Hotels & Staycations

13 Cheap & Affordable Hotels In Singapore From $88 That Are Small But Not Lupsup

Affordable hotels in Singapore for cheap staycays

A staycation is the closest thing to a holiday one can get without having to apply for leave and jetting out of Singapore city. Somehow, not having to make our beds, do any household chores, or even step into our homes works wonders to momentarily teleport us from our current reality.

And while holeing ourselves up in a 5-star hotel is a luxury most of us cannot afford, there are smaller luxuries that aren’t that far off.

We’ve trawled through a bunch of hotel booking sites to bring you this list of non-lupsup affordable budget hotels in Singapore for a quick stress-relieving staycay in the city:

Note: Prices may fluctuate according to your selected dates. All prices are accurate at the time of writing.

When is the best time to book a hotel?

Getting the best rates actually depends on how many stars your hotel has. If it has 1-2 stars only, making a reservation about a week in advance will score you the lowest price. For 3-star hotels, a last-minute booking will be in your favour – just 3 days prior is the best time to book. Hotels that have 4-5 stars are best booked 3 months in advance.

Overview of prices of affordable hotels in Singapore

Here’s a quick glance at how much these budget hotels in Singapore cost before planning your next staycation trip.

Hotel Name Location Prices Promo Rates Ratings
Heritage Collection at Chinatown 227 South Bridge Road From $110/night Heritage Membership awards and perks ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (4.3)
ST Signature Jalan Besar 5 Upper Weld Road From $97/night Flexible short hours stays from 5-13 hours ⭐⭐⭐ (3.6)
Check-Inn @Little India 60 Kerbau Road From $145.80/night Room only-Hot Deal (From 46% off room prices, non-refundable) ⭐⭐⭐ (3.8)
The Great Madras 28 Madras Street From $87.63/night Promo code: CALMO ⭐⭐⭐ (3.3)
Venue Hotel The Lily 238 Joo Chiat Road From $103/night Free cancellation, book now and pay later ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (4.0)
Venue Hotel 305 Joo Chiat Road From $103/night Free cancellation, book now and pay later ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (4.0)
Hotel NuVE, Bugis 9 Jalan Pinang From $114.14/night Early Bird Promotion & Hot Deal Promo ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (4.0)
Hotel Mono 18 Mosque Street From $129.27/night Exclusive Early Bird Offer 38% & minimum 3 nights offer 40% off – 2024 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (4.0)
Champion Hotel (Joo Chiat) 60 Joo Chiat Road #01-06 From $135/night ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (3.9)
Harbour Ville Hotel Singapore 512 Kampong Bahru Road From $93.60/night Last-minute, non-refundable rate ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (4.0)
Hotel Gin Bugis 227 South Bridge Rd From $109.40/night ASR Members Rate & Advance Purchase Rate ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (4.2)
Lloyd’s Inn 2 Lloyd Rd From $160/night Promo code ‘escapewithlloyds’ for 5% off best available rates ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (4.1)
Santa Grand Hotel East Coast 171 E Coast Rd From $170/night Last-Minute promo rate, 28% discount ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (4.2)

1. Heritage Collection at Chinatown

From $110

The Premium Loft room comes with a fully-equipped kitchenette.

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Location is the one true criterion when it comes to locking down that staycay. After all, most of us plan our hit lists of activities around our chosen hotel’s location. That way, It’s easier to bounce back to our rooms once we’ve exhausted our energy reserves for the day.

If you’re always rinsing and repeating the same town itinerary, spice things up with a heavy dose of culture and book a room at Heritage Collection on Chinatown.

Studio Premium with windows that you can open for a breath of fresh air
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With most room types falling under the $110 price cap, you can have your pick of their Studio Single room (from $110/night), Studio (Skylight) room (from $120/night), Studio Premium with windows (from $150/night). 

If you don’t mind going slightly above $150 for special occasions, swing for their Premium Loft (Skylight), reasonably priced from $165/night.

The Studio Single is perfect for lone wolves looking to fit in some peace and quiet
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Impressively, the rooms come with complimentary laundry facilities, a kitchenette complete with a microwave, cooking and dining crockery, Apple TV and free high-speed Wi-Fi. And best of all, the rooms have refrigerators that can store more than just a couple of bottles of water. 

You’ll have free rein to warm up the supper you bought for the night or keep your pints of Ben & Jerry’s icy cool for that midnight Netflix binge.

