Think it’s impossible to find a quality hotel at less than $200 per night in Singapore? Manisha Dhalani proves you otherwise!

Hotels in Singapore can burn quite a hole in your wallet if you’re a student on a break, a digital nomad, travelling on a gap year, or someone who prefers to spend more on experiences rather than luxury hotels.

If you’re a backpacker or have friends heading over to Singapore, here are some reasonably priced (and comfortable!) hotels and hostels that they could stay in.

1. 5footwayinn

Seeking an adventure amidst Singapore’s heritage? Then check into 5footway’s projects at either Chinatown or Ann Siang.

Conveniently located near train stations, food outlets and tourist spots, this boutique hotel offers Wi-Fi, a communal dining area and cosy corners for you to hang out with friends or get some work done. You can choose either the air-condition dormitories or your own room with an en suite bathroom.

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2. Adler Hostel Singapore

Located on South Bridge Road, The Adler Hostel, doesn’t just offer a good night’s rest but also an entire lifestyle that you can immerse yourself in.

From rooms with fluffy pillows and luxury showers to shared areas like the café and co-working space, you’re all set for the perfect workcation. Choose from two cabin options at this boutique hotels – No. 265 or No. 259.

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3. Asphodel Inn

A stone’s throw away from Farrer Park MRT station, Asphodel Inn provides room options that are welcoming after a long day of adventure-seeking.

With reasonable rates, guests can enjoy the comfortable bedding options whilst embracing themselves in nearby sights and sounds of Singapore. This cosy little place also offers airport shuttles to Changi Airport.

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4. Champion Hotel

Checking everything on the must-have list for a backpacker’s ideal accomodation, this charming little hotel chain offers two outlets for you to choose from – one at Joo Chiat Road, and the other at North Canal.

Whichever you go with, you’ll be captivated by its cosy ambience and décor inside and the surrounding old-world heritage on the outside.

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5. Coo

Another great place to stay at during a backpacking trip to Singapore is Coo, mostly because of that great name (come on, it’s called Stay Coo!), but also because of what they have to offer.

Bunk in with a new friends, have a snack at their amazing café, and explore the Tiong Bahru vicinity on foot or by cycling. You’ll definitely have many insta-worthy photos to snap during your stay here.

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6. CUBE Boutique Capsule Hotel

Why go for boring hotel rooms when you can stay at amazingly designed capsules that are pocket-friendly? We’re talking plush pillows and snuggly mattresses, with reading lights and in-capsule ventilation plus safe.

CUBE has two locations in amazing vicinities – Chinatown and Kampong Glam – where you can explore little lanes and snag some unique finds.

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7. Dream Lodge

The people behind Dream Lodge know their stuff. After extensive data collection on what backpackers look for at a hostel, they finally launched a community-styled lodge that’s one to check out.

Great for female backpackers and couples, it lets you go back in time and explore the 1950’s-inspired architecture along Lavender Street where the hostel is located.

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8. Five Stones Hostel

Complimentary breakfast, great location (it’s walking distance from Bugis and Arab Street!), individual lockers, and hotel-grade mattresses – you’ve got it all at Five Stones Hostel.

Choose from a selection of private rooms, ladies-only dorms, or mixed dorms, all of which come with orthopaedic 8-inch spring anti-dust mite and anti-odour mattresses.

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9. Footprints Hostel

This hostel has made a name for itself thanks to its fantastic location and choices of rooms (private and dorms).

Located in the heart of Little India, you’re a few steps away from some of the most popular food establishments, and iff you enjoy immersing in Singapore’s culture, this is a great place to stay.

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10. Hangout @ Mt Emily

This award-winning, no-frills establishment promises guests a whole lot of fun. Nestled in a more laid-back part of Singapore’s busy streets, Hangout @ Mt Emily offers a respite from the hustle and bustle of city life.

We love that every room is a pop of fresh colour and rooms with windows look out to lush greenery. There are even sneaky little shortcuts to nearby Dhoby Ghaut or Little India if you’re looking for some shopping or food.

For more info click here.

11. Hotel Boss

Hotel Boss keeps things straight-forward. Looking to spend your holiday time somewhere that’s affordable yet conveniently located? You got it.

Their rooms come equipped with an en suite bathroom, television, and a room-service menu that you can buzz in case of the munchies. Bored of sitting indoors? Then head out on foot to Little India, Lavender, Arab Street or Bugis to take in the Singaporean lifestyle at its best.

