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Betel Box Hostel

Hostelworld.comUS$29*
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Jakarta, Indonesia
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Mostly fine. But the location is a little too far from the public transportation such as MRT. Also, there are no Wi-Fi and power plug at your bed and you r not able to charge it when u sleep. The rest were fine.

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BetelBoxHostel, Manager at Betel Box Hostel, responded to this review

Hi O9938YWwilliamm, thank you for writing us a review. We are glad that you enjoyed the atmosphere in our common room:) We are located a 15-20 minutes walk away from the nearest MRT station and a 4-6 minute walk away to many bus services to various parts of Singapore. There is only WIFI in the common area to encourage guests...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Really great place with friendly and accomadating staff. The facilities provided were excellent, with ample space in the fridge, toasters and a microwave (what more could you ask!). Stayed there for two days. The room was great and the hostel itself is in a nice neighbourhood.

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BetelBoxHostel, Manager at Betel Box Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Miguel21099, thank you for writing us a review! We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you like the facilities provided:) The hostel is located in Singapore's first heritage town and we are always happy when guests express their appreciation for the neighbourhood. We hope to welcome you back here again in future and thank...

Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

TLDR: best value for money. Full review: I stayed for just one night since I only came to Singapore to purchase some stuff and fly back in the next day but I really wish I stayed here longer. The check in and check out process are quick with no hassle at all. I have to admit that their shower room...

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BetelBoxHostel, Manager at Betel Box Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Soegiyanto, thank you for writing us a review! It was a great pleasure to read it and we are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us! We hope to welcome you or your friends here in future! Thank you again for your review:) Happy travels, Desiree

Trail, Canada
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

The location was pretty good here. Close to bus and metro routes. The staff was helpful in planning routes to places we wanted to visit. The hostel itself was average. We stayed in the 8 bed dorm. It was clean. The ac is only on from 7 at night to 10 am and there is no wifi in the rooms....

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BetelBoxHostel, Manager at Betel Box Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for writing us a review. We are glad you found our location convenient with bus and mrt connections to the city area. There are toilets and showers on every floor of our hostel and you may use any of them. Body soap and shampoo are not provided, however hand soap is always available. Wifi is only available in...

Trail, Canada
Reviewed 22 February 2017

This hostel is decent, its fairly quiet and the bed are comfortable enough. The staff are helpful and friendly. My only complaint would be that if your in during the day it gets warm because they keep the A/C off until the evening. Wifi is also only available in the common area.

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BetelBoxHostel, Manager at Betel Box Hostel, responded to this review

Hi herbal_healer, Thank you for writing us a review. We are glad that you enjoyed staying in our comfy hostel. The AC in the dorms are switched on between 7pm - 11am as part of our efforts to be environmentally friendly. However, there is AC in the cozy common room all the time. Wifi is only available in the common...

Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Staff are friendly, abd helpful,you get more than what you pay for. They offer bike rentals, which is a convenient way to explore the city for the day, just 25 SG dollars it's a good catch.they even host tours and have all the maps and brochures you need to explore singapore

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BetelBoxHostel, Manager at Betel Box Hostel, responded to this review

Hi dominique m, Thank you for writing us a review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and had fun exploring Singapore on a bike. Bike rental is S$3 per hour or S$15 for the entire day. All hostel guests have exclusive discounts for our food tours - The Real Singapore Tours. We hope you enjoyed Singapore and look...

Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

I decided to move over to Betel Box hostel after 5 days out of 14 in Little India and stayed there for the rest of the duration. Clean rooms and quite spacious in either the 6-8-20 persons. Breads and spreads, apples and oranges for breakfast. A free, well equipped gym to boot on top of being a hostel with one...

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BetelBoxHostel, Manager at Betel Box Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Tinnaphop M, Thank you for writing us a review. It is great to hear your positive feedback regarding the cleanliness of rooms. We are glad that you enjoyed the free continental breakfast and found time to utilise our free professional gym as well. We are happy that you had a great time here and we look forward to having...

Barranquilla, Colombia
Reviewed 3 February 2017

First of all, my apologies to Samantha, I promised her to post a review and it has took some time... but here it goes: the hostel is well located, you have access to subway station and 2 bus lines, which were really useful for me, one of the buses line goes across Singapore, so it is like you own public...

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BetelBoxHostel, Manager at Betel Box Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Maria B, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are located outside the city centre, but as you said, getting around Singapore by public transport is very easy from the hostel. Our neighbourhood is also home to many award-winning food establishments, and we are glad that you enjoyed trying some of them! All our...

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Yes, it is a little outside the Center, the area is called Katong. "Normal" people live there and the area is therefor quite untouristic. You can still find some very old and beautiful renovated buildings. A Bus running frequently, the bus stop is just a view steps from the Hostel. And there is a train Station 15 minutes ago. And...

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BetelBoxHostel, Manager at Betel Box Hostel, responded to this review

Hi JanaKrz, Thank you for writing us a review. We are located in a culturally-rich neighbourhood outside the main city centre, and we hope you enjoyed experiencing a slice of local life. Bus 33 is just 2 minutes walk away from us and takes you through the city centre. Cycling along East Coast Beach all the way to Marina Bay...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Superb, location meant you would need to plan a little bit more to get into the city and it was so hot in January which meant with us being quite lazy we just got a few uber rides. L o v e d Singapore, staff were really helpful

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Hi mjames_316160, Thank you for writing us a review. We are located a little bit off the beaten track, however getting around Singapore is still easy and convenient from the hostel. Our friendly staff are always happy to help with directions. We are glad that you had a great stay in Singapore and look forward to hosting you again! Cheers,...

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Staying in Joo Chiat

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Joo Chiat
The Joo Chiat area is the traditional home of Peranakan culture in Singapore, an ethnic group descending from the blending of Chinese and Malay families in the 15th century. The neighbourhood is packed with colourful shops, local characters, and quiet charm. The main streets overflow with diners enjoying katong laksa, the signature Peranakan spicy noodle soup. Signs of youthful entrepreneurship are visible as well, with modern cafes, bars, and shops abounding. Visit Joo Chiat to take a break from the big city sights and enjoy a relaxing afternoon with a laid-back and local vibe.
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located on Joo Chiat Road, "Betel Box" is the fruition of our experiences of hostelling, backpacking and budget travelling around the globe and meeting like-minded travellers. It embodies that we want in a backpackers' hostel: friendly, respectful, addictive, aesthetically pleasing, functional and representative of all cultures in Singapore. Betel Box Hostel provides a home away from home with its creature comforts, is within easy reach to all parts of Singapore and in a culturally rich part of town! Who says budget accommodation in Singapore means budget service? And oh, you get to enjoy our Stimulating Company! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Betel Box Hostel

Address: 200 Joo Chiat Road Betel Box Backpackers Hostel, Singapore 427471, Singapore
Region: Singapore > Singapore > Joo Chiat
Price Range: €12 - €48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Betel Box Hostel 1*
Number of rooms: 5
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“sometimes all the beds are taken, so get online and reserve first if you can”
577edp, 18 May 2017 | Read review
“In our room there was a big fan but no air con but worked the same might need ear plugs if the noise of the fan would bother you 👍”
G9444UFphilipw, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“choose 8 dorm mixed or female. Stay in 20 bed dorm might be too packed”
elizabethsQ5560QA, 9 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Wifi is only available in the reception area, not in rooms.”
herbal_healer, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Female room, spacious and proper.”
mariabT2845PK, 3 Feb 2017 | Read review
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