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General Group Booking Terms

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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Betel Box Backpacker Hostel

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

We are located on the vibrant Joo Chiat Road, housed in a restored traditional 1920s shop-house. Stay with us for an experience off the beaten track. You will be surrounded by local culture and plenty of amazing local food. Wander off to the nearby East Coast Beach for a leisurely cycle along the coast all the way to Marina Bay in just 40 minutes!

Getting around Singapore from our hostel is easy:
-15-minute walk from Paya Lebar MRT Station (EW8/CC9)
-2-minute walk from Bus 33 (to city)
-6-minute walk from Bus 24 (to airport)

Our spacious and cosy Common Room is perfect for connecting with fellow backpackers. Play a game of pool, browse through our large collection of books, challenge others in a board games showdown, or just enjoy a lazy Netflix evening on one of our comfortable couches.

Our friendly staff will help you with food recommendations, directions, and suggest the best things to do in Singapore based on your interests.

What’s included in your stay?
-FREE Maps
-FREE Wifi in Common Room
-FREE Continental Breakfast
-FREE Coffee & Tea (all-day!)
-FREE Lockers
-FREE 30-minutes Computer Usage per Day
-Attraction Tickets at 10% Discount
-Guest Discount for our Award Winning Food Tours*
-Bicycle/Kick Scooter Rental
-Laundry Services

We do our best to be eco-friendly. Air-conditioning in all dorms are switched on between 7pm – 11am, and windows are opened up during the day to let in fresh air. Not to worry, air-conditioning is available 24-hours in our common room.

Please read through Things to Note and Policies (below) before booking. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.4

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 8.0

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 8.1

  • Cleanliness 7.9

  • Facilities 7.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    21 May 2019
    This place is quite nice. Drank allll the free coffee. Solid vibes, pleasant place to base yourself.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    08 Jun 2019
    Great hostel! Very comfortable.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    03 Jul 2019
    ¿Tom? - the older gentleman working was extremely helpful and polite. Spoke great English. Props. It’s a solid 20 minute taxi to the gardens fwi. Which was 15-20 Singapore dollars
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    03 Jul 2019
    Well-located hostel. Easy to find, even from the airport. Staff were friendly, but I had to wait nearly an hour to get checked in. Bed was comfortable and clean. Decent-ish wifi, but service is practically nonexistent in the evening, when many other guests are connected. For the price, recommended.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    21 May 2019
    I've been several times in Singapore and I always come back to this place. Good location. Decent breakfast. And helpful staff.
    Argentina, Male, 31-40
  • 8.3


    12 Jun 2019
    We were in the female 8 bed dorm, and it was great. The AC worked really well, the beds were clean. We had lockers right outside the room (decent size, not just a little cubby). The bathroom was clean enough, if a little dingy. The free breakfast (toast, jams and spreads, coffee/tea) was nice. It’s about a 20 minute walk to the nearest MRT station, but we didn’t mind that.
    USA, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 8.0


    26 May 2019
    Really lovely and helpful staff here. Only stayed for one night on a layover but staff gave me great recommendations on how to make the most of my time. Breakfast included is simple toast and jams/ nut butter but it’s nice. Clean place. Close to the bus and a 15 min walk to the train. Airport GRAB only cost $12 so that was nice. Overall would recommend for a short stay or if you’re wanting a quiet stay.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    14 Jul 2019
    Betel box has a both positive and negative factors The negative aspect is firstly the location is next to a bar and few vietnam pubs within the vicinity of the hostel.The pubs play loud music and can be noisy at times.This hostel does not give card access instead there is a passcode but they do have cctv as for the security aspect and a 24 hour receptionist that is handled by a very friendly man. There is no individual power source/socket for the individual dorms.The shower cubicle is very small
    Singapore, Male, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    12 Jul 2019
    The location was awesome, super close to both a bus and a train station. Restaurants all around with amazing food. The staff are the friendliest and most helpful people ever! Wish that the rooms were a bit cleaner, also having only one toilet and two showers in a 20 bed dorm is a downside, plus the wifi only works in the common area, and when there are more than 10 people on it it struggles. But otherwise a pretty decent hostel, as cheap as they come in Singapore.
    South Africa, Male, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    25 Jun 2019
    It's a fine hostel.. you have to make your own bed which I've never experienced before. The wifi only works in the common room so you end up with quite a lot of people in there in the evenings, and the hostel wasn't even full. Free breakfast which is nice. For one of the cheapest hostels in Singapore, you can't really complain.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • PlayStation
  • Pool Table