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7.9

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Very good location - Inside city center
Popular landmarks
Streetart road 60 m
Jalan Besar Stadium 150 m
City Square Mall 200 m
Jalan Besar 210 m
Q&M Dental Centre 220 m
Petain Road 260 m
Thekchen Choling 300 m
Mustafa Centre 310 m
City Green 320 m
Lasting impressions 360 m
Nearby landmarks
Singapore Flyer 2.39 km
Orchard Road 2.44 km
Gardens By The Bay East 2.77 km
Sands Skypark Observation Deck 2.82 km
Cloud Forest 3.05 km
Chinatown 3.53 km
Singapore Botanic Gardens 4.73 km
National Orchid Garden 4.83 km
Night Safari 12.71 km
Singapore Zoo 12.74 km
New Society Backpackers Hostel

"Free breakfast, locker included, everything was perfect also they are sellling drinks for a very reasonable price"

Michael - September 8, 2019

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New Society Backpackers Hostel

259A Jalan Besar, Little India, Singapore, Singapore, 208934 - See map
  • 440 meters to public transportation

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Ticket services

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Singapore every 1 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money7.9
Distance to city center5 km
Location rating7.9
Nearest airportSingapore Changi Airport (SIN) - Singapore
Distance to airport16.0 km

Rooms available at New Society Backpackers Hostel

Bed in 6-Bed  Dormitory Room
Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 24-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
1 Person in 24-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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2 People in 24-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
2 People in 24-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 bunk beds
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1 Person in 26-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
1 Person in 26-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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  • Non-smoking
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 26-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
1 Person in 26-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
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1 Person in 26-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - FEMALE ONLY
1 Person in 26-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - FEMALE ONLY
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Female 8 Beds Dormitory
Female 8 Beds Dormitory
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  • Shared bathroom
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Bed in dormitory ONE BED
Bed in dormitory ONE BED
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  • Shared bathroom
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Room Assigned on Arrival
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6 Bed Dormitory
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  • Shared bathroom
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What people love about New Society Backpackers Hostel

  • 9.2
    Exceptional
    Location

    "Located in Little India, this hostel is very good value for money!"

    Gaëlle

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    July 5, 2019

  • 7.2
    Very good
    Location

    "Good location, near mustafa center where you can buy souvenirs."

    Shalahuddin

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    February 11, 2020

  • 7.2
    Very good
    Staff 

    "Staffs are all accommodating and very helpful."

    MARIA

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    January 4, 2019

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7.5
Very good
525 reviews
Cleanliness
6.9
Facilities
6.9
Location
7.9
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More about New Society Backpackers Hostel

Conveniently located in Singapore, New Society Backpackers Hostel is a great base from which to explore this vibrant city. The city center is merely 5 km away and the airport can be reached within 22 minutes. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

The facilities and services provided by New Society Backpackers Hostel ensure a pleasant stay for guests. Guests of the hotel can enjoy on-site features like free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, daily housekeeping, ticket service, express check-in/check-out.

Step into one of 76 inviting rooms and escape the stresses of the day with a wide range of amenities such as locker, mirror, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, air conditioning which can be found in some rooms. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Whatever your reason for visiting Singapore, the New Society Backpackers Hostel is the perfect venue for an exhilarating and exciting break away.

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Breakfast
23 mentions
Housekeeping
21 mentions
Internet
3 mentions
Food & Dining
1 mention

What they offer

10.0
Exceptional
Cleanliness

"Bedroom - clean beddings, pillow, blanket, good temperature."

Ardyn

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July 20, 2019

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Food and dining

Nearby restaurants

American cuisine
American cuisine
Paddington House of Pancakes
210 m American, Halal
TWO bakers
260 m American, Cafe, French
Suprette
370 m American
Asian cuisine
Asian cuisine
Quan Xiang Yuan Seafood Restaurant
60 m Asian, Chinese, Seafood
Babi Goeling
60 m Asian, Indonesian, Italian
7 Sensations
60 m Asian, Healthy, International
Chinese cuisine
Chinese cuisine
Broadway Food Centre
130 m Chinese
Shun Feng Kitchen
140 m Chinese
Beijing Neng ren JU
150 m Chinese

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Cleanliness6.9
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Location7.9
Service8.1
Value for money7.9
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10.0
Exceptional
Jan from Thailand
Solo traveler
1 Person in 24-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in December 2017

Great price; exceeded my expectations”

New Society had deeply discounted its prices when I reserved my bed. I liked that. I was apprehensive about having 10 beds in one room. Interestingly, the room is laid out so that everyone has enough privacy. No problem with that. I can walk to the Lavender MRT in 10 minutes. Staff member handled a print-out on the hostel's printer within moments of my request. This is my new home in Singapore.

Reviewed December 10, 2017
8.0
Excellent
CHRISTIANA from Indonesia
Family with teens
2 People in 24-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in August 2016

Very Good”

I liked to stay in New Society Backpackers Hostel, Singapore. The staffs are so kindly and welcome us since we arrived. For sure if I go back to Singapore I would stay in New Society Backpackers Hostel again. Thank you!

