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10 Best Communal Living Singapore Spaces [2024]

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Communal Living Singapore

Best Communal Living Singapore
Best Communal Living Singapore

Communal living in Singapore blends modern living spaces with the warmth of community life.

The best communal living spaces in Singapore for 2024 include Cove, Commontown, Figment, lyf, and MYPOSHPAD.

If you are considering communal living in Singapore, bear in mind factors such as location, price, surrounding environment, facilities and shared living arrangements.

 The unique aspect of shared living in Singapore is that it is not only affordable but also promotes community, support and personal development. 

 In this guide, we take the plunge and share with you our picks of best co living spaces that define community living in Singapore, each offering unparalleled facilities and experiences.

Quick Summary

  • Best communal living spaces in Singapore for 2024 include Cove, Commontown, Figment, lyf, and MYPOSHPAD.
  • When choosing communal living in Singapore, you should first have a look at: where you can live; the cost; the community vibe; what amenities you can have access to; and how accommodation is shared.
  •  The communal living spaces in Singapore are not only a source of cheap accommodation but also a community, a system of care, and a platform for self-growth.

Our Selection Criteria

In determining the best communal living spaces in Singapore, we meticulously applied the following criteria:

  • Community Engagement: Spaces that facilitate highly vital, socially active communities that promote strong social ties and high levels of social interaction between residents.
  • Amenities and Facilities: We searched for spaces with basic and added facilities that enhance and add comfort.
  • Location: The proximity to public transport, shops and services was a key consideration.
  • Affordability: While acknowledging the premium nature of some co-living spaces, we looked at price points that are considered good-value for money and the Singaporean housing market. 
  • Resident Feedback: We presented quotes with powerful reviews from the current and previous residents regarding the living experience and the sense of community.

Best Communal Living Spaces in Singapore

1. Cove

(Credit: Cove)
(Credit: Cove)
Key ServicesCommunal Spaces
Address195 Pearl’s Hill Terrace, #02-18/19, Singapore 168976
Websitewww.cove.sg
Phone+6531384860
Operating HoursMonday to Friday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Cove – initiated by a young breed of entrepreneurs with their own rental troubles, Cove is an attempt to redefine the living experience of cities by offering the option to shift between different living styles within a matter of days, attached with in-house facilities.

Make it more easy and pocket-friendly to stay at Cove.

Key Differentiators

  • Streamlined transition process: Discover, view, and move in within days
  • Variety of options: Landed houses, condos, and apartments available
  • Comprehensive in-house facilities

Customers Testimonial

It’s a nice studio with a food court downstairs. The pool downstairs is nice, perfect for exercise. Rooms can be kept clean and staff are available to help clean the rooms every week. The whole studio has good security, as access to the building requires a separate password. In addition, for me who likes cars, there is a karting field downstairs which is very convenient and can be played in leisure time. And you can often see some great performance cars downstairs in the parking lot.

Weiyi Huang

2. Commontown

(Credit: Commontown)
(Credit: Commontown)
Key ServicesCommunal Spaces
Websitewww.commontown.co
Emailhelp@commontown.co, info@commontown.sg

Designed with millennials in mind, this co-living space cares more about experiences than material possessions.

Communal areas are designed to promote interactions between residents and create a buzz.

Take yoga classes and try out new wines in this space!

Key Differentiators

  • Tailored for millennials with a focus on experiences
  • Thoughtfully designed communal areas for organic interactions
  • Vibrant atmosphere fostering belonging and camaraderie

3. Figment

(Credit: Figment)
(Credit: Figment)
Key ServicesCommunal Spaces
Websitewww.figment.live
Phone+65 8726 2162

This luxury co-living brand offers residences in historic shophouses in Singapore, and takes you deep into local culture and architectural photography.

Key Differentiators

  • Boutique serviced residence brand: Offers luxurious co-living spaces
  • Ideal for architecture and photography enthusiasts: Captures the charm of local structures
  • Perfect blend: Combines culture and luxury

4. lyf

(Credit: lyf)
(Credit: lyf)
Key ServicesCommunal Spaces
Address67 Hill Street, #04-01, Singapore 179370
Websitewww.discoverasr.com
Phone+65 6970 2288
Emaillyf.funan@the-ascott.com

Lyf in Singapore is the co-living space for travellers, digital nomads, millennials and self-starters.

Providing high-energy themed spaces, private rooms and cool social spaces with Instagram-worthy interiors, lyf is located in well-connected spots around the city for easy access to the city, dining options, cultures and entertainment.

