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“My home in Singapore!”

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Matchbox The Concept Hostel
Certificate of Excellence
Springfield, Illinois
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“My home in Singapore!”
Reviewed 5 September 2012

I go to Singapore at least 4 times a month and each time i'll try out various different accomodations. However, i've finally found my home in Singapore, Matchbox The Concept Hostel. I've been back at least 3 times and this has certainly been my home away from home.

Rooms: Spring Mist.
Although it has I think about 16 people in the room, it sure doesn't seem like it on a full house and it's very comfortable and self sufficient. The mattress is just superb.

Staff:
Very friendly and knowledgable. All of them are very smiley and very helpful. Makes one feel right at home.

Freebies:
The only place i know in town who doesn't charge exhorbitantly for their laundry and dryer services and provides free shampoo and showergel in the toilet.

The place is also spotless and very clean! If there's any dirt anywhere, just call for a Matchboxer crew and it gets cleaned up immediately!

Number 1 place in Singapore!

Room Tip: Springmist is cool!
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled on business
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Germany
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Reviewed 3 September 2012

This is the best hostel in Singapur because of location and bed. Bed is special and private and staff is very helpful. Always ready smile and freundlich I always feel at home when I am here. The place is clean and I love the massage room Best!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2012

Clean! Nice location, helpful staff, enough bathrooms (with shampoo and showergel), lockers, wifi, in your cabin you have your own plug and light, 2 pillows, sheets, towel. Close to food market and bars. Nice design and new!
My friend is singapore was surpised there was a hostel one of his favourit areas in town!
Dislike: 16 in one room (mixed dorm) might wake you up in the middle of the night.... cabins are a little warm.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled solo
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Burnley, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 31 August 2012

When having a two day stopover in Singapore, me and my friends wanted a cheap but fancier than normal hostel.. we found it! From first arriving, the receptionist was SO helpful and friendly, they gave us a guided tour and explained how things worked in the hostel e.g. wifi, room keys etc. The following morning another receptionist was happy to give us tips for the local area and sent us in the right direction of the best way to explore singapore.

The rooms were clean and tidy and were a bit different to another rooms I had stayed in hostels, they each had a plug socket by the pillow which was good and a locker underneath each bed. On the top floor there was a really cool chill out area which had lots of bean bags and some swings from the roof which was really fun. They were also a room with a massage chair you could use at your own leisure. The price of water in the hostel was also very cheap (made a big difference to the price in auz!)

I would recommend this hostel in a heart beat.. I am not a major bag-packer and thoroughly enjoyed staying here. Its cheap, cheerful and safe.. what more could you ask for!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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London
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 29 August 2012

By far the best hostel i've ever stayed in. The room was clean, comfortable and the pods give you your own little space with light, plug etc.

The staff MAKE this hostel what is it, a home away from home. Mag solved problems, was always cheery, was knowledgable and generally a helpful person.

I ended up coming back to the hostel on 3 separate occasions after travelling to Malaysia and Indonesia and received a warm welcome each time. I would recommend to anyone. (100m away from the hostel - Maxwells Food Centre is THE place to get some amazing food at a bargain).

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled solo
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 25 August 2012

Up the end of a quite street but close to all the action in Chinatown. I stayed in a 18 bed dorm but you had your own pod still bring ear plugs if you want to get some sleep. Showers and toilet are strange as they are in the same space so you can sit on the toilet while having a shower. There was no shower curtain also so make sure not to get your clothes wet. Staff where nice and helpful.
Overall I think this is a great hostel and would stay again.

Room Tip: Bring ear plugs
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 16 August 2012

Very good location. Close to Hawker centre and Chinatown area. Went for a walk in the morning to the CBD and MBS area - not far. The service was good and friendly. Room is clean and comfy. Will certainly come back when I do stopover or visit Singapore again.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Additional Information about Matchbox The Concept Hostel

Property: Matchbox The Concept Hostel
Address: 39 Ann Siang Road, Singapore 069716, Singapore
Region: Singapore > Singapore > Chinatown
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #52 of 231 Speciality 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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