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Birmingham
Reviewed 6 January 2016

I Stayed at the matchbox for 2 nights. It was just what i needed. Its right near all the food courts and the station. Staff are all very friendly and they are very hot on cleanliness.You get juice,coffee toast and cereal in the morning just to get you going but there is a fridge to put your food in.

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Manila, Philippines
Reviewed 6 January 2016

We really had a great stay in Matchbox the Concept Hostel. We will definitely go back in Singapore and will still choose the hostel. Hopefully this year. It was really a memorable experience. Thank you!

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København S
Reviewed 6 January 2016

I've been here a couple of times and I keep coming back. Its not perfect, lots of little things could be better (the bathrooms are somehow awkward, the 'kitchen' is a bit of a joke etc. BUT I sleep well. I somehow feel really relaxed there. Next time I go to singapore, I'll probably book there again.

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

Hi paul_strohmeier Thank you for your kind review! We are happy to hear that we are still be your choice of accommodation for your future trips to Singapore! We are glad you've enjoyed your stay with us at Matchbox! It is our pleasure to provide our guests with a wonderful experience to stay with us! We hope to see you...

Brunswick, Maine
Reviewed 28 December 2015

You can't beat this hostel for the price and the location. The plywood pods provide a respite of privacy and are ample for the modest in size. Bigger people might feel cramped here. That said, the facility itself seems to have been neglected. Lightbulbs were burnt out, a lovely creative concept of a drawing pad for guest comments remained, filled...

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

Hi Chilidog907 Thank you for your well-received feedback! We have noted down on the few areas you have mentioned, that would need maintenance, and will take further actions to better maintain our hostel facilities. Nevertheless, we are glad you've enjoyed your stay with us at Matchbox! It is our pleasure to provide our guests with a wonderful experience to stay...

Reviewed 22 December 2015 via mobile

Hostel in a great location for nearby bars on club street. Hostel is really clean, nice shower area. We stayed in the double bed room (two cabins). Actually slightly bigger than expected and despite it being two separate beds its fine for couples if you don't mind being separated at bed time for a few days!

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

Hi Nathan W Thank you for your kind review! We are really glad that you've enjoyed your stay with us at Matchbox! It is our pleasure to provide our guests with a wonderful stay with us at Matchbox and let everyone feel at home! We hope to be able to host you again on your next visit to Singapore! Take...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

I stayed at this little gem twice now during my visits to Singapore. Really love the pods concept, it provides that privacy that I often crave after staying in hostels. Location couldn't be better: it is a cute little street in Chinatown with historical buildings which turns into a fancy bar area at night; 3-5 min walk to 3 MRT...

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

Hi Irina S Thank you for your well-received feedback! We apologise for any inconvenience caused during your stay. We have noted your feedback on the shower place and will find ways to improve that area. Nevertheless, we are glad you've enjoyed your many and counting stay with us at Matchbox! It is our pleasure to provide our guests with a...

Luzon, Philippines
Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

The Matchbox concept hotel is located along Ann Siang Road in Singapore. The neighborhood is lovely. It's quaint and looks pretty much like Macau and streets like some old European countries. Narrow streets and peaceful. This humble concept hotel offers dorm-type accommodation. The common room allows you to meet new friends. The small kitchen is equipped with anything you need...

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

Hi SherwinJoseph Thank you for your kind review! We are really glad that you've enjoyed your stay with us at Matchbox! It is our pleasure to provide our guests with a wonderful stay with us at Matchbox, giving it a touch of home when they are here and making new friends! We hope to be able to host you again...

Jakarta, Indonesia
Reviewed 15 December 2015

I traveled to Singapore on March 2014. It was my long overdue trip to Singapore after that year when my ticket was canceled because Mandala has gone bankrupt two days before my trip (worthy of another story, :p). Also, it was the first trip to meet my now 2 years boyfriend :) I decided to stay in Matchbox Hostel because...

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

Hi AnisaF Thank you for your kind review! We are really glad that you've enjoyed your stay with us at Matchbox! It is our pleasure to provide our guests with a wonderful stay with us at Matchbox, giving it a touch of home when they are here and making new friends! On a side note, we would recommend the 2...

Reviewed 11 November 2015

I found out about Matchbox on Googlemaps and after reading the good reviews I decided to book two nights with them. We booked an 18-bed dorm, which, at first, sounds as if it was overcrowded, but it wasn't. The bunk beds were divided into cots with curtains which gave each individual some privacy. There are 3 a/cs in the bedroom,...

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

Hi Paula C! Thank you for your kind review! We are happy that you've enjoyed your stay with us ! It is our pleasure to provide our guests with a wonderful stay with us at Matchbox and to let everyone feel at home when they are here! We hope to be able to see you soon! :) Cheers The Management...

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 October 2015

Very clean and comfortable. Great place to hang out in the attic room. Not a lot of mingling with other guests, however. Also, we were required to take our luggage out of our locker for 'deep cleaning' on a Saturday, and we were provided with no other locked place to keep valuables.

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

Hi Chris S Thank you for your well-received feedback! We apologise for any inconvenience caused during your stay. In future situation, we will take into consideration and ensure that our guests will be able to have a secure place to lock your valuables. Nevertheless, we are glad you've enjoyed your stay with us at Matchbox! It is our pleasure to...

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Chinatown is a classic combination of colourful 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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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
Region: Singapore > Singapore > Chinatown
Price Range: $34 - $74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“If you're a female, ask for the female dorm. Ask them not to put you next to someone, as they don't seem to think about that.”
 of 5 bubbles karethi, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
“If possible, choose the lower bunk bed. It is quite an effort to go up the upper bunks”
 of 5 bubbles ellanie_r, 31 Jul 2016 | Read review
“They only have very few doble beds so book quickley if you are a couple”
 of 5 bubbles rickygalaxy0360, 25 Feb 2016 | Read review
“There are separate female and male rooms or mixed so if you want one in particular it is worth checking availability when you book.”
 of 5 bubbles HayleyLauren, 15 Jan 2016 | Read review
“First floor women's dorm is very convenient.”
 of 5 bubbles Chilidog907, 27 Dec 2015 | Read review
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