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Where to stay in Bangkok, Tokyo, Seoul and other top destinations for Singaporeans

Know where to go but don't yet know where to stay in 2019? Use Skyscanner's neighbourhood and hotel guide to make the best hotel booking locations in the top international destinations for Singaporeans!

Now that you’ve figured out where to go in 2019, half of your travel work is done. Skyscanner has put together a list of where to stay on your next getaway to Asia, Australia or Europe! We’ve compiled this list based on the top destinations from Singapore.

Not only will you find the hotels you can check into, but we’ve organized it by good neighbourhoods or areas in each city. It helps to know which areas are the best to stay in; that way, you can plan out the best and most convenient spots for travel and sightseeing! Different areas suit different interests and different types of travellers, so keep that in mind as you make your hotel selections.

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Southeast Asia

East Asia


Where to stay: Southeast Asia

Where to stay in Bangkok

Travellers swarm to Bangkok every year for that mix of old and new, and of course the beauty of Thailand. Whether you’re a backpacking enthusiast or a high-end hotel kind of person, you will find what you need in Bangkok!

The top districts in Bangkok are Sukhumvit for the fancy nightlife, Ekkamai for the eateries and shopping, Chinatown for traditional Chinese celebrations, Siam for all kinds of shopping, Silom for a trendy, New York style experience, Pratunum Market for traditional style shopping, Khao San for street food and cafes, Riverside (Thonburi) for a more relaxing visit, and Lat Krabang, for proximity to the airport and more street food experiences. Consider W Bangkok Hotel in Silom for that luxury experience or slow it down in a riverside neighbourhood at Bangkok Loft Inn.

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Where to stay in Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is on most frequent travellers’ travel checklists, but first get to know the good neighbourhoods to stay in so that you can make your hotel choice wisely!

Most people head to KL City Center and get a great view of the Petronas Towers. You can stay at the highly-rated Impiana KLCC Hotel. But there is so much more to see! Check out Pasar Seni for a more traditional feel and purchase some tasty treats at the open market. Head to Brickfields, the predominately Indian neighbourhood for good Indian food and wares. Party it up and get a taste of Malaysian food in Changkat along Changkat Street. Enjoy high-end shopping in Bukit Bintang and stay at Sunshine Bedz KL or check out the cafes and boutiques in Bangsar.

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Where to stay in Bali

Bali is a surfer’s paradise, so beach-lovers will want to know which neighbourhoods are the best spots to either ride the waves or relax on the shore!

Head to Kuta to see the famous Kuta Beach. Check out Seminyak if you want to shop, both for high-end retail or traditional wares. Relax in Ubud at a yoga or wellness retreat centre. Surf in beautiful Canggu, or Uluwatu. Enjoy beach resorts in Nusa Dua and stay at Inaya Putri Bali or take the family for some fun water activities in Sanur.

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Where to stay in Manila

Manila has been growing in popularity over the years, and it’s a busy, bustling city with something always going on!

Plan your stay well by figuring out the best neighbourhoods. If you want to get that traditional market feel, then head to Makati, check out Salcedo Market, and stay at New World Makati Hotel. Stay in UP Village for a foodie experience you won’t regret. If you’re a shopper, then Fort Bonifacio is your spot. Lastly, check out the nightlife and other entertainment in Tomas Morato.

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Where to stay: East Asia

Where to stay in Tokyo

Having the highest population in the world for a metropolitan city, you can expect it to be busy in Tokyo! It can be a bit overwhelming, but we’ve compiled the best neighbourhoods for you, so you can make your hotel choice carefully!

The best districts to choose from are Marunouchi for easy travel and the Imperial Palace, Ginza for luxury shopping, Asakusa for the Buddhist temple Senso-ji, Ueno for an old Tokyo experience, Harajuku for the famous shrine Meiji Jingu, Shinjuku for the fancy nightlife, Akihabara for all the electronics you need, Shibuya for the Hachiko Statue, Roppongi for foreign expat nightlife, or Odaiba to stay on a man-made island at Hilton Tokyo Odaiba!

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Where to stay in Seoul

Seoul has multiple neighbourhoods to choose from, and you can ease the stress of looking and booking by following Skyscanner’s advice! Check out the five best neighbourhoods in Seoul complete with hotel recommendations!

The top areas in Seoul are Itaewon, Gangnam, Myeongdong, Hongdae, and Jamsil! Book in Jamsil if you’re travelling with your family. For a vacation spent hitting up the bars and clubs, then check into the Imperial Palace Boutique Hotel in Itaewon area, also known as “Western Town”. For a fancy, high-life vibe, opt to stay in Gangnam. For artsy people, Hongdae is the spot for you, and Myeongdong is for shoppers and foodies!

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Where to stay in Busan

Busan is Korea’s second-most populous city, and close to the coast, it’s a great tourist spot! Plan ahead for your trip by selecting the best areas in Busan to book your hotel. Skyscanner has selected the best spots for you depending on what activities you like and convenience for travel.

