A few words about Singapore's cheap hotels & hostels...
This section covers mostly hostels, cheap hotels, guest-houses and other backpacker places in Singapore.
Those places were recommended by many travelers. They are relatively clean and tidy and provide their customers some amenities like hot/cold showers, luggage storage, nice rooms/dormitories with reasonable furniture, etc...
Some of the hotels in this section would also have nice double-rooms at a reasonable price.
The price range is around SG$ 20 to 30 per person per night (Dormitory/shared room), while price range for a double room in this category is around SG$ 50 to 80 per room per night.
An accommodation tip from 'Metropolasia Man':
Currently, we recommend two online hotel reservation services (with whom we work): Agoda, that specializes in Asia, and Hotels Combined, which is a price-comparison-service that searches 30 of the world's major travel sites at once, to get the best rate possible.
Otherwise, If what you are looking for is a good, cheap hostel, click HERE to compare Singapore's most recommended hostels and guesthouses, and find some of the best available rates !
Nestled along characterful Ann Siang Road, right near the heart of Chinatown, this modern hostel provides fantastic accommodation for those who are willing to pay a little bit more.
Occupying a historic and charming shophouse in the heart of Chinatown, and just a few steps from the MRT and most places-of interest, Wink Hostel boasts spacious “pod” style beds and spotlessly clean premises, and provides great bang for the buck.
Superbly located between Chinatown and the Singapore River, this relatively new hostel has already received 4 awards from reputable establishments like HostelWorld, HostelBookers and Tripadvisor...
Occupying a beautifully restored shophouse, right in the centre of Chinatown's Pagoda Street, this chic and stylish place can best be described as a "boutique hostel".
Hangout @ Mt. Emily is a lovely, modern and excellent Singapore hostel, with a fantastic location right in between the MRT stations of Dhoby Ghaut and Little India. The hostel is positioned on a small hill and enjoys some nice cityscape views, as well as a lovely public garden, just next to it.
This popular and well established Singapore hostel has long become an icon among backpackers in Little India.
Pleasant, easygoing ambience and good location have both contributed to the great popularity of Prince of Wales, and so did the hostel's pub...
Strategically located, just a short walk from two MRT stations, as well as from places-of-interest like Sim Lim Square and Serangoon Road, this relatively new Singapore hostel aims at providing a solution to all those backpackers who are willing to fork out a few more pennies to sleep in a better place.
In spite of its unpretentious name, Rucksack Inn has a few significant advantages, which helped it to become one of the most popular of Singapore hostels, including unbeatable location, very nice staff and properly maintained premises.
These two fantastic backpacker hostels were open just a few years ago and everything in them is still spanking new… They both enjoy great locations in the heart of Chinatown, the staff are friendly and try to help in whatever way they can, and although the rooms are slightly claustrophobic, they are clean and pleasant all the same...
Fantastic location and friendly, helpful staff, have both helped this popular Singapore hostel to be voted as Hostel World's "hostel of the year" for 2009 and HostelBookers' "Best Staff" for 2008
The hostel with the slightly odd name occupies a nice, historic shophouse in the heart of Chinatown, and although it has opened only a few years ago, it has already managed to become one of Singapore's most popular backpacker joints.
Occupying an old house on the corner of Serngoon and Lavender, just a short stroll from all the hustle and bustle of Little India, as well as from an MRT Station, The hive was opened in 2005 by a few Singaporean army mates and fast became one of the city's most popular backpacker hostels.
This homey Singapore hostel occupies a small shophouse in Little India, a short walk from MRT Farrer Park Station, as well as from Little India's main shopping, dining and entertainment areas.
Traveller's Inn is a small and tidy hostel, decked out in vivacious colors of orange, blue and pistachio and properly maintained by Jenny and Daniel, the nice couple who owns the place and tries to answer guests' questions and help in whichever way they can.
The Betel-Box is one of Singapore's best and most popular backpackers hostels, and although it is located slightly far from the centre, on Joo Chiat Road,there is plenty of public transport around.
Named after its address, 1 Florence Close is a fairly modern guest house, tastefully designed and quite comfortable. Location wise, it is quite far from the city center but within a very short walk from the MRT station (Kovan), so you'll have no troubles getting anywhere you want to go.
The Inn Crowd is a very popular hostel with excellent reputation among backpackers. Enjoying a fairly good and central location in Little India, within a short walk from MRT-Little India.
Accommodation is available either in dormitories or twin rooms.
Bugis Backpackers is a fairly new and popular hostel, with an excellent location at the heart of Bugis Village, adjacent to the MRT. The hostel is clean, pleasant and provides most of the amenities that a hostel of this kind is expected to provide...
This is definitely not one of Singapore's best guesthouses, but it does offer reasonable accommodation at an excellent price, and a relatively good location : Two minutes walk from MRT-Bugis and a short walk from the Raffles Hotel.
'A Travelers Rest Stop' is a fairly nice hostel with a good location, in between Chinatown's center and Tanjong Pagar, near MRT-Outram Park.
Hawaii Hostel is quite popular, mostly thanks to its great location and reasonable prices.
Centrally located between Bugis and the city centre and close to many places of interest.
Rooms are all air-conditioned... not the fanciest you can find but good enough for this price.
Summer Tavern is a very popular hostel / guesthouse, that enjoys an excellent location near the Singapore River, between Boat Quay and Clarke Quay (a couple of minutes walk from MRT-Clarke Quay).
The good old Waterloo enjoys a superb location, just behind the Museum of Arts. It provides decent accommodation in both double rooms and dormitories: The dormitories (and their showers) are clean and nice. The rooms are fairly spacious and give good value for money.
This hostel is closed for renovations, as at 2010-2011
New 7th Story Hotel had closed down !