Joyfor Backpackers

135 Geylang Road,Geylang Lorong 1389226SingaporeSingapore
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About Joyfor Backpackers

Well situated for the National Sports Stadium and the Aquatic Centre, Joyfor Backpackers offers budget accommodation in a converted four storey traditional shop front.

All accommodation is in simple dorm rooms which feature air conditioning and bunk beds. Bathroom facilities are shared.

Joyfor Backpackers has a communal lounge were guests can relax and socialise. The owners are very keen photographers, with some of their best work displayed in the lounge and elsewhere in the hostel. A 24-hour front desk and keycard access provide guests with peace of mind.

Breakfast is served daily and casual fast food and drinks are available in the lounge the rest of the day.

The area around the National Sports Stadium has a number of fun attractions, including the Splash and Surf water park, with rides and pools that best suit younger children. Those more interested in shopping will find the city’s famous Orchard Road 3.5 miles to the west.


135 Geylang Road,Geylang Lorong 1, 389226, Singapore, Singapore
Telephone: +65(6)7447666 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Car park
  • Concierge
  • Convenience store
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hairdresser
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Electric kettle
  • Fan
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible paths / corridors

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Convenient location near MRT station

This was by far what guests most appreciated about the hostel. It was said to be very close to an MRT station, allowing those looking to explore the big attractions in the CBD to easily get to and fro.

Pretty decent breakfast

Guests were delighted with the complimentary breakfast offered at the hostel. For a start, it seems that most were not expecting it. Secondly, considering this is very much a budget hostel they thought it was pretty good, including Nutella for example.

Very welcoming and friendly staff

Guests said that the reception staff here were a credit to the hostel. They were said to provide a very hearty welcome and were more than willing to help guests out when they had any query or concern. Some guests even said they felt like VIP’s.

Negative Reviews

Very small showers and toilets

Guests complained that the communal showers and toilets were not well designed. They were said to be so small that even regular sized people had difficulty using them with any sort of privacy and comfort.

Air conditioning and fan were noisy

While guests appreciated both the air conditioning and fan in their dorm room, which they said did a good job keeping it cool, they reported that they were very noisy, sometimes causing them difficulty getting to sleep.

Bunk beds are a bit noisy

Guests complained that the bunk beds used in the dorms were both a bit rickety and noisy, sometimes making restful sleep a challenge.

Rating Overview

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7.6 out of 10 based on 82 reviews