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Hotel 81 - Star
Ranked #145 of 317 Hotels in Singapore
Reviewed 30 June 2014

I stayed at Star for 2 weeks. The personnel was always attentive and helpful. The room was always clean and well kept. Did't have problems getting around from the hotel. The local food at the hawkers was very good and although within the Geylang Area, did not feel security was an issue.
I will recommend this hotel for budget travelers.

Room Tip: For long time stays, choose the upper floors, less probability to find or cross paths with "cou...
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

The hotel at the entrance was very clean. The lobby was dim with Japanese-style design. The room had the same Japanese-style, small but very functional.

The fact that the sink was placed outside of the bathroom was quite inconvenient if you're travelling with not too close partner. The sleep quality was very good. I remember sleeping soundly during my 2-night stay. Like many hotels in Singapore, wifi connection is limited. You'll get one password for every night stay for one device only, a bit frustrating.

The location, in fact, was very good, just 200m to Aljunied MRT Station and 2 minute walk to food stalls and convenient store. However, as this was the home of many massage services and prostitution, it was a bit scary if you were a girl/woman. But to me, as a male, it was fine.

Enjoy your trip here! I think I love the interior of the room best, it also has sound proof too.

Room Tip: Check-in is not until 2pm. If you check in early, you'll have to pay 10 S$.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Houis
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

A little bit scared by the surrounding if you arrive in the late night. Good attitude of staff at reception counter. Room small but look clean. But some improvement on the cleanliness required as hair found around the rubbish bin, dust on the fridge door and stain on the bed sheet. Air conditioner quite noisy but functioning well. Free wifi but for one device use only at any time! Shower: the water flow is not strong enough. Not recommend for family with small kids and single female as located in red light district! But actually quite safe! If you like durian, the durian street is within walkable distance and the MRT also within walkable distance.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled solo
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2  Thank Jethroxavier
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Reviewed 12 June 2014 via mobile

After reading reviews of similar hotels in this area I decided to stay overnight during a transit stop over in Singapore. Yes it is in a red light district which if travelling with kids I would probably avoid but as a couple or business traveller I think it adds abit of 'colour' to the stopover :-)

The room was clean, neat & didnt smell at all ... nicely tiled & decorated. I will stay here again next trip with my partner as the area abounds with cheap places to eat & drink.

Some peoples reviews of this place I think are somewhat unrealistic when you consider you are paying 50 bucks a night to stay here ... I think it is great value for money.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled solo
4  Thank Kidshorsesme
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Reviewed 5 June 2014

Of course it's Singapore ! For the price of this hotel is good, affordable for middle class but 2 things, a bit far and night time, ladies looking! The service is ok for this category of hotel, taxi available...mrt train not far! but I enjoy walking !

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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3  Thank OneW0rld007
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

A very favourable first impression, smart reception area and a friendly welcome. This hotel has been recently and tastefully renovated.

My room (superior) was very clean and nicely decorated with all the extras the average traveller needs, TV, refrigerator, room safe, hair dryer and kettle. The free Wi-Fi worked very well in the room. Bed was very comfortable and room quiet. As other reviews have stated, the room are on the small side, but I thought about the same size as the European Ibis hotel chain.

The Geylang area is very Chinese in character; quiet during the day, but at night it gets very busy, with people coming into the area for the cheap food. It is also the red-light district but it is not seedy or run-down like some cities and I always felt safe walking around at night; this is Singapore after all!

Hotel is a 10 minute walk from the Aljunied MRT station, which is only 7 stops/20 minutes from Changi airport.

The Hotel 81 chain have about 25 hotels in Singapore , all with similar names, some in the adjacent street (Larong) so carefully note the correct address, especially for a taxi or a hotel review. (31 Lorong 18 Geylang Singapore. 398828)

Hotels in Singapore can be expensive, so the Hotel 81 Star does offer a cheaper alternative and I will certainly be booking this hotel on my next visit to Singapore.
Note; the hotel does not serve any food.

Eating suggestion: At the corner of Aljunied and Sims is Loft@32 food court, inside is a small Vietnamese’s food outlet and the food is delicious and so cheap!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled solo
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7  Thank Magellan2014
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Reviewed 18 May 2014

This hotel is located in the Geylang Area (reputed for the Red Light District). If you put aside the sleaze, and just focus on the amenities- this hotel has it all. The Geylang area is known for great local food at affordable local prices.

This hotel offers the perfect price in Singapore especially in comparison to space area and locality. (most expensive city in the world to live in).

The hotel allows Transit stay for travelers who are waiting for their next connecting flights.

Eric who served me was awesome, gave me best directions and what to do and avoid in the area. In fact, all the staff there seemed very well trained in hospitality. I am very surprised for the price I am paying for.

We can have many demands and requirements - but for a hotel with this service and location, i get what i deserve.

The management may want to change the mattress but again this is what i paid for.....

Room Tip: This place has been renovated and upgraded and only re-opened in late 2013. Ask for corner units...
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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4  Thank joehani
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Address: 31 Lorong 18 Geylang, Singapore 398828, Singapore
Region: Singapore > Singapore > Geylang
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Singapore
Price Range: £35 - £54 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel 81 - Star 2*
Number of rooms: 206
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