Budget Hostels in Singapore that are Perfect for Student Backpackers

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Making a stopover in Singapore and looking for budget hostels in Singapore to stay? Students and backpackers, I feel you! I always get comments about how expensive living in Singapore can be. You can stay for 5 nights in Thailand for the price of a luxury hotel stay in Singapore.

I’m extremely thankful for some budget hostels in Singapore that provide a way out for those on a tight budget, especially those looking for cheap hostels in Singapore for students – without having to sacrifice accessibility, comfort and cleanliness.

I’ve put together some of the most unique budget hostels in Singapore, from feeling like you’re living in a sci-fi movie, to living in the 60s.

I’ve also worked together with a couple of hostels to offer you an even cheaper rate for your stay in Singapore. If you do book through my discount codes, don’t forget to say hi to the friendly people behind these Singapore hostels! 🙂

Whether you are looking for a long-term student hostel or a quick stay, hopefully you’ll be able to find and experience your best backpacker hostel stay in Singapore with these budget hostels.

Cheap Hostels in Singapore for Students and Backpackers

1. COO Hostel

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Singapore’s first ‘Societal’ brand, COO, introduces a new-generation hospitality experience to locals and travellers alike.

Designed by award-winning design firm Ministry of Design, COO synergizes a design hostel and a casual bistro. The COO brand celebrates all things social, for millennials to mingle and meet like-minded individuals.

When I visited them, the darkened interiors, neon lights and grey sheets reminded me of being transported into a sci-fi film. Star Wars fan, anyone?

Room Types:
Me+3 (4-bed dorm)
Me+5 (6-bed dorm)
Me+7 (8-bed dorm)
*Ensuite facilities available upon request

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Hostel Rate (per night):
Me+3 (4-bed dorm) – S$52++
Me+5 (6-bed dorm) – S$48++
Me+7 (8-bed dorm) – S$44++

[Exclusive for BATW readers!]
Get 20% off when you book with promo code “BATWxCOO20”. Make an email booking to [email protected] directly, and simply include this code in your email when making your reservation.

Breakfast included?
Yes

Nearest MRT Station:
Outram Park/ Tiong Bahru

2. Adler Hostel

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Embracing the luxe comforts and chic design of a luxury hotel with the social and economic benefits of a hostel in Singapore’s Chinatown, Adler Hostel strives to provide residents a “launch pad” experience of Singapore whilst staying with them.

The interior design philosophy gives residents a feel for Singapore in the colonial times, with every single piece of furniture hand sourced or designed by Adler himself to pamper every resident.

It’s a top choice for travellers looking for a budget hostel in Chinatown Singapore.

Room Types:
Single Mixed Dorm
Single Ladies Dorm
Double Mixed Dorm
Double Ladies Dorm

Adler hostel dorm singapore budget hostel student

Hostel Rate (per night):
From $46

Breakfast included?
Yes

Nearest MRT Station:
Chinatown/ Telok Ayer

3. Fisher BnB

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Fisher BnB offers a contemporary set-up that aims to be a ‘home away from home’. Designed with every traveller in mind, each bed is equipped with a reading light, universal socket and personal storage space.

In addition, the beds are partitioned to provide more privacy for each guest.

Room Types:
12-bed ladies dorm
16-bed mixed dorm
Family room for 4

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Hostel Rate (per night):
12-bed ladies dorm – $38
16-bed mixed dorm – $36
Family room – $150

Check out prices on HotelsCombined, Agoda, Booking.com or HostelWorld.

Breakfast included?
Yes

Nearest MRT Station:
Lavender/ Farrer Park

4. 5footway.inn Project Ann Siang

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Project Ann Siang is a uniquely styled boutique hostel nestled in a culturally rich environment – Singapore’s Chinatown.

Decked out with contemporary paintings and illustrations, customised beds and featuring a terrace whereby the best of Chinatown is in plain sight.

Project Ann Siang at the Eu Yan Sang colonial shop house building formerly housed Eu Yan Sang’s first medical shop established back in 1910, adding an interesting historical fact to the beautiful architecture.

Travellers looking for a budget hostel in Chinatown Singapore really enjoy the proximity of the attractions in Chinatown. Many attraction points and amenities reside nearby, such as the Tooth Relic temple, Chinatown Food Street and the watering holes along Club Street.

This is one of the hostels in Singapore with private room and bathroom offered.

Room Types:
Dormitories for 2/3/4/5 pax
Private Rooms for 2/3/4 pax
*some rooms come with en suite bathroom

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Hostel Rate (per night):
Dormitories – $28 to $34
Private Rooms – $90 to $120

Breakfast included?
Yes

Nearest MRT Station:
Chinatown

5. 5footway.inn Project Boat Quay

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5footway.inn Project Boat Quay is a shophouse style, artistically fashioned boutique hostel situated along, and facing, the Singapore River.

The greatest selling point of the hostel is the picturesque view of the Singapore River and the CBD’s skyline at the hostel’s communal terrace. The discovery of Singapore’s rich culture takes place firstly through the peepholes of our gallery style hostel.

Located right in the middle of the famous Boat Quay, seafood restaurants, quaint cafes and lively pubs and bars littered the area, catering to various travel itineraries.

I can swear by the views after staying over on night. Project Boat Quay offers exclusive views that overlooks Singapore River, the CBD, and Marina Bay Sands!

