Budget Accommodations in Singapore: Footprints Hostel

Located on Perak Road in Little India, Footprints Hostel is walking distance from Bugis Junction (and maybe even Mustafa Centre but we’re lazy lots who took the bus and cab to get there). I chanced upon this hostel while browsing HostelWorld because they had early bird rates where a mixed dorm room was half the price at ~12SGD a night.

A bed in Singapore for 400PHP a night?! That’s crazy! I had my reservations but reviews on TripAdvisor and HostelWorld were generally positive so I thought it couldn’t be that bad.

Tin and I LOVED our stay there.

Footprints Hostel

The room.

Tin and I stayed at a 10-bed mixed dorm on the third floor (if I remember correctly, Footprints has 4 floors and no elevators). This what ours looked like:

Footprints Hostel

It had that musty male backpacker smell that disappeared when one of our roommates opened the window. Footprints, unfortunately, does not keep the AC in rooms running 24/7. They turn it on at 7pm and off at 930am. The rooms have a wall fan, though!

Footprints Hostel

Lockers are also provided and free for use as long as you bring your own padlock. The room was a bit cramped and some of our roommates snored but that’s just hostel life!

The bathroom.

Footprints Hostel

Really glad that they installed a fan in the bathroom because we all know how hot Singapore is!

Footprints Hostel

Toilets and showers have their own separate cubicle so you don’t have to worry (or complain) about toilet seats always being wet. I also like this more “public” arrangement because you don’t have to wait long for a bathroom to free up. Unfortunately, you’ll be able to tell/smell when someone is pooping, heh.

The common area.

Footprints Hostel

I really really like the common area because it’s cold and they have a bunch of movies. Damien, one of the guys who works at the hostel, joked that he’s seen The Dictator maybe 50 times because it gets played at least once a day. True enough, we tried watching it maybe thrice while we were there LOL (never finishing the whole movie).

Footprints also sells a few essentials such as toothpaste and beer.

Footprints Hostel

They have wifi all throughout the hostel and a computer area. Internet connection is very stable!

Footprints Hostel

The kitchen/dining area.

Footprints Hostel

Footprints Hostel

Functional and nothing fancy, with a fridge that guests can use.

Footprints Hostel

The best thing about Footprints is that they have an outdoor area where you can sit, drink, and socialize with the other guests! We had such a blast! It’s so convenient, especially since you can buy beer from them (or walk to a nearby 7-11). In the future, this is the first thing I am going to consider when looking for a hostel.

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  • Reply dlysen April 4, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    I love to share this information to my friend too. Just in case if my friends room is occupied…. I hope that there is a vacant room for me in that place.

  • Reply John Steven April 4, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    “essentials such as toothpaste and beer” Heh.

    • Reply Helga April 6, 2013 at 4:56 pm

      I only bought one of the two!

  • Reply mightyselene April 6, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    Looks quite scary for me.

    • Reply Helga April 6, 2013 at 4:56 pm

      It isn’t scary at all! :)

  • Reply crisel April 6, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    Thanks for the info. This would be a relevant. I love how you paired beer with a toothpaste for the essentials. ;)

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