BEST STAYCATION HOTELS

The 15 Best Hotels for Cheap Staycation in Singapore (2021)

On the island and looking for a good place to stay that won’t destroy your budget? The best budget staycation hotels in Singapore provide astonishingly high-quality accommodations despite their affordability.

The flip side of that, though, is that they do tend to be booked up early during the peak season. As such, you should be quick to book a room with them if you want to use them for a staycation.

To help you out with that, we’ve listed some of the cheapest staycation Singapore hotels that offer great value for 2021. This way, you won’t have to waste precious time comparing hotels to each other in a bid to find the best ones.

1. Studio M Hotel

Studio M Hotel's Bulding

Studio M Hotel's Room

*Photos from Studio M Hotel’s website

Located in the entertainment district of Robertson Quay, Studio M Hotel has minimalist loft-designed rooms with awesome views of Singapore’s cityscape.

Worthy of note is the hotel coffee shop, which features a mesh of retro and modern vibes for a clash of styles that tickles your imagination.

The hotel’s gym is also worth visiting, as it has a full range of workout equipment for an active staycation.

Book Via Agoda

Essential Information

Pricing

  • Starts at SGD 170 – Studio Loft (Max. 3 guests)

Check-in/Check-out

  • 2:00 PM (check-in)
  • 12:00 PM (check-out)

Facilities

  • Fitness centre
  • Free Wi-Fi in every room and common areas
  • Dreamlike swimming pools
  • Daily housekeeping and room service
  • Coffee shop, restaurant, & mini bar
  • Carpark

Location

  • 3 Nanson Road, Clarke Quay, Singapore 

Customer Reviews

Customers rave about the comfortable accommodations of Studio M Hotel. Their stay is even made sweeter by the kind staff, they say.

Most also state that the rooms have an amazing view that tickles every staycationer’s fancy. Here’s a review from a customer:

“The hotel is super comfy and staff are friendly!!!! I would prefer to come and stay here again I must say!!!!!!! Just the distance from the hotel to the MRT is a bit far but Look on the bright side!!! We can enjoy the very nice city view.” – Kanchanok via Agoda

2. Aqueen Hotel Lavender

Aqueen Hotel Lavender's Building

   *Photo from Aqueen Hotel’s website

Aqueen Hotel Lavender connects you to dining places as well as cultural and historical sites which include Little India, City Square Mall, Jalan Besar Stadium, Sri Manmatha Karuneshvarar Temple, Holy Trinity Church, and Mustafa Shopping Center. This hotel offers 105 guestrooms that come with a cafe offering a wide selection of snacks, refreshments, and beverages.

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Essential Information

Pricing

  • Contact for more information

Check-in/Check-out

  • 2:00 PM (check-in)
  • 12:00 PM (check-out)

Facilities

  • All guestrooms are well furnished
  • In-room broadband, wireless Internet
  • 32″ LCD TV with cable channels

Location

  • 139 Lavender Street, Kallang, Singapore, Singapore, 338739

Customer Reviews

“My friends and I had a pleasant stay at this hotel. They made sure to fulfill our request for connecting rooms. The friendly and helpful receptionists also made the whole experience even more memorable. That dinner turned out to be the most memorable meal during our trip.” – Review from Atipong A (Jun 2019)

3. Hotel 1887

Hotel 1887's Room

Hotel 1887's Building

*Photos from Hotel 1887’s website

Reconnect with Singapore’s rich culture in Hotel 1887. Its location — Singapore’s Chinatown — is one of the best places to be in if you’re intent on enjoying some of the island’s most vibrant markets, hotspots, and locations.

Hotel 1887 also has its own bar and lounge, which houses an impressive arcade plus timeless delights like a classic pool table. They even host a hotel party by nighttime.

Rustic on the outside, minimalist on the inside, Hotel 1887 offers a refreshing stay.

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Essential Information

Pricing

  • Starts at SGD 149 – Premier Loft (Max. 2 guests)

Check-in/Check-out

  • 3:00 PM (check-in)
  • 12:00 PM (check-out)

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in every room and common area
  • Restaurant & bar
  • Room service
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry service

Location

  • 25 Trengganu Street, Chinatown, Singapore

What a View – Customer Review

Since it is situated near the Chinatown MRT station, guests are able to access prime places in Singapore, which is one of the draws of this hotel. Customers say their bellies are extra happy too because the hotel is just along the food street.

“5 stars for value for money. We enjoyed our stay there. Location was absolutely perfect for us with it being super near the Chinatown MRT station and located on the food street; breakfast, staffs, cleanliness all good. We recommend it.” – Widya via Agoda 

4. The Great Madras

The Great Madras' Building

The Great Madras' Room

*Photos from The Great Madras’s website

If you’re looking for a staycation in Singapore that’s cheap, memorable but has a degree of comfort and luxury, The Great Madras should be on your list.

