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Matchbox The Concept Hostel
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Reviewed 1 August 2014 via mobile

The location is really great. There are a lot of cafè near thia area on the night. Surrounded by the east meet west archietecture, this place is very chic and convinience place to stay..

The minus will be.. this place is a bit fas from mrt chinatown.

Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 May 2014

I only had this hostels as a 24hr stop over but the staff were friendly and helped me out when I needed to get some photos done for a visa. The hostel itself is clean and well maintained giving a fresh look to it. I don't think I could stay that many days more as it doesn't have the best atmosphere and is a quiet place. But if it is a quick relaxing vibe you need then this would be a good choice to look at. There is also good links with the MRT as it's just a 5 mins walk away from the hostel and quick access into china town.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 4 April 2014 via mobile

Had a good experience staying here, staff more than happy to help within the hostel and offer advice on what to check out in Singapore. Very clean. 8 showers and 4 toilets so you didn't have to wait. Nice social area in the loft with big TV, Dvds etc. Main dorm was nice, cool with fans and A/C to combat the heat, pods are ok (mattress kind of thin though!). Awesome location for exploring Chinatown and close to Maxwell Hawker Centre for food, Tanjong Pagar and Chinatown MRT stations for getting around.

Thank Jamesm2188
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Reviewed 25 February 2014

Stayed here for three weeks during an internship. Matchbox's staff were very accommodating towards my needs (I had to store a large golf set in their staff room for the entire stay!) and the hostel's location is perfect for quick access to Chinatown, Maxwell, and Tanjong Pagar. If there are any small suggestions for improvement, I would only say that the mattresses could do with a replacement.

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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled solo
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Thank dchfoong
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Reviewed 20 January 2014

If you're looking for a budget hostel (solo or biz trip) to stay then this is the place. Within 10mins walk to 2 different lines of MRT. One of them is located in Chinatown (Purple) while the other is at Tanjong Pagar (Green). I was greeted by friendly and helpful staffs and they even show us what we can do around chinatown or getting to the city. The famous "Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum" is just 5 mins walk away form the hostel. If you love drinking then this location is super awesome as well. A quiet, dull looking road at day and a happening road at night (weekends only if I'm not wrong). There's tons of place that you can go drinking over there

If you know who Gordon Ramsay is then probably you should try this chicken rice stall as the staff told us that Gordon Ramsay lost to the chef of this chicken rice stall and even Anthony Bourdain did visit his stall. So you know how good he is.

The only downfall to this hostel was, the air-conditioner was cold enough. It was ok but i would prefer if it would be slightly cooler. Other than that everything's awesome! Would definitely stay here for my future biz trips

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled on business
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Thank BrianSLK
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Reviewed 18 January 2014

Beginning with the best part, Matchbox's staff is incredible. They're attentive, accommodating, and very friendly. They handed me a map upon check in that was marked with nearby sights and even recommended stalls in the nearby hawker markets. The location was also great: it's easy to get on the EW line to the airport, and to get around for food and fun. There's a wonderful room upstairs for lounging and games/TV, and another cozy common room downstairs where I enjoyed reading.

The reason I can't give Matchbox a 5/5 is that I couldn't sleep at all! The beds are not very comfy, and the thin walls and lack of curtains at the opening of each of the pods meant that I was up as late as my loud neighbors, and even later since they kept their lights on all night. The breakfast was also a little too simple: just cereal and bread.

Overall, my stay was good, but curtains and a little more effort towards breakfast would have made it great!

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 9 January 2014

Nice clean place and a super friendly staff that can help with almost everything! The location is good and about 7 min walk to 2 different metro stations. The box concept gives you more privacy which I'm a big fan of.
The downside was my mattress which was really worn out and flat in the middle and that they only put on the air-con on from about 7 pm to 11 am and it smells a little like a basement.
Overall a really nice hostel!

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled solo
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Thank AnnaToendering
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Additional Information about 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 235 Speciality Lodging in Singapore
Price Range: £17 - £62 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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