We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Given the over the top prices in Singapore this place is great”
Review of J8 Hotel

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 9 more sites!
J8 Hotel
Ranked #4 of 79 Singapore B&B and Inns
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
168 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Given the over the top prices in Singapore this place is great”
Reviewed 21 June 2014

It's a little out of the tourist centre, but it's great. It's in China town which is lots of fun and close to the Arabic quarter with great different food. We loved it as a cheap alternative in Singapore having stayed here before and if you are happy to walk it's close to Orchard Rd and the major sights.

The room was nice (we paid the extra for a window), and the staff were nice.

Room Tip: We preferred a window, but that's a choice. Try the local Chinese restaurants - heap of fun
See more room tips
  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank C_and_J_Lewis
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

347 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    61
    150
    103
    20
    13
See reviews for
42
184
23
32
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
  • Location
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (62)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Brisbane Australia
Level Contributor
19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2014 via mobile

J8 provided clean accommodation in an interesting part of Singapore. Rooms are small but well designed . Shower not such a good design with water getting on the floor Breakfast basic but fine to start the day. Overall a great place to stay at affordable price

  • Stayed June 2014
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank kym17
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 June 2014

I stayed here for 4 days. It's a clean hotel with friendly staff.the previous reviews are really true. I strongly recommend this for an economical stay. You have to add 17% tax with the amount shown in many of the booking sites like booking. Com.

  • Stayed June 2014
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank psprasanth
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Vienna, Austria
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2014 via mobile

Positive:
-) nice furniture in the hotel rooms (look new)
-) enough to eat for breakfast, although it has sometimes more common with lunch than with breakfast
-) free minibar
-) reasonable rates for Singapore
-) helpful and friendly staff

Negative:
-) bathroom/toilet smell was disgusting
-) not close to a metro - 10 minutes walk to next metro station
-) far from city center
-) the water for breakfast is not from a bottle

All in all we enjoyed our stay at J8 Hotel in Singapore!

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
Helpful?
1 Thank Vivilicious B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
New York
Level Contributor
9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2014 via mobile

I liked this hotel a lot when I stayed here in Singapore. The hotel was hard to get to from the main road with a large suitcase (the roads are elevated from the sidewalks) so would recommend getting a taxi to drop you off at the hotel.

The room was a bit small but it had everything we needed like a safe, mini fridge, hair dryer.

The food options in the area was the best: you have Berseh Food Centre about two blocks away if you're up for hawker food centres and you also have Chinese and Indian eating places on Jalan Besar. There's also another food centre on the way to the MRT by French Rd I believe.

The MRT was about a 10 minute walk and goes directly to Raffles Place, or you can transfer at Bugis for Chinatown. All in all, very convenient and we never used a taxi to get around unless it was to the airport.

Hotel breakfast was great - free coffee/tea, toast, porridge, apples. Mostly western fare but in the morning the last thing you want to do is hunt around the area for good food especially if you're really hungry.

We didn't stay here for long since we had other destinations on our list but I would stay here again! Book early to get better rates.

Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
Helpful?
1 Thank forgotten620
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Manila, Philippines
Level Contributor
83 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2014

Stayed here last 23-24 May, 2014 for 1 night. We arrived at the Hotel at 2:00am. Receptionist Staff is attentive for check-in but nobody bothered to help us with our luggages. We we're given a room where we have use the stairs from the second floor and it is quite misleading. It is very troublesome to carry our bags by ourselves because it is heavy and we have to use the narrow stairs.

Hotel is relatively new. Room given to us is considered big compared to other rooms below (2nd floor) - it has a window but located on the the top most portion of the rooftop! There are no curtains at all. If you tend to wake up late in the morning, the room is very bright in the morning. Construction in day time is also noisy.

Breakfast is by set - we had beef bacon, bread (unlimited) with jams/margarine and hotdog. Drinks - coffee and tea (unlimited). They also serve free ice cream for dessertl. Staff in the restaurant area is very accommodating.

Location is very far to Lavender MRT Station. It seems that this Hotel is surrounded by night clubs which can be dangerous at night. We saw a lot of Indians around the neighbourhood when we are looking for food at 3:00am. My friend said that it looks like a neighbourhood Hotel because it is also surrounded by HDB Flats.

Overall, the Hotel is still considered value for the money. But I will not stay here again.

Room Tip: Request for a room with window.
See more room tips
  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank iTextSpeak
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Manila, Philippines
Level Contributor
65 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2014

The rooms were really tiny so I wouldn’t suggest it for travellers with kids.
There are no cabinets at all because the space is so small.

Staffs are very friendly and breakfast was really good. Daily breakfast changes but the staple dishes that you can see every morning are the toasts and porridge. Free flowing coffee/tea during breakfast and free soft serve ice cream.

The hotel is about 500meters away from 2 mrt stations, which is about 10-15 walk so if you are tired from all the walking from your zoo trip or city tour, it might be a problem but if you’re okay with it then the location is perfect for you.

When traveling with kids, i would recommend checking in at a hotel close to a bus stop or mrt

Also, this hotel is near “grade B” hawker areas, about 5-10 minute walk away.

The bed was a bit stiff but comfortable. The pillows were too high and hard for me. It was like a couple of pillows wrapped up in one.

There were free slippers to use, nice quality of toothbrush and soft towels.
The bar soap made my skin so dry so you might want to bring a gentler soap.

Oh! Check out time is strictly before 1pm. They will charge 10 Sgd for every hour late.

Perks: mini bar and refreshments inside the ref is free on the first day :)

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank jotan23
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Singapore hotels
Hotel YAN
#55 of 308 in Singapore
4.0 of 5 bubbles 319 reviews
Hotel Boss
#141 of 308 in Singapore
3.5 of 5 bubbles 1,531 reviews
Kampong Glam
Santa Grand Hotel Bugis
Santa Grand Hotel Bugis
#116 of 308 in Singapore
3.5 of 5 bubbles 993 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Joo Chiat
Champion Hotel
Champion Hotel
#95 of 308 in Singapore
4.0 of 5 bubbles 364 reviews
V Hotel Lavender
#152 of 308 in Singapore
3.5 of 5 bubbles 3,544 reviews
One Farrer Hotel & Spa
#13 of 308 in Singapore
4.5 of 5 bubbles 860 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to J8 Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about J8 Hotel

Property: J8 Hotel
Address: 8 Townshend Road J8 Hotel, Singapore 207606, Singapore
Region: Singapore > Singapore
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 79 B&Bs / Inns in Singapore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — J8 Hotel 3*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Expedia, Agoda, Booking.com, Odigeo, Asiatravel.com Holdings, Traveltool, S.L.U., Priceline, Evoline ltd, Hotel.de and HotelQuickly so you can book your J8 Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
J8 Hotel Singapore

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing