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Betel Box Hostel

200 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427471, Singapore
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Ranked #53 of 183 Specialty lodging in Singapore
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Melbourne, Australia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
10 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
22 helpful votes 22 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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Orlando, Florida
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38 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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Address: 200 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427471, Singapore
Location: Singapore > Singapore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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