Singapore Travel: Best Places to Stay in Singapore

Where to Stay in Singapore

Knowing where to stay in Singapore is a hard thing to figure out, especially if you're planning a Singapore itinerary your first visit to the country. It's a big place visited by hundreds of thousands of tourists every year, and it's also not the cheapest city in the world. But there are some great places to stay in Singapore. Many of them offering great value for money in ideal locations for exploring the city. This post aims to highlight the best places to stay in Singapore from luxury hotels through to the best budget hostels in Singapore. 

The best part of this list of Singapore accommodation is that it's made up of real tried and tested reviews. Every review for Singapore places to stay is written by a real traveller who has stayed in the accommodation listed, and they are travel bloggers so they know what matters in terms of value for money, comfort, convenience and good Singapore location.

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The Best Accommodation in Singapore

Before we get into the list of Singapore hotels and hostels, there are few things worth knowing about places to stay in Singapore. Firstly, it's not possible to stay in a Singapore. We found this out when booking an Airbnb apartment in Singapore for our last visit in February 2017 and it got cancelled a few weeks before we were due to arrive and the property owner explained this was because Airbnb rentals were being made illegal.

I have heard many people and indeed news sources say that it is illegal to stay in an Airbnb, but this can be confusing because Singapore is still listed as a country on the Airbnb site and according to many sources there aren't any actual laws prohibiting it. However, to all intents and purposes, I think it's fair to say that if you book an Airbnb in Singapore, you do so at your own risk.

Secondly, public transport in Singapore is very good (reliable, clean and pretty cheap) and taxis are also still relatively affordable so don't feel pressure to stay in a Singapore hotel or hostel that is close to the key sights and most popular areas. So if budget is a problem, then do keep this in mind! That said, many of the budget hotels and hostels in Singapore listed below are in great locations.

FURTHER READING: If you'd like more Singapore travel advice you may like to check out these posts: A Three Day Itinerary for Singapore and Tips for Visiting Singapore with a Toddler. And if you want to know about hotels in other great destinations, check out my best hotel lists for Amsterdam and best hotels in Amsterdam city centre, best luxury hotels in Phuket, best luxury accommodation (including riads) in Marrakech, best hotels and hostels in Reykjavik, and all the best places to stay in Barcelona.

So let's get cracking with them now, shall we? We'll start with the best luxury hotels Singapore and then we'll get into the best tried and tested budget and mid-range hotels, and then finally we'll round-up some great Singapore hostels.

The Best Luxury Hotels in Singapore

Review of Marina Bay Sands by Me!

If there's one hotel I think everyone visiting Singapore wants to stay in it's this one, and for good reason. So when we visited Singapore for the first time, just a year after Marina Bay Sands Hotel had opened, we just decided to go for it and find out what all the hype was about, and yes, we definitely wanted to try out that swimming pool.

We stayed three nights in total at Marina Bay Sands and were lucky enough to enjoy a free upgrade to a Club room which got us a better view, bigger room and access to the Club Lounge, which we actually didn't really take full advantage of aside from grabbing a drink and some snacks in there a couple of times.

But before we get to that let's talk about just how big this hotel is. It's huge. When you first walk into the entry lobby it feels like you're walking into a shopping centre or even an airport terminal. Reception desks go on forever and there are people everywhere. The walls stretch up on either side and you can see corridors upon corridors of hotel rooms. On the ground floor, if I remember rightly, there are at least three large lobby bar-restaurants so be sure to remember that if you ever agree to meet anyone there!

So let's talk about that swimming pool, shall we? Well, yes, it is something special and I don't think I've swam in a more memorable pool but it's also fair to say that very quickly it becomes more like human soup than a swimming pool. We had heard the best way to get a good photo with nobody else in it, not to mention the best light, was to go up when it first opened at sunrise. We did this and it was 100% worth it. When we went up to the pool at any other time it was just too busy, and it was also a bit odd having crowds of people watching you in the water or lying on a lounger on the poolside, because non-hotel guests are permitted to go up to a viewing gallery or to the bar-restaurant found at the top (although you still have to pay!).

