Haikou Banana International Youth Hostel Reviews
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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.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 41+
- (1 review)
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.
We had a private double room. It was well within reason in most every way, and was a very good deal for the money. The staff was having trouble keeping the WiFi working properly, so the Internet wasn't available as much as we would have liked, but they were actively fixing it whenever it was down. Good hostel overall.
This hostel has little to offer and is in a location and city with even less to offer. Skip this hostel, skip Haikou.
On their pinboard is much insider information about sights and food places. But it's better to ask again concerning the timetable of the public transportation. The dorm was big and clean with efficient aircon. The bathroom always had 2cm water on the floor and wasn't so nice. I met only one person who was able to speak English. But on the whole it's a good place to stay a few days.
Staff is very friendly- good facilities- location easy to find.