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10 Family-Friendly Accommodations In Singapore With Attractions Nearby (From RM114!)

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Iyesha  •  Jul 12, 2019

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Singapore is a vibrant country that amazes many travellers with its blend of modernity and tradition. It's no surprise that's it's on the bucket list of many travellers. From beautiful historical areas such as Bugis and Little India to the modernity of Orchard Road and Sentosa Island, there's plenty to explore! The country isn't known to be exceptionally budget-friendly, and that may not be easy for those travelling with a family. Credit: Giphy But that's not entirely true. With a little digging and research, you can cut some costs that'll allow you to splurge on the good things! We'eve compiled 10 accommodations in Singapore that'll accommodate a family, with plenty of bed space for everyone! And on days when you're not exploring the main attractions in Singapore, you can also take it easy and explore the highlights near your accommodations too. Prices are based on the searches for the travelling period of August 2019, and for a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children).
1. Jamilla Boutique Inn
Credit: Jamila Boutique Inn on Facebook Located in the heart of Haji Lane is Jamilla Inn Boutique housed in a colonial-style shophouse. It's a convenient accommodation for any travellers visiting Singapore. Though do keep in mind that since this accommodation is listed as the most affordable in this list, it only has the essentials. It is not the most spacious accommodation, but it is decent enough for a family to spend a night or two in Singapore 😊 
Credit: @jamilla.inn on Instagram The beauty of this accommodation lies in its super strategic location to explore Singapore. It's near an MRT station and just 10 minutes walk to Bugis, one of the top tourist destinations in Singapore! If you need to do some emergency laundry, they also provide a washer and dryer for you to usee free of charge. And on days when you feel like chilling inside, head to the lounge and check out their book collection or watch some Netflix 😊 Price per night: starts at RM114 on Agoda Accommodates: 3 adults and 2 children Room setting: 1 double bed and 1 single bed, shared bathroom Child policy: Free for children aged 3 - 12 if using existing bedding. There may be extra charges for an extra bed/baby cot. Address: 10 Aliwal St, Singapore 199903 Closest MRT station: 4 minutes drive / 5 minutes walk to Nicoll Highway MRT Contact: +65 6816 0642  Website  | Facebook | Instagram Nearby attractions (refer below for details): 1. Kampong Glam (1-minute walk) 2. Malay Heritage Centre (3 minutes walk) 3. Wardah Books (3 minutes walk) 4. Xcape Singapore (11 minutes walk) [P.S. Looking for more budget tips? Here are 6 budget hacks you definitely need to conquer Singapore on a budget!]
2. Bright Star Hotel
Credit: @melditah1985 on Instagram If you're looking for budget accommodation with a copious amount of space, this is it! The Bright Star Hotel is known for its super spacious rooms, even compared to high-end hotels, making it a perfect spot for a weekend with the kids since they'll have space to roll around in the room. Enjoy plenty of amenities such as wifi and television and rest assure you'll be sleeping soundly throughout the night on their  large and comfortable beds 😉
Credit: Sherwin Pacia on Facebook The hotel is about 10 minutes walk from the MRT stations and there are plenty of fruit stands outside of the hotel too if you start to feel peckish during your stay. Price per night: starts at RM218 on Agoda Accommodates: 4 adults Room setting: 2 queen-sized beds Address: 20 Lorong 17, Geylang, Singapore 388575 Closest MRT station: 8 minutes walk / 4 minutes drive to Aljunied MRT Contact: +65 6742 7666 Website Nearby attractions (refer below for details): There aren't any children-friendly attractions within walking distance but you can easily hop on the train at Aljunied MRT and explore Singapore!
3. K Hotel 12
Credit: k-hotel-12 This accommodation can fully accommodate 3 adults and 2 children, making it a great place to stay for a family trip 😊 Spend your days exploring Singapore and return to comfortable beds and not have to worry about squeezing in the same bed! Not to mention the area is quiet at night, promising you a good night's sleep!
