Updated - 5 Aug 2019
You may not believe this, but even as the most expensive city in the world, Singapore is home to a surprising handful of affordable (and drop dead gorgeous) accommodations! Yes, remove every suspicion you have about lodging by dirty alleys or out-of-reach locations and let us show you where you can have a relaxing retreat amidst this hustling and bustling city ☺️
Note: Rates shown are based on a search for August 2019. Please note that rates may be subject to fluctuations depending on holiday periods. We recommend that you make your bookings in advance for the best price.
1. Hotel G Singapore
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Hotel G Singapore is situated in a central location near Bugis and Dhoby Ghaut MRT Stations, so this is the perfect place for avid shoppers and those who don't mind the busy city life! The chic lifestyle hotel is also a hipster's sanctuary😌
Credit: Hotel G Singapore on FacebookAnd if you've gone overboard with shopping, don't fret. The rooms are decked with the hotel's quirky trademark dreamcatcher lighting to clear all nightmares you may have about the hole in your wallet! You'll have sweet dreams as you go
into slumber in your cosy, modernistic room.
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Starts from SGD148 /per night on Agoda
200 Middle Rd, Singapore 188980
2. Village Hotel Changi
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Now, who says you need to blow at least SGD400 a night in Singapore to stay at a hotel with an infinity pool? Tucked away in laidback Changi, Village Hotel Changi is your answer to a peaceful respite without the sky-high budget and long travel time!
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The room is a gorgeous blend of blue, beige and white. The most special part about it has to be the bathtub located right.beside.your.bed 😮 But if being indoors is boring for you, the hotel's location means you can breathe in the crisp sea breeze while taking a stroll by the beach. You could also take a boat down to Pulau Ubin or Chek Jawa Islands to spend an uninterrupted weekend with nature!
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Though there's plenty to eat around the area, the hotel's Saltwater Cafe is halal certified - which calls for a chill morning with breakfast in bed😌
Starts from SGD148 /per night on Agoda
1 Netheravon Rd, 508502Website
3. Bright And Airy, Elegant Kinfolk Loft
Have a good eye for detail? This colonial-style loft that sits in a shophouse in Jalan Besar is built for the design-holics! Feast your eyes on the minimalist Scandinavian interiors reminiscent of homey Nordic spaces. Sometimes the simplest things are the most eye-catching ones 😍
There's a lot
to admire about this apartment. Potted plants, as well as copper and gold accents add a pop of personality to an otherwise pared-down white space. If you've ever wondered what an Instagram celebrity's life would feel like, this might be it!
Also, good news for the couch potatoes: there's Netflix, if, for some reason, you don't feel like exploring this rustic neighbourhood!
SGD135 /per night on Airbnb
Near Farrer Park MRT (Exact location information will be provided after a booking is confirmed)
4. Kam Leng Hotel
Credit: @m__2 on InstagramLocated in the heart of one of the most booming metropolitan cities in the world, the retro Kam Leng Hotel certainly stands out! The rustic hotel was established in 1927 by an anonymous owner (who still remains a mystery to this day) and was one of the more popular hotels in Singapore back in
the day. The hotel was reopened in 2012, retaining a nostalgic appeal that continues to draws the hipsters in!
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The decor in this boutique hotel is purposefully retro, complete with old fittings and fixtures for an Instagram-worthy blast to the past. Remember to bring your camera along to take some cool shots that aren't just the same old pictures!
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All 70 rooms are designed with an old-timey Peranakan concept. The walls are decked with vintage photographs to give the place a lived-in look 😎
Starts from SGD57/per night on Agoda
383 Jln Besar, Singapore 209001
5. Bright & Airy Heritage Shophouse (Airbnb)
This Airbnb accommodation is bound to entice those who want to stay in a beautiful heritage space. Located in a shophouse on Petain road off Jalan Besar, this space has been converted into a loft with some amazingly chic interior design. You'll have the entire upstairs area of the unit all to yourself to enjoy.