Was Marina Bay Sands worth the hype? Honestly, yes it was. Because we went so soon after it first opened it really had huge novelty value and that free upgrade was a special bonus. But it's not a cheap hotel at all and I would say that we received more value for money and better service for slightly less cash during our stay at Fullerton Bay Hotel, nearly six years later. 

But again, that pool is pretty special, and of course the hotel's location is one of the best with so much of the Marina Bay development on your doorstep. Just be sure to set your alarm for an early start to really make the most of that  admittedly pretty awesome swimming pool.

See more photos and find out best rates for Marina Bay Sands Hotel on Booking or TripAdvisor.

Review of The Fullerton Hotel by Travel For Your Life

The Fullterton Hotel is in one of the most spectacular buildings in Singapore. It was built in 1924 and used to be used as the general post office as well as having a lighthouse at the top (which is now its lighthouse bar).

The area it’s in is called Boat Quay, about a 15 minute walk from Clarke Quay along the river, and it’s perfectly located for getting to local bars and restaurants, exploring Singapore during the day and going to look at Marina Bay Sands.

Since the building is really old, although the hotel itself is wonderful in terms of service and amenities, the rooms aren’t as impressive as you might expect for a hotel of its price. The pool and rooftop bar more than make up for it though. The pool looks out over the river and makes a perfect spot from which to watch people going about their lives and the sunset. The rooftop bar, the Lighthouse Bar, looks over Marina Bay Sands and it’s not as expensive as you would expect considering the views.

Rooms at The Fullerton start from about £300 a night. When I stayed the only rooms they had left at the time were ones that were part of their Straits club which means you stay on a different floor and get free snacks and drinks throughout the day.

Find out the best rates on Booking.com and see real traveller photos on TripAdvisor.

Review of Andaz Singapore by The Travel Sisters

The Andaz Singapore is a relatively new (opened in 2017), stylish hotel with a convenient location in Singapore.

The hotel has direct underground access to the Bugis MRT station and is located a very short walking distance to the Kampong Glam neighborhood where you can find Haji Lane, Arab Street and other colorful streets full of trendy shops, cafes, restaurants and street art as well as the Sultan Mosque.

Rooms are modern and clean with floor-to-ceiling windows, a Nespresso machine as well as a complimentary in-room minibar which is replenished daily with snacks and beverages. There is also a newsletter in the room that details the hotel’s amenities as well as popular restaurants and attractions in the neighborhood.

The Andaz Singapore has an outdoor infinity pool and is also home to Mr. Stork, a popular rooftop bar, both of which have great city views. There is also a lounge area that offers complimentary refreshments for all hotel guests.

Other useful hotel amenities include 24-hour fitness centre and room service and free Wi-Fi. The Andaz is a five-star luxury hotel and is somewhat expensive for Singapore but it is part of the World of Hyatt loyalty program so you can save and use points for free award stays.

Find the best rates for the Andaz Singapore on Booking and read more reviews on TripAdvisor.

Review of The Fullerton Bay by Me Again!

Just over the road from the Fullerton Hotel is the Fullerton Bay Hotel where we stayed with my eldest son when he was 18 months (and you can read all about travelling to Singapore with a toddler here). This was the trip where an Airbnb apartment we booked fell through because of an apparent change in Singapore laws regarding local residents listing properties on the site. While it was a stressful last minute change, in the end it worked to our advantage as our stay at Fullerton Bay Hotel was a really fun one, yes, even with a jet-lagged toddler!

We only spent two nights at the Fullerton Bay Hotel but they were busy ones with me catching up with a friend who lived in Singapore, through to doing lots of things to keep our toddler son happy and busy, and if I'm honest I wish we had had more time to spend in the hotel, not least to try out the fantastic afternoon tea on offer in the stunning tea rooms. 

Everything about our stay was reliably 5-star. The breakfast was delicious with plenty of options. Service was excellent across the board. And our requests like a room with a view and a babysitter one night so we could go out for drinks were all accommodated confidently. They even gave our son a free teddy and kids pack upon check-in.

We went up to the rooftop pool once or twice but in all honesty, it's more set up for adults as it wasn't very easy access and is overlooked by a bar which is very popular with those wanting quiet sundowners and it really did have great views, but as parents of a young kid who loves swimming and making a noise doing so, this wasn't always very relaxing for us! 

