There is a wide variety of accommodation types in Singapore to suit different budgets and needs. There are several private student hostels in close vicinity, some within walking distance to campus. Some of our recommendations can be found below. Depending on your budget and preference, you may also consider renting a private apartment or condominium. 3dsense Media School is located in the city centre, a minute's walk from Clarke Quay MRT subway station. It is easily accessible by train and bus services.
Student hostels offer rooms ranging from single to two and four-bedded rooms with facilities such as WIFI, internet rooms, cleaning services, common lounge areas and laundromats. The following hostels are located in the city and very accessible to campus within a 5 to 15 minute journey.
yo:HA Hostel at Pearl's Hill
The yo:HA Hostel at Pearl's Hill is a new hostel conveniently located within a 10- minute walk to 3dsense. Near Chinatown station, it has 2-sharing and 4-sharing with shared bathrooms. More info
Nearest Subway (MRT) station: Chinatown
Oaktree Hostel at Owen Road
Opened in 2013, this hostel houses students in single and double rooms. It is a 2-minute walk to Farrer Park station. From there, a direct line will get you to Clarke Quay station in 10 minutes. More info
Nearest Subway (MRT) station: Farrer Park
Novena Hall International Students' Hostel
Located near the Orchard Road shopping district, this hostel is within a 10-15 minute journey to campus by bus or train. More info
Nearest Subway (MRT) station: Novena
Evo House Services
Evo House offers quality apartments for students looking to find housing. They have several locations islandwide depending on availability. More info
An alternative is to rent a room in a privately-owned apartment, condominium or Housing Development Board (HDB) apartment directly from the owner. You may use online classified portals (google "singapore apartment rental") or get in touch with real estate agents who can advise you and help arrange visits to apartments. Agents will charge a fee for their services so be sure to check with them beforehand. Some of the residential areas that you can consider within a 20 to 40 minute journey include Novena/Balestier, Toa Payoh, Kallang, Tiong Bahru, Queenstown. Away from the city centre, the cost is usually lower in these areas.
ONLINE RENTAL SEARCH
One of the most popular ways to search for rental units is also to go online! Here are some choices!
If you have not found suitable accommodation before arriving in Singapore, and to help manage costs, you can stay in temporary accommodation while you continue your search. You may consider the following in such circumstances.