Hostels in Singapore Hostels in Singapore

You are looking for hostels in Singapore? Good news, you have come to the right place.

On this page we list every single city with hostels and other budget accommodations. helps you to find your Singapore hostel and compare its prices on the major booking sites such as Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and So you can sleep on a budget and save money while backpacking Singapore.

All Cities in Singapore

We list every single hostel in Singapore and the world. In total, we have 1 cities in Singapore for you. Please note that not all cities actually have a hostel to stay in. Below you can filter for cities with hostels and with no hostels-type accommodation, but guesthouses and budget hotels. This will help your planning.

All Singapore hostels on a map

Alright, you are more the visual type? Planning your trip with a map is always handy.

Therefore, this map shows you all cities with hostels in Singapore. It will help you to plan your trip. Just zoom in the map and click your destination for more details. Just so you know: If we do not have a hostel in a city, it is likely that there is no hostel in that city.

Our handwritten guide on Backpacking Singapore

Singapore. One of the richest, cleanest, and safest of all of the countries in Asia and you will adore getting a hostel for a couple of days here. It is a great way to be introduced into Asian culture if it is your first time with a backpack, but beware that Singapore can be very expensive as a country. Also be aware that one of the strangest and yet most amazing things about Singapore is that chewing gum is banned, one of the reasons that the streets are so clean. If you have any make sure you throw it out before you arrive.

The island is a really small, and as such you can get to pretty much anywhere you need to in the country within the space of an hour on the train system they have. You will find that all of the hostels, of which there are a large number, are located within the city region of the island so do your research as to where exactly your hostel is and what transport and amenities it is near before you book. If you can, book one within close distance to the train station to make getting around easier.

Of the best things to do here in Singapore, the most highly recommended is the Night Safari where you can visit a zoo at night time and experience what many of the different nocturnal animals from around the world are doing during the night. You can also visit the zoo during the day time but the night time experience is a different one to that of most other zoos and is quite cool.

Sentosa Island is a popular place to visit during the day. It is home to an abundance of different upmarket hotels and resorts, and also home to the Universal Studios Singapore, the Adventure Cove Waterpark, the aquarium, cable cars, luging, and a Madame Tussauds wax museum. It is very geared up towards tourism and can be a little bit cheesy depending on your taste but even if you don't visit these attractions, it is still worth taking a wander around the island on the boardwalk. You can get here by taking the train over to the island.

There are an abundance of little neighbourhoods on the main island. Check out Little India and Chinatown as they have some interesting things going on there and often they have markets. During the evening there is some good nightlife around the Clarke Quay, but again, bring a full wallet as it can be quite an expensive area to go out in. While you are out an about though, a must do in Singapore is to head to the Raffles Hotel and get yourself a famous Singapore Sling cocktail. Again, expect that it will be expensive but you are paying for the experience here as much as the drink as this is where the Singapore Sling was invented.

Singapore is a major flight hub for a lot of different routes throughout Asia, and between Europe, America and Australia. If your flight is getting routed through here, try and get a day or so to explore as a stop off.

expert for Singapore hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Singapore hostels Globetrotter

Travel Tips for Singapore - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Singapore. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Singapore. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

FAQ on Hostels in Singapore

There is a lot of travel planning to do. So let us help you once again by putting together the frequently asked questions:

Finding Hostels and Prices

What hostel booking sites are best to use?

There is several hostel booking sites, such as, and While every platform has its pros and cons, there is a universal truth you as a traveler should be aware of: Not a single booking site can always offer the best prices.

This is where comes in. You can compare all major booking portals with one click.

For you as a traveler, is the best booking site to actually save money.

How much are hostels in Singapore?

Prices always vary, depending on various factors. Weekends tend to be more expensive, same goes for special holidays. Please also take into account local vaction time.

You can search for exacty hostel prices in Singapore here on Pick your destination and pick a date. The system will track down the prices to give an idea of what budget and prices you can expect.

When to book hostels?

If you want to stay at the best hostels, it is a good idea to have your hostel booked around 1 month before you travel. For the regular hostels, booking one week before should be okay. Yet again, this always depends.

We dedicated a full article to the topic of when to book hostels.


Safety and Packing

Are hostels in Singapore safe?

Generally speaking, hostels are as safe as you make them. We highly recommend always to bring your own padlock, using the lockers and taking care of your belongings. Make sure you pick a safe hostel, offering lockers and a safe location. Please always pay attention to the reviews; they can give you a great insight on what to expect and safety tips.

What to pack when staying in hostels?

There is a few basics you should always pack when staying in hostels.

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

There is more actually. We wrote a complete guide with more details. Read our full hostel packing list.

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