Credit: AirbnbThe loft's location in trendy Jalan Besar is another major plus point - you'll be a stone's throw away from eateries, shopping malls and the MRT station, making it a superbly convenient
location. Plus, the host for this listing is a Superhost (with plenty of great reviews!), so you can rest assured you'll have a smooth and pleasant stay.
But we won't be surprised if you just want to hole up in the loft and enjoy how great it looks! The loft can sleep up to three, so it's a nice place to have a staycation with your two best buddies too - we can foresee a lot of Instagram shots being taken here 😝
Starts from SGD 135 /per night on Airbnb
Petain Road, off Jalan Besar (Exact location information will be provided after a booking is confirmed)
6. Hotel Yan
Although staycations are usually spent with friends and family, there's really no harm in going for a staycation to spend some quality time with yourself! For starters, the lobby is gorgeous. The soft hues of the lobby pair well with the warm ambience of the boutique hotel, making you feel right at home here.
Credit: Hotel YAN Singapore on FacebookAnd this is the perfect place to live out your loft dreams at this hotel - perfect for 1😍 The room is cosy and compact! We really love how the
hotel maximised the space of each corner in the room.
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Starts from SGD 120/per night on Agoda
162 Tyrwhitt Road, Kallang, Singapore, Singapore, Singapore 207581
7. Sunny, Newly Furnished Apartment near Orchard Road (Airbnb)
Looking for something close to Orchard Road? This Airbnb rental is located just a short 5-minute drive away. This studio apartment is perfect for those looking for some solo time or for a couple who want a weekend away from home!
The space is compact but perfectly furnished with all the amenities you'd need including en-suite bathroom, kitchenette (which comes with a Nespresso machine!), high-speed WiFi and even a washer/dryer. With the rental being managed by a Superhost, you can expect a smooth check-in experience (self-check-in with a smart lock) and a comfortable stay. One thing to note, however, is that the apartment is a walk-up, so it may not be the best choice for those with mobility issues.
SGD 100 /per night on Airbnb
Central Singapore (Exact location information will be provided after a booking is confirmed)
8. Porcelain Hotel
Credit: @b_e_r_t_o on InstagramIn the heart of Mosque Street and surrounded by an enclave of traditional shophouses is the intricately decorated Porcelain
Hotel. Redesigned many times from its traditional roots, the area was finally restored to its full glory with delicate porcelain patterns from the Ming and Qing dynasties 😮
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The rooms here are small, but you wouldn't mind the space - not when you have the chance to immerse yourself in the porcelain-inspired decor. Intricate Chinese-style adornments take centre stage across walls, mirrors and ceiling lights!
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Porcelain Hotel is a 5-minute walk away from Chinatown MRT Station and a 10-minute ride away from Orchard Road. If you're looking for an accessible, no-frills place, this one's perfect for you🤗
Starts from SGD 125 /per night on Agoda
48 Mosque Street, Singapore 059526
9. Hotel Clover 33 Jalan Sultan
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A staycation in the Kampong Glam and Bugis areas has all the right ingredients - trendy streets like Haji Lane, delicious halal food
, and proximity to malls and other attractions in the city centre. Plus, with accommodation like Hotel Clover 33, you'll have a cosy spot to come back to after your day out!
Credit: Hotel Clover Group on FacebookThe hotel is located in a refurbished row of
two-storey shophouses that provides a pretty heritage touch. With decor rich with wooden accents, greenery, and contemporary touches, it's a wonderful place to retreat to for your staycation. The hotel is also conveniently just a 5-minute walk from Nicoll Highway MRT station and a 10-minute walk from Bugis MRT station.Price:
Starts from SGD 136 /per night on Agoda
33 Jln Sultan, Singapore 198965
Sure, life in Singapore can get a tad stressful - and sometimes it seems as if the only ways to unwind are through food, expensive retail therapy and luxurious hotels and treatments. But look closer, and you'll find that there are many opportunities for relaxation that won't burn a hole in your pocket!