“Singapore is expensive, Boss!”
Those words might sound familiar to every traveler’s ears who are interested to make Singapore as their next destination. Such opinion is indeed true, since Singapore is indeed very well-known as one of the most expensive country in the world.
The living standard on this country dubbed as The City of Lion is definitely higher than other countries in Asia continent.
Nonetheless, travelers with limited budget can still enjoy Singapore. Although the accomodations are having the higher rates, you can still find some accomodations in affordable rates. From so many cheap accomodations that you can find on Singapore, these 9 recommendations are considered to have the best combinations of minimum rates and maximum atmosphere, pretty awesome! Let’s just check it out below!
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1. You Can Start Your Adventure in Singapore by Staying at U8 Hostel Located in Serangoon.
Here is one hostel that claims to be “one stop hostel” in Singapore, it is U8 Hostel. This hostel, which is located in the heart of Singapore, truly offers many things that travelers always look for, starting from breakfast, internet, laundry, either long-term or short-term accomodation, and of course, interesting rates.
Besides that, U8 Hostel also has shop inside the hostel area that selsl many kinds of souvenirs. Guests can use free umbrella, get free maps, and even earn some informations regarding ticket discount to enter many favorite tourism objects in Singapore. Pretty cool, isn’t it?
Rooms at this hostel are dormitory type. The largest room has the capacity of 6 people, and there are special dormitories for female travelers. But if you want a more private atmosphere, you can rent a family room (capacity of 3-4 people) or a room with the capacity of 2 people.
The normal rates at this hostel are starting from around SGD33, but if you make a reservations through a hotel booking site, the offer could get lower down to SGD21/night for the dormitory of 6 people.
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2. Five Stones Hostel, Ideal for You Who Wants to Stay Around Bugis.
Looking for an accomodation around Bugis? Then you may need to look at Five Stones Hostel. It is not just that the location is very close to Bugis MRT Station and Nicoll Highway, but Five Stones Hostel is also near to Arab Street and Haji Lane. And from here, it would be very easy for you to access many favorite tourism objects in Singapore.
Besides having a strategic location, Five Stones Hostel also has interesting interior ambience. The lounge and lobby area were designed with minimalistic concept, decorated with a mural on the wall. And, this hote surely has awesome facilities. Guests will get free breakfast, coffee and tea, laundry, internet, dan they also can borrow tourism guidance books for free.
Five Stones Hostel has 3 room types: mixed dormitory, female dormitory, and private room. All rooms were designed with cheerful colors so it has far different impression of a hostel. For the dormitory type, there are rooms with the capacities of 4, 6, 8, 10, and 14 people. While with the private room, there are twin room (bunk bed type) and double-bed room. The atmosphere is about like this:
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3. The Bohemian Chic Hostel, Always The Favorite Accomodation in Chinatown Area.
Chinatown area is famous as the paradise of cheap accomodations in Singapore, although there are also many accomodations of “wow” level. One of the cheap accomodation in Chinatown that often got good reviews from its guests is The Bohemian Chic Hostel.
This one hostel really has many reasons to be popular. Besides due to its location that is easily accessible from MRT station and is close to many popular tourism objects (such as Chinatown Heritage Centre, Sri Mariamman Temple, and People’s Park Complex), this hostel also has the colorful interior ambience.
The bed cleanliness and staff’s friendliness also beccomes the positive things that are mentioned a lot on many booking hotel sites. Let’s move on, the atmosphere looks at The Bohemian Chic Hostel are more or less like this:
And here are the looks of room atmosphere at The Bohemian Chic Hostel:
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4. Still in Chinatown, There is iStay.Inn That Mixes the Concept of Hostel with Cool Urban Art.
There are many budget hostels in Chinatown. But if you are looking for a real funky atmosphere of staying, then iStay.Inn could be a great option. This hostel is undoubtfully different than other hostels in general, as iStay.Inn intentionally collaborated with a street artist from Hong Kong to decorate the whole hotel area with unique artworks. Awesome, isn’t it?
The location factor could also be the thing you consider when choosing iStay.Inn. This hostel is just a few steps away from several popular tourism objects such as Sri Mariamman Temple, Chinatown Heritage Center, and Buddha Tooth Relic Temple. Around the hostel, there are many restaurants, bars, and cafes, so you would not run out of style when staying at this hostel.
iStay.Inn offers dormitory rooms with the capacity of 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10 people in one room. There are rooms for mixed gender and rooms for female travelers only.
The interesting thing is, although almost the whole hotel area are decorated with artworks, the rooms were designed with all-white nuance and not much of artworks; what a contrast to the whole hostel ambience. The looks are about like this:
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5. Likes the Simple Architectural Concept? Try Staying at Fisher BnB!
