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Matchbox The Concept Hostel
Ranked #51 of 227 Specialty Lodging in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
“Great stay!”
Reviewed May 30, 2013

Every time I visit singapore I stay at this place. Perfect location, as it is located at a quiet corner of Ann Siang Road (Chinatown, the best area of Singapore), you have all the nice bars and clubs just around the corner and is just a short hike (5 min.) from the shopping centre's and business district. Facilities are very good and a lovely staff at your service day and night.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 27, 2013

Spent one night in this hostel in May 2013. Stayed in the 10 beds girl-dorm. Love the way the beds are decked as it is more sturdy and less disturbance by other's movement.

Bed linen was clean, 3 pillows! 1 hard, 1 soft and 1 small huggable one.
The toilet is clean and hot water is good.

Love the surroundings of the hostel, rich with colors and heritage. Lots of food places in the neighbourhood. The staff is friendly and would always be ready to recommend good places to us.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed May 21, 2013

Hi guys out there,

I have a recommendation for you. Have been staying in Matchbox The Concept Hostel for while, what I can tell in 3 words: Clean, friendly and cosy. In he heart of Singapore city, walk distance to China Town, Clark Quay, Outram, Raffle etc., and a few steps to Club street and Ann Siang road give you diverse options from casual eating in hawkers or finer-dining on Club street.

Love the loft over here - spacious for either parties or a corner for your own.

Forthcoming staff. You will feel welcomed over here. Would recommend!

Cheers,

Dinh

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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Reviewed May 11, 2013

Took note of the hostel while i was working in Singapore, and in the recent past i have had the opportunity to stay at this hostel. The first positive thing about the hostel is that the staff is extremely helpful,very accomodating to meet the needs of the people staying here be it tourists,students or even working professionals. The hostel unlike many other tourists hostels is not the noisy kinds, it offers you your own space. I have on many occasions chosen to get my work done here at the hostel because it is one of the quieter places. Also being centrally located, it is extremely convinient. Totally recommended!! Value for money!!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 2, 2013

The hostel is in fantastic location in an awesome part of Singapore. You are within walking distance from two MRT stations, 100m from the amazing Maxwell St Hawker stalls and 100m from the lively (but expensive) Ann Siang Hill and Club St. The two temples are also close by and the awesome Smith, Pagoda and Temple streets.

Two highlights for me was the coffee shop down the road which made dynamite Kaya toast and half boiled eggs, and more than adequately provided our caffeine hit for the day with some good Iced Coffees. The Chinese Heritage centre was also fantastic and probably the best 10 bucks I spent in Singapore.

The hostel itself was clean and lived up to the descriptions we read online. The workers were overly helpful and had a love for the city which was infectious. The pods worked really well.

If you are looking for a party or social hostel, this is not the place as they place can border on eerily quiet, possibly a by product from the pods. Also, there is not really much of a kitchen if you plan to cook, but with all the cheap food around, there is probably need to cook.

Enjoy Singapore :)

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 19, 2013 via mobile

Easy to find from the mrt station from the airport. Receptionist's where very helpful in telling where to go or what to do to maximise our short stay. Only downside was the air con wasn't quite up to scratch if u where furthest from the unit (which we where); still can't complain for the price, both me and my girlfriend are happy to put our stamp of approval on this hostel :)

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 11, 2013

This was not a good experience for my friend and I. We checked in for one night and when we entered the room it was the size of a very small bathroom except for that there were 10 bunk beds crammed in there. There was air but it was hot and sticky and the room smelled like mold. The towels smelled like a dog had pissed on them (to say the least). The bathrooms were mixed so the privacy is little to none. But, I guess if you are backpacking and you dont mind not having any space or privacy than this is an ok place for you to chill. Basically the pictures on the website seem to be a bit deceiving. The ONLY good thing I can say about this place was that the staff was very kind and the location was amazing. For my friend and I it was not worth it to stay for another evening there no matter how much of a budget we are on.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Matchbox The Concept Hostel
Address: 39 Ann Siang Road, Singapore 069716, Singapore
Location: Singapore > Singapore > Chinatown
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #51 of 227 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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