Matchbox The Concept Hostel

Matchbox The Concept Hostel Dorm Room

Matchbox Concept Hostel – a unique hostel located in the uber-cool Ann Siang Hill area. Surrounded by quirky shops, tapas bars and indie cafes. Rates from just US$25 per night.

Cool Hostel in A Cool Place

If location is king and you want to stay somewhere happening, then the Ann Siang Road (Chinatown) location of this delightful hostel couldn’t be any better.

Matchbox The Concept hostel is only steps from some great restaurants and tapas bars, cool lounges with fantastic cocktails and trendy boutiques selling quirky goods.

This creative, bohemian lane makes a great spot to stay, it leads on to the happening Club Street which hosts even more restaurants and bars. Matchbox is only a 10-minute walk to two MRT train stations: Tanjong Pagar (EW15) and Chinatown (NE4/DT19).

Matchbox hostel has a traditional white shophouse facade with colorful orange and blue shutters. The inside is just as cool, with a modern look and great facilities. There’s a good variety of guests, people traveling with friends, solo or with families.

Rates start at US$25 per bunk per night (with personal locker).

Matchbox The Concept Hostel Reviews

Matchbox The Concept Hostel Attic Lounge
Reviews on TripAdvisor are outstanding, and the hostel won an award of excellence in 2013. Plus points are location, value for money and friendly staff. The hostel sees many returning guests from around the world.


  • Very clean
  • Free WiFi
  • Free breakfast
  • Location: so much to see and experience nearby
  • Attic lounge is a great place to hang out
  • Sleeping pods are as close as you get to a private room on a hostel budget
  • Custom designed pillows make your stay extra comfortable
  • Approachable staff offer great tips for exploring


  • Shower is close to toilet in washrooms
  • No air-con in public spaces

If you’re looking for a budget hostel (solo or biz trip) to stay then this is the place. Within 10mins walk to 2 different lines of MRT. One of them is located in Chinatown (Purple) while the other is at Tanjong Pagar (Green).

I was greeted by friendly and helpful staffs and they even show us what we can do around chinatown or getting to the city. The famous “Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum” is just 5 mins walk away form the hostel. If you love drinking then this location is super awesome as well.

A quiet, dull looking road at day and a happening road at night (weekends only if I’m not wrong). There’s tons of place that you can go drinking over there. – BrianSLK of Kuala Lumpur at TripAdvisor

Hostel Location

The location of this hostel on Ann Siang Road means you are close to some of the most hip and happening venues in the city.

Plenty of cool brands and boutiques are located near here, and in the evenings the place is buzzing, with great happy hour deals and plenty of tasty restaurants to check out.

  • Located on Ann Siang Road – extremely cool neighborhood
  • 10-minute walk from Chinatown and Tanjong Pagar MRT train stations
  • 5-minute stroll from Maxwell Food Center for the best cheap eats in town
  • 40-minute by MRT train to Changi Airport
  • Less than 10-minute by MRT train to Sentosa Island

Why Stay at Matchbox: The Concept Hostel?

The location is excellent.

Being on Ann Siang Road means guests are in one of the trendiest areas of Singapore, with a fantastic range of restaurants, bars and independent shops nearby. There is also a choice of 2 MRT train stations only a short walk away.

Also within walking distance are: Sri Mariamman Temple, Singapore’s most significant Hindu place of worship and Red Dot Design Museum, a tomato coloured building dedicated to the latest design ideas emerging from the island.

The atmosphere and look of Matchbox Hostel is excellent, with a stand-out facade, well-designed public spaces and pods perfect for one or two. Free all day breakfast means you can grab a snack whatever time you chose to get up.

Rates and Hostel Amenities

Matchbox The Concept Hostel Personal Pod

You get to enjoy total privacy with individual sleeping pods that comes with comfy pillows, reading lights, personal locker, AC power socket and free WiFi!

-> Book via starting at USD$25 per night.

Matchbox has a cheerful theme inside, with bold shades and a bright and airy feel, thanks to plenty of white. It’s clean and comfortable, with a decent level of privacy. There are ladies only dorms as well.

Sleeping pods come with:

  1. AC power socket
  2. Reading light
  3. Clothes hanging bar
  4. Personal locker

Hostel amenities include:

    1. Communal washrooms
    2. Complimentary toiletries
    3. Pantry with microwave, kettle and fridge
    4. Library
    5. Attic lounge
    6. Public computers
    7. Free WiFi
    8. Staff on duty 24/7

Contact Information

Address: 39 Ann Siang Road Singapore 069716
Contact Number: +65 6423 0237
Hotel Website:

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