Although communal living isn’t exactly new, the emergence of young urban creatives and entrepreneurs has redefined the scene entirely. These modern communal living spaces called “coliving spaces” cater to everyone from start-up owners, small business entrepreneurs, freelance creatives, to all sorts of people who work remote. Coliving spaces provide a home base and a community for digital nomads who just want to see the world one country at a time.
You can’t say you’ve traveled the world if you haven’t stepped a single foot in Southeast Asia, and Singapore is an amazing melting pot of cultures from all over the continent. Singapore is also Southeast Asia’s most modern country with super-fast internet connection and a pretty central location making coliving in Singapore the best choice for everyone who also wants to explore neighboring countries like Malaysia, Thailand, and Laos.
The best coliving spaces encompass collaboration, openness, community, accessibility- and these coliving spaces in Singapore offer all of that and more. Here’s a list of the best coliving spaces in Singapore.
Located right in the middle of Singapore’s bustling business district, Lyf Funan is all about accessibility and comfort. Everything you need it just a short walk away, and we mean that quite literally. This coliving space is located inside Singapore’s famous Funan mall and is surrounded by numerous business and entertainment attractions, as well as heritage sites and art galleries. It’s also a couple of blocks away from City Hall MRT Station, connecting you to any part of Singapore you want to get lost in.
While there’s a magnitude of places to go outside, we’re pretty sure you’ll have tons of fun staying indoors as well. Lyf Funan is the largest coliving space in Southeast Asia so you with all that space, you know that it’s not just an ordinary housing facility. The people over at Lyf took careful consideration and research into what young working adults actually want out of their living spaces.
There’s a large laundry room complete with ironing facilities and a small seating area for you to hang out while you wait, helpful reception personnel called “lyf guards”, pop art pieces and vending machines litter the hallways, and recreational facilities like a giant Connect Four and a 0.6-meter deep ball pit. Lyf Funan isn’t just all fun and comes with a lot of function. Guests can open their doors with digital keys on their phone, and every room comes with an en-suite bathroom, a designated work desk, and enough storage for all your luggage. Some rooms even have a small kitchenette and a fridge. Walk around and you’ll find social cooking and dining spaces, a social pantry area, a gym, and a Connect space where people get work done.
Commontown Singapore offers homes for urban dwellers with spaces situated in the central districts of Singapore like Sixth Avenue, River Valley, and Tiong Bahru. Each space exudes a different vibe that specifically relates to the character of each location. Its Eng Hoon location, for example, exudes the midcentury modern charm of the neighborhood with rooftop terraces and lounge areas. Lovers of the suburban life, on the other hand, would fit right at home in Commontown’s open space Sixth Avenue home with its hot spa, sauna, and dedicated karaoke room. The Waterina housing at Paya Lebar is a great space for people who enjoy keeping their privacy, since its more of a scattered collection of apartments that share communal areas. Commontown definitely has an option for everyone.
Each home is fully furnished and while every unit is different each member gets free cleaning services every week, full bedding, maintenance, basic household supplies, and access to all common spaces. All the units come with a full kitchen, a water purifier, laundry utilities, tons of storage, and High-speed WiFi. Rates start at $1600SGD a month. For this kind of living, that’s definitely a steal.
Hmlet is a co-living giant with hundreds of coliving spaces in countries all over the world. You’ll find it all over Singapore too, with 75 spaces located in The East, Little India, The West, Tiong Bahru, River Valley Bukit Timah, Orchard, and the Central Business District.
Its newest and largest facility houses 150 rooms and is located on Cantonment Road, in the Tanjong Pagar area. Hmlet’s newest Singapore coliving space stands proudly on a former heritage site, with vintage details and preserved details such as the building’s original staircase with terrazzo handrails and walls that have seen thousands of years. The surrounding area has a similar vibe, with tall trees surrounding the building. The coliving space comes with modern facilities such as communal kitchens, a wellness studio, an outdoor plunge pool, and a cafe that’s open 24/7.
For $1,200 to $6,190 a month for pocket rooms to full bedroom apartments, you’ll get a furnished room with weekly cleaning and exclusive access to member events like yoga classes, game nights, and meditation sessions, as well as casual gatherings organized on their active FB group. Hmelt prides itself on bringing like-minded individuals together, after all.
