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Backpackers Inside
Ranked #3 of 578 Speciality Lodging in Seoul
Certificate of Excellence
Shanghai, China
1 review
“Wise choice”
Reviewed 6 May 2014

Best location! Very very close to the Hyehwa metro station and airport shuttle bus station. Staffs are extremely nice. The atmosphere is home-like which makes guest become friends easily. There are loooots of restaurants and pubs and convenient stores all around. A lot of young people live in this are which is why I quite enjoy my stay in this location.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

A lovely hostel, friendly and helpful staff.
Great atmosphere, good location, and lots of good recommendations from staff on where to eat, drink, be merry, etc.
Could not ask for much more in a hostel, would highly recommend to anyone visiting Seoul.

  • Stayed April 2014
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Penang Island, Malaysia
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

It's very comfortable hostels. The dorm is clean and warm. The staff are super friendly. I never regret to stay at this hostel. When i stayed for 7 days and i feel this hostel like my home. Thanks jiyeon ,min,mia and brit. I will come back again !!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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Hong Kong, China
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64 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2014

Super helpful staff and clean rooms are what make this Hostel an ideal place to stay in Seoul. The staff waited up for me even though my flight was delayed, and still took the time to sort me out for my early morning tour. I stayed in the deluxe single. While there isn't anything particularly "deluxe" about the room, it did have everything I needed. Small, but very clean and with its own nice bathroom and great hot shower. The area is also extremely convenient. Just a short walk to the metro and famous palaces. The streets around the hostel are filled with tons of cool little coffee shops and restaurants. Across the street from the Hostel is a 7-11.
I can honestly say that I'd recommend this place without hesitation.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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Incheon, South Korea
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2014

The most comfortable hostels in seoul, pleasant with a friendly staff, very cozy, a place that is easy to reach and located in an area that is easy to travel, I will be back!! back here again again and again, so in love with this hostel! GO GO GO INSIDE!! ^^ ( ^ _ ^)∠☆PAN!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2014

Min and Brit help me book my flight and ferry to and from Jeju when I couldn't get my credit card to work. Thanks to them I didn't have to worry about my next couple of stops! One of the best hostels I've stayed at. I will stay here again next time I'm in Seoul.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed 13 April 2014

I stayed in Backpackers Inside twice.
First time I booked a single room and when I came they said to у there were no such rooms available and gave me FOR FREE deluxe room with my own shower, hair dryer! It was such a wonderful surprise.
The second time I stayed in the common dormitory, it is really nice, you can share your experience with other travellers. The only thing I wish there should be a boiler in the other building as it is in the main building to drink clean water.
Free breakfast included in price, eggs, toasts, jam, butter, coffee, it was really convenient.
And as for the atmosphere! It's very friendly, you feel like home. The people working there are totally nice, you can ask them questions about the main korean tourist sites and they will surely help you. I booked the trip to DMZ though them and had real good time exploring the area.
I recommend this place for individual travellers and groups of friends.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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Property: Backpackers Inside
Address: 2F, 5 Sungkyunkwanro 4gil | Jongnogu, Seoul 110-532, South Korea
Region: South Korea > Seoul
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 578 Speciality Lodging in Seoul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Backpackers Inside 2*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy a comfortable stay and real Korean lifestyle when you stay at Backpackers INSIDE. We are located in the heart of Daehangno, a historical, cultural, and shopping center (Dongdaemun) of Jongro in Seoul. It is only a five minute walk from the bus stop and the subway station.Meet the other travelers from all over the world (we accept only foreign traveller), while sharing a cup of espresso in our fully-equipped kitchen or playing Wii in our cabin-like common room[Reception Policy]We accept only foreign traveller.(Bookings made by Koreans will be cancelled by us, I am sorry for that)If you don't send us your arrival time again to us individually, your booking will be cancelled without notice.Without our confirmation mail, your booking is not 100% confirmed. Check in: ~10pm(After midnight check in, your booking cancelled automatically except informed to our staff.)Check out : ~11amOur super friendly and attentive staff can provide you with information on the city of Seoul, tours and attractions, and other general information on the rest of Korea ... more   less 
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