Everyone loves vacations, but the reality is that not everyone can afford to travel every few months. Even trips to nearby destinations like Hong Kong and Bangkok will set you back a few hundred bucks. If you’re itching to give your mind and body a break from work but don’t have the budget for it, why not consider a staycation? It’ll look good on Instagram, too!
Here are 15 cheap hotels in Singapore for couples and families on the hunt for the perfect staycation experience for under $200. The hotels shortlisted all offer rooms for $120 to $190 and are 3- to 4-star boutique hotels, mostly with amenities like free WiFi, swimming pools and fitness gyms.
|Hotel||Price per night|
|Village Hotel (Changi, Bugis, Albert Court and Katong)||$140 – $180|
|XY Hotel Bugis||$150|
|Hilton Garden Inn||$160|
|Oasia Hotel Novena & Downtown||$160|
|Mercure Singapore Bugis||$160|
|The Great Madras||$170|
|Rendezvous Hotel||$150 – $180 on sale (U.P $220)|
Arcadia Hotel is the cheapest in this list, and is really a no-frills hotel with basic amenities. It’s about $120 for a Superior Queen room that’s quite small at 12sqm, but comes stocked with luxurious L’Occitane toiletries and a designer Sealy PosturePedic mattress. Also, there is a rooftop jacuzzi upstairs – perfect for couples who want to sleep in and rest all day.
Address: 32 Hamilton Road, 209201
Price: $120 for the Superior Queen Room
The Sultan‘s Standard Double room is comparable to Arcadia’s, but is slightly bigger at around 14 to 15sqm. It’s also slightly more expensive at $130, but has no pool or gym facilities. The boutique hotel is built along a heritage shophouse stretch in Kampong Glam, and the rooms are beautifully designed with wooden furnishings and long windows.
Address: 101 Jalan Sultan #01-01 Singapore 199002
Price: $130 for the Standard Double Room
Hotel Mi is a newly opened – Oct 2017 – modern hotel in the heart of Bencoolen street. It offers quite a bit for its $140 price tag, with a decent pool and fitness gym. Although more targeted at tourists, each room comes with a handy phone that you can bring out with you for free 4G internet access and local calls. It’s got a yellow honeycomb-inspired theme, which screams “young and energetic” more than “classy and romantic”.
Address: 41 Bencoolen Street, Singapore 189623
Price: $140 for the Mi Superior Double Room
All of Hotel G‘s rooms start with a G: Good, Great and Greater. The most basic one is Good, which is at the $140 price range. It’s a bit of a squeeze at 11 to 13 sqm, but that’s to be expected of most of the hotels this affordable. It’s right smack on Middle Road – try not to laugh at your poor colleagues who are still at work – and houses a vintage-inspired gym.
Address: 200 Middle Road Singapore 188980
Price: $140 for the Good Queen Room
Village Hotel (Changi, Bugis, Albert Court and Katong)
Village Hotel is a chain of 4 hotels across Singapore, located at Changi, Bugis, Albert Court and Katong. The prices are all quite affordable at $140 to $190, but the most value-for-money ones are Changi and Bugis. You can get a room at Village Hotel Changi for $140 and enjoy the stunning rooftop infinity pool that overlooks the sea. The only downside is the ulu location. If you want somewhere more central, top up $10 for Village Hotel Bugis, which has a jacuzzi and gym facilities.
Changi – 1 Netheravon Rd, Singapore 508502
Bugis – 390 Victoria Street Singapore 188061
Albert Court – 180 Albert St, Singapore 189971
Katong – 25 Marine Parade, 449536
Price: $140 to $180 for the Superior Room
XY Hotel Bugis
XY Hotel Bugis is a quirky boutique hotel with artsy walls and cool furniture. It’s $150 for a superior room, but if you want to stay in one of the themed rooms, it’s around $170. They have a beer room, and even one with cat decorations – a fluffy dream come true for cat ladies like myself. There’s a small pool in the hotel, and you can rent Instagram-worthy unicorn floats at $20/day. Another cool feature is the handy phone that they have – aside from free calls and internet, it doubles as a remote control for the lights, curtains and air-conditioning. While the lights and curtains are sensor activated, you can actually switch on the air-conditioning to cool the room while you’re outside.
Address: 11-13 Jalan Klapa Singapore 199325
Price: $150 for the Superior Room
If you’re a culture buff, you’ll love Hotel Mono: It’s built at the restored shophouses near Chinatown MRT, and is steeped in history. The place retains its rustic charm with the iconic air wells and Rococo-era windows. $150 will get you a Double Room that’s 15sqm. It’s also near popular drinking spots like Clarke Quay and Ann Siang Hill. The rooms are, of course, monochrome-themed.
