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Matchbox The Concept Hostel Reviews

39 Ann Siang Road, Singapore, Singapore

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421 Total Reviews
  • 74%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 76%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 81%Facilities

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As far as Hostels go, this is one of the best. Not perfect but one of the best. Good value for money but don't forget earplugs - with trekkers arriving from around the world people are sleeping at all hours and awake at all hours due to jet lag. I do highly recommend Matchbox as one of the very best in Singapore. It's a 10 minute walk from the Chinatown MRT stop and the neighborhood looks very provincial with high class restaurants and bars. A very nice location.

  • 23rd Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


2nd best hostel I stayed , Nice staffs with ready help u in any case ****


Could hear people at the reception area talking and laughing all the way to midnight one of the nights I was there. Not sure if they were guest or staff. I was in bed in the female dorm trying to sleep. Not cool.


Noisy on the weekends. Not a lot of floor space is people have large luggage. Friendly staff.


I stayed in the ladies dorm, which was rather small. No storage space for 10 pieces of luggage. But the pods were really good, they give a lot of privacy which is nice when you're used to sleep in normal bunk beds. Location in Chinatown is also very convenient, with three MRT stations in walking distance. Had a good time at Matchbox and I will stay here again when back in Singapore.


This is very good hostel and the place is clean and quiet. I had a very good sleep and there is a curtain to close and keep me private. The bed is spacious. However, only the internet is not provided in the public and this is one of the very few hostels that do not provide public internet. Also, the price is too expensive with $35 above. If they can lower it below $30 during the non-peak period, I would consider to come more often.


Price wise, it was more expensive than I would have liked to pay, however that seems to be the case for most of Singapore. The privacy of a personal room, even the size of a bed was great. Location was average, but thankfully multiple train stations around the hostel was handy and Marina Bay Sands is in walking distance if you don't want to pay for a train. Being near Chinatown was handy also, cheap food, plenty of money exchange places and shops.


FREE MASSAGE chair for hostelguests If you're ok to sleep in a dorm and try not spending too much money then matchbox is the right choice.The room I stayed in (16 bed mixed, Spring Mist) is ok sized. And the concept with "box" beds is really good. I like it actually more than normal bunkbeds. It smells nice in the room which is not easy with max 16 people. Breakfast is from 6.00to10.30 - just cereals and a drink but its ok. Food court around the corner. Short walk to chinatown. Metro closeby.

  • 28th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Awesome location for foods (maxwell market and club street)

  • 24th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Doesn't look like the pictures, fine stay but don't expect much, it's just a hostel not anything more as it claims! The location of the hostel is great but there is a damp smell throughout the hostel including the ground floor dorm we stayed in. The massage chairs need a clean! Reception was occasionally not manned and could find one receptionist hanging out in the chill out room meant for guests. The other receptionist we dealt with was very helpful. Cereal for breakfast is a nice change.

  • 24th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


keep up the good work :D *star star star star star*

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