Credit: k-hotel-12 Price per night: starts at RM235 on Agoda Accommodates: 3 adults and 1 child Room setting: 1 single bed and 1 double bed Child policy: Free for children aged 3 - 12 if using existing bedding. There may be extra charges for an extra bed/baby cot. Address: 12 Lor 10 Geylang, Singapore 399045 Closest MRT station: 12 minutes walk / 4 minutes drive to Kallang MRT Contact: +65 6747 5212 Website | Facebook Nearby attractions (refer below for details): There aren't any children-friendly attractions within walking distance but you can easily hop on the train at Aljunied MRT and explore Singapore!  [P.S. Haven't planned your Singapore itinerary yet? Here's a 3D2N Muslim-friendly itinerary to conquer Singapore under RM700!]
4. Hotel Kai
Credit: Hotel Kai on Facebook Located in the heart of Singapore is Hotel Kai. With a location like this, you'll hardly be spending any time in your rooms. The rooms are designed to look futuristic and quirky but it is not spacious. The beauty of this accommodation lies in its amenities. For its price, you can get a microwave, hairdryer, iron, ironing board, water boiler, coffee, tea, and many more - all tucked away cleverly on a well-designed shelf! And if you get the room with the bunk beds, each bed will have its own television, so you can watch your own tv show while the kids enjoy their kids' show 😊
Credit: Hotel Kai #HHWT tip: Do inform the hotel in advance that you will be with family and require a room with a bathroom door. Some of the smaller studios were structured with an 'open' concept. Price per night: starts at RM338 on Agoda Accommodates: 2 adults and 2 children Room setting: 1 double bed and 1 single bed Child policy: Free for children aged 0 - 12 if using existing bedding. There may be extra charges for an extra bed/baby cot. Address: 14 Purvis St, Singapore 188593 Closest MRT station: 5 minutes walk to Esplanade MRT Contact: +65 6643 9999 Website | Facebook | Instagram Nearby attractions (refer below for details): 1. National Library of Singapore (2 minutes walk) 2. Mint Museum of Toys (2 minutes walk) [P.S. Looking for Halal cheap eats too? Here are 8 cheapest Halal eats in Singapore you'll ever find!]
5. Marrison Hotel at Desker
Credit: Marrison Hotel Singapore on Facebook Enjoy your stay in one of Singapore's top traveller's hub - Litlle India! Marrison Hotel is fantastic for a short getaway with the family since their rooms accommodate up to four adults 😊 Not to mention that it's also super close to Mustafa Centre, Singapore top bargain shopping centre!
Credit: Marrison Hotel Singapore on Facebook Price per night: starts at RM366 on Agoda Accommodates: 4 adults Room setting: 2 double beds Address: 65 Desker Rd, Singapore 209588 Closest MRT station: 6 minutes walk to Jalan Besar MRT Contact: +65 6299 0164 Website | Facebook | Instagram Nearby attractions (refer below for details): 1. Mustafa Centre (3 minutes walk) 2. Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple (6 minutes walk) 4. Xcape (15 minutes walk)  [P.S. Trying to find prayer spots in Singapore too? Here are 24 places you can perform your prayers in Singapore (other than mosques)]
6. Royal Hostel Singapore
Credit: Royal Hostel Singapore on Facebook Although this is a boutique hostel, you could book a quad room for yourself and not have to worry about privacy! The quad room easily fits up to 4 adults and 2 kids too. And since the hostel is located right in the heart of Chinatown, you won't have to venture far to visit many attractions 😊
Credit: Royal Hostel Singapore on Facebook Do note that you need to bring your own towels, or you can buy one from the hostel at SGD4. Price per night: starts at RM381 on Agoda Accommodates: 4 adults and 2 kids, shared bathroom Room setting: 4 bunk beds Child policy: Free for children aged 0 - 5 if using existing bedding. Address: 73A Pagoda St, Singapore 059232 Closest MRT station: 1-minute walk to Chinatown MRT Contact: +65 6816 0288 Website | Facebook | Instagram Nearby attractions (refer below for details): 1. Chinatown (5 minutes walk) 2. Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum (4 minutes walk) 3. Virtual Room: Virtual Reality Singapore (1-minute walk)  [P.S. Not sure where to eat in Bugis? Here's the ultimate Halal food guide (over 50 eateries) for your adventures in Bugis!]
