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4 TOP HOSTELS IN GEYLANG, SINGAPORE, COMPARED: A Basic Review

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TOP HOSTELS IN GEYLANG SINGAPORE: Urban Hostel

Singapore is a very popular layover city (which is everyone’s favorite because of the beauty of Changi Airport!) and a perfect tourist destination in itself. But, have you heard of anyone going to Singapore who will choose to stay in Geylang, a.k.a. Singapore’s Red Light District? I bet not. However, I am here to tell you to give this area a chance because Singapore is working on ‘cleansing’ Geylang from this particular reputation. Moreover, Geylang is where the oldest Malay Settlement is located, and it is a gastronomic hotspot in Singapore.

Locals say real estate properties here are cheaper compared to the rest of the state. The rise of top hostels in Geylang Singapore is also observed because of that. The Red Light District aspect of Singapore (which is formerly based in Bugis, btw!) was immortalized by the movie Saint Jack (1979). I have embedded the trailer here for your reference.

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So, are you looking for top hostels in Geylang Singapore, like, right now?

Are you planning a backpacking trip or perhaps you are a solo traveler to Geylang, Singapore? I saw you just Googled “top hostels in Geylang Singapore”! Kidding! But I’m sure you are looking for a hostel to stay at this point in time. Well, the good news is, I did the research for you and picked the top hostels in Geylang Singapore that you could choose from! I extracted the basic and essential information for you, and I even compared them side by side! So are you ready to choose your hostel in Geylang, Singapore? Let’s go!

TOP HOSTELS IN GEYLANG SINGAPORE: SHERLYN’S CRITERIA

Personally, whenever I would visit another city and look for hostels, I usually use the following criteria:

  • LOCATION AND DISTANCE FROM LANDMARKS: As a backpacker/solo traveler on a budget, I would choose a hostel that is in a good location because I want to explore the cities by foot as much as possible and have access to basic establishments, such as convenience stores, public transportation, and such.
  • DISTANCE FROM THE AIRPORT: Factors such as time of our flights are important to consider choosing a place to stay vis-a-vis their distance from the airport. Some of us are staying in hostels for a layover and some of us just want to make sure we do not miss our next flights. Also, if we fly in or out at wee hours, public transportation is possibly not available and taxi is our only option, which can be more expensive depending on the distance of out hostels.
  • WI-FI CONNECTON: Most of us need an internet connection to do research about places to go and eat and things to do, or update out social media accounts with details from our travels, or connect with our loved ones. Whatever our purposes are, having a wi-fi connection at our hostels is a big factor.
  • FREE BREAKFAST: I am a morning person and I need to have breakfast, so this factor personally matters to me. I believe other budget travelers also consider getting their tummies full with a complimentary hostel breakfast before going out to explore the city.
  • RESTAURANT/COFFEE SHOP/BAR INSIDE THE HOSTEL: Some of us just wants to have access to these facilities at the comfort of being inside the premises of our hostels (especially after a long day of exploring!).
  • FREE BOTTLED WATER: A hydro homie here! This may not be popular in hostels, but most hostels have water dispensers provided but you have to bring your own bottle.
  • TOILETRIES: This is a deciding factor to me since as much as possible I don’t want to experience the hassle of bringing in liquids inside my carry-on luggage (only to get confiscated at the airport! Ouch!), so if basic toiletries are available at the hostel, I might only bring what I really need.
  • WASHING MACHINE/LAUNDROMAT: Light packers usually bring enough set of clothes, but any type of packer might run out of clean clothes to wear. Hence, it is a big deal for me personally if the hostel has a laundromat or a washing machine.
  • ACTIVITIES: Hostels are also places for socialization with other travelers, right? I am an introvert, but if I ran out of things to do or if I feel like socializing or maybe do something inside the hostel, this criteria matters.
  • AIRPORT TRANSFERS: Some hostels offer free airport transfer and we all should maximize this! However if I indicated a ‘yes’ answer for the airport transfer criteria here, please check with the hostel first if it is free or not.

TOP HOSTELS IN GEYLANG SINGAPORE

So, without further ado, let’s proceed to reviewing and comparing the hostels picked!

