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Betel Box Hostel

200 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427471, Singapore
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Ranked #59 of 183 Specialty Lodging in Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Bangkok, Thailand
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My friend and I stayed at Betel Box Hostel for 3 nights while we were in Singapore. We love the traveler's atmosphere at this hostel. Tony showed us around and told us many stories about this neighborhood and the old days Singapore. He offers great local tour as well. We joint his evening food market tour which was awesome. Highly... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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70 reviews 70 reviews
33 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I stayed in Singapore just for one night during my layover to Phnom Penh. This hostel is particularly good if you're coming from the airport and need to find somewhere relatively close because it's located maybe half way between the airport and downtown Singapore and taking a taxi here is also much cheaper. The area is nice and it has... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
6 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Certainly Ms Tini the owner has done very well with this venture.She has good skill in selecting the right people like Mr Tony and other staff.Her neatness to detail can be used for other hostels and hotels.If I could put ten stars for this Hostel I would do now..I am a regular traveller to Singapore.I was greeted well at the... More

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amed, indonesia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I booked through hostelbookers.com for this site and all seemed to go through fine. I then got a message from Betel box themselves saying that they had double booked me and that I could not have the room that I had paid for. I tried to organise an alternate with them as I was still keen to stay with them... More

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BetelBox, Owner at Betel Box Hostel, responded to this review

The writer did not stay with us but have a dispute over of our handling of a double booking 3 months ahead of time of her planned stay. in our discussion from the very start, we have acknowledged that it was our fault and have offered alternatives and compensation but she has threatened us with going public on the internet.... More

Melbourne, Australia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
14 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Betel Box is my favorite place to stay when I travel to Singapore. I first stayed here 7 years ago for nearly 3 weeks and fell in love with the place. It has a lovely home-like atmosphere, fantastic common areas, clean bathrooms, comfortable beds and outstanding service. Absolutely nothing out of this list has changed in the last 7 years... More

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New York City, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

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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Denver, Colorado
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108 reviews 108 reviews
40 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

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
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
3 reviews 3 reviews
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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Address: 200 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427471, Singapore
Location: Singapore > Singapore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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