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Matchbox The Concept Hostel

39 Ann Siang Road, Singapore
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  • Matchbox The Concept Hostel
    Tanya Procyshyn
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    4 Oct 25, 2013

    I feel a bit old for hostels sometimes, but Matchbox is a boutique hostel so it's a bit different than the stereotype. Instead of the usual dorm bed you get a “pod” which has walls and greater privacy. The bed is comfy and there’s a reading lamp and power outlet so you can read or work on a laptop in your own little space. I like the bright and super-clean bathrooms and in the ladies’ room there’s hairspray and hairdryer which is appreciated since I usually don't travel with those things. Matchbox doesn’t have a party atmosphere, but it’s still easy to meet people over breakfast (free toast & coffee) or in the attic lounge which has bean bag chairs and a TV. Adding to the grown-up feel, the hostel is surrounded by artsy coffee shops and boutiques. The staff are cool and have good advice for where to try Singaporean food. Considering how expensive hotels in Singapore are, Matchbox is a great choice if you’re traveling solo.

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  • Matchbox The Concept Hostel
    Loh Pei Ying
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    5 Jul 05, 2012

    The Matchbox Concept Hostel is a very unique experience with its vibrant, classy and modern design. Their cozy and very much self-sufficient sleeping pods are extremely inviting and friendly. The hostel is a very warm welcome to people visiting Singapore, especially because it is located near Chinatown which is very important to the country’s history. The Hostel clearly shows that they take good care of their residents! Each pod has reading light, a power socket and a nightstand shelf. The dormitories also provide very much needed amenities that might be a pain to carry during vacation (i.e. beauty and skincare products) Breakfast is provided everyday, all day long in their pantry. Probably one of the best parts of the hostel is its lounge area in the attic. A huge air-conditioned, young and modern looking area filled with various forms of entertainment. Wi-fi is also available for free all around the hostel! An extremely comfortable place to hang out after a long day of travelling! This hostel is highly recommended!

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Description

Matchbox is a luxury hostel located in the heart of Singapore’s Chinatown neighborhood. Modeled after Japanese pod hotels, accommodations are in compact but cozy ‘pods’ that can sleep up to 2 people. Bathroom and shower facilities are shared and all guests have access to a lounge with TV and computers. Rates include WiFi and all-day breakfast.

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4.5 out of 5
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