Haikou Banana International Youth Hostel Reviews
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I spent one night here, it was good overall. Beware the beds are hard but for the price was ok. The bathroom is a little bit too average. For some reason the WiFi was really slow. I had some issues with the internet. The kitchen opens at 8 am. They have a good pool table and books. Instructions to get there were clear.
Nice hostel, next to a bus stop to go to the city center. The room was big and clean and the bathroom as well
I arrived at 1am at the hostel and nobody was there. I had written them a mail before that I will arrive at that time and they had answered me that it is ok. But by the time I arrived nobody was there. Luckily I found the staff room and after knocking a few times loadly at the door the girl from the staff opened and gave me the Key to my room. Other than that the hostel is ok.
The direction given to find the hostel was useful. The staff was helpful. The room was good. The bus service was near to the hostel. It was a nice stay.
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- Female, 41+
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Despite Lonely Planet saying its the best hostel in Hainan-its not! But it gets an award for the hardest matresses in China! Rooms are small, only squat toilets and the staff is not helpful (directions are useless:" Just get a train there and then ask someone else").
With the semi-permanent residents it felt more like a guesthouse or house than a true backpackers. The food/pizza is amazing but there are limited activities except for cycling around the city/island. Atmosphere is definitely lacking.
Lost the key of the outside door. The boss didn't ask to repay it.. Nice boss, though i only saw him the first day I got there. Nice place to make friends as well
Overall I enjoyed my stay in this hostel. Room is big and clean. Easy to locate & acessible to public transport.