TOP 10 Cheapest Places to Stay in Singapore

Looking to tour Singapore on a budget? Here are some of the cheapest places to stay, all of which have been highly rated by travellers!

TOP 1 CapsulePod@Aljunied

Conveniently located in Geylang, CapsulePod@Aljunied is right at the doorstep of Aljunied MRT, a rather central location on the East West line which allows you to access key destinations quickly without having to take a taxi. Changi Airport is just 7 MRT stops away, while City Hall, which is the gateway to downtown Singapore, is 4 MRT stops away.

Solo travellers can opt for capsule pods, while bigger groups can choose the private rooms. You will be greeted with ultra clean futuristic pods with all the essentials such as bedding, charging points and mirror. Local eateries and supper places are abundant in Geylang, which makes it the perfect location for travellers who want to savour authentic local food. You can enjoy the shared lounge and shared kitchen. Free laundry services (washing and drying) are provided from 7pm – 9am along with 24/7 juice and coffee, making your stay there a very comfortable one.

Address: 76A Lor 27 Geylang, Singapore 388194

Check-in: 2pm , Check-out: 12pm



TOP 2 7 Wonders Hostel @ Upper Dickson

7 Wonders Hostel @ Upper Dickson is nestled within the Little India district, with just a few minutes’ walk to the Little India MRT Station. This is the gateway to the culturally rich area that’s always buzzing with people at the Tekka market and the conserved shophouses where there are many Indian restaurants and shops selling jewellery, Indian textile and clothing, electronics, groceries and vegetables. The 24-hour one-stop shopping centre Mustafa Centre is just around the corner, along with beautiful Hindu temples along Serangoon Road. Little India MRT Station is just one stop away from Dhoby Ghaut Interchange which serves 3 MRT lines and brings you to the Orchard Road shopping belt.

The guest rooms and pods are both stylish and practical, with your own light, hangers, fold-up table, personal locker and privacy curtain. There are options for single or queen-sized pods. Family rooms are available as well, which come with en-suite toilet, kettle, toaster and digital room lock. Complimentary halal breakfast is available daily and there are even discounted attraction tickets.

Established just this year, the brand new interior is bound to impress. 7 Wonders Hostel has another branch at Jalan Besar which is in operation since 2016.

Address: 12A Upper Dickson Road, Singapore 207472

Check-in: 3pm, Check-out: 12pm



TOP 3 Bond Boutique Capsule Hotel @ Bugis

The stylish boutique capsule hotel is one of the newest in the list, being in operation only since January 2019. The location is superb, being walking distance to both the Bugis shopping district and the Arab Street area where Sultan Mosque and the Malay Heritage Centre is, along with rows of quaint little shops in conserved shophouses which sell a variety of novel goods. Three MRT Stations (Bugis, Bras Basah, Rochor) that serve three different lines are also within walking distance. The Esplanade, Merlion, CHIJMES, Marina Bay and Little India are all a short train/bus ride away.

All capsules come with a personal locker, safety deposit box, power and USB plugs, mirror, closet, reading light, air vent and privacy curtain, which makes for a comfortable stay. Kettle, bidet, hairdryer and dishwasher are also available. A prized feature among guests is the sound proofing which allows guests to have a good sleep in spite of the hustle and bustle of the surrounding areas. A continental breakfast is available for guests.

Address: 7A Jln Pinang, Singapore 199139

Check-in: 2pm, Check-out: 12pm



TOP 4 Spacepod@Hive (The Hive Singapore Hostel)

The Hive Singapore Hostel is located at the edge of the Little India cultural district and is in close proximity to Boon Keng MRT Station and Farrer Park MRT Station where you can shop to your heart’s content at City Square Mall and Mustafa Centre. A short bus ride would bring you to Bugis and Marina Bay where many must-see attractions are.

Apart from stylish pods that ensures comfort and privacy, there are many freebies here which includes wifi, breakfast, laundry services, luggage storage, map, coffee and tea and overseas call, all with the aim of meeting your needs and helping you feel at home. Guests who enjoy meeting new people can head to the common lounge area to chill out or read newspapers and books, or go to the games room for movies and board games.

There is another branch at Lavender called Spacepod@Lavender.

Address: 624 Serangoon Road, Singapore 218223

Check-in: 2pm, Check-out: 12pm



TOP 5 OSS Backpackers Hostel

Similar to some of the previous listings, it is located near Farrer Park MRT Station (North East Line) and Lavender MRT Station (East West Line) so you can access both lines to go to the attractions easily. Jalan Besar is at your doorstep where you can savour local food at the various eateries which open till late.

