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The wifi is quite poor, the facilities are poor or non existent eg there was 1 cup and 0 knives , 1 person can fit in the kitchen at a time, there is no air con in the common room where the wifi is best and the room is big enough for 3 people, the loft is empty because there is no wifi at all. The location and the transport links are good but the hostel is next to lots of bars so it's noisy every night. The showers are lukewarm at best, the bathroom is always soaking wet and there is mould.
- Novice Nomad
- Couple, 25-30
- (1 review)
Location is what made this hostel so brilliant. Your right next to club street which has lots of bars to go, and the noise doesn't keep you awake from your room. There is a food hall about 10 minutes away where there is food from around the world, is cheap and very tasty. You are also very close to chinatown which is amazing and only 4 minutes from the chinatown station. Overall a good hostel for its location for getting round the city and close enough to nightlife if you want to go out.
I really love this hostel. It is clean, tidy and has a great location! Very close to China Town metro station where there will be lots of great food! The room is clean and has high privacy. I feel so safe when I was there. Staff is very friendly, helpful and polite. The lounge is comfortable, and so special! Will definitely come again when I go to Singapore!
Excellent staff, good localization... good for relax!
I would have liked someone on reception before 8.00 am as I had an early flight. Maybe I should have arranged that the night before!
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 41+
- (1 review)
The hostel was one of the best hostels I ever visited. Don't be shocked by a couple of negative comments on hostelworld - if you're in the mood for trying out something new and open-minded enough, you'll definitely love it here. Thanks also to the staff for giving us a tour when we were checking in and then allowing us to leave our valuables with them for a couple of hours as we were checking out! The location's really awesome too.
The hostel is very uncomfortable for living, not enough space for keeping your stuff and space organised very poorly. Very noisy, during three nights of stay couldn't sleep properly even once, the light is always on, also no wifi in common area, was struggling all three days, definitely not recommend it.
I suggest you try and get one of the bottom beds (if you are in the female dorm) since the upper beds were quite high up and the ladder is narrow, making it unsafe and inconvenient. It may have just been the bed/capsule I stayed in but it had a funny wooden, musty smell. Of the two nights I stayed there I got bitten by insects as well. Other than that the bathrooms were clean and the location is v. convenient. They also provide free breakfast-tea, coffee, juice, bread and cereal which is great!
I still consider matchbox a good hostel for its cost since my previous stay in 2013. The staff are as friendly as ever, always willing to provide direction and other tips to help travelers enjoy Singapore better. The place is clean, with lockers, towel and an awesome massage chair that really makes your stay a lot easier and more comfortable. The weird smell of either old wood, paint or varnish in the capsule was really bothersome though, especially to those with allergies.