This hotel is one of the most striking hotels in our list. It has a contemporary, comfortable atmosphere that encourages guests to easily unwind.

Witty neon signs also adorn the walls and hallways that lead to your clean and modernistic room. Note that you can even go for a trim at their in-house barber shop!

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Essential Information

Pricing

  • Starts at SGD 86 – Deluxe room (Max. 2 guests)

Check-in/Check-out

  • 3:00 PM (check-in)
  • 12:00 PM (check-out)

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in every room and common area
  • Swimming pool
  • Coffee shop and restaurant
  • Room service
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry service

Location

  • 28, 30, 32, Madras Street, Little India Singapore

Customer Reviews

Due to its interesting architecture, many customers have fallen in love with The Great Madras. Guests rave that it is one of the most affordable hotels in Singapore for staycation. 

“Probably one of the best and unique hotel design you can find in Singapore with quite affordable price. It has pool too for you to unwind and relax. Breakfast choices could be improved. The room is small but really comfortable.” – Jennifer via Agoda

5. Summer View Hotel

Summer View Hotel's Entrance

Summer View Hotel's Room

*Photos from Summer View Hotel’s website

This amazing lodging is built in the heart of Singapore. Summer View Hotel has rooms with contemporary looks where you will feel at home.

Despite Summer View Hotel’s luxurious motif and appeal, it is astoundingly budget-friendly. Amid the tall glass panes at its front is also a nice cafe near Marina Bay Sands.

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Essential Information

Pricing

  • Starts at SGD 130 – Superior Double or Twin room (Max. 2 guests)

Check-in/Check-out

  • 3:00 PM (check-in)
  • 12:00 PM (check-out)

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in every room and common area
  • Restaurant
  • Shared kitchen
  • Vending machine
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Carpark

Location

  • 173 Bencoolen Street, Bugis, Singapore

What a View – Customer Review

Summer View Hotel is loved for its accessibility. The location is convenient to staycationers as they can reach the MRT and various shopping selections.

Here’s a review from one of them:

 “We love our stay here. It’s near MRT and Bugis where a lot of stores are nearby. The room was nice, staffs are very friendly and the happy tray was exceptional – with cup noodles, bottled water, and chips for free. We’ll definitely be booking Summer View Hotel on our next SG trip.” – Mark via Agoda 

6. Venue Hotel The Lily                    Venue Hotel The Lily's Building

 

Venue Hotel The Lily's Room

*Photos from Agoda

Techie and stylish, Venue Hotel The Lily will wow staycationers with its marble interiors. Guests will be treated to a high-class, low-cost stay.

The hotel is meant to be your personal haven where you can finally enjoy a quiet pampering when needed. The nearest popular attractions are the Singapore Flyer and Gardens by the Bay, by the way, so it’s definitely conveniently-located for tourists.

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Essential Information

Pricing

  • Starts at SGD 85 – Standard Double room (Max. 2 guests)

Check-in/Check-out

  • 2:00 PM (check-in)
  • 11:00 AM (check-out)

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in every room and common area
  • Room service
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Family room
  • Hotel exclusive tours
  • Laundry service

Location

  • 238 Joo Chiat Road, East Coast, Singapore

Customer Reviews

For staycationers looking for a place far from the usual crowd, The Venue Hotel The Lily is their cup of tea. It affords guests privacy because the hotel is quite detached from the main district. In spite of that, it remains a good jump-off point for touring some of the best spots on the island.

Guests also enjoy the clean and modern design of The Venue Hotel The Lily. Here’s a review that might interest you:

“Located along Joo Chiat road where you can get nice foods along the stretch of road (have to walk few mins). Not near to town area though, but accessible. Hotel was clean n chic. Front desk staff was alright.” – Mohammad via Agoda

7. Galaxy Pods

Galaxy Pods' Hotel Entrance

Galaxy Pods' Room

*Photos from the Galaxy Pods Facebook page

For the thrill-seeking soul, Galaxy Pods may be the perfect budget hotel. The rooms house techie space capsules to snuggle you into your sweet geek dreams.

It’s a science fiction fan’s mecca, where you can sleep and wake up in a bed inside a Star Wars-esque galactic pod. The hotel, situated in Chinatown, offers free breakfast too.

