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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 3 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 8.1

  • Security 8.6

  • Location 8.0

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 7.8

  • Cleanliness 7.4

  • Facilities 7.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    27 Dec 2019
    This was a GREAT hostel! Met some lovely people. The staff are very knowledgeable on Singapore and things to do. Tony the owner gave us a slide show presentation on what to do and John was a very very friendly guy’ made me feel welcomed off the bat and even remembered my name! It was in a god location lots of food stops near by and overall just a good vibe. Will only stay here in Singapore. Thanks for a amazing time!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    03 Jan 2020
    Tony the owner was there during my stay and oh my goodness, he was AMAZING! Quite possible the best hostel owner I have ever meet. He was super super helpful and kind. We were moving to Singapore for a short duration and he helped us with so many things. Everything from meet up groups to check out to the best second hand stores to cool bars! Thanks so much Tony for helping us to start our time in Singapore well.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    08 Feb 2020
    Very friendly and open staff. Great and very pleasure atmosphere. They will be happy to help. It is possible to stay in the common room after the stay.
    Czech Republic, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    07 Feb 2020
    Was a great hostel met some great people and Gary definitely makes it
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    08 Dec 2019
    Staff was very friendly. They even showed me a power point presentation about what to see in Singapore. And Joo chiatt area is kinda neat area. Really nice time overall.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    27 Feb 2020
    Lovely team, super helpful with a whole string of knowledge! Dorms are nothing fancy but you get your essentials (:
    New Zealand, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 8.6


    24 Jan 2020
    I really enjoyed my stay here. It is on the budget side and the dorm was a bit grubby but it has a mrt station not too far and a beach/park area and a food court close by. At first it was a bit annoying not having wifi in the room but the communal area is quite big, loads of seats/plug points and everyone gathers to chill out so actually it was good fun!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    07 Dec 2019
    Cheap as chips hostel. Staff the best part - really helpful with advice, even got us breakfast at 5;30am when we were leaving for a flight. Only 1 toilet per floor and it’s in a shower room so inconvenient sometimes. Rooms ok - aircon keeps it cool, some people were “long term” staying in the dorm room which made it messy and noisy.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 6.3


    31 Dec 2019
    Considering what you pay for this place, the hostel just doesn't measure up. They don't accept credit cards (in Singapore?!) and the closes ATM is very far away. It is far away from any public transportation in a fairly boring part of town. The aircon is down during the day which makes sense in a remote island hostel by in a cosmopolis like Singapore that is just sub-par. The staff was somewhat friendly and they have hot showers and a TV with Netflix, which counts upwards
    Denmark, Couple, 25-30
  • 4.3


    10 Jan 2020
    Not that clean bathrooms, no soap anywhere to be found, not very social, far away from most things someone visiting singapore would do. In my opinion, spend the extra money on a better hostel that’s closer to downtown.
    USA, 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