Areas to Stay: 

Anywhere within walking distance of an MRT Station is a good choice.  Areas with a concentration of budget hotels include Chinatown, Little India, Bugis, Lavender area, Jalan Besar area, and in the Joo Chiat Road area half way between the Airport and the City.

Where are these hotels, and how close are they to MRT and bus stops?  Use the mapping websites and network map in this Article to find out -


Please make sure you carefully read the hotels reviews here on Tripadvisor, and look at the candid photos taken by recent guests. Many of these budget hotels have very small rooms, and some have no windows. Please check room size and features before making a booking.  


List of smaller Budget hotels -


Hotel Snow. 26 Cavan Road, Lavender area.  Small hotel, 5 minutes walk from Lavender MRT Station, and 2 bus stops nearby on Lavender Street. Handy supermarket not far away in the Kitchener Complex, and another few minutes walk and you are at food options/Foodcourt around Lavender MRT. 

Rucksack Inn @ MacKenzie. (5 mins walk from Little India MRT Station. Access to Reception/Lobby is on the 5th floor)

J8 Hotel, 8 Townshend Road, Little India.  (Complimentary Breakfast and Mini-Bar, and Free WIFI Internet)

Perak Hotel, Little India (small guesthouse type hotel. Quite homely. Pleasant breakfast area)

Asphodel Inn, 380 Race Course Road, 5 minutes to Farrer Park Mrt Station and City Square Mall

Arianna Hotel, Little India  

Hotel 165, Kitchener road, Little India. Close to Mustafa Department Store, City Square Mall and Farrer Park MRT Station. 

Fortuna Hotel, 2 Owen Road, next to Farrer Park Mrt station, City Square Mall

Tai Hoe Hotel, Little India (very close to City Square Mall and Farrer Park MRT station)

Hotel 81 Dickson (one in the chain of Hotel 81's around Singapore)

Hangout @ Mount Emily Has dorm hostel beds, plus other rooms for couples and families or groups.

Victoria Hotel (good location on Victoria Street near Bugis and National Library. Walking distance to both City Hall and Bugis MRT)

Bayview Hotel (walking distance to Dhoby Ghaut or Bras Basah MRT stations)

Park View Hotel, 81 Beach Road. Bugis area. Some renovation during the past year or two. Has standard, superior, deluxe and family rooms. 

Pinnacle Hotel, Jalan Besar. (Formerly named Cultural Hotel).

Porcelain Hotel (Chinatown location. Very small rooms)

Jayleen 1918 Hotel, Carpenter St, Chinatown

Santa Grand Little India Hotel, Veerasamy Road.

Santa Grand Hotel Lai Chun Yuen (interesting boutique budget hotel in renovated old Chinese Opera House)

Santa Grand Bugis Hotel

Jinshan Hotel 

Duxton Hotel small budget boutique hotel Chinatown

The Inn at Temple Street 

Park 22 Hotel, Chinatown, Keong Saik road, 5-10 mins walk to Outram Park MRT station.

Kam Leng Hotel (interesting renovation of an old hotel, heritage building. There is a bus stop across the road, otherwise its a 10-15 min walk to the MRT station)

The Ardennes Hotel, Jalan Klapa, Bugis Area. Budget Boutique Hotel. Free Wifi Internet, small swimming pool and Spa tub. 

Amaris Hotel, 21 Middle Road, Bugis area

Sandpiper Hotel, Boutique Budget hotel. 63 Dunlop St, Little India. Offers small Superior rooms, slightly larger Deluxe or Family rooms containing a Queen and 1 Single bed.  Free Breakfast, Free WIFI. Some rooms may not have windows, and some room categories do not have a mini-fridge in the room - please check before booking.

Hotel NuVe, Jalan Pinang, near Victoria Street/North Bridge Road. 10 minutes walk to Bugis MRT station. Hotel offers single, double, twin and family rooms.  Free wifi Internet.  

Fragrance Hotel Riverside, Hong Kong Street, Chinatown area. 5-10 minutes walk from Clarke Quay MRT Station and Central Mall. Hotel hassmall swimming  pool. 

Madras Tekka Hotel

Marrison Hotel, 103 Beach Road.

Marrison @ Desker Road, 65 Desker Rd, Little India 

Arton Boutique Hotel, Tyrwhitt Road, Lavender/Jalan Besar Area.  Walking distance to Lavender MRT Station. 

Parc Sovereign Hotel, 175 Albert Street. Narrow rooftop swimming pool.

Parc Sovereign Hotel - Tyrwhitt,  165 Tyrwhitt Road. Free Wifi Internet. Restaurant. Rooftop outdoor swimming pool.

Summerview Hotel.  173 Bencoolen street. Various room configurations - single/twin/double/triple with 3 single beds/family can book an extra single bed in the room for approx sgd$40 (check hotels website for exact prices and details).  Hotel offers free Wifi, and has a small cafe/restaurant.

Keong Saik Hotel.  On Keong Saik road. Good location 5 minutes from Outram Park MRT Station. Hotel offers various room categories including single, double, twin and Deluxe triple which has a double bed and one single bed. Included breakfast in a small dining area off Reception.

Mayo Inn, Jalan Besar.

Aqueen Jalan Besar. 230 Jalan Besar. 75 room hotel. Located about 10-15 mins walk to Farrer Park MRT Station, or there are several bus stops within walking distance along Jalan Besar. Hotel has a cafe, and offers free WIFI Internet.

Aqueen Lavender Hotel, Lavender Area. Hotel offers Free WIFI Internet.



Champion Hotel, Joo Chiat Road. East Coast area half way between Changi airport and the city.  Across the road from the Joo Chiat Complex which has a supermarket, and taxi rank at the front.

Venue Hotel, Joo Chiat Road (new hotel in Katong/East Coast area between the airport and city centre)

Venue the Lily Hotel, also on Joo Chiat Road. Sister hotel to Venue Hotel.

Aqueen Heritage Hotel, Joo Chiat Road, opposite Champion Hotel 

Peranakan Hotel, East Coast Road. 

Hotel 81 Sakura, Joo Chiat Road.

Hotel 81 Tristar,  has large older style rooms, and a swimming pool.