Indie Hostel

67 Jalan Besar, Little India, Singapore, Singapore, 208814 - See map
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Indie Hostel

"It is a nice backpacker hostel with friendly & kind owner."

Yana - January 18, 2019

Basic Single Bed with Shared Bathroom Indie Hostel
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Popular landmarks
Abdul Gaffoor Mosque 80 m
Masjid Abdul Gafoor 80 m
THREE/SIX/FIVE 90 m
Sim Lim Tower 100 m
Church of True Light 120 m
Jalan Besar MRT Station 130 m
Sungei Road Thieves Market 190 m
Prince of Wales 190 m
The Church Of Our Lady Of Lourdes 200 m
Lithe House 220 m
Nearby landmarks
Orchard Road 1.87 km
Singapore Flyer 1.95 km
Sands Skypark Observation Deck 2.3 km
Gardens By The Bay East 2.5 km
Cloud Forest 2.64 km
Chinatown 2.8 km
Singapore Botanic Gardens 4.43 km
National Orchid Garden 4.49 km
Night Safari 13 km
Singapore Zoo 13.03 km
8.0

Excellent

Location rating score

Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
  • 110 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Located in heart of Singapore

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Singapore every 1 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money6.9
Distance to city center0.5 km
Location rating8.0
Nearest airportSingapore Changi Airport (SIN) - Singapore
Distance to airport16.6 km

Rooms available at Indie Hostel

Basic Single Bed with Shared Bathroom
Basic Single Bed with Shared Bathroom
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  • City view
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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4 Single Beds
4 Single Beds
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  • City view
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 bunk beds
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Family - 6 pax
Family - 6 pax
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  • City view
  • Non-smoking
  • 3 bunk beds
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Room Assigned on Arrival
Room Assigned on Arrival
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    Quadruple Room
    Quadruple Room
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      Quadruple Room (No Window)
      Quadruple Room (No Window)
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        Family Room
        Family Room
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          Double Com
          Double Com
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            Bed in dormitory BUNK BED
            Bed in dormitory BUNK BED
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              Family Room (No Window)
              Family Room (No Window)
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                Frequently asked questions

                What time is check-in and check-out at Indie Hostel?

                Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. 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.

                How do I get to Indie Hostel?

                Indie Hostel is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 40 SGD. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hostel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Indie Hostel has a car park available for guests. Parking is available for a fee of 20 SGD per day. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Singapore with private transportation, the hostel can arrange taxi service.

                What is the smoking policy at Indie Hostel?

                Indie Hostel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

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                What people love about Indie Hostel

                • 10.0
                  Exceptional
                  Staff 

                  "Nice staff, good service, breakfast near mrt"

                  nilda

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                  September 19, 2019

                • 8.8
                  Excellent
                  Staff 

                  "Staffs are very responsive and informative."

                  Arnando

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                  May 1, 2019

                • 8.4
                  Excellent

                  "The stay is nice for a short travelling."

                  norasilah

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                  January 14, 2019

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                Overall rating:
                6.8
                Good
                280 reviews
                Cleanliness
                6.1
                Facilities
                5.7
                Location
                8.0
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                What travelers say they love:
                Great place to stay, the hostel is located near the MRT.
                Mirzi from Philippines
                Group
                More about Indie Hostel

                More about Indie Hostel

                Featuring an open concept, Indie Hostel offers accommodation with free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. All bed types are in an open concept shared dormitory. Quad and Family room type are separated from other beds by blackout curtains for more privacy. The property provides air conditioning, and the rooms fitted with a personal locker. Certain rooms feature a seating area for your convenience. Bathroom facilities are shared.

                There is luggage storage space at the property. Guests can enjoy a cup of coffee or tea at the shared lounge. Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho temple is 500 meters from the property, while Bugis Street is 500 meters from the property. The nearest airport is Changi Airport, 15 kilometers from Indie Hostel.

