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HDB Room Rentals Under 800 Dollars in Singapore for Those on a Budget

PropertyGuru Editorial Team
Looking for an HDB room for rent but on a tight budget?
Whether you need an interim place to stay while waiting for the (delayed) construction of your BTO flat, or you’re looking for a new place to stay (that’s available immediately), below are eight HDB rooms that are $800 or below monthly. Psst, they’re also mostly in move-in ready condition!

1. 958 Hougang Street 91

Furnishing
Fully furnished
Size of the room for rent
120 sq ft
Nearest MRT station
Hougang MRT
Monthly rental
$700
It’s no secret that the cost of renting in the city is high, so if you’re on a tight budget, it’s likely that you have to rent someplace that’s further away.
But that’s not to say that you can’t find somewhere that’s still reasonably well-connected to the city with affordable monthly rent. This common bedroom in 958 Hougang Street 91, for example, is just a 11-minute bus ride to Hougang MRT on the North-East Line (NEL), which takes you to Dhoby Ghaut MRT station in just eight stops.
The bedroom also comes fully furnished with a queen bed, wardrobe, and vanity table. Plus, there’s aircon and WiFi included.
In terms of amenities, the block is just a stone’s throw away from Hougang 1 Mall as well as several coffee shops and convenience stores.

2. 55 Marine Terrace

Furnishing
Fully furnished
Size of the room for rent
139 sq ft
Nearest MRT station
Kembangan MRT
Monthly rental
$750
This fully-furnished bedroom at 55 Marine Terrace comes with a queen bed, TV, aircon, wardrobe, and WiFi. According to the listing, you’re also allowed to cook your own meals in the kitchen.
Whilst there aren’t any MRT stations nearby, the Marine Terrace Market and Food Centre, as well as amenities like supermarkets and convenience stores are right at your doorstep.
Most notably, however, the popular East Coast Park is just minutes away (which few can brag about), and popular restaurants and shopping malls in the nearby Katong area are within a 10-minute bus ride.

3. 375 Clementi Avenue 4

Furnishing
Fully furnished
Bedroom size
150 sq ft
Nearest MRT station
Clementi MRT
Monthly rental
$750
This bedroom in 375 Clementi Avenue 4 comes with a new aircon unit, wardrobe, bed, study desk, and WiFi.
The best part about living here is that the Clementi MRT and Clementi Mall/Cityvibe Mall are only five minutes away by foot. Eateries, shops, and supermarkets are also within walkable distance.
And if you work in the Jurong area, then your commute time won’t take more than 15 minutes. Moreover, Buena Vista, Queenstown, and one-north are also a few MRT stops away. If you’re travelling to the CBD area, expect a 25-minute MRT journey.

4. 259 Bukit Batok East Avenue 4

Furnishing
Fully furnished
Bedroom size
200 sq ft
Nearest MRT station
Bukit Batok MRT
Monthly rental
$800
Do you want to live close to nature, with several nature parks in the vicinity? Then this common room at 259 Bukit Batok East Avenue 4 is probably what you’re looking for. Bukit Batok Nature Park is right at the corner, and Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Dairy Farm Nature Park, and Little Guilin are a short distance away.
The unit is located on the top floor and comes furnished with a queen bed, wardrobe, and study table. WiFi is also included in the rent.
There are no MRT stations within walking distance, however, there are several eateries, supermarkets, and convenience stores around, as well as shopping malls such as West Mall, The Rail Mall, and HillV2.

Though it isn’t near to the city, your commute to the city is pretty straightforward; you can either travel from Bukit Batok MRT to Jurong East MRT station and switch to the East-West Line (EWL), or travel via Hillview MRT on the Downtown Line (DTL).

5. 350 Bukit Batok Street 34

Furnishing
Fully furnished
Bedroom size
180 sq ft
Nearest MRT station
Bukit Gombak MRT
Monthly rental
$650
This room at 350 Bukit Batok Street 34 comes fully furnished with an aircon, a queen bed, wardrobe, and study table. It’s also a corner unit so you can expect some privacy. For $650, the price is quite reasonable, but do note that you’re not allowed to cook.
However, that’s not too bad considering that there are plenty of places to eat in the area. The block is also conveniently located within walking distance to amenities, including Bukit Gombak MRT and Bukit Gombak Town Centre, which are five minutes away. The latter offers various other eateries, shops, and services.
Last but not least, Bukit Batok Nature Hillside Park, Seng Chew Quarry, and Little Guilin are all nearby too—great if you love hiking or want to be close to nature.

6. 772 Bedok Reservoir View

Furnishing
Fully furnished
Bedroom size
120 sq ft
Nearest MRT station
Bedok Reservoir MRT
Monthly rental
$800
This place is probably for you if you enjoy living in a quiet neighbourhood that’s close to parks.
As the name suggests, 772 Bedok Reservoir View is close to Bedok Reservoir Park, which is a great place for exercise or if you enjoy outdoor activities. In addition, the Bedok Park Connector is at your doorstep, and the network links to East Coast Park, Changi Beach Park, and Pasir Ris Park. Aside from that, hawker centres, shops, cafes, and markets are just a quick stroll away.
As for the room, it’s fully furnished and comes with a queen bed, a built-in desk, cabinet, and aircon, whilst utilities and WiFi are also included in the rent.

7. 211 Serangoon Avenue 4

Furnishing
Not furnished
Bedroom size
200 sq ft
Nearest MRT station
Serangoon MRT
Monthly rental
$800
This common room in 211 Serangoon Avenue 4 has just been renovated and so you can expect more comfort since the fixtures are brand new. However, the room is not furnished, so you would need to get your own furniture. The good news is that you can easily find affordable furniture on Taobao or pre-loved furniture at secondhand furniture shops for cheap.
If you’re into running or swimming, the Serangoon Stadium and Serangoon ActiveSG Swimming Complex are opposite the block, and there are also several other eateries and shops in the vicinity.
NEX Shopping Mall and Serangoon MRT are about 15 minutes by foot, but they’re just eight minutes away by bus.

8. Block 125 Pending Road

Furnishing
Fully furnished
Bedroom size
135 sq ft
Nearest MRT station
Bukit Panjang MRT
Monthly rental
$750
For just $750 per month, you get to rent this common room that comes fully furnished with brand new furniture (queen bed, air-conditioning unit, wardrobe, study table and chair), so you don’t have to worry about old/broken furniture and appliances. On top of that, the rent also includes high-speed WiFi and utilities.
Although the nearest MRT station is not within walking distance, Pending LRT is just two minutes away by foot and two stops away from Bukit Panjang MRT station.
Furthermore, there’s also a good choice of food options in the area, such as Bukit Panjang Hawker Centre, Kim San Leng Food Centre, and Chean Heng Eating House, and more.

Other FAQs on HDB Room for Rent

Who Can Rent an HDB Room?

Anyone can rent a HDB Room, however, you’re not allowed to rent on a short-term basis and the minimum rental period must be at least six months. You’re also only allowed to rent for residential purposes only.

What Is the Minimum Rental Period for Renting a Room in HDB Flat?

The minimum rental period is six months.

Can Tourists Stay in an HDB Flat?

Tourists are not allowed to rent any HDB flat or bedroom. To be eligible to live in an HDB flat, you must be either a Singaporean, Singapore Permanent Resident, or hold a valid pass (Employment Pass, S Pass, Work Permit, Student Pass, Dependant Pass, or Long-Term Social Visit Pass) that has a validity period of at least six months.
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