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“Really loved our stay” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Matchbox The Concept Hostel

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Matchbox The Concept Hostel
Ranked #51 of 226 Specialty Lodging in Singapore
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Really loved our stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in the 6 bedroom female dorm! It's small and the box style beds are something to get used to buy you soon realise that there really useful and practical as you don't notice when your room mates come home! Overall it was a great experience and the location is super we had dinner ever night at the maxwell food court (try the juice farms dragon fruit and pineapple juice ) the hostel staff was super friendly and helpful:) and always recommended things to see and do in Singapore!

  • Stayed July 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013

From the moment we arrived we were given a very warm welcome and the friendly staff told us about all the affordable places worth visiting, gave us maps which helped us make the most out of our stay. The hostel is very clean, very homely, great lounge and amazing location. I would definitely recommend to friends and come back here if I'm in Singapore. 5 stars...

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013

Matchbox is cheap, family style to everyone, safe, friendly staff, located at the heart of the city, near to taxi and train stations.people who check in are from around the world.
I love to come back here and recommend to anybody.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank BingGadian
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Manila, Philippines
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2013

This hostel is very well located. Chinatown & Tanjong Pagar train stations are 10 minutes walk away. Good & cheap food is just 5 minutes walk away - Maxwell food center. The place is well kept & very clean. The Pod style is great - offer good privacy. The staffs are the most friendly I ever encountered. Will recommend to my friends back home.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2013

Very very kind and clean!!
Transition is convience. Street is safety much better than Little India.
The rooms are charmingly decorated.
The deposit don't need.
Food is alwalys ready and free. Water, cereal, milk, bread, jam, ice,...
Above all the staff is very very very kind and friendly. :-)

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Singapore, null, Singapore
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

Spent one night in hostel in Jun 2013 was given the mixed dorm. Simply love the way beds are been well decked personal space were given.

If you think that a single is never enough for you there is always a queen to accommodate.
Overall bed linen was clean, 3 pillows were given. Toilet was clean with hot water best part there are more than enough toilet to supply.

Love the surrounding of the hostel, rich cheerful colours with a mixture of heritage. Nearby food places, bar and city.

Staff were friendly assisting me with numerous information.

Overall, good experience would definitely head back to matchbox when I’m back in Singapore.

Good job team! 

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Thank edward_ting
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2013

Me and my friend stayed here for 4 nights. The service is brilliant! They will go above and beyond to make sure your comfy and have everything! The rooms as really nice as you have you own little pod bed which gives you more privacy then normal shared dorms. The showers and toilets are also nice. And everything is really clean! It's a 5 minute walk from the MRT station once you know where you going and would really recommend it. Only 2 hiccups were the air conditioning leaked all over my friends bag so she had to wash all her stuff and through this we also learnt that the washing machine also puts holes in your clothes.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Thank Csims1992
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Additional Information about Matchbox The Concept Hostel

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 226 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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