FunEmpire Singapore Blog

5 Best Hostels To Stay in Singapore [2023]

Rachel Tan Profile Photo

Hostel Singapore

If you’re looking for a fun and affordable place to stay in Singapore, hostels are the way to go!

There are tons of great hostels in Singapore, but we’ve narrowed it down to the top 5 and give you a little bit of information about each one. These hostels offer a unique experience and come highly recommended by travelers from all over the world. Whether you are looking for a hostel with an amazing location or one with great amenities, we have you covered!

So what are you waiting for? Start planning your trip today!

1. Wink Capsule Hostel

The Wink Capsule Hostel is the ideal hostel for lone backpackers visiting Singapore; there are many opportunities to make new acquaintances at the hostel’s on-site bar and cafe. The guest kitchen is where you’ll find the majority of folks hanging out in the evenings before they begin to explore Singapore’s nightlife scene.

For a reasonable price in a pricey city, Wink is a top hostel in Singapore for travelers of all kinds. They’ve combined boutique style with a cool hostel ambiance. Even though Wink Capsule Hostel isn’t the cheapest in South East Asia, we thought it was one of the best places to stay, especially for lone travelers.

2. Happy Snail Hostel

In addition to being the most affordable dorm room in the city, Happy Snail Hostel also provides free breakfast, providing guests with the best value for their money. Happy Snail is a true backpacker hostel with 100 Mbps super-fast WiFi so you can stay in touch with friends and family back home.

Happy Snail is the most affordable hostel in Singapore if you’re traveling there for a visa run and need to get online to book flights or make travel arrangements for South-East Asia. The staff will set you up with complimentary walking tours of Singapore and are really helpful.

If you’re looking for a cheap hostel in Singapore, Happy Snail is an excellent choice.

3. 5footway.inn

This hostel is close to the busy Chinatown neighborhood, which is home to delicious restaurants and unique shops. The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, as well as the (upscale) pubs and restaurants on Club Street and Ann Siang Hill, are all close to the 5footwayy.inn.

This is a straightforward, peaceful hostel with fantastic amenities, air conditioning, and both dorms and private rooms. Custom-made beds in the dorms are more like “pods” with curtains, increasing privacy.

It was ideally situated for some fast sightseeing and a plunge into the Singapore cuisine scene because it was right in the tourist sector.

4. Tribe Theory Startup Hostel

This is without a doubt the best hostel in Singapore for digital nomads or anyone looking to become involved in the startup and entrepreneurship ecosystem there. The first hostel in the area, Tribe Theory, aims to create a network of like-minded young entrepreneurs.

The tranquil accommodations and co-working spaces are adjacent to the core business district and some of Singapore’s most well-known hawker locations.

5. The Bohemian Chic

If you’re a traveler seeking for a vibrant nightlife close by and a stimulating atmosphere, this hostel is a great choice. The main bar and club district of Singapore, Clark Quay, is only a short stroll from The Bohemian Chic.

There are some cozy sleeping pods with reading lights and charging ports at the Bohemian Chic Hostel. While staying at the Bohemian Chic will place you closest to where all the exciting nightlife is in Singapore, the atmosphere in the hostel common spaces may not always be particularly convivial (as seems typical in Singapore).


So there you have it, the top 5 best hostels to stay in Singapore! No matter what your budget is, or what kind of accommodation you’re looking for, there’s sure to be a hostel on this list that’s perfect for you.

So don’t wait any longer, book your stay today and start exploring everything this amazing city has to offer!

Check out more of our articles about team buildings, lifestyles, and celebrations down below:

Rachel Tan - FunEmpire

Article by

Rachel Tan is the editor at FunEmpire Media Singapore. She has over 8 years of experience in the media industry discovering the best local businesses, places and things to do in Singapore. From lifestyle, entertainment, food, travel, education and more, Rachel is a trusted source to curate the very best Singapore has to offer.