All pods come with privacy curtain and personal reading light, and you can choose between single or queen-sized pods. There’s complimentary buffet or halal breakfast. The front desk operates 24 hours and staff are known to be friendly and helpful. Guests can also use the shared kitchen.

Address: 9 Hamilton Road, Singapore 209180

Check-in: 2pm, Check-out: 12pm



TOP 6 Backpacker’s Hostel @ The Little Red Dot

The Backpacker’s Hostel @ The Little Red Dot is strategically located just minutes to Bendemeer, Lavender and Farrer Park MRT Stations. Modern dormitory rooms are fitted with air conditioning, quality wooden bunk beds and private lockers. Facilities include shared bathrooms, free WiFi, a small on-site library, tanning deck, barbecue facilities and a common lounge where guests can play X-Box 360 games and watch movies. Breakfast is provided and guests can arrange day trips or get discounted attraction tickets at the tour desk.

Address: 125 Lavender Street, Singapore 338734

Check-in: 3pm, Check-out: 12pm



TOP 7 Traveller@SG

Traveller@SG is located just 5 minutes’ walk from Lavender MRT Station. Many cafes, restaurants, shops and supermarket can be found in the vicinity, which makes it super convenient for travellers. Apart from the standard air-conditioned dormitory rooms with bunk beds, there are lockers outside the room, shared bathrooms with free toiletries, shared kitchen with a microwave and toaster, an outdoor seating area where guests can chill and enjoy the night breeze, and a common area with boardgames, a TV and books. Laundry services are available at a fee. There is no 24-hour reception, but check-in and check-out can done on a self-service basis outside of reception hours.

Address: 111H King George’s Avenue, Singapore 208559

Check-in: 3pm, Check-out: 12pm



TOP 8 The InnCrowd Backpackers’ Hostel

The Inncrowd Backpackers’ Hostel is located in the middle for 4 MRT Stations (Rochor, Little India, Bras Basah, Bugis), making it extremely accessible to most places. Little India and Bugis are a short stroll away. Nearby landmarks include LASALLE College of the Arts, Tekka Market and Sim Lim Square. It is also close to cheap eateries, supermarkets, money changers and post office.

Guests enjoy free breakfast with eggs, toast, spreads, fruit jams, coffee, tea and marmite, lockers and guided tours such as the free scooter tour at night. There are also discount tickets to various attractions such as the Universal Studios, Night Safari and River Cruise. Amenities include an outdoor roof-top shower, fully equipped kitchen, lounge with books, and TV, and foosball. They also pride themselves on offering the cheapest and coolest beer for you to unwind with friends.

Address: 73 Dunlop Street, Singapore 209401

Check-in: 2pm, Check-out: 12pm



TOP 9 Beary Best! Chinatown

Located just 250m away from Chinatown MRT Station, Beary Best! Chinatown is set in one of the many restored shophouses in Chinatown. This is a great location to explore Chinatown with all kinds of Chinese cuisines at your doorstep and attractions such as Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, Hong Lim Food Centre, Maxwell Food Centre and Chinatown Point Shopping Mall within walking distance. From Chinatown MRT Station, Little India, Harbourfront and Orchard Road are just a few stops away.

Beary Best! has been praised for its comfortable beds, rooms that block out sound and light, cosy communal area stocked with games, books and movies and the outdoor garden on the top floor. A small kitchen is also available for guests to cook and store food. Amenities include personal lockers, reading light and power point in each room. Computer workstations and game consoles are also available, on top of free local calls and free toiletries.

Address: 16 Upper Cross Street, Singapore 058331

Check-in: 2pm, Check-out: 12pm



TOP 10 Footprints Hostel

Footprints Hostel is a clean, comfortable and affordable hostel in the vibrant cultural district of Little India. Options of dormitory and private rooms are available, with bed, breakfast, high speed WiFi, showers and lockers included in the price. CCTV (Closed Circuit Television) is installed to monitor various parts of the hostel. You can use the coin-operated laundry services, or hang out at the lounge where there’s a large collection of games, a well-stocked library with magazines and both travel and non-travel related books and a 52-inch smart television.

Address: 25A Perak Road, Singapore 208136

Check-in: 2pm, Check-out: 12pm




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