Top 10 Budget Hotels Singapore Great Reviews and Ratings.
In this list, we will be looking at the Best 10 Budget Hotels in Singapore with Good reviews. When one thinks of budget hotels Singapore, you might probably be thinking small, cramped hotels. However, there are actually many Hotels with good ratings and reviews that we have not heard about! Check out our list! Price range: $14 a night – $44 a night.
1. 5footway.inn Project Bugis (Hostel)
Good 7 – Based on 818 reviews
Rates start from S$16 a night.
10 Aliwal Street Singapore 199903 | Nearest Station: Bugis
A hidden gem that verily ticks the budget box in our checklist. 5footway.inn Project Bugis offers rooms which are extremely high standard, yet, easy on the pocket. Nothing is superfluous or excessively exorbitant here.
Much like other hotels located in shophouses, the area around the hotel is distinctly historic. Moreover, the building’s exterior is the original, preserved shophouse structure with double-leaf doors. But freshly painted in hues of browns as well. As a result, seeming clean and well kept.
Conclusively, it’s a lovely place. Stepping foot into the property, you are greeted with a polaroid – saturated wall.
Displaying faces of previous guests as well as brief reviews of their stay. Especially relevant, the phrase “Picture Perfect Moments” is distinctly and aptly written on the wall.
Adding a playful touch that exudes a certain homeliness to the lobby. If you decide to take a sojourn at 5footway.inn Project Bugis, do show your support. And share your tangible memories by putting up your Polaroid. Be a part of THE WALL.
Much like many budget hotels Singapore has to offer, this place gives off a friendly and homely vibe and attempts to make guests feel at home.
Location wise, it is less than a 5 minutes’ stroll to the MRT. In addition, public buses are conveniently located around the hotel.
Staying in the area, one has easy access to nearby and experiential attractions. Such as the infamous Arab Street with its array of restaurant offerings, and the picturesque Bussorah Street, which is the pedestrian lane that leads to the grand Sultan Mosque. And most of all, due to the hotel’s location being in town, it is close to other locations like Orchard Road.
STANDARD TWIN ROOM
DESIGNER TWIN ROOM
Altogether, 5footway.inn Project Bugis provides charming yet affordable boutique rooms and dormitories. Also comes with clean linen, anti-dust mite mattresses and personal reading lights. Especially relevant for the connected traveller, WiFi is free and available on the entire property!
In addition to bringing economical and low-cost, 5footway.inn Project Bugis ensures a comfortable and well-maintained environment for a rejuvenating stay.
Most noteworthy, it receives great for cleanliness! Every little nook and cranny is cleaned. And is something that many other budget hotels Singapore certainly lacks. Furthermore, even the communal bathrooms are sparkling clean – no sight of any stray and stains!
Altogether, there are plenty of amenities which are catered to different personalities and demographics. Whether you are travelling alone, in a couple or with family. Distinctively, the open-spaced rooftop terrace is a highlight, a great spot for breakfast, chill or watching the sun set over the terracotta roofs.
In conclusion, a stay at 5footway.inn Project Bugis, of course is not as luxurious compared to other 5 star hotels.
Therefore if you are looking for a quirky, cosy, and most of all budget hotels Singapore experience, 5footway.inn Project Bugis is worth considering!
2. Moni Gallery (Hostel)
Very Good 7.2 – Based on 464 reviews
Rates start from S$14 a night.
263 Lavender Street Singapore 338795 | Nearest Station: Boon Keng
A minimal and basic accommodation. Moni Gallery Hostel is a hostel/backpackers Inn which is situated in the Lavender district of Singapore. A good location within a historic, yet, central location in Singapore.
Most of all, guests can conveniently dine in the iconic Lavender Food Square Centre and Ban Heng restaurant located within a 5-minute walk of the property.
Rates start from $14 a night. And of many budget hotels Singapore has, this has some of the best reviews.
If you need a getaway to spark your artistic muse, Moni Gallery Hostel boasts an array of original artwork and sculptures. Also, a brilliant cheeky tapestry of Art & Travel sewn together.
Particularly, the colourful interior is equipped with unique and traditional furniture. All of which accentuates the bright and funky environment.
Amenities also includes a dedicated recreation area which is fitted with a flat-screen TV, Playstation video games and table tennis facilities.
‘MIXED’ & ‘FEMALE-ONLY’ DORMITORY ROOMS
Room facilities are no-frills, and come with very basic bunk beds.
All rooms also come with air conditioning, clean linens and personal lockers. Bathroom facilities are shared and equipped with a shower.
Living up to its name, Moni Gallery has a well-stocked library where guests can read magazines and books.
Also, the hostel generously provides free usage of PC laptops, Macbook and iPad. Other complimentary amenities include simple breakfasts and all-day snacks in the small garden.
