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Matchbox The Concept Hostel

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39 Ann Siang Road, Singapore 069716, Singapore
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  • 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
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Jakarta, Indonesia
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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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 5 weeks ago

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.

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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
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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 

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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
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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 

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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
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 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 

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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
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6 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 

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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 

Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Matchbox was located in Ann Siang Hill. There were cafes, 24h convenience stores, a rooftop bar (in Scarlet Hotel), and a hawker center. It's also close to the Red Dot Museum, and some other pretty buildings. It's also close to the nightlife district of Chinatown. The bathroom is well maintained, and the pod is too. I'll definitely stay here again.

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MatchboxTheConcept, Manager at Matchbox The Concept Hostel, responded to this review

Hi hanpicked! Thank you for your review! We can't wait for you to be back here with us! :) Cheers, The Management of Matchbox More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

I stayed there with my husband for 2 nights. We booked the queen sized bed in a dorm. Was so cozy, nice matress,pillows and cover. Very good to hide from singapore's crazy heat. We wanted to extend our stay but unfortunately they were fully booked. Will definitely come back! :)

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MatchboxTheConcept, Manager at Matchbox The Concept Hostel, responded to this review

Hi berthavaleria, Thank you for your review! We are happy to know that you and your husband enjoyed staying with us! We can't wait to welcome you back! :) See you soon! Cheers, The Management of Matchbox More 

Broadbeach, Australia
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Stayed at the Mtachbox Hostel for 4 nights with a group of 10+ people in one wing. The hostel was clean and quiet. Breakfast was supplieed, although most of us did not use the facilities it was a great offer. Great location so close to food markets, taxis and train station. The bathrooms are shared with male and female but... More 

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MatchboxTheConcept, Manager at Matchbox The Concept Hostel, responded to this review

Hi michellejw89, Thanks for your kind review! It was our pleasure to host you and your group! We are glad that you had a great time with us! See you again soon! Take care! :) Cheers, The Management of Matchbox More 

Stockholm
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Great location (Chinatown in one direction, CBD in the other). But more of a traditional hostel than we thought. Simple standards, not very clean, loud roommates etc. Great for backpackers I am sure, but not for a +40 couple.

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MatchboxTheConcept, Manager at Matchbox The Concept Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Style-International, Thank you for your feedback! We apologize for not meeting your expectations. Thank you for staying with us and we hope to see you again soon! Cheers, The Management of Matchbox More 

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