Safehouses in Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars have become much more useful than in previous Grand Theft Auto games.


Safehouses can be acquired through missions or through purchases. When the player purchases a safehouse, the player can use the touchscreen or a certain button to sign a deed confirming the purchase or void the deed to cancel the purchase. Safehouses not yet purchased are indicated by a blue house icon in the radar. Purchased safehouses are indicated by a green house icon. Safehouses that the player encounters can be viewed in the PDA.

The functionality of the interior of the safehouses differs dramatically from previous games. The player can use the touchscreen to browse around the safehouse. Along with the introduction of drug dealing, every safehouse has a stash box in which the player can stash collected drugs to free up space in the holdall or prevent the drugs from being taken by the police when busted. The whiteboard is used to replay previously completed story missions and to input cheats in the iPhone/iPod touch/Android versions. The laptop is used to upload stats using Nintendo's Wi-Fi connection, viewable on the Rockstar Games Social Club. The couch or chair is used to save the game to restore the player's health, remove wanted levels, and advance the game by six hours. The door is used to exit the safehouse. Rewards in the form of objects can be seen placed on shelves and on tables for the player to view.

A new feature to the safehouse is seclusion. During certain missions or hijacking certain vehicles with valuable contraband or weapons, the player must go to a secluded safehouse in order to search for them. Some safehouses include garages. Garages can only store one vehicle at a time.

Owning all 21 safehouses will reward the player with the Jeweled Key to the City and a step closer to 100% completion.

Acquirable safehouses

Image Name Location Garage Secluded Unlocked by
CervezaHeightsSafehouse-GTACW.jpg Cerveza Heights Safehouse Inchon Avenue, Cerveza Heights, Dukes Yes Yes Yu Jian
LancasterSfh GTACW.png Lancaster Safehouse Lancaster, Algonquin Yes Yes Carpe "Dime"
SouthBohanSfh GTACW.png South Bohan Safehouse San Quentin Avenue/Hollowback Street, South Bohan, Bohan No No Raw Deal
LowerEastonSfh GTACW.png Lower Easton Safehouse Albany Avenue/Diamond Street, Lower Easton, Algonquin Yes No Missed the Boat?
NorthwoodSafehouse-GTACW.jpg Northwood Safehouse Xenotime Street, Northwood, Algonquin Yes No Grave Situation
MeadowsHillSfh GTACW.png Meadow Hills Safehouse Seymour Avenue, Meadow Hills, Dukes Yes No Wilhelm's third encounter
StarJunctionSfh GTACW.png The Star Plaza Hotel Denver-Exeter Avenue, Star Junction, Algonquin No No I'm Rich Scratch Cards

Purchasable safehouses

Image Name Location Price Garage Secluded
BoaboSafehouse GTACW.png BOABO Safehouse BOABO, Broker $10,000 Yes No
ColonyIslandSafehouse-GTACW.jpg Colony Island Safehouse President Avenue, Colony Island, Algonquin $11,000 Yes Yes
FireflyIslandSfh GTACW.png Firefly Island Safehouse Delaware Avenue, Firefly Island, Broker $7,000 No No
NorthHvBeachSfh GTACW.png North Hove Beach Safehouse Oneida Avenue, Hove Beach, Broker $8,000 Yes No
SouthHvBeachSfh GTACW.png South Hove Beach Safehouse Garrett Street, Hove Beach, Broker $8,000 No No
LittleBaySafehouse GTACW.png Little Bay Safehouse Sing Sing Avenue, Little Bay, Bohan $12,000 Yes No
MiddleParkSfh GTACW.png Middle Park Safehouse Middle Park, Algonquin $8,000 No No
NorthwoodSafehouse GTACW.png Northwood Warehouse Ivy Drive North, Northwood, Algonquin $9,000 Yes Yes
RotterdamHillSfh GTACW.png Rotterdam Hill Safehouse Mohawk Avenue, Rotterdam Hill, Broker $8,000 No Yes
SouthSlopesSfh GTACW.png South Slopes Safehouse Saponi Avenue, South Slopes, Broker $12,000 Yes Yes
SteinwaySafehouse GTACW.png Steinway Safehouse Trenton Avenue, Steinway, Dukes $15,000 Yes No
SuffolkSafehouse-GTACW.jpg Suffolk Safehouse Feldspar Street, Suffolk, Algonquin $9,000 No No
TheMeatQuarterSfh GTACW.png The Meat Quarter Warehouse Lorimar Street, The Meat Quarter, Algonquin $9,000 Yes No
VarsityHeightsSfh GTACW.png Varsity Heights Safehouse Silicon Street, Varsity Heights, Algonquin $8,000 Yes No


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