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1. Posted by ele_roz (First Time Poster 1 posts) 9y

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Travelling to singapore and need some suggestions for a place to stay (hostels) as not finding my guide book very enlightening. Any particular districts better to stay in? Any good hostels you can think of? Any place a female travelling alone should avoid? Any help much appreciated

2. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3713 posts) 9y

have a look at this thread:
http://www.travellerspoint.com/forum.cfm?thread=29931
This is based in Little India which is a good, central district to stay in.

Singapore is generally very safe for a woman travelling alone - I never felt threatened in any of the areas I went to.

3. Posted by Hock (First Time Poster 1 posts) 9y

Hi!
Your question of hostel would refer to backpackers or 2 stars hotel? Both of these can be found also along Bencoolen St. I dont know about those in Little India but I suppose there would be many there.

Safety? Singapore is very safe; of course that does not mean there is no crime. Just take the usual precautions and dont wander around dark alleys in the night.

How long would you be staying in Singapore?

Cheers!

4. Posted by lene (Budding Member 31 posts) 9y

Hi there
glad ure visiting S'pore!

I have heard good things from http://www.betelbox.com/friends_of_betelbox.htm but have not stayed there personally before, check it out online.

I think S'pore is pretty safe even at night, but just be cautious la. I find it fine to walk about after clubbing hours. But places like Little India at night might be a bit uncomfortable as there are quite a bit of guys there and so... But still okay la.

redlight district would be at Geylang. There are two sides to this place, on one side of Geylang are where the 'lower-range working girls' hang out and on the other are were good food lies, at all the nocturnal hours.

Bugis has a lot of hostels, so u can probably check out there. I supposer you're on a budget, so try to stay at places near MRTs.

http://www.hostelworld.com/
shows up a pretty good range. Look them through, if you're still not sure if it is a convenient area, just post another reply, I could help you have a look.

5. Posted by Xiao Han (First Time Poster 1 posts) 9y

Maybe you would like to stay at Hotel 81 in Chinatown.
MRT nearby.good food also.
Try to avoid stay in hotel in Geylang(red light district)

http://www.hotel81.com.sg/loc_d.shtml

hope that helps...

6. Posted by Mohammad_Amir (Inactive 160 posts) 9y

Hey..

Xiao Han

Maybe you would like to stay at Hotel 81 in Chinatown.
MRT nearby.good food also.
Try to avoid stay in hotel in Geylang(red light district)

ur suggestion to avoid stay in hotel in Geylang, is it for female travellerss only or is ther any other reason for that? wont it be cheaper to stay some place in that area???

Thx in advance... :)

Rola

7. Posted by stevenryan (Budding Member 3 posts) 9y

"Travelling to singapore and need some suggestions for a place to stay (hostels) as not finding my guide book very enlightening. Any particular districts better to stay in? Any good hostels you can think of? Any place a female travelling alone should avoid? Any help much appreciated"

You may stay in Hotel 81 (avoid staying in geylang area). Singapore has al lot of Hotel 81, you may choose in city area where a lot of shopping centre nearby.

Singapore is consider safe for female traveling alone, you may go anywhere in Singapore.

8. Posted by stevenryan (Budding Member 3 posts) 9y

Quoting rola_jutt

Hey..

Xiao Han

Maybe you would like to stay at Hotel 81 in Chinatown.
MRT nearby.good food also.
Try to avoid stay in hotel in Geylang(red light district)

ur suggestion to avoid stay in hotel in Geylang, is it for female travellerss only or is ther any other reason for that? wont it be cheaper to stay some place in that area???

Thx in advance... :)

Rola

Actually, it doesn't matter to stay in Hotel 81 at Geylang. It's just not too comfortable for tourist (female especially). The reason is many prostitutes around usually offer their services .

9. Posted by Mohammad_Amir (Inactive 160 posts) 9y

Actually, it doesn't matter to stay in Hotel 81 at Geylang. It's just not too comfortable for tourist (female especially). The reason is many prostitutes around usually offer their services

:)

Hotel 81 rates are around 40SGD ... i think red light district would have cheaper options... wat do u say???

10. Posted by lene (Budding Member 31 posts) 9y

hotel 81 is a budget hotel. not too sure about the prostitutes, it actually depends on the area. if its at geylang, than pls avoid. in general, avoid geylang for single ladies. I have seen family travellers stay at 81, but maybe at places like chinatown, bencoolen....