SINGAPORE: cool places to stay


Without endorsing any of them, here are my honest opinions that could hopefully help you have a comfortable stay around Singapore. Before booking at these hostels, I did my research on the ratings and travellers’ comments.


  1. Budget, amenities and location-wise, I💗Capsule Pod Boutique Hostel. It is strategically located at Chinatown MRT (5-minute-walk), Hawker and Shopping centers. I met a number of new friends at their open veranda with cool umbrellas and wooden seats for wifi users. Plus, there is a desktop for googling needs. The entire place is neat and well-maintained. The  majority of comfort rooms are located on the upper floor. Indoor slippers are provided to guests and keycards. The linens are always fresh and the hostel is well-manned. There is a common kitchen equipped with a refrigerator and microwave for reheating take out food. This is really practical  for breakfast since most servings in Singapore are good for 2-3 persons. What I love most is the unlimited cold water and hot drinks. Every coffee lover’s joy is a free refill. I will definitely prioritize it on my next stay because of the attention to details of neatness and 24 hours front office. I had a perfect 2 nights! Address: 38 Upper Cross St, Singapore 05834129496237_1755704577784208_8489353702754796133_n
  2. Look at my state-of-the-art home for 2 Nights 🧡 Chic Capsule Otel right at the heart of Chinatown, Hawker centers and MRT. A personal computer on my pod😍, RFID wristbands/ electronic-bracelet-key card, free light breakfast (they have cereals too), unlimited drinks plus the Malaysian staff is extra Filipina-friendly! It is just a few walks away from  Capsule Pod Boutique Hostel.   For socials, shopping and food trip at hawker centers in Chinatown, this is  the perfect place.   Con: The comfort room is limited yet wide. Address: 13 Mosque St, Singapore 059493  29468685_1755716731116326_7046286964738385404_n
  3. My home for 2 days is probably one of the coolest if not the coolest in Singapore. They have the “Transformers” elevator as I call it. The door folds and it feels like riding Optimus Prime. 🖤 COO Boutique Capsule Hostel has free walking tours too. I only had one struggle though: going home late. MRT is quite a walk yet near  the Outram Park and Pearl Hill’s City Park. It is ideal for morning and afternoon joggers and group booking. They have the coolest industrial hang out place.  Address: 259 Outram Rd, Singapore 16905629468271_1755759581112041_7648665285537022407_n
  4. My home Five Stones Hostel for another 2 days’ PROS: It is just along the popular eats, Haji Lane🕌 and every street wall is insta-worthy!📸 They provide unlimited free breakfast at the self service counter and cool hang out lounge for netflix or reading books.  I like how they separated the entrance of the accommodation (with elevator) from the receiving area. However, they’re still using the typical metal keys for rooms and lockers that produce annoying sounds considering a shared room of 6. I hope they replace the squeaky metal beds, metal lockers, multiple keys and where are the cute pyramid pillows presented on the website?🤔It is quite a walk from Bugis MRT station too. But just 5 minutes away from the best night socials.💜 Address: 285 Beach Rd, Singapore 199550

See my post about the nearby attractions: SINGAPORE: Fun at Little India and Kampong Glam

Food guide for Singapore is available here: SINGAPORE: Food trip guide


“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”

-Neale Donald Walsch