Stepantsminda is generally recognized as a safe destination for solo female travelers. The incidence of violent crime is low and locals are typically hospitable and respectful towards foreigners. Petty theft can occur, as it can anywhere, so normal precautions should be taken. However, overall, personal safety for women is high. It's common to see women walking alone, even at late hours. As with anywhere, being respectful to local customs and dress appropriately for where you are visiting. Also, always make sure someone knows your plans for the day.