Guesthouses, hotels and resorts
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 one of our favourites, 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 Singapore’s first ... 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 growing clutch ... Read the full review of Wink Hostel.
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 .
For the budgeteers.14 Upper Cross Street, 27/30A Mosque Street, Singapore
T: 6221 1239;
If cheap and central are your main requirements for a hostel in Singapore, the Backpackers’ Inn Chinatown should be on your shortlist. With online booking rates starting from S$25/night in the ... Read the full review of Backpackers' Inn Chinatown.
A taste of Tiong Bahru259 Outram Rd
T: 6298 8889; F: 6396 8356
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 in 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.Over S$300 1 vote Luxury
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; F: 6645 3132
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 per night you ... 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.
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 .Over S$300 1 vote Luxury
Great value for midrange dorms10A Upper Wilkie Rd
T: 6438 5588; F: 6339 6008
Hangout @ Mount Emily is set atop a small hill named Emily, funnily enough, and is a 20-minute walk from both Orchard Road and Little India. This is a mid-density, quite upmarket residential area, ... Read the full review of Hangout @ Mt Emily.
A memorable hideaway2 Lloyd Rd
T: 6737 7309; F: 6737 7847
In its previous incarnation, Lloyd’s was infamous, but then in 2014 they cleared the slate so to speak and reinvented the property as an upscale hideaway. The results are recommended. With rooms ... Read the full review of Lloyd's Inn.
Walk-in discounts87 Victoria St
T: 6622 0909 ; F: 6622 0919
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.
Small rooms with modern comforts11 Penang Lane
T: 6327 2727; F: 6645 0808
This self-billed businessman's boutique hotel opened in early 2011 and has a great location almost opposite Dhoby Ghaut SMRT and a short walk to Orchard Road, The Istana and Fort Canning Park. The ... Read the full review of The Innotel .
Big hotel, small rooms200 Middle Road
T: 6809 7988; F: 6809 7999
The Big Hotel is big. Real big. Originally an office tower, the hotel converted all those cubicles into slightly larger rooms and has created a comfortable, compact option for people looking for a ... Read the full review of Big Hotel.
Colonial charm amid the chaos and curry.180 Albert Street
T: 6339 3939;
Singapore’s Little India is a favourite haunt of backpackers and budget travellers when visiting this expensive city, but it’s also home to some excellent midrange options. If your budget is ... Read the full review of Village Hotel Albert Court .
Gloomy but well sized rooms25 Bencoolen St
T: 6338 1866; F: 6338 1330
The Strand is a bit of a grand old dame as far as Bencoolen Street goes, with its obvious advantage being that rooms are considerably bigger than the shoeboxes at some neighbouring hotels. The ... Read the full review of The Strand .
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 mix of options1 Orchard Road.
T: 6336 6000; F: 6337 3140
With 111 staid but clean rooms, the YMCA @ One Orchard offers digs at a reasonable price for the area. That's to say, if you must stay this close to Orchard and don't want to pay the premium rates ... Read the full review of YMCA @ One Orchard.
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 close to Orchard Road. The decor hasn't changed since the '70s and the beds are saggy, but ... 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.
A compact 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 retains much of its humble (small-room) charm. Located in a restored white building with blue ... Read the full review of Perak Hotel.
A memorable hideaway16 Madras St
T: 6408 5555; F: 6408 8088
An unusual hotel with an unusual name, you’ll find the decidedly comfortable Daulat tucked down towards the end of Madras Street, yet still in the centre of Little India. With good sized rooms, a ... Read the full review of Daulat.
Compact and clean60 Racecourse Rd
T: 6396 8751;
People often miss Racecourse Road, thinking Serangoon Road is the extent of Little India, but there is plenty of great South Asian food out here too, and now a good spot to stay as well. The ... Read the full review of Vintage Inn.
Spacious and popular15 Upper Weld Road Closest SMRT 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 the Little India property (on Upper Weld Road) is popular with backpackers ... Read the full review of Bunc @Radius Little India.
Old-style Peranakan charm383 Jalan Besar, Singapore
T: 6239 9399; F: 6239 9393
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.
Equal parts pub and hostel101 Dunlop St
T: 6299 0130;
Styled after an Australian corner pub, the Prince of Wales is as popular for its live music and cheap pints as it is for its cheap rooms.The bar and bathrooms are on the ground floor while the single ... 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; F: 6298 2211
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.
Zen except for the traffic9 Jalan Besar
T: 6295 6631; F: 6295 8218
Set on very busy Jalan Besar, which is currently a mess of construction for a new SMRT station, the Mayo Inn doesn't look like much from outside, but if you're a heavy sleeper looking for clean and ... Read the full review of Mayo Inn.
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 true backpacker vibe624 Serangoon Rd
T: 6341 5041;
The Hive delivers big clean dorms at a price that won't break your budget, and throws a backpacker vibe in for free. The location, on the corner of busy Serangoon and Lavender roads, certainly isn't ... 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.
Smart compact rooms13 Purvis Street
T: 6336 0013; F: 6338 3013
A new addition in 2014, the Adonis Hotel offers smart midrange fare on equally smart Purvis Street in Singapore’s Bugis district. Rooms are compact, but exceptionally well kept and bright, making ... Read the full review of Adonis Hotel.
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.
Comfy with a quiet location.10 Aliwal Street, Singapore
Named for the covered passageways along Singapore’s traditional shophouses, 5footway.inn offers contemporary budget accommodation in restored heritage buildings. Since opening in 2011 they’ve ... Read the full review of 5footway.inn Project Bugis.
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.
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 the South East Asia Hotel. Set towards the northern end of Waterloo Street, right by Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple ... Read the full review of South East Asia Hotel.
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.
Between the city centre and airport, and with easy MRT connections to both, the East Coast is home to a growing number of hostels.
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.
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