Singapore is no longer considered just an ideal place for a stopover but rather has become a hot-list destination in its own right. Since its reinvention, Singapore has become a global financial center, boasting skyscrapers with crazy sci-fi architecture and billion dollar gardens. Inspiring to be the world’s ‘city in a garden,’ this is one place that is fun to explore! To help you experience the best of Singapore, we’ve put together a list of the best hotels and hostels.
Note: Singapore is like a little piece of Europe in Southeast Asia so expect slightly higher prices compared to the rest of Asia.
Best Budget Places to Stay in Singapore
Near: Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple
Price Range: $14-30 a night
Clifden Hostel is in the best location for getting around the city. Located near 24-hour food places and shopping centres, and just 10 minutes from Little India station, you can get anywhere you need and whatever you need! The hostel itself also provides you with everything. The basic dorm rooms are comfortable with each bed having plug points and lockers. Breakfast is also simple but filling, offering you unlimited toast with a choice of spreads! Like a lot of great hostels, the staff make the stay. They are especially good at helping you get your laundry done quickly, win! (Prices start at $14 a night for a bed in a dorm)
Near: Golden Mile Complex
Price Range: $13-17 a night
For a more modern and social hostel, you should check out Coziee Lodge. Just a 5-minute walk to Kallang MRT station, again it is easy to navigate the city and budget-friendly restaurants are never too far away. The rooms at Coziee Lodge are very colorful and modern, with each room offering a different theme. This modern decor also extends to the shared lounge and TV area. The hostel provides a simple breakfast and has super fast WI-FI! (Prices start at $13 a night for a dorm bed)
Betel Box Backpackers Hostel
Near: Geylang Serai Malay Village
Price Range: $14-18 a night
If you’re a culture junkie and love anything remotely quirky, then you need to stay at the Betel Box Backpackers Hostel! This hostel offers simple dorms in a restored Singaporean traditional shop-house. Located in the culturally-rich Joo Chiat area, you will be transported back to Singapore in the 1920s! The highlight of the hostel is its amazing shared common room. Complete with a pool table, board games and a library, it is the perfect place to hang out and socialise. It even has notes on the walls from previous guests, telling you their stories and recommending the best things to see and do. As if this isn’t cool enough, you also have complimentary access to the village gym and you can rent bicycles or scooters to explore! (Prices start at $14 a night for a dorm bed)
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Best Mid-Range Places to Stay in Singapore
Fragrance Hotel – Crystal
Near: City Plaza
Price Range: $45-90 a night
If you’re looking for an affordable stay in the vibrant area of Geylang, Fragrance Hotel – Crystal is a great choice. Recently renovated, the hotel has a very modern interior and the upkeep has been immaculate. Rooms are just as modern, containing a comfortable bed in an adequate space. The hotel is ideally located just outside of the city centre just a 20-minute drive from Changi International Airport. Completely surrounded by good restaurants you really don’t have to venture far for a local delicacy! (Prices start at $45 a night for a superior double or twin room)
Hotel 81 Sakura
Near: Geylang Serai Market
Price Range: $40-80 a night
If you’re looking for affordable accommodation away from the tourist areas of Singapore, Hotel 81 Sakura is an ideal choice! Located along Joo Chiat Road, the hotel is in a lovely neighbourhood not far from Geylang Serai Malay Village. What is great about this area is the local restaurants nearby, as well as being just a short drive away from the East Coast Seafood Village. Let’s just say you’ll be in no shortage of diverse food! The area also offers beautiful parks and old buildings to be explored. Rooms here are really spacious with great natural light. (Prices start at $40 a night for a standard double or twin room)
Hotel 81 Premier Hollywood
Near: Golden Mile Complex
Price Range: $40-45 a night
Looking for a more modern hotel in an area accessible to everything? Well, look no further than Hotel 81 Premier Hollywood! Located in the vibrant Geylang District, you are near popular landmarks such as Leisure Park Kallang, Kallang Wave Mall and Orchard Road. You also have unlimited food options in all directions! As well as being in the happening area, the hotel itself is pretty cool. The whole hotel is kitted out with the Hollywood theme, from the movie film decor to the elegant furnishings in the bedrooms. You’ll definitely get value for your money here while having a lot of fun too! (Prices start at $40 a night for a superior double or twin room)
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Best Luxurious Places to Stay in Singapore
WI-FI: Wired internet in hotel rooms costs SGD 28 / 24 hours
Near: Raffles City
Price Range: $220-610 a night
Luxury, convenience, and relaxation, that’s what you’ll get at the Fairmount Singapore. Located in the Raffles City Complex, the hotel is directly attached to Raffles City Shopping Centre and the MRT station. The hotel itself has a swimming pool, spa and gym, a tennis pitch and 6 large dining rooms with floor to ceiling windows offering amazing city views. Did I mention that you can get pretty much whatever cuisine you want here? Awesome right! The hotel is decorated with plush and modern furnishings, which extends to the spacious rooms. The best part of it all is the room views of the skyline and Marina Bay Waterfront, oh and they also have a Nespresso machine in every room! (Prices start at $220 a night for a deluxe double or twin room)
The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore
Near: Marina Square
Price Range: $335-820 a night
There’s luxury and then there is the Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore; this hotel is on a whole new level. Located in the heart of Marina Bay, you are just a short walk away from Singapore’s greatest sites, from the Singapore Flyer and ArtScience Museum to the Gardens and Theatres on the Bay. Obviously, this luxury hotel offers amazing facilities such as a spa, fitness centre and a Michelin star restaurant, but it offers it all amongst immaculately landscaped gardens. This faultless standard also extends to the rooms. The Ritz-Carlton boasts elegant rooms with sweeping views of Marina Bay or the city’s skyline. On top of this, they also come with iPod docks, rain showers and walk-in closets! (Prices start at $335 a night for a deluxe twin or king room with a city view)
Marina Bay Sands
Near: Central Business District
Price Range: $420-1000 a night
Naturally, no best hotels list in Singapore without mentioning Marina Bay Sands. Towering over the central district is this distinct luxury hotel which has become an iconic landmark in Singapore. Swim and lounge around in one of the most beautiful swimming pools in the world while overlooking the entire city of Singapore. The attention to detail in this hotel is phenomenal, making every guest feel at home. The rooms are beautifully decorated and are as lavish and extravagant as you can imagine. If you have money to spare, this is definitely one of the best luxurious hotels to stay in while in Singapore. (Prices start at $400+ a night)
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