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Essential Information

Pricing

  • Starts at SGD 67 – Double Capsule (Max. 2 guests)

Check-in/Check-out

  • 2:00 PM (check-in)
  • 11:00 AM (check-out)

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in every room and common area
  • Restaurant
  • Free breakfast
  • Vending machine
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry service

Location

  • 27 Mosque Street, Chinatown, Singapore

Customer Reviews

Cleanliness creates a lasting impression on guests, so it’s no surprise Galaxy Pods has been lauded for its clean facilities. The hotel’s location in Chinatown is also a treat to staycationers, as it’s close to many of Singapore’s tourist spots.

Affordable plus accessibility equals a happy customer. See the review of one such customer below:

“This hotel deserves 5 stars. With clean pods, room, unlimited coffee biscuits, friendly staffs and perfect location, it’s a great place to stay at SG Chinatown. I will always choose this place whenever I go to SG and will definitely recommend it to friends and family. Keep it up!!” – Charo via Agoda

8. Arton Boutique Hotel

Arton Boutique Hotel's Entrance

Arton Boutique Hotel's Room

*Photos from Agoda

Awe-inspiring in its contemporary interiors, this hotel creates a vibe that lets staycationers rest easy. The rooms are the stuff of home and furniture magazines and have a very soothing feel to them.

Arton Boutique Hotel’s location is also accessible to MRT stations and many known attractions in Singapore such as Clarke Quay and Bugis Junction. Hands-down, one of the best boutique hotels in Singapore if you want a central location for your staycation.

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Essential Information

Pricing

  • Starts at SGD 96$ – Superior Queen Room

Check-in/Check-out

  • 2:00 PM (check-in)
  • 12:00 PM (check-out)

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in every room and common area
  • Room service
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Family room
  • Carpark
  • Laundry service

Location

  • 176 Tyrwhitt Road, Kallang, Singapore

Customer Reviews

Staycationers say the Arton Boutique Hotel features rooms that boast a vibrant mood and neat surroundings. Bonus love for the courteous staff. 

Some do note that the rooms are a little on the smaller side, though. Still, most customers are largely complimentary when discussing the Singapore boutique hotel, as seen in the review below:

“This hotel surrounding with a great environment, even though the room was small but clean and comfy. The staff is also warm and nice.” – Rhesa via Agoda

9. Fragrance Hotel Ruby

Fragrance Hotel Ruby's Building

Fragrance Hotel Ruby's Room

   *Photos from Fragrance Hotel’s website

Fragrance Hotel’s interiors are soothingly classy and suitably relaxing for a place ideal for staycations. Several rooms also boast views of the best of Singapore, which should delight tourists.

The hotel’s location is another reason to pick it when coming to the island for a staycation. Situated in Gaylang, the hotel is just 20 minutes away from Changi Airport.

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Essential Information

Pricing

  • Starts at SGD 50 – Deluxe Double or Twin room (Max. 2 guests)

Check-in/Check-out

  • 3:00 PM (check-in)
  • 12:00 PM (check-out)

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in every room and common areas
  • Vending machine & room service
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Family room
  • Carpark
  • Hotel exclusive tours

Location

  • 10 Lorong 20, Geylang, Singapore

Customer Reviews

Many customers say the hotel is easily one of the best budget hotels on the island. The staycationers laud its cleanliness, for example, and the complimentary Sentosa Fun Token given to clients.

Overall, the hotel is convenient for walking around Singapore’s key spots. Here’s a review from a customer:

“Hotel is clean enough. Staff is nice and they give us Sentosa Fun token that we used for Segway ride for free. Room is cleaned everyday. Need to walk about 10-15 minutes from Aljunied station but you can take bus no. 63 from Aljunied St. to Bef Lor 18 Geylang stop and then walk about 3-5 minutes to hotel.” – Muhammad via Agoda

10. Lloyd’s Inn

 

BEST FOR modern and minimalist-style breaks
ADDRESS  2 Lloyd Rd, Singapore 239091
COST rates start at 180.00 SGD / night
WEBSITE https://lloydsinn.com/
CONTACT DETAILS +65 6737 7309

If you fancy living in a MUJI or a white-themed IKEA minimalist styled room for your staycation, Lloyd’s Inn is a must-stay. Located right in the centre of Singapore (nearest MRT stations are Somerset, Orchard and Fort Canning), the concept of Lloyd’s Inn is for nature and architecture to form and merge into a timeless, understated space.

We love Lloyd’s bright and airy approach to its minimalist theme and love of outdoor elements. Guests get to enjoy dining in their root terrace, outdoor pantry and garden deck. 

It’s definitely one of the most elegant budget staycation options in our list that’s in the category of a minimalist boutique hotel in Singapore.

