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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 8.2

  • Cleanliness 7.6

  • Facilities 7.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    26 Oct 2019
    Me and my friend had an amazing time in Singapore! We filled up our time here in Singapore daily with lots of things to do, solemnly thanks to the hosts of this hostel! We weren't sure what to do on our first day there and they just give as a full day itinerary of options :). Besides from that he told us things about the history of Singapore! They we very kind and helpful. If you're looking for a good place to meet people or you don't know yet what to do in Singapore this is the place to be!
    Netherlands, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 10.0


    19 Oct 2019
    My partner and I stayed in the couple-room, super nice and big room with ac. The location is great, a really nice area with some history and good food. The best part about the hostel is the atmosphere, the lounge is used by many people, and it is possible to buy cheap beers or other beverages there. The two receptionists we met was so nice and welcoming, I would definitely recommend.
    Denmark, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.4


    12 Oct 2019
    The owner Tony did everything from introducing new guests to each other to sitting down with a map and going over all the spots to hit in the city. He recommended off the beaten path restaurants in the area and was just very committed to his guests. The hostel is an absolute gem and I look forward to coming back. Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting Singapore.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    20 Sep 2019
    I had a really good stay! Staff were very personable and open to help, chat, and guide the guests. Location is in a safe and quaint neighborhood with lots of local spots to eat. A good hostel to socialize in because there is only wifi in the common room which pushes people to get out of their rooms. The only thing is that the beds were a bit too hard and air conditioner was on too high in the dorm I was staying in. Other than that, I would definitely want to stay in the hostel again. :D
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    25 Oct 2019
    Great place to stay, easy access from the airport, good value for money. Also, the city centre is easy to get to, but you stay in a neighbourhood with mostly locals and lots of cheap options to eat. Tony is a legend, will tell you everything it is to know about Singapore, also John and the other staff were very friendly and helpful. Stayed here on two occasions, would choose the same place if I would come to Singapore again.
    Romania, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    02 Nov 2019
    Very helpful staff and the location was convenient but far from the city center, close to the East Beach Park and not too far from the metro. It's a good spot if you're headed to the airport after though. Good, large lockers, but no places to charge phones next to your bed. Also, no real privacy in the large dorm. Breakfast was toast and fruit with plenty of jams. All in all, nice place, good experience.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 8.3


    19 Oct 2019
    Nice and comfortable for those who want an affordable stay in Singapore. The bed was clean and the air conditioning was excellent. Definitely recommended for next stay.
    Malaysia, Male, 18-24
  • 8.3


    02 Sep 2019
    Staff very friendly and helpful. Always stay here.. Everythings near.
    Malaysia, Male, 41+
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    30 Oct 2019
    Excellent staff, extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Location is decent; there's a bus station across the street that takes you straight into the city center. Bunks are pretty basic but serviceable, with AC in the rooms at night, and AC in the common room all day. WiFi only works in the common room. Bathrooms could use some love; some clogged sinks and that sort of thing. Not a whole lot of social atmosphere, but get to talking with some of the staff: they're really smart, fun people.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 6.9


    29 Aug 2019
    This hostel is in a sketchy area. We didn’t feel the safest. The breakfast is toast and apples & oranges. There’s a nice chill area. The WiFi doesn’t reach the rooms. The owner of the hostel is very nice and helpful. The rooms were nice and clean but the bathrooms could have used a touch of love. The beds were super comfy. There’s some really good 24 hour Indian food nearby that’s really cheap and delicious. Out of all the hostels in Singapore, I think we picked a good one out of the options.
    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