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Korea Central Backpackers Reviews

146-1 Myeongnyun 4-ga, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea

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224 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 88%Facilities

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The location is awesome- very close to a subway stop with tons of food and shops in the area. The staff are also friendly and helpful when you could find them. The bathrooms are small, but clean, for a small fee you can use the washing machine and dryer, towels are provided, and the wifi is ok. Lots of travel books and brochures are available in the common room. However, it is a little difficult to find, so print out a map before you get there (the directions provided are not very clear).

  • 25th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Lacking some public facilities like a phone and the computer was actually pretty dirty. Some spring cleaning would help the place a long way. Area is fantastic for its charm and just off the bustle. Very accessible to a lot of other places.


We love stay at Korea Central Backpackers because the guest house is very the korean. All facilities is provided and the owner and their staff also helpful to guided us as long as we stayed there. The guest house is very clean and well properly. We enjoyed staying there so much. Hope will come again there.

  • 4th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Good value for money. Do not expect too much for such price. Rooms however could be cleaner.


My cousin and I stayed in a double with its own bathroom. The room was clean and a comfortable size. The bathroom was clean. The shower head is connected to the sink, and unfortunately, the spray of the shower makes the toilet seat wet. We didn't stay in the room much except for sleeping. If you are a light sleeper, be aware that the hostel is next to some Korean-type bars so it can be loud when you're sleeping.Towels are provided free, and there is good WiFi. The location is excellent.


Our awesome trip to Korea was made even better by our good choice in accommodation. The staff here were exceptionally friendly and helpful, gave us useful advice and chatted with us a lot. We felt very relaxed and at-home here. The place was really clean and in a very convenient location, near lots of restaurants and bars, and a short walk or train ride from some major attractions. We'll definitely stay here again next time we visit Korea.

  • 26th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Hostel is one block from line 4 on the metro system, one of the best for easy access to everything, including the 3 important interurban rail stations (Cheongnyangni for the ITX and regular trains into the eastern and southcentral Mountains, Seoul for the primary KTX into the central heartland and Busan and AREX for a 43-minute flash trip to ICN, and Yongsan for the second KTX and rapid access down the western littoral to Mokpo), and one block from the stop for the airport limousine from ICN.

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Brenton~ Thank you for the great review~ I hope you see you again in the near future~ :D

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