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Melaka, Malaysia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Although the place is quite far from the nearest mrt station, but still it is a very exciting experience. We travel by group of 7 people, and Samantha greeted us with a warm welcome. After completing the payment, A brief guide and rules of hostel was given. The best part of Betel box backpacker hostel is that the staff was...

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

Hi winahyut, Thank you for writing us this lovely review. All our staff are always more than happy to share about the things to do and places to visit in Singapore, and it is great to receive your positive feedback. We are glad that you found the dorms comfortable and also enjoyed the free continental breakfast. It was nice hosting...

Denpasar, Indonesia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

you will have a good atmosphere, friendly people and funny instructions to guide you thru... easy going experience and free super fast internet, i stayed in the cheapest bunk bed room and it was still decent

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

Hi rokma, Thank you for writing us a review. We are glad that you enjoyed the social atmosphere, the entertaining signs put up around our hostel, and our free high speed wifi in the common room. Hope to see you again at Betel Box! Cheers, Samantha

Phuket
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Here is that golden nugget you're been looking for!😉 The staff is amazing and whiskey of course! You get more than you paid for and they have a gym you can go for free (only deposit, that you get back) And by the way Samantha!😉 Don't forget me when you are a billionaire, selling ours tshirts on the beach! Haha

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

Hi mromed_512994, Thank you for writing us a review. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed staying with us and we look forward to having you here again. Will definitely remember you and the t-shirts! Cheers, Samantha

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed my 3 night stay here, I stayed in the largest room and it was fine I had no problems. There are showers and toilet in the room which is pretty clean. The social area shows that the owners have put a lot of effort in with tables and a sofa area. The staff were nice and the breakfast...

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

Hi Rebeca A, Thank you for writing us a review. We are glad to receive your positive feedback regarding our cleanliness. We are also happy to hear that you enjoyed our free breakfast and the social common room area. We look forward to having you here again! Cheers, Samantha

Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice people, clean bathrooms, only the sleepingroom smells a little. The breakfast is good, toast and fruit! You can watch Netflix and use the comuters for free. They sell drinks and snacks by the reception.

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

Hi harmenhenk, Thank you for writing us a review. We are glad that you enjoyed our breakfast, Netflix and other facilities. We understand it smell a little bit when guests hang their clothing and towels around. We have certainly taken note of your feedback and have now placed some odour neutralizers in the dorms. We look forward to hosting you...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great find! At a great price, this hostel provides a simple breakfast, comfortable beds, solid AC, and reliable internet (in the common room only, but they let you know about this beforehand). The rooms are spacious, with tall ceilings and large windows, so you never feel closeted in or crowded. The staff is incredibly helpful and friendly, they...

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

Hi Sofía R, Thank you for taking the time to write us a a lovely review. We are very happy to hear your positive feedback about our breakfast, facilities, our staff and the social common room. We hope you had a wonderful time exploring Singapore and hanging out in our hostel. See you again next time! Cheers, Samantha

Rotterdam
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed in this hostel a couple nights. The staff is amazing, they are willing to help with anything. The MRT is far away, the bus is somewhat closer but the bus system is just not as easy as MRT. The breakfast is simple, but very nice. My room (20 bed dorm) was quite smelly and the toilet in the...

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

Hi chantalvandertoorn, Thank you for writing us a review. We are glad to hear your positive feedback regarding our staff, service and free breakfast. We agree with you that taking buses can be slightly more challenging than taking the MRT, but the bus ride also gives you a nice look into Singapore's different neighbourhoods, schools, and even the national stadium....

Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing place! - Huge common area with everything you would ever need - couches, pool, computers, tables and even netflix! - Staff is incredibly friendly and will happily give you extensive information for the city. Also, everywhere in the hostel they have tons of advice and tips for singapore hanging around. - We never felt pressured into booking a tour...

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

Hi Mats K, Thank you for writing us an amazing review! We are happy that you enjoyed hanging out in our cozy common room and had a comfortable sleep in our hostel. We do our best to keep the hostel clean and it is great to hear your positive feedback. Our staff are always eager to share our knowledge about...

Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

In the middle of restaurants and a great common room, stayed in the female dorm. Hot water allday for tea and coffee. Very helpfull with info, Very clean, Only they could vacuüm the Floor of the female dorm more often..

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

Hi Marleen K, Thank you for writing us a review. We are glad that you had a good time staying with Betel Box and enjoyed our free flow of coffee and tea! Moving forward, we will ensure that the female dorm is vacuumed more often. We hope to have you here again in the future.

Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed for a week with a couple of friends,we had a blast! the place & surround it just fulfilled our social needs.super friendly staff and always at their best deliver. We Will definitely gonna come back in the near future.

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

Hi Dye H, Thank you for writing us a review. We are very happy to hear that you and your friends had such a great time staying in our hostel and enjoyed the social atmosphere here! We definitely look forward to hosting you guys again.

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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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • 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 - $78 (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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“Nice atmosphere”
 of 5 bubbles RebecaA576, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Choose 8 bed mix dorm or female dorm as less busy!”
 of 5 bubbles katefreuchen, 31 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Family room is big enough for four people. It´s also a great value.”
 of 5 bubbles Karoliina_86, 25 Jan 2016 | Read review
“8 bed dorms are nice!”
 of 5 bubbles 146maximilianw, 10 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Female dorm more cleaner! nicely made drawing room and cafe area!”
 of 5 bubbles pal2016, 9 Jan 2016 | Read review
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