Each room comes with a spacious bathroom complete with a rainfall shower so you can unwind after a long day
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Hit the streets for a mural hunt, play tourist for a day with a culture walk, and feast on Michelin-starred chicken rice on Smith Street nearby. Whatever you choose, you’ll be spoilt for choice with a host of things to do in the Chinatown area.

Book a stay at Heritage Collection on Chinatown.

Address: 227 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058776
Contact: 6223 7155 | Heritage Collection on Chinatown website 

2. ST Signature Jalan Besar

From $97

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With premium offerings like Dyson hairdryers, Grohe rain showers and The White Company shower products, ST Signature Jalan Besar takes your co-living experience to the next level with extra luxury while keeping prices as low as $63.

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At that bargain-basement price, you’ll be able to enjoy flexible short hours stays from 5-13 hours, making it the ideal pick for a quick escapade or even a WFH alternative. You’ll get access to a whole host of facilities like meeting rooms and coworking spaces to help boost your productivity.

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But for a full overnight stint, you can pick from their Cabin M-rooms, with shared-bathroom twin-bed options starting from $97/night.

Also included is a shared kitchen so you feel right at home. Featuring professional fixtures like Miele stoves, ovens, microwaves and coffee machines, you’re well equipped to whip up a quick lunch or even put together a delectable multi-course feast. 

ST Signature also offers convenient contactless check-ins, letting you obtain your room number and entry PIN code via the mobile app 24 hours before your stay.
Image credit: @st.signature via Instagram

This experience can also be enjoyed at their flagship Tanjong Pagar, Chinatown and Bugis hotel outlets that also offer long-stay promotions by month. 

Book a stay at ST Signature at Jalan Besar.

Address: 5 Upper Weld Road, Singapore 207372 (Opposite Jalan Besar MRT station)
Contact: 6291 7050 | ST Signature at Jalan Besar website 

3. Check-Inn @Little India

From $145.80

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Standing in stark contrast to its colourful surroundings, it’s hard to miss the monochromatic shophouses that make Check-Inn @Little India, previously known as Park 22 Hotel Little India. Just minutes away from Rochor MRT station and a short walk from Bugis, this little 3-star hotel is just the thing for lovers of convenience and of course, Indian food.

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Check-Inn @ Little India

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TripAdvisor Singapore

For $145.80/night, their Deluxe Room is small and has no windows but comes tastefully decorated and stocked with all your hotel necessities, a flat-screen TV, and free Wi-Fi. While some might feel claustrophobic without a view, having no windows does block out the 24-hour hustle of the streets below.

Besides, you’ll likely be exploring all the gems of the area, including the famous Mustafa Centre which is just a 10-minute walk away.

Book a stay at Check-Inn @ Little India.

Address: 60 Kerbau Road, Singapore 219184
Contact: 6291 7120 | Check-Inn @Little India website

4. The Great Madras

From $87.63

One of their 8 private hostel beds that come with sliding doors for added privacy
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What used to stand in place of The Great Madras might’ve spelt seedy all round, but this Wes Anderson-esque 34-room hotel/hostel is quite possibly the hippest boutique hotel in town. From exterior to interior, aesthetics reign as king and every eclectic touch from bold wallpapers to neon lights make for epic photo opportunities around every bend.

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The Great Madras

And although their rooms with ensuite bathrooms do exceed our price cap, you can still score a private bed in their co-living space for just $87.63. The Great Madras really tests one’s limits with their rooms starting from just 8m², but what’s a little squeeze when you’re given access to the rest of the hotel’s facilities to potentially have a fresh-to-death IG feed?

The hotel’s dining are
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Decked out with a queen-sized bed, overhead lights, a bedside lamp, a mirror, and a flat-screen LCD TV of your own – The Luxury Mixed Hostel rooms actually are actually the same size as the next room category. You can also take comfort in the fact that their communal bathrooms look just as bomb as the rest of the hotel.

The photogenic lap pool area
Image credit: @nurulali via Instagram

Book a stay at The Great Madras.

Address: 28 Madras Street, Singapore 208422
Contact: 6988 2364 | The Great Madras website

5. Venue Hotel The Lily in Joo Chiat

From $103

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Venue Hotel

If you’ve got wild love for the East side but never get to hang around the area because it’s just too far out from your hood, you’ll be happy to find Venue Hotel The Lily. Right smack on Joo Chiat Road, this small boutique hotel is merely a 5-minute walk to i12 Katong, Parkway Parade, Little Vietnam, and the many restaurants of Katong.

