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“Great location, reasonable price and helpful staff” 4 of 5 stars
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Seoul Backpackers
2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   205-125 Namchang-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul 100-051, South Korea   |  
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Ranked #127 of 380 Specialty Lodging in Seoul
KL, Malaysia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great location, reasonable price and helpful staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

I have a great stay at this hostel for 3 nights. The hostel is near to Nadaemon Market, just walking distance with many eateries.

The room is clean and spaces compare with the previous budget hostel that I stayed before.

Very near to subway station too, once you know how to take the subway, it's easy to explore Seoul.

The staff are very helpful to check for us the direction to places that we wanna visit. One thing not so convenient is you have to re-confirm 4 times with them to secure your room.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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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Singapore, Singapore
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

The hostel is a nice cosy, budget accommodation for all. Room is clean and hotel is accessible if you know the right direction from the subway station. Staff is approachable and helpful. Many many eateries surrounding the hostel too. However, toilet was remarkably empty with no hooks, hangers, bars or shelves. No space to place any toiletries, towels or clothing.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

a nice and clean hotel that located near to the city.
easy to access, and reasonable price, very suitable for backpackers!
the staff here is very nice to approach, you can ask for any travel information with them, and they are very glad to assist.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

I am experience travel from Australia and would not recomend booking this hostel.
The hostel is very shabby ( for example the toilet dispenser fell off the wall ), sewer gases leaked into the bathroom and antiquated box television did not work normally. Location is not that exceptional and hostel is in a very narrow alley way where you have to defend your self from speeding motorbikes.
I moved out second day and relocated to Applebackpackers .... 38,000 KRW single bed room with double bed ( near Insadong ) in quiet neighbour hood, excellent location to all Seoul attractions and close to metro ( you are only 9 min from Seoul Station ) which is very cheap 1000 KRW per trip . I was only going to stay 2 days @ Apple backpackers, but stayed 6 days because the Apple backpackers is spotless clean, very comfortable beds and good english is spoken.

Happy travels from tom of .....Melbourne....

Room Tip: If you wish to enjoy your stay in Seoul.... at all cost..... avoid Seoul backpackers ...45,000 KRW h...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Muar, Malaysia
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4 hotel reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

I stayed in Seoul Backpackers for 3 days before departing to Jeju. It's very near to subway. Make sure you took Exit 4 at Hoehyeon station cos it's the nearest exit. I booked triple room and it's quite spacious. They provide free tea and coffee but no breakfast. You can also do laundry with charge of KRW5,000. There is an elevator so for those who have big luggage with you, no need to worry. Receptionist is very helpful. Namdaemun market is just across the street, you can go there every night. I have tried walk from Myeong-dong to this guest house, it is reachable but not recommended :P. Overall, it's a very basic hostel and you got what you paid for.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Had a great time going around in Seoul. A memorable 4N/5D stay. The staff were great. Clean place, good value for money. Only 3min walk to the subway station. The Nandaemun market is just across the street.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

This hostel was conveniently located few minutes from the subway. Basically, if you just need a place to drop your stuffs and be out all day to experience Seoul this is it! Not to be worried though, staff speaks limited english but is very accommodating with our DMZ tour arrangement. They have a driver who picks you up from hostel to DMZ meet up point. Overall, it was nice experience. Free coffee/tea except that they didn't put any toiletries/towel on our bathroom, glad we got our travel kit items. Definitely this hostel is a good value for money.

Room Tip: We stayed on ground floor area and prefers privacy on my room.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 205-125 Namchang-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul 100-051, South Korea
Location: South Korea > Seoul
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #127 of 380 Specialty Lodging in Seoul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Seoul Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 40
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