We cannot, of course, fault the location either being very central to Marina Bay Sands, Clarke Quay and other central areas of the city. If you want an excellent luxury stay with 5-star service, accommodation and extras, 

Read more traveller reviews on TripAdvisor and find the best rates for Fullerton Bay on Booking.

Review of the W Singapore by Seven Wanderers

W Singapore - Sentosa Cove is a luxury hotel located on Sentosa Island in Singapore.

Found in the heart of Sentosa Island and with the Sentosa shuttle running straight to and from the door, W Singapore is surrounded by restaurants, beaches and a multitude of activities. W Singapore is classy and luxurious, modern and vibrant, yet also family friendly, and from the moment we walked through the doors, we felt right at home!

Boasting 240 contemporary designed, spacious rooms, including interconnecting rooms for larger parties, W Singapore has something to suit everyone! The hotel boasts two innovative restaurants, a cocktail bar, pool-side bar and in-room dining menu. Both the breakfast buffet and ever-changing dinner buffet are top quality and offer the most expansive range of foods. Even the fussiest of eaters would be hard pressed to not find something they love!

The hotel's swimming pool is open 24 hours a day and is not only enormous, but absolutely beautiful, especially at night when it is illuminated with a cool mix of coloured lights. Other features of the hotel include a 24 hour gym, equipped with a team of personal trainers and the "Away Spa" offering a mix of luxurious spa treatments. See more in our full review of W Singapore Sentosa Cove.

Read more reviews on TripAdvisor and check rates on Booking.com.

Six Senses Singapore in Duxton Hill by Once in a Lifetime Journey

Six Senses is a brand synonymous with luxury, class, next-level service and a flare for unique style. It’s usually associated with island getaways, yet in Singapore they have done things a little different with their first urban retreat. As the name suggests, Six Senses Singapore is located on Duxton Hill, the small street in trendy Tanjong Pagar that is surrounded by restaurants, boutiques and cafes.

It’s a stone’s throw from Chinatown’s Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, Maxwell Food Centre and Club Street on Ann Siang Hill, so Six Senses Duxton Hill is therefore right in the middle of Singapore’s most happening areas, and is a perfect fit for foodies and night owls.

What makes this boutique hotel different from its competition is the fact that it was conceptualised by famed designer and former Bond Girl Anouska Hempel. She is credited as having invented the boutique hotel concept, so you can imagine how gorgeous is. The rooms at Six Senses - Duxton HIll are stunning and intricately designed. Some are white and pure while other are darker and covered with wallpaper made from 18th century indentures from Anouska’s private collection. She has managed to preserve a sense of history in the former row of shophouses from the 19th century.

Beyond the usual, amenities include organic bath products from The Organic Pharmacy, a well-stocked minibar with craft spirits from small batch distilleries, crystal cut glassware and tea from local Yixing Xuan Teahouse. While there are plenty of places to eat within 100m of the hotel, the Six Senses' restaurant Yellow Pot is spectacular. Not only because of the delicious “guilt-free Chinese food” which is healthy, organic and sustainably-sourced, but because of the design.

The adjacent Art Deco antiquarian-themed Yellow Pot Bar is like stepping into the Great Gatsby. Beyond the hotel, they provide access to a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) expert, self-guided tours of the neighbourhood and complimentary Tokyo bikes. Expect to fork out a little extra for the experience at around $335 SGD/night.

Find out the best rates for Six Senses Duxton Hill and see more real traveller photos here.

Review of Hotel Fort Canning by Dive Into Malaysia

Hotel Fort Canning is a luxury hotel in the centre of Singapore, but yet feels removed from it all. It’s the perfect choice of Singapore accommodation if you want a unique experience.

Hotel Fort Canning is situated in a former British Military Administration Building built in 1926. It is located in Fort Canning, a pretty green area on a hill near the waterfront. It’s surrounded by greenery but yet you are still just a 10 minute walk away from Dhoby Ghaut MRT station which is on three train lines at the start of Orchard Road , the hub of Singapore’s shopping district.

The hotel has many facilities including three mineral pools and multiple restaurants. We particularly enjoyed their aperitif hour where for an hour every evening, we got to hang out in a private guest lounge and drink wine and eat canapés for no extra cost.

