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Backpackers Inside

5, Sungkyunkwan-ro 4-gil, Jongno-gu 2th Floor, Seoul 03074 South Korea
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 10/03/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 10/03/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#10 of 1,542 Specialty lodging in Seoul
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Enjoy a comfortable stay and real Korean lifestyle when you stay at Backpackers INSIDE. We are located in the heart of Daehangno, a historical, cultural, and shopping center (Dongdaemun) of Jongro in Seoul. It is only a five minute walk from the bus stop and the subway station.Meet the other travelers from all over the world (we accept only foreign traveller), while sharing a cup of espresso in our fully-equipped kitchen or playing Wii in our cabin-like common room[Reception Policy]We accept only foreign traveller.(Bookings made by Koreans will be cancelled by us, I am sorry for that)If you don't send us your arrival time again to us individually, your booking will be cancelled without notice.Without our confirmation mail, your booking is not 100% confirmed. Check in: ~10pm(After midnight check in, your booking cancelled automatically except informed to our staff.)Check out : ~11amOur super friendly and attentive staff can provide you with information on the city of Seoul, tours and attractions, and other general information on the rest of Korea
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Shared kitchen
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Korean


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Grade: 95 out of 100
53Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
9Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
401Reviews7Q+A58Room tips
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Ronja Velder wrote a review Mar 2020
2 contributions
Backpackers inside is an absolutely amazing place to stay. It's super clean and cozy and the staff are the nicest people and will help you to find your way around Seoul. The location is great too! I will definitely come back :)
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
Response from blank82, 오너 at Backpackers Inside
Responded Mar 11, 2020
thx for your review. enjoy your stay in Busan and see you again, regards min
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Alvaro N wrote a review Feb 2020
8 contributions
The place is very clean, calm, cozy and the staff member very lovely, the area is so nice and easy to move around, thanks to Min the boss of the place for such a warm welcome and early check in, made me feel at home, i reccommend to everyone and i will definitely go back to his place soon Backpackers inside saranghae 아리
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
Response from blank82, 오너 at Backpackers Inside
Responded Feb 21, 2020
thxs for your review. i will keep warm hostel for all travellers. hope to see you again. regards Min
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Derick Guillarte wrote a review Jan 2020
Makati, Philippines70 contributions4 helpful votes
My 5th time to visit Seoul and 4th time to stay here. The staff are friendly and accomodating. The location is excellent. A lot of restaurants and shops nearby. There's also a cinema. A lot of tourist spots walking distance from the place.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
Response from blank82, 오너 at Backpackers Inside
Responded Jan 20, 2020
hope to see you again for 5th time. it take 5~10mins from here to palaces, and cinema (CGV), subwaystation. i also love this area.
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AnnaC15486 wrote a review Jan 2020
Seoul, South Korea1 contribution
I really enjoyed my time at Backpackers Inside. The staff were friendly and the accommodation was clean, well-organised and comfortable. It's also in a great location, close to a very beautiful palace, and with lots of good shops nearby.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: I rented a private room and it was simple but comfortable and had everything you need.
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Martin JH wrote a review Jan 2020
Seoul, South Korea1 contribution
It was one of the best guest houses I have every stayed in Seoul. Of course you could find fines guest houses around Seoul. But this one what I liked was silent, clean and friendly staff. But I couldn't see shampoo and body wash in the bath room.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Response from INSIDE-SEOUL, 오너 at Backpackers Inside
Responded Jan 15, 2020
Thank you for your review. Appreciate. Here INSIDE is sometimes silent, sometimes quite active.. defend on the guests. (but we are not a party-hostel) . As we are budget backpackers , we don't offer shampoo & body wash. so please bring your own things.
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South KoreaSeoulHyehwa-dong / Jongno-gu
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Frequently Asked Questions about Backpackers Inside
Which popular attractions are close to Backpackers Inside?
Nearby attractions include Mix & Malt (0.1 miles), Munmyo (0.09 miles), and Sunday Filipino Market (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Backpackers Inside?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at Backpackers Inside?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Backpackers Inside?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hyehwa Dodam, Persian Palace, and PubMad.
Are any cleaning services offered at Backpackers Inside?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Backpackers Inside?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Korean.
Are there any historical sites close to Backpackers Inside?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Gyeongbokgung Palace (1.2 miles), Changdeokgung Palace (0.5 miles), and Seoul City Wall (0.7 miles).