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Venue Hotel

Their Standard Double and Superior Double rooms are going for $103 and $100 respectively and the only difference between the 2 is the presence of a window. What you see is pretty much what you get, but if you have any special requests, their 24-hour front desk staff are always ready to help.

Book a stay at Venue Hotel The Lily in Joo Chiat.

Address: 238 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427495
Contact: 6344 3131 | Venue Hotel The Lily website

6. Venue Hotel in Joo Chiat

From $103

The wall-ceiling wooden accent makes their lobby look more like an exhibit at the SAM
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It stands true that you can usually gauge how lupsup a hotel is from its lobby, and one glance at Venue Hotel’s will tell you that the only lupsup you’ll find, is at the KTV next door.

Located just down the road from Venue Hotel The Lily, Venue Hotel in Joo Chiat almost looks like a carbon copy except for its white swing doors. It has the same black-and-white exterior, room categories, and even room pricing but they are 2 different hotels.

Their Standard Double Room.
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They also offer Standard Queen and Superior Queen rooms for  $103 and $113 and each room is decorated with a pop of colour. And while small, the toilets in all their rooms come with a glass partition so your toiletries won’t all be soaked after a shower.

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Book a stay at Venue Hotel Joo Chiat.

Address: 305 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427556
Contact: 6346 3131 | Venue Hotel Joo Chiat website

7. Hotel NuVE, Bugis

From $114.14

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Just one street away from hipster enclave Haji Lane, Hotel NuVE is a quaint little boutique hotel on Arab Street that caters to single travellers and couples on a budget. Their MUJI-style rooms are all aesthetically-pleasing with the NuVe Basic room for 2 priced from $134.53/night if you book early. Single rooms are also available from $114.14/night for solo staycationers.

NuVe Basic.
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Apart from all your expected amenities, they also go above and beyond their 3-star rating with their complimentary mini bar which is replenished daily for the duration of your stay. You’re also given the option of interconnecting rooms should more of your posse want in on your staycay.

The hotel’s just a 4-minute walk from the Bugis MRT station, so travelling to the Singapore city centre for a day of exploration will be easy too.

Book a stay at Hotel NuVE.

Address: 9 Jalan Pinang, Singapore 199141
Contact: 6299 5975 | Hotel NuVe website

8. Hotel Mono

From $129.27

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Hotel Mono

Housed in 6 charming, Art Deco conservation shophouses, the 46-room Hotel Mono is visually arresting from the outside in. One might even be surprised to see it sitting in the middle of Chinatown.

A minimalist’s dream come true, each room here is a neat presentation of white walls, black furnishing, and bold geometric beams running across the ceiling – adding depth and character to an otherwise bare room.

The Standard Double Room.
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And though there aren’t many frills, the devil is in the details. Their Small Double Room (from $129.27 with Early Bird promo) comes with a custom King Koil spring bed and micro-gel fibre pillows to guarantee you a good night’s rest.

Their bathroom also comes with an overhead rain shower
Image credit: Hotel Mono

Book a stay at Hotel Mono.

Address: 18 Mosque Street, Singapore 059498
Contact: 6326 0430 | Hotel Mono website

9. Champion Hotel (Joo Chiat)

From $135

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Also down the Joo Chiat stretch is Champion Hotel. The name alone ranks quite highly on the lupsup meter, but this hotel is surprisingly a lot more decent than it sounds. The reception itself gives off cosy and communal hostel vibes, and there’s a little nook just beyond the check-in desk with couches and a cocoon swing.

Superior Double Room without Window
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At $135 and $147 respectively, their Superior Double Room without Window and Deluxe Double Room with Window both come with a closet, mini fridge, and electric kettle. There’s even an additional seating area that can be used for propping open your luggage if you’re a heavy-handed packer.

The ensuite private bathroom is not in the least bit claustrophobic
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Foodies will be particularly happy that the hotel’s located just a 4-minute walk from the famous market and food court at Geylang Singapore.

Book a stay at Champion Hotel (Joo Chiat).

Address: 60 Joo Chiat Road #01-06, Singapore 427726
Contact: 6342 0988 | Champion Hotel Joo Chiat website

10. Harbour Ville Hotel Singapore

From $93.60

Standard Room.
Image credit: Harbour Ville Hotel

Perfect for those planning to spend an entire day out at Universal Studios Singapore or Adventure Cove without an RWS budget for accommodation, the newly-renovated Harbour Ville Hotel sits on Kampong Bahru Road in between Harbourfront and Outram Park station and will keep you within close proximity of Sentosa, Mount Faber, the Southern Ridges, Chinatown, and Clarke Quay.

