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Haikou Banana International Youth Hostel

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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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. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.3

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 8.7


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    15 Feb 2018
    Everything is good and clean. They have lots of books also 不错👍值得住!开了十几年的老店
    China, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    08 May 2019
    Very friendly and helpful staff. Good social area with pool table and plenty of other tables. Allowed late check out too in order to help us out.
    England, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    07 May 2018
    Nice hostel. The staff was helpful and spoke English. A very large common area to hang out and socialize with a pool table, books, games, and DVDs. Unfortunately, there were not many people around during my stay. The facilities were good, hot shower, wifi, and clean. I would stay again. The breakfast was a good deal for 28rmb.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1

    Superb

    26 Dec 2017
    This is one of the best hostels I've stayed at in China. It is one of the two cleanest I've stayed at. The staff are really friendly and the environment is nice. They speak English and are informative. There are handouts of maps and other traveler information at the desk. There is entertainment and food. The downfall is that this hostel is extremely difficult to find and the directions on hostelworld, though specific, aren't quite accurate. Also, the beds are a little hard.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    25 Jan 2018
    Great, great security. The staff and the rooms themselves had kind of a strange vibe. When I stayed, there were multiple children (about 10 years old) staying in my room unsupervised.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    26 Jan 2017
    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.
    Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    28 May 2018
    We chose this hostel because we read the good recommandations about the international atmosphere, friendly, helpful, english speaking staff and good travel tips for visiting the island. As we were traveling in off season, we got relly disappointed with that. The lady at the front desk only spoke rudimental English. Even though we speak chinese and could communicate with her, she was not helpful at all with recommanding sights or telling us more about the buses to the center of Hainan.
    Germany, All Male Group, 18-24
  • 6.6

    Good

    26 Sep 2017
    Can't really recommend this place. The receptionist can barely speak English and couldn't help me find my way to the airport. Also, they advertise for renting bikes and doing like an island trip with the bike but their bikes are barely functional and nobody can really tell what route best to take. And on top of that I saw a cockroach sneeking under my bed in the dorm room.
    Germany, Male, 25-30
  • 6.3

    Good

    12 Nov 2017
    Super difficult to find. Taxi got lost and took 1.5 hours to find. Directions and address only in English not Chinese and the taxi driver could work it out. Suggested Chinese directions and address....
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 2.9

    Rating

    14 Jan 2017
    No English spoken, wrong travel information given with severe consequences......the clueless staff know nothing,dont ask. Room dirty and grotty, cliquey Chinese clientele/staff (i use the term loosely). Great Italian food served with a smile - the only one in the place. Avoid this place, its depressing.......
    England, Female, 41+
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Facilities

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


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