7. The Fragrance Hotel - Joo Chiat
Credit: Fragrance Hotel This family-friendly hotel is located in the Peranakan (Joo Chiat) area. Enjoy your spacious room equipped with a flat-screen television, comfortable and cosy beds, as well as complimentary wifi 😊 The hotel is also walking distance to the bright and colourful Peranakan Houses, perfect for a family photo op!
Credit: @annisa.andriani.589 on Instagram One of the drawbacks of this hotel is that the closest MRT station (Eunos) is an 8-minute drive away. Be prepared to take a taxi or use a ride-hailing service to get to and from the station. Price per night: starts at RM371 on Agoda Accommodates: 4 adults Room setting: 2 queen-sized beds Address: 219 Joo Chiat Rd, Singapore 427485 Closest MRT station: 8 minutes drive to Eunos MRT Contact: +65 6344 9888 Website | Facebook | Instagram Nearby attractions (refer below for details): 1. Peranakan Houses (2 minutes walk)
8. Hotel Royal
Credit: Hotel Royal Spend your days relaxing in the spacious room equipped with modern facilities for your comfort. On days you're not exploring the city, you and the kids can have a blast splashing in their pool for some relaxing family bonding time 😊 
Credit: @babyraffasyah on Instagram Price per night: starts at RM426 on Agoda Accommodates: 2 adults and 1 child Room setting: 1 single bed and 1 double bed Child policy: Free for children aged 3-11 if using existing bedding. Address: 36 Newton Rd, Singapore 307964 Closest MRT station: 8 minutes walk or 3 minutes drive to Novena MRT Contact: +65 6426 0168 Website Nearby attractions (refer below for details): 1. Orchard Road (13 minutes by train)
9. Orchid Hotel
Credit: @orchidhotelsg on Instagram Orchid Hotel is located nearby one of the top-visited locations in Singapore, Chinatown, making it a super convenient location to stay at. Its rooms are spacious with multiple beds to easily accommodate a family and is equipped with flatscreen television, refrigerator and wifi 😉 Since it's conveniently located near an MRT station, you could easily hop onto the trains and explore the city too! As a bonus, the hotel also has a nice swimming pool, a fully-equipped gym, and is right across a park for a nice evening walk.
Credit: @orchidhotelsg on Instagram Price per night: starts at RM444 on Agoda Accommodates: 2 adults and 2 children Room setting: 1 double bed and 1 single bed Child policy: Free for children aged 2-11 if using existing bedding. Address: 1 Tras Link, Singapore 078867 Closest MRT station: 1-minute walk to Tanjong Pagar MRT Contact: +65 6818 6818 Website | Facebook | Instagram Nearby attractions (refer below for details): 1. Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum (6 minutes walk) 2. Chinatown (7 minutes walk)
10. New Cape Inn
Credit: New Cape Inn Although this hotel is located outside of the main tourist area, it is situated extremely close to Tiong Bahru, another area that's worth exploring on its own! Of course, if you want to explore other parts, you could easily hop on the trains and make your way to almost anywhere in Singapore 😉 Enjoy their spacious rooms with loads of bed space for the young ones to roll around in comfortably too!
