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Betel Box Hostel

200 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427471, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Betel Box was nice, but definitely no-frills. I slept in a mixed dorm with about 10 other people. The common area of the hostel was nice, with a TV, wii, and pool table. There were always backpackers or employees laying around to chat with. The staff was very friendly, and with the help of Emily, I found a few local... More

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Orlando, Florida
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18 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Make sure you go on a Thursday night food walk! Hostel guests only pay $30 Singapore dollars ($24 usd) and you get to try about 30 different dishes and get a thorough guided lesson from the owner, Tony, about what makes Singapore unique. As for the actual hostel, we stayed in the private room - 3 of us fit very... More

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Queretaro, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Warm welcome, great vibe, -no so clean kitchen- but overall , good choice to stay when backpacking through Singapore C: Tip: If going in a group it's a good idea to book a private room, it usually has a toilet and shower within

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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

I have stayed there twice already and will come back! My last stay was for a month from Oct to Nov 2013. Uncle Tong and Tony are the best and make the hostel feel so homey and welcoming! There is a ton of food within a 5 minute walk from the hostel from restaurants serving chili crab to all kinds... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013 via mobile

Went on 15 Nov, stayed for a night in the private double room. Very spacious with ants as companions and was bitten by one as I napped. The air con is incredibly loud; like some grasscutter just beside me working on his machine. Had to turn it off to actually get some rest. There are three openable windows which is... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

We didn't stay at the hostel but we met there to do the food tour one Thursday night. The hostel common room looked very welcoming, and this is where Tony (our host) and the rest of the tour group met and got to know each other. After we broke the ice, we (about 12 of us) went off on our... More

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Really lovely staff, felt really homely. The downside of that is a few of the dorms had permenant guests with a LOT of stuff! Its a good place for wifi and movies with a bit of chilling, good transport links. The food in the bistro wasn't great but with a microwave and a 7/11 downstairs you can't go wrong.

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Berlin
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14 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

What you may not like: - Cleanliness: Especially bathrooms. I think I cleaned more than the staff did during my stay as even for my standards it got a bit too low at times. - State of mattresses & pillows. Rips & stains, don't look too closely. Why I keep coming back: - Location: I love it. Not far from... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

Betel box Bistro, home of the best Peranakan cuisine in Singapore, is slated for closure from 21 July! This is a tragedy indeed for all lovers of fine Peranakan cuisine. This is where the best ever Ikan Sumbat, Kachang Botol, Ayam Buah Keluak, Pork Belimbing and Laksa Goreng (lovingly prepared by the singularly indomitable Uncle Ben) can be found, amongst... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

I wanted somewhere a bit cheaper to stay in Singapore for a couple of days and chose this place for the proximity to transport and the women's only dorm. I'm not usually a hostel kind of person - and this place wouldn't turn me into one all the time - but it was everything I needed, which was a place... More

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Also Known As:
Betel Box Hotel
Betel Box Hotel Singapore
Betel Box Hostel Singapore
Address: 200 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427471, Singapore
Location: Singapore > Singapore
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #53 of 180 Specialty lodging in Singapore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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