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Jakarta, Indonesia
Reviewed 10 June 2015

Everything was almost perfect i think. The pod, and the bathroom were so clean and comfortable, the staffs were super friendly and helpful, and the location is great, its easy to get around by foot as its close to chinatown and also mrt station

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

Hi Goldamia, Thank you for your kind review! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us! We hope to see you again soon! Take care! :) Cheers, The Management of Matchbox

Subang Jaya, Malaysia
Reviewed 1 June 2015

Dont worry about washroom and staff friendliness. Only things need to concern are room cleanliness, and you might find energy consuming to reach it place. Please take note that breakfast is provided, but just bread, cereal, milk and juice.

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

Hi h0ngseng, Thank you for your feedback! Our housekeeper comes in every day to clean the rooms and our staff ensures that by checking them after the housekeeper is done cleaning. Hence, we apologise if the cleanliness of the room is not up to your expectations. Nevertheless, we have informed our housekeeper and our staff to be more vigilant in...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 23 May 2015

Looked nothing like the photos. I had to wait for over an hour outside at my arrival/ check in time because the receptionist went for a "5 minute" break. The bed was hard as nails and it wasn't big enough to swing a cat. The only benefit to this place was the location. Right next to China town and on...

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Hi Christian, Thank you for your feedback! All our receptionists are given a 10-15 minutes break during their shifts to buy their lunch or dinner from the nearby hawker centers. Some may have to take a slightly longer time if they are also tasked to run some errands such as buying breakfast supplies or other necessities for the hostel. Hence,...

singapore
Reviewed 12 May 2015

Staycation for us buddies for past 26 years involved a pod stay at Matchbox. We picked it as we wanted an experience of pod stay close to Chinatown (where you can get food and enjoy a roam around within 5 mins of stepping out of the location). We had a weekend heritage festival just outside Matchbox so it makes everything...

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Hi mag_ty, Thank you for your review! We are glad that you and your buddies enjoyed the convenience and accessibility of our hostel's location. We hope that your friendships will continue to grow stronger and last forever! We hope that we can continue to create more wonderful memories for you and your buddies in the future! See you again soon!...

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 4 May 2015

The hostel is 10 min away from the China Town, you can search the good food in the modern / traditional food court over there. If you want to have a drink, there is a bar street just outside the hostel. However, the bathroom is at the first floor that is a little bit inconvenient to the guest stayed at...

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

Hi 109alanc, Thank you for your review! We would like to inform you that we have recently replaced our mattresses with new ones. Hence, we hope to welcome you back again to try out our new mattresses! See you again soon! :) Cheers, The Management of Matchbox

Jakarta, Indonesia
Reviewed 29 April 2015

Matchbox was located in Ann Siang Hill. There were cafes, 24h convenience stores, a rooftop bar (in Scarlet Hotel), and a hawker center. It's also close to the Red Dot Museum, and some other pretty buildings. It's also close to the nightlife district of Chinatown. The bathroom is well maintained, and the pod is too. I'll definitely stay here again.

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Hi hanpicked! Thank you for your review! We can't wait for you to be back here with us! :) Cheers, The Management of Matchbox

Reviewed 25 April 2015 via mobile

I stayed there with my husband for 2 nights. We booked the queen sized bed in a dorm. Was so cozy, nice matress,pillows and cover. Very good to hide from singapore's crazy heat. We wanted to extend our stay but unfortunately they were fully booked. Will definitely come back! :)

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

Hi berthavaleria, Thank you for your review! We are happy to know that you and your husband enjoyed staying with us! We can't wait to welcome you back! :) See you soon! Cheers, The Management of Matchbox

Broadbeach, Australia
Reviewed 20 April 2015

Stayed at the Mtachbox Hostel for 4 nights with a group of 10+ people in one wing. The hostel was clean and quiet. Breakfast was supplieed, although most of us did not use the facilities it was a great offer. Great location so close to food markets, taxis and train station. The bathrooms are shared with male and female but...

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Hi michellejw89, Thanks for your kind review! It was our pleasure to host you and your group! We are glad that you had a great time with us! See you again soon! Take care! :) Cheers, The Management of Matchbox

Stockholm
Reviewed 14 April 2015

Great location (Chinatown in one direction, CBD in the other). But more of a traditional hostel than we thought. Simple standards, not very clean, loud roommates etc. Great for backpackers I am sure, but not for a +40 couple.

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Hi Style-International, Thank you for your feedback! We apologize for not meeting your expectations. Thank you for staying with us and we hope to see you again soon! Cheers, The Management of Matchbox

Batam, Indonesia
Reviewed 14 April 2015

I suggest you to stay at this hostel, if you want to find a cheap hostel, but clean, comfortable and located in the city center. They have free WIFI, Clean room, clean bathroom, you can also get relaxation on your body & toe after you spent a whole day walking around the city, because they have the Massage chair and...

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Hi Rose S, Thank you for your kind review! We are extremely glad that you enjoyed your stay with us! We hope to see you again soon! 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: ₹ 2,476 - ₹ 3,410 (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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