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Betel Box Backpackers Hostel

"Pro's are that you have a nice livingroom and they organise all kind of tours."

Boudewijn - February 20, 2020
1 Person in 20-Bed Dormitory - Mixed Betel Box Backpackers Hostel
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Betel Box Backpackers Hostel

200 Joo Chiat Road, East Coast, Singapore, Singapore, 427471 - See map
Free Wi-Fi
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Popular landmarks
Bes Price Minimart 50 m
Vidajoie Chiropractic Centre 80 m
Qian Xi Basketball Club 90 m
Home’s Favourite Cookies & Durian 130 m
S Box 140 m
Chiat Clinic for Women 150 m
Westfield Dental Surgery 190 m
Peranakan Terrace Houses 200 m
KTV Lounge 210 m
Wong Pang Ong Bone Injury Specialists 250 m
Nearby landmarks
Gardens By The Bay East 4.31 km
Singapore Flyer 4.85 km
Cloud Forest 4.95 km
Sands Skypark Observation Deck 5.31 km
Orchard Road 7.02 km
Chinatown 7.05 km
Singapore Botanic Gardens 9.38 km
National Orchid Garden 9.5 km
Night Safari 15.69 km
Singapore Zoo 15.72 km
7.2

Very good

Location rating score

2.94 kilometers from city center
  • 900 meters to public transportation

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Laundry service

  • Smoking area

Cheaper than 98% of all properties in Singapore in the last 24 hoursCompared to 866 Singapore properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money8.2
Location rating7.2
Nearest airportSingapore Changi Airport (SIN)
Distance to airport11.7 km

Rooms available at Betel Box Backpackers Hostel

1 Person in 20-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 58 m²/624 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 9 m²/97 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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  • Room size: 9 m²/97 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 6-Bed Standard Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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Private Room
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds and 1 double ...
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Bunk Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 9 m²/97 ft²
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Bunk Bed in 20-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 58 m²/624 ft²
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8 Bed Mixed Dorm (Price per bed)
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  • Room size: 9 m²/97 ft²
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Bunk Bed in 8-Bed Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 9 m²/97 ft²
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1 bed in 8 bedded dormitory (female)
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  • Room size: 9 m²/97 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Betel Box Backpackers Hostel?

Check-in is from 01:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Betel Box Backpackers Hostel?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Betel Box Backpackers Hostel has a car park that's close to the hostel.

What is the smoking policy at Betel Box Backpackers Hostel?

Betel Box Backpackers Hostel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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What people love about Betel Box Backpackers Hostel

  • 8.4
    Excellent
    Location

    "Perfect location for me, about 4-5 junctions from ECP."

    Alexander

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    February 21, 2020

  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "The staffs are superb character and very helpful."

    ramesh

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    October 15, 2019

  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Staff and owner are very kind and helpfull."

    Boudewijn

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    February 20, 2020

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Value for money score
8.2/10
Service score
8.4/10
Room size
20 sqm.
Better than
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84
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80
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Overall rating:
7.7
Very good
264 reviews
Cleanliness
7.5
Facilities
7.9
Location
7.2
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What travelers say they love:
Staffs are nice, especially Diana who was very friendly to m...
Nancy from Philippines
Family with young children
More about Betel Box Backpackers Hostel

More about Betel Box Backpackers Hostel

If what you're looking for is a conveniently located accommodation in Singapore, look no further than Betel Box Backpackers Hostel. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. A well-kempt environment and its close proximity to Peranakan Terrace Houses, East Coast Park, and Geylang Serai Market, make Betel Box Backpackers Hostel an ideal place to explore the city.

This property offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate travelers. For the comfort and convenience of guests, it offers 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park, and family room.

Experience high quality room facilities during your stay here, which include Wi-Fi access, air conditioning, desk, and refrigerator. Besides, its host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Betel Box Backpackers Hostel is your one-stop destination for quality hotel accommodations in Singapore.