Credit: New Cape Inn Price per night: starts at RM466 on Agoda Accommodates: 3 adults and 2 children Room setting: 3 single beds Child policy: Free for children aged 0-11 if using existing bedding. Address:  3 Seng Poh Rd, Singapore 168891 Closest MRT station: 11 minutes walk / 4 minutes drive to Tiong Bahru MRT Contact: +65 6536 9939 Website  Nearby attractions (refer below for details):  1. Waka Waka (6 minutes walk) 2. BooksActually (7 minutes walk)
Attraction details:
1. Kampong Glam
Credit: @jaylah0413 on Instagram Besides Orchard and Sentosa, Kampong Glam is an area that is a must-visit for every traveller visiting the Lion City. The area is a mixture of various cultures such as Malay, Turkish and Arab, which can be seen in its building architecture, food, and shops. Among the attractions that you can visit in Kampong Glam is the iconic Sultan Mosque, Haji Lane and Arab street. You can easily wander around the town for a few hours exploring shops, mural wall paintings, and cafes in this bright and colourful area 😍 Address: Kampong Glam, Singapore 2. Malay Heritage Centre
Credit: @myzatul_afiera on Instagram If you need a break from exploring the outside areas of Kampong Glam, drop by the Malay Heritage Centre that's located right across Sultan Mosque. The centre shows the history of Singapore's strategic location as a trade route which brought about various cultures to the country to be the multicultural nation that it is today 😊 Address: 85 Sultan Gate, Singapore 198501 Opening hours: Tuesdays to Sundays 10am - 6pm, closed on Mondays Contact: +65 6391 0450  Website  | Facebook | Instagram 3. Wardah Books
Credit: @nisaaanordin on Instagram Head over to Wardah Book to pick up some beautifully-written books on Islam. The entire bookstore is dedicated to Islamic books and it's a great way to introduce the young ones to read and learn about the beautiful religion. Address: 58 Bussorah St, Singapore 199474 Opening hours: 10am - 9pm daily Contact: +65 6297 1232 Website | Facebook | Instagram 4. Xcape Singapore
Credit: @nasgaps on Instagram A fun way for the family to escape the heat and walk into fantasy land! Probably not for toddlers and younger, but if your children are old enough to understand games, this would be a lot of fun for all. Choose from various themed rooms and try to solve puzzles and mysteries together under a time limit. Each and every puzzle solve will get you closer to the end, and a whole lot of laughter 😊 Address: Bugis Village, 161 Rochor Rd, Singapore 188436 Opening hours: 11am - 11.30pm daily Contact: +65 6337 4905 Website | Facebook | Instagram 5. National Library of Singapore
Credit: @rahmiahsn on Instagram Spend some quiet time together checking out the Singapore National Library. Do not underestimate the place as many travellers rave about spending hours and hours in the library. Spending time with your children in a library could also encourage their reading habits and their love for books and knowledge too ❤️ Address: 100 Victoria St, Singapore 188064 Opening hours: 10am - 9pm daily Contact: +65 6332 3255 Website | Facebook | Instagram 6. Mint Museum of Toys
Credit: @graciasamantha on Instagram There is no doubt that most kids love toys, why not take a trip down memory lane with the young ones at the Mint Museum of Toys. You'll be blown away by their collection of toys, and if you're travelling with your parents, they just might be too! You'll see toys from Popeye, Felix the Cat, Mickey Mouse and plenty more that are sorted according to the years they were popular so you'll get to see the changes in toys from the 1950s until now. Address: 26 Seah St, Singapore 188382 Opening hours: 9.30am - 6.30pm daily Contact: +65 6339 0660 Website | Facebook | Instagram 7. Mustafa Centre
 For the budget shopper, shop till you drop at Singapore's most popular bargain mall - Mustafa centre! You won't be disappointed by their selection of fabric, clothes, electronics, and many more 😊 Address: 145 Syed Alwi Rd, Singapore 207704 Opening hours: 24 hours Contact: +65 6295 5855 Website [P.S. Not sure what to get at Mustafa Centre? This is your one-stop guide to Singapore's iconic Mustafa centre!] 8. Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple
