Guesthouses, hotels and resorts
Elegant and eccentric28 Ann Siang Road, Singapore
T: T: 6808 2188;
What’s black and white with a dash of quirky humour? Singapore’s The Club boutique hotel – one of our top picks in the city state in the S$200-300 range. A warm welcome from a ... Read the full review of The Club Hotel.
An inspiring boutique hotel31-37 Bukit Pasoh Road, Chinatown
T: 6511 4700;
If you have a good-sized budget for Singapore digs and a taste for the extraordinary, forget the chain hotels and book a night at the New Majestic. This is the definition of a ... Read the full review of New Majestic Hotel.
The best of the three little bears16 & 18 Upper Cross Street
T: 6222 4957;
Of the midrange Chinatown hostels, Beary Best! was our favourite, probably partly because we had an entire dorm to ourselves. It’s a clean and comfortable set up, with friendly staff and ... Read the full review of Beary Best!.
Quality over quantity259 South Bridge Road, Singapore
T: 6226 0173;
Embracing the principle of quality over quantity, Adler Hostel offers just 32 dorm beds with privacy curtains, silky soft bedding and lots of freebies. No wonder it calls itself ... Read the full review of Adler Hostel.
Singapore's flashest pod hostel8 Mosque St, nearest MRT: Chinatown
T: 6222 2940;
Set on Mosque Street in the heart of Chinatown, you’ll sleep plenty of winks at the aptly named and uber-comfortable pod-hostel, Wink Hostel. Light and airy. Wink is one of a clutch of ... Read the full review of Wink Hostel.
No-frills favouriteBlock 5 Banda St
T: 6226 3886 ; F: 6324 1715
In the same building as Fernloft Chinatown, Service World has a similarly simple arrangement. A residential space has been converted into three mixed dorms, a breakfast nook, and unfortunately just ... Read the full review of Service World Backpackers Hostel .
Cool and comfortable40 Mosque St
T: 6220 4653;
Pillows & Toast is a cute and clean hostel located on Mosque Street in the centre of Chinatown. Set in a three-storey shopfront-style building, the hostel is popular with both Western backpackers and ... Read the full review of Pillows & Toast .
Quirky heritage hotel50 Keong Saik Rd
T: 6347 1929; F: 6327 1929
No two rooms are alike at this boutique heritage hotel, but picture vintage furniture, framed black and white photos, and sunlight streaming through the shuttered windows and you'll have a good idea. ... Read the full review of Hotel 1929 .
A taste of Tiong Bahru259 Outram Rd
T: 6298 8889; F: 6223 9626
Tiong Bahru is a quaint little area beloved in the hearts of Singaporeans for its old architecture, excellent market and close-knit neighbourly feel. Late 2013, The Plot Hostels joined the pre-war ... Read the full review of The Plot.
It's all about design15 Hoe Chiang Road, Chinatown
T: 6521 9000;
Opening in October 2009, klapsons was one of the earlier luxury boutique hotels in Singapore. With just 17 rooms and these days within striking distance of a few decent watering holes and ... Read the full review of klapsons.
Chinoiserie chic76 Telok Ayer St
T: 6580 2888;
December 2013-opened AMOY is a 37-room hotel oozing chinoiserie chic. It’s a luxury option for Singapore, which means verrrry expensive, but if you’ve got the money to spend and like something a ... Read the full review of AMOY Hotel.
Funky and friendly211 A South Bridge Road
T: 6225 4125;
This is a funky, quirky hostel which artistic types will love. Opened at the end of 2012, it prides itself on being an “urban art hostel”, having collaborated with a street artist from Hong Kong ... Read the full review of iStay.inn Hostel.
Stylish shoeboxes48 Mosque Street, Singapore
T: 6645 3131;
If a low price and central location are the most important factors in your decision on where to stay in Singapore, the Porcelain Hotel should be on your shortlist. For just S$120-180 ... Read the full review of Porcelain Hotel.
Cosy digs in the heart of Chinatown36 Temple Street, Singapore
T: 6221 5333;
Are you looking for a private room in Singapore without a “budget hotel” feel? Consider The Inn at Temple Street, a cosy heritage hotel in the heart of Chinatown priced at a ... Read the full review of The Inn at Temple Street.
