I get to Singapore in a few days time so I was wondering if anyone can recommend any good hostels there which they've stayed at? I've been checking on the internet and most hostels seem to have massive dorms so ideally I want to stay somewhere with small(ish) dorms).
By Asian standards, hostels are quite expensive in Singapore. I paid about $S30 per night for a plyboard partition room with a fan. You can get good discounted hotels (eg $S35) through the Singapore Hotels desk/s at Changi airport.
I havent been to Singapore myself yeat, but I am however going there in June, so Ive been looking into places to stay, prices ect myself. There are a few decent places to stay ranging from hostels to hotels on the Lonely planet website which you can book direct through them, Ive also looked on several hostelling websites and looking at it Lonely planet seems to have the most consistent selection.Let me know how you get on in Singapore, would love to hear of any cool places, good bars, must see things, anything really!and let me know if you find somewhere decent to stay as I expect Ill be in the same situation as you in a few months time, so some advice and reccommendations would be greatly appreciated!drop me and email or PM!
Last time I was in Singapore I stayed at the New Seventh Storey Hotel located in Bugis. I didn't stay in a dorm room here, but a private room with two others. The staff were nice and friendly, and the place clean. I'm pretty sure it has someone at reception 24hrs, plus it's only a few minutes walk from Bugis MRT.
They have these cute older men who operate the lifts. I felt so bad when I came back late at night and the guy at reception had to wake up the lift man so I could go up to my room
The only cons I can think of are there aren't any real communal areas to socialise with other guests.
Their website is http://www.nsshotel.com/index.php3
They are offering a bed in a 4 person dorm room for 16 singaporean dollars.
staying in hotels in Singapore can be relatively expensive if you're travelling on shoe-string.
However, the prices of hostels has dropped from the usual S$20-$25 to the current S$15-$18. I reckon Travellerspoint has the most comprehensive list of hostels in Singapore, by far...
Take time and feel your way around, hostels occupancies are pretty low at this time.
haha.. the new 7th storey hotel has a history. there isn't much socialising going on becoz this hotel is better known for it's lunchtime rendezvous among couples, even if it's not with their spouses/partners...
or perhaps i'm wrong. hmm...
hey...just left singappore a few days a day, stayed in a couple of hostels. booked the first one for a couple of nights before we left the uk - fernloft http://www.fernloft.com very clean and 6 dorm beds in a room it was on east coast road near a place called the siglap centre cost 18 singapore dollars a night, but cos of the cost of heading into central singapore and back to the hostel moved into central singapore stayed in a hostel called hawai on bencoolen street cost 12 singapore dollars, worth checking it out. in comparison to the rest of asia singapore isnt not the cheapest place
Try Sleepy Sams. Excellent accommodation and the staff are great. Really friendly, helpful and informative. Nothing is too much trouble for them. Unfortunately, I only had a 2 nights stay as was running late from Thailand and had my flight for Oz booked to arrive in Sydney just before Christmas.
I suggest Travellera Rest Stop, I stayed there for 4 days and it was nearly the best place I stayed at during my 1.5 month wandering across SE Asia last summer.
A very good place in terms of location and VERY friendly staff.
You can find their site on the web or using hostel reservation sites.