Country Code 65, $1=S$1.65, Apr 16, 2004

Accommodation in Singapore is very expensive compared with neighboring countries. Dormitories are the cheapest, standard option for budget travelers.
Bencoolen St. Used to be the backpackers accommodation center but many of the buildings have been knocked down. Now the largest concentration of hostels (generally better value) is in the Beach Road area.

Photo: Hostel dorm

!Warning Conditions change quickly in Singapore, hostels close and new ones open regularly.


Hotel Code

Beach Road area. Access: MRT-NW12
From Airport - Bus #36, S$1.60, to Stamford Rd, or MRT NW12 S$1.40
From Train St. and World Trade Center
- Bus #100. From Queen St Bus St.(Buses from Johor Bahru) Walk 10min.
From Golden Mile Complex , Bus #82.
h Lee Traveler's Club: #6-02 Fu Yuen Bldg. 75 Beach Rd. T6339-5490, a/c drS$13, f sb s/dS$35, ab S$45 bf C2 Popular, long-running, Rec
h Ah Chew Hostel: 496 North Bridge Rd+Liang Seah T68370356, f sb drS$10, a/c drS$12, f s/d S$26, a/c s/dS$30 C3 bed bugs. free washing machine.
h Maggie Thai & Chinese Restaurant and GH: #1-2, Liang Seah T68370129, f sb drS$7, a/c drS$12, bf New GH and could be the best place.
h New 7th Storey Hotel: 229 Rochor Road,, a/c drS$17, d S$50 - 75 C5, Special discount by booking over internet. Rec MRT-NW12
h Bugis Backpackers: 162B Rochor Rd. T6338-5581 F6338-8192,,, dr S$20, stay 3 nights and 4th night free, Access: MRT EW12, From Railway Station, Bus #80 to Bugis Junction on Victoria St.
From Queen Street Bus Terminal, walk to E
From Lavender St Bus Terminal, Bus #133 from "Hock Seng Building. to Bugis Junction on Victoria St.
From Golden Mile Bus Terminal, Bus #980 to Fu Lu Shou Complex on Rochor Rd.
NEW guest house
h Victoria Hotel: 87 Victoria Street. T63382381 F63344853 a/c ab TV d60-95 C4 Simple business hotel. Rec MRT-NS25

Bencoolen. St. area Access: MRT-NW12, NW13
Bencoolen St.
From the airport
take bus #36 to Orchard Rd.
From Train St. & World Trade Center take bus #97 to Peace Center on Selegie Rd.
From Golden Mile Bus St. take bus #160 to Peace Center.
h Hawaii Hotel: 171-B Bencoolen St. N from middle Rd. W side.T63384187 sb sS$20 dS$35 C3. The rooms are small. Booking service for buses, Melaka S$15, KL S$28, Penang S$40, Hat Yai S$45
h Peony Mansion Traveler's Lodge: 129/131 Bencoolen St., 4F T63348697 dr15, sS$30-40 dS$35-45 C2, Long-running. Dirty and smelly. Staff claim other hostels are closed down.
h Waterloo Hostel: 4th Fl. 55 Waterloo St. T63366555 F63362160, a/c drS$23, sb S$49 dS$55, ab S$65 bf TV fr HW C3
Attractively furnished rooms, pleasant lounge area.
h Peony Mansion: 4th fl, 46 Bencoolen St T63348697
sb f sb S$20, window S$30 C2
Very crowded with locals, not backpackers. Basic.
h Hotel 81: 41 Bencoolen St.W side, just N from Bras Basah Rd. T63368181, a/c TV fr d69 C5 New budget hotel. excellent value. Rec
MRT Dhoby Ghaut

Little India Access: NE6or NE8
From airport: take bus #36, S$1.60, to Raffles City, change to Bus #97 or #131 to Broadway Hotel on Serangoon Rd.
From Train St. & World Trade Center: take bus #97 or #131 to Broadway Hotel on Serangoon Rd.
From Melaka Bus St. (Jl Besar): take bus #23 to Broadway Hotel.
h Little India Guesthouse 3 Veerasamy Rd, T62942866 F26984866 f sb s35 d40 TV C4 Colorful renovated building. Basic small rooms. Check sheets have been changed.
h Ali's Nest: 23 Robert's Lane off Serangoon Rd. T6291-2938, f sb dr9, s22 d26 t30, bf C3 free tea/coffee, Crowded. Interesting decor, sociable. Homestay feel. Some people really like it, some people really don't. No sign of "Ali" so try to find it with the number "23" bed bugs Rec Access: NE8

China Town
h Keong Saik Hotel 69 Keong Saik Rd T62230660 F2250660, ab s120+, d130+, 10% service charge. TV coffee/tea minibar, Lounge modem-friendly, Located in the restored area of China Town. Recently renovated in traditional Chinese style, A touch of luxury. Promotional opening prices: a/c Excellent value. HighlyRec MTR Outram Park (98 info)

h YMCA: 1 Orchard Rd. T63366000 F3373140 a/c dr$25 (4-bed dorm) sS$113 dS$130 HW C4, very nice place. the charge needs extra 15% Free luggage storage for one week with at least one night stay. non member need S$3.15 for the first night. Major credit cards. Access: Bus #36 from the airport.
h Hotel Hamilton: 40 Hamilton Rd. T6296 2296 F6296 2996, a/c tv fr ab sS$58 dS$68, C4 Tea/coffee. Attractive but only a few rooms have windows. One room with balcony. Access: MTR: Lavendar,(98 info)
h Summer Tavern Hostel: 31 Carpenter Street, Metro NE Clarke Quay,, a/c drS$22, dS$60 bf free internet discount for longer stay.

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