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Seoul Backpackers

205-125 Namchang-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul 100-051, South Korea
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Ranked #128 of 380 Specialty Lodging in Seoul
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the 4rd times i stay in this hostel.. so its kinda second home for me.. the hotel is clean.. the staff/owner is friendly and the most important is the location is very strategic.. infront of namdaemum market (so before i go home i can buy strawberry hahaha).. only 2 or 3 minutes from hyeon station so when i... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Me and my hubby stay two nights at Seoul Backpacker. Reasonable price at such nice location. Even not located at main road but near to train station (less than 5 mins walk). A lot of cafe nearby and also convenient store. Staff is so friendly and helpful. Room are big and clean.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Me and a friend stayed here on October 20-26, 2013. Thanks to lonely planet that mentioned this hostel in the book. I need to stay in the great locations that pretty close to train station, because we have planned to visit another cities using KTX. The hostel is pretty close to Hoehyeon station (appr. 3 minutes of walking) and 10... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Stayed here for 10 days. Firstly, it wasn't that easy to find due to it being in a small street and there was only a small A4 size paper signage pasted outside a convenience store on the main road. The locals around the area couldn't exactly pinpoint us to the correct location as well. Upon entering the guesthouse, it had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

My first stay in this hostel in 2012 and i feel like home, very clean, the staff in friendly, and near hwehyeon subway station and in the winter time they can heat up the floor so not to worry about cold. So when i go to seoul i will stay in this hostel feel like my second home

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This hostel is very well situated (right next to Hoehyeon tube station and Nandaemun Market) although a little difficult to find at first. It is also very close to N Seoul Tower. Even though it is located in central Seoul, the rooms are very quiet, clean and comfortable. The service is good, but communicating in English can sometimes be a... More 

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We have stayed there on 10th April 2014 for 4 days 3 nights. It was a bit hard to get there at the 1st time since this is our 1st experience in South Korea. However, the hostel is a good location due to close to the Hoehyeon Station (Exit 4), Nandaemun Market, and also N Seoul Tower. It was very... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We stayed at Seoul Backpackers from April 13 to April 20, 2014. We arrived at the hostel around 7 a.m. However, we learned that the hostel opens at 8 a.m. So we waited for an hour to arrange our stay and deposit our luggage. It's very accessible since it's located near Hoehyeon Station (Exit 4) and Nandaemun Market. Lotte Mart... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This was the first time i have ever stayed in a hostel/back packers type accomodation, and was only due to the fact my budget was restricted as i was travelling onto Tokyo. I must admit i was pleasantly surprised by this place. The location is very convinient and literally a 2 minute walk from Hoehyeon station. Its also right opposite... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Very slow and lousy service. Staff wanted to collect more than what was reserved,and had to be pointed out to its website to furnish proper charge. The check-in at 2pm is also very elastic timing. We ended up waiting at the barren lobby for more than 1 hour!

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