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Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping
9 mentions
Breakfast
7 mentions
Internet
5 mentions
Swimming Pool
4 mentions

What they offer

10.0
Exceptional

"Very suprised for a hostel to have such a service and cleani..."

ramesh

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November 12, 2019

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Nearest essentials

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Food and dining

Breakfast options

Continental
Buffet

Nearby restaurants

Asian cuisine
Asian cuisine
Pho Viet Singapore
10 m Asian, Vietnamese
Hong Mao Mian Jia/Ang Moh Noodle House
50 m Asian
Long Phung Vietnamese Restaurant
60 m Asian, Vietnamese
Chinese cuisine
Chinese cuisine
Rochor Beancurd House
1.1 km Chinese
Yes Natural F&B
1.9 km Chinese
Golden Bay Eating House
1.9 km Chinese
Japanese cuisine
Japanese cuisine
Iroha 168 Food Network
1.3 km Japanese
HaHa Sushi Japanese Restaurant
4.0 km Japanese, Sushi
Yamagawa Japanese Restaurant
4.6 km Japanese, Sushi

What's nearby

Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
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Reviews of Betel Box Backpackers Hostel from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
7.7
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10
Cleanliness7.5
Facilities7.9
Location7.2
Room comfort and quality6.9
Service8.4
Value for money8.2
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9+ Exceptional (42)
8-9 Excellent (28)
7-8 Very Good (40)
6-7 Good (26)
<6 Below Expectation (40)
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Mar - May (36)
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9.2
Exceptional
Gabriella from Indonesia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 1 night in August 2019

great place, staff, but small room”

Betel Box is a great place to stay, I like it because the female room is clean but I think it's too small. If the room is fully occupied, it's difficult to place your bags. Other than that the place is awesome. Clean toilets, clean room, super nice and informative staff (they'll give you information and tips about travelling in singapore and very detail and honest about it), and my favorite place is the common room. It's homy, comfortable and you can actually mingle with everyone else staying here. Thankyou so much betel box, will definitely be back here. Recommended for solo travellers.

Reviewed August 25, 2019
9.7
Exceptional
Leandra from Bahrain
Couple
1 Person in 20-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in December 2012

Homiest, best hostel service!”

affordable rate, fantastic service,

Uncle and his staff were the best! Location in Joo Chiat may not be very near city central area unlike Bugis but their service during our stay was totally worth the few minutes walk from Paya Lebar MRT station, or from Joo Chiat Palace if by bus, Betel Box deserves all its recognition having warmest service, offers for the best tours of Singapore, great food and more! Will definitely be back next time for a longer stay. Till next time Uncle

Reviewed January 02, 2013
9.3
Exceptional
Lanoura from Indonesia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 1 night in July 2012

best hostel”

clean hostel and very friendly staff

Lovely hostel and very friendly staff ,I thought it was really a nice hostel because when I snoop the internet last week I saw it was cheaper than the other Hostel.the common area is really cozy, they serve many different type of beers, there's wii and pool table. The stay was good but the location is in a small street that is always crowded at night .definitely come back and stay in this hostel again they provide gym facility down the road, and the hostel is not so far to east coast park

Reviewed December 12, 2012
8.0
Excellent
leule from Philippines
Solo traveler
1 Person in 20-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in August 2013

9 Nov 2009, Betel Box was named the winner of 2009”

clean, centrally located, budget friendly

9 Nov 2009, Betel Box was named the winner of 2009 Singapore Experience Award, in the Best Travel Experience category. The Singapore Experience Awards is organised by the Singapore Tourism Board and is the most prestigious award in the Singapore Tourism landscape.

Reviewed September 02, 2013
10.0
Exceptional
ramesh from Singapore
Business traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in October 2019

Best favorite hostel”

I have stayed in many hostels in SG but this hostel will be one of the best hostel to stay. I was sincerely shocked and taken away on the cleanliness of the hostel and the bathrooms!!! The staffs are superb character and very helpful. I will and also have recommanded many of my circles to make this hostel as a choice. Even the iron box is well kept because many hostel spends thousands for operations but don't take care of daily usage items. 10/10👍👍👍

Reviewed October 15, 2019
7.7
Very good
Pekik from Indonesia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 6-Bed Standard Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in January 2015

Comfort stay”

The Hostel is very comfortable, relaxing environtment and supported by professional staffs

I have been more 3 times staying in the Betel Box Backpackers. The hostel is very comfortable by any person who like the informal place.

