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Hotel 81 - Geylang

20 Lorong 16 Geylang, Singapore 398863, Singapore
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Hotel 81 - Geylang
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Ranked #219 of 300 Hotels in Singapore
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In all honesty, we found booking accommodation in Singapore extremely challenging. Double rooms in any backpacker hostel, to private hotel were very expensive and out of our travelling price range. Each hotel I researched that looked reasonable (which were all in Geylang district) had terrible reviews! I was terrified knowing Hotel 81 was in the heart of that district... But... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cheap hotel in a very expensive city. We didn't pay much and didn't get much, a double bed and a shower. No room but room is at a premium in Singapore. Ideal for budget travellers like myself. Didn't see any prostitutes anywhere

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Baguio, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Plenty of budget restaurants nearby, mostly, Indian and Chinese food. Rooms are quite affordable and cozy..staffs are professional but not so friendly, you greet them and never greets you back...its location is quite far from the Airport and Universal Studio, too..but if you want to blend in with the locals at night..you can go out and have a short walk,... More 

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The hotel is average. It was the cheapest we could find. It's located in the red light district, you will see a lot of action going on, nevertheless it's a safe neighborhood plus it's close to a train station so it's easy to move around if you want to go downtown or to Sentosa.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Price is definitely affordable. Comfortable. Good got chilling out with friends, but if want to have a comfort rest overnight, it is not recommended. Gd to chill with friends on week ends or if you nothing to do

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My partner and I booked a room for one night after returning to Singapore from a cruise in mid February. We prebooked the room and paid around £40 for one night. We actually only wanted the room for the day and early evening as we were flying out of Changi at 11.30pm. Prior to our arrival, I emailed the hotel... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you want luxury-- this is not the hotel for you. But location and quick service is fine. Centrally located and accessible to most tourist destination. Quick check-in and check-out too. I don't mind going back. You get what you pay for....

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Phuket, Thailand
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We asked a cabbie to take us to a clean/comfortable hotel under S$100. Well the old saying 'you get what you pay for' still stands strong. The cost was S$85 for the night. By no means cheap but it is for Singapore. It rates as the smallest room we have ever been in. Barely enough room to walk around the... More 

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

too far to downtown 20 min by foot 10 stations by Train located in the red-light aeria of singapore romms more than small Service average cleanlines average value poor Location terrible sleepquality average roomas too small

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Vancouver
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The hotel is in a great location. The place is very clean and the staff are very good, professional. I will stay there again for sure. Many good restaurants near. This is a budget hotel so do not expect a 5 star. Near the train station and easy to get to from the airport.

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Staying in Geylang

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Geylang
Only a short journey from Singapore’s sparkling and polished city center, Geylang is a world away. Here in one of the least touristy areas of Singapore, visitors are privy to an unfiltered glimpse of Singapore life. On Sunday afternoons, migrant workers gather in Geylang to let off steam after a tough week. At the eastern end of Geylang Road, families and friends happily enjoy picnics. By contrast, at the western end, a more colorful side of Singapore can be seen, as street workers mingle with Sunday revelers in outdoor coffee shops. Take a friend, grab a beer and a local meal (frog porridge, perhaps?), and settle in to enjoy the show.

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