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5 Sungkyunkwan-ro-4-gil, Jongrogu, Seoul, South Korea

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730 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 95%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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The staff is very friendly and accommodating. The location of the hostel is very strategic. You can walk to and from the subway station (Hyehwa, exit 4) and stop by the shops along the way. The only "problem" in this hostel is that the walls are really thin that you can actually hear the people from the other room talk and whisper. Other than that, the hostel is very nice and the people are trustworthy. Overall, my friend and I enjoyed our 2 nights stay in Backpackers INSIDE.

  • 18th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Philippines
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


I stayed in this hostel for 2 nights, one of the nicest i have ever stayed in. brilliant value for money, clean rooms, good facilities and free breakfast! i will definitely be back when i next stay in Seoul. the staff we brilliant and very helpful with providing local knowledge and guidance. if you want a relaxed homely quiet hostel this is perfect.


Stayed for almost two weeks! Great place to be, nice people and good atmosphere!

  • 30th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Really nice place. The hosts are lovely helpful people. Chilled out common area, cooking facilities for you to use and dorms are also good. Nice clean place, good location (right next to subway and bus stop), had a great stay. Would come back!


I stayed at Backpackers Inside for a week and would have happily stayed a month. Cozy, chill vibe, the most helpful staff (Mia), walking distance from most highlights of Seoul, near a university so cheap tasty food, and all around awesome place. Also free breakfast - need I say more?


A solid hostel in a good part of seoul. No complaints at all - and very good value!


We enjoyed our stay here. The beds are a little tough and the room quite small, but you get an excellent value for your money.


There are better places for the same amout of money in Seoul. The atmosphere is okay, but the dorms and the lounge are very tiny.


5 min walk away from the subway station, very clean rooms and washrooms, great social setting and hosts!


I was assigned to stay in another building which takes few minutes to walk to. a bit disappointed as the room is different from the pictures and the roof of that building is ugly. there are two washrooms but one is so small and the shower sucks, also doesn't have shampoo and body wash. breakfast is offered in the main building only, so it takes time, (and one cannot wear pyjamas since you need to cross the street) to have breakfast. lucky that i met nice roommates in my dorm and had good time.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Guest, First of all , I feel sorry that your uncomfortable stay with us. Please let me explain something for you. 1) we don't offer any shampoo & body wash for 6 years. 2) Room : that time we are over booked so I offer you room upgrade from 6 bed to 4 bed dorm. 3) Shower : Yes, one is small I agree...and I fixed shower, so it should be better than before. 4) Breakfast time is 8am~10am, and I think most of guest take breakfast just before their morning trip with proper clothes.

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