This is one of the hostels in Singapore with private room and bathroom offered.

Read: Hostel Review: 5footway.inn Project Boat Quay (Discount Code Included!)

Room Types:
Dormitories for 2/3/4/5 pax
Private Rooms for 2/3/4 pax
*some rooms come with en suite bathroom

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Hostel Rate (per night):
Dormitories – $28 to $34
Private Rooms – $70 to $100

[Exclusive for BATW readers!]
Get 10% off when you book with promo code “BATW10”. Simply email this code to [email protected] when making your reservation.

Breakfast included?
Yes

Nearest MRT Station:
Clarke Quay/ Raffles Place

6. River City Inn

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River City Inn is a family-owned and operated hostel.

As travellers themselves, the owners know that affordability should never compromise hospitality. They aim not only to provide a bed for the night, but a space for the exchange of ideas, inspirations, personal reflections and growth, because that is what travelling is about.

Room Types:
4-bed private room (shared bathroom)
6-bed mixed dorm
9-bed female dorm
10-bed mixed dorm (with windows)
14-bed mixed dorm (with windows)

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Hostel Rate (per night):
$26 to $33

Search this property on HotelsCombined, Booking.com, Agoda or HostelWorld.

Breakfast included?
Yes

Nearest MRT Station:
Clarke Quay MRT

7. Bunc Hostel

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Established by a group of travel enthusiasts, Bunc Hostel is the gathering place ideal for social explorers.

One of their key messages is for guests to engage socially, therefore most of the areas in this budget hostel in Singapore have been allocated for communal use, such as an alfresco movie deck, spacious dining areas both on the ground floor and second floor, a book exchange corner, as well as a reception lounge and computers for free use.

Beds are customised and integrated with individual LED reading lights, power sockets and all of the beds are protected with anti-bugs covers to ensure a good night’s sleep.

Bunc Hostel is lone of the hostels in Little India Singapore, with colourfully decorated shop houses offering activities such as shopping for incredible fabrics, spices, jewellery, indulging in authentic Indian cuisine, immersing in the cultural artistic elements and unique bohemian vibe of the street life, and visiting some of the oldest temples in the district.

This is one of the hostels in Singapore with private room and bathroom offered.

Read: Hostel Review: Bunc Hostel (Discount Code Included!)

Room Types:
Dormitories for 4/6/8/12/16 pax
Private Rooms for 2/4 pax
*some rooms come with en suite bathroom

bunc dorm singapore budget hostel student

Hostel Rate (per night):
Dormitories – $24-40
Private Rooms for 2 pax – $100 to $120
Private Rooms for 4 pax – $168 to $200

[Exclusive for BATW readers!]
Get 10% off when you book with promo code “BATW10”. Simply email this code to [email protected] when making your reservation.

Breakfast included?
Yes

Nearest MRT Station:
Rochor

8. Rucksack Inn @ Lavender

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Owners of Rucksack Inn @ Lavender know experience counts when you travel abroad, so they strive to make these experiences affordable. All dormitory rooms come with fresh linen, blankets, pillows, personal reading lamps and power sockets.

Pod-style beds are equipped with individual privacy curtains, luxurious linen, ambience light, towel bar and a power socket. Rucksack Inn @ Lavender also provides basic toiletries like shower gel and shampoo to make every careless traveller’s life better.

This hostel in Singapore comes with private room. However, rooms are not ensuite – common bathroom facilities has to be shared amongst all guests.

If you’re looking for a cheap backpacker hostel Singapore with modern, stylish furnishings, this is perfect for you.

Room Types:
8-bed pod style ladies dorm
10-bed pod style mixed dorm
14-bed mixed dorm
18-bed pod style mixed dorm
Double private room
Quad private room

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Hostel Rate (per night):
$22 to $140

[Exclusive for BATW readers!]
Get 10% off when you book with promo code “BEL10%”. Simply email this code to [email protected] when making your reservation.

Breakfast included?
Yes

Nearest MRT Station:
Boon Keng/ Lavender

Read: Coney Island, Singapore's Only Surviving Hidden Jungle

9. 60’s Hostel

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Built in 2015, what sets 60’s Hostel apart is that it was designed to transport guests back to the 1960’s of Singapore.

Real antiques are displayed around the hostel, and beds are made of customized wood, equipped with individual bed lights, power sockets and lockers.

All room types are decorated in different themes, perfect for the traveller who wishes to immerse himself in Singapore history.

This is one of the cheapest backpacker hostel you can find in Singapore.

Room Types:
6-bed family room
8-bed mixed dorm
10-bed mixed dorm
10-bed female dorm
12-bed mixed dorm 

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Hostel Rate (per night):
$20 to $29

Search this property on HotelsCombined, Booking.com, Agoda or HostelWorld.

Breakfast included?
Yes, in the 60s style!

Nearest MRT Station:
Farrer Park


I hope you found this condensed list of cheap hostels in Singapore for students and backpackers useful! It’s hard to decide which is the best backpacker hostel in Singapore, as each of them have their unique offerings.


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2 Replies to “Budget Hostels in Singapore that are Perfect for Student Backpackers”

  1. I’ve been to Bunc Hostel when I went to Singapore and I enjoyed my stay there!

    1. What a small world! How long did you spend there?

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