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Matchbox The Concept Hostel

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39 Ann Siang Road, Singapore 069716, Singapore
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Calgary, Canada
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wasn't sure what to expect coming here. First time ever staying in a hostel and it's been awesome! Great breakfast and super friendly staff! Accommodations are clean and good for privacy. Would stay here again and definitely would recommend it for any type of traveller :) (have lockers to make sure your stuff is safe as well) over all excellent... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The beds were comfy, there was rarely any noise. Good location and very clean. The only thing to improve: staff for longer. There is no staff from 19:00, so I didn't feel so comfortable in case of emergency or to require any assistance. They have an emergency number but I don't think it is enough. For breakfast, you will have... More 

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This small place is very good value for money. The staff at the front desk were awesome and helped us with everything. Bathrooms and common areas are very clean and the 'pod' was equipped with lights, outlets and a curtain. The upstairs launch is very nice with beanbags and couches. Location was great. We took 2 trains and a bus... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

This was our first time staying at a hostel. I think everything was good until we had this one group of people in our room. They all got up very early and were loudly talking and laughing early in the morning (like 5 am). I asked them to quiet down since other's were sleeping, but they didn't care and continued.... More 

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MatchboxTheConcept, Manager at Matchbox The Concept Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Aram C Thank you for taking time to review our hostel. We are happy to know that you had enjoyed your stay with us. We do advise our guests of the quiet moment that is required in our hostel. There are also signage in the hostel to remind guests of the same. For this specific incident, we apologize for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Really cool concept. loved the pod style beds plenty of room and nice cool a/c dorm. the breakfast was plentiful and simple. upstairs recreation room was nice and chilled. Great location beside Chinatown and train station. excellent quality high speed wifi

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MatchboxTheConcept, Manager at Matchbox The Concept Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Jason C Thank you for taking time to review our hostel. We are pleased to know that you like our pod and services. We look forward to have you back at Matchbox again. Warmest Regards The Management @ Matchbox Hostel More 

Melfort, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

This place was spectacular! The staff helped me navigate the city when needed, they were always incredibly friendly, and offered up advice on site seeing. The location is a 2 minute walk to club street with bars and restaurants, and 5 minutes to the mrt that can get u anywhere in the city. The beds were comfy, there was rarely... More 

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MatchboxTheConcept, Manager at Matchbox The Concept Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Raeanne1986 Thank you for taking time to review our hostel! We are really glad that you've enjoyed your stay with us! It is our pleasure to provide our guests with a wonderful stay at Matchbox. We hope to be able to host you again on your next visit to Singapore! Till then, take care! From The Management @ Matchbox More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

Staff were very helpful and friendly, made our late check in easy. Clean and air conditioned room was good. Simple breakfast for free in the morning could get cramped if the hostel was busy but very quiet during our stay so not a problem. Would stay here again location was easy walking distance to the mrt stations to get around... More 

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MatchboxTheConcept, Manager at Matchbox The Concept Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Andrews Thank you very much for taking time to review our hostel. Your comments are valuable to us. We are happy that you had an enjoyable stay and look forward to welcome you at Matchbox soon. Warmest Regards The Management @ Matchbox Hostel More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

I'm staying 2 nights at Matchbox. The hostel is very comfortable compared to the usual hostels, with its "matchbox" sleeping cabins. The staff is friendly and the location is good, only 5 min from Chinatown and metro station.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

I stayed one night here during my 3 days visit to Singapore in February, the other night at another hostel. So comparisons arise when I review the hostels. At Matchbox, the staff is quite friendly and considerate. As I planned to check in quite late that night, he actually emailed me to request my arrival time and approached within a... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

Great staff, clean hostel, good location. No complaints. Although it's located in one of THE bar streets of Singapore, it's not really a party hostel. There is a good atmosphere, but very calm. Very comfortable and safe.

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Staying in Chinatown

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Chinatown
Chinatown is a classic combination of colorful sights, enticing smells, and sometimes startling sounds. The precinct is unique, however, in its blending of religions and cultures. A Hindu temple, an Islamic mosque, and a Chinese Buddhist temple sit almost side by side. This sense of cultural harmony continues as you venture just outside of Chinatown to the nightlife areas of Club Street and Duxton Hill. There you’ll mingle with Singapore’s multicultural residents at the modern bars and restaurants dotting the bustling streets. An afternoon in and around Chinatown will leave you culturally enlightened, well fed, and loaded with souvenirs. In the evening, reward yourself with a well-deserved cocktail as the locals come out to play.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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 

Additional Information about Matchbox The Concept Hostel

Address: 39 Ann Siang Road, Singapore 069716, Singapore
Location: Singapore > Singapore > Chinatown
Price Range: $27 - $62 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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