Welcome to the familyBlk 5 Banda St
T: 6323 3221; F: 6323 3221
The lodgings are simple at Fernloft Chinatown but the warm welcome makes up for it. The dorm is dreary with no windows and thin mattresses, but we like the big lockers right beside the beds. Two ... Read the full review of Fernloft Chinatown.
Austin Powers would approve175A Chin Swee Rd
T: 6827 8288; F: 6827 8289
Singapore’s Hotel Re! may look like any of the other apartment buildings in the old public housing area it’s located in, but the fluorescent pink and yellow of its exterior ... Read the full review of Hotel Re! .
Heritage on a budget69 Keong Saik Rd
T: 6223 0660; F: 6225 0660
On the edge of Chinatown in a converted shophouse, the Keong Saik Hotel's exterior is grander than its rooms. At these prices it certainly isn't boutique (try a neighbour like Hotel 1929 for that), ... Read the full review of Keong Saik Hotel .
Great budget choice38-A Hong Kong Street
T: 6532 4990; F: 6532 4991
It’s really simple to write a review of Rucksack Inn’s Hong Kong Street location — as there was just about nothing we didn’t like about it. The staff are excellent. The dorms are spacious and ... Read the full review of Rucksack Inn Hong Kong Street.
Singapore's first hotel-in-a-garden3 Upper Pickering Street
T: 6809 8888; F: 6809 8889
With its excellent pool, environmentally sustainable practices and a set of sky-gardens 300 metres off the ground, Singapore’s new Parkroyal on Pickering – the city-state’s ... Read the full review of Parkroyal on Pickering.
The original capsule hostel61 South Bridge Road, Level 4-6, Singapore
T: 6533 4418;
Capsule-style hostels have become all the range in Singapore, but Woke Home in the Clarke Quay area is the original. It’s also the cheapest and the only one to provide a TV and ... Read the full review of Woke Home Hostel.
Arty!58 South Bridge Rd, Singapore
T: 6439 7088;
Hotel Clover The Arts is a great choice for top-range travellers seeking some peace but wanting to remain within striking distance of Clarke Quay’s watering holes and the bustle of Chinatown. The ... Read the full review of Hotel Clover The Arts.
Artsy digs in a great locationLevel 2 & 3, 61 South Bridge Road. Nearest MRT: Clarke Quay
T: 6535 5607;
In all but one area, Singapore’s 5 Stones (the names pays homage to a traditional Singaporean children’s game), located a short walk from Clarke Quay, is excellent. The one problem area, noise ... Read the full review of Five Stones Hostel.
The full colonial experience1 Beach Rd
T: 6337 1886; F: 6339 7650
Congratulations! If you're staying at Raffles we assume you've won the lottery or are at least on your honeymoon. Raffles may be the iconic Singapore hotel, but its room rates warrant a special ... Read the full review of Raffles Hotel .
A pool to die for10 Bayfront Ave
T: 6688 8897;
This 55-storey luxury hotel is the newest addition to Singapore's skyline. Rooms are decked out with everything you'd expect in this price range like plush beds, big-screen TVs, and deep bathtubs for ... Read the full review of Marina Bay Sands .
Solid family choice30 Bencoolen St
T: 6337 2882; F: 6338 2880
With modern rooms, free WiFi, and a location spitting distance from the MRT, there's a lot to like about the Bayview. Rooms are kept spotlessly clean and fit multiple beds, a minibar, electronic safe ... Read the full review of Bayview Hotel .
Budget hotel with a few surprises47 Bencoolen St
T: 6336 0822; F: 6336 2250
Super-central Bencoolen Street is lined with hotels, but Hotel Bencoolen is a cut above its neighbours. A thoughtful lay-out and wall-mounted TVs maximise the compact space (the norm for this price ... Read the full review of Hotel Bencoolen .
Walk-in discounts87 Victoria St
T: 6622 0909 ;
The Victoria offers everything you could ask for in a budget hotel — clean rooms, helpful staff, free WiFi, and it's surrounded by cheap places to eat. Sure, the rooms are small and a bit stodgy, ... Read the full review of Victoria Hotel.
When size matters25 Bencoolen St
T: 6338 1866; F: 6338 1330
The Strand is the grand old dame of Bencoolen Street and the obvious advantage is that rooms are far bigger than the shoeboxes at some neighbouring hotels. The trade-off is some terribly gloomy ... Read the full review of The Strand .
