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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 #220 of 300 Hotels in Singapore
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    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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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Part of a chain in sinapore, old buildings cleverly renovated, modern design rooms. Small but innovative, clean with good wifi. Probably not best location, I knew it was redlight district and although the venues are descreet streets are like a zoo, especially at weekend. However metro is close by and your downtown in 4 stops. Price for singers is unbeatable... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Cheap budget hotel stayed in this hotel on a stop over to Australia good solid wifi busy nightlife where this hotel is sum it up does the job and is Cheap never ate at this establishment as close by there is many outdoor and indoor restaurant and shops

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

this hotel is design just for sleep...everything is small...not suite with the price.. bathroom is the smallest bathroom ive ever seen.. the position is good for u if u just explore geylang... far away from mrt station.

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Hersham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

Don't be fooled by the pics this place is a dump a glorified brothel/motel no need for a refurb it needs knocking over and rebuilding in a different location. On the up side staff we're amazing I think they felt our pain not a place you would take man women or beast!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We were arriving in Singapore at past midnight and because I was loathe to pay $300 or more for just a night's sleep we booked a room at Hotel 81 (Premier) Star in Geylang which is about halfway between Changi airport and the city for about $100. It could not have been more suitable, The facilities are basic. The room... More 

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Greenock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

10 / 10 points and a good rating for good staff and very quiet nice sleep rooms cleaned out daily helpfull staff will recommened and go back again next year if possable it was the 3rd cheapest hotel in that area and the best out of 5 or 6 we looked at worthwhile i recommed to give a try

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I discovered this hotel chain on Booking.com and Agoda.com and noted I could save a lot more if I chose one of their locations a bit outside the center. Being Singapore, I didn't need to really worry about the neighborhood, although Geylang has a reputation for prostitutes, some of which will try and grab you on the street during the... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 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 March 18, 2015

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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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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