Book in Busan Station and Seomyeon for ease of travel between different cities. Seomyeon is also great for shopping! Book at Good Day Mate in Haeundae or find a spot in Gwangalli for proximity to the beach. Or, you can peruse the street food stalls in Nampo-dong.

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Where to stay in Taipei

Taipei is a busy city, a mix of modernity and old traditions. If you’re heading there this year, then take a look at the best districts and hotels in Taipei to find exactly what you’re looking for! You will be able to find just the right hotel that meets your taste.

In Taipei, the top districts to stay in are Zhongzheng, Wanhua, Xinyi, Zhongshan, Shilin, and Da’an. Stay in Da’an and Xinyi and check into W Hotel Taipei if you enjoy sleek skyscrapers and classy club nightlife. Stay in Zhongshan and Zhongzheng for the younger, outdoor bar scene and to enjoy the beautiful parks. Or, check into Swiio Hotel in Wanhua District for a hipster art hotel experience. Plus, you’ll be right at the hub of the MRT lines, which makes it easier to get from place to place! Stay in Wanhua for more traditional vibes from old streets to night markets.

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Where to stay in Hong Kong

No matter your fancy, Hong Kong has just the right hotel for you. But don’t go in blind! Find just the right spot for your Hong Kong getaway and check out seven best areas to stay in Hong Kong based on your personality!

The best districts to chill out in Hong Kong are Tsim Sha Tsui, Mong Kok, Causeway Bay, Wan Chai, and Central. It all depends on what you want to see and how you want to holiday. In Central, you’ll get your art galleries and that fancy city vibe if you’re looking for a city break. Tsim Sha Tsui is a must for visitors to check out. It’s right on the water, and you should stay at InterContinental Hotel, and you can check out the Avenue of Stars and choose from a ton of great dining options! Wan Chai is perfect for art lovers, and Causeway Bay is the spot for shoppers! Mong Kok is where you’ll get that yummy Hong Kong street food!

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Where to stay in Shanghai

Shanghai: the Paris of the east. If you’re lucky enough to visit this amazing city this year, then you’ll want to book the best hotel to fit your vacation style! You can go the hostel route or glamour city – just check out all ten of Skyscanner’s hotel recommendations for Shanghai!

Start your hotel search in People’s Square, The Bund, Old Town, Jing’an, or French Concession! Jing’an is perfect for those searching for a Western experience but can’t handle the prices in swanky French Concession. People’s Square is a great spot for tourists who want to see the sites, and it’s located at an intersection point of three subway lines! For those into the traditional vibes, then Old Town is the place for you! For artsy folks, check into 8 Art Hotel near The Bund. Stay in French Concession for that hip nightlife experience and check out URBN Hotel!

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Where to stay: Others

Where to stay in London

You won’t regret a visit to this old and beautiful city. But, you will regret not checking out the good neighbourhoods first, as there are so many hotels to choose from! Pick the best spot to have the tourism experience you want.

When booking in London, take your pick from the neighbourhoods of Soho, Kensington, Notting Hill, Southwark, Shoreditch, Covent Garden, Westminster, Camden Town, or Chelsea. For that tourist who wants to hit all the monuments, then stay in Westminster. Book in Southwark to avoid the crowds but still be close enough to the sights. Go to Kensington to get a view of how the other half lives, stay in Dreamtel London Kensington and enjoy a sunny day in Hyde Park. Head to cosy Greenwich for a quaint town experience. In Notting Hill, you’ll find cute cafes and beautiful facades to enjoy. For fine dining, Covent Garden is the place to go. Chelsea is expensive but worth a sojourn! For a hipster experience, head to Shoreditch, and spend your nights out in Soho!

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Where to stay in Melbourne

You can be sure you won’t be disappointed by the hotel offerings in Melbourne, Australia’s second-most populous city! Cut down on the time it takes to find what you’re looking for and let Skyscanner help you with the ten best hotels in Melbourne!

Whether you want to enjoy wild nights out or you’re travelling with your family, you can find what you need in Melbourne. Start with the best areas to book in: St. Kilda for the nightlife (stay at Habitat HQ), Melbourne CBD for that real city feel, (stay at The Space Hotel), Fitzroy for the bookshops and cafes, Richmond for the history, and South Yarra for the upscale shops and eateries!

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Search for hotels using Skyscanner

Not only can Skyscanner help with booking your flights, but you can also make use of our hotel search!

  1. Click here to begin your hotel search! If you’d rather use your phone, then download the Skyscanner app for iPhone or Android!
  2. Enter the city name or the desired hotel name and your arrival and departure dates.
  3. Select the number of guests and rooms and off you go!

You can search for the specific hotels mentioned above or you can select a different one. Scroll through the list of options and remember to search based on neighbourhood/area to know that you will be getting the most “bang for your buck” location-wise. And, take a look at Skyscanner’s eight hotel booking tips!

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Originally published on 05 June 2019. Any prices are lowest estimated prices only at the time of publication and are subject to change and/or availability.