PSA: Nine affordable Singapore staycation ideas for the perfect weekend getawaywithout spending too much!

Oasia Hotel Downtown - Budget Singapore Staycation Ideas

Oasia Hotel Downtown. Photo credit: Oasia Hotels

Last update: 1 Sep 2020

Leisure travel might not be possible for a while, but we still need a break. Perhaps even more so with all the crap that 2020 has thrown at us! Gotta keep our sanity in check, ya know.

As hotels in Singapore reopen for business, staycations are the perfect way to relax and recharge. There’s just something about staying in a new environment and sleeping in crisp, white sheets that make it feel like you’re on vacation. That, and having someone else do the cleaning.

M Social Singapore Gym - Budget Singapore Staycation Ideas

M Social Singapore. Photo credit: Millennium Hotels

You might not want to spend too much on a local getaway (to save up for future travels), so we’ve compiled a list of budget-friendly hotels for a staycation in Singapore. Cosy bedrooms? State-of-the-art gyms? Gorgeous swimming pools? Yes, please!

All hotels on this list are also SG Clean certified and staycation-approved by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB). You’re welcome.

We’ll also be updating this list regularly, so bookmark this article for more affordable Singapore staycation ideas.

Budget Singapore staycation hotels that are STB approved and SG Clean certified

1) Lloyd’s Inn
2) Oasia Hotel Downtown
3) M Social Singapore
4) Hotel Soloha
5) PARKROYAL on Beach Road
6) Lyf Funan Singapore
7) Village Hotel Bugis
8) Hotel G Singapore
9) Aqueen Hotel Paya Lebar

Check out our summary at the end for a quick breakdown!

1) Lloyd’s Inn

Lloyds Inn Reception - Budget Singapore Staycation Ideas

Photo credit: Lloyd’s Inn

Closest MRT stations: Somerset (NSL), Orchard (NSL), Fort Canning (DTL)
Food nearby:
The English House, Common Man Coffee Roasters, Chikuwa Tei, Killiney Kopitiam
Experiences nearby:
Orchard Road, Singapore Art Museum, Esplanade, Amped Trampoline Park, Fort Canning Park

Lloyds Inn Room - Budget Singapore Staycation Ideas

Photo credit: Lloyd’s Inn

Located in the heart of Singapore, Lloyd’s Inn is an affordable boutique hotel with a minimalist aesthetic. Rooms are light, airy, and resemble a Muji showroom. Who doesn’t want to live in a Muji showroom?

Lloyds Inn Pool - Affordable Hotels in Singapore for Staycations

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Lloyd’s Inn includes a roof terrace, outdoor pantry and garden deck to hang out at, as well as a dipping pool to soak in. You also get to enjoy a complimentary breakfast at the nearby Artisan Boulangerie Co., which serves up fresh pastries and coffee!

Cost: From ~S$87.50/pax 
Address:
2 Lloyd Road, Singapore 239091
Website: Lloyd’s Inn

Staycation Promo
Book on Klook for complimentary breakfast, late checkouts, as well as 10% off the a la carte menu at Artisan Boulangerie Co!

2) Oasia Hotel Downtown

Oasia Hotel Downtown Sky Pavilion - Affordable Singapore Staycation Inspiration

Photo credit: Oasia Hotels

Closest MRT stations: Tanjong Pagar (EWL)
Food nearby:
Two Men Bagel House, Starbucks, Hamburg Steak Keisuke, JAPAN RAIL CAFE, Ippudo, McDonald’s, The Populus, Chicken Up, Apiary, Potato Head, Muchachos
Experiences nearby:
Tanjong Pagar Plaza, Telok Ayer Park, Guoco Tower, Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre

Oasia Hotel Downtown Swimming Pool - Budget Singapore Staycation Ideas

Photo credit: Oasia Hotels

Oasia Hotel Downtown is what Gardens by the Bay would look like if it were a hotel. It’s a marriage of modern architecture and mother nature, with lush greenery infused throughout the building.

The value-for-money hotel is located in the bustling district of Tanjong Pagar, and features two rooftop swimming pools and a 24-hour gym.

Oasia Hotel Downtown Superior Room - Budget Singapore Staycation Ideas

Superior Room. Photo credit: Oasia Hotels

Rooms are clean and comfortable, with full-length windows offering breathtaking views of the city centre. There are also countless food options in the area, so Oasia Hotel is perfect for die-hard foodies!

Cost: From ~S$89.50/pax
Address: 100 Peck Seah Street, Chinatown, Singapore 079333
Website: Oasia Hotel

3) M Social Singapore

M Social Singapore MySpace - Affordable Staycation Inspiration

Photo credit: Millennium Hotels

Closest MRT stations: Fort Canning (DTL)
Food nearby:
PS.Cafe, Common Man Coffee Roasters, Toby’s Estate, Bar Bar Black Sheep, Limoncello
Experiences nearby:
Robertson Quay, Clarke Quay, National Museum of Singapore, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore Repertory Theatre

M Social Singapore Alcove Cosy Room - Affordable Hotels for Staycations

Photo credit: Millennium Hotels

Youthful and snazzy, M Social Singapore is the ideal budget staycation in Robertson Quay, Singapore’s party district. This hotel offers chic alcove and loft-style rooms — designed by Philippe Starck, a well-known French architect. Oh, and it has robot staff members manning the front desk and whipping up breakfast too.

