If you are a backpacker searching for a hostel to stay in Singapore, consider Chinatown! A home to great food and vibrant shop houses, you’d be spoilt with myriads of food choices and shopping. It is also centrally located which makes the perfect base for travelers to explore Singapore from there on. One gets to enjoy the proximity of the many exciting points of interest such as the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, bespoke bars and Singapore’s mouth-watering hawker centres. Chinatown may offer a wide variety of accommodations but why not stay at some of the most unique hostels in Singapore Chinatown for backpackers like yourself?

1. Adler Hostel & Coffee Bar Chinatown




USAtoday has included this luxury hostel in the list of “World’s Number 8 Poshtel”, with good reason. Adler hostel is Singapore’s first luxury hostel that combines the comfort and chic design of a boutique hotel with the price and sensibilities of a hostel. Founded by a Singaporean, every piece of the hostel’s furniture is handpicked or designed by Adler himself, preserving an authentic colonial atmosphere inside and outside.

Situated within a conserved heritage shophouse, the hostel offers 2 cabins with differently themed dorm rooms – Ivory, Chamber, Vault and more. Adler hostel represents and embodies unparalleled comfort and sophistication throughout its extensive amenities like feather-down pillows, mood lighting, complimentary freshly brewed coffee and an assortment of different tea bags. Adler Hostel & Coffee Bar is a top choice for travellers looking for a wholesome good hostel experience.

Address: 259 South Bridge Road Singapore, 058808

Price: From $67/ night

2. 5footway.inn Project Chinatown 




Designed for modern travelers and modern travellers alone, 5footway.inn has come a long way and it is now a hostel chain that never loses sight of its vision; accommodation that embraces privacy, comfort, high-tech facilities and affordability. 5 footway.inn Project Chinatown 1 is one of the 4 boutique hostels that embraces Singapore’s rich culture and heritage. Guest will get to experience staying in a historic shophouse with the all white colonial-influenced dormitory rooms. The hostel houses a cosy lounge and outdoor terrace where guests can mingle around or chill the night away.

Address: 63 Pagoda Street, Singapore 059222

Price: From $43 onwards

3. MET A Space Pod in Chinatown




Shout out to all the space/futuristic lovers! MET A Space Pod is a spaced-themed accommodation that offers an out of this world experience. One can assimilate the experience of sleeping in a spaceship with the experience enhanced with complimentary Wi-Fi, foldable table and a flat-screen television. MET even went the extra mile to make each pod equipped with a control panel so that guests are able to change the air-conditioner and light settings with a simple swipe of touch buttons.

Privacy is definitely not neglected here at MET as a solid door is in place for absolute privacy and security which can only be activated with a key card. Spend the night in outer space and wake up to a complimentary breakfast served everyday!

Address: 46B Smith Street, Singapore 058956

Price: From $70 onwards

4.Capsule Pod Boutique Hostel in Chinatown




Hard to miss, Capsule Pod Boutique Hotel is a lively backpacker’s haven planted within a bright red building. This boutique hostel offers not only mixed and female-only dormitory pods, family room is also available to cater to the needs of families travelling with children. Luxurious 300 cotton-thread count sateen cotton sheets and a fluffy duvet are provided for an essential good night sleep. Do make sure you venture out to the rooftop terrace to treat yourself with the view.

Address: 38 Upper Cross Street, Singapore 058341

Price: From $33 onwards

5.Eighteen By Three Cabins in Chinatown




Even though Eighteen By Three Cabins is technically in Tanjong Pagar area, we had to add it to the list because it’s a one of a kind hostel that most will surely love (and it is only a 9 mins walk away from Chinatown MRT station). Fairly new, Eighteen By Three Cabins was introduced in 2017 and it branded itself as a premium hostel targeted to budget-conscious yet discerning business or leisure travellers.

As the name suggests, there are 18 contemporary designed cabins tucked in a refurbished shophouse. This cosy and affordable hostel has everything you need – towels, basic amenities, breakfast, snacks, luggage storage and more.

Address: 3 Stanley Street, Singapore 068722

Price: From $60 onwards


Beyond just living in this culturally rich area, you can also take a walk around Chinatown with our Chinatown walking trail by downloading our FREE walking trail app.

Now you can explore Chinatown through street arts in our newly launched Yip Yew Chong Street Art Trail. You also get reward coupons to enjoy up at least $40 worth of vouchers.