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Betel Box Hostel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Fort Worth, Texas
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Pros: 24/7 staff that are incredibly helpful for anything you might need -- advice on tourist attractions, eats, travel options, etc. Comfortable beds. Very low rates for Singapore. Relatively clean place (above average clean for a hostel). Wifi ONLY IN THE MAIN ROOM, I found this cool as it brings everyone together instead of hiding out on their bunks or...

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

Hi Jonathanplaysulty, Thank you for writing us a review. Our staff are always eager to share tips and information to help you experience the best of Singapore. We are happy to hear that you were satisfied with the cleanliness and comfort of the hostel. October was a low season for tourism in Singapore, which explains why the crowd of guests...

Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

This is a good hostel, clean and very helpful staff, I love how considerate they are towards helping and caring about animals. However the MRT is quite a way away from here, that's the only downside,it's quite a walk from there and it is no fun to walk all the way back after a full day sightseeing.

1Thank dat-gal-88
BetelBoxHostel, Manager at Betel Box Hostel, responded to this review

Hi dat-gal-88, Thank you for writing us a review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at Betel Box Hostel. The MRT is 15 - 20 minutes walk away, but as an alternative, there are buses just 1 minute walk away that take you to different parts of the city too. We hope to host you again next time!

Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Stay here for one night with my friends,clean private room , nice & helpful staff,wifi was working and u can get simply breakfast in the morning ! Shower and toilets were also clean.Also restaurants are easy to find. I would go again! :)

Thank Anu K
BetelBox, Manager at Betel Box Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Anu K, Thank you for writing us a review. We do our best to keep the hostel clean and we appreciate your positive feedback. We are glad you enjoyed our free breakfast and the many other award-winning food options around our neighbourhood. We definitely welcome you to stay with us again!

Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Great hostel in Singapore! I stayed at Betel Box Hostel for a week and could have stayed for a month. Great location close to ECP and not too far from the MRT (train). The hostel has lockers, a great TV / living room area and friendly staff that are keen to help.

Thank James O
BetelBox, Manager at Betel Box Hostel, responded to this review

Hi James O, Thank you for writing us a review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Betel Box and had fun exploring the nearby East Coast Park. We look forward to having you here again.

Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Stayed for 13 days straight. It's my first time to ever checked in a hostel and have originally booked for a 12-bed mixed dorm. Realizing that I can't share room with guys, I decided to move to the female dorm. I regret not booking with agoda, should've saved $8-5 per day. Lol. Uncle was very nice. Hi, uncle! I hope...

Thank Marjorie B
Reviewed 7 June 2016

Two of us shared a double room for a night, it has one double sized bed and two single beds, and a round table, which is very spacious for two of us, and we love it. The air conditional switch is outside of the room and took a bit of time to warm out but its cooling. Toilet is just...

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

Dear Viqipan, Thank you for taking the time to write us this lovely review. We are very happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. Having the internet connection available only in our Common Room is the best way to get our guests to mingle with one another and share interesting travel anecdotes. Our resident fat cat, Whisky,...

Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 25 May 2016

the cheapest hotel in town was $100 a night no breckfast, so i decided to hostel it 4 1 night,i was thinking more money for drinks that night.and at "20singdollars a bargain. the staff could not have been more helpful 5 star service no realy.made me feel welcome.the dorm was standard hostel type bods laying about ,just how i remember...

1Thank thewinebloke
BetelBox, Manager at Betel Box Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Thewinebloke, Thank you so much for your very positive review on our fuss-free hostel. We are absolutely thrilled to know that your stay here has been an amazing one. Hope you had mad fun spending the extra money on drinks with your old friend! :) Best regards, Tini (Hostel Manager)

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 23 May 2016

We had a great stay. Short walk from the bus, AMAZING food all along the main street, great AC, good complimentary breakfast (toast, several spreads, fruit), complimentary coffee/tea, great Wifi (but only in the common room). They have free access to a gym and are very helpful with instructions on getting around. The area was described to us as "food...

Thank samantcr
Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

I stayed 4 nights in Betel Box. I was a bit annoyed when I arrived as I was handed a mattress cover and a pillowcase to put on myself. Given that I had reported my arrival time would be past 11PM I don't understand why they wouldn't have just put it on the bed for me as I couldn't exactly...

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

Hi Kaylie, Thank you so much for this review. We are very glad to know that you were happy with our Common Room and its conveniences. We would like to clarify that all guests, upon check-in, are provided with a complete set of linen (bed sheet, pillow case and blanket) that have been machine washed and machine dried immediately after...

Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

Nice hostel, good staff, but so far from MRT station. If you need Familier room you could choose this hostel, the room not so small for 8 persons. But, not close from MRT paya lebar. We could find many halal food near hostel.

Thank Haniyah S
BetelBox, Manager at Betel Box Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Haniyah, Thank you for staying with us while you were in Singapore. Our Family Room fits a maximum of five persons with ample space for luggage and more. The spacious room that you were staying at is our 8-Bed Mixed Dorm which could also be converted into a Family Room. We are approximately 15 minutes' walk away from the...

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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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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”
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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