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  • chicoelnino

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    Hi folks,

    Myself and my girlfriend are heading to singapore to a mates wedding in june as part of a 6 month trip to asia.
    The wedding is at the very beginning of our trip, and the fact that singapore is meant to be very expensive is kinda worrying for our budget.

    Can anyone recommend any cheap backpacker accommodation in Singapore?

    The wedding is in the Conrad Centennial hotel.

    Obvioulsy we will have extra money to spend for the 2 days we are going to be in Singapore but we don't want to spend alot on accommodation as its only a bed at the end of the night.

    Thanks for any help you can give :)

    #1 Posted: 26/1/2011 - 07:53

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  • rledez1990

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    Myself and my boyfriend stayed in Singapore for a few nights last year, and yes it is really really expensive!! We ended up staying at the Cosy Corner Guesthouse in Bugis- its a hostel, but we had a private double air-con room, and left the aircon on when we went out which meant when we came back in after sweating to death outside it was LOVELY! I won't lie to you, it was a bit of a dive, but we found it clean enough, quiet, and in a brilliant location and at $43 (Singapore Dollars) it was the cheapest we found, and believe me we called/viewed a lot of places! The bathroom/shower facilities are shared but are, again, clean enough. There's also a breakfast included i think but we didn't fancy it, and never managed to get up on time even if we had!
    All in all, I would recommend this place- it was comfortable and clean, cheap! and the location is really good.
    Hope this helps!

    #2 Posted: 23/3/2011 - 19:49

  • goonistik

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    You can go to google maps and type in the search bar "Hostel near Conrad centennial singapore." You can pull up a list from that and do more research.

    If you plan to use the MRT to get to and from the Conrad Centennial, it will be most convenient to find a hostel on the circle line. If that convenience matters to you, the YMCA International House is near the orange line but it is not the cheapest place to stay. The stop nearest the Conrad is the Promenade. Getting around by MRT is easy so it is not a big deal if you have to go to an interchange.

    See the transit maps here. The orange line is the circle line.

    #3 Posted: 24/3/2011 - 16:17

  • Ryvyan

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    Not sure if this would come in handy but I head over to gothere.sg, plug in my starting and ending points to find out the best way to get to a place. They have an iPhone app too, but it's not free. I use the site often when I'm at an unfamiliar spot, or simply when I want to explore new places (lots of places I haven't been to even though I was born and raised here, and it's tiny lol)

    For accommodation, any places along the Red/Green lines would be alright because yhe hotel is easily accessible from City Hall station via the City Link Mall (ask the MRT staff located at control station if you need help; there are also huge maps within the station to orientate yourself; not unlike London). Even then, train transfers are easy.

    If you're near enough, many buses ply the roads surrounding it as well.

    #4 Posted: 24/4/2011 - 21:06

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