Hostels in Singapore City, Singapore

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Get to know Singapore City (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Singapore City. To help you make friends with Singapore City before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Guess what? Singapore City is also named and spelled Singapore - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.
 Gardens by the Bay

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.

Hostel names and the Singa Game

There is one thing that it is important when looking for a hostel in Singapore city. There are many hostel chains that, when you book one hostel, will send you to a different one. As names are very similar it is difficult to notice at the very first moment.

I would try to avoid those hostels, as per my experience I was sent to a very different hostel, and ruined my first hostel experience in Singapore. Read the hostel reviewers experience carefully. When you have mixed feelings, better avoid that place.

FAQ about Singapore City Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Singapore City. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Singapore City. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Singapore City costs on average $37 for a dorm. A hostel in Singapore City with private rooms costs on average $167.
Hostelz.com shows all 86 Hostels in Singapore City. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
Hostelz.com compares prices for 86 hostels in Singapore City, Singapore. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Singapore City such as
  • 15 hotels
  • 4 guesthouses
  • 1 apartment

This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in Singapore City.

Rucksack Inn @Lavender Street (Green Kiwi) is the best rated hostel for partying in Singapore City.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Singapore City

Your Packing List for Singapore City

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Singapore City and Singapore.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

Get your full Packing List here

Singapore City Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Singapore City, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
86 Total number of hostels
$37 Average dorm price
$167 Average private room price
$17 Cheapest hostel in Singapore City
12 Party hostels in Singapore City
Most Singapore City hostels are located in
Chinatown, Little India, Bugis
5.7 Average rating of all hostels

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Travel Tips for Singapore City - 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 City. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Singapore City. 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!

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