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Being a solo traveler is one thing, and being a female solo traveler is a whole other ballgame. The fears are probably more and there's usually a nagging feeling in the back of your mind. Some even find discomfort in staying in normal hostels with mixed-gender dorms. Feminism has been a trend going around for a couple of years, and now some hotels have followed and created some female-only areas in their buildings. Whether you think this goes against the concept of equality or not, we’re sure some of the solo female travelers are now heaving a sigh of relief-- and maybe a little bit of contentment. Solo female travelers who have felt unsafe on the road before, or women who have been wanting to travel for a while, but some security concerns holding them back. Thankfully, the trend of feminism has brought along the opportunity to be pampered and experience the sense of exclusivity of women-only hotels and hostels.

Fortunately, the female-only hotels and hostels in the world have been on the rise the last couple of years, so solo female travelers, gather around -- choose your destination, pack light, do your research, and get on the road!

HOSTELLE, AMSTERDAMWith all-female dormitories and on-site hair styling, Hostelle offers its residents a nice, cozy place to stay in Amsterdam. Their goal is to make you feel like you’re having a sleepover with your girlfriends, with a homey atmosphere. There are no taxes, you'll find luggage storage and lockers in the rooms, and the reception is 24/7.

Location: Bijlmerplein 395, 1102 DK Amsterdam-Zuidoost
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Contact Number: +31 20 337 5707
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HOSTELLA FEMALE ONLY, ROMEThis is another cool little place that's a five-minute walk from Rome's main train station, Termini. The hostel has a terrace, and the dorms feature single beds instead of the usual bunk beds, offering modern accommodation to the solo female travelers in Rome. Located in a very lively area, the hotel resides in a 19th century building surrounded by restaurants, supermarkets, and only minutes walk from the main tourist attractions. There's a 3.50 euro per night city tax, and you also get luggage storage and lockers in rooms. 

Location: Via Gaeta, 70, 00185 Roma RM
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Contact Number: +39 06 446 7553
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ST. CHRISTOPHER'S AT THE OASIS, LONDONThis hostel is part of St Christopher’s at The Village, but it's only accessible for guests with keycards to the female-only dorms. Right in the heart of London, this is a whole floor renovated just for women. They’ve got all the little details to give their customers that sense of luxury; with hair-dryers and full-length mirrors, they’ve got all the special details for their target audience.

Location: 165 Borough High St, London SE1 1HR
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Contact Number: +44 (0)207 939 9710
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ORSA MAGGIORE HOSTEL, ROMEThis hostel offers not only female dorms but also private rooms. It's located at the edge of Trastevere, and it has a long history in feminism in the city, which is why it's quite popular for strong, creative women. There's a 3.50 euro city tax, and you get lockers and luggage storage -- and lots of nearby pizzerias, because Rome, obviously.  

Location: Via di S. Francesco di Sales, 1a, 00165 Roma RM
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Contact Number: +39 06 689 3753
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CAIRNS GIRLS HOSTEL, CAIRNSThis is one of the very few female hostels in Australia, and all the available rooms are dorms with bathrooms. They're known for an excellent location and a chill vibe. The rooms don't have lockers, but you get luggage storage. There's also no city tax. 

Location: 147 Lake St, Cairns City QLD 4870
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Contact Number: +61 7 4051 2016
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SOM DONA HOTEL, MALLORCA Spain’s first female-only hotel recently opened in Mallorca, with pink rooms and all. The four-star hotel opened in June and already has big plans for their customers: fitness, wellness, and health and detox retreats. The most exciting part is that they’re offering packages that aim to bring the solo female travelers together to go out and explore Mallorca. 

Location: Avinguda d’en Joan Servera Camps, 11 -07680 Porto Cristo - Illes Balear
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Contact Number: +34 971 81 52 39
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A first of its kind in the Middle East, Luthan Hotel is staffed entirely by women. So, if you’re veiled, that’s a safe place to remove it when you arrive in a safe space. Their identity is based around a sanctuary – a unique urban retreat for women only to help rebalance the energies and reach relaxation and harmonization physically, emotionally, and spiritually. 

Location: Riyadh 11545, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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Contact Number: (966) 1 4807799
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ARTEMISIA, BERLINModern, stylish, and female-only, Artemisia is Germany’s first hotel for women, located in central Wescity. It offers quiet, comfortable rooms and a roof terrace. The coolest thing about it? It hosts art exhibitions by female artists!  

Location: Brandenburgische Str. 18, Berlin, Germany
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