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Matchbox The Concept Hostel

39 Ann Siang Road, Singapore 069716, Singapore
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 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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Klang, Malaysia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We are a group of 21 students spending a night here. Generally we are happy with the private pod and bathing setting. We did not spend much time waiting each others to bath. The pods are quite comfortable to sleep with. Staff is quite friendly and helpful. Beside the hotel is Ann Siang Hill, a street full with clubs and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hotel was very quite in a great location. We stayed for a Friday and Saturday night and they shut off local streets, opening up bars and restaurants for a large number of expats. The area had a great vibe and beautiful architecture. The food was also delicious in China town. The only negatives I could say about the whole... More 

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Matchboxer, Receptionist at Matchbox The Concept Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Thomas, Thank you for your feedback! We are extremely apologetic about the shower. Our housekeepers do clean all the showers daily when they come in around noon and our staff will check that it is cleaned before the housekeeper leaves. However, we have noted that due to the recent increase in occupancy we are having, there might be an... More 

Missoula, Montana
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

pros: The privacy of the pods was really nice. The sheets were clean and you get two pillows. Toast with nutella and peanut butter in the am, if you get up early enough. Great location. Friendly and helpful staff. Cons: As others have said, the shower/toilets are pretty gross. It seems like they are spot cleaned daily, not fully cleaned...which... More 

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

Hi Hans, Thank you for your feedback! We are extremely apologetic about the toilets. Our housekeepers do clean all the toilets daily when they come in around noon and our staff will check that it is cleaned before the housekeeper leaves. However, we have noted that due to the recent increase in occupancy we are having, there might be an... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Conveniently located near 3 MRT stations. Great place to stay with its friendly and helpful staff, occasionally having a laugh. (Thank you! Frieda, Joel, Estella, etc). Meeting like minded travellers, making a friend. In particularly, a beautiful Korean lady and her brother, whom I probably have no hope of ever seeing again. Wandering into the city away from the political... More 

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Matchboxer, Receptionist at Matchbox The Concept Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Kelvin, Thanks for your feedback and your kind words. I enjoyed my time talking to you. Hope your dad likes his new phone that you bought. The korean lady sure is pretty :) Hope to see you here again as well Once again, thank you giving us this feedback. Have a nice day! Cheers, The Management of Matchbox More 

Toronto, Canada
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overall the vibe and style of the place was good. Beds were okay but the shower/toilet rooms were quite gross. The first time I stayed there they were fine but on my return it looked like they weren't being maintained. They didn't even replace the toilet paper and two stalls out of 4 were out. Breakfast was pretty weak so... More 

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

Hi Kai81212, Thank you for your feedback! We sincerely apologize for the shower/toilet rooms issue that you encountered and would like to inform you that we are already working with the cleaning company on this. We have also informed all our staff to be more vigilant in ensuring that toilet papers are replaced whenever it has run out. Once again,... More 

Gothenburg, Västra Götaland County, Sweden
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent four nights at Matchbox with six friends, all of us were very happy with the place. Clean, better breakfast than most hostels, friendly and helpful people in the reception and cosy bunk beds offering privacy even if the dorm had a lot of beds. They even helped me to send home my favourite sweater that I forgot at... More 

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

Hi Frida, Thank you very much for your review! We are glad that you and your friends are very happy with our hostel and that you received your sweater too! It is our pleasure to help you as long as it is within our means. :) We hope to see you and your friends some time again soon when you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Checked in here with my sister days ago and had a wonderful experience here. The staff gave us a tour of the place and the facilities we can use. The hostel is close to Chinatown and its train station so travelling to different parts of the city is convenient and you'll never run out of options for food.

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

Hello Miguel, We are happy to know that you and your sister had a wonderful experience here! We had a great time hosting you both too! We hope you had a hearty good meal with all the awesome food options nearby! Haha! ;) We can't wait to meet you both again! Till then, take care and travel safe! Cheers, The... More 

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a 24hr stop over in Singapore and stayed at Matchbox for 1 night. This was a good place to stay for the location and value for money. The only down side is that the room is very small so there isn't much space to organise luggage or relax. The staff were very helpful in answering any questions we... More 

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

Hello Anna, You were an awesome guest too! :) We do provide 2 common rooms which are the Airwell on the first floor and the Loft on the third floor where guests can relax, use our massage chairs, watch movies, play board games and use the desktop to surf the internet. So maybe you could consider staying longer with us... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The room and bed are clean, the facility and service are great, nearby food hawker and quite nearby Mrt station, and no need to change the Mrt line from/to airport (green line). I stayed on high season but the price still reasonable.

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

Hi onyamayaleaf, Thank you for your review! We are happy to know that you find our hostel nice and clean! We hope that we will see you again soon! Till then, travel safe and take care! :) Cheers, The Management of Matchbox More 

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was of the few dorms we have stayed in on our 6month travels (we prefer private rooms but dorms are so much more affordable). Dorm was well constructed with a clean double bed that was a good size, and lockers right opposite. Lockers could be a bit bigger - they don't fit large travelling bags, so everyone had their... More 

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

Hi Chris, Thanks for the positive feedback! We are glad that you had a pleasant stay! We will do our best to work on the issues that you have mentioned and have our staff to talk more to our guests. ;) Hopefully, you will be able to stay with us longer the next time you are back in Singapore! We... More 

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Address: 39 Ann Siang Road, Singapore 069716, Singapore
Location: Singapore > Singapore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
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