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12. Hotel Kai

Yet another hotel that’s situated in the heart of Singapore’s cosmopolitan streets is Hotel Kai.

The establishment’s urban-inspired décor is one to check out, as they have spared no details when it comes to making your stay comfortable. From cabin-like rooms to an exclusive sky loft, take your pick and enjoy what this hotel has to offer.

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13. Hotel Mono

Channelling your inner Marie Kondo and seeking for minimalistic establishment for your backpacking trip? Your search stops at Hotel Mono.

This chic hotel is where culture meets the city, giving you the best of all Singapore has to offer. Check into one of the 46 stylish rooms, available in eight room types, for a comfortable stay for your soul and for your pocket.

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14. Hotel NuVe

Housed in a pre-war conservation shophouse, Hotel NuVe offers staycationers, backpackers and tourists a full range of hotel rooms from single beds to family suites.

Every room comes equipped with comfortable bedding plus complimentary mini bar items and free usage of Handy phones. Hang out with friends at their Roof Terrace or simply walk out and embrace Singapore at its best.

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15. Quarters Hostel

They call it a home away from home. At Quarters Hostel, a bespoke hostel along Boat Quay, the team is there to serve you with a smile to ensure your comfort and safety needs are met.

The hostel offers mixed-gender and female-only dorms, and guests are treated to free Wi-Fi, complimentary breakfast, and access to a kitchen pantry. Find it easy to move around Singapore city with the accessible public transport options available near the hostel.

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16. River City Inn

This family-owned and operated hostel knows how important it is to maintain affordability and hospitality for the comfort of their guests.

It offers a breather to backpackers who return after a tiresome day of exploring Singapore’s cultures, delighting their taste buds, and just want a comfortable bed to lie in.

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17. Rucksack Inn

Claimed to be one of the biggest backpackers hostels in Singapore, Rucksack Inn lives up to that with 150 rooms, sparkling clean pods, beds and bathrooms, and wallet-friendly prices.

Plus, it has a great rooftop garden. If that doesn’t entice you then maybe the fact that it’s located in Lavender Street, an area with rich Singaporean culture and heritage.

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18. The Great Madras

Small in size, but great in stature. With 34 rooms, walking into The Great Madras feels like you’re stepping into the sets of a Wes Anderson movie.

The hotel offers various categories of beautiful private rooms, plus a deluxe hostel option (mixed and all-female options available). The best part? This co-living space offers king-sized beds and room service.

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19. The Pod Boutique Capsule

Combine sleek décor, comfortable pods, and effortless living and you get The Pod Boutique Capsule Hotel.

Conveniently located in central Singapore, a night’s stay here will also grant you access to colourful surroundings – perfect for the adventure seeker in you. Grant your tired soles rest upon returning to either the single or queen pod that this award-winning hotel offers.

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20. Tree Inn Lodge

Want to feel good while backpacking? Stay at Tree Inn Lodge where the motto is simple: travel the world and enjoy nature without depleting natural resources and damaging our planet.

And they do this without compromising on your comfort and while giving you a truly authentic Singaporean experience with walking experiences and bike rides, too.

For more info click here.

21. Tribe Theory

If you’re looking for a business-friendly backpackers hostel, your search is now over. Tribe Theory provides affordable yet soulful accommodation at Ann Siang Road to cater to the community in the start-up scene.

On top of offering comfortable beds at an affordable price and convenient location, it also offers guests networking opportunities – making it your ideal holiday getaway while getting some work done.

For more info click here.

22. Wink Hostel

Mixed dorms, female-only dorms, couple dorms, family rooms, private rooms – you’ve got it all at Wink Hostel.

Just a few minutes’ walk away from Chinatown MRT, Wink Hostel is situation in a cultural-enclave of Singapore and offers many dining and tourist attractions within walking distances. Enjoy their stylish, spacious and secured beds and rooms at affordable prices.

For more info click here.


The Pod Boutique Capsule

Attention, readers! Do we have a treat for you. Enjoy a enjoy a preferential rate with a special promotion code discount when you book a stay with The Pod Boutique Capsule. Details below.

Promotion Code: EverydayPeopleSG

Promotion Code Discount: 20%       

Validity: 19th February to 18th August 2019

Booking T&Cs:

  • All rates are exclusive of 7% Goods and Services Tax (unless otherwise
  • Payment in full is required at the time of booking and you will be charged in the hotel local currency (SGD) with the applicable exchange rate at time of transaction.
  • Strictly no refund will be given against no-show or cancellations or shorten-stays or early departures or changes in your reservation.

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