Betel Box Backpacker Hostel

200 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore, Singapore, Distance from city centre: 6.1km
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Rating: 81%from 3 reviews

  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 86%Staff
  • 93%Security
  • 73%Cleanliness
  • 80%Location
  • 80%Value for money
  • 80%Facilities
Betel Box Backpackers Hostel is a cosy, air-conditioned hostel housed in a restored 1920s shop-house. We have comfortable dormitory accommodation, a large communal area with guest kitchen, dining and lounge areas, internet terminals and a mini-library.

We are located on Joo Chiat Road, at the heart of Singapore's famous Katong and Geylang Serai district. Joo Chiat is Singapore's largest architecture conservation district with more than 900 individual buildings protected by law.

The hostel is 13 kilometres from Changi International Airport and 7 kilometres from City Hall (city centre). Well-connected buses and trains provide easy transport to all the sights and attractions of Singapore. The hostel is walking distance to the most popular park in Singapore, East Coast Beach, where you can swim, BBQ, bike and rollerblade. Joo Chiat is a great place to sample local Singaporean food. Every week we organise activites, including Tony's Famous Foodwalk in the district around the hostel. Other free tours include Pubcrawl by Singapore River, Nature Walk and City-by-the-Water Cycling Tour.

There is no curfew at the hostel; we have an electronic keypad lock at the front door, which means you can come and go as you wish, any time of the day. Staff are on hand to assist 24 hours a day and our communal areas are always open.

Your stay includes
- broadband internet (30 minutes daily)
- generous self-serve continental breakfast
- access to our neighbourhood professional fitness centre
- guided tours by licensed guides (minimum 6 persons)

Cosy, young & fun air conditioned hostel with traditional Asian furnishings in restored 1920s Shophouse of Katong Heritage District. Midway between City and Changi Airport, close to East Coast Beach and easy access to all parts of Singapore. Free: Internet, generous Breakfast, Gym, Guided Tours.
Prices are per person per night.

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour security
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Airport transfers
  • Bar
  • Bicycle hire
  • Bicycle parking
  • Board Games
  • Book exchange
  • Breakfast Included
  • Café
  • Card phones
  • Common Room
  • DVDs
  • Fax Service
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free Wifi
  • Fussball
  • Games Room
  • Gym
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • House Keeping
  • Key Card Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals Available
  • Meeting Room
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • PLAYSTATION
  • Pool Table
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels For Hire
  • Washing Machine
  • WII

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

Must-Read Hostel Info

This property has specific Terms & Conditions.

Please note that we are not able to accept credit/ debit cards; once you check in at the hostel, please pay the outstanding balance in cash. ATM Bank machines are widely available across Singapore.

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Betel Box Hostel Singapore
200 Joo Chiat Road
Singapore 427471

The hostel is at the right-hand side on Joo Chiat Road just after the junction with Joo Chiat Place. We are a few doors down from the 7/11; you should look for the green doors with our logo painted on them (but there is a sign as well).

If you have any problems, just give us a call or send us an email!

Using the Beesy Bus Airport Shuttle

We've a tie-up with BeesyBus, to provide the cheapest airport pick-up and drop-off service for our guests. BeesyBus charges S$8.00 per person one-way, with a minimum of $24.00 from the airport. Beats having to lug that heavy backpack in the heat too!

If you'd like to be picked up from the airport, please e-mail us, and BeesyBus will reply with the pick-up time and location:-

(a) Name(s) of the passenger(s);
(b) Number of passenger(s);
(c) Date of arrival in Singapore;
(d) Flight no. and flight arrival time; and
(e) Destination: Betel Box.


Coming from Changi International Airport

I. Bus
The price for a ticket is S$1.70. Please note that Singapore bus drivers are not able to give you change, so you will need to get the exact fare before boarding the bus. You can get change from the moneychangers in the arrival halls of Terminal 1 and 2.

Bus frequency: Between every 1 and every 13 minutes
Operating hours: from 06:00 until Midnight (every day)

?Bus 24 is the most convenient way to reach the hostel; we are only a short walk away from the bus stop
?Take bus 24 from Terminal 2 (the buses leave from the basement of the airport)
?If you arrive in Terminal 1, take the Skytrain to Terminal 2
?Ask bus driver to alert you when the bus reaches Joo Chiat Complex, which is at the corner of Joo Chiat Road and Changi Road
?Walk from bus stop in the same direction as the flow of traffic and turn left into Joo Chiat Road
?Walk down Joo Chiat Road for 7 minutes and you will see the Betel Box Hostel on the right-hand side of the road

II. Train (Mass Rapid Transit or MRT)

The closest MRT station for the Betel Box Hostel is Paya Lebar on the East-West (EW) line (the green line).

The price for a ticket is S$1.70 plus a refundable S$1 deposit for a single trip ticket.

