When we were in college, we decided that we would backpack through Asia since it seemed like it would be some sort of rite of passage into true adulthood. It was very exciting even though we were on a budget, but because we were students, we were able to take advantage of the many student discounts available to us.
In Singapore though, we finally got tired of staying in the hostels and when we arrived in Singapore, we decided that we would splurge and actually stay in a hotel instead of a room with 10 other people where we would have to share the shower in the morning. The Singapore hotels proved to be worthy of at least 4 stars. The one we stayed at provided us all the amenities that we could hope for. It was a well deserved break from roughing it and we got the rest we needed.