Get a good night's sleep55 Waterloo St
T: 6336 6555; F: 6336 2160
Few things have changed at this Catholic-run hostel since it opened in 1980, but one is the end of the dorms. To compensate, prices have actually fallen and there's a private room to suit everyone ... Read the full review of Waterloo Hostel.
While Singapore's shopping belt is dominated by five-star international hotel, we've opted to concentrate on options that won't break the bank.
Small rooms with modern comforts11 Penang Lane
T: 6327 2727;
This self-billed budget boutique hotel opened in early 2011 and has a great location opposite Dhoby Ghaut MRT. Superior rooms are teensy, but comfy beds, free internet, cheerful decorations, and a ... Read the full review of The Innotel .
Exceeds expectations1 Orchard Rd.
T: 6336 6000; F: 6337 3140
Singapore's YMCA-IH attracts a mixed bag — business travellers, holidaying families, new arrivals looking for an apartment, and the rare backpacker. Private rooms have been recently renovated ... Read the full review of YMCA International House.
Raffles lite22 Scotts Rd
T: 6737 7411; F: 6732 8558
With its grand entrance hall, afternoon tea and classical pianist, the Goodwood Park is a trip into Singapore's colonial past. The castle-like building was designed as a club for elite German expats, ... Read the full review of Goodwood Park .
An easy choice100 Orchard Rd
T: 6733 8855;
It's not the swankiest spot on Orchard Road, but there's lots to like about the Concorde. Not too long ago it was the rundown Le Meridien, and since the changeover every single room has been ... Read the full review of Concorde Hotel.
Big rooms and a quiet pool131 Killiney Rd
T: 6733 1133;
The Orchard Grand Court is a small step up in price from the so-called budget hotels on Orchard Road, but a huge increase in value. It's an older building but the rooms are huge and furnished with a ... Read the full review of Orchard Grand Court.
A great budget find: while it lasts!2 Lloyd Road
T: 6737 7309;
When we heard about this budget hotel minutes away from Orchard Road we thought it was a myth — but Lloyd's is the real deal. They've got 34 well-worn rooms of slightly different sizes all with ... Read the full review of Lloyd's Inn.
Budget rooms since '7215 Kramat Rd
T: 6737 8333; F: 6733 7404
Tucked away behind some older shopping centres, Supreme is an ageing hotel and what qualifies as budget digs on Orchard Road. The decor hasn't changed since the '70s and the beds are saggy, but if ... Read the full review of Hotel Supreme .
Good value accommodation for all budgets are found in Little India, with the bonus of being situated in a rich heritage area well connected by public transportation, and the proximity to downtown Singapore.
A favourite127 Tyrwhitt Road
T: 6297 8258;
Fisher BnB is our overall favourite hostel in Singapore and if it fits within your budget, we’d suggest looking no further. Opened in mid 2013, Fisher BnB offers immaculate dorm accommodation in ... Read the full review of Fisher BnB.
Flashpacker favourite46/48/50 Campbell Lane
T: 6392 0693; F: 6398 0449
With its designer decor and high-tech amenities, Checkers is the most upscale hostel in Little India. Accommodation is dorm-only but these are a comfortable mix of bunks and singles, with crisp white ... Read the full review of Checkers Inn.
An oasis in Little India12 Perak Rd
T: 6299 7733; F: 6392 0919
Prices have risen since Perak Hotel was named one of the world's best budget hotels in 2001, but it hasn't lost its humble charm. Located in a restored shophouse in the middle of Little India, each ... Read the full review of Perak Hotel.
Excellent and spacious15 Upper Weld Road Closest MRT Bugis or Little India
T: 6262 2862; F: 6262 2863
Bunc has properties in both Little India and Clarke Quay in Singapore along with Chinatown in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and we reckon they are going to really shake up the hostel scene in Singapore. ... Read the full review of Bunc @Radius Little India.
Away from the action427 Race Course Rd
T: 6396 3925; F: 6396 3972
In a quiet spot on the outskirts of Little India, The Mitraa is a fun and friendly hostel. After passing through the modern lobby the dorms are a bit of a letdown — sterile and some windowless — ... Read the full review of The Mitraa Hostel.
Zen except for the traffic9 Jalan Besar
T: 6295 6631; F: 6295 8218
Away from the main backpacker drag, Mayo Inn is a hidden gem with reasonable rates and a modern, minimalist style. It doesn't seem out of place that they have Japanese-style rooms with mattresses on ... Read the full review of Mayo Inn.
