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Betel Box Hostel

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200 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427471, Singapore
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The staff is amazing. Tini does a fantastic job of helping you enjoy your stay. The common room is pretty cool and the mix of people, entertainment, comfort, wifi, and beer makes the place pretty laid back. Very close to the beach. I would thoroughly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I only stayed for a 2D/1N and it wasn't enough to fully enjoy the amenities and location of Betel Box Hostel. Aside from the great value for money, the hostel also has the nicest staff ever. The amenities are great, especially if you enjoy quiet time alone. The common area has the most comfortable couches, a huge TV, a billiard... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clean, Neat, Amenities are Okay. Have everything that i need. Situated in an interesting area with wide variety of food choice. Sightseeing is also good. Convenience place, have more choices to try other types of food cuisine around the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is value for money! All Staff members are very nice. Location is good. With all the basic amenities & clean place to stay. Friendly atmosphere. Heritage building. Best place to stay in budget :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Situated in an interesting area with plenty of cheap eats, staff are really helpful! We where in a 6 bed dorm and no top bunk !!! Yay!! For couples who doesn't mind a few nights in a dorm, single beds are quite wide so comfy for 2people :) very cheap and clean ! Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The owner and the staff of the hotel treated all of us like their family. You'll have everything that you need. They also have collections of books that you can borrow. The place is close to almost everything in Singapore. It's the place to be!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We had to stay 3-maybe 4 weeks for a sports event and stretch our money. Owners were very understanding we were on a very tight budget. This backpacker hostel in a shophouse (atop a bar) in the red light district (Geylang) has cheery, brightly colored interiors, carefully curated local flavor decor and necessary furniture in the open plan living area... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

i guess it located on the red district, but the hostel itself is clean and secure. located near the beach, so they offer something that very rare in Singapore. even though you have to walk a bit farther to reach the hostel, the best part is you can find a lot of street restaurant a long the way.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Betel Box Hostel is in a vibrant historical area of Singapore and staying there enabled me to learn much more about the many different ethnic cultures in Singapore. It is a bustling, lively area which boasts beautiful architecture such as restored shop-houses, eateries galore and food stalls. I thoroughly enjoyed all 18 days of my stay at Betel Box Hostel.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

Clean, quite cheap and a good bed in a quiet 20 person dorm with a free breakfast and free wifi. Not central but with excellent public transportation nearby (I kept discovering buses that stop somewhere close by). So in total a regular good hostel. The staff is what makes it stand out. Tinnie and Tony and the other receptionists (sorry... More 

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Staying in Joo Chiat

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Joo Chiat
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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