matchbox the concept hostel chinatown singapore

Steeped in the history and culture of Singapore, Matchbox The Concept Hostel is installed in a three-storey conservation shophouse on a street that was once populated by old Chinese clubs and clan associations.

Matchbox has its heritage credentials down pat: this building is part of the Ning Yeung Wui Kuan, the oldest Chinese clan association in Singapore. Established in 1822, it was originally a temple and meeting hall for Cantonese immigrants. Now renovated to contain three rooms, two lounge areas and a pantry, the shophouse’s original structure, courtyard features and beams have been left standing, some exposed for that titbit of heritable authenticity.

Today, the area of Ann Siang Road is better known as an enclave of trendy hotels, cafés, restaurants and bars. Located in the cultural neighbourhood of Chinatown and a stone’s throw from the city centre, Matchbox has all the conveniences a traveller is looking for. 

We look forward to welcoming you to Matchbox The Concept Hostel, Singapore.





• breakfast
• WiFi internet access
• local phone calls
• use of foot and back massager
• bath amenities.

Our premise is fully equipped with
• CCTV and security alarm systems
• Library corner
• In-house movie selection
• Luggage room
• Vending Machine
• Laundry/drying facilities (chargeable)
• Pantry with fridge/microwave/toaster/kettle,
• Ironing facilities


We love to mingle! And we also understand the need to have a great rest at the end of the day. Wind down in the Matchbox Pod, your very own private space within a large community of backpackers.

Each pod is fitted with a comfy mattress, mattress protector, clothes bar, back rest, reading light, personal electrical plug and a privacy curtain.

Catch up with your readings on the Kindle, Skype your family, connect with friends on Instagram, and better yet, get fit and do some sit ups!


All that you've read in the guidebooks on Singapore is true!

There are several attractions you simply MUST visit, and we offer a 10% discount off the tickets to these places of attractions.

For the latest and best offers, please email or check with our friendly Reception officers.




We have a 48hr cancellation policy. Late cancellations and no-shows shall be charged the equivalent of the first two night's accommodation.