Experience local scenes, food cultures and interactive events through lyf’s dynamic locations.

Key Differentiators

  • Unique co-living experience for travelers, digital nomads, and self-starters
  • Vibrant spaces with cozy rooms and social areas
  • Prime locations for easy city access and diverse dining opportunities

Customers Testimonial

Good location, near several attractions but not busy or crowded. The hotel itself is a mall. We got the 6-bedroom unit for 4D/3N, with just 4 T/B, quite pricey. They do not clean the room daily (stated in their policy) and you have to daily ask for change of towels, refill of tissues, etc. When we arrived, unit was not ready and we waited 2 hours from standard check in time.

Jane Dapula

5. MYPOSHPAD

(Credit: MYPOSHPAD)
(Credit: MYPOSHPAD)
Key ServicesCommunal Spaces
AddressThe Vagabond Club, Tribute Portfolio: 39 Syed Alwi Rd, Singapore 207630
Duxton Reserve, Autograph Collection: 83 Duxton Rd, Singapore 089540
Maxwell Reserve, Autograph Collection: 2 Cook St, Singapore 078857
Serangoon House, Tribute Portfolio: 301 Serangoon Road, Singapore 218224
Websitemyposhpad.sg
Phone+65 6970 2288
Emailenquiries@myposhpad.sg

At The Garcha Group’s collection of boutique hotels in Singapore, you’ll experience luxury co-living at its finest.

Step into spacious rooms, mini bars stocked with the finest liquors, or take advantage of our long list of in-house amenities.

Enjoy special rates at the best dining outlets in town. A world of luxury, convenience and premium elegance awaits.

Key Differentiators

  • Luxury co-living by The Garcha Group
  • Opulent rooms with high-end furnishing
  • Well-stocked mini bars for your convenience

6. ST Signature

(Credit: ST Signature)
(Credit: ST Signature)
Key ServicesCommunal Spaces
Websitestsignature.com
AddressST Signature Bugis Beach: 85 Beach Rd, Singapore 189694
ST Signature Jalan Besar: 15 Upper Weld Rd, Singapore 207372
ST Signature Tanjong Pagar: 32 Tras St, Singapore 078972
ST Signature Chinatown: 273A South Bridge Rd, Singapore 058822
Phone+6562917050

ST Signature is a brand of co-living hotel in the Tanjong Pagar and Chinatown areas that aims to bring together short-stay tenants in a space.

There are communal lounges that can be used, and an app called ‘Signature Xperience’ can be downloaded to help guests to check in digitally, get discounts and special deals, communicate with staff and each other, and create a sense of community in the Tumblr-style app.

Key Differentiators

  • Short-stay focus
  • Communal Spaces
  • ‘Signature Xperience’ App

Customers Testimonial

The rooms are small but it is really nothing to complain because it is shown as is in the pictures. The showers were clean and modern. There’s hot and cold option for when showering which is good because I feel like some hostels have a misleading temperature. The only thing I am not a fan of is the self check-in because my phone died on the way to the hostel and I still had to open it up and check in for the access key. So it was just a huge inconvenience. Other than that it was a good stay for a fair price.

Thao Nguyen

7. Habyt

(Credit: Habyt)
(Credit: Habyt)
Key ServicesCommunal Spaces
Address25a Teo Hong Rd, Singapore 088333
Websitewww.habyt.com
Phone+6562917050
Operating HoursMonday to Friday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Habyt (formerly Hmlet) offers a ‘stylish’ co-living experience in ‘exquisitely designed Scandinavian surroundings’.

Its Cantonment Road site blends local heritage with minimalist interiors, enabling residents to interact with each other through events and networking.

Habyt is the largest co-living provider in Singapore, with more than 1,000 rooms and chic modern suites for every taste.

Key Differentiators

  • Individual bathrooms for privacy
  • Scandinavian interior design
  • Community-oriented with dedicated managers

Customers Testimonial

Great stay at Hmlet Principal Garden, amazing location with great facilities. Hmlet was prompt for any inquiries and issues. There was an issue with the main door lock, someone came the same evening to fix. I would definitely recommend this anyone coming to SG for the first time and needing a place to stay for more than 6 months.

Mike Zhang

8. Easycity

(Credit: Easycity)
(Credit: Easycity)
Key ServicesCommunal Spaces
Address553B Balestier Rd, Singapore 329868
Websitewww.easycity.sg/balestier
Phone+6583831252

If you’re an ambitious urbanite looking for an easy-access career home that also provides a co-living arrangement, Easycity’s apartments in popular locations are designed for you.