Worth every cent240 Jalan Besar
T: 6392 3838; F: 6392 2828
After viewing a few Little India budget hotels where we didn't need to venture beyond the lobby to see roaches, Classique Hotel was a welcome surprise. The rooms are small and beds quite firm, but ... Read the full review of Classique Hotel.S$80 to 150 2 votes Midrange
Equal parts pub and hostel101 Dunlop St
T: 6299 0130;
Styled after an Australian corner pub, the Prince of Wales is equally popular for its cheap rooms and cheap pints. The bar and bathrooms are on the ground floor and the mixed dorm is above, so you ... Read the full review of Prince of Wales Backpacker Hostel.Under S$ 30 2 votes Backpacker
Pseudo hotel rooms151 Tyrwhitt Road, Singapore
T: 6297 9764;
The Blanc Inn is a great option for those looking for a bit of luxury along with the usual hostel experience. Just a five-minute train ride to the centre of town, the simple shophouse exterior ... Read the full review of Blanc Inn.
Design decadence2 Dickson Road, Singapore
T: 6396 3322;
On the fringe of Singapore’s Little India in what was once a 1920s-era school lies quirky Wanderlust, owned by the people behind the New Majestic and Hotel 1929. The 29 rooms, imaginatively ... Read the full review of Wanderlust.
A fine hostel choice43 Dickson Road, Singapore
T: 6392 0224;
Hostels are a dime a dozen in Singapore’s Little India neighbourhood, but Lofi Inn sets itself apart with its ensuite dorm rooms and open-air common area — and it’s also great ... Read the full review of Lofi Inn.
Budget hotel with a rooftop pool183 Selegie Rd
T: 6337 7888;
Of the dozen Fragrance budget hotels across Singapore, the Little India location is the pick of the litter for its perfectly central location and rooftop pool. Though they're clean and well ... Read the full review of Fragrance Hotel Selegie.
Pretty things in small packages23 Dickson Rd
T: 6827 6666; F: 6827 6667
Small is an understatement for this boutique hotel's standard rooms, but Moon does provide a stylish stay for a relatively small price tag. Through clever design they squeeze in all the modern frills ... Read the full review of Moon Hotel.
It's not easy being popular73 Dunlop St
T: 6296 9169; F: 6396 6694
The InnCrowd has long been a backpacker crash-pad of choice in the Little India area of Singapore, and while it had been substantially renovated since our last stay, it remains a great value and very ... Read the full review of The InnCrowd Hostel.
A basic homestay23 Roberts Lane
T: 9245 2376;
If you're willing to sacrifice creature comforts to save money, Ali's Nest might be exactly what you're looking for. The setup is more of a homestay than a proper hostel so you won't find any plush ... Read the full review of Ali's Nest.
Top value dorms and privates624 Serangoon Rd
T: 6341 5051; F: 6341 5051
Whether you need just a bunk or a room big enough for the whole family, The Hive delivers in a wallet-friendly way. Recent refurbishments have restored a modern look and you'll sleep well on the ... Read the full review of The Hive Backpackers' Hostel.
Bugis and Kampong Glam
Bugis and Kampong Glam make an excellent base for exploring Singapore and are home to a high concentration of budget hotels and hostels.
Eco-friendly and traveller-designed2 Tan Quee Lan St
T: 6884 5512;
Even if it weren't commendable for being Singapore's first environmentally-conscious hostel, we'd still rave about Tree In Lodge for its thoughtful layout and central location. Curtains on every bed ... Read the full review of Tree In Lodge .
Old-style Peranakan charm383 Jalan Besar, Singapore
T: 6239 9399;
The 1938-built Kam Leng Hotel on Jalan Besar, a short walk away from Little India, was funkily refurbished and reopened in 2012 and offers clean and functional rooms in line with the simplicities of ... Read the full review of Kam Leng Hotel.
A model hostel, if you can follow the rules127 Tyrwhitt Rd
T: 6291 2382;
Travellers Inn is run by a young Singaporean couple who give the hostel the loving care they would their own home. There are thoughtful details like privacy curtains in the dorm and the hostel is ... Read the full review of Travellers Inn.