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LOCATION

76A Lorong 27, Geylang, Singapore

DISTANCE FROM THE AIRPORT AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

  • 12.5 km from Singapore Changi Airport
  • 33.5 km from Hang Nadim Airport Indonesia
  • 110 m from Aljunied MRT Station
  • 950 m from Paya Lebar MRT Station

NEARBY LANDMARKS

  • Sri Krishna Mandir – 260 m
  • Sri Shivan Temple – 600 m
  • Singapore Flyer – 3.76 km
  • Cloud Forest – 4.19 km
  • Gardens by the Bay – 4.23 km

FACILITIES

Wi-Fi ConnectionYes
Free BreakfastNo
CafeNo
BarNo
KitchenYes
Free Bottled WaterNo
ToiletriesNo
Washing MachineNo
ActivitiesNo
Airport TransferNo
top hostels in geylang singapore

LODGE 41

LOCATION

41 lorong 16 geylang, Geylang, Singapore

DISTANCE FROM THE AIRPORT AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

  • 13.1 km from Singapore Changi Airport
  • 33.5 km from Hang Nadim Airport Indonesia
  • 640 m from Mountbatten MRT Station
  • 650 m from Aljunied MRT Station

NEARBY LANDMARKS

  • Geylang Serai – 320 m
  • Hideout – 490 m
  • Singapore Flyer – 3.06 km
  • Cloud Forest – 3.5 km
  • Gardens by the Bay – 3.55 km

FACILITIES

Wi-Fi ConnectionYes
Free BreakfastNo
CafeNo
BarNo
KitchenNo
Free Bottled WaterNo
ToiletriesNo
Washing MachineYes
ActivitiesGame Room, Library
Airport TransferNo
top hostels in geylang singapore

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LOCATION

76A Lorong 27 Geylang (Next to Aljunied MRT Station), Geylang, Singapore

DISTANCE FROM THE AIRPORT AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

  • 12.5 km from Singapore Changi Airport
  • 33.5 km from Hang Nadim Airport Indonesia
  • 120 m from Aljunied MRT Station
  • 940 m from Paya Lebar MRT Station

NEARBY LANDMARKS

  • Sri Krishna Mandir – 270 m
  • Sri Shivan Temple – 600 m
  • Singapore Flyer – 3.76 km
  • Cloud Forest – 4.2 km
  • Gardens by the Bay – 4.23 km

FACILITIES

Wi-Fi ConnectionYes
Free BreakfastNo
CafeYes
BarNo
KitchenYes
Free Bottled WaterNo
ToiletriesNo
Washing MachineYes
ActivitiesNo
Airport TransferNo
top hostels in geylang singapore

URBAN HOSTEL

LOCATION

67B/69B Lorong 27 Geylang, Geylang, Singapore,

DISTANCE FROM THE AIRPORT AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

  • 12.6 km from Singapore Changi Airport
  • 33.4 km from Hang Nadim Airport Indonesia
  • 120 m from Aljunied MRT Station
  • 940 m from Paya Lebar MRT Station

NEARBY LANDMARKS

  • Sri Krishna Mandir – 210 m
  • Hideout – 540 m
  • Singapore Flyer – 3.59 km
  • Cloud Forest – 4.01 km
  • Gardens by the Bay – 4.04 km

FACILITIES

Wi-Fi ConnectionYes
Free BreakfastNo
CafeYes (and it’s halal!)
BarNo
KitchenYes
Free Bottled WaterNo
ToiletriesNo
Washing MachineNo
ActivitiesNo
Airport TransferNo
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TOP HOSTELS IN GEYLANG SINGAPORE: COMPARISON

[email protected]Lodge 41[email protected]Urban Hostel
Wi-FiYesYesYesYes
Free BreakfastNo No NoNo
CafeNo NoYesYes (and it’s halal!)
BarNo No NoNo
KitchenYes NoYesYes
Free Bottled WaterNo No No No
Toiletries No NoNo No
Washing Machine NoYesYes No
Activities NoGame Room, Library No No
Airport Transfer NoNo No No

TOP HOSTELS IN GEYLANG SINGAPORE: YOUR RECOMMENDATIONS ARE WELCOME!

There you have it! I hope you were able to decide by now and book your corresponding chosen hostel in Geylang, Singapore, based on the criteria I picked. Btw, if you think other criteria needs to be included in this list, or if you want me to add more hostels to compare, please let me know! 🙂 Happy travels to Geylang, Singapore and please share me your experiences with your chosen hostel from this list!

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