellent location in Singapore. All of the major sights and areas of town, including Little India, the Marina Bay Sands hotel, and Orchard Road are all within walking distance, should you want to brave the Singapore humidity. The Location Matchbox Concept Hostel is located approximately forty minutes from Changi International Airport. There is a shuttle you can pay to ride that will take you from...
Pillow.Talk Backpacker's Hostel
"… communal area is filled with rugs, colored cushions and beanie bags, giving visions of the most laid-back mood that you are looking for, with a homely touch. We have 36 beds from SGD 22. Come stay with us, and experience the exclusivity yourself! When you leave our hostel, we are sure you will be happier, refreshed and knowing a lot more about Singapore than you first touched down. Get ready to set out and enjoy the journey to...
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Singapore City Travel Tips & Suggestions
It's a great city to visit! You won't get lost -- just ask around or follow the signs and you'll reach the place where you want to go.
Excellent paradise on earth -- all helpful people. Nice sightseeing managed by tourism department. Do eat crab, murtabak, nasi gorang, and drink Singapore sling, it may incomplete your trip. Nothing bad at all about Singapore.
The zoo, bird garden, and night safari can be done on one ticket costing 30 singapore dollars, definitely worth it.
Go on a tour of the city and a cruise in a bum boat. Fabulous!!!
— Lynda Roberts
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