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Haikou - Banana International YH

Villa 3-4, No. 6 Li Yuan Xiao,, No. 21 Ren Min Da Dao (Avenue), Haikou, 570000, China

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A small family run hostel in Haikou City, offering a great communal area, courtyard and bike rental.

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Haikou Hostel

Hostel Haikou

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Haikou Banana Youth Hostel offers a full range of accommodation from inexpensive dormitory rooms to small apartments complete with own kitchen. All our rooms have a private bathroom and shower.

Haikou Banana Youth Hostel is located on Haidian Island, in the north of Haikou city, Hainan Island. The tropical climate means that Haikou is often at its most bustling in the evening. On an evening on Haidian Island the streets fill up with tropical fruit stalls, outdoor bars, and many small outdoor restaurants selling various local dishes from BBQ’ed seafood to Chao Bing (a favorite snack for a warm evening which consists of the fruit of your choice blended and frozen before your eyes with a special device). There are also many modern outdoor swimming pools and hot. The rest of Haikou City offers many interesting old Hutongs, small temples, fishing ports, beaches, and shopping streets to explore. Haikou is the capital of Hainan Island and is an ideal place to begin any trip within Hainan.


Prices are non-member prices

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Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Children under the age of 5 are unable to be accommodated under all circumstances.
  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are not members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association
  • Limited payment options apply at hostel check-in
  • Payment methods accepted at hostel are cash only.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Games room
  • Garden
  • TV room
  • Table tennis / ping pong
  • Pool table / snooker table
  • Terrace / patio


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Cafe/Bistro
  • Licenced Bar/Pub
  • BBQ

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers
  • Computer Charges - Free
  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Air Conditioning
  • Car parking nearby
  • Cycle Rental
  • Cycle Storage
  • Lockers Available
  • Luggage Room
  • Luggage Room Availability - Available during hostel reception times
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 08:00 to 00:00
Open 24 hours

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. (+86) 0898 66286780

Fax. (+86) 0898 66286780

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Baishamen Park & Beach (1 to 2km)
  • Haikou Old Town (2 to 3km)
  • Haikou Volcano Park (More than 10km)

See the full list of attractions



I enjoyed my stay. My room was nice and clean. The biggest problem was using the drier. Traveers have little time to spend drying their clothes and I was happy to hear you had a washer and drier. The capacity of the drier was very poor. It worked poorly and did not dry my clothes. I would strongly suggest you invest in a good quality washer and drier...It was very frustrating to use.


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Fri 15 Apr 2016



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Tue 11 Mar 2014

They do a very good, filling pizza there and interesting breakfast dishes. For self-catering, there is a very handy supermarket just round the corner from the hostel. Transport is good as the hostel is on several bus routes. I was there with my son on 31st Jan, the Chinese New Year and the hostel invited all the guests to make Chinese dumplings. It was a great social evening, afterwards we went outside to watch the fireworks.


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Thu 13 Feb 2014

We had a booking and we said we would come to the hostel around 22. We came at 23 and one of our 2 booked beds was already taken. The lady said it was because we were late. Our train was 4 hours late and as we didn't have a Chinese mobile we couldn't call and tell about the delay. We travelled 16 hours with the train then the taxi driver couldn't find the hostel. After all this we were very tired and just wanted go to bed. So we had to share one bed. I think the performance of the staff of Banana Hostel was inacceptalble. We booked the first hostel of the Lonely Planet list because we wanted to stay at a safe place. Unfortunately it was one of our bad experience in China.


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Thu 30 Jan 2014

I very much enjoyed my stay at this hostel, so much so I stayed an extra 2 nights. The bus stop is right at the alley way you turn down to get to the hostal. All the staff I met had a good command of English, one guy there was English (I think, certainly he was fluent). There was excellent local info provided on noticeboards. I liked the location because it was not in the centre with block after block of high rise buildings. I have visited 5 other places in China and that was what it was like because the country is rebuilding itself.


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Sat 25 Jan 2014


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Amusement / Theme park (1 to 2km)
  • Beach (1 to 2km)
  • Cinema (2 to 3km)
  • City Centre (1 to 2km)
  • Cycle trails (1 to 2km)
  • Golf course (5 to 10km)
  • Local market (Less than 500m)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (5 to 10km)
  • Nightlife (1 to 2km)
  • Parks / Green Area (1 to 2km)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (500m - 1km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (1 to 2km)
  • Swimming pool (1 to 2km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500m)
Getting to us

