Capsule hotels or pod hotels are a kind of hotel developed in Japan that comprises small-sized rooms known as capsules. These rooms are originally meant for people who don’t mind camping out in small, non-fancy abodings, people who won’t be spending too much time holed up in their room, and people who don’t want to spend all their holiday savings on an expensive hotel.
In the heart of the city, Cube Hotel Singapore is the ideal base from where you can explore this beautiful city to the fullest. You will find two branches of the hotel, one in Chinatown and the other in the thriving tourist hub of Kampong Glam. Both these locations are the best you will find in the market as they are a few minutes away from the prime tourist attractions and surrounded by numerous restaurants and eateries.
Cube Boutique Capsule Hotel @ Chinatown is a 10-minute drive from Marina Bay and Orchard Road. Changi International Airport is a 30-minute drive away. It is a 5-minute walk from both Chinatown and Outram Park MRT Station.
There are six types of capsules you can pick from, depending on your needs; Single, Queen, Female-only, Private, Premium Single, and Premium Queen. As you can see, the varieties are abundant and there is something for everyone.
The hotel offers excellent sleeping space and a perfect spot to unwind after a long day of traversing the vibrant city of Singapore. Outside the capsule, you can go to the lounge which offers an open bar where you can find beer, cocktails, and wine from all over the globe.
Rating: 9.2/10 (booking.com)
Among the various capsule hostel Singapore has to offer, Wink Capsule Hostel stands out due to its minimalist design. While most of the capsule hotels have adapted fancy architecture and ambiance to enhance customer experience, this hostel has made a tremendous effort to retain the original design and purpose of capsule hotels.
The Wink Hostel is an ideal sanctuary for high-tech backpackers who don’t mind lounging with fellow tourists. The prices might be a little more than traditional hostels but the amenities allow you to experience a high-tech environment.
Common amenities like showers and kitchens are elevated to modern standards. You will find a rainfall shower in the bathroom; with hot water, it will feel like the perfect way to unwind after a long day of exploring the island. In the common kitchen, there is a stainless steel fridge where you can keep the leftovers or drinks.
Address Chinatown: 8A, Mosque Street, Singapore 059488
Address Downtown: 2B, McCallum Street, Singapore 069043
Rating: 8.4/10 (booking.com)
For a hotel experience that will take you out of this world (quite literally), owing to its space-themed capsule hotel, book a room at the MET A Space Pod.
The hotel has several branches spread all over the island. The one at Chinatown provides the best vantage point. It is located right in the heart of Chinatown which harbors Singapore’s best Chinese cuisines including the infamous 1-Michelin star Hainanese Chicken Rice.
MET was the instigator of capsules in Singapore. The idea behind the capsules was to give tourists affordable accommodation, privacy, and an opportunity to hang out with both the locals and fellow tourists. These pods are well-suited for a short stay.
They might be small for some people but the space cadets provide an unmatched experience. This futuristic hostel is a must-stay for people who are seeking a unique blend of convenience, modernity, and functionality.
Address Chinatown: 46B Smith Street, Singapore 058956
Address Boat Quay: 51A Boat Quay, Singapore 049840
Address Arab Street: 56 Arab Street, Singapore 199753
Rating: 7.9/10 (booking.com)
You can find many Singapore capsule hotels that are very popular and it can be hard to stand out among the plethora of excellent, trendy hostels. Capsule Pod Boutique Hostel does its job beautifully by bringing elegance to the sleeping pods Singapore has to offer.
With its convenient location, this hostel is the perfect place to easily access some of Singapore’s must-see destinations. There are various train stations nearby so that you can easily commute. Chinatown station is only 5 minutes away on foot, Clarke Quay station is 9 minutes walk away, and Changi Airport is half an hour away. You can visit Clarke Quay Central, Boat Quay, Raffles Place, or numerous shopping malls near the hotel.
The ambiance of the hostel is likable for everyone. You will find all kinds of sleep pods Singapore hostels have to offer. You can find bunk beds in shared rooms or book private rooms for yourself or with your partner. There are plenty of options available.
Rating: 8.5/10 (agoda.com)
Among the stylish pods Singapore has to offer, none comes to the trendy Bohemian Chic Hostel. What sets this hostel apart is its quirky furniture, unique wallpapers, and colorful decor. It levels up the experience of a typical hostel in Singapore. Here you can enjoy the street culture and bohemian lifestyle of the quaint community. The unique musical, artistic, and literary pursuits can be truly experienced in the confines of this hostel.
The hotel is equipped with a games room where you can compete with fellow tourists, and take part in the game nights around the hostel. At the low price of $28 a night, you will get an amazing deal of a good, clean room with a complimentary breakfast of cereal, toast, and sandwiches. Each pod is equipped with a TV screen, free Wi-Fi at all times, universal power plugs, privacy curtains, and soundproofing.
You can also go to the shared lounge for a good chat with tourists and locals alike. What enhances your stay at The Bohemian Chic Hostel is the bike renting station from where you can rent bikes to go galavanting across the island on your own. If you are traveling in a group, a bike ride across the scenic town is something you need to experience at least once in your life.
Address: 40 Mosque Street, Singapore, 059518
Rating: 8.6/10 (agoda.com)
The highlights of this super-trendy, conveniently located hostel include Cosy, understated dorms in a trendy hostel offering a colorful lounge, plus free breakfast & Wi-Fi.
Quarters Hostel is the first bespoke hostel on Circular Road. It is located at Boat Quay where you can always hop on a bumboat to take a cruise on the river. If you go after the afternoon, you will catch the sun setting against the Singapore skyscrapers, causing the water to sparkles like diamonds, and the golden hour illuminating the glass buildings, a dull yellow hue covering the entirety of the island. If you go on a cruise after dusk, you will experience the city’s nightlife at its best.
The hostel is located a short distance away from the Clark Quay MRT station which makes most of Singapore’s tourist attractions close by. You can easily travel to Marina Bay Sands, Sentosa, Chinatown, Little India, and other famous areas. If you want to take a stroll around the area, you will find it bustling with small quaint shops and cafes where you can stop to grab a bite of the local food.
Address: 12 Circular Rd, Singapore 049368
Rating: 7.8/10 (agoda.com)