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                Most talked about facilities

                Breakfast
                7 mentions
                Internet
                1 mention
                Check in/Check Out
                1 mention
                Housekeeping
                1 mention

                What they offer

                8.4
                Excellent
                Staff 

                "Staff even follow up with us for belongings left out."

                norasilah

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                January 14, 2019

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                Nearest essentials

                Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
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                Food and dining

                Breakfast options

                American

                Nearby restaurants

                American cuisine
                American cuisine
                Symmetry
                520 m American, Cafe
                Froth Cafe
                550 m American, Asian, Cafe
                The Beast
                560 m American, Bar, Cajun Creole
                Asian cuisine
                Asian cuisine
                Shing Boon Hwa Food Centre
                10 m Asian, Chinese
                Korean Fusion BBQ
                50 m Asian, Korean
                The Countryside Cafe
                150 m Asian, Bar, Cafe
                Chinese cuisine
                Chinese cuisine
                Yong Kee Seafood Restaurant
                10 m Chinese
                Shou La Shou Beijing Restaurant
                300 m Chinese
                Hand in Hand Beijing Restaurant
                300 m Chinese

                What's nearby

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

                Provided by verified guests of Agoda
                Cleanliness6.1
                Facilities5.7
                Location8.0
                Service7.3
                Value for money6.9
                High score for Singapore
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                9+ Exceptional (32)
                8-9 Excellent (10)
                7-8 Very Good (17)
                6-7 Good (8)
                <6 Below Expectation (58)
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                9.6
                Exceptional
                Muhammad from Singapore
                Solo traveler
                Basic Single Bed with Shared Bathroom
                Stayed 1 night in February 2020

                Best value for backpackers and short term travellers”

                The place is just as laidback as it is for backpackers and travellers staying in singapore for a shirt term holiday or visit. Breakfast is basic but its the very least that the money spent is worth for.. the staff is friendly, and always attentive to customers request and they also did their best to make sure that the customers are staying in a safe place and a place catered just nice for backpackers. The only thing that might affect the customers might be because that the reception is closed till 7pm but still they will go to great lengths to make sure customers get to check in even if its a late check in or check out... Bottomline is... One of the best hostel value for money and accesible to the places of interestbin singapore. Thank you....i enjoyed my stay there..im sure others will as well...cheers

                Reviewed March 02, 2020
                8.0
                Excellent
                Nova from Philippines
                Family with young children
                4 Single Beds
                Stayed 5 nights in July 2018

                VERY ACCOMMODATING STAFF”

                My 6 year old daughter got sick while we were in Singapore. We were checked in at Indie Hostel. The staff were very helpful in assisting our needs and were even guiding us in finding a clinic where I could bring my daughter for check up. The staff were very attentive to our needs and very friendly. Thank you Morna and Kash!

                Reviewed July 17, 2018

                Hi Nova, Thank you for taking your time in dropping us a review on your stay with us & your kind compliments. We hope that Eva is doing well & we look forward to welcoming the family back to Indie Hostel in the near future! Best wishes & stay in touch!

                Responded July 17, 2018
                Indie Hostel
                9.2
                Exceptional
                Aravinda from India
                Solo traveler
                Basic Single Bed with Shared Bathroom
                Stayed 5 nights in February 2018

                Best for back packers”

                Value for the money you pay for. Nothing fancy. It's keep it simple concept. Very accommodating staff, who are ready to help you all the time. Place right next to Jalan Besar MRT making it easy to reach from airport and for local sight seeing. Hostel well maintained. Restrooms neat and clean. Access controlled entries to the hostel so you can come in and go out any time. Can be little noisy at times as ppl will be coming in at late hours. You get a pillow and a blanket. Hostel is air conditioned with ac running all the time.

                Reviewed March 05, 2018

                Hi Aravinda, thank you for taking your time in dropping us a review. We appreciate your kind compliments on your stay with us and strive to always stay consistent. Looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future!

                Responded March 27, 2018
                Indie Hostel
                8.4
                Excellent
                Anna from Finland
                Solo traveler
                Basic Single Bed with Shared Bathroom
                Stayed 2 nights in December 2017

                Next to one metro station, close to Little India”

                The hostel staff was really helpful and nice. Hostel was clean. Time to time little noisy but it was because of the other guests. I was lucky to have lowest bed from the bunk bed of three. Not have proper place for big bags near the beds. Location was excellent next to Jalan Besar metro station. Easy to move fron place to place then. Really good for shorter stay.

                Reviewed January 01, 2018

                Hi Anna, Thank you for taking your time in dropping us a review. We are pleased to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us and found convenience in the location. Do accept our sincere apology for any shortfalls during your stay & we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Safe travels!

                Responded January 26, 2018
                Indie Hostel
                8.8
                Excellent
                Yana from Malaysia
                Group
                4 Single Beds
                Stayed 1 night in January 2019

                Good for short stay”

                It is a nice backpacker hostel with friendly & kind owner. The hostel located exactly in front of Jalan Besar MRT Station, there are restaurant nearby. very clean! But no privacy since they only separate the room just by curtain eventhough i booked for quadroom. Overall it is good for short stay

                Reviewed January 18, 2019

                Hi Yana, Thank you for sharing with us your feedback and for your kind compliments. It was truly a pleasure to host you and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future! Best regards.