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Harbour Ville Hotel

The Standard Queen Room goes for $93.60 on a last-minute, non-refundable rate and comes with all the basics: a queen size bed, cable TV, free Wi-Fi, mini fridge, and shade curtains so sleepyheads don’t have to worry about the morning sun.

Superior Room
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Otherwise, you can level up your stay with the sun-drenched Superior Queen at $118.80 (last-minute rate), which is just a smidge over the budget. With this booking, kids under 9 years old can also share the room with no extra charge.

Harbour Ville allows you to book a simple deluxe room for $50 to use for half a day so you can easily stay within budget for an affordable staycation in Singapore.

Book a stay at Harbour Ville Hotel.

Address: 512 Kampong Bahru Road, Singapore 099448
Contact: 6271 2771 | Harbour Ville Hotel website

11. Hotel Gin Bugis

From $109.40

Image credit: Hotel Gin Bugis Singapore

Solo travellers might appreciate the cosiness of Hotel Gin Bugis’ bohemian-inspired aesthetic. The single rooms can go from $109.40/night, featuring a single bed, an electronic safe, eco-friendly bathroom amenities, and free Wi-Fi.

You’ve also got a nifty little study table next to the bed where you have space to scrapbook or journal during your self-care stay. Alternatively, fitness enthusiasts can head on down to the 24-hour Social Gym on level 3 to get a good workout in.

The hotel is located near the Bugis MRT station for easy access and is within an 8-minute walking distance from Bugis Junction so you can easily pop on over to grab any neccessities or even a bite at their many restaurants.

12. Lloyd’s Inn

From $160

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If you’re a fan of open spaces and minimalist designs, the Lloyd’s Inn will be right up your alley. Their smooth, grey concrete walls, neutral colour palette, and hints of wooden furniture set a neat and zen atmosphere that is calming to the eyes. Most of the rooms have plenty of windows that let in a lot of natural light to make the place bright and are further enhanced with potted plants for a fresh pop of green.

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Additionally, there’s an open-air dipping pool and sunbed lounges available for guests seeking to unwind outdoors with a good book, soaking up some fresh air, and basking in the sunset.

13. Santa Grand Hotel East Coast

From $170

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Just a 13-minute walk away from East Coast Park, Santa Grand Hotel East Coast provides the ideal location for those wanting a chill, beach staycation. Alternatively, you can also unwind at the hotel’s jacuzzi and rooftop swimming pool for a refreshing swim while enjoying the view of the city.

Image credit: Santa Grand East Coast 

Their Deluxe Single room goes from $170 per night including in-room amenities such as a mini-bar, toiletries, bath and face towels, bottled water, a flat-screen TV, and free Wi-Fi. Couples can surprise their partners by requesting complimentary room decorations to commemorate their romantic getaway experience.

The hotel currently offers a last-minute promo rate that grants you a 28% discount on your room when you book 7 days before your arrival.

Enjoy a cheap staycation at these affordable hotels in Singapore

Just because you can’t afford luxury Singapore hotels, it doesn’t mean you have to deny yourself one. This list of non-lupsup but cheap hotels in Singapore under $150 prove that desperate times don’t call for desperate measures and if there’s a will, there’s a way – which doesn’t involve settling for Hotel 81

Be it a transit hotel or boutique capsule hotels, these accommodations in Singapore have a great central location, great mood vibes, a low average price, and are near to attractions such as Gardens by the Bay and Marina Bay Sands if you want to get an atas experience.

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This article contains partial partnership content, and a portion of this content may contain referral links to products. However, all opinions are ours.
Cover image adapted from: Lloyd’s Inn, The Great Madras, ST Signature, and Hotel Gin Bugis Singapore.
Original article published on 21st June 2018. Last updated by Andrew Hoon on 5th February 2023. Last updated by Mae-Z Fam 29th March 2024. 

Kimberly Lauren Wong

A seemingly normal girl with the appetite of a baby T-Rex and a penchant for all things bohemian. Perpetually in pursuit of the best vanilla chai latte in town, you'll find her huddled in a quaint cafe with a book or fountain pen in hand, inking her way through stacks of paper perfecting the alphabet.

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