We know, we know – we grew up knowing 'Hotel 81' as a synonym for sleaze, dubious transactions and general immorality. But in all honesty, a Hotel 81 branch is your cheapest and easiest option to get away from prying eyes for an hour or two. Many of their branches have transit options with hourly rates away from the city's red-light district, including Hotel 81 Cosy, with many a good bar and pub nearby, or Hotel 81 Heritage, which is just a few streets away from hipster haven Haji Lane. Like all the hotels on this list, Hotel 81 branches require identification for both parties when checking in.
The room is decent for its low cost: $40 buys you two hours in the room, and you pay $15 for every additional hour after. Clean sheets, heavy red drapes that cover the windows that overlook the alleyway behind the hotel – so you get utmost privacy. Then again, who comes to Hotel 81 for the view?