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Korea Central Backpackers Reviews

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

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229 Total Reviews
  • 91%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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Excellent value for money with very helpful staff. Many thanks for arranging my city tour and providing a convenient and comfortable environment for my short stay.


Angelica & Yong very helpful during my trip last October/November. The hostel was comfortable and i will stay again at KCB.


Korea Central Backpackers is very close to Subway Station (3mins) but it is located in a very noisy area (just in front of cafe or bar), during whole night you hear how people drinking, arguing and crying. I have stayed in this hostel for 5 days, and the room was cleaned just once. The common room is so small, so you dont have place to hang out with other thavellers (only with those who are in your room). Slow Wi-fi. When the Hostel has rate over 85%, you expect much more.


Excellent location!!! It's just 5 minutes walk from Hyehwa Station, lots of shopping nearby and the university street is just opposite Hyehwa Station. Arko Art Center is there, lots of cafes, performances around that area too. Dongdaemun station is just one stop away and Myeongdong is also only four stops away. The owner of this Hostel, Yong is very friendly, helpful and he speaks good English too. Lastly, the bus to the Airport is just opposite Dunkin' Donuts,very convenient.

  • 24th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


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.


Excellent place to stay and helpful staff.

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