5 Cheap & Stylish Capsule Hotels in Singapore: Compare Rates and Amenities

Put these Singaporean capsule hotels on your bucket list.


2021-08-09

By

Ida Wu

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What was once a dream that could only happen in Japan has now arrived in Singapore. Locals and travellers who are more into authentic experiences find capsule hotels in Singapore the best-valued lodging option there is. Read on to learn more about the unique features of a capsule hotel and some recommendations from us!




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What are Capsule Hotels?


Originated in Japan, capsule hotels are bare-bones lodging that features many pod-like 'rooms' roughly the size of a casket (for lack of a better comparison).

Capsule hotels are compact and minimalistic, providing nothing more than a mattress and some charging ports in each pod. Much like a hostel, you will find most amenities, such as bathrooms, fridges, and luggage storage in the hotel's common area.


Capsule hotels in Singapore certainly look fancier than they sound. Though small, these sleeping pods are clean, stylishly designed, and professionally managed. If you're a young traveller who is out and about all day and doesn't mind sacrificing a bit of room space for cheaper rates, then these are perfect for you.



Pros of a capsule hotel:

  • Cheap
  • Clean and stylish
  • Typically located in prime locations surrounded by major shopping centres and eateries
  • You'll meet new people from around the world with unique stories to tell, making new friends, enriching your journey
  • A private room gives you the option to not socialise too, unlike the open-planned hostels


Cons of a capsule hotel:

  • Small room
  • Most facilities are out in the common area - the late-night walk to bathroom might be more awkward
  • Not great if you have very sensitive hearing (soundproofing a 8-pax+ room can only do so much)






Will I enjoy capsule hotels?


Capsule hotels in Singapore are not for everyone. They are best if you're one of these types of people:

1|Hustlers who often have to work (overtime) till late


For (forced-to-be) workaholic young adults who always need to work overtime and miss the MRT ride or bus back home all the time because of it.


If hailing a cab and staying in a conventional hotel with your hard-earned money is the last thing on your mind, capsule hotels are the way, apart from luxury hourly hotels.




2|Party-goers


Capsule hotels are perfect for party animals who’ve had one too many and are too drunk to get themselves a cab or make an online hotel reservation.


Just kidding. If you only want a bed to lie on and you’ve spent all your money on drinks and clubbing, we suggest you get yourself checked into a capsule hotel.




3|Budget-conscious lovebirds


For couples who really want to spend quality time together but are unfortunately on a tight budget, not only are capsule hotels extremely affordable, but they can also provide you with sufficient amenities to make your overnight stay comfortable.


The ambiance and the enclosed space also creates intimacy, leaving you two no choice but to cuddle.




4|Extroverts who want to interact with other guests/tourists


Capsule hotels are what tourists who are really on a tight budget go for mainly due to their inexpensive rates. This is where you should stay if you want to make some friends with interesting individuals who hail from a different continent.


You two will get to learn so many things from one another. It might also be the start of a lifelong friendship!



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The virus dealt the hospitality industry a huge blow on a global scale as the number of leisure travelers dwindled to almost zero at the peak of the viral disease. Capsule hotels were among the hardest hit when the pandemic struck.


But they are making a comeback with the force of a great typhoon. A number of them actually have been and are still in high demand despite the circuit breaker, mainly because they've found a way to market to domestic guests.


While staycation packages keep luxury hotels afloat, capsule hotels in Singapore also saw an opportunity to tap into the local market. Singaporeans are staying at capsule hotels for numerous reasons:


  • To enjoy much needed privacy to themselves post-lockdown
  • To escape from the dreadful commute after a long day at work
  • To






Best Capsule Hotels in Singapore

1|Cube Boutique Capsule Hotel: An Alcoholic's Heaven


Room tour of capsules in Cube Boutique Capsule Hotel
(Credit: Cube Boutique Capsule Hotels Facebook Page)
Lounge car in Cube Boutique Capsule Hotel
(Credit: Cube Boutique Capsule Hotels Facebook Page)


The only sound you won’t hear at Cube is the grumbling of your stomach. How is it possible when the capsule hotel is situated at the heart of Chinatown and when there’s an in-hotel bar at their lounge?  


Capsule Entrances decorated with neon lights
(Credit: Cube Boutique Capsule Hotels Facebook Page)


The entrance of their capsules is adorned with futuristic neon lights ranging from purple to blue. Coupled with their granite-colored walls, you’ll feel as though you were chilling on the Star Wars planet Coruscant!


Once you start feeling tipsy, you can catch some z’s with their cozy duck feather-filled duvet wrapped around your body. Their capsules are also diagonal from each other, so the only thing you should worry about is sleeping so soundly that you sleep through your alarm.


Rate: S$49 up

▼Their exceptionally useful facilities and amenities are as follows:▼

Amenities • Complimentary self-help laundry
• Complimentary breakfast buffet (7:30am-10:30am daily)
• 1 towel/day
• Self-contained individual bathroom with soap & shampoo
• Personal lockers in each room with secure key-card access
Facilities • Cocktail bar
• Personal work space with business services
• Female-only rooms
Closest MRT station Chinatown MRT station
Distance from the nearest MRT station 2-min walk

Address:76A/B, 78A/B Smith Street Level 2, 3, Singapore 058971



2|The Pod: The Modern and The Minimalistic


Side Entry Single Pod in The Pod Boutique Capsule Hotel
Side Entry Single Pod in The Pod Boutique Capsule Hotel (Credit: The Pod Hotel Website)
Side Entry Single Pod in The Pod Boutique Capsule Hotel
Side Entry Single Pod in The Pod Boutique Capsule Hotel (Credit: The Pod Boutique Capsule Hotel Facebook Page)


Modern and minimalistic are the most accurate terms to describe The Pod. Their second selling point is their soothing and sleek neutral tones. When you’re staying in such an idyllic environment, all your worries automatically disappear.