There are a variety of room types; all are luxurious and well appointed. We stayed in a deluxe room which has a great marble bath with views out over the surrounding greenery. If you have the budget for a luxury hotel and want to feel like you escape the city when you come home from sightseeing, then Hotel Fort Canning is the perfect choice.

Find the best rates for Hotel Fort Canning here or read more real traveller reviews here.

Review of Villa Samadhi by The Travelling Stomach

Away from the urban jungle that dominates downtown Singapore, you can escape to the peaceful Labrador Nature Reserve. Here tucked away you can find the beautiful Villa Samadhi, a chic boutique hotel, showcasing its wonderful colonial architecture and tranquil surroundings.

Located to the west of the city centre, about a 20 minute drive from Marina Bay, the hotel has only 20 rooms, with each designed for with its luxurious heritage in mind. It has a simple colour scheme, dotted with dark furnishings and vintage pieces, such as old suitcases collected from around South East Asia.

It’s definitely worth the upgrade to one of the three Sarang rooms, located on the ground floor complete with plunge pools, which are heated at certain times throughout the day. This makes for the perfect retreat to soak in with some bath salts after a busy day of trekking around the city.

All stays are inclusive of a wonderful breakfast spread, starting with a great buffet of western and traditional treats, along with an a la carte option of dishes to tuck into. Basic rooms start at around SGD$350 per night, whilst the epic Luxe Sarang, complete with outdoor plunge pool and private garden area will set you back around SGD$850 per night.

Read a full review of Villa Samadhi here, see more photos here, and find the best rates for the hotel here.

Review of One Farrer Hotel by My Suitcase Journeys

Located a short 10-minute walk from the vibrant Little India neighbourhood is One Farrer Hotel. This 5-star urban hotel-resort consists of three hotel concepts and houses an Urban Hotel, Loft Apartments, and Skyline Hotel & Sky Villas.

Whether you prefer the cozy home-away-from-home loft apartment style or you’re looking for a luxurious villa vacation, they have the perfect accommodation for every type of traveller.

Of the three hotel concepts, however, Skyline Hotel & Sky Villas are definitely the number one most recommended. Not only can Skyline guests enjoy sweeping views of Singapore's breathtaking city skyline from the comfort of their rooms, they have exclusive access to faster check-in and check-out as well as the Skyline Lounge.

What’s special about the lounge is that on top of complimentary breakfasts, guests can enjoy an additional four meals a day including:

  • Sandwich and snacks from 12:00PM to 2:00PM
  • Afternoon tea from 3:00PM to 5:00PM
  • Cocktails from 5:30PM to 8:00PM
  • Desserts from 8:30PM to 10:00PM

Depending on seasonality, the most basic Skyline Room starts at $390 SGD per night. On the other hand, a more prestigious Presidential Sky Villa can start from $3,800 SGD. No matter the room, you will feel pampered and valued at One Farrer Hotel.

Read a full review of One Farrer Hotel here. see more traveller photos and also find the best rates on Booking.

The Best Budget & Mid-Range Hotels in Singapore

Review of Park Hotel Clarke Quay by Travel for Your Life

Park Hotel Clarke Quay is in Robertson Quay just along the river from the main tourist area of Clarke Quay. While Clarke Quay is packed with bars and people everywhere the area of Robertson Quay is a lot more relaxed with cute Italian restaurants along the river and a colonial style courtyard area with shops and restaurants.

Sitting outside the restaurants, in the warm Singapore evenings it almost makes you feel like you’re in Europe. My favourite restaurant there being the Wine Connection where you can get great wine, cheese and tapas for really reasonable prices considering it’s Singapore.

Park Hotel Clarke Quay is a couple of minutes walk away from all of this and also opposite a small shopping mall with a supermarket if you need additional supplies. Standard rooms in the hotel have everything you need and nice desk areas by big windows. The rooms one up from that are significantly nicer though and well worth the extra money with bathtubs and views along the river.

They also have bicyles you can take out at the hotel if you want to explore all along the river on two wheels. And a shuttle bus to take you to and from different parts of Singapore as the hotel itself isn’t very near any MRT stops (that’s the Singapore version of the tube).

Rooms start from about £100 GBP there and but you can get discounts and special offers if you sign up to their loyalty scheme park rewards. See more reviews and traveller photos on TripAdvisor.

