Staycation Singapore, Top 7 Ideas For Less Than $150
Much like many major cities, Singapore definitely has a reputation of being expensive. Hence, making it difficult for us when searching for staycation ideas. Well, worry no more because, on this list, we have done the heavy lifting and found 7 top cheap Staycation Singapore ideas for less than $150 a night.
The icing on the cake? They are generally of high-quality, with good reviews. Most of all, without burning a hole in your wallet.
1. Moon 23 Hotel
Very good 7.1 – Based on 2221 reviews
Rates start from S$81 a night.
23 Dickson Road Singapore 209507 | Nearest Station: Rochor
Nestled in a secluded pocket of Singapore’s Little India. Moon 23 is a quaint little boutique hotel decked in simple décor while encompassing all aspects of an ideal cheap staycation spot. First of all, from the outside, its glass facade seems like it exudes a sense of modernity and style. And upon stepping in, the lobby radiates a more welcoming and beautiful homely vibe.
Situated in the Little India neighbourhood, Moon 23 is within proximity of cultural architects and districts. Such as Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple, Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho, and also Bugis Street Shopping District. Take a quick stroll! Probably a quick 10min walk to Little India, Bugis Station and Rochor MRT.
Probably, one unique feature about Moon 23, is that it has a lounge dedicated for guests. You can also stay connected with the complimentary wireless Internet access. Available in public areas. In addition, several amenities such as laundry facilities, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and self-parking are available as well.
The Standard Rooms can be quite cramped for some. Furthermore, some rooms do not have window furnishings. Tend to get claustrophobic? You might probably want to opt for the bigger rooms.
All the 83 guestrooms at Moon 23 also features trendy wallpaper and rainfall showers. Piquing your senses while creating a luxurious feel.
STANDARD ROOM. 16sqm. 1 Queen Bed/ 2 Twin Beds with a separate bedroom. Free Wi-Fi. LCD TV with USB port and cable channels. Bathroom amenities include hair dryers and slippers. An electronic safe is also offered, and a mini-fridge and complimentary bottled water are also provided.
DELUXE ROOM. 18sqm. 1 Queen Bed on the platform with a separate bedroom. Free WiFi. LCD TV with USB port and cable channels. Bathroom amenities include hair dryers and slippers. An electronic safe is offered, and a mini-fridge and complimentary bottled water are also provided.
EXECUTIVE ROOM. 18sqm. 1 Queen Bed/ 2 Twin Beds with a separate bedroom. Free WiFi. LCD TV with USB port and cable channels. Bathroom amenities include hair dryers and slippers. An electronic safe is offered, and a mini-fridge and complimentary bottled water are also provided.
The breakfast buffet at Moon 23 is a simple affair, but yet, another case of simplicity done well. Indulge in comfortable local-inspired breakfast and delights or maybe head over to the famous Tekka Market nearby.
A blend of North and South Indian food dominates the scene at Tekka Centre. Start your gastronomical journey of food at Sky Lab Cooked Food. Probably give their signature uppuma ($1.20) a try. A porridge made from semolina which is known locally as suji, spices, vegetables and another seasoning.
When wrapped long enough, the soft porridge grains mashes together and hence creates an interesting cake-liked texture. Return it to its thick porridge nature by pouring over dahl or other gravies. Simple, delicious and very filling.
In conclusion, Moon 23 celebrates the minimalistic features of a great cheap destination for staycation Singapore. While it seems like there are limited facilities and amenities available, it makes up it for by providing a comforting and also an intimate stay.
If simple, culturally enriching and affordable tops your checklist, Moon 23 is the perfect choice for a cheap staycation.
2. Kam Leng Hotel
Very good 7.1 – Based on 2647 reviews
Rates start from S$80 a night.
383 Jalan Besar Singapore 209001 | Nearest Station: Farrer Park
In search of a hotel which encapsulates character on a budget with good transport links, then Kam Leng Hotel is an attractive cheap option for staycation Singapore.
Because of its recent renovation in 2012, the hotel enjoys the best of both worlds, due to it invoking a sense of nostalgia, especially relevant when contrasted with its modern facilities.
As a result of the industrial contemporary interior, most of all, its colonial facade from the 1920s, Kam Leng Hotel has an amorous, days gone by feel to it.
Situated along the busy and colourful Jalan Besar road, Kam Leng Hotel is amidst the convenient location in the striving Lavender area. With easy access either on foot or by MRT to attractions and eating options across the city.
From rattan chairs to granite floors, this boutique hotel definitely captures what it was like in the 1930s. You will never associate Kam Leng Hotel as being a cheap staycation spot in Singapore.
