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“Reasonable hostel”
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Seoul Backpackers
Ranked #144 of 551 Specialty Lodging in Seoul
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“Reasonable hostel”
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
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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
Reviewed May 1, 2013 via mobile

This is my first experience staying in backpackers & it has been a pleasant experience. We stayed at the 2nd floor (family room), where there's a queen sized bed & 2 bunk beds. Enough for 4 people.
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- location : near subway. Get out from Hoehyeon station & exit at line 4. The hostel is just a short distance from the exit. If u exit at line 1, it will lead u directly at Namdaemun market
- wifi : available (2 PCs are available near the reception area)
- coffee, tea & water available
- English speaking front desk attendants.
- elevator : for those with big luggages, this is good news!
- walking distance : to myeongdong shopping area (about 10-15 mins walk)

Advice :
- bring own towels becoz only a small face towel is provided
- bring own shower gel, shampoo, toothpaste & whatever required to be utilized in the bathroom

  • Stayed April 2013
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Prague, Czech Republic
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11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
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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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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kuala lumpur
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39 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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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Property: Seoul Backpackers
Address: 205-125 Namchang-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul 100-051, South Korea
Location: South Korea > Seoul
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #144 of 551 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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