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Checkers Backpackers

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Lobby sitting area
3 bedrooms, free WiFi, bed sheets
3 bedrooms, free WiFi, bed sheets
3 bedrooms, free WiFi, bed sheets
Bed in 6-Bed Female Shared Room | 3 bedrooms, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Checkers Backpackers

Checkers Backpackers

2.0 star property
City centre hostel, steps from Indian Heritage Centre

32 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
285 Beach Road, Singapore, 199550

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Little India
  • Orchard Road - 13 min walk
  • Gardens by the Bay - 35 min walk
  • Marina Bay Sands Skypark - 37 min walk
  • Marina Bay Sands Casino - 37 min walk
  • Mustafa Centre - 4 min drive
  • Bugis Street Shopping District - 5 min drive
  • Singapore Flyer - 8 min drive
  • Suntec City - 9 min drive
  • Raffles Place - 14 min drive
  • Singapore Botanic Gardens - 15 min drive

Getting around

  • Changi Airport (SIN) - 23 min drive
  • Singapore (XSP-Seletar) - 26 min drive
  • Senai International Airport (JHB) - 79 min drive
  • Batam Batu Besar (BTH-Hang Nadim) - 22 miles/35.5 km
  • JB Sentral - 53 min drive
  • Little India Station - 5 min walk
  • Bugis Station - 9 min walk
  • Farrer Park Station - 12 min walk


  • Gokul Vegetarian Restaurant - 2 min walk
  • Premaas Cuisine - 2 min walk
  • Madras New Woodlands - 2 min walk
  • Komala Vilas - 2 min walk
  • Lagnaa - 2 min walk

About this property

Checkers Backpackers

Checkers Backpackers puts you within a 10-minute drive of Orchard Road and Gardens by the Bay. Also, this hostel is 1.9 mi (3 km) from Marina Bay Sands Skypark and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Marina Bay Sands Casino. The property is only a short walk to public transportation: Little India Station is 5 minutes and Bugis Station is 9 minutes.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of SG Clean (Singapore)

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 57 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Express check-out available
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

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


  • Up to 3 children (1 year old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • On-site parking is limited
  • Street parking available

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)
  • Local/corner shop

What to do

  • Shopping


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance


  • Library
  • Television in common areas


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge


  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning

Sleep well

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Cash deposit: SGD 20.00 per stay

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • The tax amount, which is set in the 'Price details' and payable by the guest, will be subject to changes based on the tax rate at the time of payment of the applicable room charges.

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of SGD 9.00 per person

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; masks are required in public areas.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of SG Clean (Singapore) guidelines.


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have lifts.

This property accepts cash.

Also known as

Checkers Backpackers Hostel Singapore
Checkers Backpackers Hostel
Checkers Backpackers Singapore
Checkers Backpackers Singapore
Checkers Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Checkers Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Singapore

Frequently asked questions

Does Checkers Backpackers offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Checkers Backpackers does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Checkers Backpackers?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Checkers Backpackers?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Checkers Backpackers?
Yes. Parking spaces may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Checkers Backpackers?
You can check in starting at 2:00 PM. Check-out time is noon. Express check-out is available.
Is there an on-site casino at Checkers Backpackers?
No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Marina Bay Sands Casino (8-min drive) and Resort World Sentosa Casino (12-min drive) are both nearby.
What is there to do at Checkers Backpackers and nearby?
Recommended spots to visit include Indian Heritage Centre (2-min walk) and National Museum of Singapore (0.9 mi), along with Raffles City (1.1 mi) and Singapore Flyer (1.5 mi).
Are there restaurants at or near Checkers Backpackers?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Greenleaf Cafe (3-min walk), The Jungle Tandoor (4-min walk) and Amaravati Restaurant (4-min walk).
What's the area around Checkers Backpackers like?
Checkers Backpackers is in Little India, a short 5-minute walk from Little India Station and 13 minutes' walk from Orchard Road.

Overall score and ratings





Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

8/10 Very good

Budget hotel
Staffs are friendly but cleanliness need to be improved.
Yean Yih, 14-night trip
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2/10 Poor

9-night trip
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8/10 Very good

3-night trip
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2/10 Poor

2-night business trip
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2/10 Poor

1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

It was dirty, unorganized, and crowded. The curtain rod fell down twice, there were bugs in my neighbor's bunk, the bathrooms smelled, etc. I could go on...
James, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

No good
1) Roof of my bed was plastered with cardboards 2) Air-condition put at 17 celcius was caused water to leak 3) Day staff was always on mobile phone, uninterested to attend to customers Thus, making sleep uncomfortable.
Lai, 4-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nice hotel
Nice hotel close to the shopping centres. Staff were friendly and helpful
Mura, 3-night trip
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2/10 Poor

We stay for 3 nights but it's very worst. 1st the room is so bad, lots of dirts and the smell it was terrible then the Comfort Room is very bad! The smell and it's not clean!
Bruh, 2-night trip
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