The design at Kam Leng Hotel is highly inspired by the Peranakan style. A culture that is slowly fading away in Singapore. This is a no-frills hotel which also markets itself as a budget hotel. Its vintage design includes granite floors in your bedroom and that might not be your ‘thing’.
Upon reaching each floor, you are greeted with vintage furniture. Most noteworthy, its retro sofas and quirky rattan chairs that are intentionally placed strikingly against original decor.
The nostalgic Singapore-retro tiled flooring that carries around the hotel creates a pleasing effect. In addition, the entire walls along the corridors understated in white and turquoise. Which further augments the distinctive yore interiors.
CABIN QUEEN ROOM. 10sqm. 1 Queen Bed. Ground Floor. No windows. Decorated in a soothing pastel colour. Air-conditioned room has a flat-screen TV, personal safe and bottled water. The private bathroom has a shower and free toiletries.
STANDARD ROOM. 12sqm. 1 Queen Bed. Windows are located in the bathroom. Decorated in a soothing pastel colour. Air-conditioned room has a flat-screen TV, personal safe and bottled water. The private bathroom has a shower and free toiletries.
SUPERIOR QUEEN.14sqm. 1 Queen Bed. Windows overlooking the street. Featuring additional space. Decorated in a soothing pastel colour. Air-conditioned room has a flat-screen TV, personal safe and bottled water. The private bathroom has a shower and free toiletries.
EXECUTIVE QUEEN. 17-20sqm. 1 Queen Bed. Windows overlooking the street. Featuring additional space. Decorated in a soothing pastel colour. Air-conditioned room has a flat-screen TV, personal safe and bottled water. The private bathroom has a shower and free toiletries.
Urging for cool, chilly water dip on a hot, sunny day? You can be blessed with this glorious feeling at Jalan Besar swimming complex. Furthermore, its just a few blocks away!
The swimming complex has two large public pools with changing facilities and lockers. Excellent value of $1 during the weekdays and $1.30 at weekends. Which makes a trip to Jalan Besar swimming complex an attractive option.
As a result of attractive rates and interesting vintage design, Kam Leng Hotel is an excellent option if you are looking for a cheap staycation Singapore.
In addition to combining funky decor with a homely ambience, the hotel has artsy-fartsy written all over it. Most noteworthy, It will certainly make for a memorable and insta-worthy staycation.
3. Porcelain Hotel
Very good 7.1 – Based on 8777 reviews
Rates start from S$85 a night.
48 Mosque Street Singapore 059526 | Nearest Station: Chinatown
First of all. One of the best features of the Porcelain Hotel as a cheap staycation destination is its prime location. Situated within a historic, yet central location in Singapore on Mosque Street. Also, near Chinatown’s best known historical lanes.
Furthermore, it is blissfully surrounded by the historic enclaves and traditional picturesque shops.Also, brace yourself for an indulgent weekend with various options all within walking distance. Many locals rate Red Star Restaurant probably a 10mins walk from the hotel, as a nostalgic dim sum place in Singapore.
Trendy restaurants, teeming bars at Club Street and Ann Siang Hill! In addition to this. Chinatown is a wonderful place to explore and will definitely complement your plan in having a cheap staycation Singapore.
Upon entering the hotel, one’s senses are assailed by both old and new. Most of all, due to the rich and ancestral patterns of Chinese porcelains. While blending beautifully with modern colours.
Consequently, it is probably the boutique design and feel of this hotel make it stand out. In total, there are 138 guestrooms. Ranging from standard single rooms to suites with soaking tubs! – not many boutique hotels have this!
Spaces are designed with a subtle nod to the hotel’s name. And the in-room amenities are also of high quality.
That said, the rooms are small but smartly designed, hence making it seem comfortably sized. Also, they lack a wardrobe and have limited storage space. Probably just about sufficient for a weekend break, but unlikely much more.
STANDARD SINGLE. Approx 7-9sqm. 1 Single Bed.
Rooms are decorated in the blue or white shades of porcelain. And the air-conditioned rooms come with flat-screen TV, digital safe and mini fridge. The ensuite bathroom also has a refreshing rain shower.
STANDARD QUEEN. Approx 10-12sqm. 1 Queen Bed.
Rooms are decorated in the blue or white shades of porcelain. And the air-conditioned rooms come with flat-screen TV, digital safe and mini fridge. The ensuite bathroom also has a refreshing rain shower.
SUPERIOR QUEEN/ TWIN. Approx 12-14sqm. 1 Queen Bed/ 2 Twin Beds.
Slightly larger rooms. Same decorations with also blue or white shades of porcelain. And the air-conditioned rooms come with flat-screen TV, digital safe and mini fridge. The ensuite bathroom also has a refreshing rain shower.