Reviewed August 05, 2016
9.2
Exceptional
Gaëlle from France
Group
2 People in 24-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 4 nights in June 2019

Best value for money in Singapore”

Located in Little India, this hostel is very good value for money! It includes breakfast (tea or coffee + unlimited bread with butter, jam, peanut butter or choco spead) It is easy to get to know the people staying at the hostel It is located at a 5 min walk to a subway station The staff is really nice! If you arrive during the night, let the hostel now so they can wait for you to give you access to the room otherwise you have to wait for the opening at 7 am

Reviewed July 05, 2019
8.4
Excellent
RYU from South Korea
Solo traveler
1 Person in 24-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in July 2019

good place for backpackers”

if you are backpackers to spend your money efficiently, this place will be a good choice for you. there are many convenient facilities near this hostel; city square mall, many plaza, nearby MRT station, gym etc. Also, in singapore, the price of beer is too expensive to drink everyday. but in this hostel, you can drink 500ml beer only 4$ and 2 beer only 6$ here. Futhermore, the hostel provide you free breakfast; toast and 4 kinds of jam. With simple breakfast and drinking after walking around, it must become excellent.

Reviewed July 11, 2019
8.8
Excellent
Joanne from Albania
Solo traveler
2 People in 24-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in January 2017

Great staff, good location, satisfactory facilities”

The staff were so helpful the whole time I was there. The hostel itself was cozy and comfortable. I guess the only drawback were the bathroom facilities. There were two shower stalls, one for each gender. Same goes for the toilet stalls. I was not aware of the ratio between men and women in our mixed dorm (though the total number of beds were around 12-16, not sure), but I had to queue for the sole female shower (I kept wondering whether I could use the male shower, as it was always unoccupied. There was also a shower room downstairs in the dining area, but I never tried it). Other than that, everything was great. The nearest subway station was Farrer Park (purple line) and it took less than 10 minutes to get there. Bugis Station and Little India Station were also nearby, though it took longer to get to them.

Reviewed February 04, 2017
8.8
Excellent
Jan from Thailand
Solo traveler
1 Person in 24-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in December 2017

I Keep Coming Back and There Is A Reason”

I've extended my stay at New Society half a dozen times. Good location. Has everything I need. Great price. The hot water in the shower could be a little warmer. And if that is the worst complaint I can think of, you know it's a good place.

Reviewed December 21, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
Jan from Thailand
Solo traveler
1 Person in 24-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 6 nights in December 2017

Just what I wanted”

I wanted a budget place, clean, safe, close to the MRT, and near good but affordable restaurants. New Society hit the nail on the head. Lowest cost in the area yet great value for the dollar.

Reviewed December 12, 2017
8.4
Excellent
Jan from Canada
Solo traveler
1 Person in 24-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in December 2017

Great Value in Singapore”

I extended my stay at New Society several times. The place fits my budget and provided me with a solid night's sleep. I recommend it without reservation. There are a couple minor things I could complain about, but they are minor in light of the price.

Reviewed December 25, 2017
7.6
Very good
Reymond from Philippines
Solo traveler
Bed in 24-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 3 nights in February 2018

Very good”

I was not able to sleep well because i got itch everytime i lie down. Maybe because of bed bugs. So better request a new set of sleeping mattress and bed sheet. The shared bathroom and toilet on the second floor smells even though its clean. Maybe because of the open drains. Better if the hostel offers a free cold water on a dispenser, not just a room-temp water on a jar. Some beds squeak, esp my bed, when changing positions that is dusturbing to others. You need also to be aware of the standard socket voltage of your gadgets because adoptors here are out for rent for 2 SGD. Those are some of the cons, but in general, you were staying on a backpackers hostel so do not expect fancy things.

Reviewed February 13, 2018
8.8
Excellent
Alex from United States
Solo traveler
1 Person in 24-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 5 nights in January 2019

Good value hostel”

Good value for Singapore at $12/night. It's 7-10 minute from Bendemeer, JB, Lavender and FP stations, so not right near an MRT but not far from many lines. The hostel is quite clean. The mattress is plastic wrapped and fresh sheets are waiting in your locker upon arrival. No bed bugs. The bathrooms are also kept pretty clean, except some clogged sinks. Breakfast area is clean. The staff are nice and friendly. Facilities are fine. Only 2 toilets and 2 showers per floor of 24 beds, so there can be a queue. Some of the bunks also have bent bed supports because some couples share 1 bunk bed, so you can sink in or feel a hard bar in the middle. Wifi can also be a bit weak due to # sharing. Free breakfast is toast with butter, PB, nutella, and jam, plus coffee and tea. Only negative is the guests. Seems many are budget travelers/couples with no etiquette -- first night I had to kick out a girl from my bed, another night a guy took my sheets, on phone with no headphones at 1am, etc.

Reviewed January 26, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
Jan from Thailand
Solo traveler
1 Person in 24-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in December 2017

Just what I wanted”

I was looking for budget accommodations -- yet something comfortable at the same time. I need top-notch WiFi. I found it all at New Society.

