Regularly named one of the most expensive cities in the world, Singapore presents a challenge to budget travellers who refuse to let cost get in the way of their adventures. But one way that you can save money here is by opting for affordable accommodation.
Singapore has an excellent choice of cheaper hotels and guest houses, and we’ve dug deep to find some of the best, based on price, location and past guest reviews. You’ll find our top seven below.
From £75/ night
You’ll struggle to find a better value hotel than this boutique-style property located in Singapore’s vibrant enclave of Little India. Designed in a chic and modern style, air-conditioned guest rooms come with a flat-screen TV, a Blu-ray DVD player, a safe and a Nespresso machine, as well as a private bathroom complete with complimentary, luxurious toiletries. Some of the hotel’s impressive amenities include an on-site restaurant serving all-day food, outdoor swimming pool with water treadmills, business facilities, laundry and dry cleaning services, free movie rentals, and free American breakfasts served each morning. Guests can also rent bicycles for no charge and free WiFi is available throughout the hotel. Little India MRT Station is a few minutes’ walk away and offers easy access to other parts of the city-state.
From £97/ night
Part of the reputable Holiday Inn chain of budget hotels, this is a centrally located hotel near to Singapore’s historical riverside of Clarke Quay. Air-conditioned guest rooms have a private bathroom with a rain shower, LED TV, an iPod dock and free WiFi access. Elsewhere in the hotel there’s a 24-hour rooftop fitness centre, two whirlpools and a large swimming pool overlooking the quay. The nearest metro station is just a couple of minutes’ walk from the hotel. Marina Bay Sands, featuring a shopping mall, a museum, renowned restaurants, two large theatres, two floating Crystal Pavilions, a skating rink, and the world’s largest atrium casino, is just over 1.5 miles away.
From £70/ night
Located in the central-east of Singapore, this well-equipped hotel complex is soon to be augmented by the arrival of an all-singing, all-dancing mall complete with an array of retail and dining options. But even before that, amenities are already impressive here, and include an outdoor swimming pool and fitness centre. Guest rooms are stylishly designed and furnished with parquet flooring and come with an ensuite bathroom with a rain shower, a flat-screen TV, a safety deposit box and a luxurious mattress with fluffy pillows. An on-site restaurant serves a selection of international and Asian dishes daily. The hotel offers free shuttle service to Tai Seng MRT Station and a number of places of interest including Chinatown and bustling entertainment hub of Orchard Road. Changi Airport is a 20-minute drive away.
From £80/ night
Surrounded by tranquil greenery and just a short walk from the beach, this hotel is an ideal choice for those who favour a quieter location away from the city hubbub. Guest rooms come with an ensuite bathroom, flat-screen cable TV, safety deposit box and executive work desk, as well as scenic garden or ocean views. Hotel amenities include a rooftop pool and hot tub, numerous outdoor function venues, a fitness centre, and smartphones loaded with mobile data available for each guest to use during their stay. A rooftop restaurant serves Italian-style cuisine and offers sea views, and a separate on-site café offers a range of other food and drinks. The shops and hawker stalls of Changi Village are a few minutes’ walk away and the vibrant Orchard Road boulevard can be reached in 30 minutes by road.
From £73/ night
With restaurants and a retail mall just seconds away, guests at this affordable hotel in the Novena District won’t be short of nearby things to do on a rainy day. But it’s also near enough to Singapore’s main attractions to be a good base for exploration, with Orchard Road, Marina Bay and the Central Business District all within a 15-minute drive. Guest rooms are designed in a modern style and feature an ensuite bathroom, a flat-screen TV, an iPod dock, and a safe. Hotel amenities include a fitness centre, 24-hour reception, and laundry and dry cleaning services. There’s also an on-site restaurant serving Mediterranean-style cuisine with a South East Asian twist. Changi International Airport is 20 minutes away by road.
From £82/ night
A rooftop terrace with scenic views of the city, an outdoor swimming pool and a fully equipped fitness centre are some of the stand-out features at this centrally located hotel. Cosy guest rooms come with a flat-screen cable TV, a safe, and a smartphone with pre-loaded internet data. Elsewhere in the hotel, there’s a tour desk where guests can get tips and arrange bookings for sightseeing excursions, a business centre with computer access, and laundry and dry cleaning services. American breakfasts are served each morning in an on-site coffee house located on the roof terrace. Notable nearby attractions include Sim Lim Square and Bugis Village Shopping Street. The closest metro station is a 5-minute walk away.
From £43/ night
A short drive or metro ride from some of Singapore’s most famous areas including Orchard Road, Little India and Chinatown, this affordable hotel enjoys a prime location. All guest rooms are equipped with a private bathroom, tea/coffee-making facilities and free WiFi and elsewhere in the hotel there’s a tour desk where guests can ask for advice and make sightseeing bookings, plus laundry services. A number of restaurants, including the popular Lavender Food Court, are easily reachable on foot. Changi International Airport is a 20-minute drive away.