Easycity is one of the first coliving spaces in Singapore and they focused their niche on the early birds of the coliving market, working expats. Their units are optimized with the worker in mind so they all come with office equipment like printers and scanners. All of their apartments are hand-picked and located in city-fringe areas that are just a few minutes away from the Central Business District.
All of their units come fully equipped with a kitchen, washer, dryer, TV, and a sofa. Every room comes with an air-conditioner and a wardrobe. They all have a great view of the pool too! Weekly housekeeping is free and is part of your monthly rate. A dedicated housekeeper takes care of every little thing you might need done, even laundry and ironing.
Social events are less of a thing here, so if you’re a busy entrepreneur that needs to get a lot of work done then Easycity might be the best coliving space in Singapore for you.
85 Soho has locations situated conveniently near amenities such as the MRT and town center and caters to a mixed clientele of locals and expats. They aim to blend together the right combination of community and privacy in their furnished apartments and provide a creative space that exudes comfort and convenience.
Their rooms are fully furnished with basic essentials, fluffy pillows, fresh bedding, a spacious study desk, and a television. Networking and meeting other people is made easy with numerous common spaces like a large reading lounge, a modern gym, and communal dining spaces.
What sets 85 Soho apart from the rest are its flexible payment options. Daily prices start from $75 to $85, while weekly prices start from $525 to $595 giving you just enough freedom to try them out and see if they’re a good fit for you and your lifestyle.
If you’re looking for luxury living, Login’s the one for you. Login Apartment offers rooms for $1000 a month in the East Coast area and $3800 a month for a one-bedroom apartment along the famous Orchard Road. You’ll have Singapore’s luxury shopping destination right outside your doorstep. Login also takes pride in offering spaces that are a good 5-8 minute walk away from MRT stations.
Login offers an all-inclusive fee for your own private room complete with designer furnishings, air-conditioning, WiFi, and everything you need to feel at home. Their rooms are blank canvases with white walls and bright lighting- giving you the freedom to decorate it as you wish and make it truly your own. They also organize exclusive events for every community, from art jamming to boxing.
Also located in Orchard Road, CP Residences offers a wide variety of coliving options according to your needs, from private rooms to large suites. All rooms are fully furnished and equipped with air conditioning, Netflix entertainment, 1000mbps WiFi, and flexible bed arrangements. Its spaces also come with a fully equipped kitchen, dedicated customer service, and tailoring services to ensure a comfortable stay.
The brand also has a popular co-working space just across the road that offers desks from $5 an hour or $15 a day. CP Residences Singapore pride themselves in becoming a friend to their clients.
COVE is a newcomer to the Singapore coliving scene but its already making a name for its self as being one of the fastest-growing coliving spaces in the country.
COVE’s rooms feature comfortable, modern furniture with quirky accents. Their apartments have a large flat-screen TV with Chromecast, mesh WiFi and a full-sized kitchen equipped with everything you need to cook up a meal. It has expanded to over 200 rooms in Singapore, and invests in smart home technology. They even use an artificial intelligence tool to match flatmates based on their living habits, values, and interests.
If you suddenly find yourself in sunny Singapore with no plans and no bookings, have a cab drive you to COVE since their super speedy check-in process can get you moved in and settled within 24 hours.
The Shophouse Series
Heritage home, anyone? Located in the heart of a historic neighborhood, The Shophouse Series offers the experience of living in an authentic heritage home to its tenants making it one of the best coliving spaces in Singapore. Award-winning architects teamed up to combine beautiful historical architecture with practical livability creating a row of 1920s shophouses on a quaint street in Geylang.
The Shophouse series offers immaculately designed private rooms with over 500sq ft of personal space- unique spaces that are fully furnished and come with an en-suite bathroom, long desks and a mini pantry. Their shared spaces are beautiful and peaceful, perfect for work or relaxed leisure. There’s nothing historic about its kitchen though, as it comes fully equipped with the latest equipment and basic provisions. Their prices are inclusive of all bills and cleaning, including in-house laundry facilities, coffee machines, and Fibre-Optic enabled Wifi connection.