Backpacker hostels are a boon for travelers on a shoestring. These hostels are budget-oriented, frill free, dormitory type accommodations. You get a bed space in a dormitory that may be unisex or mixed. Some backpacker hostels may offer private rooms with attached bathroom but the cost will obviously be more.

The following list of backpacker hostels in Singapore can be considered as cheap but halal backpacker hostels as they do not sell alcohol and non-halal meat in their premises. Halal  backpacker hostels in Singapore often offer discounted accommodation as the overhead cost are less. And in a city as expensive as Singapore, you need all the discounts you can get.They are also centrally located in and around Little India. I found them to be clean and neat.

Facilities Available @ most back packers hostels                                  

Complimentary breakfast which will be a simple affair. Bread, butter, jam and coffee will be     the standard fare.

Washing machine: $5-$10 for 3-5 kg

Public transport usually within walking distance.

Check-in time: 2pm-3pm

Check-Out time: 11.30am-12pm

7 Wonders Hostel


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Established in 2016 and close to City square mall on the Kitchener road. You can walk to Angulia Mosque on Birch road within 7 minutes. Mustafa, the one stop shopping paradise is also walkable from this hostel.

Location: 257 Jalan Besar (map)
Nearest MRT station: Farrer Park (Purple line)
Estimated cost range: SGD 27-80
Nearest Mosque: Angulia Mosque(Map)

Contact number: +65 6291 3774
Hostel Manager:Nazarene Maricar, Contact number: +65 86127197
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Checkers Backpackers Pte Ltd.

They have both bed space and private rooms. Private rooms can accommodate 6 people and have 2 toilets and a bathroom. It is located just behind Little India Arcade and has easy access to Tekka market, Serangoon road and Sim Lim towers. 

Location: 50, camel lane(Map)
Nearest MRT station: Rocher(Downtown line)
Estimated cost range: SGD 19-140
Nearest Mosque: Gafoor Mosque(Map)

Contact numbers – +65 94871101 /90627401 /63415616
Hostel Manager: Ms. Induh , Contact number: +65 97799197
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Bunc Hostel

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Bunc Hostel is a charming hostel housed in a 1926 building that has been conserved and restored. You will be smack in the middle of Little India and not too far from everything you need to see.

Location: 15, Upper weld Road (Map)
Nearest MRT station: Rocher(Downtown line)
Estimated cost range: SGD 22-120
Nearest Mosque: Gafoor Mosque(Map)
Angulia Mosque(Map)

Contact numbers – +65 62622862

Clifden Hostel

Clifden hostel is a great option for people who need Indian vegetarian food to survive. Ananda Bhavan and Surya veg restaurant serve tasty South Indian food and should not be missed. You can negotiate for better rates if you staying long term.

Location: 12 A, Upper Dickson road (Map)
Nearest MRT station: Rocher(Downtown line), Little India(Purple Line)
Estimated cost range: SGD 24-95
Nearest Mosque: Angulia Mosque on Birch road(Map)
Hostel Managers: Romcel and Jenny

Contact number: +65 66357559

Mitraa Inn

This hostel is located in a very busy area with a bus stop right in front. So it will be easy to commute but can get a little noisy.

Location: 532 Serangoon Road (Map)
Nearest MRT station: Farrer Park (Purple Line)
Estimated cost range: SGD 27-115
Nearest Mosque: Angulia Mosque on Birch road(Map)

Contact numbers: +65 63968817