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One of the island’s most beloved back-packer options is set in lovely row of restored houses in the Malay heritage area, Kampong Glam. You can walk to a lot of sights from its central location, including Little India, the Singapore River, the colonial district, and Gardens by the Bay. There are co-ed and female-only dorm rooms, and a handful of private singles and doubles (all with hot showers and air conditioning), plus a common kitchen.