Review of Village Hotel Bugis by Australian Dad

If you are looking for a mid-range Singapore accommodation option in a fabulous location that’s very nice then consider the Village Hotel Bugis!

The Village Hotel Bugis is in a top spot in the old Malay area of Kampong Glam. It’s also just a short walk from Little India, shopping centres and the MRT Bugis station. And it's opposite the Queen St bus terminal which is especially handy if you are travelling from or to Malaysia.

The hotel itself has a good range of facilities with a great pool, gym, restaurants and a small shopping centre at its base. The pool has a restaurant and bar and is well presented so it feels like a little oasis in the city. There is also a self service laundry room which is super handy.

Around the hotel are plenty of restaurants if you want some easy meals as well. There are a variety of room types including family rooms. For families, they also have cots and baby baths. Rooms are compact but well presented with everything you need. They are modern, clean and comfortable. The Village Hotel Bugis is a great hotel in a great location and very good value in a city where all accommodation can be expensive.

Find out room rates for Village Hotel Bugis on Booking, and see more real traveller photos on TripAdvisor.

Review of Rendezvous Hotel Singapore by Travel Breathe Repeat

Singapore is a fantastic city to visit, but to fully enjoy it you must stay at a great hotel. We highly recommend the Rendezvous Hotel Singapore for its location, its comfort, and its staff. This hotel is in a great location, at the start of the famous Orchard Road. It’s walking distance from major attractions like the National Museum of Singapore and Clarke Quay as well as several delicious food markets and hawker centers. It’s also well-positioned in terms of public transportation.

The Rendezvous is, in our opinion, a very nice hotel is a gorgeous colonial style building. They offer great amenities including a pool, a jacuzzi, and a fitness center. They offer club rooms with additional amenities if you’re so inclined. And last, but possibly most important, the staff at the Rendezvous is incredibly helpful and accommodating. They helped make our first trip to Singapore most memorable and seamless. After taking a very long bus from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore close to midnight they helped us solve a problem we encountered and really made our stay wonderful. We enjoyed our time at the hotel and in Singapore so much, we returned shortly thereafter. And they treated us as honored guests with an upgrade and a cake for Sarah’s birthday.

The hotel isn’t the cheapest mid-range hotel, but in general hotels in Singapore aren’t cheap. But don’t worry, you can eat incredibly well for next to nothing in the city. And we think you get more than what you pay for at the Rendezvous. The price range is 120-150 EUR per night, depending on when and how far out you book. See more photos on TripAdvisor.

Review of Furama Riverfront Singapore by Rolling Along With Kids

Furama Riverfront is located close to the Singapore River and is easy walking distance to visit the culture of Chinatown or Tiong Bahru. Entertainment areas Robertson Quay and Clark Quay are also close by and the shopping district Orchard Road a 10 minute taxi ride.

The hotel provides rooms for a range of guests including business travellers, couples and families. The family theme rooms are a great size and provide excellent value for money. They come with many extras like complimentary dinner, kids eat free and access to the Waka Waka Playground next door.

The on-site restaurant The Square has good food and also features a kids play area so parents can enjoy their meals while the kids play. The pool is a great size for lounging around on one of the floaties and enjoying a drink. So all in all Furama Riverfront is a great hotel for families visiting Singapore.

The hotel is a 15 minute walk from the nearest MRT station but taxis are easy to get. Furama Riverfront Singapore is a great choice for tourists seeking value for money family rooms with facilities to keep the kids entertained. See more photos on TripAdvisor.

Review of Bliss Hotel Singapore by Semi-Budget Travel

Bliss Hotel Singapore is our pick for a budget-friendly family hotel in Singapore. It's location, in Chinatown, is perfect for getting around, as well as having amenities close by. Directly across the street is the Chinatown MRT station, which will connect you to almost anywhere on the island. Also across the street is Chinatown Point mall, with shops, food options (including Toast Box!), and a full grocery store, called Fairprice.

We ate several meals at various places in the mall, and we stocked up on water and yogurt at the grocery store. Budget-friendly (for Singapore, at least!), our Family Quad hotel room averaged $205 USD/night. With two separate sleeping areas (one with king bed and the other with two single beds), the room is perfect for a family of four. Smaller rooms, however, are available. By far, our two favorite features of Bliss Hotel Singapore are its location and its 4-person Family Quad room.

