We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Matchbox The Concept Hostel

Hotel website
39 Ann Siang Road, Singapore 069716, Singapore
Special Price
SG50 Promo 15% Off
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
Matchbox The Concept Hostel
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Matchbox The Concept Hostel
Add Photo Write a Review

170 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    85
    55
    21
    5
    4
See reviews for
2
23
66
7
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (27)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Thai first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (170)
  • Mar-May only
    (43)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (45)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (38)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (44)
All months
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

I've stayed in many hostels. But this facility is dirty. Hair was left all over my 'clean' sheets and the showers are disgusting and look like they've never had a proper clean. Asking staff for help made you just feel like an inconvenience.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Klang, Malaysia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall is good, kitchen is dirty, toilet is wet, staff is friendly, hostel to MRT station nearly 10min, breakfast very simple, nearby chinatown and foodcourt and pub suitable for young generation....

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bangkok, Thailand
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

nice concept hostel,Staff is friendly. i think bed sheet is not much clean. and all area is not much clean as picture. if you go with your friend and get side by side bed, pod have small door to open and say hiiiii to you friend. its nice....

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
MatchboxTheConcept, Manager at Matchbox The Concept Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Nuttakrit! Thank you for your feedback! Our housekeepers comes in everyday to maintain the hostel and the room's cleanliness. Hence, we would like to apologise if the cleanliness of the rooms and the common areas is not up to your expectation. Nevertheless, our staff and also the housekeepers are informed to be extra vigilant in this area. We would... More 

Big Corn Island, Nicaragua
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had 2 great nights at the hostel, basic but comfortable and clean. Staff is really helpful and friendly. So whatever they can do, they will help you to have a better stay in Singapore. Location is great, easy with the MRT from the airport and of course the rest of the city, but also a lot in walking distance as... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
MatchboxTheConcept, Manager at Matchbox The Concept Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Vlijmpje! Thank you for your kind review! It is our pleasure to provide our guests with a wonderful stay with us at Matchbox! We are glad that you've enjoyed your stay with us! We hope to see you again soon! Take care! :) Cheers The Management of Matchbox More 

Jakarta, Indonesia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Everything was almost perfect i think. The pod, and the bathroom were so clean and comfortable, the staffs were super friendly and helpful, and the location is great, its easy to get around by foot as its close to chinatown and also mrt station

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
MatchboxTheConcept, Manager at Matchbox The Concept Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Goldamia, Thank you for your kind review! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us! We hope to see you again soon! Take care! :) Cheers, The Management of Matchbox More 

Subang Jaya, Malaysia
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Dont worry about washroom and staff friendliness. Only things need to concern are room cleanliness, and you might find energy consuming to reach it place. Please take note that breakfast is provided, but just bread, cereal, milk and juice.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
MatchboxTheConcept, Manager at Matchbox The Concept Hostel, responded to this review

Hi h0ngseng, Thank you for your feedback! Our housekeeper comes in every day to clean the rooms and our staff ensures that by checking them after the housekeeper is done cleaning. Hence, we apologise if the cleanliness of the room is not up to your expectations. Nevertheless, we have informed our housekeeper and our staff to be more vigilant in... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Looked nothing like the photos. I had to wait for over an hour outside at my arrival/ check in time because the receptionist went for a "5 minute" break. The bed was hard as nails and it wasn't big enough to swing a cat. The only benefit to this place was the location. Right next to China town and on... More 

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
MatchboxTheConcept, Manager at Matchbox The Concept Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Christian, Thank you for your feedback! All our receptionists are given a 10-15 minutes break during their shifts to buy their lunch or dinner from the nearby hawker centers. Some may have to take a slightly longer time if they are also tasked to run some errands such as buying breakfast supplies or other necessities for the hostel. Hence,... More 

singapore
Level Contributor
101 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Staycation for us buddies for past 26 years involved a pod stay at Matchbox. We picked it as we wanted an experience of pod stay close to Chinatown (where you can get food and enjoy a roam around within 5 mins of stepping out of the location). We had a weekend heritage festival just outside Matchbox so it makes everything... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
MatchboxTheConcept, Manager at Matchbox The Concept Hostel, responded to this review

Hi mag_ty, Thank you for your review! We are glad that you and your buddies enjoyed the convenience and accessibility of our hostel's location. We hope that your friendships will continue to grow stronger and last forever! We hope that we can continue to create more wonderful memories for you and your buddies in the future! See you again soon!... More 

Hong Kong, China
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The hostel is 10 min away from the China Town, you can search the good food in the modern / traditional food court over there. If you want to have a drink, there is a bar street just outside the hostel. However, the bathroom is at the first floor that is a little bit inconvenient to the guest stayed at... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
MatchboxTheConcept, Manager at Matchbox The Concept Hostel, responded to this review

Hi 109alanc, Thank you for your review! We would like to inform you that we have recently replaced our mattresses with new ones. Hence, we hope to welcome you back again to try out our new mattresses! See you again soon! :) Cheers, The Management of Matchbox More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

23rd May 2014 is the day I checked in at Matchbox the Concept Hostel in Chinatown, Singapore. Little did I know that I would meet the man I’m going to spend my life with… My first day at the Hostel and I was impressed, rooms were comfortable and clean. Staff members were very helpful and friendly. The best thing about... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
MatchboxTheConcept, Manager at Matchbox The Concept Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Arasian, That's so sweet! We are so happy for you and your husband and we are glad that our hostel is a very special and memorable place for the both of you. We can't wait for the both of you to be back! Take care and see you again soon when you are back on our sunny island! Have... More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

55 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (34)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (2)
Viewed
Room/suite (3)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Family/play areas (1)
Viewed
0:16
Videos (4)
Viewed
Other (23)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (21)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (4)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Other (15)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Singapore hotels
Chinatown
Adler Hostel
Adler Hostel
#11 of 194 in Singapore
4.5 of 5 stars 360 reviews
Chinatown
Royal Hostel Singapore
Royal Hostel Singapore
#54 of 194 in Singapore
4.0 of 5 stars 76 reviews
Chinatown
Chic Capsule Otel
Chic Capsule Otel
#19 of 194 in Singapore
4.5 of 5 stars 70 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Tiong Bahru
The Plot Hostels
The Plot Hostels
#21 of 194 in Singapore
4.5 of 5 stars 93 reviews
Little India
Bunc Hostel
Bunc Hostel
#47 of 194 in Singapore
4.5 of 5 stars 299 reviews
River City Inn
#12 of 194 in Singapore
4.5 of 5 stars 718 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Staying in Chinatown

Neighborhood Profile
Chinatown
Chinatown is a classic combination of colorful sights, enticing smells, and sometimes startling sounds. The precinct is unique, however, in its blending of religions and cultures. A Hindu temple, an Islamic mosque, and a Chinese Buddhist temple sit almost side by side. This sense of cultural harmony continues as you venture just outside of Chinatown to the nightlife areas of Club Street and Duxton Hill. There you’ll mingle with Singapore’s multicultural residents at the modern bars and restaurants dotting the bustling streets. An afternoon in and around Chinatown will leave you culturally enlightened, well fed, and loaded with souvenirs. In the evening, reward yourself with a well-deserved cocktail as the locals come out to play.
Explore this neighborhood
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Price Your Stay