There are a number of perks to staying around Dhoby Ghaut. It's located near Orchard Road, which means the shopping is easily available. More importantly, there's the Dhoby Ghaut MRT interchange that'll connect you to the North-South line, the Circle line and the North-East line.
Apart from a few niche backpacker hostels, rates around the area would be around the same those of hotels along Orchard Road and in the City Hall area.
If you're looking for budget accommodation, there's the YMCA lodge nearby. Alternatively, The Sojourn, located behind *scape park near the Somerset MRT station is another shophouse-converted backpackers hostel.
Planning to stay for a week or more? Regency House might be the place for you. Tucked away in a quiet corner, just out a few minutes' walk away from Orchard Central and Plaza Singapura, the Regency House also consists of a sheltered rooftop swimming pool.
For something more upmarket, there's the Holiday Inn Orchard City Centre Hotel. In front of it, there's the Concorde Hotel with its distinctive old charming aura.
Not quite a backpackers hostel, the Hangout @ Mount Emily sets itself up as a no-frills budget boutique hotel which provides guests with their own bedroom and toilet accompanied with common shared facilities such as a television room and a coffee area amongst other things.
If you opting for a quieter ambience the recent Citadines Mount Sophia Singapore is definitely a 'apart hotel' to consider. Housed in the latest shopping mall a little bit further away from Plaza Singapura, at the Wilkie Edge, Citadines is perfect for long or short term stay.
Moving slightly away from Plaza Singapura near the Cathay lies Hotel Rendezvous. This four-star hotel blends in contemporary and classical architecture with modern facilities and amenities.
Staying in Somerset/Dhoby Ghaut