Is Baku Worth Visiting for Solo Female Travelers?

Located on the southwestern edge of the Caspian Sea, Baku, the capital city of Azerbaijan, is a remarkable blend of history, culture, and modernity. Known for its captivating sky-scraping architecture that elegantly merges with ancient structures, Baku is a city of unique charm. Striking landmarks like the iconic Flame Towers, the ancient Maiden's Tower, the Palace of the Shirvanshahs, and the historic Old City, a UNESCO World Heritage site, tell tales of the city's rich history. This vibrant city also boasts an impressive culinary scene offering delicious Azerbaijani cuisine, world-class shopping malls, and the spellbinding Baku Boulevard, a promenade offering stunning views of the Caspian Sea.

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Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 8 experiences

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Things to do

4.5/5

Safety

4.1/5

Food

4.7/5

Budget-friendly

4.7/5
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I arrived to Baku through Ganja because the tickets are way cheaper than reaching Baku directly. Ganja is one of the historical cities in Azerbijan and you can enjoy one day wandering around the city then to head to Baku through the train, it takes around 3 hours and it was super comfortable and I advice you to get the tickets ahead of time. In Baku I stayed in Zamzam hotel and its very affordable hotel and close to the center. In Baku I personally found Bolt the best way to move around the city as its cheap and easy to use. I recommend Azerbijan for female solo travellers because its safe and you will enjoy each moment in there. The food, places and people all were great.

Posted: January 7, 2024Experienced: November, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Baku is stunning, pristine, well-maintained, with futuristic modern buildings and a very hospitable population. It is full of contrasts, with orthodox Muslim women on one hand, and on the other hand, there are liberal and free women dressed according to the prevailing atmosphere.

Posted: September 24, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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I went to Baku alone from Tbilisi (my first solo trip) and I really enjoyed it. Overall, I felt quite safe - I was followed by a few child pickpockets on the promenade, but this phenomenon is common in many cities. A large part of Baku reminds me of Europe, with a slightly oriental touch, and everything is easy to explore on foot (I walked around on my own and it was fine). I recommend using Uber or Bolt in Baku, as taxi drivers there try to cheat people.

Posted: April 21, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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I loved it. I only spent a few days there, but I had a great time. I stayed at the Sultan Inn, where there are many walking spots. It's a bit touristy because it's an old town, but I felt extremely safe there and there's a lot to see. I highly recommend a day trip to the mud volcanoes as well.

Posted: April 17, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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I traveled alone to Baku and it was completely safe. I spent a wonderful 3 days there. I stayed in a hostel. There is a lot to do, a beautiful modern city with a wonderful old part of town.

Posted: April 16, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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I fell in love with Baku. The city mixes old and modern in a very interesting way. It's a very pleasant city to live in and cheap according to Western standards. I felt extremely safe there.

Posted: April 13, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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I visited Baku last summer and it was quite safe there. I fell in love with the architecture, and the local Azerbaijanis were very friendly.

Posted: March 25, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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I was harassed by a couple of Pakistanis in my hostel and I think it really affected my overall experience, even though Baku is beautiful and I really enjoyed walking around the old town and the Caspian Sea. I recommend choosing a women's dormitory when visiting Baku.

Posted: March 25, 2023
Things to do: 4/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 2/5
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Hey there! My name is Tati Sattar. I’m 25 years old. And I’m a visual artist from Baku. I identify myself as a photographer. I'm a native Bakuvian. I love the city where I was born, grew up, and live my 25 years. I know this city, its story, culture, and traditions like my 5 fingers. I like to meet new people share my story, and learn something new from other people. It inspires me to make art. I’m always looking for new faces and new stories.

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