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Hotel 81 Selegie
Ranked #248 of 317 Hotels in Singapore
Reviewed 6 August 2014

The Hotel 81 chain seems to have started out as a bunch of sleazy short-time hotels. This one (and most others, I gather) still do that but it's discreet and plenty of budget-conscious travelers stay there. The chain also provides reasonably priced room (for Singapore) in other areas full of great places to eat and shop. My room was very small (though I've seen even smaller in Singapore) but clean, quiet, with a modern shower, a small desk, and fast wifi. The room would be a real squeeze for two people, and there's nowhere to put any luggage beyond a small bag. But for a good night sleep at this price (about US$70), this is good value.

Room Tip: Upper floors to avoid the short-time traffic.
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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 4 August 2014

I've visited Singapore for several times. And this month, I chose to stay in three hotels throughout my trip.

The first hotel is Hotel 81 Selegie. Here are something you need to know:
* 5-10 minutes walk from MRT station. Easy to reach.
* Price is cheap. I've got a room for USD70 per night. You'll get a bed, a small table, a bathroom & shower. And a big mirror ... for ??? (tell you later)
* Please expect that the room is so tiny and compact. From the door, one step to your bed and two steps to the bathroom.
* Wi-Fi in room is super fast. It's even better than iBis and Novtel (which I stayed on later days)
* Bus stop is also in front, and it's easy to walk to Little India area. Or 15-20 walk to Bugis area.
* 7-11 is 10 steps from the front of the hotel. So it's convenience. Be reminded that there's no refrigerator in room. I purchased lot of chocolate from Mustafa, and they melted down on just another day.

Highlight for this hotel is during the night time. You will find lovers and partners and hookers paraded to Hotel 81 for some activities. They may love the private room with cheap price and big mirror in room, which the size is equivalent to the bed.

Nothing more to tell. If it's just a room to stay at night, this is good choice, and you don't have to stay at hostel. But if you don't like very small room with no window, just big mirror to see your face and body clearly ... stay away !!

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled on business
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1  Thank steammilk
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Reviewed 14 July 2014 via mobile

well, if u r not a backpacker traveller but u hv not so much budget, i recommend this hotel for u. i stayed with the other 3 friends on mine here and chose a big room, for 4 person in room. we got 2 big bed. it's quite big for 4 of us. clean. the most important thing is bathroom's also clean.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
3  Thank Vanessa T
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Reviewed 27 June 2014

My family and I stayed in the family room. The room was spacious enough for 4 persons to move around, considering the space occupied by the luggages. The room had a flat screen TV, a mini refrigerator and electric water heater. Bottled water and coffee were also provided. The room was cleaned daily, this includes a change of sheets and new towels. The A/C worked well and the Wi-Fi signal was strong in the room. The hostel has an elevator and the staff were friendly and helpful with giving directions and suggestions on the best way to go around the city.

The hostel is a 5 minute walk from MTR Little India station so travelling to different areas in the city was a breeze. It is also walking distance to Little India and Banana Leaf Apollo Restaurant which serves authentic, delicious and affordable Indian cuisine.

I’d say this hotel gives the best value for your money!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Thank ChristineS_Manila
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Reviewed 26 June 2014

I wouldn't say the hotel is at its best location, a 15-20 minute walk from the Buguis MRT station. The neighbourhood is rather shady being close to a dimly-lit construction site. However, the room was clean, though the setting of the bathroom was slightly convenient as the shower was not compartmentalized so the entire bathroom was wet after a shower. Courteous staff who were very helpful and the free wifi was certainly a plus. But overall, value for money for those travelling in groups and on a tight budget.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Grace I
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Reviewed 24 June 2014 via mobile

This hotel is for the tight budgeted travelers. The room was unsurprisingly small and cramped. Just a few spaces for walking and moving inside the room. The bathroom was likewise small but useable. Staff service was just okay. Location wasn't impressive compared to other Hotel 81's in the country.

Stayed: July 2013
1  Thank travelbuddyy
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

Hotel 81 was a budget hotel with very small rooms BUT was neat & clean. No restaurant/room service but a 7/11 is next door. Very well located - 5min from Bugis junction and Little India MRT. Helpful staff especially Martin

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Thank peter d
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Address: 161 Selegie Road | Singapore, Singapore 188318, Singapore
Region: Singapore > Singapore
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #248 of 317 Hotels in Singapore
Price Range: £40 - £94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel 81 Selegie 2*
Number of rooms: 81
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