DELUXE QUEEN. Approx 14sqm. 1 Queen Bed. Decorated in same white shades of porcelain. Air-conditioned rooms. Come with flat-screen TV, digital safe and mini fridge. The ensuite bathroom also has a refreshing rain shower.
While journeying around Chinatown, you will probably notice this majestic, intricately designed Chinese temple. Which towers over the southern end of the shopping district.
Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum. Probably one of Singapore’s most elaborately embellished temple.
Every floor is outfitted with thousands of stunning lanterns, Buddhist images, gilded decor, elaborate statues and other religious decorations. In addition, it’s absolutely free!
First of all, while In-room facilities are basic, they are sufficient. As a result of good designs, a good balance between comfort and space is achieved.
In conclusion. If affordability and convenient locations are your top priorities, the Porcelain Hotel should be on your shortlist! A splendid hotel for a staycation Singapore idea!
4. Hotel Re!
Very good 7.3 – Based on 2487 reviews
Rates start from S$124 a night.
175A Chin Swee Road Singapore 169879 | Nearest Station: Outram Park
Hotel Re! @ Pearl’s Hill was transformed from a former primary school building to a boutique hotel.
Funkily refurbished, this affordable hotel for a staycation Singapore offers clean and quirky rooms. In addition to its striking colours of the modern-retro era. Which boasts the nostalgic 60s and 70s charm.
You might have already noticed the psychedelic pink and yellow prints and swirls splashed across the entire building.
It’s busy with art in every corner! Capsule armchairs. Quilted walls in the rooms. Hot pink booths at the bar, and glittery mosaic tiles in the bathroom. – Most of all, all tied together nicely and not overwhelming.
The design of each of the 140 guestrooms is also highly influenced by stylish furnishings and amenities with a modern-retro touch.
The hotel also offers complimentary smartphone service. Offering free unlimited 3G Internet connectivity. Free local and international calls to 5 countries also add much brownie points.
Interestingly, every floor in Hotel Re! has their own dedicated colour theme. Including the rooms, which resonates with the designated theme.
The hotel lies perfectly in a little alley off Outram Road– hence optimally secluded. Furthermore, the hotel’s larger-than-average rooms are also soundproofed for an undisturbed stay! Especially relevant for a peaceful weekend staycation!
Hotel Re! pays tribute to the iconic pop culture of the 60s and the 70s by decking in loud saturated colours as well as silhouettes of pop icons such as Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe and John Travolta.
The rooms are furnished with technology flourishes such as Bang and Olufsen iPhone Dock, Nespresso Coffee Machine, Complimentary WiFi and a 42 inch LCD Satellite TV, with an all-extensive DVD library for your viewing pleasure.
DELUXE ROOMS. 14sqm. 1 Double Bed/ 2 Twin Beds. Garden/City View.
PREMIUM DELUXE ROOMS. 18sqm. 1 Double Bed/ 2 Twin Beds. Garden/City View.
PREMIER ROOMS. 28sqm. 1 Double Bed/ Triple Beds.
At Hotel Re!, you are served with the usual selections of cereals and pre-cooked eggs for breakfast. Why not take the chance to venture out of the hotel. Furthermore, there is a complimentary shuttle bus service that brings you to Outram Park MRT station. In addition, the MRT connects you to Downtown Singapore in under 10 mins.
My personal recommendation is Jin Ji Braised Duck Kway Chap located in Chinatown Complex Hawker Centre. Enjoy the best of both worlds with their uniquely Kway Chap Bento ($8). Which offers a generous platter of duck rice rolled into balls. Tender braised duck. Kway chap. Pickled vegetables and Japanese-style runny yolk lava eggs.
While Hotel Re! brands itself as a retro hotel, it is very much a contemporary hotel. It differs very much from the typical image and service of an affordable staycation Singapore. In conclusion, for the ones who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Hotel Re! seems like a good escapade.
5. J8 Hotel
Very good 7.6 – Based on 1491 reviews
Rates start from S$$119 a night.
8 Townshend Road Singapore 207606 | Nearest Station: Lavender
Conveniently situated along 33 Maude Road, J8 Hotel offers a convenient and cheap staycation Singapore idea. Conveniently located within 800 m from Lavender MRT Station, City Square Mall and Arab Street.
The facade, though conserved brings out a contemporary character through its long glass panels and nude colour palette.Most noteworthy, it is also an Architectural Heritage Award winning hotel! It operates a 24-hour front desk and provides free Wi-Fi access throughout the property.
