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Haikou Banana International Youth Hostel

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  • Wonderful Location
  • Helpful Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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  • Wonderful Location
  • Helpful Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness

Property Description

Located in Haikou city, Banana Property is the best option for people who want a good value place to sleep.

Haikou Banana Hostel was opened by an English man and his Chinese wife in 2007. We are the first official International Youth Property opened by a foreigner in the whole of China. We are also the first Hostel in Haikou.

We offer simple, clean rooms. You can stay in either the dormitory or a private room. Our rooms consist of a bed, desk, private shower, toilet and sink etc. Some rooms have Chinese style toilet while others have Western style. All rooms have air-con and TV.

All rooms have FREE Wi-Fi.

The ground floor is a communal area. There is free wi-fi, a TV with large collection of DVDs, pool table, ping-pong, internet computers and a small garden area where you can sit outside. We also have probably the biggest collection of English language books for exchange in the whole of Hainan (200-300 books).

We have simple western food served from 08:00 - 12:45 in the mornings and in the evenings Wednesday to Sunday 18:00 -21:00 we have authentic Italian pizza and pasta.

Look at a map of Haikou and you can see the Banana hostel is located in a geographically interesting area in the north of Haikou called Haidian Island (海甸岛, Hǎi diān dǎo). It is actually a separate island about 3 x 5 km in size. 30 years ago Haidian Island was little more than a fishing village and grazing pasture. Today Haidian Island is rapidly developing and has become a popular, convenient place to stay.

1.7 km to the north of Banana Property is the new Baishamen Park, stroll a few hundred metres through the park and you arrive at the sea. Walk 1km south of Banana Property and you arrive at Haidian River, where lots of traditional wooden fishing boats anchor. In the afternoon the boats return and sell their catch in small markets on the river shore. Cross the bridge over the river and you arrive at the Bell Tower (钟楼, Zhōng lu) and the start of the historic old centre of Haikou. Here you can explore the maze like network of the distinctive decaying Qilou architecture and find real life community temples hidden in the back alleys. You can also discover weird and exotic food for sale at the Dong Men market in this area (live Cobra snakes for example). Continue south and you will see East Lake and Haikou Park. If you are interested in Chinese martial arts you can see local practitioners of Push Hands (推手, Tuīshǒu) at Haikou Park in the morning. Cross the road from the park and you are in one of the main busy shopping areas.

Banana Property suggests you rent one of our bikes and cycle through the city to the west coast. You must be careful cycling through the city, but after a few kilometers there is a long coastal path with the sea, beach, and palm trees in sight.

Banana Property is very close to the main campus of Hainan University (海南大学, Hǎinn dxu). If you want to improve your Mandarin, the University has lessons for foreigners of all levels. We are less than 1km from both the south and east gate entrances. The south gate entrance (南门, Nan men) is also a bustling street food area. In the evening there are many street snack foods to try. There is also a long line of tropical fruits stalls, Chinese restaurants, and a KFC on the same road.

If you want to try the local beer, Heping Avenue (和平大道, Heping dadao) Bar Street is just 1km to the east of Banana Hostel. Here there are many small local style bars serving beer from around 6RMB. These bars open in the evening and stay open late. In the evening many small BBQs also open. You can get fresh BBQ seafood, chicken, sweetcorn etc for very reasonable prices.

If you want an inexpensive place to sleep and maybe meet some other people, you are welcome to stay at the Haikou Banana Hostel.
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Facilities

Free
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Free WiFi
  • Free Internet Access
General
  • Security Lockers
  • Common Room
  • Bicycle Parking
  • BBQ
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Book Exchange
  • Hot Showers
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Hair Dryers
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Microwave
  • Washing Machine
  • Steam Room
Services
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Luggage Storage
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
Entertainment
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi

Cancellation Policy

Deposit Only rates

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay


Non-refundable rates

Your booking is non-refundable. If you choose to cancel your booking, or in the case of a no-show, you will still be charged the full cost of your booking.

Latest Review

" Generally this hostel was fine. The guy behind the counter is lovely, not great English but a really nice guy. The room was a bit messy and there is no door to the shower/bathroom. On occasion I could actually see the person using the toilet when I was in bed, probably the most awkward eye contact experience I've ever had ha ha ha ha. The reception is not 24 open 24 hours. Would stay again though. "

- Anonymous
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