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Grindavik, Iceland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a great stay at the female dorm. Bed and shower were clean and the staff were super nice and supportive. I loved the location, very close to lots of restaurants and mrt stations. Good price and nice environment.

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was very surprised by how much I loved this hostel. I stayed in the female only dorm and it wasn't very busy while I was there, which is probably why I loved it. The staff members were super friendly and very helpful with any information you wanted. The bed was comfortable and the shower area was kept very clean.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I just booked one day but i continously Booked two more days because of the staff , They are more supportive . Highly Recommend. Best place to stay and affordable. Because for all the tourist places its near from this place.

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

Dear Mohammadu M Thank you so much for taking time to write us a review. We are very happy that you enjoyed and like our service. We hope to welcome you soon again Best Regards From the Management @ Matchbox. More 

Staffordshire
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

We stayed in an 18 bed dorm. The beds were uncomfortable but the pods were very private with good lighting and little hatches to speak to neighbours. The facilities were fantastic great washing machine, tumble dryer and hair dryers available. One of the guys on reception was absolutely fantastic spending lots of time giving us advice on how to get... More 

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Thank RooSl8r
MatchboxTheConcept, Manager at Matchbox The Concept Hostel, responded to this review

Dear RooSl8r We thank you for taking time to write us a review. Your feedback is very important for us to continue to improve our service to our guests. We look forward to welcome you again in Matchbox. Best Regards The Management @ Matchbox. More 

Travelers Rest, South Carolina
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143 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

I booked a room but realized to late that the reception closes at 7pm. The reception of a hostel... I got there 7.40 due to a delayed flight. Tried to call the number but couldn't get through. Waited for someone to show up and talked to some nice people on the street but no solution. Finally I gave up and... More 

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

Dear Carl C We appreciate your feedback deeply and would investigate to improve our services. Our late check in system has been working well. We have been looking for your booking in our system and cannot locate you. it would help us if you could provide us your booking confirmation/reference so that we can pursue this matter further. Best Regards... More 

Rizal Province, Philippines
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

I had a hard time looking for the hostel. Probably because I had less sleep because of transit from JB, Malaysia to Woodlands Checkpoint etc.But I think having enough sleep and energy one can find this pretty hostel with no problem. Upon check in, staff discussed house rules, provided free bottled water :) and gave me a free breakfast coupon... More 

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

Dear Ellaine_r Thank you for taking time to write us a feedback. We hope to see you again on your next trip to Singapore. Best Regards The Management @ Matchbox More 

Calgary, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 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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MatchboxTheConcept, Manager at Matchbox The Concept Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Merissarain Thank you for taking time to write us a feedback. We hope to see you again on your next trip to Singapore. Best Regards The Management @ Matchbox More 

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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 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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MatchboxTheConcept, Manager at Matchbox The Concept Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Noemi M Thank you for taking time to write us a feedback. We hope to see you again on your next trip to Singapore. Best Regards The Management @ Matchbox More 

Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

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

Dear AndrevW Thank you for taking time to write us a feedback. We hope to see you again on your next trip to Singapore. Best Regards The Management @ Matchbox More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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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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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: $24 - $58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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