Top 9 Hostels in Singapore below $40

Browse and book a bed in our list of Singapore’s best hostels under US$40, and you’ll never have to compromise on creature comforts, unsavory rooms, and the size of your pocket-hole.

1. Bunc@Radius Little India

Happy Travelers at Bunc Radius Little India
In the cultural precinct of Little India, Bunc@Radius is Singapore’s largest boutique hostel with a chic theme, customized bunks, complimentary WiFi and a cheerful lounge for socializing and gaming. And at about US$20 a night, you want to “bunc” here on your Singapore trip!

Soak in the aroma of spices and curries, shop at the 24-hour Mustafa Shopping Center, and walk the short distance to the nearest MRT train station (Little India) connecting you to the rest of the city, from the central location of this hostel.

Price from US$21 a bed.

2. 5footway.inn Project Bugis

5footway Inn Project Bugis Hostel Dorm Room
What’s better than staying in a modern boutique hostel with white-themed dorm rooms, privacy curtains, and free WiFi?

There are plenty of cheap eats in this hostel’s vicinity, buses to the shopping district of Orchard Road and party central aka Clarke Quay, and bargain shopping in the happening Bugis district (plus the Bugis MRT train station connecting to the rest of the city) a mere 10 minutes away.

Did we mention the hotel offers free breakfast, and a trendy rooftop terrace to meet fellow travelers?

Price from just US$14 a night.

3. Pillows and Toast Heritage Hostel, Chinatown

Pillows and Toast Heritage Hostel
The name just gives this one away. Think comfy bunks that would make you want to curl in and sleep long hours, free breakfast, a lounge to socialize and get a free massage, and free WiFi; you can even borrow a laptop if you don’t like to lug yours when you travel!

At Pillows and Toast Hostel, you live in the heart of Chinatown, at walking distance to chic cafes and traditional eateries, the bustling markets of Chinatown, and a block away from the Chinatown MRT station connecting to you to the city’s main sights and sounds.

Plus the staff at the hotel even helps you plan your days.

Price from US$21 a night.

4. Matchbox The Concept Hostel, Chinatown

Matchbox The Concept Hostel in Chinatown
Just like its location in a creative and bohemian lane on Ann Siang Road, Matchbox The Concept Hostel is creative and bohemian – on the outside, its traditional shophouse facade has orange and blue windows, and on the inside, it is decked in cheerful colors and modern facilities.

Staying at Matchbox, the trendy lounges, tapas bars and quirky boutiques of Ann Siang are right at your doorstep. The MRT train stations of Chinatown and Tanjong Pagar are a mere 10-minute walk away, connecting you to Changi Airport, Orchard Road, Marina Bay and Sentosa.

Price from US$25 a night.

5. Adler Hostel, Chinatown

Adler Hostel Singapore Personal Cabin
Adler Hostel offers dormitories styled after luxurious train cabins, complete with privacy, shelves and very cozy beds. The public spaces are chic, the WiFi is free and fast, and the shared washrooms come with free toiletries. On the outside, the hostel is a quaint refurbished shophouse.

At Adler Hostel, you find yourself right in the middle of the Chinatown action, a hop away from cheap local eats, traditional culture, bustling markets, and Singapore’s happening nightlife. The nearest MRT train station (Chinatown) is under 10 minutes away on foot.

Price from US$35 a night.

6. Five Stones Hostel, Beach Road

Five Stones Hostel Singapore Dorm Room
This one’s for the young and trendy! Located in Arab Street, one of Singapore’s hippest districts, Five Stones Hostel is perfect for those who want to have fun all night long, and wake up to themed rooms with brightly colored walls featuring Singapore’s cultural quirks, designed by a local artist.

A 10-minute walk to the Bugis MRT train station, Five Stones has you well-connected to the popular sights of the city, and gives you a chance to avail the bevy of cafes and coffeeshops during lunch time (it turns into a laid-back chill out district at night).

Price from US$22 a bed.

7. Betel Box Backpackers Hostel, Joo Chiat

Betel Box Backpackers Hostel Joo Chiat
Looking for a true-blue Singaporean experience?

In the relatively lesser-known neighborhood of Joo Chiat, Betel Box is a little haven with bunks at less than US$20 a bed, that include free breakfast, WiFi, pool table use and free guided trips – including a famous food walk in the Katong district, a cycling trip through the hinterlands, and a pub crawl!

Give that the location of Betel Box is relatively far from the city, the hostel is ideal for those who have explored the popular sights of Singapore and are looking for local indulgences off the beaten track.

Price from US$15 a bed.

8. Wink Hostel, Chinatown

Wink Hostel Singapore Dorm Room
With chic pods for beds, a minimalistic look, a cafe in-house and a 24-hour reception, Wink Hostel is a cozy abode in the middle of Chinatown to catch some peaceful winks on your Singapore trip.

Down the road from Wink Hostel on Smith Street, you can sample the best of Singapore’s street hawker food, and stop by for cheap eats at the famous Maxwell Food Center.

Bargain shopping, a cultural extravaganza, and the trendy bars and restaurants of Ann Siang Hill enclave are all at your doorstep, to intersperse your winks with.

Price from US$35 a night.

9. A Beary Good Hostel, Chinatown

A Beary Good Hostel Chinatown Happy Guests
True to its name, A Beary Good Hostel sits on a charming pedestrian street in the heart of Chinatown, and offers a cheerful backpacking atmosphere and super comfortable beds to sleep in.

Throw in their free breakfast and hot drinks, speedy WiFi, and discounts on popular local attractions, and you have everything you need for a beary good Singapore trip!

Located a stone’s throw away from Chinatown MRT station, the hostel has no curfews, so you can spend all night indulging in local delights at the traveler’s favorite Maxwell Food Center, or partying it up at the nearby Club Street.

Price from US$16 a night.