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Matchbox The Concept Hostel Reviews

39 Ann Siang Road, Singapore, Singapore

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461 Total Reviews
  • 74%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 60%Atmosphere
  • 73%Cleanliness
  • 64%Facilities

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Good hostel but we've been kicked out of our room for six hours due to pest control procedure


Nice location. There was no window in the room but the room temperature is low all the time so no mouldy smell or sweat smell. Cleaner comes everyday. Since the bed was box type, there was no place to hung clothes or washings.


Excellent little place, staff really friendly and helpful. Hostel with Privacy at its best. Little Matchbox beds for each person, sealed off from everyone else. :D Excellent few nights stay

  • 21st Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The room at the ground Floor is too tied for so Baby People. No room for luggage.


really needs a bigger kitchen, ended up skipping breakfast most days due to line for the toaster.


The pictures on hostel world are misleading. The rooms are far to small and the beds are dirty as well as the room. The kitchen isn't clean either.

  • 19th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Good location, not very social. Helpful staff.


Great hostel in a good location. It's clean and the pods beds are great for a bit of additional privacy! The staff did their best to be helpful, but some were knowledgeable, and others were not! There is a good communal space, but it's right on the top floor and I had been there for several nights before I discovered it :( The kitchen facilities are poor - very small, without cooking facilities, but there are so many good local eateries that you don't need to cook! Pretty happy overall :)


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.

  • 12th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • BillyDragon1000
  • England
  • 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.

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