November 12, 2017

Singapore budget accommodation guide

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Singapore has good accommodation when it comes to the high end. But, anything south of 50 USD is harder. You will have to look for shared accommodation in the form of hostels. These are my recommendation from all the places I have sampled in Singapore. I also mention some sub 100$ hotel that I have stayed at. If you are booking a hotel, you might get a better rate via a travel agent from your home country.


You will be in a dormitory style accommodation with shared bath. Some of the places mentioned here also have capsule style accommodation — you slide into a tunnel like sleeping place — gets you more privacy.

  1. Fisher BnB, 127 Tyrwhitt Rd, Singapore 207551, +65 6297 8258, Close to a swimming pool and across the street from an Asian food court. About 10 minutes walk from the Lavender MRT. Priced around 30SGD per night per bed. Has ladies only dorm too.

  2. The Plot Hostels, 259 Outram Road, Chinatown / Tiong Bahru, Singapore 169056 This is a posh, albeit friendly place — your fellow guests will be fashionistas from Thailand or Malaysia who like to party at nearby clubs. The neighbourhood is also peaceful with many new cafes around. About 15 minutes walk to the nearest MRT. Around 40$ a night.

  3. Shophouse, the social hostel. 48, Arab Street, This place is centrally located, about 10 minutes walk from Bugis MRT. Priced around 22 to 30 SGD per night per bed. There is a big terrace with lounge area and good view of the city. Good for roaming techies as there is a computer room at top where you code away. Has ladies only dorm too. Book on their web for the best prices. They will also wash for $8 per load of clothes.

  4. Gap Year Hostel 322 Lavender Street, Singapore 338821 Another favorite. In the Lavender area. About 20 minutes walk from Lavender or Farrer Park MRT. Priced around 18 to 28 SGD. Nice lounge area.

  5. Travellers Inn, №290A/B Jalan Besar, 208953 Singapore Another inexpensive place. Close to public pool and walking distance to the Little India neighbourhood. They have a large lounge area when you can eat and work away on your computer. Priced around 25 to 30 SGD.

  6. Vintage Inn: 60 Race Course Road, Singapore 518567 Located in the Little India area (5 minutes walk from Little India MRT) this capsule style place is clean and comfortable. It is on the higher end of budget accommodation 35++ SGD, but I have often found deals on for 26 to 28 SGD. There are good Indian and Nepalese eats around this place. Spacious and comfortable capsule.

  7. ABC Premium Hostel, 91A, 93A & 95A Owen Road, Little India, 218919 Singapore This place is decent too. There is a meeting place and a terrace for hangout. Few minutes walk from Farrer Park MRT. Priced around 30 to 35 SGD. Spacious Capsule.

  8. The Little Red Dot,127 Lavender Street, 338734 Singapore. Slightly smaller capsules compared to others but inexpensive at 18 SGD, has a great lounge areas where you are sure to meet and make friends with several travellers. Book via online booking sites.

Some other budget places I have stayed at. Just Google the name for web/booking sites

Beary Best! by a Beary Good Hostel

The Hive Singapore Hostel

Bunc Hostel

Most hostel in Singapore, do not offer 24 hour reception. So if you are going to be arriving late in the night, the hostel may give you instructions on how to get the access card or keys.

Budget Hotels

Private room with attached bath etc.

  1. Le Peranakan Hotel , 400 E Coast Rd, Singapore 428994, This is an inexpensive, clean and good looking hotel that offers free wi-fi that I can find around 70 to 90 SGD per night. Located in the East, this place is about 15 minutes by taxi or 30 minutes by bus from the airport. There is a nice local food court just next doors. There is also a western style cafe and cake shop downstairs that has good wifi. Great food in nearby Siglap area (two bus stops) and Joo Chiat area (two bus stops). Their website is down. Search for the hotel name on your book app.

  2. Kam Leng Hotel is another good pick, they are on the Bendemeer road, a short walk to Little India and Bras Basah Road neighbourhood.

  3. 85 Beach Garden Hotel, is another relatively inexpensive place with good location.

  4. Hotel Venue (Actually three hotels on the same street with good local food and cafes).

Singapore’s Wikivoyage page has comprehensive information on the city.

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