It has been 24 months since we wrote this Ultimate List of Coliving Places in Singapore and so much has changed. Time for an update!
For an year when many hospitality businesses have hit pause, a lot has happened in coliving in Singapore:
- The list has grown again. We went from 23 coliving places on our list early last year, to “now” 32 on this list now.
- Among the companies that have shut down, there are a few noticeable ones (like: Login Apartment, backed by Shanghai-based serviced apartment company Mamahome and Singaporean developer City Developments Limited, Rouf, one of the first players in coliving in Singapore, Savvy Coliving, which claimed to have over 400 rooms on their website in 2020, ST Residences Lite, the coliving brand of local serviced apartment operator ST Residences, Gnomadic, and Room8) or promising ones (like The Crib, Stage 6 and YOLO).
- There are few new names, and also there are Wehome, Abuzz Oxfordcaps, Pars, and Zrooom
- A few companies have grown significantly (like Casa Mia Coliving, adding 24 new locations to the six ones they had, Coliwoo having five buildings (well, we don’t know how many they had 18 months ago), Cove, almost doubling in size, and The Assembly Place, going from three locations to 300 rooms.
- A few operators have shrunk in size, in an attempt to become more profitable during this period of low demand. Hmlet visibly cut the number of Singapore locations on its website from 49 to 32.
Oddly, through all these changes, there has not been consolidation yet, like it has been the case in other markets in Europe or America … rumours are that Hmlet will be changing this soon 😉
Here is the 2023 edition of the list of coliving places in Singapore
Like last year, the description is our understanding of their positioning and offering, solely based on publicly available information (no, we haven’t spoken, seen or stayed at the properties). Strictly in alphabetical order:
Coliving in Singapore since 2013 (it may officially be the first coliving company in the city).
Coliving property manager with over 30 locations in central Singapore (River Valley, Robertson Quay, Orchard, Tiong Bahru), focusing on young professional expats.
As the name suggests, rooms around the bay. A year later, still no website available at this time.
Five coliving buildings (mainly outside of the core central area of Singapore, one right next to the CBD). Mainly focused on students. They have launched a website (but still no info about the rates and availability), check it out!
The Singapore arm of the Korean leader in coliving, focusing on shared apartments (with 52 rooms listed, across 18 apartments, as of November 2021).
Coliving building in Pasir Panjang, calling themselves “Singapore’s first and only collaborative living and collaborative working space.” As we write, rates are more in line with hotels (with rooms starting at $5,000/month on their reservation system).
Singapore-based coliving company, started by expats for expats (but with more and more options also for locals, according to recent news), with lots of locations all over the city, one of the widest selection of options (454 rooms listed in Singapore as we write, almost twice as many as they had when we made this list last year).
New coliving operator launched in January 2020. Still no website available.
Homegrown company with 27 apartments listed in Singapore.
Over 300 rooms in the CBD then a few locations far from the centre of the city. Singaporean location of the pan-Asian operator (which acquired Easy City last year).
Focused on the lower end and locations inside of HDB, the only option on the list with really affordable rooms. Still no website available.
Took the concept of shophouse sharing to a whole new level, with amazing designer shophouses. Grown to 22 shophouses (from 12) since the first version of this list.
Coliving operator with amanizing reviews from its current customers. Through the last 18 months, it’s grown to 24 homes (from 15 homes at the time of the first list), mainly in central Singapore.
Homegrown company, with over 100 rooms across many locations all over Singapore. Launched a website since the last version of this list; check it out.
Branded as “the ultimate MBA residential experience”, it offers affordable bedrooms in townhouses in Holland Village (mainly) to INSEAD students.
The coliving brand of CapitaLand, more hotels than coliving (with rates from $197/night as we speak).
A new addition to this list, four boutique hotels branding themselves “coliving” (like Lyf). Rates start from $5,250/month as we write.
Stylish bedrooms across 12 apartments (now, ten last year) in central and semi-central locations.
The latest addition to the coliving scene in Singapore, with about 300 rooms across multiple locations in central and semi-central Singapore.
One of the very first coliving companies in Singapore with emphasis on community.
French operator with 14 apartments in Singapore, very much focused on international students.
Wehome offers co-living rooms and space for rent. People come to Wehome for beautiful & comfortable homes with all-inclusive convenience, freedom, and better living & experiences! Wehome – a space where you belong.
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A new operator with an emphasis on community and a location in Tanjong Pagar and one in Orchard. Living begins at Socius. Thrive and connect with your new community!
Shared spaces to live, work and play at affordable prices. Bespoke Habitat, a room rental and shared space co-living specialist, was founded with the vision of providing accommodation that epitomises quality, comfort and convenience for working professionals.