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Seoul Backpackers
Ranked #214 of 587 Specialty Lodging in Seoul
Reviewed March 27, 2013

Convenient location, easy to reach from Seoul station, very close to Namdaenum market and a metro station, also walking distance to the central Seoul Plaza.

The room has new wallpapers, but the furniture is old and shabby (the TV table looked like it would crush under the TV any second). Bed, pillow and blankets were comfortable for a 1 night stay, but the sheets were stained a little. Bathroom is very basic - medium size towels available upon request.

There are computers, fridge, water dispenser and some coffee/tea available in the lobby. Also wi-fi (didn't try it - it didn't reach my room).

Staff on duty during my short stay spoke English very well.

Overall, not really cheap for a hostel, but in the end I was satisfied.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 27, 2013

stayed in here for 7 nights last week and traveled with my best friend.. the location is good and reachable,near from Seoul station, namdaemun market, myeongdong and you can reach city hall only by walk..
the room and bathroom is ok and comfortable enough...
the staff is very helpful and kind. i asked them about many things (hehe i'm sorry) and they can speak english well.
and the best place to get WiFi connection is in computer room..ahaha and there is also a free phone for international call.

good city, good place and good people.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 15, 2013

Stayed for 3 nights here at namdaemun branch - our room was a triple although we booked a double. It was located on the 6th floor, where u have to climb some stairs after taking elevator to the 5th floor. Not very convenient when you have big luggage.

Room: Small but functional, individual aircon, bed sheet not very clean, toilet & hot water is fine,no kettle to boil water but there is drinking machine on first floor

Facilities: it was raining one day and i was able to borrow an umbrella for 600won deposit? can't remember well but it was FOC. Wifi,Free pc for usage and a fridge to share, luggage storage available, bring your own toiletries and towel

Location: 3 minutes from Hoehyeon station exit 4 (stairs) + a bit steel hill to the guesthouse, 5-7 minutes to Millennium Hilton KAL limousine bus stop W15000 one way, Hotel to guest house is fine but from guest house to hotel is a real pain when u have to carry your luggage up the super steel hill to reach the bus stop! As the location is near namdaemun market, many eateries around the area and shopping is good for mid age women.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank fayyong
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Reviewed February 1, 2013

I've stayed at SEOUL BACKPACKERS (Namdaemun) on 23rd-27th January 2013. This place are really good for a big family like us. The family room are awesome although small in size. My wife and 4 of my kids are so happy. Free WiFi and free computers also help us to continue our communication wuth relatives in Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia (FB of course :)

Thirsty? No problem because this place provided free hot and cold water!

This Seoulbackers also very near to SUBWAY and make us easy to move from 1 place to another place. This place also very near to Namdaemon Market (u can find lots of lots of stuffs here with reasonable price!). Its also a foot away from main station - SEOUL STATION that connect to the Incheon Airport via Express Train!

Miss SEOUL very much!

Room Tip: Good room if you go holiday with your family! :)
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank kakikujalanjalan
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Reviewed December 8, 2012

Plus factors-Good location, nearby to the subway
English-speaking staff, free wifi, free overseas call, free coffee/tea, spacious bathroom, satisfactory cleanliness, Laundry service available for 5k Won.
Cons- a bit pricey for a backpacker outfit-we a famlly of two adults and 2 children paying about 80k won per night for 6 nights, with the 7th night complimentary.
The room we had was a bit tight, with a double bed and a bunk bed. no closet or place to hang clothes.
This is a place you can stay for more than one night. But do try other places on a second trip to Seoul.
Seoul is quite tourist friendly. Tourist assistants available in the streets. Just ask them (fluent English-speaking) for assistance and information. Sometimes they approach you if you seem to be undecided-great for travellers not on guided tours). Tourist sites are very clean, including the restrooms, even those in the restaurants.

Room Tip: Higher floor rooms for more privacy and less noise.
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank srihartamas
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Reviewed November 17, 2012

a good hostel, clean and also spacious enough. the stuff very frendly to help out.
shop distance to numdemum MRT station.
near by also good food restaurant.
overall, convinience and worth of money to stay.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Tracy Y
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Reviewed November 13, 2012

The hotel sits right next to a subway station, which can be quite comfortable if you wish to hop on and hop off to see the city sights. Affordable as well at about $50 per night for a Double Room during non-peak season. They provide free coffee/tea, wifi and airport transfers at a good price. Overall, good service.

Room Tip: Get rooms at the 2nd floor for stronger wifi.
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Seoul Backpackers

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 #214 of 587 Specialty Lodging in Seoul
Price Range: $35 - $78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 40
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