Located on Kallang area, there is Fisher BnB offering cheap accomodation with a slightly different concept. If other hostels tend to be colorful to cheer up the interior ambience, Fisher BnB shows off the minimalistic design style instead.
Once you enter the hostel area, you will get to see the plain concept brought up by this hostel. The wall is exposed concrete, while most of the floorings are not finished with any coverings such as ceramic tiles or carpet. Even the pipeworks and cables are not covered in purpose, which adds up the value of “honesty” of the hostel’s interior design.
For the room, Fisher BnB offers room in dormitory types and family room. For the dormitory room, there are rooms with 12 beds for women and 16-18 beds for mixed gender. Meanwhile, family room has the capacity of 4 people (bunk bed type). Also, the hostel rates are including breakfast facility.
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6. Other Alternative, You Can Try Lofi Inn @Hamilton Which is Also in Kallang.
Still around the Kallang area, there is Lofi Inn Hamilton offering a cheap accomodation for many kinds of travelers. Either you are travelling as a backpacker, budget traveller, or having a vacation with family. Lofi Inn Hamilton is ready to be your resting place where you are exploring Singapore.
The rooms at Lofi Inn Hamilton consist of many types. There are mixed dormitory and female-only dormitory for backpackers, there are capsule type for the budget travelers, and there are family rooms for you who travel along with your family.
The images of room atmosphere are more or less like this:
Although the rooms are just so-so, the hostel ambience is quit interesting though. Starting from the entrance to the lobby area, you can feel the special warmth ambience of a hostel.
There are many creations of used wooden boxes that turned into chairs, wall coverings, and many kinds of accessories so this hostel has a different atmosphere that what other hostels have in general. The images of atmospher at Lofi Inn Hamilton can be seen at the series of photo below:
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7. Moving on to Little India, There is Mori Hostel Ready to Charm You Since Your Arrival Until Your Departure.
The district of Little India is one of the strategic location to be your basecamp while vacationing in Singapore, as it has many interesting attractions. From there, it is also easy to reach many tourism spots in Singapore. And if you are looking for an accomodations around Little India, then you really need to check out Mori Hostel.
Mori Hostel was built in a building that was once an old building. After it got refunctioned as a hostel, Mori Hostel then apperared as a hostel with the concept of juxtaposition of an ancient building.
Although there are still several elements of the old building preserved, the interior concept of Mori Hostel tends to be more contemporary modern, which is portrayed through various graffiti artworks at the hostel walls. The point is, if you stay at this hostel, you will be amazed since the first time you step inside th hostel area until it is the time for you to go home.
The images of atmosphere at Mori Hostel is about like this:
The rooms at Mori Hostel is quite comfortable for a budget hostel, even the dormitory beds. Each bed is equipped with a curtain for privacy. But if you still want more privacy, you can rent out a private room which is also available at this hostel.
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8. But If You Are More Interested to Stay Around Clarke Quay, There Is Quarters Hostel Which is Cool to Check On.
If you are looking for an accomodation that is not too far from Singapore River, then you must try out Quarters Hostel. This hostel is not just a budget accomodation, but it also creates the comfort of staying that travelers look for.
The point is, if you are searching for the gleam atmosphere of Singapore, but is still longing for a comfy and homy bed, then it is important to consider Quarters Hostels.
For the rooms, Quarters Hostel has dormitory rooms with the rates starting from SGD33 per night. But as usual, lower rates are available if you make the reservations from various booking hotel sites. Other room type is Quad Room with the capacity of 3-4 people, and Twin Room (bunk bed type) for 2 people. The images of atmopshere are just like this:
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9. And, There is Hangout @Mt.Emily Which is Important to be Peeked On by All the Budget Accomodation Hunters in Singapore.
Another one budget hotel that you can find in Singapore, that is not just offering nice rates but also a strategic location. Hangout @Mt.Emily, that is how the hotel is called, is located not too far from one of the most popular street in Singapore, the Orchard Road. This place is also near enough to access Little India. Pretty cool, isn’t it?
Other things that needs to consider before choosing this hotel is, its awesome ambience. The hotel has the interior touched with cheerful colors, which will make you can’t stop photographing every corners of the hotel. And, the hotel facilities are quite interesting as well, for they have a library and lounge at the rooftop.
Library, via booking
The rooms at Hangout @Mt.Emily are awesome too. Although the rooms offered are starting from dormitory type. The dormitory here doesn’t use bunk beds. Every rooms are decorated with different color touches, in modern minimalistic decoration style. Let’s just go checking out the room looks at Hangout @Mt.Emily through the photo parade as below:
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