Matchbox The Concept Hostel
39 Ann Siang Rd, Singapore, Singapore
www.matchbox.sg/home.html - 6423 0237
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Matchbox The Concept Hostel Singapore Reviews
Interesting Concept Hostel Apr 08, 2012
The hostel itself is gorgeous and totally different to all other hostels that I stayed in on my travels to SE Asia. I was staying in the mixed 16-bed dorm and although you are in bunk beds essentially your bed is a self contained pod with walls between you and your neighbour which enables you to have extra privacy whilst still getting the shared dorm environment, although in the early morning and late at night it can get quite noisy. Each bed has a reading light, a charging socket and a backlight.
Each guest gets a locker and the key is provided by staff, although there is a row of backpacks before the lockers as they are too small to fit the backpacks in. The location is excellent just outside of China Town, the China Town station is a 5 minute walk, the Hindu temple and Buddha Tooth Relic temples are also in walking distance.
There is a kitchen where you can store your food and prepare some things and you can also buy some staples form the hostel like eggs and cheese. The kitchen also houses the washer/dryer.
The tour de force of the hostel are its common rooms, one downstairs has a massage chair and the larger upstairs room has a widescreen tv a number of bean bags and even a swing! Despite this it isn't the best place to go to meet other travellers, its fairly quiet and people tend to keep to themselves, that being said I would certainly recommend this hostel to two or more people travelling together or someone who wants a bit of quiet time.
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