Budget Friendly Accommodation: 5footway.inn Project Boat Quay Review

Review , Singapore / June 5, 2018


Traveling to Singapore may be a pain in accommodation costs. That’s why I wanted to share my experience staying in 5footway.inn, a property that may be a fit for those of you who wanted to press some budget, while staying near Singapore’s city centre at the same time so you can maximize your stay.


5footway.inn Project Boat Quay Review

Note that my review will be based on the time when I stayed there during May 2018. So it’s limited to any improvements or changes afterwards.

Here are some advantages of staying here;

  • Room price is below Singapore’s average accommodation cost
  • It has a strategic location, which is located in front of Clarke Quay and near to Marina Bay Sands (only around 15 minutes walk)
  • From the terrace, you can see the view to Boat / Clarke Quay lake, city skyline, Old Parliament House, and Marina Bay Sands. It’s especially awesome at night where the lights were colorful
  • Surrounded by bars and restaurant, where most of them opens at night time. A fit for those who wants to find places to hangout at night and are lazy to go too far from the hotel area
  • Close to 2 metro stations; Raffles Station and Clarke Quay. This made traveling with public transport very easy. There is also a bus stop near to the bridge just a 3-5 minutes walk from the accommodation
  • Located to some tourist locations (I will mention more on this below)
  • Free breakfast
  • Free coffee 24 hours a day

Once you enter the property, there will be a self check-in machine. It can be fun to type in the booking code and do yourself a favor. If you don’t understand how to operate it, you can always go to the receptionist desk location in the main lobby.


Self check-in machine

The lobby from upstairs


Pro tip: You are required to make a $20 refundable security deposit in cash before receiving your keycard, so make sure you have cash ready when checking in. 

Expect to carry your luggage up the stairs as well, since there is no elevator.



Book this accommodation if…

You are traveling on a budget, but want to stay in a strategic location near to tourist areas, such as Marina Bay Sands, Gardens by the Bay, and more. 5footway.inn is also a stylish accommodation. It’s also better if you don’t mind the amount of space on your room, and it may not be for you who wants high maintained privacy as the walls were not really soundproof.


The Room

The hostel room with 2 person capacity


  • There are hostel rooms (bunk beds) and single standard room with one bed. We stayed in the hostel bunk bed with four person(s) capacity in one room. The room space and bed was actually really small. It’s even hard for us to pack our bags at the same time, as we need to take turns! 
  • The wall was not really soundproof, so you can really hear it when someone’s speaking too loud. It can be noisy if you a loud neighbour.
  • Each bed have their own electricity power plug, so we don’t really fight a lot to scramble the power plug (phew!



Breakfast includes the traditional bread and jam. You’ll have to clean up the dishes yourself after eating. During my stay, there was some photography artworks displayed on the pantry wall. From the pantry’s terrace, you can definitely see the view of Boat / Clarke Quay, city skyline, Old Parliament House, and Marina Bay Sands. The shower room and bathroom is shared, but still separated between male and female. The bathroom, however, was quite smelly and dirty.


What’s nearby

  • Marina Bay Sands (it’s easy for me to do a morning run in Marina Bay Sands area)
  • Merlion Park
  • Gardens by the Bay
  • The colorful building that is Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth + Ministry of Communications and Information
  • Boat & Clarke Quay
  • National Gallery
  • Makansutra Gluttons Bay, a part of my best budget places to eat in SG
  • ..and many more!


The view of Boat Quay at night!


How to get there

  • By MRT
    You can stop at Raffles or Clarke Quay Station and have a walk for around 10 minutes.
  • By Bus
    You can stop at two nearest bus stops; High St Ctr or Opp High St Ctr and walk for around 7-10 minutes.

Address: 76 Boat Quay, Singapore 049864


Other 5ftooway.inn properties around Singapore

There are 4 other 5footway.inn properties in other parts of Singapore that is Project Ann Siang, Project Bugis, Project Chinatown I, and Project Chinatown II.



Sabrina Anggraini


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