Stepping into the hotel lobby, it prepares guests for the rejuvenating stay that they can expect at J8. Painted vibrant lime greens and plant decals dotted around the Hotel. As if you are magically transported into a tranquil and rustic hideaway.
One might also notice the flowery scent. Which flows delicately through the lobby. Which further augments the organic motif of J8. Here, guests can approach the friendly staff for assistance with luggage storage and parking facilities.
Provides all the necessary room essentials suitable for individual travellers. Complimentary breakfast and WIFI are also provided. Rooms without windows are indicated upon booking.
Displaying nature-inspired wallpapers, the air-conditioned rooms are fitted with basic necessities. Such as a personal safe. Flat-screen TV. Complimentary one-time minibar. And coffee/tea making facilities.
In addition, rooms also come with an en suite bathroom. Which includes shower facility, hairdryer and slippers. Great for a comfortable staycation Singapore stay.
SINGLE ROOM. Varies from 10-11sqm. 1 Single Bed. Provides all the necessary room essentials suitable for individual travellers. Complimentary breakfast and WIFI are also provided.
SUPERIOR SILVER ROOMS. Varies around 12sqm. 1 Queen Bed/ 2 Twin Beds. Decorated with a spring theme.
SUPERIOR GOLD ROOMS. Varies from 15-16 sqm. 1 Queen Bed/ 2 Twin Beds. Provide a slightly more spacious room. Which is situated on the conservation block of the building.
DELUXE SILVER ROOMS. Varies from 13-14 sqm. 1 Queen Bed/ 2 Twin Beds. Decorated with a Spring theme. This room takes you away from the urbanised city of Singapore, with windows overlooking different parts of the Jalan Besar district.
DELUXE GOLD ROOMS. Varies from 15-16 sqm. 1 Queen Bed/ 2 Twin Beds. Provide a slightly more spacious room. Situated on the conservation block of the building. Also, it comes with heritage windows overlooking the busy streets of the Jalan Besar district.
Kampong Glam is Singapore’s Malay quarters when it was under the British colony. The Malay Heritage Centre also offers free admissions to all citizens and permanent residents. And is housed in the former royal palace of the Malay sultan.
The Malay Heritage Centre showcase exhibitions on the history and the significance of Malay life and culture in Singapore. Particularly in the Kampong Glam district. The museum also has several permanent galleries, as well as a couple of temporary ones.You can also opt for the free guided tours. Do check their website for further details.
6. Venue Hotel
Very good 7.2 – Based on 1838 reviews
Rates start from S$$82 a night.
305 Joo Chiat Road Singapore 427556 | Nearest Station: Dakota/ Paya Lebar/ Eunos
Hidden away from the hustle of the business district area, Venue Hotel boasts itself as a modern boutique hotel. Also located in the cosy and rustic area of Singapore, unexpected for a staycation Singapore idea.
Strategically located in Joo Chiat, the eastern part of the island which is also reputable as a haven for good food! Walk on, and stumble upon The venue masks, which itself perfectly within the beautiful rows of traditional shop houses around it.
As much as how Venue Hotel is considered as an affordable staycation lodging, it has also successfully set itself apart from competitors. As a result of offering a unique experience.
The façade of Venue is also similar to the architecture of the surrounding neighbourhood. Prevailing the heritage that citizens hold so endearingly.
Most of all, this truly makes for the perfect cheap staycation Singapore hideaway. Especially relevant if you are looking to experience the local culture, while also enjoying the convenience of a range of amenities nearby.
Entering the lobby, you are greeted with striking undulating panels bordering the lobby. Vividly displaying its chic and modern motif. As a result, it evokes an ambience of what seems like luxury and posh. Which strays away from the typical image of a cheap staycation Singapore hotel.
Interesting to note, Venue Hotel is a conserved the heritage building, because of the original facade.
Upon entering, guests will also be pleasantly greeted by modern Peranakan flavour. Infused with stylish interiors in vibrant colours and textures that will, as a result, awaken your senses!
There are seven stylish categories of rooms. Each room offers a hideaway for comfort and relaxation while providing the option to remain wired to the world as well.
Most noteworthy, Venue Hotel provide rooms with free Wi-Fi and free local calls, the hotel also has a business centre and 24-hour reception.
In addition, the rooms are also equipped with a safe, TV and free tea and coffee making facilities. Guests can also enjoy free usage of iMacs. While laundry and dry cleaning services can also be arranged at an extra cost.
SUPERIOR TWIN. 14sqm. 1 King Bed/ 2 Twin Beds. View of the rustic environment enveloping the hotel. Mattress laid with the soft and luxurious bedspread.
STANDARD QUEEN. 14sqm. 1 Queen Bed. First of all, a comfortable feel to the room due to the fresh and crisp colours of white and yellow. Mattress laid with the soft and luxurious bedspread.
