Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 2 weeks prior to arrival. 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.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

We will need 72hrs or 3 days advance notice of cancellation, otherwise the first night of booking will be charged to customer's credit card.

Additional Terms and Conditions

There will be a Refundable Key deposit of SGD20 per key upon arrival. Full amount due must be paid in SGD via bank transfer minimum 2 weeks before arrival.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Additional Info:

All online and email group bookings will be charged all beds in the dormitories or private room even if there are less number of guests than the maximum capacity of the dormitory or room.

For group bookings above 20 pax, kindly email us directly at for a quotation. Footprints Hostel is able to accommodate up to a maximum capacity of 170 pax.

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

Book more than 4 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
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Property Description

$12.10 Early Birdy Special~~
Only 10 beds will be available each day (Sunday-Thur) for the Early Birdy Special. After the 10 beds have all been taken up, normal rates will apply.
- Full cash payment must be made in SGD upon arrival
- Highly recommended to book in advance to ensure availability
- Subject to availability
- Only valid for new guests who have not stayed in Footprints Hostel in the past 3 months
- Walk-ins and existing guests will be charged at normal rates
- No extensions of Early Birdy Specials are allowed
- Only for off-peak period (Sun-Thur)
- All Early Birdy Specials beds at $12.10 are non-refundable
- The management reserves the right to turn away guests we deem unsuitable
We have been voted as the Most Popular Hostel in Singapore in the 2014 and 2012 Hoscar Awards and are definitely one of the most visited backpacker hostels in our city.
Footprints Backpacker Hostel is well located in the heart of the culturally rich Little India District with a maximum capacity of 170 pax. You will be staying right at one of Singapore's main ethnic attractions, with convenient access to many other attractions and the city.
Why choose Footprints Backpacker Hostel as your choice hostel in Singapore?
- FREE Tourist Map
- FREE 24hr WiFi Internet
- FREE 20min daily Internet Access
- FREE usage of Personal Lockers for your valuables (Bring your own lock)
- FREE Daily Breakfast
- FREE access to our Book and Guide Book collection
- Fully air-conditioned rooms and dormitories (time controlled)
- Wall fans in every dormitory
- Clean and Fresh Linen
- Coin-operated Washing Machines and Dryers
- 24-hour Reception for late check-in, early check-out, and even for your queries
- 24-hour Access card security system for your safety
- Closed Circuit Television installed to monitor every part of the hostel
- Lobby area with comfy sofas, large screen television with many DVDS and high definition movies on the media box
- Discounted prices for the admission tickets to the most popular attractions in Singapore

We are located a short 5 minute walk from Jalan Besar MRT Station and Rochor MRT Station (Metro/Subway/Tube), which is the most cost-effective way to get around Singapore.

Travelling time to the various destinations:
City Area (Orchard Road) 5-minute journey
Clarke Quay 8-minute journey
Singapore River 8-minute journey
Chinatown 8-minute journey
Merlion and Esplanade 8-minute journey
Singapore Flyer 8-minute journey
Sentosa 32-minute journey
Zoo & Night Safari 90-minute journey
Changi Airport 45-minute journey
Marina Bay Sands 30-minute journey
Resorts World Sentosa 39-minute journey

We are situated at a premium location which is convenient to walk to anywhere. We know how backpackers love to walk everywhere.

7 Eleven3-minute walk
ATM and Bank5-minute walk
Jalan Besar MRT Station 3-minute walk
Rochor MRT Station 5-minute walk
Little India MRT Station 10-minute walk
Bugis MRT Station 12-minute walk
Cheap and good eateries Right at our door-step
Sheng Shiong (Large Hypermarket) 8-minute walk
Mustafa Centre (Only 24-hour Shopping Mall)10-minute walk
Queen Street Bus Terminal (Cheap buses to Malaysia)10-minute walk
Sim Lim Square (Electronics and IT Hub)10-minute walk
Goddess of Mercy Temple (Famous Buddhist Temple)10-minute walk
Bugis Street (Singapore's largest street market)15-minute walk
Orchard Road (Famous Singapore Shopping District)25-minute walk
Arab Street (Malay Heritage Centre and Sultan Mosque)15-minute walk
The Cathay (Nearest Cineplex at Orchard Road)15-minute walk
Merlion (Just to let you know how near we are)30-minute walk

As you are leaving your footprints around our little island, we too hope to leave some in your memories of your stay in Footprints, your home away from home.

