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Bali
Reviewed 9 September 2015

good place and facilities. but, that's all. is no more exciting. near by subway and food centers. and knowing some people. maybe again visit singapore i'll try this place. coz, so very position in chinatown.

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

Hi DaeByoung P! Thank you for your kind review! We are glad 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 host you again next time! Take care! :)...

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 28 August 2015

I sleep in 20 beds room with double bed. the bed big enough for 3 ppl also cheaper. even you sleep in single bed, you can have a small windows to talk with your frd. very good privacy and clean with comfortable pillow. 8 shower place and you dont hv to wait. also got a room for you talk with...

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

Hi WillaSun! Thank you for your kind review! We are glad 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 host you again next time! Take care! :) Cheers...

Los Angeles
Reviewed 28 August 2015

the staff was incredible and so nice! and the location in chinatown is so incredible and convenient. the only complaint is that there is no common area really but there is a great massage chair that makes up for it.

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

Hi yasmeen_almazeedi! Thank you for your kind review! Regarding the common areas, we apologise for our staff did not inform you that we have two common areas, 1) The Airwell (with the massage chair) and, 2) The Loft (on the third floor). Nevertheless, we are glad you've enjoyed your stay with us at Matchbox! It is our pleasure to provide...

Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 23 August 2015

The location is just great. Hostel is good choice. Staff is very nice and helpful. Rooms are nicely cool, but I stayed in too different rooms, bed places are too hot. To ease this you need to keep the curtain open and loose the privacy.

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

Hi 100polly! Thank you for your kind review! With regards to the air-conditioning in the rooms, we will provide fans so that it circulates the cool air towards areas that are not cool enough. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us in overall. It is our pleasure to ensure that our guests are provided good service and have...

Hue, Vietnam
Reviewed 14 August 2015

Nothing like the pictures, room was so small you barely had room for luggage Beds were old and tatty and extremely hard mattresses so very uncomfortable Bathroom wasn't very clean Staff were uninterested although one guy was helpful with payments on checkin

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

Hi Hue Thank you for your feedback! We are sorry to hear about your experience staying with us. We would like to clarify that we have a dedicated luggage storage area for additional luggage or for larger luggage that our guests might have. Also, we have lockers in the room provided for our guest to keep their baggage and valuables....

Melbourne
Reviewed 3 August 2015

Great, great, location with two train stations close by. Close to Chinatown as well (less than 5 min walk). It is a beautiful old house on a street full of beautiful restaurants and bars. Super friendly and helpful staff (especially Freda.) We stayed at the "Sunkiss" room, which is a private little and cosy room... Pillows and bedding were in...

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

Hi vivarama Thank you for your feedback! With regards to the cleanliness of the shared areas, we have already informed our staff and cleaners to maintain the hostel and be more vigilant especially with the toilet floors and kitchen. We apologise for the experience you had and we will constantly improve to provide a better service and environment for all...

Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

I've stayed in many hostels. But this facility is dirty. Hair was left all over my 'clean' sheets and the showers are disgusting and look like they've never had a proper clean. Asking staff for help made you just feel like an inconvenience.

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

Hi kp283 Thank you for your feedback! We really appreciate it and would like to extend our deepest apologies to you for the experience you had with us. We have taken note about the hair issue on the clean sheets and have informed our housekeepers to be extra careful when they do housekeeping. Our staff are also informed to ensure...

Klang, Malaysia
Reviewed 22 July 2015

Overall is good, kitchen is dirty, toilet is wet, staff is friendly, hostel to MRT station nearly 10min, breakfast very simple, nearby chinatown and foodcourt and pub suitable for young generation....

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

Hi Elaine Thank you for your kind review! Our housekeeper comes in everyday to maintain the hostel, hence we would like to apologise if the toilets and kitchen area did not meet with your expectations. Nevertheless, we have already reminded our housekeepers and staff to be extra vigilant in these areas. We are glad that you've enjoyed your stay with...

Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 10 July 2015

nice concept hostel,Staff is friendly. i think bed sheet is not much clean. and all area is not much clean as picture. if you go with your friend and get side by side bed, pod have small door to open and say hiiiii to you friend. its nice....

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

Hi Nuttakrit! Thank you for your feedback! Our housekeepers comes in everyday to maintain the hostel and the room's cleanliness. Hence, we would like to apologise if the cleanliness of the rooms and the common areas is not up to your expectation. Nevertheless, our staff and also the housekeepers are informed to be extra vigilant in this area. We would...

Big Corn Island, Nicaragua
Reviewed 10 July 2015

Had 2 great nights at the hostel, basic but comfortable and clean. Staff is really helpful and friendly. So whatever they can do, they will help you to have a better stay in Singapore. Location is great, easy with the MRT from the airport and of course the rest of the city, but also a lot in walking distance as...

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

Hi Vlijmpje! Thank you for your kind review! It is our pleasure to provide our guests with a wonderful stay with us at Matchbox! We are glad that you've enjoyed your stay with us! We hope to see you again soon! Take care! :) Cheers The Management of Matchbox

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Chinatown
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: ₹ 2,432 - ₹ 3,321 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“Lower bed near the window.”
 of 5 bubbles WarWorawat, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“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
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