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Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
Reviewed 13 November 2016 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 13 November 2016

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 8 November 2016

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.

Milan, Italy
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

This place is very good. The area, even if not SG central, is nice, full of restaurants and bars. A park is near, I took the hostel rental bike and it was a great day. Breakfast is free and good. The staff is simply excellent. Highly recommended.

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

Hi MirkoSpino, Thank you for writing us a great review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed trying the amazing food in our neighbourhood and had a great time exploring East Coast Park on our bicycle. It was lovely having you here and we look forward to hosting you again.

Singaraja, Indonesia
Reviewed 25 October 2016

I am a repeat guest on this hostel, currently on my fourth stay. I return for the fantastic freebies I get and some small intangible stuff that makes my stay here enjoyable. My stays are for a week or two and the longer stays translate to attractive discounted prices. As guest, I get to use a gym less than 3...

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

Hi edgar b, Thank you for taking the time to write us this lovely review. We do our best to ensure that all our guests have a comfortable stay with us, and it is very heartening to hear your positive feedback. We are glad that you loved hanging out in the common room, and also found time to explore the...

Fort Worth, Texas
Reviewed 15 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...

Colombo
Reviewed 27 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.

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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!

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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 - $76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Betel Box Hostel 1*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Wifi is only available in the reception area, not in rooms.”
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“Female room, spacious and proper.”
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“I took the female dorm. It is spacious and has a window and as I realized in my trip this is something the most dorms don't have.”
 of 5 bubbles JanaKrz, 3 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I always stay in the Female Dorm which is quite satisfactory”
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“Nice atmosphere”
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