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.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Hotel 81 Classic

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Hotel  81 Classic
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_baseline_photo_carousel","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_baseline_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"template":"ibex_baseline_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_baseline_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

65 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
There are newer reviews for Hotel 81 Classic
See the most recent reviews
Showing 52: English reviews
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Reviewed 20 January 2013

We had never been to Singapore and were just looking for a clean place to stay near an MRT station. This place is great for someone who only wants a "home base" for sleeping. Easy walk to an MRT station (Paya Lebar; also a transfer station). The room we stayed in didn't have a window but it was good sized...

Thank Rick C
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 23 May 2012

I had to extend my Singapore stay for a few more days and the only place I could find close by to where I was staying earlier was this hotel. The rooms came at a premium cost ($130 a night) and at that cost, they were pretty ordinary. When I walked into the room, I was surprised to see the...

1Thank iammandar
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 8 October 2011

Whatever you do - don't stay here. It is filthy, disgusting and tried to ruin our visit to Singapore. Even with a budget, we decided to leave after having paid for last night as we couldn't stand it any longer. We wondered about catching something and also wondered if we might be dirtier coming out of the bathroom than before...

4Thank ozfamilyof4
Reviewed 4 October 2011

It is what it is. A budget hotel ideal for a short stay. I only needed a place to sleep on a stopover in Singapore. Yes it's small etc, but that's what I was expecting so it wasn't a concern. There is NEVER an excuse for dirty, filthy unkept rooms however. The bathroom was covered in mould and the floors...

4Thank MagpieJB
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 11 July 2011

Got a cheap hotel since I was in SIngapore only for the weekend. The desk staff was nice, but the room had no windows, smelled musty, the sheets were scratchy, no shower curtain, could not control the air (too cold), and it was very noisy at night (which I found out later it is in the prostitution district of Singapore......

3Thank Bart3939
Stourbridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 May 2011

The hotel is based a short way out of the city centre but is only a 15 minute walk to the nearest sky train stop, then 20 minutes into the centre. Based in a predominantly Malay area it gave a real insight into the real Singapore rather then just the usual tourist trails. Worth knowing that the road is at...

Indian Head, Maryland
Reviewed 21 April 2011

After a long bus trip to Singapore, my girlfriend and I settled on The Hotel 81 'Classic' on Joo Chiat Road. We originally planned for the Hotel 81 Sakura (and a higher rated hotel), but we noticed from the taxi that this one was an easier walk to the train station. However, we were "walk-ins" against our better judgement as...

7Thank Travelino
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 3 April 2011

The room/hotel is clean. The food / cafe is just around the corner. The MRT station is walking distant.

1Thank BulanBaiduri
Kuantan, Malaysia
Reviewed 18 March 2011

Stayed for 4 nights (11-15 March 2011) and booked 2 rooms (superior double room); we were given rooms 405 and 406 Rooms were clean but not that spacious (as expected). Upon entering the rooms, there was this rather strong, unpleasant smell of cigarette smoke filling the air, i thought it was just me but my wife in the next room...

1Thank MG5554
Sandakan, Malaysia
Reviewed 22 December 2010

I stayed in a Deluxe Room on both stays, in June 2009 and November 2010. For my June 2009 stay, I mentioned in a previous review that it quite big, about 200 square feet. When I checked in for my stay this time (Nov 2010), I was given 2 choices - without widows, but larger, or with windows, which would...

1Thank DaddyistheBest

25 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (19)
Hotel & Grounds (2)
Room/Suite (7)
Other (10)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (6)
Hotel & Grounds (2)
Room/Suite (3)
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Singapore hotels
Joo Chiat
Hotel 81-Tristar
Hotel 81-Tristar
#204 of 309 in Singapore
239 reviews
Joo Chiat
Hotel 81 - Sakura
Hotel 81 - Sakura
#184 of 309 in Singapore
129 reviews
Joo Chiat
Venue Hotel The Lily
Venue Hotel The Lily
#125 of 309 in Singapore
315 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Joo Chiat
The Fragrance Hotel (Joo Chiat)
The Fragrance Hotel (Joo Chiat)
#129 of 309 in Singapore
346 reviews
Four Chain View Hotel
Four Chain View Hotel
#223 of 309 in Singapore
49 reviews
Hotel 81 - Orchid
Hotel 81 - Orchid
#258 of 309 in Singapore
401 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Staying in Joo Chiat

Neighbourhood Profile
Joo Chiat
The Joo Chiat area is the traditional home of Peranakan culture in Singapore, an ethnic group descending from the blending of Chinese and Malay families in the 15th century. The neighbourhood is packed with colourful shops, local characters, and quiet charm. The main streets overflow with diners enjoying katong laksa, the signature Peranakan spicy noodle soup. Signs of youthful entrepreneurship are visible as well, with modern cafes, bars, and shops abounding. Visit Joo Chiat to take a break from the big city sights and enjoy a relaxing afternoon with a laid-back and local vibe.
Explore this neighbourhood


  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Hotel 81 Classic

Address: 12 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427353, Singapore
Region: Singapore > Singapore > Joo Chiat
Price Range: $65 - $92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel 81 Classic 2*
Number of rooms: 81
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Asiatravel.com Holdings, Hotels.com, Travelocity and Expedia so you can book your Hotel 81 Classic 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:
Hotel 81 Classic 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

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Hotel 81 Classic staff and other travellers.
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Hotel 81 Classic staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Rooms on the south side are quieter..”
 of 5 bubbles Tijani123, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Family or deluxe room. Ask for window room!”
 of 5 bubbles JuneNita, 20 Jan 2014 | Read review
“Ask for room with window. But I don't know if they have any.”
 of 5 bubbles Puzzledprez, 10 Apr 2013 | Read review
“If you want rooms with window, you have to ask specifically. Though the windows are sealed from outside to avoid opening, you can at least hear the voices of vehicles.”
 of 5 bubbles DrGopinathanPV, 7 Feb 2013 | Read review
“If you really need a room with a window, you'll have to pay more. But this hotel is really just for people who want a "home base" and only want to have a room to sleep, clean up and check the internet.”
 of 5 bubbles RickC668, 20 Jan 2013 | Read review
5 of 5