Address: 18 Mosque St, Singapore 059498
Price: $150 for the Double Room
Studio M (writer’s pick!)
Studio M‘s rooms look like the cosy homes I imagine the hip (and elite) millennials of Singapore live in. Their rooms are inspired by lofts, and feature high ceilings with a mezzanine floor. It’s super spacious at 22sqm, justifying its $160 price. Guests also have access to 2 pools and an open-air gym. This is great for couples celebrating anniversaries or birthdays – you can have a fancy dinner and drinks at Robertson Quay before heading “home”.
Address: 3 Nanson Rd, Singapore 238910
Price: $160 for the Studio Loft
For ultra chic rooms, try Wanderlust Hotel. Their most affordable room option are the Pantone rooms, which are all colour themed and feature cool neon signs that quote famous songs about colours (like Purple Haze by Jimi Hendrix). Pantone rooms cost $160 per night, and although you can’t choose your preferred colour via the online booking portal, you can always write it in to try and request for it. There are no pools or gyms there though.
Address: 2 Dickson Road Singapore 209494
Price: $160 for the Pantone Room
Hilton Garden Inn
Hilton Garden Inn is one of the more affordable brands under Hilton, and only charges $160 for a night in the 19sqm King Guest rooms. The hotel is near budget shopping paradise Mustafa, as well as Little India and Farrer Park MRT. There’s nothing super outstanding about this hotel, but it’s comfortable enough and has basic amenities like a pool and gym.
Address: 3 Belilios Road, Singapore 219924
Price: $160 for the King Guest Room
Oasia Hotel Novena & Downtown
Oasia Hotel‘s 2 locations – Novena and Downtown – offer affordable rooms at $150 to $170 per night. Oasia Hotel Downtown is the pricier location, but also the fancier of the two. It houses 2 rooftop pools, a sky terrace (garden) and a 24h fitness gym. Oasia Hotel Novena is not bad too, with 1 pool and the 24h gym. If you book directly through the site, you get a direct 12% discount. If it’s your first time, join their mailing list to score a one-time 15% discount.
Novena – 8 Sinaran Drive, Singapore 307470
Downtown – 100 Peck Seah Street, Singapore 079333
Price: $150 – $170 for the Superior Room
Mercure Singapore Bugis
Mercure is great for those who want something slightly artsy fartsy: There’s an infinity pool that’s great for the ‘gram, a sky deck for some fresh air and a 24h gym for your daily workout sesh. The rooms are heritage-inspired, with artworks featuring local landscapes and more. It’s on Middle Road, which is also where Hotel G is (see above).
Address: 122 Middle Road Singapore 188973
Price: $160 for the Signature Queen Room
The Great Madras
Although not part of any huge hotel chain, with its giant neon flamingo entrance sign, The Great Madras is instantly recognisable. The cheapest option is the Good Room, which is shockingly small at just 9sqm! And even still, a night at the Good Room will cost you $170, which is on the pricier side. The hotel is, however, every basic millennial’s Instagram dreamland. It’s got rustic, vintage-inspired decor and neon signs lights at every turn. There’s also a small pool for guests.
Address: 28 Madras St, Singapore 208422
Price: $170 for the Good Room
Yotel is a modern hotel with rooms that are styled after airplane cabins – think simple furniture and high ceilings. You can also self-check in into your rooms via the kiosks – another airport-inspired feature. At $190 per night, it’s more expensive than the rest on this list, but that’s probably because it’s located at Orchard Road. Additionally, there’s a nice pool and a 24h gym in the complex.
Address: 366 Orchard Road Singapore 238904
Price: $190 for the Premium Queen Cabin
Rendezvous Hotel Singapore
Here’s a bonus staycation option for you – rooms at the Rendezvous Hotel usually cost $220, but first-time customers can sign up for their mailing list to unlock at 15% discount which would make it around $190. At the time of writing, there was a flash sale and the Superior Room was just $180. After adding the welcome discount, it was just $150+. If you can score a discount, I definitely recommend trying this – the rooms are ultra spacious at 26 sqm, which is double that of many other boutique hotels. While there isn’t a pool, there’s a 24h gym.
Address: 9 Bras Basah Road Singapore 189559
Price: Usually $220 for the Superior Room, but as cheap as $150+ when on sale
Have you had a staycay at any of these cheap hotels? Share your experience with us below!
In-article image credits: Arcadia, The Sultan, Hotel Mi, Hotel G, Village Hotel Changi, XY Hotel Bugis, Hotel Mono, Studio M, Wanderlust Hotel, Hilton Garden Inn, Oasia Hotel Downtown, Mercure Singapore Bugis, The Great Madras, Yotel and Rendezvous Hotel.
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