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“Cosy but inadequate”
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Seoul Backpackers
Ranked #214 of 591 Specialty Lodging in Seoul
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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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Additional Information about Seoul Backpackers

Address: 205-125 Namchang-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul 100-051, South Korea
Location: South Korea > Seoul
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #214 of 591 Specialty Lodging in Seoul
Price Range: $36 - $97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 40
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