Geylang is a planning area in the Central Region of Singapore which includes 5 subzones; Alijuned, Geylang East, Kallang Way, Kampong Ubi, and MacPherson. Geylang area is adjacent to Hougang, Toa Payoh, Marine Parade, Bedok, and Kallang. The area of Geylang is divided by 3 kilometers Geylang Road which connects the eastern suburban areas with business district, where one of Singapore's oldest Malay housing (Geylang Serai) is located. Historically, the word ‘Geylang’ is found in Singapore’s early topographical maps besides Kallang River. Later, the name ‘Kelang’ also appeared in Singapore’s survey map back in 1838. Starting in the 1990s, the rural settlements in Geylang Serai were transformed into suburbs.
It remains one of the best priced and located near the Central Business District area. Not only is it famous for its vibrant nightlife, but also its tourist attractions. Places that you can visit in Geylang include Peranakan Houses (rows of two-storey shops and houses with pre-war architecture), Sri Sivan Temple, The Intan (museum of local Peranakan culture), and Geylang Fire Station (second-oldest fire station in Singapore which has unique building design)
For those of you who like to try local Singaporean cuisines, visiting Geylang Area is a must. Geylang Serai Market and Food Center is one of the most famous indoor and outdoor markets in Singapore. This market has lots of stalls that sell fruits, vegetables, handicrafts, clothing, and other products. On the inside, on the lower floor to be exact, there is a food court that sells Middle Eastern cuisine, halal foods, and also local Singapore dishes.
Another fun fact about Geylang is that it's famous for its durian, and there is Geylang Durian Street. Geylang Durian Street is a famous place in Singapore to eat durian where there are many stalls with various durian types to be endeavoured. So, if you like the exotic fruit, you should visit Geylang Area.
If you are interested in visiting the “old town” of Singapore, trying local dishes, and staying in fairly cheap accommodation compared to other areas in Singapore, you can try
Traveloka has launched CleanAccommodation campaign to categorize the accommodations that comply with the new hygiene standard from the Singapore government. The Geylang hotels listed below also stated which hotel has a CleanAccommodation badge to ensure your safety and health.
Let’s take a look at the Geylang hotels list, sorted from the highest ratings to make sure you will have the greatest experience in staying in
Location: 5 Lorong 6 Geylang, Geylang, Singapore, 399167
Five/6 Hotel Splendour can be considered as the one of the best Geylang hotels as it has the highest rating from previous guests compared to others in the same area, which is 8.7. You can stay in this hotel from S$103.35 a night for an 18 sqm room.
Location: 76A Lorong 27 Geylang, Geylang, Singapore, 388194
Another impressive hotel with an 8.9 rating, CapsulePod@Aljunied is worth trying. Unlike other hotels where you get one room which includes bed, cupboard, and bathroom; starting from S$49 per night, each guest gets a pod to sleep in, Wi-Fi access, amenities, and a shared bathroom. Hence, it is suitable for backpackers. Another plus point for this hotel is that it’s very close to Aljunied MRT station (within 2 mins walk or 124 meter). If you wish to travel by public transportation, then choosing to stay in
Location: 33 Jalan Afifi, Geylang, Singapore, 409180
Aqueen Hotel is a 3-star hotel in Geylang with a CleanAccommodation badge from Traveloka. Previous guests rated this hotel as impressive (8.5 out of 10) . Starting from S$99.48 per night for a 12 sqm room, guests can enjoy rooftop terrace and bar. As for the location,
Location: 21 Lorong 8 Geylang, Geylang, Singapore, 399090
Rated as 8.5, you can stay in a 14 sqm room for S$85/night. This CleanAccommodation-badged hotel provides the choices of a family room or non-smoking room with television and coffee/tea maker in each room.
Location: 3 Lorong 10 Geylang, Geylang, 399037
Another 8.5-rated hotel that is equipped with CleanAccommodation badge by Traveloka, you should consider staying at Ibis Budget Singapore Sapphire. From S$89.80 per night for one room, it has choices of family room and/or non-smoking room.