Pros

  • Central location
  • SC Clean certified hotel
  • Affordable luxury

Cons

  • Rate is a little higher than the usual budget hotel 

Customer Reviews

Lloyd’s Inn has an impressive number of reviews online, with many satisfied guests praising the tasteful minimalist ambiance of the place. Here’s one review from Ryan Kirwan, a guest of Lloyd’s Inn:

A beautiful and peaceful place to stay. The minimalistic style of room coupled with the zen-like aura of the place provide a lovely escape from the city, while somehow also being very central.

11. Oasia Hotel Downtown

 

BEST FOR a lush, tropical escape in the middle of the city
FEATURES rooftop pool, club lounge, sky terrace, 24 hour gym
WEBSITE https://www.oasiahotels.com/en/singapore/hotels/oasia-hotel-downtown
ADDRESS 100 Peck Seah Street, Singapore 079333
COST rates start at 211.00 SGD / night
CONTACT DETAILS  +65 6812 6900

If you’re looking for an affordable staycation in Singapore that’s in the city centre yet offers a lush, tropical escape, Oasia Hotel Downtown should be on your list.

Located in Singapore’s Central Business District, Oasia Hotel Downtown is hard to miss. The building is like a living, breathing vertical garden with its natural foliage decorating the exterior of the hotel. 

Oasia’s goal is for their guests to feel refreshed, recharged and refuelled.  They have weekly fitness classes, and for those who wish to explore this side of the city, packaged deals with tickets to nearby attraction sites such as Gardens by the Bay, Universal Studios Singapore, Singapore Zoo or the S.E.A Aquarium.

Pros

  • Great location in bustling Tanjong Pagar
  • Cleaning standards have been certified with SG Clean
  • Great staycation packages with attraction tickets

Cons

  • slightly pricier than the usual budget staycation hotel

Customer Reviews

Oasia Hotel Downtown has over a thousand reviews online, most of them glowingly positive from satisfied guests.

Here’s one of them Seth Toh, a recent guest:

Booked the room with club access with no regrets! Free happy hour with decent breakfast served. Staff members are all very attentive and flexible.
All of the above with coupled with ease of checking in. Will definitely come back again and recommend this hotel!

12. Heritage Collection Chinatown

BEST FOR discovering the local cultural heritage of the neighbourhood
FEATURES fully-stocked lofts and studios , equipped kitchenettes
WEBSITE https://hericoll.com/
ADDRESS 227 South Bridge Rd, Singapore 058776
COST rate starts at 110.00 SGD / night
CONTACT DETAILS +65 6223 7155

If local experience is your primary goal and focus in your budget staycation in Singapore, the Heritage Collection in Chinatown is one you shouldn’t miss.

Many of us are guilty of not exploring our own backyards enough, and a stay at the Heritage Collection Chinatown will solve that situation. The Heritage Collection provides plenty of suggested itineraries and activities in the neighbourhood during their stay. 

Think of the Heritage Collection as a butler that knows exactly which local (not touristy) experience for guests to embark on so that they have a richer and broader understanding of Chinatown’s history and cultural significance. 

All of the studios and lofts of the Heritage Collection are fully stocked and the kitchenettes are equipped. This gives you a short glimpse and experience of what it’s like to actually live in the neighbourhood. 

Overall a great cheap staycay in Singapore that provides a meaningful and immersive community experience. 

Pros

  • Affordable rates
  • Equipped lofts 
  • Community-focused

Cons

  • Facilities like pool or gym are not present

Customer Reviews

The Heritage Collection in Chinatown does not lack in online reviews, many of which are from guests who were pleased with their stay. Here’s one from Rohit Manohar, a previous guest of the Heritage Collection:

The self check-in process is brilliant. Works perfectly. Location is right opposite the mariamman temple, which makes it easy for cabs and for anyone else to find it.

Rooms are windowless, however there is air conditioning and the room is well kept and cozy. Perfect for a couple or an individual, room comes with a fridge, a microwave, Apple TV connection, induction cook top, utensils, cutlery, and even a water heater.

This stay was just 800 meters from my office at Cecil street. Staying here for a week.

13. Hotel Soloha

BEST FOR Fun, trendy and stylish staycations
FEATURES Social corners and events, curated art, noodle bar
WEBSITE https://solohahotels.com/
COST rates start at 97.00 SGD / night
ADDRESS 12 Teck Lim Rd, Singapore 088387
CONTACT DETAILS +65 6222 8881

Soloha describes itself as an urban chic jungle that promotes socialisation. This is perfect if you’re in the mood to get to know other guests and broaden your social circle.

Soloha’s interiors are fun, hip and trendy. They have plenty of social corners, common areas which encourage guests to naturally mingle and get to know each other. 

Their rooms also exude the same playful and fun attitude that the hotel imbibes. The rooms feature bespoke artisan furnishings (no room looks exactly the same), and they have a light cove that has three settings: regular, party and romantic. 

Soloha is perfect if you’re looking for a cheap hotel staycation in Singapore that packs a lot of fun!

Pros

  • Affordable and fun
  • Hotel is fit for mobility-reduced guests
  • Full housekeeping service

Cons

  • May not be suitable for young children

Customer Reviews

Despite it being a relatively new hotel, Soloha Hotel has garnered quite a number of reviews online. Many of them reflect the guests’ fun experience. Here’s one from Haslianna Iskandar Mirza:

Hidden gem near city area. Surrounded by eateries and cafes. Great and fuss free customer service. Most importantly, the mattress and pillows were super comfortable. Making it a home away from home. To top it off the room had a big android TV, making it easy to catch up on Netflix while on staycation.

14. Lyf Funan Singapore

BEST FOR modern and hip co-living experience
FEATURES a living, vibrant community
WEBSITE https://www.lyfbyascott.com/
ADDRESS 67 Hill St, Level 4 Funan Mall, Singapore 179370
COST rates start at 94.00 SGD / night
CONTACT DETAILS +65 6970 2288

If you are looking for an experience that’s beyond the usual staycation, something that will make you feel connected and a part of a community, Lyf Funan Singapore could be very well what you need.

Instead of the customary hotel experience where guests have a simple check-in, check-out experience, think of Lyf Funan Singapore as a hub and a living community where you will be a part of however long you wish. With locations around the world, Lyf connects its members where you can work and live anywhere around their global hub with ease.

The staff members at Lyf are not your usual hotel crew. There’s the presence of an ‘Ambassador of Buzz’, whose main job is to ensure guests have meaningful social experiences and partnerships. 

Lyf is perfect for those who want to mix business with leisure.

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Opens up many opportunities for guests
  • Global location

Cons

  • Not for those who want a chillaxed, indulgent staycation

Customer Reviews

Lyf Funan Singapore has a fair number of online reviews. Most of the guests have had a pleasant experience. Here’s a review from Neng Jie Koh, a recent guest:

Quick and painless check-in process with friendly service from lyf Guard. Room was clean, bed was comfortable and the best thing was the location – close to many dining and entertainment options! Shared kitchen was basic so don’t expect to whip up a full course meal. Overall still a very enjoyable stay. Can’t wait for my visit!

15. Village Hotel Bugis

BEST FOR A shopping and food-centered staycation
FEATURES Outdoor swimming pool, function rooms, gymnasium
WEBSITE https://www.fareasthospitality.com/en/hotels/village-hotel-bugis
COST rate starts at 154.00 SGD / night
ADDRESS 390 Victoria St, Singapore 188061
CONTACT DETAILS +65 6297 2828

Sometimes, you just want a no-fail cheap staycation in Singapore that has these three essentials: comfort, shopping and food.  You can certainly find all these three elements (and more) at the Village Hotel Bugis. 

Village Hotel Bugis is located just minutes away from the Arab, Peranakan, and Indian heritage districts of Singapore. Imagine the variety of cuisine have access to, and can have in one day!

The hotel is also located in the Golden Landmark Shopping Centre so be sure to wear comfortable footwear and bring lots of shopping bags during your staycation here. 

Village Hotel Bugis also features a large outdoor pool and a gymnasium, so guests can really have all the basic necessities of a relaxing staycation filled with shopping and food!

Pros

  • Kids-themed rooms available for young families
  • Halal-certified
  • Spacious rooms

Cons

  • Interior style is slightly dated 

Customer Reviews

As the Village Hotel Bugis has been around for a long time, there are over 3,000 reviews available online. Majority are from guests who’ve had quite a satisfactory experience during their stay. 

Here’s a review from a recent guest, Tania Hussaini:

I really enjoyed my stay here. Super convenient since it’s at Bugis surrounded by many halal cafés. Only sad thing was the short menu for the breakfast “buffet”. Understandable since it’s because of the pandemic and they have to do what is best for the safety of everyone. Would stay again just to get away from routine life.

Anyway, that wraps up our list of the best and cheap staycation Singapore 2021 hotels.

As you can see, you’re spoiled for choice even when it comes to quality accommodations on a budget when on the island.  Moreover, looking for a cheap hotel staycation in Singapore is fun because of the myriad of choices–there’s one for every style and taste!

If you want even more suggestions for cheap accommodations here, check out our list of the best cheap hotels in Singapore, though. That should give you even more options for your staycation, in case all the places above are booked up before you can call them.