The Eras Tour Travel Guide: Affordable Stays in Singapore If You’re Watching Taylor Swift
Manifesting tickets to any of the Singapore concert nights.
by Ina Louise Manto | July 04, 2023
Unfortunately, Taylor Swift’s The Eras Tour won’t be in the Philippines. But there are chances to see her in neighboring countries: Singapore, Japan, and Australia. Taylor Swift: The Earas Tour will have six shows in Singapore in March 2024. And if you’re one of the millions of Swifties who are trying their luck to score tickets and see her live, you’re probably already preparing for your trip now. To help you get ready for it, we prepared this list of affordable stays around Singapore.
(NOTE: Due to the expected demand for the concert dates, accommodation prices are likely to increase.)
Location: 500 Jalan Sultan Road, 199020 Singapore
Hotel Boss is nestled along Victoria Street with the Malay Heritage Center and Sultan Mosque as nearby tourist destinations. The nearest MRT Station is Lavender and Bugis Junction and Bugis Station is just a kilometer away, which is near National Stadium. This Double Room has an ensuite, toiletries, a fridge, a kettle, and a flat-screen TV. Guests also have access to shared facilities such as the pool. If you don’t want to dine out, the hotel also has five in-house restaurants.
Starts at P7,987 per night for a Double Room.
Location: 7500A Beach Road, The Plaza, 199591 Singapore
You’re in for a treat when you stay at this Superior Double bedroom at PARKROYAL as you’ll be treated to a pool view. The room has an ensuite, a wardrobe for your concert and vacation OOTDS, and a TV with cable channels. For a fee, you can also have breakfast added during your stay.
Starts at P8,829 per night for a Superior Double or Twin Room.
Location: 700 Beach Road, 199598 Singapore
Hotel Traveltine along Beach Road is a few minutes away from Kampong Glam where you’ll find trendy shops, restaurants, bars, and insta-worthy street art. This neighborhood in Singapore is a known foodie paradise, so if you’re planning to feast after the concert, going for this accommodation is ideal.
Rates start at P11,288 per night for a Superior Room.
Cube Boutique Capsule Hotel
Location: 76, 78 Smith Street, Chinatown, 058972 Singapore
Chinatown is another vibrant district in Singapore, which is home to well-beloved restaurants and bars, museums, and temples. This district is also lined with affordable stays including Cube Boutique Capsule Hotel. If you don’t mind staying with other tourists and sleeping in a small space, this budget stay is going to be worth it. Plus, the fees already include breakfast, which will save you extra on food expenses.
Rates start at P4,381 for an overnight stay in a Single Capsule in a Mixed Dormitory Room.
Location: 6A Jalan Ayer, 389143 Singapore
If you’re looking for a more spacious capsule bed, the11room offers double beds with a private kitchen and a minibar. Shared facilities include the bathroom and kitchen. Exploring and buying souvenirs wouldn’t be a problem too, since Bugis Street is just 2.7km away.
Rates start at P4,961 per night for a Capsule Bed.
Location: 162 Tyrwhitt Road, Lavender, 207581 Singapore
If you plan on going shopping during your stay, Hotel Yan is an ideal accommodation as it’s only 650 meters away from the famous Mustafa Centre. This 24-hour shopping center is where you’ll find affordable gold jewelry, gadgets, textiles, and more. Hotel Yan’s Premium Double Room has a private bathroom, minibar, air conditioning, and a flat-screen TV.
Rates start at P8,021 per night for a Premium Double Room.
Location: 50 Campbell Lane, Little India, 209922 Singapore
Campbell Inn in Little India is another ideal accommodation if you want to go shopping and experience a different culture. Mustafa Center is 600 meters away, while Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple is 500 meters away. If you wish to view art, the Singapore Art Museum is 900 meters away from this accommodation. As other budget stays in this area, you’ll be sleeping in a bunk bed in a shared dorm room and have access to shared facilities such as the bathroom and kitchen.
Rates start at P3,038 per night for a bunk bed in a 12-bed mixed dormitory.
7 Wonders Hostel
Location: 12A Upper Dickson Road, Little India, 207472 Singapore
For P4,100 a night, 7 Wonders Hostel offers a spacious Queen Bed in a dormitory room. You’ll also have a view of colorful Peranakan buildings in the neighborhood, which are absolute eye candy. This hostel also has a shared kitchen, in case you want to save on meals and prepare them instead.