Live in an urban hub of young professionals and entrepreneurs, and build your network of business collaborators!

Key Differentiators

  • Seamless management
  • Simplistic, functional furnishing
  • Convenient amenities, including printers

Customers Testimonial

An efficient way of looking for high quality accommodations in Singapore. Hassle free, genuine and flexible

Laio Yu Hsuan

9. Hei Homes

(Credit: Hei Homes)
(Credit: Hei Homes)
Key ServicesCommunal Spaces
Address7 Temasek Boulevard, #12-07 Suntec Tower One, Singapore 038987
Websiteheihomes.co
Phone+6586910779

Hei Homes is a co-living agency in the heart of Singapore offers rooms that combine beige, white and grey in a minimalist boutique aesthetic with flexible leases from three months to allow the place to be used by expats visiting or on work-cation.

The agency also amalgamates the benefits of co-living with those of serviced apartments for the effortless modern lifestyle.

Key Differentiators

  • Boutique-style decor in well-designed rooms
  • Flexible lease terms starting from three months
  • Ideal for expats and short-term visits

Customers Testimonial

I had an absolute lovely time living at the Aston property of Hei Homes! The house was beautiful, well maintained and furnished fully. The customer service was excellent from day 1 and all concerns were addressed immediately. I have stayed with another coliving company in Singapore before but it is the absolute best! Highly recommended, it is home away from home 🙂

Apoorva Srivastava

10. CP Residences

(Credit: CP Residences)
(Credit: CP Residences)
Key ServicesCommunal Spaces
Address176A Orchard Rd, The Centrepoint, Singapore 238844
WebsiteFacebook
Phone+6562190111
Operating HoursMonday to Friday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Live in the very heart of the lively shopping belt and take in CP Residences. Take in the beat of the city at Centrepoint Apartment in Orchard Road.

Free co-working space at Cuppage Plaza just across the road. Experience productivity like no other.

Work like you’re on vacation. Dining, shopping, work and play, all in one day!

Key Differentiators

  • Located in bustling shopping district
  • Proximity to dining, shopping, work, and leisure spots
  • Striking balance between productivity and comfort

Communal Living Singapore

Co-living in Singapore blends the best of communal living with the comforts of contemporary living for digital nomads, expats and the young urbanite.

From plush suites to bare-bone rooms, you can select the place you are most comfortable at.

Each establishment offers a unique experience and anyone else who’s always on the move will surely appreciate the connectivity of people and the convenience it offers.

Whether it’s a short- or long-term co-living arrangement you’re looking for, there are now co-living spaces in Singapore that aim to make your living experience better.

Comfort, community and connectivity are key.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any questions about communal living spaces in Singapore, you can refer to the frequently asked questions (FAQ) below:

Where can I find the best coliving spaces in Singapore?

The best coliving space options in Singapore include Cove, Commontown, Figment, lyf, and MYPOSHPAD.

What are the benefits of co-living apartments in the CBD?

There are a number of reasons why you might benefit from moving into a co living apartment by the Central Business District (CBD), primarily due to the lively urban living within walking distance to the city’s office buildings, restaurants and cultural goings-on.

These properties, fully furnished and generally with weekly housekeeping services, social spaces for making new friends and community events, offer exactly the right balance for those who still need space to themselves.

Can I find a furnished room within walking distance to amenities?

Yes. Several co-living spaces in Singapore offer fully furnished rooms beside popular neighbourhoods with restaurants, supermarkets and public transport easily accessible on foot.

They are fully-furnished, so you do not have to bother buying furniture before moving in, and also come with communal spaces where residents can congregate and network.

How does monthly rent for co-living spaces compare to traditional apartments?

Co-living spaces in Singapore typically cost significantly more than an apartment on a monthly basis – at first glance.

However, often, the rent only encompasses your room (fully furnished), utilities, weekly housekeeping, internet, and access to shared facilities such as kitchens, lounges and, sometimes, gyms – so you can save a decent amount versus if you rented an apartment on your own, and not have to deal with any of the hassle.

Are there co-living options with two bedrooms or more for sharing with friends?

Yes, some co-living spaces in Singapore are designed to cater to people looking to live together in a bigger space with friends.

The bigger units, such as two-bedroom units or larger, are fully furnished and come with the same facilities as the smaller units like access to social spaces, community events and cultural activities.

Larger units shared with friends can potentially, strengthen the communal living experience while still providing each person with his/her own private space.

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