M Social Singapore Swimming Pool - Local Staycation Hotels

Photo credit: Millennium Hotels

Spend your morning working out at the well-equipped fitness centre before chilling in the massive pool. In the evening, head to Beast & Butterflies, the in-house restaurant, for tasty Asian-Western fusion cuisine!

Cost: From ~S$90/pax
Address: 90 Robertson Quay, Singapore 238259
Website: M Social Singapore

Staycation Promo
Book here to enjoy a complimentary cocktail or perfume making workshop, and a 10% discount at Beast & Butterflies!

4) Hotel Soloha

Hotel Soloha Reception - Affordable Staycation Hotels

Photo credit: Hotel Soloha

Closest MRT stations: Outram Park (EWL/NEL)
Food nearby:
Chicken Up, The Populus, Tian Tian Chicken Rice, Potato Head, Hong Lim Market & Food Centre, Tantric Bar, Apiary
Experiences nearby:
Chinatown, Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, People’s Park Complex, Sri Mariamman Temple

Hotel Soloha has the best of both worlds — the look of a trendy boutique hotel, and the laidback vibe of a budget backpacker’s hostel. The interior resembles a hip arts museum, with vibrant motifs and neon lights littered across the walls.

Hotel Soloha Outdoor Suite - Affordable Singapore Staycation Hotels

The Outdoor Suite. Photo credit: Booking.com

The rooms aren’t big, but have all the amenities you could possibly need. There are four different layouts to choose from — this includes suites that are perfect for couples, or family lofts that can sleep up to four. Every room has a large 4K smart television and a luxurious rain shower.

If you wanna live that bougie life, opt for the outdoor suite which features a private outdoor tub! Talk about a luxurious (yet incredible affordable) staycation in Singapore.

Cost: From ~S$56.25/pax
Address: 12–16 Teck Lim Road, Chinatown, Singapore 088388
Website: Hotel Soloha

Staycation Promo
Enjoy an all-day 1-for-1 Asahi Beer happy hour, plus 10-15% off partner merchants like Takeshi Noodle Bar, Apiary, Kenko Spa and more!

5) PARKROYAL on Beach Road

PARKROYAL on Beach Road Swimming Pool - Budget Singapore Staycation Ideas

Photo credit: Pan Pacific

Closest MRT stations: Bugis (EWL/DTL), Nicoll Highway (CCL)
Food nearby:
Blu Jaz Cafe, Mrs Pho, ATLAS, Ah Chew Desserts
Experiences nearby:
Haji Lane, Kampong Gelam, Bugis Junction, Golden Mile Tower, We Are The Furballs (Dog Cafe), Xcape Singapore Escape Rooms

I’m sure most of us have passed by PARKROYAL on Beach Road en route to Bugis. The building’s unassuming exterior masks a stylish interior, with top facilities to boot. These include a half Olympic-sized pool overlooking Singapore’s iconic skyline, a sleek fitness studio, and an in-house spa.

PARKROYAL on Beach Road Superior Room - Cheap Singapore Staycation Hotels

Photo credit: Pan Pacific

PARKROYAL’s rooms feature warm, soothing tones which create a calming atmosphere. You’re sure to get the much-needed rest you need!

Cost: From ~S$90/pax
Address: 7500A Beach Road, The Plaza, Singapore 199591
Website: PARKROYAL on Beach Road

Staycation Promo
Exclusive to UOB Cardmembers (Now — 28 Feb 2021)
– 10% off best available rate, including complimentary breakfast for up to two adults
– Pan Pacific DISCOVERY members enjoy additional 10% off

6) Lyf Funan Singapore

Lyf Funan Singapore Common Space - Budget Singapore Staycation Ideas

Photo credit: Lyf by Ascott

Closest MRT stations: City Hall (EWL/NSL)
Food nearby:
JUMBO Seafood, Song Fa Bak Kut Teh, Brotzeit, Prive, El Mero Mero, Harry’s, McDonald’s
Experiences nearby:
Fort Canning Park, Funan Mall, Climb Central Funan, National Gallery Singapore, Capitol Singapore, Timbre X @ The Substation, The Arts House, Asian Civilisations Museum, CHIJMES

Lyf Funan Singapore is an Instagrammer’s dream. Located in the futuristic Funan mall, this co-living hotel is akin to Google’s stunning offices. It features plenty of thoughtfully-designed common spaces for socialising, from a communal lounge to a spectacular shared kitchen.

Lyf Funan Singapore Shared Kitchen - Affordable Staycation Ideas

Photo credit: Lyf by Ascott

Lyf Funan has plenty of rooms for every type of staycationer, from a standard room for couples to an apartment studio for groups.