The Chinatown MRT station was definitely our hub for transportation. And, being able to house our family in one hotel room was a must. Do note that Bliss Hotel Singapore does not have guest laundry facilities. No parking is available either, but with the MRT being our major mode of transportation (including to and from Changi Airport), it’s not really necessary.

Find out more about the hotel in these TripAdvisor reviews or see the best available rates on Booking.

Review of Hotel Heritage 81 by World in Paris

Hotel Heritage 81 is a great option for travellers who are mindful of their budget but don't want to stay in a hostel or cube hotel. The hotel is strategically located in the trendy district of Kampong Glam, one of the main tourist areas in the city. Kampong Glam was the neighborhood of the sultan and nobility and today visitors still can see the sultan’s palace, surrounded by beautiful gardens, and other main sights like the mosque. At night, the once traditional shops are turned into trendy restaurants proposing local and western food and all this area is within a 5-minute walk from the hotel.

Hotel Heritage 81 is a beautiful historic building, the result of joining together 2-3  traditional shops, and the main colonial-style façade is difficult to miss, both for its beauty and deep blue color. The en-suite rooms are small and basic, but with a comfortable bed and all the necessary things for the guest’s comfort.

There is no restaurant or common spaces on-site so the hotel is usually targeted by serious sightseers looking for a good bed in a central location. Indeed, Lavender metro station is only a 10-minute walk from the hotel and a few meters south there is a bus stop for buses coming from Kuala Lumpur. Last but not least, there’s the hotel’s cool staff, always smiling and ready to help and answer all your questions.

Find out more on TripAdvisor and check out the best available rates on Booking.

Cube - Boutique Capsule Hotel by Faramagan

If you are visiting Singapore on a budget, finding accommodation can be difficult. As a tip, head for Chinatown as not only is it one of the cheapest neighbourhoods in Singapore, but it is home to Cube - Boutique Capsule Hotel which is a hidden gem.

At only £37 per night including breakfast, we didn't have high expectations, but it is the perfect base for exploring the city. As a "pod hotel" the setup is simple - there are several enclosed beds within one room, which may sound claustrophobic, but the Cube Hotel was spacious, comfortable, modern and well air conditioned.

Towels, bottled water, laundry facilities and an excellent breakfast were all included and although bathrooms were shared, they were clean and well stocked with shower gels, shampoo etc. Staff were incredibly friendly, offering many tips and recommendations for the area.

Due to the location, it was easy to walk to Singapore's main attractions such as Little India (15 minutes) Raffles Hotel (15 minutes) or in the evening, Gardens By the Bay is a 30-minute walk. The hotel is in fact above the world's cheapest Michelin Star restaurant, Liao Fan Hawker Chan and just minutes from Buddha Tooth Relic Temple.

Our stay at Cube has inspired us to try more pod hotels around the world, although we don’t think another will live up to this standard!

See the best available rates on Booking and check out real traveller photos on TripAdvisor.

Spacepod@com by The BeauTraveler

Let's be honest, it's hard to find cheap accommodation in Singapore. As a budget traveler myself, this is the thing that I had to learn the hard way when it comes to travel to the city-state. My budget for accommodation is usually never more than $40 USD per night, and for that budget, I usually could book a decent budget hotel room elsewhere. But in Singapore? Not so much.

I personally don't like the idea of staying at a hostel since I need some space and privacy for myself. Plus, I work remotely so there are times when I just need to concentrate without anyone bothering me, something that I may not be able to get if I stay at a hostel.

A couple of years ago, I had a short visit to Singapore to watch a pre-season football match there. I usually stay at hotels with higher rate in Singapore, but at the time my budget was really tight and I really just wanted to go there for the match so I could watch my favorite team, Arsenal FC, live in the stadium. Luckily, I've found Spacepod@com.

Located in Kallang area, it's only a walking distance from the National Stadium. And even though it is not located in the area where most travelers stay, but there's a MRT station nearby: Kallang Station. This could be an excellent option if you travel to Singapore and plan to rely on MRT for your way of travel. Spacepod@com is basically a capsule hotel, so it was such a perfect option for me since I still got my own space although I still had to share the bathroom with other guests.

