I'll give it 3.5 stars.
Great location. Walking distance to Chinatown but in a classy and quieter area.
It's above average in terms of cleaniless. Everything is spotless and someone makes your bed during the day.
Large attic lounge with comfy couch and lots of large bean bags and flat screen TV with DVDs.
Free 24 hr breakfast of white bread, peanut butter, jam, cereal, milk, fruit juices, tea & coffee.
Towel, shampoo, soap, hot water included.
Staff are friendly.
Wifi didn't work most of the time. Seemed to work only if I stood outside in the hallway which was a pain.
Staff are friendly but doesn't seem to go out of their way to offer suggestions or help. If you've been in other hostels, you'll know what I mean. They're just not very engaging. They'd answer your question alright but that's pretty much it. Kinda feels like they just do the minimum.
Mattress very uncomfortable. They sag and gave me back pain every morning.
They leave the remote control to the aircon in the shared room. So some idiot keeps turning it to FAN MODE which was just made the whole room hot and stuffy. My suggestion is to turn it to a reasonable temperature (e.g. 22-23 degrees) and just don't leave the remote in the room.
Pantry very small. If one person is making breakfast, you'll have to wait your turn.
If you're looking for a no frills, very clean stay, this is it.
Next time I come, I'll try somewhere else for better wifi, more real and friendly staff, a bed that won't hurt my back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Conveniently situated near Chinatown, Tanjong Pagar and Telok Ayer MRT Stations, Matchbox The Concept Hostel is the best one-stop pod hostel to stay at during your adventure in Singapore. With two famous hawker centers - Amoy Street Food Centre and Maxwell Road Hawker Centre -located just minutes away from our doorstep, you can definitely eat your fill of the many delicacies of Singapore. If that's not what you are looking for, fret not, as we are certain that one of the surrounding cafes, restaurants and bars will be able to satisfy your cravings. Besides that, we also provide complimentary daily breakfast, as well as, free flow of coffee, tea, milk and juice to kick-start your day. Not sure where to go to after having your meal? Feel free to check with any of our friendly staff who will be more than happy to provide you with maps, tips and information on the best places to visit in Singapore. No matter whether you are more interested in culture, history, shopping, entertainment or relaxation, we are absolutely sure that we will be able to find something that will suit your needs. In addition, enjoy special discounts when you purchase attraction tickets from us during your stay. After a long day of exploring Singapore, we know that your feet and back might be sore. Hence, Matchbox offers you exclusive complimentary use of our full-body massage chair, neck massager and foot massager. Moreover, we also provide you with two pillow choices - hard and soft pillows -to ensure that you will have a good and comfortable rest for another day of adventure. Want to say a few words to your friend sleeping in the pod beside you before you sleep? Simply unlock the creatively designed peep holes that we offer between our pods. However, if you are too lazy to entertain your chatty friend, you may wish to lock up your side of the peep hole so that he/she won't disturb you (Kidding! We hope you won't do that to your friend! Haha!). For added privacy, Matchbox also offers satin curtains for each of our pods as we believe in providing you with a good night's sleep. So what are you waiting for? Book with us now as our friendly team can't wait to welcome you at our hostel!:) ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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