Furthermore, hot drinks like tea and coffee are also available at the vending machines. To complete your all-extensive stay, guests can make use of the microwave and fridge in the shared kitchen as well.
Personally, I felt that the bunk beds were very basic and could probably be improved on. Besides that, it was overall a great hostel!
In conclusion, with many budget hotels Singapore has to offer, Moni Gallery Hostel is definitely worth your stay.
3. Phil Inn (Hostel)
Good 6.6 – Based on 221 reviews
Rates start from S$14 a night.
45 Dickson Road Singapore 209520 | Nearest Station: Rochor
In the cultural and heritage Little India, Phil Inn is housed within a mediocre looking HDB façade building. Evidently, the only distinction between Phill Inn and its traditional neighbourhood is the striking new white framed windows amongst the worn down surrounding environment.
Little India is an iconic neighbourhood in Singapore which has survived through time. And is now a buzzing historic area that shows off the best of Singapore’s Indian community. From vibrant culture to incredible 24hrs shopping at Mustafa Centre. Hence, a stay at Phil Inn definitely grants you the opportunity to leverage on what Little India has offer throughout all times of the day.
Setting foot into Phil Inn, seems like you are stepping into an exquisite boutique hotel.
And little did you know, a stay at Phil Inns is incredibly affordable! At only $14/night it is one of the most comfortable yet budget hotels Singapore has.
You are greeted with an accented wall, displaying clocks which are tuned to the different countries in the world. These minute details can certainly add a sense of homeliness to travellers and aid them in adjusting from/ back to their home countries.
Their hostel lobby also features a wall dedicated to exhibiting the “Daily Affair” in the hostel. Including photos smiley guests, the menu of the day, and messages to all guests.
Free computer stations at the lobby are available for usage too.
The concept Enswathe in a classic New England motif, coupled with reclaimed marble floors, guests are promised a comfortable and enjoyable sojourn of good quality. All in all, you will be relieved to know that all the rooms are attached with either a shared or private bathrooms as well as hotel security systems!
‘MIXED’ & ‘FEMALE-ONLY’ DORMITORY ROOMS
‘PRIVATE FAMILY ROOMS’
Free Wi-Fi is provided. And In addition, lockers are also available but you will have to bring your own padlock.
Taste the classic Indian cuisine at Phil In served at Dickson Restaurant. Additionally, guests can make use of the shared kitchen. The kitchen is equipped with a microwave, toaster and a water dispenser. Drinks vending machines are also available. A washing machine and clothes dryer are provided and can be used at an extra charge.
In conclusion, Phil Inn is a great alternative to experience the uniquely “Singapore Taste”, an authentic local culture and living enclave. Definitely fitting into the range of cheapest hotel in Singapore, you get the best of both worlds.
4. Sleepy Kiwi Boutique Hostel & Bar (Hostel)
Very Good 7.2 – Based on 42 reviews
Rates start from S$15 a night.
55 Bussorah Street Singapore 199471 | Nearest Station: Bugis
Much like other budget hotels Singapore has, this one is also located in a shophouse. The Sleepy Kiwi Boutique Hostel & Bar is distinctly historic in its facade with its Chinese townhouse structure. The exterior is painted in dusky red as well as fitted with double-leaf doors. Pointedly, it occupies a strip of elegantly restored shophouses and surrounded by traditional and picturesque shops.Located in Kampong Glam, the hostel is favourably surrounded by local eateries and teeming bars. A short walk to Haji Lane, where hipster independent boutiques reside. Venturing the local culture will definitely be a breeze while staying with Sleepy Kiwi Boutique Hostel & Bar.
In addition, Sleepy Kiwi Boutique Hostel & Bar understands guests’ needs thoroughly and have thoughtfully included many itineraries recommendations for them. In the lobby, guests can find popular tourist attractions in Singapore. Along with pictures and detailed information about the location as well. This information will serve great help to tourists who may find themselves at a loss of what to do in Singapore. If you require an additional guide, do approach the hostel staffs for maps and travel advice.
Features include. A patio and air-conditioned dormitory rooms. Free WiFi provided in the common areas, a terrace, library and bar. Lastly, guests have access to individual lockers and a shared bathroom and shared toilet.
MIXED/ FEMALE DORMITORIES
Experience an open dorm setting which is fully air-conditioned with each bed equipped with personal reading lights and charging points. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hostel. All rooms are non-smoking.
Fully air-conditioned and providing a more intimate space perfect for families or couples. Free Wi-Fi is available in all rooms and is non-smoking with shared bathrooms. Guests have access to individual lockers and a shared bathroom and shared toilet.
Unique to what other budget hotels Singapore has, Sleepy Kiwi Boutique Hostel & Bar conducts weekly open-mic event featuring live music performances. Where all guests are invited and encouraged to attend.
