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London
Reviewed 21 December 2010

We arrived at seoul backpackers after a long journey on an icy midnight and after even the excellent cabbie had to make two phone calls to find this literal hole in the wall, we were stunned by the bad attitude these guys had, we were initially ignored by the two blokes running this dump, and mind you the "lobby" is...

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 3 December 2010

i stayed 5 nights and found the place to be so convenient - near to the subway station Hoehyeon, which is a bonus cause we travel a lot using the subway. staffs speak good english, helpful, has 2 PCs at the lobby, microwave, fridge. room & toilet was very clean. near convenient store (which dots the city). near the airport...

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Reviewed 11 November 2010

The stay is average except that the toilet is very smelly due to poor ventilation and flush leakage. Communal facility is bare minimal with no kitchen (not even knife to cut fruit). One a small counter (with drinking water) is available. Not all the reception staff is friendly though they can speak average English. The hostel provided free Wifi, but...

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Miryang
Reviewed 2 April 2010

My wife and I stayed here for two nights while in Seoul to run the marathon. This is supposed to be geared towards backpackers, but it is not. There is no place to eat or make food. They do have a microwave to heat the food up, but that's it. They offer a lounge with a PC. When we got...

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7Thank russellsfather
George Town, Malaysia
Reviewed 17 January 2010

Seoul Backpackers is a nice place to stay. The environment is clean and safe. The staff is friendly. Moreover, it is situated at a strategic location, opposite Nam Dae Mun and walking distance to MyeongDong and Nam Sam Park (N-Seoul Tower).

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Trondheim, Norway
Reviewed 9 November 2009

I was completely satisfied with my experience at Seoul Backpackers. The staff were helpful, the room (I stayed in a single room) was big and clean, and the hotel/hostel was located in a great location and just minutes from a subway station. Especially for the price, I would highly recommend this place.

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Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 29 October 2009

The guesthouse is located very close to Hwehyon subway station (Line 4) and its next stations are Seoul station and Myeongdong. I usually go to Myeongdong because it only takes no more than 15 minutes on foot. Across the street from Hwehyon station is Namdaemun market. The room and the bathroom are clean. The hallway and the building itself are...

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Kuala Lumpur
Reviewed 12 October 2009

Near to subway, airport shuttle bus, seoul station and shopping. Clean room and helpful staff. Free internet, wifi and intenational call for certain country. Better than some 3 star hotel. Would definely stay there again if going back to Seoul again.

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Manila
Reviewed 4 October 2009

It's located near the Seoul Station although the nearest subway is Hwehyon (Line 4). It is just across Namdaemon Market (shopping), walking distance to Myeong Dong (shopping!), and 2 subway stops to Dongdaemon (more shopping!). There are also a LOT of good places to eat. It's a bit pricier than normal but still affordable. Room is relatively clean but a...

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lokanin
Reviewed 13 July 2009

To be honest i was bit worried about staying in a hostel in Seoul but once checking in and seeing my room i felt really comfortable. Hostel was clean and secure and customer service was good. Great place for budget traveller.

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Additional Information about Seoul Backpackers

Address: 205-125 Namchang-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul 100-051, South Korea
Region: South Korea > Seoul
Price Range: ₹ 2,291 - ₹ 4,843 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Seoul Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 40
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“I was stayed in the 2nd floor and the free wifi wasn't really good, you need to go the lobby area to enjoy fast free wifi.”
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 of 5 bubbles MissLegolas, 5 Nov 2014 | Read review
“If you wish to enjoy your stay in Seoul.... at all cost..... avoid Seoul backpackers ...45,000 KRW hostel.”
 of 5 bubbles 3431tom, 22 Aug 2013 | Read review
“We stayed on ground floor area and prefers privacy on my room.”
 of 5 bubbles AyinF, 13 Jun 2013 | Read review
“Good room if you go holiday with your family! :)”
 of 5 bubbles kakikujalanjalan, 1 Feb 2013 | Read review
“Higher floor rooms for more privacy and less noise.”
 of 5 bubbles srihartamas, 8 Dec 2012 | Read review
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