Credit: @marcoenriquez on Instagram A unique South Indian temple built in 1855 by Tamil labourers, this attraction is one of Little India's main highlight, and it's no surprise why. The stunning temple is built at a height that can be seen from a distance and flanked with colourful statues of various kinds. You don't have to spend much time here but it is still worth a stop to have a look at the intricate carvings and bright colours. Address: 141 Serangoon Rd, Singapore 218042 Opening hours: 6am - 11am & 4pm - 9pm Contact: +65 6293 4634 Website | Facebook [P.S. Looking for more things to do in Little India? Here's what you can see, do, and eat in Little India (under SGD20)!] 9. Chinatown
Credit: @mandaonthemove on Instagram Aside from Bugis and Little India, Singapore also has its very own Chinatown. Each of these small towns highlights Singapore as a unique multicultural nation that lives harmoniously together 😊 Where Bugis highlights Malay and Arabic influence, and Litlle India with it's Southern Indian heritage, Chinatown is the place to see the Chinese influence in Singapore. Explore the streets and find plenty of Chinese-inspired designs and goods. Address: Chinatown, Singapore [P.S. Want to explore more of Chinatown? Here's a guide to Singapore's Chinatown!] 10. Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum
Credit: @b_beautyiee on Instagram If you happen to be exploring the iconic Chinatown, make a pit stop at the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum. The temple is beautifully adorned in traditional Tang-style Chinese architecture, making it stand out among the rest of the structures. The temple boasts an atmosphere of tranquillity and peace, and it also has a quaint rooftop garden too 😊 Address: 288 South Bridge Rd, Singapore 058840 Opening hours: 7am - 7pm daily Contact: +65 6220 0220 Website | Facebook 11. Virtual Room: Virtual Reality Singapore
Credit: @charmax101 on Instagram What better way to immerse yourself in a new experience than to try a Virtual Reality game? Virtual Reality Singapore takes you through different scenarios full of imagination and excitement that everyone from young till old will enjoy. Totally perfect to add to a family itinerary! Address: 211 New Bridge Rd, Level B3 Lucky Chinatown, Singapore 059432 Opening hours: 10am - 10pm Contact: +65 6966 8060 Website | Facebook | Instagram 12. Peranakan Houses
Credit: @thewandererpostcard on Instagram If you're staying near Joo Kiat, head over to the Peranakan Houses for a fantastic photo op for the family! The old Peranakan facade splashed with colours of the rainbow makes a totally Instagrammable spot. Address: Singapore, 287 Joo Chiat Rd, Singapore 427540 Opening hours: 24 hours 13. Orchard Road
Credit: @annisakurniasari on Instagram You can't visit Singapore without visiting Orchard Road, the road lined with malls is one of Singapore's iconic places! Explore malls and malls of different kinds from Far East Plaza, ION, and Somerset 303. There is plenty to explore and they are a great way to beat the heat too since they're all air-conditioned. And if you do happen to be exploring the outside walking area, look out for plenty of sculpture and unique things that make a perfect photo-stop! Address: Orchard Road, Singapore Opening hours: May vary between malls,  but most operate from 10am - 10pm daily 14. Waka Waka
Credit: @the_aisyahs on Instagram  One specifically for the young ones! Let them have a blast in this safari-themed indoor play centre with castles, nets, trampolines, and an arts and craft section! The little safari is meant for children aged 9 months to 14 years old and you can be assured that your kids will have a blast exploring the 'safari' 😊 Address: 407 Havelock Rd, #05-01, Singapore 169634 Opening hours: Weekday 10am - 7pm, Weekend 9.30am - 8.30pm Contact: +65 6738 7733 Website | Facebook | Instagram 15. BooksActually
Credit: @juliettajameson on Instagram There's plenty to explore in the hipster suburb of Tiong Bahru, but one place you absolutely must drop by is BookActually, an independent bookstore that has books you won't find in most chain bookstores. Find plenty of books by local authors and even some vintage knick-knacks at the back of the store 😊 Address: 9 Yong Siak St, Singapore 168645 Opening hours: Sunday & Monday 9am - 6pm Contact: +65 6222 9195 Website | Facebook | Instagram  And there you have it, 10 accommodations in Singapore that won't break the bank and its nearby attractions. It's time to pack up the partner and the kids and make your way to the sunny Lion city of Singapore 😊