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TRAVEL TIPS Tuesday, 01 September 2015

Tips to find cheap hotels in Singapore

Off-peak booking and hotels outside of city center will help you to save money. These tips will teach you how to find cheap hotels in Singapore so you can enjoy 60% discount off the room rates


Tip 1 - Off-peak booking

One of the easiest ways to save on your accommodation cost in Singapore is to plan for your trip and avoid peak seasons. These off-peak seasons, hotels will be offering a lot of promotions to fill up their rooms.

Tourist can book on popular hotel booking sites sush as Agoda or Booking..., is usually one month before the off-peak seasons. Some hotels in Singapore offer up to 60% discount during the off-peak seasons.

Off-peak seasons period in Singapore are from March to May and August to Octorber. However, you should avoid September because of the F1 Singapore GP period.

Tip 2 - Travel on weekdays

On weekdays, hotels focus on business travelers, meeting travelers instead of relaxation. So you can get easily cheaper room rates during mid-week. So be relax with your trip and switch your period of stay when you do booking for your hotel. Another highly recommended is to stay at business hotels if you just come to Singapore for the weekend.

If you worry about convenience and accessibility, you will be glad to know that many business hotels are located near MRT train stations, equipped with great convenience like free WIFI, fitness centers, swimming pools.

Tip 3 - Looking for hotels ousite of city center

In Singapore, there are some of districts heavily populated with cheap hotels for travelers. These address are include many cheap rooms rates because they are farther away from the city center, major business districts and shopping area. However, you will see very easy to move because of the convenient MRT system. From your hotel, you just walk a distance to MRT train stations.

Some of the districts in Singapore where you can find out many cheap hotels: Geylang, Changi, Lavender, Little India and Chinatown.

When looking for hotels on booking systems, besides using the common options such as "District" and "Hotel Area", then you should have a habit check out "Star Rating". To save money you should choose 2-stars hotels with rates below $100/night or 1-star hotels.

Tip 4 - Search by budget (below $100) hotel chains

If you want to have a clean rooms, good convenience like free WIFI, laundry services, you should try to use this tip. There are three big hotel chains in Singapore: 81, Gragrance and Santa Grand. They have more than 50 budget hotels all over Singapore and almost all the rooms are less than $100/room/night.

Tip 5 - "Cheaper than cheap"

This tip is used by smart travelers to find an alternative source of “cheaper than cheap” hotel rooms in Singapore. This alternative source is – private rooms in hostels. These private rooms in hostels are often overlooked by normal travelers as hostels are usually perceived to be filthy, noisy, have a lack of privacy, and they are just for the “young and adventurous” people.

Many hostels in Singapore are clean, modern, and well-managed. In fact, some hostels are equipped with amenities such as Nespresso machines and outdoor tanning decks. These rooms can accommodate everything from a single traveler to group of four. Most of these rooms can be booked for less than $50/night



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