With the night rate starting as low as $30 SGD, they provide free breakfasts as well as free-flow water, tea and coffee. Plus, they also have a washing machine and dryer to be used for free in which it might be super handy for those who are long-term travelers. For that experience, for sure Spacepod@com was the best capsule hotel that I've ever stayed in!

Find out the best rates for your dates on Booking, or see some real traveller photos on TripAdvisor.

The Best Hostels in Singapore

Review of InnCrowd Hostel by Erika's Travelentures

The InnCrowd Hostel is the best accommodation in Singapore for budget travelers and backpackers. The hostel itself is amazing, with friendly staff, comfortable beds, amazing hot showers, and even a free breakfast. The common room is spacious and perfect for socializing or relaxing after a long day exploring. At around just $14 USD per person for a dorm bed, it's a great deal. 

It’s located near Singapore’s Little India, which means there are plenty of cheap dining options just a quick stroll away. Nearby is also the Masjid Sultan Mosque and a majority-muslim neighborhood in Singapore. Two subway stations sandwich the hostel on either side, making it quick and easy to get anywhere else in Singapore.

My favorite part about the hostel was something very unique: free kick-scooter tours. Singapore has so many beautiful attractions to explore, and an efficient way to visit many of its highlights is by joining one of InnCrowd Hostel’s free kick scooter tours.

The tour departs in the late afternoon, and one of the first stops is to a massive Hawker center with dozens of dinner options to choose from. After a food stop here, the scooter gang continues on to the Marina Bay Sands to see a light show, then to the Gardens By The Bay to see a light show of the towering Supertrees. One last shopping and dining stop in the Muslim quarter, and we’re back at the hostel in the evening. Throughout the tour we learn about the history of Singapore, its transformation over time, as well as its cool neighborhoods and pubs.

If you’re looking for free breakfast, great amenities, and free tours for a great hostel price in Singapore, don’t miss staying at the InnCrowd Hostel!

Find the best rates for your dates on HostelWorld and see real traveller photos and reviews on TripAdvisor.

The Dream Lodge by Hayley on Holiday

If you’re looking for cheap accommodation in Singapore, let me introduce you to Dream Lodge. It’s so good and affordable that I’ve now stayed there three times!

Dream Lodge is located in Singapore’s Kallang neighbourhood. It’s about a 20-minute walk from two of Singapore’s most popular areas: Little India and Kampong Glam. It’s also walking distance from two different metro stations, which are on the North East and Downtown Lines. This is just one of many things that are super convenient about Dream Lodge.

The hostel is also located on the same street as two smaller hawker centres, where you can purchase traditional cuisine at a very reasonable price. City Square Mall is also a short walk away, which has even more food options, as well as great shops. Okay, now onto what you can expect from a stay at Dream Lodge.

Firstly, it’s a great base for budget travellers exploring Singapore. I’ve paid less than $40 SGD per night in a 6-bed female dorm room every time I've stayed (which includes free continental breakfast). The dorm room beds are solid wood pods with privacy curtains and lockers. There are enough shared bathrooms in the hall that you rarely have to wait either. There’s also a small common area with a TV and a guest kitchen, right next to the reception desk.

The staff at Dream Lodge are very friendly and helpful. I loved chatting with them and mostly finding out their favourite places to eat. I obviously highly recommend staying at Dream Lodge, if you’re searching for an affordable place to stay in Singapore.

Check out the 5-star reviews for this hostel on TripAdvisor and find the best available rates on HostelWorld.

And that's our round-up of the best hotels and where to stay in Singapore. If any other great hostels, hotels or other accommodation come to light then I will be sure to add it to this list. And you can of course let us know a great place you stayed in Singapore in the comments. If you'd like to save or share this post, here are some pins to save.


Frances M. Thompson

Londoner turned wanderer, Frankie is an author, freelance writer and blogger. Currently based in Amsterdam, Frankie was nomadic for two years before putting down some roots with her Australian partner and having a baby boy in July 2015. In 2017, she launched WriteNOW Cards, affirmation cards for writers that help build a productive and positive writing practice. When not writing contemporary fiction, Frankie shops for vintage clothes, dances to 70s disco music and chases her son around Amsterdam.
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