Rates start at P4,130 per night for a Queen Bed in a dormitory room.
The Pod at Beach Road
Location: 289 Beach Road, #03-01, Kampong Glam, 199552 Singapore
Want to have a capsule hostel experience? You’ll have an exclusive capsule equipped with a power socket, reading light, and a personal locker. The Pod is located just walking distance of famous tourist spots: Arab Quarter, Haji Lane, Bugis Junction Mall, and Bugis Village. This accommodation also has a floor exclusive to female guests only.
Rates start at P3,184 per night for a Single Pod in a dormitory room.
Wanderloft Capsule Hostel
Location: 49a South Bridge Road, Boat Quay, 058681 Singapore
Wanderloft Capsule Hostel has good reviews from solo travelers, so this is where you might want to consider staying if you’re seeing Taylor Swift alone. Aside from its proximity to the city center, the hostel is also near popular tourist destinations such as National Gallery Singapore, Asian Civilisations Museum, and Sri Mariamman Temple.
Rates start at P4,466 per night for a Single Bed in a dormitory room.
Snow Hotel Lavender
Location: 26 Cavan Road, Lavender, 209854 Singapore
If you don’t want to share pods or bunk beds, Snow Hotel Lavender is perfect. They offer Single Rooms that will give much-needed privacy. This room also has a private bathroom, a mini fridge, a kettle, a television, and free toiletries. Also included in the affordable overnight fees is a continental breakfast.
Rates start at P3,449 per night for a Single Room.
Location: 51 Joo Chiat Road, 427373 Singapore
Want to experience Singapore’s stretch of beaches? AM Hotel in Joo Chiat Road is just 2.8km away from East Coast Beach, so you can get your dose of sunshine and sea without traveling too far. A Standard Double or Twin Room at AM Hotel has a private bathroom and shower, a safe deposit box, an electric kettle, and a TV.
Rates start at P6,668 per night for a Standard Double or Twin Room.
Wink at McCallum Street
Location: 2b McCallum Street, Chinatown, 069043 Singapore
Wink at McCallum Street looks like a traditional home from the outside, but its interiors and facilities are modern and chic. This capsule hotel is located right in the center of Singapore and 700 meters from the Chinatown Heritage Center. It’s also a popular stay among solo travelers, which is made better with the complimentary continental or buffet breakfast options.
Rates start at P3,240 per night for a Single Pod in a Female Room.
Wink at Upper Cross Street
Location: 38 Upper Cross Street, Chinatown, 058341 Singapore
Wink at Upper Cross Street is another branch of Wink. This time, it’s located among colorful Peranakan buildings, which will make you want to explore the neighborhood. It also offers one of the cheapest rates on this list, but you’ll be sleeping in a bunker in a dormitory room. Just think of it as an opportunity to make new friends, especially if you’re traveling solo. Breakfast is also included here.
Rates start at P2,303 per night for a Single Bunker in a Dormitory Room.
Location: 172, Tyrwhitt Road, Lavender, 207574 Singapore
Dream Lodge is another accommodation set near Mustafa Center. It’s a capsule hotel that offers comfy bunk beds in a shared room. Guests are also generously treated to bread, fruits, and snacks in the shared kitchen, which will help you save on meals if you’re working on a tight budget.
Rates start at P4,663 per night for a Single Pod in a Mixed Dorm.
Location: 46-50 Mosque Street, Chinatown, 059526 Singapore
Nestled in Chinatown, Hotel 1900 offers four stars facilities that start at P6,000 per night. A standard Single Room has a single bed, an exclusive shower and bathroom, and Smart TV with streaming services. The rooms are also bright and well-designed, which won’t make you feel as stuffy despite its size.
Rates start at P6,197 per night for a Standard Single Room.
Location: 259 South Bridge Road, Chinatown, 058808 Singapore
Vaults aren’t just found in banks – they can be found in accommodations too. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to stay overnight inside the vault sans the stacks of money, Atelier’s unique Vault Room is for you. This room has two bunk beds, ideal for you and a concert buddy. A complimentary breakfast is also included during your stay.
Rates start at P3,592 per night for a Super Single Capsule.
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