Train frequency: Every 12 minutes
Operating hours: from 05:31 until 23:18 (Monday to Saturday), from 05:59 until 23:18 (Sunday/ Public Holidays)

?The MRT station is located in Terminal 2 of Changi Airport
?If you arrive in Terminal 1, take the Skytrain to Terminal 2
?Take MRT to Paya Lebar station (station EW8 on the same line as the airport)
?You will have to change at Tanah Merah station (2nd stop from airport, station EW4), but stay on the same platform for trains towards the city (direction Boon Lay)
?Take exit A (Sims Avenue exit), turn left and when you hit Tanjong Katong Road, turn right towards Sims Avenue
?Cross Sims Avenue and turn left (you should be walking in the same direction as the traffic)
?After passing Malay Village, turn right into Geylang Serai and keep walking straight, crossing Changi Road and walk into Joo Chiat Road
?Walk down Joo Chiat Road for 7 minutes and you will see the Betel Box Hostel on the right side of the road
?Total walking time is 15 minutes

III. Taxi

The taxi ride from the airport to the hostel should not cost more than S$20 before midnight and S$26 after midnight. During peak hours, 6am � 9.30am & 6pm � midnight, it will be about $23. These prices are for the normal taxis only (the blue or yellow ones); you should avoid the limousines, vans and London black cabs, because they are all much more expensive.

Of course, the journey might be more expensive if the driver is lost or decides to take a longer route. ALWAYS get a MACHINE PRINTED receipt from the taxi driver in case there is any unhappiness over price, route or manners of the driver. Most taxi companies in Singapore take complaints very seriously and will provide a satisfactory result in such cases.

Taxis in Singapore have fare meters; do not accept any �offers� of flat rates!

There are a number of surcharges for taxis:
Airport Surcharge - S$5 for 5pm-midnight on Fridays � Sundays; S$3 at all other times
Midnight Surcharge � 50% additional fare (lasts until 06:00)
Peak Hour Surcharge � 25% additional fare from 06:00 until 09:30 (Mon-Fri) and from 18:00 until 00:00 (Mon-Sun & public holidays).


Coming from Tanjong Pagar Railway Station

Trains from Malaysia (e.g. Johor Bahru, Kuala Lumpur, Butterworth) arrive at Tanjong Pagar Railway Station.

?Take bus 30 from Tanjong Pagar Railway Station in the direction of Bedok Interchange
?Ask bus driver to alert you when you reach Malay Village on Sims Avenue (the bust stop is just after Malay Village)
?Walk back in direction you came from and cross the street
?Walk through Geylang Serai and keep walking straight, crossing Changi Road and walk into Joo Chiat Road
?Walk down Joo Chiat Road for 7 minutes and you will see the Betel Box Hostel on the right side of the road

Coming from Lavender Street Bus Station

If you are arriving from Melaka or Malacca (Malaysia) by bus, you are likely to arrive at Lavender Street Bus Terminal.

?Leave the bus station and turn left onto Lavender Street (direction of Kallang Road) and stay on the left side of the street
?Just before you reach Kallang Road there is a bus stop
?Take bus 13
?Ask bus driver to alert you when you reach Malay Village on Sims Avenue (the bust stop is just after Malay Village)
?Walk back in direction you came from and cross the street
?Walk through Geylang Serai and keep walking straight, crossing Changi Road and walk into Joo Chiat Road
?Walk down Joo Chiat Road for 7 minutes and you will see the Betel Box Hostel on the right side of the road

Coming from Queen Street Bus Station

The bus station on the corner of Queen Street and Arab Street is the main station for buses to Kuala Lumpur and Johore Bahru.

?Exit bus station and turn right into Arab Street
?Follow Arab Street until you reach Victoria Street
?Turn left on Victoria Street (do not cross the street)
?Walk for a further 100 meters to the bus stop
?Take bus 7, 33 or 51
?Ask bus driver to alert you when you reach Malay Village on Sims Avenue
?Walk back in direction you came from and cross the street
?Walk through Geylang Serai and keep walking straight, crossing Changi Road and walk into Joo Chiat Road
?Walk down Joo Chiat Road for 7 minutes and you will see the Betel Box Hostel on the right side of the road

Coming from World Trade Centre

You will enter Singapore at the World Trade Centre if you arrive by ferry from Indonesia.

?Go to Harbour Front MRT station on the North-East Line (purple)
?Change to the East-West Line (green line) at Outram Park station
?Take East-West Line in direction of Pasir Ris/ Changi Airport
?Get off at Paya Lebar station (station EW8)
?Take exit A (Sims Avenue exit), turn left and when you hit Tanjong Katong Road, turn right towards Sims Avenue
?Cross Sims Avenue and turn left (you should be walking in the same direction as the traffic)
?After passing Malay Village, turn right into Geylang Serai and keep walking straight, crossing Changi Road and walk into Joo Chiat Road
?Walk down Joo Chiat Road for 7 minutes and you will see the Betel Box Hostel on the right side of the road
?Total walking time is 15 minutes

Please note that we are not able to accept credit cards; once you check in at the hostel, please pay the ourstanding balance in cash.

Located Near

The Betel Box Backpacker Hostel
200 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427471
We are diagonally across from the Junction of Joo Chiat Lane and Joo Chiat Road. Near to the 7/ 11 and Madam Low Coffee Shop.
http://gothere.sg/maps#q:Betel%20Box

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