STANDARD TWIN. 14sqm. 1 King Bed/ 2 Twin Beds. Laid on a low platform. Exudes a sense of comfort and a feeling of home away from home, probably because of the fresh, crisp colours of white and yellow matched with warm lighting.
PREMIER. 14sqm. 1 Queen Bed. Offering generous space. With contrasting hues of grey, orange and white that matches so well. The sensuality of luxury complimented with modern and quality furnishings. In addition, also comes with an open concept bathtub!
DELUXE. 14sqm. 1 Queen Bed. Lush spaces. A fresh ambience is created because of the clean, inviting tones of white, grey and orange. Adorned with a full mirrored wall on one side and also a plush sofa.
FAMILY. 15sqm. 1 Queen Bed + 1 Twin Bed. Offering generous space for families with children.
In addition to the hotel, another way to fully immerse yourself in the Peranakan heritage and complete your Peranakan getaway is to head to Paya Lebar Square, to have your lunch at a modern Peranakan restaurant called O’nya Sayang.
The motivation behind the startup is to provide affordable Peranakan food to more Singaporeans. Especially the younger generation who are as a result, consequently gradually losing awareness of this rich culture.
You will be able to find Peranakan classics like chap chye and babi pongteh as well as chendol. Take the time off to explore the diet of a typical Peranakan family and live in the heritage.
Fusing modernity and chic with culture and heritage, Venue Hotel promises to provide an experience to remember! While still serving its duty as a cheap staycation Singapore spot.
Additionally, the hotel allows for easy access either on foot or by MRT to attractions and eating options across the city. In conclusion, for those looking for an extensive heritage adventure, Venue Hotel is a great choice for a lovely staycation Singapore destination.
7. D’Kranji Farm Resort
Good 6.4 – Based on 594 reviews
Rates start from S$130 a night.
10 Neo Tiew Lane 2 Singapore 718813 | Nearest Station: Yew Tee
Pioneering the trend of an Agri-tainment farm experience in Singapore, D’Kranji Farm Resort kick started the novelty of an affordable staycation Singapore idea in the countryside. As it provides most of all, a relaxing and fun retreat for those feeling suffocated in the daily grind of the city.Located within the unfamiliar yet fascinating area of Lim Chu Kang, D’Kranji Farm overlooks expansive fruit and vegetable plantations, hence a refreshing sight for us city dwellers.
Cherish the experience of this unique tranquillity of Singapore’s countryside! Probably our only chance of living in a rustic setting right here in Singapore.
Setting foot into D’Kranji Farm Resort, first of all, it seems like you are magically transported to an unexplored countryside of Singapore. A distinctive feature of the resort which sets itself apart very much from the typical staycation Singapore.Because of it being surrounded by endless greeneries and plantation, you will definitely be awed by this organic view, a huge opposite from the modernised Singapore you live and grew up in.
A stay at D’Kranji Farm most of all makes for an immersive experience that whisks you away from the mundane everyday life in Singapore.
Aside from providing farm tours, prawn fishing and a spa, the hotel also provides free shuttle bus service to the nearest train station. Yew Tee.
Each villa at D’Kranji Farm Resort Staycation Singapore is air conditioned and decked with a private terrace and an en-suite bathroom.
The rooms are decorated with a rustic theme and outfitted in teakwood floors, most noteworthy a nostalgic ambience for guests.
The resort also provides free private parking on site to add to your convenience of living in the undeveloped countryside. Especially relevant to drivers.
Guests can enjoy delicious seafood dishes at the restaurant and relax in the lounge. Furthermore, probably most noteworthy doing so while enjoying live music at the Beer Garden.
SUPERIOR VILLA. 21sqm. 1 Queen Bed. Private car porch. Open-air bathroom, Also with Balcony.
Venture deep into the countryside at Kranji. Explore the farmers’ market and heritage trails. In addition, around the area, there is also Kranji Army Barracks and the World War 2 First Landing Site.
Hop onto a wholesome and unconventional tour around this less-travelled part of Singapore while enjoying the sights.
You can learn more about what the countryside has to offer at http://kranjicountryside.com/.
In conclusion, it seems like D’Kranji Farm Resort is a perfect escapade for travellers who want to be removed from the inner city’s bustle. Yet seeking to enjoy the benefits of a cheap Staycation Singapore.
Therefore, while exploring the resort, take in the fresh air while leisurely walking around the plantations to admire the sights.
This staycation spot has a knack for making guests feel at home even if the stay was temporary.
And there it is! 7 Staycation Singapore ideas for under $150 per night!