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Betel Box Hostel

Booking.comUS$29*
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've stayed in many hostels in many countries. Betel Box is one of the very best....very well managed, clean, safe, reasonably quiet, high-end appliances, lots of dishes, utensils, books, good breakfast with fresh fruit, beautifully decorated / painted with framed prints and laminated postings instead of random notes scotch-taped to walls. The staff are all friendly and very smart. Well...

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Common room is space , staff are helpful . They provide some fruits in breakfast, which is nice. For this price , i have no complains. But it takes some time to walk from the MRT station. If you want to stay in this hostel, you have to consider about this !

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

last year, in may, I had a plane delay and a taxi driver dropped me off at Betel Box... AWEsome stay for one week this year, in may, I had ANother plane delay for a one week layover... AWEsome place like HOME highly recommended , bunk dorm rooms for about $15us per day, free breakfast and TONS of great service......

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

Hi Ed P, thank you for writing us a review! It was such a joy to read and we are glad that you enjoyed both your stays with us despite your plane delays! We hope to welcome you here again next time and hopefully it won't be due to a plane delay! Happy travels, Desiree

Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Neat place, but it's pretty far from MRT station. The staffs are so nice. They're trying to give us great information about nice spot to have a wonderful time in Singapore. Except the location all things were good.

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

Hi 소라 김, thank you for writing us a review! We are located in the neighbourhood of Joo Chiat/Katong which is Singapore's first heritage town. Our location is away from the usual tourist areas but it allows guests to experience staying in a truly local neighbourhood. The city centre is 25-30 minutes away by public transport with the nearest MRT...

Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Very relaxing place, welcoming staff, who are very knowledgeable about the area. It's a relatively lively area with bars and restaurants around it, so plenty to do, if it didn't constantly rain while I was there. No hesitation in recommending it as somewhere to lay you hat

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

Hi joe m, thank you for writing us a review! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. A pity that it was constantly raining while you were here! Perhaps when you come by next time, the weather will be better:) We hope to welcome you here again! Happy travels, Desiree

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an easy to find clean comfortable and friendly hostel 10 minutes train journey from the airport then about a ten minute walk this hostel had very kind staff. Was really relaxed not a party hostel type which was perfect for us as we had just gotten off a 12 hour flight and all we wanted to do is...

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

Hi Philip, Thank you for writing us a review! We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and we would love to welcome you back here again in future! Happy travels, Desiree

Reviewed 9 April 2017

I have pleasant stay in Betel Box for 2 nights. When I first come, Desire help me lot with recommendation place to visit including how to go there with public transport. Beside of super helpful staff, their bunk bed also clean and breakfast is really nice. They serve not only common breakfast like toast but also fruit! Who doesn't like...

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

Hi Elizabeth! Thank you for writing us a review:) It was a pleasure having you here and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back here again! Happy travels, Desiree

Jakarta, Indonesia
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

I was staying at Betel Box for 4 nights. I liked staying at Betel Box, they have spacious common room which is used for breakfast and relaxing. The receptionists are really helpful. They even have a pool table for you to play but need to buy 2 beers first. But i think it's worth it. In the morning, they serve...

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

Hi Ivan, thank you for writing us a review and for your kind words. A game of pool costs $2 but is free if you buy 2 beers:) We are indeed a 15-20mins walk away from the nearest MRT. As rightly mentioned, there are plenty of buses a 4-6 mins walk away for guests to catch to various parts of...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Loved my stay here. I was in the largest dorm. It was clean, the breakfast was good, reception was welcoming and helpful! Whisky is so cute! Loved my time here and would stay again. Location is good as well!

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Hi adalto_188778, thank you for writing us a review. We are happy that you loved your stay with us! Whisky says thank you and that you're cute too! :) We look forward to welcoming you here again ! Happy travels, Desiree

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Very helpfull staff. I love the community room where you can hanging out with other travellers. A bit far from train station but you can always go everywhere by bus which is easy to navigate and the bus station is only short walk.

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Hi Ocie J, thank you for writing us a review! We are glad you had a pleasant stay with us and we hope to welcome you here again next time! Happy travels, Desiree

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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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  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
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: $18 - $73 (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”
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“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 👍”
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“choose 8 dorm mixed or female. Stay in 20 bed dorm might be too packed”
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