Top 5 Hostels in Singapore Chinatown
If you are a backpacker, here are 3 good reasons why you should stay at hostels in Chinatown district of Singapore:-
- Convenience – central location with Chinatown MRT train station nearby
- Cheap food – abundance of tasty street food (under $5) to be found here
- Unique shopping experience – countless street market stalls in the area
You can pick from any of the 5 hostels below as they have won rave reviews from fellow travelers.
1. Adler Hostel
Facilities include luggage storage, mini-mart, cafe and TV lounge. There are ladies-only rooms and the look is smart. Bathrooms come with plenty of hot water and free shampoo, although the shower cubicles are slightly snug.
For those on a budget, Chinatown is an excellent locality; being close to some of the tastiest cheap eats in Singapore, including Maxwell Hawker Center and the street stalls on Smith Street. Sights are also aplenty in this part of town with the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Sri Mariamman Temple nearby.
Closest MRT train station (Chinatown ) is only less than 10-minute walk away. From there it’s 45-minute ride to Changi Airport.
Adler is also the most popular hostel in this list! Price from US$35.
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2. Matchbox The Concept Hostel
This hostel’s location, on the buzzing Ann Siang Hill, is a major plus point. Only a few steps outside the entrance guests will find a fantastic array of restaurants and bars. If you’re a night owl who likes to party then you’ll be staying the right place.
The dorms offer privacy with enclosed bunks, with a customized plush pillow concept for extra comfort. The design is modern and funky. Public spaces include a lounge, library and kitchenette, and although dorms come with air-con, the shared areas don’t.
Matchbox The Concept Hostel is a 10-minute walk from Chinatown and Tanjong Pagar MRT train stations and 40-minute train ride from Changi airport.
Price from US$25.
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3. A Beary Good Hostel
A genuine backpacker hostel with plenty of charm, A Beary Good Hostel offers free breakfast, private or mixed dorms for up to 12 people and a colorful lounge with a games console, books, personal lockers and TV.
The atmosphere is friendly and social, ideal for solo travelers and groups. Rates are very reasonable too.
Chinatown has a great variety of sights, food and evening entertainment. Head to Ann Siang Road and Club Street in the evenings for drinks, explore the street food on sale down the lanes off Smith Street and visit the Sri Mariamman Temple and the Chinatown Heritage Center.
Price is very affordable from US$16 only.
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4. Pillows & Toast Heritage
Friendly staff welcome you at Pillows & Toast, where a free breakfast and comfy dorms with quiet time for a good night’s sleep. WiFi is free and fast, the kitchen is well-equipped to prepare meals and the rates offer value for money.
There is a range of mixed dorms, and girl’s only rooms. The building doesn’t have a lift, so leave your heavy bags in safe storage downstairs.
Proximity to the Chinatown MRT station is a bonus, only a block away. You can walk to Clarke Quay in 15-minute for happening nightlife. Closer to the hostel, Club Street and Ann Siang Hill have affordable happy hours, and Chinatown is a great location for decently priced meals, including authentic dim sum.
Rates start from just US$21 per night.
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5. Wink Hostel
These luxury pods can almost make you feel you are staying in a smart hotel, not a hostel. The design is sleek and minimalist, the lounge comes with a computer corner, TV and DVDs and cafe for snacks.
Washrooms have rain showers, there are pods for couples and high thread count sheets. No one here really has a lie-in, after all, there is so much to see nearby.
Chinatown MRT station is only 3-minute away, and from there it’s only a couple of stops to Little India or Sentosa Island. The area surrounding the hotel is popular with foodies, thanks to the hawker centers and shophouse restaurants. There is also a good chance to sightsee within walking distance.
Rates for a comfy pod with privacy start from US$35.
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