Location: 20 Lorong 20 Geylang, Geylang, Singapore, 398738
Receiving 8.4 rating from 829 reviews, this 2-star hotel has the CleanAccommodation badge. With S$85 per night, you can enjoy staying in a 14 sqm room, whereas if you upgrade to the S$95 room, there is a bathtub for each restroom. Unlike the other Hotel 81 in Geylang,
Location: 586A Geylang Road Lorong 34, Geylang, Singapore, 389525
This impressive-rated hotel (8.3 out of 10) offers their room types according to the number of guests; standard single (for 1 guest, 9 sqm, S$64.91 per night), deluxe double (for 2 guests, 12 sqm, $74.39 per night), and family triple (for 3 guests, 13 sqm, S$83.88 per night). From
Location: 23 Lorong 20 Geylang, Geylang, Singapore, 399090
This alternative Hotel 81 chain which is located 528 meters away from Aljunied MRT station and 1.07 kilometers from Singapore National Stadium is rated 8.2 (convenient) and received the CleanAccommodation badge from Traveloka. For staying in a 14 sqm room, you have to pay S$75/night. What makes
Location: 10 Lorong 18 Geylang, Geylang, Singapore
This 2-stars hotel is rated 7.0 by prior guests. Furthermore, BudgetOne Hotel is equipped with a CleanAccommodation badge to ensure guests’ safety, health, and comfort. Staying in a 15 sqm room costs S$120 per night for 2 guests. In each room, the hotel offers air conditioning, complimentary bottled water, ironing facility, television with cable TV, and bathroom amenities. The nearest transportation hub from
Location: 15 Lorong 22 Geylang, Singapore, 389659
Location: 757 Geylang Road Lorong 39, Geylang, Singapore, 389659
Four Chain View Hotel is a 2-star and 7.7-rated hotel with room type varies from attic room, superior and deluxe double, also superior and deluxe triple; with a price range of S$72.25 to S$114.75 per night. The nearest transportation hub is Paya Lebar MRT Station (403 meters from the hotel), meanwhile the nearest shopping center is City Plaza (265 meter).
Location: 112 Sims Avenue, Geylang, Singapore, 399090
Amrise Hotel receives a 7.7 rating from 482 prior Traveloka guests. The hotel guests are able to choose to stay in a standard, superior, or deluxe room which costs ranging from S$59.50 to S$90 per night. Upon entering the hotel, you might spot a big ‘Amrise’ neon lamp on the hotel building so the guests will be able to find this hotel easily. Based on the location, the distance between
Location: 67B/69B Lorong 27 Geylang, Geylang, Singapore, 388199
Location: 1 Lorong 14 Geylang, Geylang, Singapore, 398913
This two storey Geylang hotel with unique exterior design can be spotted right away. The combination of vintage architecture with grey and black coloured walls is what makes this 7.6-rated hotel uncommon. Starting from S$140.15 a night, guests are able to enjoy staying in a room with air conditioning, television, desk, coffee/tea maker, and bathroom amenities. Location-wise,
Location: 29 Lorong 4 Geylang, Geylang, Singapore, 399281
Receiving a 7.3 rating from prior guests and also getting a CleanAccommodation badge,
Location: 44 Lorong 6 Geylang, Geylang, Singapore, 399090
Our last Geylang hotel recommendation is K Hotel. Rated as 7.3, this hotel is equipped with the CleanAccommodation badge from Traveloka to ensure guests’ safety and health. This hotel is located in between Singapore National Stadium and Kallang MRT Station (both are within 500-600 meters away from the hotel). You can stay in a 15 sqm room for S$71.52/night. Other than Wi-Fi access,
Even though it’s not a family-friendly area, many tourists prefer to stay in the Geylang Area due to the many options of
Other reasons why tourists are staying in Geylang Area is because of its close proximity to the biggest concert or event venue in Singapore, Singapore National Stadium, that has a maximum capacity of 55,000 seating. Therefore, Geylang hotels are mainly booked when there is a concert, football game, or other events.
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