Location and accessibility: Very good! Hostel is located in a quiet street lined with very good looking buildings, boutiques, cafes and restaurants. Walking distance from Chinatown MRT (Purple line) and Tanjong Pagar (green line). It is also only a minute walk from Maxwell Hawker Center where you can get really good food at a very affordable price (try the Hainanese Chicken rice at Tian Tian stall). Very near Chinatown where you can buy souvenir items. If you are tired of Hawker centers, Ann Siang Rd. is full of high-end cafes and restaurants which you can choose from.
Rooms and Pods: It is the same as the photos thus has met expectations. Clean rooms, nice temperature from aircon. Electric fans also available for those on the lower pods. Lockers are available for your personal items. You can also leave your luggage in the corner if it is too big for the locker. Room I stayed in also smells Very Good! There is a room air sanitizer that emits a really nice smell every few minutes. For me, it smells like Atis (a Philippine fruit). We were also very fortunate to have very considerate and quiet roommates(except for the snoring at night).
All-Day breakfast: 3-in-1 coffee, orange juice, apple juice, white sliced bread, strawberry jam, Nutella and Skippy!!! Yum, yum! They also have coffee pods available for sale. Skippy and Nutella seemed to have ran out on our 1st morning but was available again on the succeeding mornings. Very small complaint: there seems to be little room where you can eat and drink coffee. The loft on the 3rd floor has one table that can accommodate 2 people and a coffee table (if you are ok with sitting on the floor, this is OK).
Showers and toilets: very clean. Hot shower available. Body wash and shampoo available for use. Best to bring your own shampoo, conditioner and soap.
Staff: Very accommodating and hospitable! Special HI to Adrian. :)
Other amenities: Strong wifi. We fell in love with the iSqueeze as well (legs and feet massager). So many books but we didn't have time to browse through them. Boad games available as well.
I highly recommend Matchbox to those who would like to try hostels. Will definitely be back with friends the next time around.:)
- 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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