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Betel Box Hostel

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200 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427471, Singapore
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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London, United Kingdom
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147 reviews 147 reviews
39 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for 3 nights with a friend. Good clean dorms with a/c and fan. Showers were clean but very small, not much room to move. Common area was nice and good to meet people. Good wifi but only worked in the common room. Kitchen where you could cook food and had a fridge and freezer. Breakfast included and free... More 

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Loondon
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We stayed in the private double room. We had to leave after the first night because a Norwegian Rat came into the room and was scurrying across the bed. I asked the management for a trap but he considered it unethical and instead gave me a tray of glue. I was also given a recent newspaper article which described Norweigen... More 

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BetelBox, General Manager at Betel Box Hostel, responded to this review

We are sorry for the bad experience in November 2014. Due to the heavy monsoon rain in November 2014, there were increase sightings of rodents across Singapore; rodents would seek higher ground to escape drowning. The room in question is on the third floor and does not any direct access to open pipes or rubbish bins. It is likely that... More 

Warsaw, Poland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

it was our first night of 3 weeks tour to Asia and it was Amazing! Staff was really helpful, room was clean and cozy, aircondition world perfectly ( as we are not so Used to such high temperature it was important idzie for us ;) ). Breakfest was really good. Location of the hostel is great - close to subway... More 

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Groningen Province, The Netherlands
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70 reviews 70 reviews
52 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I stayed here for three nights and I had a great stay. Though as you know it's not in the centre, but it's not far to the metro station. Staff is nice and very helpful. Breakfast is included, but a bit sober. Coffee and tea is provided the whole day. I stayed in the 8 bed dorm which was perfectly... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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22 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The Betel Box is just perfect as Hostle in Singapore. They offer a very relaxing livingroom at the reception where you can have free coffee or tea all day long and also other drinks at reasonable price (eg. Anchor Beer 4,80 S$). The breakfast is a small buffet with different kinds of toastbread, nice jams and chocolatecream. Speeping- and bathrooms... More 

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Melbourne
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4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I stayed here with my daughter back in October last year. As we had 18 days planned in Singapore we decided to split up our accomm to save on costs. We spent 3 nights at Betel Box when we arrived and another 3 before flying home. The location was fantastic for us - we went to Singapore to eat and... More 

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Wexford, Ireland
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We arrived in Singapore only to find our airline had lost our luggage. We had no choice but to leave the airport and head to Betel box and wait for them. Our taxi found the hostel easily and from the moment we arrived the staff were amazing. They sympathised with us over our lost bags and gave us towels free... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

When you arrive in a new city there's nothing better than staying somewhere that feels like home from the get go. The hidden green door that leads to the stairs into Betel Box opens up to a world of hospitality, smiles and a vast array of information about this state of the art city. Tony and his team run a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Quite simply exactly what you pay for. So cheap and that is important in a city that is so expensive. The staff are very straight forward and knowledgeable. They hostel offers many discounts on local attractions (universal studios) and also the walking tour starts there. I would suggest that if someone is on a budget then they need to stay... More 

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I dont like writing bad reviews but need to be honest. Il start with the two good points you can get the MRT to the air port for cheap if you dont mind walking 20 mins with your bags. Staff are friendly. The place is loud. Can hear music till 3am and the showers make so much noise. From 730... More 

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BetelBox, General Manager at Betel Box Hostel, responded to this review

Investigation done with the team. Explained to the guest that rattling noise was due to the street level water mains pipe in the streets bursting; affecting the whole neighbourhood. We apologise on our part for not cordoning of the affected toilet during certain hours so as to prevent the pipe from rattling. There was no music played in the whole... More 

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The Joo Chiat area is the traditional home of Peranakan culture in Singapore, an ethnic group descending from the blending of Chinese and Malay families in the 15th century. The neighborhood is packed with colorful shops, local characters, and quiet charm. The main streets overflow with diners enjoying katong laksa, the signature Peranakan spicy noodle soup. Signs of youthful entrepreneurship are visible as well, with modern cafes, bars, and shops abounding. Visit Joo Chiat to take a break from the big city sights and enjoy a relaxing afternoon with a laid-back and local vibe.
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