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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you want a quiet, cheap and cozy place to stay in Seoul then this hostel is for you. I stayed here for 4 nights as a solo traveler. Good points: 1. Room - I stayed in a solo room which has its own T&B, big bed, TV, hair dryer and toiletries. The T&B is quite small but if you... More 

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Thank Bonna C
Shanghai, China
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Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Banana Backpackers is a great Backpackers to stay at when in Seoul. It's about 10 to 15 minute walk from a subway and should you need a cab, you can easily find one or the Backpackers will call one for you (note that there is a call fee charged to you final cab fee). The Backpackers itself is clean, they... More 

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Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

The position is near (0.6 km) to a subway station, and less than 10 minutes away from the train station. It's in a very quiet position. Rooms are comfortable but not too big, but we had a big table, private bathroom wasn't small but wasn't very good either, a little neglected. The common kitchen is big, and you can have... More 

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jakarta
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Reviewed 31 August 2016

This lodging has a pretty strategic location, quite near from anguk station. we follow the instruction from their website, but couple days later we find another exit which is closer to the hostel. Staff are helpful and speak english very well. The bathroom is really small, but still acceptable. My favorite spot is their lounge, it quite cozy.

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Mountain Home, Idaho
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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

The single rooms have a large double bed, air con, and an attached "wet room" (bathroom with shower head and drain). Towels and linens are provided and you're able to swap dirty for clean right away, no need to contact the staff. There is also a shelf of toiletries donated by past occupants. The bed had 4 pillows! Yay, but... More 

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Reviewed 21 July 2016

My mum and I have no regrets on choosing Banana Backpackers as the place to stay during our visit in Korea. The place was clean, organized, and pretty strategic. The staff were very nice and they speak English very well and very helpful! My mum and I brought a lot of stuff and our luggage was heavy, but the staff... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 July 2016

I stayed here for a week. Their kitchen and public spaces are always clean and the staff are very friendly. The terrace has great view. I would recommend the Banana backpackers to those who seeking for a quiet and nice place to stay in Seoul.

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Thank Hellen_Liu
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4 reviews
Reviewed 11 June 2016

We stayed here 5 days in April, we're all like it, it's easy to go Banana from station, there is bus local in front of Banana, there are many restaurants in near, specially jajangmyun! :) I ate tiwce. We booked room for three but had a room for four, bed was good, pilow so soft, it's quite, we slept well.... More 

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Thank Hoai P
Quezon City, Philippines
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Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed at Banana Backpackers for 8 Nights. We had a pleasant stay at this hostel since it is near line 4 station (Yong-san middle and high school) and most of the tourist attractions are accessible from the hostel. Also, the place is near restaurants and stores. The hostel is quiet as well. It has amenities such... More 

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Fairview Park, Ohio
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

Friendly place with excellent staff. Facilities are well maintained, very clean. Lots of free stuff. Small, but functional kitchen. Good for the Environment. Small gym in the terrace, with view to the N. Seoul tower. Nice private rooms with bathroom

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Banana Backpackers is a cozy property offering comfortable, affordable accommodation in Seoul. Banana backpackers is located near Seoul station just only 5 minutes distance by car. Also It's very convenient place where it takes just 7 minutes from Sookmyung Women Univ. Station by walking. Using metro Line No.4, You can get to Namdaemun Market, Myeongdong Shopping Area, Dongdaemun Market each 4, 6, 10 minutes taken. The place is just near Seoul N tower which is the great landmark of Seoul. And, Itaewon street, Gyungridan-gil, National museum of Korea, War memorial of Korea is near Banana backpackers, You can feel and experience the diverse culture of Seoul like Music + performing arts, History, Shopping, Sightseeing. Our rooms each have their own complete bathroom, hair dryer, TV, air conditioning and floor heating systems. And you may rest and cure your heart from the busy metropolis with fantastic view of Mt. Namsan N Tower at our lovely terrace. Free coffee and tea, hair shampoo & rinse, internet (wireless) and laundry are included in the price as well. Also, we have a fully-equipped kitchen and the pretty and friendly lounge inside. And provide you free blankets, bed covers, pillow cases and towels even free luggage storage service. We have no curfew or lock-out time. The place looks like A treasure island as it is, your trip will be more precious and beautiful with staying. - Banana backpackers ... more   less 

Additional Information about Banana Backpackers

Address: 7, Duteopbawi-ro 25-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 04336, South Korea
Region: South Korea > Seoul
Price Range: $41 - $83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Banana Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 21
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“Corner suites are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles Hellen_Liu, 14 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Walking distance to Metro, 3 bus lines at the door”
 of 5 bubbles carlosjulio1968, 25 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Room with own bathroom”
 of 5 bubbles larahkristine, 9 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the one on the ground floor...by the kitchen.”
 of 5 bubbles V7857QNjohnc, 29 Feb 2016 | Read review
“If you bring a big and heavy luggage asked them for the lowest level room ... the stairs was narrow ..”
 of 5 bubbles Chenbatiq2, 22 Dec 2015 | Read review
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