Getting to us

40 mins drive to Haikou Airport. Or Airport bus to MinHang BinGuan then change to bus #19.
From Haikou east station bus 11 23 or 44 at Sh?ng?o c?nk?u’ bus stop. Get off at 'J?ng h?i hu?yuán'
Xingang Port or Xiuying Port.
Ask for the Kentucky Fried Chicken (Chinese: KenDaJi) on Renmin Dadao in Haidian Dao.
Alternate Transport
<h3>General:</h3> <p>Haikou Hostel is located in the North-East of Haikou City. We are on a large island called Haidian Dao (海甸岛). <br> <br> We are located down an alley on Renmin Avenue (Chinese: Renmin Dadao 人民大道). <br> <br> We are near to where Renmin Ave and San Lu (海甸三路) cross. On one corner of this crossing there is a Kentucky Fried Chicken. On another corner is a purple China EverBright Bank. <br> <br> Make sure you are on the same side of the road as the EverBright Bank. Stand outside the bank facing the entrance then turn to your left. Walk a few metres and you will pass a 24 hour soyamilk restaurant on your right-hand side. Walk a further 20 metres and you will see a red restaurant with ‘Fule Restaurant’ written in English in white letters. Continue a few more metres and the next building is another restaurant. It is black and red and has white Chinese characters on it it’s called YiJiaYi 壹加壹. (In front of this restaurant is a bus stop. On the opposite side of the road there is an internet bar and a green China Post.)<br> <br> If facing the black and red restaurant you should see the Haikou Banana Hostel sign on your left pointing behind the restaurant. Haikou Hostel is about 100 metres along the path behind the restaurant. We are the second villa on the left hand side and have a yellow wall.</p> <p> </p> <h3>Important information if you get a taxi:</h3> <p>Not all taxi drivers know about us so it is often easier to ask for the Kentucky Fried Chicken (Chinese: KenDaJi) on Renmin Dadao in Haidian Dao. <br> If you can speak some Chinese all you need to say is:<br> Haidian Dao Renmin Dadao Ken Da Ji.<br> <br> Another useful tip for dealing with taxi drivers is to give them the Haikou Banana Hostel reception telephone number: 0898 66286780. The taxi driver can then call the hostel to find directions. So make a note of this number.</p> <p>Do not expect taxi drivers to be able to speak English!</p> <p>Warning: We have heard about a taxi driver who will tell you that the Haikou Banana Hostel has closed. This is a lie. The taxi driver says this so he can take you to a different hotel where he can earn a commission. If a taxi driver says this to you do not believe him and either insist he takes you to the Banana hostel or find another taxi.</p> <p> </p> <h3>From Haikou airport:</h3> <p>Haikou airport is around 40 minutes drive from the city centre and Haikou Banana Hostel. There are always many taxis waiting at the airport. Expect to pay 40 - 60 RMB to get to the hostel. Make sure you bargain the price first or you may end up paying too much. You can often get a better price by waiting at the upstairs departures area and flagging down a taxi that has just dropped someone off at the airport.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Alternatively take the airport bus to the airport hotel (MinHang BinGuan). Then change to the 19 bus get off at JingHai HuaYuan on Renmin Ave (near KFC).</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <h3>From Sea Ports (for buses from mainland):</h3> <p class="MsoNormal">Xingang Port 15 RMB Taxi</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Xiuying Port 30 RMB Taxi</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <h3>From Haikou West Train Station:</h3> <p>The train station is in the far west of the city around 20km from the city centre.</p> <p>You could take a taxi for around 40 RMB.</p> <p>To get to the Hostel by bus first take the 37 from outside the train station to Haikou Bell Tower then change to bus 20 to Renmin Dadao (Renmin road). Get off just after KFC and the hostel is on the opposite side of the road.</p> <p> </p> <h3>From Haikou East Station (High Speed Rail from Sanya or other parts of Hainan):</h3> <p><strong>Bus:</strong><br>Get on buses 11 23 or 44 at ‘Shāngāo cūnkǒu’ bus stop (山高村口站) on Fèngxiáng Road 凤翔路 (see map).<br>Get off bus at 'Jīng hǎi huāyuán' bus stop (京海花园) on Rénmín Ave 人民大道.</p> <p>Detailed directions:<br>•    Exit the Haikou East high speed train station. <br>•    Turn left (north) at the road in front of the station. <br>•    Walk about 100 metres north to the T junction. <br>•    Turn right (east) at the T junction to catch bus 44 heading east.<br>•    Or Turn left (west) and cross over the road and catch bus 11 or 23 heading west.<br>•    Buses cost 1 RMB (put 1 RMB in slot next to driver).<br><br><strong>Taxi:</strong> 25 RMB around 30 minutes.</p> <p><img alt="Haikou-East-map" src="" height="502" width="458"></p> <h3>From South Bus Station (if coming from Sanya or other parts of Hainan):</h3> <p>Taxi costs 25 RMB</p> <p>For more information please visit our website:</p> <a href=""> Haikou Banana Hostel - Hainan Island</a>
20km from west train station. Take taxi or bus #37 to Haikou Bell Tower then bus #20 to Renmin rd.

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