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Travelling on a Budget? Best Hostels for Backpackers in Singapore
by: The Beat Asia
Who says travelling has to be expensive? Although we don't deny that going on vacation costs money, allotting a budget for certain areas of your trip can help you better stretch your dollar. If you're travelling to Singapore, you'll be glad to know that the city-state has a myriad of accommodations for all types of travellers, especially those on a budget.
For backpackers and other tourists looking for affordable, safe, and clean places of stay, you can't really go wrong with hostels. Here are four of them you can consider in Singapore.
Before making any travel plans to Singapore, we advise you to check the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority's Safe Travel website to determine your entry options and corresponding health protocols. Those coming from certain countries under Singapore's Vaccinated Travel Lane via air and sea are allowed to enter the city-state quarantine-free.
Beary Best! Hostel
One of the best hostels you can stay in upon arriving in Singapore is Beary Best! Hostel. It has three locations in downtown Singapore, namely in Chinatown, Kampong Glam, and Clarke Quay, so you can plan your excursion around the branch you choose to stay in. Beary Best! Chinatown is known for its art deco heritage building, which boasts of a large lounge area, airy dorms, and even an outdoor patio. If you wish to be closer to culture, Beary Best! Kampong Glam is situated on the most historically significant Arab street in Singapore. Meanwhile, Beary Best! Boat Quay is a street away from the river and brings you closer to museums, restaurants, and other nightlife activities.
7 Wonders Capsule Hostel
An avante-garde hostel? This is what 7 Wonders Capsule Hostel prides itself to be, with capsule sleep boxes inspired by those in Japan and top-notch services and interior design that can give starred hotels a run for their money. This hostel has two locations, namely in Jalan Besar and along Upper Dickson Road in Little India. You can choose among its single bed mixed and female dorms, queen bed mixed dorms, single and queen capsule mixed and female rooms, and its family room and suite that can accommodate four to 24 persons.
Wink Capsule Hostel
If you want to indulge in a bit of luxury while still adhering to your budget, then Wink Capsule Hostel is the place to be. Known as the "flashpacker's" accommodation of choice, this premium hostel is nestled in a historic shophouse that boasts of custom pods decked with unique designs and designer finishing, as well as ample headroom and side-allowances. If safety is your topmost concern, be apprised that security isn't an issue at this hostel, thanks to its secure tap card system. Ladies, too, will appreciate its dorms that come with vanity counters (because skincare doesn’t stop when you’re on vacation!)
This hostel has two locations: Wink Chinatown at 8A Mosque Street and Wink Downtown at 2B McCallum Street.
Rucksack Inn Hostel
Rucksack Inn at 280 Lavender Street, recognised as one of Singapore's best budget accommodations, perhaps manifests the quintessential backpacker: carefree, spontaneous, and unafraid to rough it out! Rucksack Inn warmly opens its doors to people of all walks of life, from foreign workers and domestic workers to healthcare professionals and tourists looking for safe and secure accommodation in the city.
Its accommodation includes pods, dorms, family rooms, and private rooms perfect for those travelling solo or in groups. Room availability in Rucksack Inn has been reduced by 50% to keep its guests safe, along with other safety measures like extra cleaning protocols, round-the-clock monitoring, and antiseptic dispensers at the reception, to name a few. Don't forget to give guests and crew a shaka and not a handshake when you see them.
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