Muy bueno staff55 Lavender St
T: 6298 2908 ;
The staff are so amazing at this small hostel it's no surprise to learn they're backpackers themselves. Dorms are a mix of bunks and regular beds and rates include WiFi, lockers, use of washing ... Read the full review of Hostel Amigos.
Kampong Glam hospitality7A Pinang Rd
T: 6293 9554;
The welcome is so warm at this newish guesthouse in the Arab Quarter you'll feel like you're staying with family. Ikea furniture and a cheerful coat of paint give the air-con dorms a modern look and ... Read the full review of Feel At Home.
Tasteful heritage hotel101 Jalan Sultan, Singapore
T: 6723 7101;
Set among the antique shops and fish-head steamboat restaurants of Singapore’s Jalan Sultan is a charming boutique hotel named (you guessed it) The Sultan. Tastefully converted from 10 art deco-era ... Read the full review of The Sultan.
Sleep in sleek style289 Beach Rd
T: 6298 8505;
The Pod brands itself as a “boutique capsule hotel” and you’ll find it on the upper floors of a modern building on Beach Road, just around the corner from Arab Street in Kampong Glam. The look ... Read the full review of The Pod Boutique Hotel.
Perfect for socialising253 Lavender St
T: 6299 3817;
With comfy dorms and plenty of communal space, the Drop Inn is a perfect backpacker crash pad. Dorms come in configurations of three or seven sturdy Ikea bunk-beds and are air-con overnight. The ... Read the full review of Drop Inn .
Old-school bargain190 Waterloo St
T: 6338 2394; F: 6338 3480
It takes a certain type of traveller to appreciate an old-school Chinese hotel like this. While the rooms are adequate, catering to basic needs rather than creature comforts, calling them well-worn ... Read the full review of Southeast Asia Hotel.
Stylish but not the bargain it used to be10A Upper Wilkie Rd
T: 6438 5588; F: 6339 6008
We used to rave about Hangout but prices have risen here significantly in the past few years, and are quite a bit higher for a dorm room compared to the competition these days. While the quoted ... Read the full review of Hangout at Mt. Emily.
Great backpacker vibe55 Bussorah Street
T: 9695 9331;
If you’re in the market for a hostel with a true hostel vibe, it is very difficult to go past The Green Kiwi in the heart of Kampong Glam. With a fabulous location just down from Sultan Mosque ... Read the full review of The Green Kiwi.
You get what you pay for490 North Bridge Rd
T: 6339 6128;
Being the cheapest hostel in central Singapore requires cutting a few corners, and at Cozy Corner they seem to be staff and cleanliness. Staff moods range from indifferent to surly and every space in ... Read the full review of Backpacker Cozy Corner Guesthouse.
Between the city centre and airport, and with easy MRT connections to both, the East Coast is home to a growing number of hostels.
Escape the crowds at this island resort1000 Pulau Ubin Island
T: 6542 6681; F: 6542 6166
Unless you've packed a tent Celestial Resort is the only place to stay on Pulau Ubin island and, in a surprising twist, is actually better than it looks online. Standard rooms are spacious with ... Read the full review of Celestial Resort.
Affordable airport accommodationChangi Airport Terminal 1, 2 and 3
T: 6542 5538; F: 6542 5537
Catch some Z's without clearing immigration at this budget hotel within the secure area of Changi Airport. With comfy beds, a hot shower, TV and some instant coffee the rooms have everything a weary ... Read the full review of Ambassador Transit Hotel .
Efficient and great tours200 Joo Chiat Rd
T: 6247 7340;
Long-running Betel Box has been an equally long-running Travelfish.org favourite due to its eclectic location on Joo Chiat Road and old-school backpacker vibe. The owner, Tony, is a die-hard fan of ... Read the full review of Betel Box Hostel.
Cheap rooms with an MRT view6A Lor 27 Geylang
T: 9100 9123;
Super-cheap rates and a location almost overlooking the MRT are the selling points of Axis Hostel. Despite the grim exterior the hostel is pretty new with the usual Ikea furniture and a big TV in the ... Read the full review of Axis Hostel .
Easy airport access693A East Coast Rd
T: 6449 9066; F: 6449 9066
This no-frills hostel near East Coast beach is perfect for a short stay. It seems to cater to women as there are two cosy female dorms but just one mixed room. Dorms are reasonably clean and ... Read the full review of Fernloft at East Coast .
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