Also, there is a guest dedicated kitchen to cook their own meals. All of which provides a very cosy / homeliness setting.
If you are looking for that hipster, down-to-earth sojourn, do drop by Sleepy Kiwi Boutique Hostel & Bar. Befitted with a cosy patio which is intended for meeting and socialising with global travellers, the hostel is targeted for guests to “come as guests and leave as friends”. Sleepy kiwi’s café and bar offer a variety of cheap ice-cold beers, drinks and coffee for a chill-lax session with your newly-formed friendships.
5. Backpackers@SG (Hostel)
Very Good 7.9 – Based on 482 reviews
Rates start from S$16 a night.
111J King George’s Ave Singapore 208559 | Nearest Station: Lavender
Do not be fooled by its worn down façade! Backpackers@SG hostel is a true example of how we should not judge a book by its cover. Surprisingly, this seemingly shabby and dodgy looking hotel scores the highest ratings amongst all other budget hotels Singapore in this list!
Situated in one of a slightly older estate in Singapore, you get a glimpse of how life is like in our little red dot. Interestingly, Lavender is an area that is brimming with some of the very first HDB blocks, a few fancy commercial buildings and lots of long-established local delicacies. Mostly, though, Lavender is a simple, basic but lovable district filled with small automotive shops, hardware stores and temples.
Most of all, take a closer look into the Backpackers@SG’s interior, and a pleasant surprise awaits you. The interior is beckon with a whimsical mix of a colourful motif with a tinge of dowdiness.
It is a playful touch that adds a certain homeliness to the hostel. The basic wooden tiles, accompanied with the vibrantly red couch and undulating patterns on the wall is indeed a little quaint but somehow melds together perfectly. Additionally, Backpackers@SG has an outdoor garden where guests can enjoy conversations without the worry of disturbing other occupants.
MIXED DORMITORY ROOMS
With free Wi-Fi and lockers. The air-conditioned dormitory rooms also come with a fan. Guests are provided with slippers, free toiletries and have access to shared bathroom and toilet facilities.
In sum, complimentary services will include free local calls and free usage of the hostel’s laptop. Meanwhile, the common area is equipped with a TV, board games, books and magazines for your enjoyment. The shared kitchen is equipped with a microwave and toaster as well. For guests arriving at odd timings, rejoice as self-check-in and check-out are available after reception hours. Also, Backpackers@SG provides ticketing services and self-service laundry facilities at an extra cost.
Despite being a little antiqued, Backpackers@SG can invoke a sense of nostalgia as it recreates the mood and style of yore. Altogether, it can be a unique experience to travel back in time while enjoying clean and well-maintained amenities of the modern days.
6. Amrise Hotel
Good 6.5 – Based on 2851 reviews
Rates start from S$44 a night.
112 Sims Avenue Singapore 387436 | Nearest Station: Aljunied
Moving away from hostels with bunk beds, this hotel is the most pricey on our list of budget hotels Singapore. However is still on of the most affordable, with great reviews.
Amrise Hotel offers budget accommodation in lively Geylang, and is indeed a good choice of accommodation to enjoy a private stay. Geylang is dotted with pre-war shop houses and a myriad of coffee shops and restaurants that have contributed to the neighbourhood’s thriving, historic culture.
There is a lot more to this eastern Singapore suburb than its red-light district. Witness how the old meets new in the historic Geylang, a neighbourhood that is rich in both restored shop houses and traditional eateries.
As expected, the hotel lobby is basic with its decor. Simple geometric refined marble floor titles with the conventional wooden counter, somewhat in resemblance to iconic scenes of old Hong Kong movies.
It is an experience by itself to enter a hotel which is still so conventional. It is so unlike the fanciful boutique hotels we are ever so used to. Also, the hotel provides 24-hour reception and luggage storage.
Features flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi in rooms, with an option for 2 twin beds or 1 large double bed. The simple and minimalistic rooms come with air conditioning and modern dark wood furnishings. They have an electric kettle and flat-screen TV. Attached bathroom includes heated shower facilities.
7. The Hive Singapore Hostel
Very good 7.7 – Based on 181 reviews
Rates start from S$16 a night.
624 Serangoon Road Singapore 218223 | Nearest Station: Boon Keng
Set in a sprawling shop house along Serangoon Road, The Hive is nestled within a conserved 2-storey shop house which dates back to the 1940s.
Fascinating as it is, The Hive’s aged exterior resemble the ancient Singapore where shop houses dominated the streets and oozies with much heritage and culture.
Despite the age of the building, it is perfectly safe structurally. As the government conducts annual structure checks to ensure safe living conditions of the building and are providing a safe environment to stay in. This is because all the shop houses within the vicinity are all categorised as Conservation Area by the government since 2012.