Lyf Funan Singapore Studio - Affordable Hotels for Staycations

Photo credit: Lyf by Ascott

Cost: From ~S$60.50/pax
Address: 67 Hill Street, City Hall, Singapore 179370
Website: Lyf Funan Singapore

Staycation Promo
Klook is offering exclusive discounts to selected merchants like Collin’s, Tiong Bahru Bakery and Amo at Funan mall when you book a staycation at Lyf Funan!

7) Village Hotel Bugis

Village Hotel Bugis - Budget Singapore Staycation Ideas

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Closest MRT stations: Bugis (EWL/DTL)
Food nearby:
Blu Jaz Cafe, Mrs Pho, ATLAS, Domino’s, Zam Zam, Lickety Ice Cream and Waffles, Bar Stories
Experiences nearby:
Bugis Junction, Kampong Gelam, Haji Lane, Golden Mile Tower, Xcape Singapore Escape Rooms

Village Hotel Bugis is another budget staycation spot in Singapore worth considering! The spacious rooms include large windows with views of the lively Bugis district. There’s also a simple coffee maker and a flat-screen television to enjoy all your favourite movies.

Village Hotel Bugis Swimming Pool - Budget Singapore Staycation Ideas

Photo credit: Far East Hospitality

Village Hotel Bugis also has a large outdoor swimming pool, and a clean gym equipped with treadmills and weights — perfect for a full-body workout!

Cost: From ~S$78/pax
Address: 390 Victoria Street, Kampong Glam, Singapore 188061
Website: Village Hotel Bugis

8) Hotel G Singapore

Hotel G Singapore Common Area - Budget Singapore Staycation Ideas

Photo credit: Hotel G

Closest MRT stations: Bugis (EWL/DTL), Rocher (DTL), Bras Basah (CCL)
Food nearby:
Ginett Restaurant and Wine Bar, 25 Degrees Singapore, Rocher Original Beancurd, Burger King, Tanuki Raw
Experiences nearby:
Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple, The Cathay, National Museum of Singapore, Bugis Junction, Mount Emily Park

Don’t be fooled by its plain-Jane exterior, because Hotel G Singapore is the definition of trendy! This affordable lifestyle hotel has a warm, rustic feel that’s perfect for a relaxing staycation.

Gym rats can hit up the 24-hour gym. Meanwhile, foodies can feast at French restaurant Ginett or 25 Degrees, an American burger joint. Both are in-house, so you don’t even have to walk far!

Hotel G Singapore Room Interior - Budget Singapore Staycation Ideas

Photo credit: Hotel G

Rooms are designed with a vintage touch, reminiscent of the high-end apartments on American real estate shows like Property Brothers. Each bathroom comes with a fancy rain shower that’s sure to keep you refreshed!

Cost: From ~S$82.50/pax 
Address: 200 Middle Road, Singapore 188980
Website: Hotel G

Staycation Promo
Book on Klook and enjoy a complimentary bottle of house wine, plus two signature burgers from 25 Degrees Burger & Liquor Bar!

9) Aqueen Hotel Paya Lebar

Aqueen Hotel Paya Lebar - Budget Singapore Staycation Ideas

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Closest MRT stations: Paya Lebar (CCL/EWL), MacPherson (CCL/DTL)
Food nearby:
Petite Kitchen, MacPherson Market & Food Centre, McDonald’s, Gong Cha, Astons, Swensons, Lotus Thai, Sakae Sushi, Kajiken
Experiences nearby:
Singpost Centre, Paya Lebar Square, Boulder World, Golden Village

You don’t have to be in the city centre for a relaxing staycation! Located at the heart of Paya Lebar is Aqueen Hotel, with tons of dining options in the vicinity. The rooms here are clean, cosy, quiet, and tastefully furnished — what more could you ask for?

Aqueen Hotel Paya Lebar Rooftop - Affordable Hotels for Staycations

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If you’re looking for more space, opt for the Signature Suite! It comes with a soft sofa for relaxing, and a full-length bathtub for soaking. In the evening, head up to the roof terrace to enjoy magnificent views of the sunset.

Cost: From ~S$61/pax
Address: 33 Jalan Afifi, Singapore 409180
Website: Aqueen Hotels Paya Lebar

Summary of cheap Singapore staycation hotel ideas

HotelPrice/paxBathtub
*Select rooms
PoolGymFree
breakfast
Unique Highlights
Lloyd’s InnFrom ~S$87.50✓*XGarden deck and dipping pool
Oasia Hotel DowntownFrom ~S$89.50✓*X24hr gym, 2 rooftop pools
M Social SingaporeFrom ~S$95XXAutomated room service robot
Hotel SolohaFrom ~S$56.25✓*XXXSuites with outdoor bathtubs
PARKROYAL on Beach RoadFrom ~S$90✓*For UOB CardmembersIn-house spa
Lyf Funan SingaporeFrom
~S$60.50
XXXShared kitchen and lounge
Village Hotel BugisFrom ~S$78✓*XLarge pool and gym
Hotel G SingaporeFrom ~S$82.50XXX24hr gym
Aqueen Hotel Paya LebarFrom ~S$61✓*XXXRoof terrace

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Facebook cover image credit: Oasia Hotel, Lloyd’s Inn

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