                Responded February 27, 2019
                Indie Hostel
                7.2
                Very good
                Nicholas from United States
                Solo traveler
                Basic Single Bed with Shared Bathroom
                Stayed 5 nights in February 2020

                It is a hostel”

                Does what it says on the tin. A hostel, no more no less. Good for what it is, but about as barebones as you get. Staff are quite helpful. Location is PERFECT if you plan to walk or bus around. For amenities, towels are S$3, a load of laundry is S$12, a scan of a document is S$0.30. Metal-frame 3-bunk racks, curtain room dividers, fixed A/C temp and on-off for lights. Breakfast is literally toast, spread, a water kettle, and some teabags, coffee, and a French press. Bathrooms are stocked with TP until late at night, when at times they run out, I got lucky, I carry my own roll. Sheets were clean. In contrast to some posts that noted bedbugs, during my stay the building was gassed for bugs, I assume as part of routine pest control. I didn't see any. For crowds, note that this hostel has long-stay rates posted, starting at S$380/month, in downtown Singapore. That, rather than backpackers, is more of who stays here, but it's a mix of both. Quiet.

                Reviewed February 28, 2020
                6.8
                Good
                Joseph from Philippines
                Business traveler
                Basic Single Bed with Shared Bathroom
                Stayed 3 nights in October 2018

                Didn't go here”

                I had to change this reservation (upgrade it) but isn't possible. I was informed by Agoda I need to book a new one and cancellation isn't allowed so nothing will be returned to me. To be fair with Indie Hostel, they did include that on their advert. It's just sad that you can't modify anything once booked so I decided to book elsewhere.

                Reviewed October 31, 2018

                Hi Joseph, this review is more directed to Agoda & not Indie Hostel. We are not aware of the request made and will certainly speak with Agoda to see how we can assist guests for such requests. We hope to have an opportunity to host you in the near future. See you!

                Responded February 27, 2019
                Indie Hostel
                8.0
                Excellent
                Sherra from Philippines
                Solo traveler
                Basic Single Bed with Shared Bathroom
                Stayed 3 nights in April 2019

                Very good”

                The place is not the clean but the host is very accommodating. The place is also near to train station and just a walking distance to bugis street, arab street and little india.

                Reviewed May 02, 2019
                5.6
                Wilfredo from Philippines
                Family with young children
                4 Single Beds
                Stayed 3 nights in February 2020

                Bed Bugs Everywhere! Sleepless!”

                The only best thing with this hostel are their Staffs. Very friendly and they speak clear english. I booked this hostel without checking the reviews since we got a very last minute change of travel itinerary and booked it just a couple of minutes before we pass through the Immigration. Very wrong move, we are sleepless! We're supposed to stay there for 3 nights but in our first night, we are awaken at around 12MN because of BED BUG BITES! Very stressful! We can't do nothing but to wait until morning and transferred to another hostel. They refunded our unused 2nights. Facilities and comfort need to be fully renovated, cleaned and upgraded. There are lots of hostels with much cheaper price but has the best facilities and friendly staffs as well. Dont forget to check the hotel reviews! Absolutley NOT Recommendable! (Sorry for the very friendly staffs)

                Reviewed February 18, 2020
                7.6
                Very good
                Muhammad from Singapore
                Solo traveler
                Basic Single Bed with Shared Bathroom
                Stayed 1 night in February 2020

                The hostel is pretty acceptable for short stay or perhaps more than a week. Great value for money.”

                So far so good, all is well. Nothing much can be as a negative review because as a hostel with that cost per daily basis. Every aspect of the property is good for tourist short stay....

                Reviewed February 26, 2020
                10.0
                Exceptional
                Gaurav from India
                Solo traveler
                Basic Single Bed with Shared Bathroom
                Stayed 3 nights in March 2020

                nice place ”

                very nice place to stay stafff is nice friendly clean and affordable place to stay in singapore

                Reviewed March 20, 2020
                9.6
                Exceptional
                Mirzi from Philippines
                Group
                Basic Single Bed with Shared Bathroom
                Stayed 2 nights in August 2018

                👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻”

                Great place to stay, the hostel is located near the MRT. The staff’s very helpful.

                Reviewed September 03, 2018

                Hi Mirzi, thank you for the high ratings and kind compliments! We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

                Responded February 27, 2019
                Indie Hostel
                6.4
                Good
                Kento from Singapore
                Family with teens
                4 Single Beds
                Stayed 2 nights in February 2018

                No walls... We lost words. Not good for family travel.”