Conveniently located just within 300 m from Boon Keng MRT Station, The Hive Singapore Hostel is just a stone’s throw away from the iconic and vibrant Little India. Which is also an area many other budget hotels Singapore are located at.
Enjoy the historic neighbourhood, which encompasses of all the interesting cultural activity of the Singapore’s Indian community! Pick up a bargain or feast on great food in the streets and alleys and explore!
Imparting a living experience in the traditional shop houses to travellers and the modern citizens alike, the good people at ‘The Hive’ has decided to share this piece of history. Intriguingly, the raw cement flooring, old wooden windows and exposed pillar melds together perfectly to exhibit the industrial motif and time-honored interior.Do not fear of possible empty block of time as guests can chill out or enjoy a read with the newspapers and books provided at any time of the day. Guests may also enjoy playing board games or watch movies at the games room.
Somewhat parallel to the interior of a typical room in Singapore is like, the rooms are fitted with basic blocks of colour and tiled floorings for easy cleaning. The comfortable rooms are simply equipped with air conditioning, a fan and a safety locker box as well. In addition, each room comes with a shared toilet and shared bathroom offering shower facility.If hygiene is your top priority in shortlisting an accommodation, The Hive is definitely up your alley as they take their cleanliness game seriously. Particularly, the communal areas are clean and brightly lit, with ample toilet and bath facilities to serve all guests and groups.Source
The hostel provides free flow of toasts, condiments and hot beverages from 7.30am – 10.30am every day. Breakfast is simple but simplicity did well. With the typical Singapore breakfasts, we all grew up with. Enjoy all day free coffee and tea as well! If not, you can also purchase drinks and snacks from the front desk.In conclusion it’s one of another wonderful budget hotels Singapore has, A buzzing ethnic yet historic district,
8. Blue Jazz Hostel
Excellent 8.3 – Based on 7 reviews
Rates start from S$24 a night.
243 Jalan Besar Singapore 208914 | Nearest Station: Farrer Park
Situated in the humble neighbourhood of Jalan Besar, Blue Jazz Hostel offers a unique experience like no other. One of the newest hotels on this list, Blue Jazz is certainly not the typical hostel you expect to see.
Tucked away from the hustle and bustle, yet providing easy access to the authentically Singapore supper spots, Blue jazz is the best of both world. What’s more? Really Affordable!
With a bar situated within Blue Jazz, you get to enjoy the added convenience of drinking a cup of coffee or grab your favourite alcoholic drinks at your doorstep. No need to wonder about the streets and looking for a transport back in the middle of the night.
LOBBY / BAR
Upon entering, you are greeted with a grand billiard table occupying the majority of the lobby space. How often do you find that! It is one of the rare budget hotels Singapore has that provides this.So, take a chance on a billiard game with your friends or family while waiting for check-in or come back for more in the night to release some of the post-supper energy.
Blue Jazz provides air-conditioned dormitories with a personal reading light, power socket and personal locker. Shared bathrooms include hot/cold shower facilities and free toiletries.The facilities and services that Blue Jazz provides ensure a great stay for all guests. Express check in and check outs, free Wi-fi, kitchen, daily housekeeping are just some of the facilities that keep guests coming back.In conclusion, its great pricing and great comfort!
9. Yew Lian Hotel
Rates start from S$43 a night.
549 Geylang Road, Singapore 389504 | Nearest Station: Aljunied
Positioned away from the main Geylang district, Yew Lian Hotel resides quietly above an eatery. Perfect if you are looking for that muted, cheap sojourn. Boasting a retro exterior and dated vibe, Yew Lian hotel fits in flawlessly within the neighbourhood in which time seem to have forgotten to bring along. Altogether, exploring the vibrant streets should be easy considering its prime location.
SourceSTANDARD DOUBLE ROOM
Simple, Classic and no frills.
10. Darlene Hotel
Review Score 5.9 – Based on 225 reviews
Rates start from S$47 a night.
32 Lorong 8 Geylang Singapore 399096 | Nearest Station: Kallang
Darlene Hotel is a 2-star hotel offering a budget stay in the less developed neighbourhood of Singapore. So, take the chance to immerse in the culturally rich Malay Village and Geylang Serai, definitely not a typical travel route one will take.
Situated within proximity of Chinatown, the hotel adopted a more localised approach which oozes with an oriental vibe. Dark refined marble floors, along with the plain white walls – very basic and aptly designed for the budget conscious traveller.
Rooms feature the usual hotel facilities, such as individual climate control, a closet, a work desk, flat-screen TV and a minibar. Bathrooms are fitted with a shower, toiletries and bath sheets.
If you are looking for a stay which fits the description of utmost basic in all aspect of a hotel, Darlene Hotel definitely checks all the boxes.
Budget Hotels Singapore conclusion.
And there you have it! The Top 10 Budget Hotels Singapore has to offer. Now, who says we can’t get comfort and style while on a budget!