We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Betel Box Hostel

200 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427471, Singapore
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Betel Box Hostel
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Betel Box Hostel
Betel Box Hostel
Betel Box Hostel
Write a Review

94 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    46
    30
    13
    2
    3
See reviews for
9
18
37
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (23)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (94)
  • Mar-May only
    (20)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (23)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (23)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (28)
All months
Muar, Malaysia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Where do I start? It is simply the best hostel I've ever stayed at. And I'm happy to support this statement with objective argumentation :) First of all, you won't find better value for the money in Singapore by a long shot. The location is great: it's easy to get to the Marina, China Town and central attractions. You can... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kyoto, Japan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very good place to experience Singapore culture! Especially, Peranakan culture. It is convenient to go around Peranakan restaurant, shops and houses. You can also enjoy Malay and Eurasian culture around the hostel. The location is convenient; there are good hawker centres, bakeries, restaurants, coffee shops, and the like. The hostel owner, Tony knows many things about the area, interesting stories,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Francisco, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Betel Box Hostel is a great place for those wanting to visit Singapore without having to spend hundreds. The staff is very friendly and will do their best to accommodate you and provide helpful tips regarding places to check out and whatnot. There is a small kitchen available for use and power adapters available for rent. The hostel is located... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Location slightly off the beaten track. That may sound like a con, but turns out to be exactly the opposite. This is the first and still only genuine independent traveler haven in Singapore. The area is rich in history, heritage and food, and the team are deeply passionate and knowledgeable about all the above, as well as generous in imparting... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very friendly hostage and quite cozy accommodation with fruity and interesting breakfast. Good choice of films in the evening and talk with other backpackers. I stayed here not just once, everytime when I stayed in Singapore. Few times alone in the shared dorm (if you don't mind some people in your room) or as a couple or alone in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a great hostel considering how expensive Singapore can be. It was close to everything or a short distance to trains/buses. What makes this hostel exceptional is the people. The owner and workers are extremely helpful and the way the hostel is set up, you get to meet amazing people and discover so much hidden gem in Singapore. The... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Singapore is not a cheap destination, but this place offers a great budget stay, both long and short term. They have dorm rooms and private rooms and they are located in a very beautiful part of town.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been coming to Singapore for 10 years now, escaping the cold and wet winter here in Adelaide, Australia and my favorite place to stay is Tony Tan's Betelbox Youth Hostel. This hostel is clean, the beds are comfortable and it is conveniently located close to shops and not far from the MRT and buses. A simple breakfast is... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manila, Manila, Philippines
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Made me feel right at home on my first trip alone abroad. The atmosphere is great and the hostel owner is very welcoming and knowledgeable about ins and outs of Singapore. For a tourist, if you want to experience the "real" and less touristy side of SG, this is a place to stay. Highly recommended! 5 Stars!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Beijing, China
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had a great time staying here and will definitely be staying here again next time I visit Singapore. Tony was a great host, even though my flight came in quite late, at 2am. The food tour was excellent, dorms clean, and I made some fantastic friends here in other travellers who were passing through. Would definitely recommend it to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Betel Box Hostel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Betel Box Hostel

Address: 200 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427471, Singapore
Location: Singapore > Singapore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, HostelWorld, Agoda, HostelBookers, Odigeo, TripOnline SA and EasyToBook so you can book your Betel Box Hostel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Betel Box Hotel Singapore
Betel Box Hostel Singapore

37 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (19)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (5)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Room/suite (1)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Other (9)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (19)
Viewed
Other (19)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay