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Auckland, NZ
Reviewed 21 December 2015

I have stayed here 2x so far and consider it an alternative home base for Singapore when I visit. 30 min from airport, It is about a 20min walk from Payar Labar MRT then down historic Joo Chiat rd which has many local restaurants of malay, chinese, indian western within walking distance, even shopping malls and a post office. From...

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Reviewed 15 December 2015

We only stayed here one night but the girl at reception was so helpful getting us checked and and recommending a place to eat. We were just staying overnight but she was also very helpful explaining everything about Singapore and going over what to do for the people in front of us who were checking in. Stayed in a two...

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Reviewed 7 December 2015 via mobile

Had an amazing stay here. Staff are all super friendly and helpful. The free breakfast was nice with a good range of spreads and fruit. The wifi is super fast!! The location isn't to bad either, just a 10 minute walk to the nearest MRL station from which you can then access the whole city. I would definitely recommend and...

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Sanur, Indonesia
Reviewed 5 December 2015

It was my second time in singapore and i wanted to be closer to the airport this time, cos i stayed only one night, so i chose betle box. The staff was awesome, the owner even got me a lift to mrt in the morning, the receptionist, super awesome and friendly girl with a cute dog gave me all info...

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Reviewed 4 December 2015

I visit Singapore regularly and always stay at Betel Box. The location is convenient and is always clean and well run. The 24 hour check in desk is surprisingly handy and the WIFI works well (in common areas only). They also provide free access to a gym around the corner and ample locker space. You can also rent a locker...

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Reviewed 4 December 2015

Good place to stay. Nice and clean rooms and toilet, confortable beds. The location is not ideal but you can rich the center by public transport. the staff is very helpfull and gave me all the information about the city and how to get to my next destination. Ok, for solo travelers

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Iligan, Philippines
Reviewed 2 December 2015

Betel Box Hostel is an excellent place to stay in Singapore. Situated in a culturally rich neighborhood, it is also surrounded by an array of restaurants and shops. With a large collection of books and magazines, and of course free WIFI, their lounge area is a good place to hangout and meet new friends. Most of all, the staff are...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 1 December 2015

It's definitely cozy, with people lounging around in the 'living room' area, and wih friendly staff. the showers are a bit awkward from my experience as it was within the room so would have to consider the hours as to not disturb others... everything needed was available upon request with deposit, which is ok since you're going to return it,...

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Reviewed 30 November 2015 via mobile

Stayed at Betel Box as a recommendation of a friend who has been staying in the hostel for weeks now. I love the cozy place, and the best spot is the lounge. Full of books, good internet connection, clean and most of all, friendly staff. Might go back to Singapore soon and will most likely stay in the same place.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 November 2015 via mobile

I've been staying at numerous hostels over the past 8 months and this is the a great place too stay it's clean its pricing structure per night is amazing and the staff all willing to help and so very friendly I would come back here and the location is great too I can't say anything negative about staying here I've...

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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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  • Multilingual Staff
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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, Singapore 427471, Singapore
Region: Singapore > Singapore > Joo Chiat
Price Range: €12 - €50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Betel Box Hostel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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