Reviewed May 11, 2015
8.3
Excellent
YAN from China
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 3 nights in December 2012

nice guesthouse”

nice service and common room

the location is not such good bcz a little bit far from the downtown but very close to the airport. east coast beach is nearby by walking 20 mins. everything there not looks like singapore. good for couple

Reviewed December 30, 2012
7.7
Very good
GEORGE from United States
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 6 nights in November 2012

Great location, with friendly. hospitable staff”

Great common room, with WIFI, kitchen, frig, purchase drinks, quiet rooms, many restaurants in neighborhood

the betel box is in a great historical neighborhood with many restaurants, a couple supermarkets, busy bars. you can walk to the beach in one direction, and the paya laber mrt station in the other. the staff is very helpful and friendly.

Reviewed November 15, 2012
9.3
Exceptional
Lanoura from Indonesia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in June 2012

Best Hostel”

Friendly staff

Lovely hostel and very friendly staff ,I thought it was really a nice hostel because when I snoop the internet last week I saw it was cheaper than the other Hostel. The common area is really cozy, they serve many different type of beers, there's wii and pool table. The stay was good but the location is in a small street that is always crowded at night .definitely come back and stay in this hostel again they provide gym facility down the road,

Reviewed December 12, 2012
9.3
Exceptional
Lanoura from Indonesia
Group
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in July 2012

Best Hostel”

friendly staff

Lovely hostel and very friendly staff ,I thought it was really a nice hostel because when I snoop the internet last week I saw it was cheaper than the other Hostel. The common area is really cozy, they serve many different type of beers, there's wii and pool table. The stay was good but the location is in a small street that is always crowded at night .definitely come back and stay in this hostel again they provide gym facility down the road,

Reviewed December 12, 2012
9.3
Exceptional
Lanoura from Indonesia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in June 2012

best hostel”

friendly staff

Lovely hostel and very friendly staff ,I thought it was really a nice hostel because when I snoop the internet last week I saw it was cheaper than the other Hostel. The common area is really cozy, they serve many different type of beers, there's wii and pool table. The stay was good but the location is in a small street that is always crowded at night .definitely come back and stay in this hostel again they provide gym facility down the road,

Reviewed December 12, 2012
10.0
Exceptional
Emile from Singapore
Solo traveler
1 Person in 20-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in October 2019

Best Hostel in Singapore”

Go to Singapore choose for Betelbox, feel at home hostel in Singapore. Best one to stay in Singapore! Emile Leus TVworkshop Asia Pte Ltd.

Reviewed March 01, 2020
8.0
Excellent
Kam from Singapore
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 5 nights in July 2018

Short and Simple”

A hostel is meant to be shared among all race, religion and nationality. By rejecting a singaporean is as good as discriminating my nationality. Having traveled to so many hostels in so many countries. It is totally illegal and unacceptable for discriminating the nationality of a guest. Try that anywhere else in a bar, restaurant, or hotels and certainly the authorities will not be satisfied to issue the licence for business. God made all equal. There is room for discrimination on earth irregardless of your religion, race or nationality. And you are free to patronise anywhere as long as i pay. That is the law of freedom.

Reviewed July 25, 2018
6.0
leule from Philippines
Solo traveler
1 Person in 20-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in August 2013

great stay”

clean, friendly, accessible

9 Nov 2009, Betel Box was named the winner of 2009 Singapore Experience Award, in the Best Travel Experience category. The Singapore Experience Awards is organised by the Singapore Tourism Board and is the most prestigious award in the Singapore Tourism landscape.

Reviewed September 02, 2013
8.4
Excellent
Alexander from Philippines
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in February 2020

Very convenient, had everything I needed.”

I went to Singapore to go roller skating up and down the park for a couple of days. The price I had was very good considering that breakfast is free and there are free drinks available 24h/day. I gather that this is pretty normal across S'pore and I was very happy with the facilities. Perfect location for me, about 4-5 junctions from ECP. See you next time!

