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Matchbox The Concept Hostel
39 Ann Siang Road, Singapore 069716, Singapore   |  
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Ranked #50 of 189 Specialty Lodging in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

staff are friendly and very helpful, cozy room❀️everything is nice here, three story hostel, loft is a good place to laze around when u had such a hectic day, just chill n watch movie❀️❀️ free breakfast❀️ variety of board games on the second floor.this place give me a feel,feels like im at home❀️

Room Tip: any room will do, every room is comfy
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

I came across the hostel on a web article on boutique concept hostels and so booked for my two night stay in Singapore. It is located on the smarter and quieter side of Chinatown, so pretty close to everything.

The large mixed dorm is well laid out in a capsule format and the pods offer a good degree of privacy. My only suggestion would be to replace the foam mattresses with sprung ones for more comfort.

The 'loft' space is a great communal area to chill out in, though a bit detached from the rest of the hostel if you are hoping to meet fellow travellers.

Overall there is a good attention to design and it is a benchmark for the new breed of 'concept' hostels. The staff at the front desk were extremely friendly and the free wi-fi was a decent speed.

Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

The hostel is quirky, staff are friendly, location is great. We stayed in the female dorm and mixed dorm, I much preferred the larger mixed dormitory as there was more space. The communal spaces are super, we had come from six months in Asia, so really enjoyed having a modern, clean, relaxing space. I'd visit again for sure.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Singapore, Singapore
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We recent held a 4 & 9 day meditation retreat at this lovely little hostel and found it to be surprisingly suitable for our needs when considering we needed both residential and non-residential options for our retreatants. The air-conditioned loft area that we hired for the entire time was a perfect size for up to 20 people and could be used for a variety of activities like meditation, yoga, and group meetings. We found the overall facility to be very clean and comfortable with ample shower and toilet space even at peak times and high occupancy. Location wise the average hostel traveler couldn't ask for a better location with a variety of restaurants, pubs & clubs literally on the doorstep in the famed Ann Siang Hill/Club Street area. It is also located a short stroll from two different MRT (train) lines and taxis regularly ply the nearby lanes making transportation a breeze. Lastly, all the staff were extremely nice and accommodating always trying their best meet our varying requests. A big thanks to David and staff.

Room Tip: Cheap and tasty local food at both the Amoy Street & Maxwell Hawker Centers both a short walk aw...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Fantastic staff! They are a worthy bank of local knowledge including sights to see, attractions in the city and places to eat. Situated in a quiet area and have very good facilities! Train Station is a 5 minute walk away and connects you to all tourist areas of singapore!

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

If you're looking for a cheap hostel with a "home" feel, you came to the right place! Staff are very friendly and accommodating, it's near Chinatown so you instantly get access to some of the tourist spots and a variety of food stalls. If ever I get back to Singapore I will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

very nice hostel in the heart of singapore! we can recommend this hostel! near to teo mrt train stations namely chinatown mrt and tanjung pagar mrt stations. very near to maxwell food center as well. nice and friendly staff.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Matchbox The Concept Hostel

Address: 39 Ann Siang Road, Singapore 069716, Singapore
Location: Singapore > Singapore
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #50 of 189 Specialty Lodging in Singapore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
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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