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Backpackers' Inn Chinatown

2-star2 stars
27 Mosque Street, Singapore, 059505, Singapore

Hostel with restaurant, near Raffles Place
  • Free continental breakfast and free WiFi

Restrictions related to your trip

The government of SG has mandated which hotels can accept leisure bookings Find out more

  • Great staff e awesome location, very close to Chinatown MRT station (exit F or E). Room…Feb 2, 2020
  • The hotel is near chinatown station. Service is good.Nov 5, 2019

Backpackers' Inn Chinatown

from NZ$47
  • Deluxe Double Room, 1 Queen Bed, Shared Bathroom
  • Deluxe Loft Double Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Family Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Family Room, Multiple Beds, Shared Bathroom

What’s around Backpackers' Inn Chinatown


  • In Chinatown
  • Raffles Place - 11 min walk
  • Merlion - 17 min walk
  • Raffles City - 20 min walk
  • Gardens by the Bay - 23 min walk
  • Marina Bay Sands Skypark - 24 min walk
  • Marina Bay Sands Casino - 26 min walk
  • Orchard Road - 28 min walk

Getting around

  • Changi Airport (SIN) - 28 min drive
  • Singapore (XSP-Seletar) - 30 min drive
  • Senai International Airport (JHB) - 66 min drive
  • JB Sentral - 50 min drive
  • Chinatown Station - 5 min walk
  • Clarke Quay Station - 10 min walk
  • Raffles Place Station - 12 min walk

At a glance

Key facts


  • 21 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • The government of SG has mandated which hotels can accept leisure bookings
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children (3 years old and younger) not allowed

  • One child stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 3
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
  • English
  • Filipino
  • Indonesian
  • Malay

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Down comforter
Freshen up
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water

Special features


Galaxy 28 Bistro - This gastropub serves breakfast and dinner.

Backpackers' Inn Chinatown’s small print

Also known as

  • Backpackers' Chinatown
  • Backpackers' Inn Chinatown
  • Chinatown Backpackers'
  • Chinatown Backpackers' Inn
  • Backpackers Inn Chinatown Hotel Singapore
  • Backpackers Inn Chinatown Singapore
  • Backpackers' Inn Chinatown Singapore
  • Backpackers' Inn Chinatown Hostel/Backpacker accommodation


This property accepts credit cards.

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Backpackers' Inn Chinatown

  • Does Backpackers' Inn Chinatown offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Backpackers' Inn Chinatown does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Are pets allowed at Backpackers' Inn Chinatown?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Backpackers' Inn Chinatown?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM - anytime. There's a charge for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability). Check-out time is 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability).
  • Are there restaurants at or near Backpackers' Inn Chinatown?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, Galaxy 28 Bistro. The dining venue will be unavailable from September 9 2020 to March 1 2021 (dates subject to change). Nearby restaurants include Wang Dae Bok Korean BBQ Restaurant (3-min walk), Nanyang Old Coffee (3-min walk), and The Loft Cafe (3-min walk).
  • Is there an onsite casino at Backpackers' Inn Chinatown?
    No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Resort World Sentosa Casino (8-min drive) and Marina Bay Sands Casino (10-min drive) are both nearby.

Recent reviews

Good 6.4 From 19 reviews

Very good 8.0
Overall a good cheap stay in Singapore :)
Our stay was great, couldn’t of picked a better hotel (3 minute walk to Chinatowns MRT). Staff were friendly and room was comfortable. There appeared to be a few people waiting for showers in the morning, but we did this on the evenings so didn’t affect us. To be expected and didn’t bother us, but be aware that the walls are very thin, so you can hear a lot going on outside your room. Breakfast was basic: cereal, toast and spreads, hard boiled eggs, hot drinks and juice. Enough to start the day, but a little repetitive after a few nights :)
Holly, gb4 night romance trip
Fair 4.0
The ladies from the reception do not work there, they deal with guests in a FREE TIME.
gb1 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Too small but it's okay with the price. Eieieieieieieieieieieieieiei
gb2 night trip
Poor 2.0
Nothing to like, the most disgusting place ive ever stepped into, no working tv. Shared bathroom was filthy! Left after an hour of check in
Tammy, us1 night trip
Poor 2.0
No electrical power in double room I had reserved. Went to front desk 3 times before someone came up to check it. When they managed to restore electrical power to the room, then AC unit was not working. Then they offered me another room with a loft bed reachable only by ladder (I am a senior citizen with a bad leg). Then they offered me another room in which the air-conditioining was also not working. This hotel is is a NIGHTAMARE!!!
sg1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Excellent location in Chinatown right near markets, food, temples and in the middle of a lot of Singapore attractions. Relatively cheap for Singapore and the staff are helpful.
Fred, au1 night trip
Fair 4.0
Not Worthy
Not a good experience. Ten meters away I got woken at 5:50am lasting for at least 10 or more mins., chanting on a loud speaker (Muslim Church). Location is good, but you can hear people outside talking on the street an I was 2 flights up. Also instead of 1 blanket being full size to cover you, the blankets were 2 small ones which you had to keep one to cover your feet and the other to cover your upper body. Would never recommend this place to anyone.
Eric, us3 night trip
Very good 8.0
Dobré ubytování pro cestovatele
Hotel byl umístěn na okraji čínského města, které je relativně blízko centra Singapuru, za které považuji záliv Marina Bay. Personál byl nadmíru ochotný, hotel byl čistý, včetně sociálního zařízení. Pro cestovatele, kteří potřebují jen přespat je naprosto ideální. Jediné, co by se dalo vytknout byla noční diskotéka, která byla zrovna na našem pokoji slyšet. Na druhou stranu se jednalo o období Silvestra a Nového roku, takže to nemusí být standardní po celý rok. Z pohledu strategického umístění za přijatelných cenových podmínek mohu jen doporučit.
Lubomír, cz3 night trip
Good 6.0
Goed, centraal dichtbij metro. Minder, is een beetje klein en zeer gehorig!
Mipi, nl1 night trip
Good 6.0
第一日到達新加坡約晚上9點,因此選擇離下一住宿地點接近的旅館,將近11點仍有人於櫃檯服務,check in 快速。選擇床鋪在上的房間,房間空間較小行李箱無法完全攤平,浴室大家共用,馬路聲音較為吵雜,對於住短暫ㄧ個晚上算是cp值可接受的住宿!
tw1 night trip with friends

Backpackers' Inn Chinatown