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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 8.8

  • Location 8.1

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 7.5

  • Facilities 7.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    31 Jul 2019
    Great service, friendly helpful staff, lovely atmosphere! Would stay again.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    30 Jul 2019
    Top notch backpacker's hostel. Located by bus stops and easy access to downtown. Lockers. A/C and hot showers. Free breakfast. Cheap. Downstairs is a comfortable common room with an unmatched selection of books, information on Singapore, special tours, a TV, free-use computers, and a half kitchen. The owner is really dedicated to providing guests an 'authentic' or at least informative and enjoyable trip. Awesome tour guide and very knowledgeable too.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    11 Aug 2019
    The staff / owner was so helpful to me during my short stay, I am so grateful to them! Really went out of their way for me.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    03 Aug 2019
    The Betelbox is a very peculiar place. This place is not for your average traveler. This place is for someone looking to make connections, to explore the beautiful city of Singapore, and to truly get that 'disconnected/travel' experience that some of us are longing to acquire. Tony, one of the owners (if not the owner) of the hostel did a fantastic job taking care of me and others. He's always eager to point you to the right direction and help in any way that he can. 10/10 recommend!
    USA, 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

    23 Aug 2019
    Staff were really friendly and happy to answer questions. The main area is a really nice place to meet people and has a TV which people watched Netflix on in the evenings. The showers weren't the cleanest and there's not many which need to be shared between a lot of people. Location was decent as there was a MRT about a 10 minute walk away.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    16 Aug 2019
    I had one night in Singapore and decided to stay here. The place doesn't look pretty, but it was pretty clean! Staff was friendly when I checked in, but when I asked for suggestions to visit, he was too busy to help me out. But I don't think it is how he usually greet guests. I have heard that he usually gives very good advices for visiting Singapore. You are provided with one locker to store important items. Towel is not included. Breakfast is however, but just regular toasts.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    14 Aug 2019
    For us, the facilities are limited for the quantity of customers they host. E.g. there was 1 toilet for 12 people on our floor, & often the wifi struggled from too many people using it. As for cleanliness, you have to do your own bedding meaning you see stains from previous occupants. These stains probably exist in other hostels..but you don't see them as others make your bed. Yet despite this we had a good time as Tony's advice & tips on seeing Singapore are simply world class.
    England, Couple, 31-40
  • 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
  • 5.7


    16 Aug 2019
    Perhaps I am particular about cleanliness and tydiness . I am also very particular and will feel very uncomfortable if the place is hot . This place does not suit me
    Malaysia, Male, 41+
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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