There are plenty of extravagant and beautiful attractions outside to strike a perfect balance with the calmness of the hotel as it is surrounded by the CBD, Marina Bay, Merlion Park, Singapore Flyer, Kampong Glam, Haji Lane and Bugis.


Rate: S$31 up

▼Their exceptionally useful facilities and amenities are as follows:▼

Amenities • Self-help laundromat
• Free complimentary hot breakfast and hot beverages during breakfast hours
• Self-contained bathrooms with separate toilet, sink, rain shower and toiletries
• Personal lockers with secure key-card access
Facilities • Business pods
• Meeting room
• Womens floor
• Transfer to the airport
Closest MRT station Bugis MRT station
Distance from the nearest MRT station 9-min walk

Address:289 Beach Rd, Level 3, Singapore 199552



3|7 Wonders Capsule and Cafe: Good Mornings Guaranteed


Single Capsule in 7 Wonders Capsule & Cafe
Single Capsule in 7 Wonders (Credit: 7 Wonders Capsule & Cafe Facebook Page)
Family Suite in 7 Wonders Capsule and Cafe
Family Suite in 7 Wonders (Credit: Instagram @7_wonders_hostels)


Unlike posh hotels with a glamorous interior design, 7 Wonders doesn’t make its guests feel out of place. Priding itself in its unpretentiousness, guests will feel right at home, like they belong.


Visitors could find themselves in heaven for shopaholics such as the trendy and quirky Kampong Glam and the 24/7 Mustafa Shopping Centre.


If you have hazy memories of clubbing, Clarke Quay is only a 18-minute bus ride away from this capsule hotel.


Cafe in 7 Wonders Capsule and Cafe
Cafe in 7 Wonders (Credit: Instagram @7_wonders_hostels)


Don’t fret if you wake up with a terrible hangover. 7 Wonders’s got you covered. On top of complimentary breakfast, this hotel remains the only one of its kind in this city to serve the world’s strongest coffee, Death Wish.


You might wake up feeling sick, but you will check out of the hotel feeling like Super Man.



Rate: S$30 up

▼Their exceptionally useful facilities and amenities are as follows:▼

Amenities • Laundry services
• Complimentary breakfast
• Complimentary towels and body wash
• Personal lockers
• SoCash withdrawal (temporarily exclusively for local Singaporean banks only)
• Shuttle service
Facilities • Game room
• Restaurants
• Allergy-free rooms
• Female-only rooms
Closest MRT station Farrer Park MRT station
Distance from the nearest MRT station 7-min walk


Address (Jalan Besar):257 Jln Besar, Singapore 208930

Address (Little India):12 A Upper Dickson Rd, Singapore 207474



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4|Met A Space Pod: The Neil Armstrong/Jeff Bezos Experience


An astronaut in a Double Space Pod in Met A Space Pod
(Credit: Met A Space Pod Facebook Page)
Entrances of Space Pods in Met A Space Pod
(Credit: Met A Space Pod Facebook Page)


This is Singapore's first space-themed capsule hotel! If you want to be like Neil Armstrong/Jeff Bezos for a night, make a reservation to sleep in one of their decent space pods.


People won't suspect if you've walked on the Moon.  They won't make fun of the shape of your rocket, either. What they'll feel towards you is jealousy. Why? Even though it costs more than the ones we've mentioned, you get to experience what astronaut recruitment/training is like!


Of course, Met A Space Pod wouldn't want to bore their valuable space cadets to death! If you're tired of isolating yourself, an array of books and board games await you in their lounge area. You can also watch a blockbuster or two as you sail across the Milky Way.


Rate: S$60 up

▼Their exceptionally useful facilities and amenities are as follows:▼

Amenities • Laundry
• Soap & shampoo
• Towel
• Free breakfast
• Nightly movie screenings
• Hypoallergenic bedsheets
• Personal lockers
Facilities • Lounge areas with books and board games
• Restaurants
Closest MRT station Chinatown MRT station
Distance from the nearest MRT station 4-min walk

Address (Chinatown):46b Smith St, Singapore 058956

Address (Clarke Quay):51 Boat Quay, Singapore 049840

Address (Bugis):56 Arab St, Singapore 199753




5|Thad's Boutique Hostel: Let's Get Societal


Thad's Boutique Hostel


What makes Thad’s Boutique Hostel stand out is how it’s known for being the first Singaporean capsule hotel with a platform for guests and tourists to mingle and build connections.  


To encourage its guest to socialize and create memories together, this capsule hotel offers you an idyllic open terrace and alcove to create to get the conversations going.


Thad's Boutique Hostel beds and pods


If that isn’t enough, it also has a rad bistro bar/lounge that gives off a chill vibe to loosen people up. If you’re feeling peckish, you all can take it to its restaurant.  


This might be where you sow the seed of a new and unforgetabble friendship. Cheers to new connections!

Rate:Currently unavailable due to COVID

▼Their exceptionally useful facilities and amenities are as follows:▼

Amenities • Laundry service
• Launtromat
• Shower
• Free breakfast (7am-10am daily)
• Personal lockers
• Area shuttle
Facilities • Open terrace
• In-house bistro bar
• Restaurant and cafe
• Recreation room
Closest MRT station Outram Park MRT station
Distance from the nearest MRT station 9-min walk

Address:259 Outram Rd, Singapore 169056


Staying in a capsule hotel is something that you ought to try once. We don’t know how to really describe such an experience, but we can guarantee that it’s going to be worth your while!


We hope you can spend a night or two in these. Hope these capsule hotels are what you’re looking for and have fun!


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