Reviewed December 10, 2017
7.6
Very good
Maria
Couple
1 Person in 24-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

Cheap”

This place is great to save money in Singapore, we didn't find much else in a similar price range. Perfect location located near many many restaurants and not far from Little India and Kampong Glam, anyway the metro in Singapore is amazing. The dorm worked out quite well as it was divided into smaller sections, many older single men staying there, so snoring was an issue. This place is cheap, don't expect much, but no nasty surprises either.

Reviewed May 27, 2019
8.0
Excellent
Jo from United Kingdom
Group
2 People in 24-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in June 2017

Tight squeeze but good value ”

This was the cheapest hostel we found and it suited us nicely. There isn't much space but if you're like us then you won't be in the hostel much and the common room downstairs has plenty of seating. A bit out of Little India but Rocher station is just a 10 minute walk away

Reviewed June 23, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
Ardyn from Philippines
Group
2 People in 24-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

Value for money”

Bedroom - clean beddings, pillow, blanket, good temperature. Breakfast - coffee, hot chocolate, and bread with butter, jam, chocolate. Tourist spot - near MRT - Jalan Besar, the mustafa center , little india, ang bugis. Note - bring a 3 way adaptor.

Reviewed July 20, 2019
8.8
Excellent
Skyler from Myanmar
Solo traveler
1 Person in 24-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 7 nights in April 2018

Clean, Well-maintained and Good Location ”

This is a clean, cozy and well-maintained hostel that you can enjoy your stay in SG. Not the cheapest but good value for safe stay, clean bed, standard breakfast and facilities given: TV, lounge area, water, kitchen utensils, but you cannot cook. The reception lady sounds strict but you will find the staff are generally helpful. I have stayed at another hostel nearby but find this one a good enjoyable stay at the cheaper price. Recommended.

Reviewed April 23, 2018
8.4
Excellent
Bien from United States
Solo traveler
1 Person in 24-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in March 2018

Excellent”

The way the rooms are organized, with all the weird walls enclosing areas of the room and groups of bed makes the place feel slightly claustrophobic. But least the beds are comfortable and the blankets are very cozy. The location is near a lot of good places to eat. But it's pretty inconvenient to get to from the Golden Mile complex through public transport. It takes about 20 or so minutes to walk here. Or you can take 2 different buses en route to the location. The nearest metro stations are a little more than a kilometer away, too. Bathrooms are okay, with lots of hooks to hang your stuff and lots of space to move around, but the showers don't drain properly. There's always a leftover puddle when going in. The staff is nice and helpful when they want to be. So that's good, too. Overall, good place to stay at. And at the time I booked, it was the cheapest place I could find in Singapore.

Reviewed April 04, 2018
7.2
Very good
Himawan from Indonesia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 24-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in March 2020

Not the best stay, still acceptable”

Hostel is located on strategic location near to public transportation and little india area, scissors cut curry rice also just few steps away. Unfortunately bed is very shaky and has bedbugs in it that make my body very itchy and i have to scratch my body all night. Toilet is basic and good enough even though cleanliness need to pay attention. Ac is cold but only to several bed, whereas for my bed i didnt get the ac and only fan provided. No deposit needed is such a positive attitude and it needed to be apply all over singapore. For 1 or 2 night stay, it pretty decent. They can improve though

Reviewed March 11, 2020
8.8
Excellent
Basilio from Philippines
Solo traveler
1 Person in 24-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

Its like Home . these hostel is very good for solo traveler.”

I recommend these hostel because of a very warm and approachable staff. I really like them, all of them .This place is easy to find just drop at Farrer station then walk at least 100 meters at kitchener road. Infront of HolidayInn Express. I love the staff because They will take care of you once u are in their custody. I agree to some that the aircon is noisy.,but its ok coz its very cool. The breakfast is bread with peanut butter and others are unlimited same with the coffee, milo etc..the double bed is comfortable with pillow . Dont expect too much to this hostel because they give the best service they can. But im sure u will feel at home when u are here.

Reviewed February 04, 2019
9.2
Exceptional
Keren from Philippines
Group
1 Person in 24-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 7 nights in April 2018

Group of 8”

It was a good stay for our group considering that almost all of us are teens. The staff was approachable and friendly, especially that they respond immediately with our concern. The only thing that I didn't like about the hostel is the smelly shoe rack outside every room. They should perhaps change it or put it somewhere better so it wouldn't be the first thing you encounter when you get to the room..

Reviewed June 16, 2018
8.8
Excellent
Jan from Canada
Solo traveler
1 Person in 24-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in December 2017

Just What I Needed”

This place is not fancy -- but it does exactly what it should: provide a good place to sleep at an affordable price in an otherwise unaffordable Singapore. WiFi is excellent and the beds are comfy. The sofa in the lobby is a bit lumpy and the hot water in the shower is lukewarm, but these are minor inconveniences in an otherwise great value.

Reviewed December 25, 2017
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