From a budget traveler’s perspective, planning your itinerary can be a hassle more often than not. You tend to grapple with the worry of not getting the most out of your stay especially when you are bounded by limited money and time.
You might chance upon a relatively cheap and seemingly decent hotel but fear soon sets in that you might also be compromising on accessibility and finding yourself staying too far from the “complete experience” you yearn to achieve from your shoestring stay.
To make the process painless for you, we have recommended a few cheap hotels in Singapore that come with the most convenient accessibility to “must-visit” places and landmarks.
Singapore’s hottest tourist attractions are spread out mainly in the central and southern regions of Singapore. Glitzy Marina Bay Sands and Gardens by the Bay are located in the center of Singapore, whereas Resorts World Sentosa is on the southern part of Singapore at HarbourFront. To be staying in between both locations would be ideal as it wouldn’t take more than 15 minutes to get to both destinations via public transport and at the same time, experience the hustle and bustle of the city.
The first on our list is the 5footway Inn Project which has 4 hotels in the districts of Chinatown, Arab Street and a flagship outlet in Boat Quay. The hotel chain strikes a stark resemblance to a cozy student hostel with offerings of private and mixed dorms and a chill out terrace. The most convenient outlet is in Chinatown which is a minute’s walk away from Chinatown (NE4) MRT train station. Winner of past accolades such as Best Cleanliness in 2012 by HostelBookers and a recent certificate of excellence by TripAdvisor, 5footway Inn Project seems poised to become the model hostel since it’s opening in 2011. After you have checked in, be sure to check out the sights and sounds surrounding the Chinatown district long the main Eu Tong Sen Street. In Chinatown, you could also check into the budget Econ Inn @ Chinatown on 18 Mosque Street which offers very basic amenities.
Bugis, a district in central area of Singapore is also dotted with budget hotels such as the Ibis Hotel Singapore on Bencoolen under the famous Accor Hotel Group. This economy-tier hotel is just 10 minutes walk away from Bugis (EW12) MRT train station. While Bugis is undoubtedly one of Singapore’s most fashionable shopping districts for the younger crowd, it is also well-known for steamboat buffet joints. Just head down to Liang Seah Street where rows of cheap steamboat buffet cafes are lined up for your pickings.
In Little India district, one should check out the Santa Grand Hotel Little India which is one of the rare few cheap hotels in Singapore that offers surprisingly spacious rooms. Housed in a traditional 3-storey shophouse, Santa Grand Little India offers guests a choice of standard rooms to large family rooms. A famous hang out spot for locals during the weekends, Little India can seem to be unlike anywhere else in Singapore especially with Singapore’s only 24-hour shopping mall called Mustafa Center.
More information on cheap hotels in Singapore can be found at http://www.budgethotels.sg
Let Danny Lee who is the founder of BudgetHotels.sg ( http://www.budgethotels.sg ) and also a tourism expert of Singapore show you where to get cheap hotel rooms. He is a local-bred that knows this tiny yet dynamic city-state inside out and can also share with you on where are the hidden gems to eat, shop and play.