Solo Travelers, What’s A Hotel Safety Tip That More People Should Know?

Solo travel can be an amazing but daunting experience — so taking steps to ensure your trip is safe can make you feel 1,000 times more prepared.

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So solo travelers, when it comes to hotels and lodging, what are some helpful safety tips that more people should know?

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Maybe there are safety devices to keep your room secure that you never travel without — like a door stop alarm that alerts you if someone enters your room.

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Perhaps you have advice when it comes to booking or researching a hotel, like looking for one with security cameras in public spaces, such as the lobby, hallways, or parking lots — or not booking a room on the first floor (since it's more likely to be broken into).

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Or maybe you'd suggest NEVER sharing your hotel info or room number out loud, especially in public areas.

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Or perhaps you'd recommend always making it "seem" like you're in your room, even when you're not there — by leaving the TV on or using the "do not disturb" door sign.

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We want to hear all your advice! In the comments below, share a hotel safety tip you'd recommend while solo traveling — and why it's needed. Or, if you prefer to remain anonymous, feel free to use this Google form. Your response could be featured in an upcoming BuzzFeed Community post.