Some little things to take note of:
- We only accept cash payment in SGD.
- There's a SGD20 refundable key deposit upon check-in.This fee will be refunded to you upon an incident-free check-out.
- We do not allow children 16 years and below to stay in our dormitories.
- Children below 16 should be accompanied by an adult. If you have young children traveling with you, please call or email to inform us first.
- All promotional beds/deals are only valid for new guests who have not stayed with Footprints Hostel in the past 3 months.
- All specials/promotional beds/deals are not applicable to walk-in guests and existing guests who are extending their stay.
- Specials and promotional beds are non-refundable. Full payment of booking applies in cancellations, no shows and early check out.
- Online group bookings are for a maximum of 20 pax. For group bookings more than 20 pax, kindly email us for a quotation.
- Online promotion deals are not fixed and may be subjected to change on a daily basis.
- We reserve the right to turn away guests we deem unsuitable. Do note Booking fees with Hostelworld are non-refundable.
- Please take note that our normal check-in time is at 2pm and check-out is before 12pm. Early check-in is subject to bed availability.
- We will only hold your beds or rooms for 3 hours from the arrival time you have stated in your booking form. If there are any changes to your travel plans, kindly inform us by phone, email or drop us a message on Facebook. View House Rules


Here at our award-winning Footprints Hostel, you'll be met with all the creature comforts you need on your travels! We'll get you set up with a daily continental breakfast, Wi-Fi, personal lockers in your room and fresh linen – all for free. We reckon you’ll feel right at home in our brightly painted common room, complete with massage chairs and a large TV screen with lots of DVDs to choose from. Our team can also help you book discounted tickets at popular attractions around town, or provide tips about the best bars and restaurants in the local area.


Nearby Little India is one of the most vibrant neighbourhoods in Singapore, filled with multicoloured shop-houses, mosques and temples. You can also walk into the city centre in around 30 minutes to see the iconic Merlion statue, or roam through the breathtaking, futuristic Gardens by the Bay. From Changi Airport, you can reach us by MRT train in just under an hour, or look for the airport shuttle service when you arrive at the terminal. If you’re arriving in Singapore by bus, you'll be dropped at the Golden Mile Complex, which is another 30 minutes by bus from the hostel.

Rooms and Dorms

When you stay with us, you can choose between checking into a female-only or mixed dorm, each with shared bathroom facilities and large storage lockers. Alternatively, if you're travelling as a small group, book out an entire family room with either a shared or en-suite bathroom. To keep you comfortable and cool throughout your visit, the rooms have air con, and you can hire hairdryers and towels at reception.

Extras and activities

Keep your wardrobe fresh and clean using our coin-operated laundry services (ideal for combatting a few days' walking around in the Singapore humidity!), and grab a snack in one of the vending machines to keep you going until your next bowl of Chicken Rice. To help you feel completely safe and secure, the entire hostel is monitored by CCTV.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.1

  • Security 8.3

  • Location 8.6

  • Staff 8.3

  • Atmosphere 6.1

  • Cleanliness 6.9

  • Facilities 7.1

Latest Reviews

  • 9.1


    09 Feb 2020
    Pros: Very close to Jalan Besar MRT, a large locker to store your things, a very organized system. Clean bathroom. Cons: Limited hours for air conditioning and even when it was going, the room felt very hot.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    15 Feb 2020
    Nice place to stay. Near to almost everything we needed to go. Convenient. Recommended.
    Philippines, Female, 31-40
  • 8.9


    11 Jan 2020
    Excellent location- close to two MRT stops and in the heart of Little India. Staff were very helpful. Quiet atmosphere which was perfect for us. Would definitely stay here again!
    Ireland, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 8.6


    25 Feb 2020
    you get what you pay for. no a/c during the day is brutal, no privacy curtains on the beds. beds are noisy but they’re fine. not social at all. good and filling breakfast. some really creepy men always outside front door making solo female travellers feel unsafe. saw a roach one day. wouldn’t come back unless they made some changes to improve the place. good for budget i guess
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    10 Feb 2020
    Nice staff. Helpful
    Malaysia, Male, 41+
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    13 Jan 2020
    Not the best hostel I’ve stayed in in Singapore but it is a lot better value for money. A lot of families stay here.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    19 Feb 2020
    Almost all of the individual lamp at bed was broken. But the location is very good, near MRT station and easy to find meals
    Indonesia, Male, 41+
  • 6.0


    11 Jan 2020
    Just very basic no frills average backpackers. Nothing special, was reasonably clean, decent location if you little India. Breakfast just toast and jam. They are shifty with pricing and AC is off during the day. So buyer beware, rebook on-line if you extend. They certainly know how to pack people in the place. It’s a 6.5 place at best
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 4.9


    03 Mar 2020
    Really would not recommend this hostel to solo travellers, particularly girls. No atmosphere so you wont meet anybody, i was so lucky to have been with a friend as we both agreed we would have felt unsafe there as girls on our own. The place was full of older men sitting out in the corridor staring us down meaning me and my friend felt uncomfortable even walking to the bathroom alone. They crammed the place full with matresses on the floor in some of the rooms. I could go on
    Ireland, Female, 18-24
  • 4.9


    10 Jan 2020
    It's cheap, a plus in Singapore.
    Australia, Male, 31-40
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Book Exchange
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Towels Not Included
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Board Games
  • DVD's


  • 2014

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Singapore

  • 2012

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Singapore

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