5 Cheapest and Best Staycation in Singapore 2018 – They are Near MRT

Cheapest Staycation in Singapore

Staycation is a neologism created by Americans. It is the collective term of the verb "stay" and the name "vacation".

It refers to the simple fact of going on vacation, at your home country! And the objective is to spend real holidays (outings, visits,  etc.) in your country, Singapore. The most significant advantage is obvious: staycations save you money on transportation like airfare and train tickets as well as accommodation costs.

So where can you find the cheapest staycation in Singapore?

How to find a cheap staycation that is convenient too? And if possible with a swimming pool? It is somewhat tricky but not impossible one of the most expensive cities in the world.

Here we select 5 cheap staycation which is convenient - Close to MRT and in downtown Singapore.

Naumi Liora (Outram Park MRT)

Located in the city centre is less than 5 minutes walk from the station Outram Park (green and purple line), Naumi Liora is a charming boutique hotel in one of the last historic areas of the city (dating from the 1920s).

The most significant advantage is that you are on a street of very affordable restaurants - Keong Saik Road. Within 5 minutes walk, you will be at the heart of Chinatown.

Bonus: The terrace and surrounding area is lovely in the evening and is probably one of the friendliest on the island without being overwhelmed by tourists. This is one of the cheapest staycation you can explore in Singapore and checking our some Chinatown walking tour if you want.


Hotel G (Bugis MRT)

It was already part of our selection of the Cheapest Staycation in Singapore , but what you should know is that the rates of the Hotel G are reasonable. Certainly one of the best value for money in Singapore.

Conveniently located between three Mrt stations, the Hotel G compensates for the small size of its rooms with modern and stylish decor.

Ideal for couples who want to be downtown in a fun place (and perfect for photos on Instagram and Facebook).  You can have some nice local dim sum for lunch before you catch a movie at the nearby Bugis+.  And end your evening in with a delicious Thai cuisine at Ah Loy Thai along Tan Quee Lan Street.


V Hotel Lavender (Lavender MRT)

You are located just above Lavender MRT station so  you are staying in a avery convenient location. And an advantage especially when it rains, which is common in Singapore.

The Lavender Mrt station is also easily accessible from the airport after making your transfer at Tanah Merah Mrt Station - Take the Green Line Westwards.

The hotel is large and modern but above all there is a pool, unique luxury for a budget hotel. Especially since the temperature is 30 all year long and the humidity is around 90% all day.


Porcelain Hotel (Chinatown MRT)

If you have limited time in Singapore and you want to be in a touristy area? Look no further, Porcelain Hotel is what you need. The hotel has one of the best value in Singapore:

  • Gardens By the Bay and Marina Bay Sands are 3 stations (Bayfront MRT)
  • Little India 3 Stations (Little India MRT)
  • Sentosa 2 Stations (Harbourfront MRT)
  • Orchard Road shopping at 4 stations (Orchard MRT)
  • Not to mention the fact that you are already in the middle of Chinatown ...

You will also have the opportunity to stay in a row of buildings built from the colonial era that has been completely renovated to accommodate the hotel. Note the decor of the rooms is modern and very pleasant. A good choice if you have little time and a tight budget when visiting Singapore.


‚ÄčKam Leng Hotel (Lavender / Little India MRT)

Do you want to live in Singapore in the 30s? No problem! The Kam Leng Hotel has recreated a hotel that will bring you back to 1930's era. All rooms and decoration (including bathroom) are in the style of the 30's. Deliciously retro.

Even if you do not stay at Kam Leng Hotel, take a tour. The owners remarkably made efforts to give a place a retro and a unique look. Go for a stroll on the side of the hotel cafe and order a kopi (local coffee).

A journey into the not-so-distant past of 1930s Singapore. At a time when the city was just one of Southeast Asia's many seaports Times have changed.


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Hello, I am Don. Currently based overseas. And when I am abroad, I am surprised to hear that a lot overseas friends say that Singapore is expensive. But actually, it is not that expensive. Just a little bit of research and planning, you can travel to Singapore at an affordable budget.