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“Budget Hotel, sufficient for stay; great location”
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Hotel 81 - Star
Ranked #156 of 317 Hotels in Singapore
Reviewed 31 May 2010

Truly budget hotel: no meals, small room and S$70 indeed is one of the cheapest hotel you can find in singapore. The room is small though comfortable with TV set.

It has great location, as it situated right in the middle of S'pore red light district! and there are most famous local food stores in the regions.

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 May 2010

for the budget traveller. Located near the fringes of the city and very far from MRT aljuneid station. Bus stop is closer although wait times may be long. Located in central part of Red Light District. The area is seedy, but actually feels safe. Very well lit surroundings. Can be difficult to locate first time around as there are many Hotel 81s in the area. NO INTERNET in hotel. There is no hotel cafeteria, but there are many, many good Hawker stands to eat nearby. Room is cramped, there is no shower stall. The whole bathroom gets wet when you take a shower. Pillow cases are made of disposable material. Frequented by "short-time couples" and budget travellers alike. Front desk has good command of English and was helpful in giving directions. Limited English stations on TV. HBO but no CNN. Make sure to take Hotel card for use in communicating with taxi or bus drivers.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled on business
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Reviewed 19 May 2010

the room was better than i expected. pretty big for a fair price. despite the unfriendly receptionist, all are good. Room is not extremely clean as we see in some 4 stars hotel, but it was acceptable. it's just 8 min walk to Aljunied Station, darn convenient! despite the hookers around the area, it's okay.

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 April 2010

The cancellation of our flight due to the Icelandic volcano forced us to move hotel for a few nights. Availability was very limited in Singapore and, after checking out a few hotels in the area on Tripadvisor and on the ground, we chose Hotel 81 Star. We were very pleasantly surprised by this hotel. Although it was basic, it was clean, generally quiet and the service at reception was good and friendly (and far more natural than the forced formulaic politeness we had become accustomed to at the Mandarin Oriental). It definitely had a family run feel to it. We would have no hestitation in recommending this hotel. The fact that the area is a red light district didn't cause us any problems at all. To the contrary, we had a couple of breakfasts and dinners in the area and found it very lively. As for the location being off the beaten path, we used cabs to get wherever we were going (which seemed to take about 10 minutes and less than £5 to get to Orchard Road and more central areas), The metro was apparently 10 mins away. I would happily stay here again if we were to want a budget option.

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 February 2010

I say there is no need to pay so much when it is possible to find wonderful accommodation for a much lower price. Hotel 81 Star is the best example for a low budget decent hotel. I booked there a double room for about 30$ a night (in easy click travel web site), can you believe it? I couldn't. I thought I was stupid to book it but it was absolutely fine- clean, tidy, and well kept. The service too was o.k.

  • Stayed: April 2008, travelled on business
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Reviewed 27 January 2010

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Reviewed 26 January 2010

  • Stayed: January 2010
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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:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Singapore
Price Range: £36 - £57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel 81 - Star 2*
Number of rooms: 206
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