Reviewed February 21, 2020
8.7
Excellent
jihye from South Korea
Couple
1 Person in 20-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in November 2013

Reasonable price”

Price, Staff, Room

Even though we arrived at the hostel nearly midnight, the staff was very friendly and helpful. We had to leave very early next morning and staff advised us where we can catch the train or the taxi to the airport. The room was reasonably clean. It is in the middle of very busy area so it is very easy to find local restaurants or facilities around.

Reviewed July 09, 2014
8.0
Excellent
Agung from Indonesia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in November 2013

cukup”

good

A hotel is an establishment that provides lodging paid on a short-term basis. The provision of basic accommodation, in times past, consisting only of a room with a bed, a cupboard, a small table and a washstand has largely been replaced by rooms with modern facilities, including en-suite bathrooms and air conditioning or climate control. Additional common features found in hotel rooms are a telephone, an alarm clock, a television, a safe, a mini-bar with snack foods and drinks, and facilities for making tea and coffee. Luxury features include bathrobes and slippers, a pillow menu, twin-sink vanities, and jacuzzi bathtubs. Larger hotels may provide additional guest facilities such as a swimming pool, fitness center, business center, childcare, conference facilities and social function services. Hotel rooms are usually numbered (or named in some smaller hotels and B&Bs) to allow guests to identify their room. Some hotels offer meals as part of a room and board arrangement. In the United Kingdom, a hotel is required by law to serve food and drinks to all guests within certain stated hours. In Japan, capsule hotels provide a minimized amount of room space and shared facilities.

Reviewed November 25, 2013
8.0
Excellent
Agung from Indonesia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in July 2013

baik”

good

A hotel is an establishment that provides lodging paid on a short-term basis. The provision of basic accommodation, in times past, consisting only of a room with a bed, a cupboard, a small table and a washstand has largely been replaced by rooms with modern facilities, including en-suite bathrooms and air conditioning or climate control. Additional common features found in hotel rooms are a telephone, an alarm clock, a television, a safe, a mini-bar with snack foods and drinks, and facilities for making tea and coffee. Luxury features include bathrobes and slippers, a pillow menu, twin-sink vanities, and jacuzzi bathtubs. Larger hotels may provide additional guest facilities such as a swimming pool, fitness center, business center, childcare, conference facilities and social function services. Hotel rooms are usually numbered (or named in some smaller hotels and B&Bs) to allow guests to identify their room. Some hotels offer meals as part of a room and board arrangement. In the United Kingdom, a hotel is required by law to serve food and drinks to all guests within certain stated hours. In Japan, capsule hotels provide a minimized amount of room space and shared facilities.

Reviewed November 26, 2013
6.4
Good
Kam from Singapore
Business traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 5 nights in July 2018

Short and Simple”

Highly not recommended for first timers to Singapore. As there are many more choices of hostels in and around central tourist areas like chinatown, bugis, clark quay and boat quay. This hostel is far from the main action. Around there are some vietnamese restaurants. But lots of vietnamese girls parading the streets. Seems like looking for some quick cash near the pubs. Hostel is fairly old but much more efficiently run than other hostels that i stayed before. Everything you need in a hostel is provided except no towels. Breakfast is plain white bread only.

Reviewed July 14, 2018
8.0
Excellent
Agung from Indonesia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in May 2013

hug”

good

A hotel is an establishment that provides lodging paid on a short-term basis. The provision of basic accommodation, in times past, consisting only of a room with a bed, a cupboard, a small table and a washstand has largely been replaced by rooms with modern facilities, including en-suite bathrooms and air conditioning or climate control. Additional common features found in hotel rooms are a telephone, an alarm clock, a television, a safe, a mini-bar with snack foods and drinks, and facilities for making tea and coffee. Luxury features include bathrobes and slippers, a pillow menu, twin-sink vanities, and jacuzzi bathtubs. Larger hotels may provide additional guest facilities such as a swimming pool, fitness center, business center, childcare, conference facilities and social function services. Hotel rooms are usually numbered (or named in some smaller hotels and B&Bs) to allow guests to identify their room. Some hotels offer meals as part of a room and board arrangement. In the United Kingdom, a hotel is required by law to serve food and drinks to all guests within certain stated hours. In Japan, capsule hotels provide a minimized amount of room space and shared facilities.

Reviewed November 26, 2013
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