                We booked a one room with four beds, but actually it was not a room, but just a compartment divided by thin curtain. We decided to take another hotel no sooner than we lost words to realize it. Considering the cheap price and location, this hostel is not bad for backpackers. I hope the explanation of the booking site become more clear. We are very disappointed...

                Reviewed March 03, 2018

                Hi Kento, thank you for taking your time in dropping us a review. Yes, we do not have private room for 4 to 6 pax. All our categories are in an open concept dormitory where Quad Sharing & Family Sharing are separated by other guests with a black out curtain. We will certainly work closely with the agent to better elaborate our offerings to not confuse guests, like yourself. Description however has mentioned how our beds are configured. Nonetheless, we thank you for taking your time & apologies for any shortfalls.

                Responded March 27, 2018
                Indie Hostel
                6.0
                Shawn from Singapore
                Solo traveler
                Basic Single Bed with Shared Bathroom
                Stayed 2 nights in January 2020

                Excellent Front Desk Staff But Poor Living Condition”

                The only thing that was memorable to me about the stay was the excellent service of the front desk staff Allysa. She was the only reason that I extended my stay at the hostel. Pls be aware that there are bed bugs on the bed and also ventilation in the room is not good becos too many ppl inside the compound. Its more like a dormitory rather than a hostel. Toilets are smelly and no toiletries or bath towel provided whatsoever. You need to rent the towel. WIFI is very stable and fast. Location is convenient near central district and MRT line. Once again its Allysa that made a difference to my stay becos of how patience and understanding she is while trying her best always to resolve matters.

                Reviewed January 12, 2020
                9.6
                Exceptional
                Kai from Malaysia
                Solo traveler
                Basic Single Bed with Shared Bathroom
                Stayed 2 nights in July 2018

                Exceptional”

                three level bunk bed is not practical. the bed ia vibrating now n then when someone move. but giod location just beside jalan besar mrt. downtownline

                Reviewed July 10, 2018

                Hi Kai, thank you for sharing with us your feedback! Safe travels!

                Responded July 17, 2018
                Indie Hostel
                8.0
                Excellent
                Nguyen from Vietnam
                Solo traveler
                Basic Single Bed with Shared Bathroom
                Stayed 3 nights in March 2018

                cheap hostel in little indian area”

                this hostel is quite small, the loud area is narrow, but cheap and friendly staffs

                Reviewed April 04, 2018

                Hi Nguyen, Thank you for taking time in dropping us a review. Your feedback is important to us! We trust you have enjoyed your stay & we we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future! Best wishes, Kash

                Responded July 17, 2018
                Indie Hostel
                10.0
                Exceptional
                Dmytro from Ukraine
                Solo traveler
                Basic Single Bed with Shared Bathroom
                Stayed 3 nights in December 2017

                Really nice place”

                been here for 3 nights, instead of 3 stage bunk beds, everything was great. helpful staff, good location, nice wi-fi and breakfast

                Reviewed December 25, 2017

                Dear Dmytro, Thank you so much for the perfect rating on your stay with Indie Hostel Singapore. It was truly our pleasure to host you in our humble hostel. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Safe travels!

                Responded December 30, 2017
                Indie Hostel
                10.0
                Exceptional
                keneth from Malaysia
                Couple
                Basic Single Bed with Shared Bathroom
                Stayed 1 night in March 2019

                Exceptional”

                The location of the hotel is accessible to the MRT. The personnel who assisted us was really helpful and nice. Overall, our stay was enjoyable. Thank you.

                Reviewed March 05, 2019
                5.6
                Rajesh from Taiwan
                Solo traveler
                Basic Single Bed with Shared Bathroom
                Stayed 1 night in February 2018

                Good place for budget stay”

                This was my first experience staying in a hostel. I arrived late and the host was noce enough to help me open the door late night. The place is average with bunk beds and basic amenities. Good for a budget traveler. Don't expect much though.

                Reviewed February 12, 2018

                Hi Rajesh, thank you for taking your time in dropping us a review. Your feedback is important to us. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future!

                Responded March 27, 2018
                Indie Hostel
                6.4
                Good
                Qurratul from Malaysia
                Family with teens
                4 Single Beds
                Stayed 1 night in December 2019

                Good”

                The breakfast was simply good for a night stay. Just that the bedsheet was a bit smelly. Not sure whether it was changed or not before we arrive. And i think the hostel should provide a blanket because the room was very cold. I was a bit shocked that no blanket provided.

                Reviewed December 10, 2019
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