Good: Service, value, proximity
Bad: Rooms are small, no view from window, bed is very firm (might be good for some)
Ugly: AC in my room didn't work, had to be switched to another room.
I knew going in that the rooms were going to be a little on the small side, but it was still a bit surprising. For the price though, it was still an amazing deal and was not much of an inconvinience. The first room I was in had an AC unit that didn't work, but the staff transferred me to another room and the problem was solved. The bed was quite firm for my tastes, but didn't present any discomfort during my stay. The hotel is directly across from a nice little fish restaurant, and is about 20 seconds away from a subway station so you have access to anywhere you wish to travel.
Initial impressions were a bit harsh, but as soon as I got settled in it really grew on me. The hotel staff was nothing less than amazing, I cannot articulate how much they contributed to the quality of my stay. From providing power adapters when I forgot mine at home, to providing computer speakers when my laptop just wasn't cutting it, all the way to researching local chicken places and placing an order on my behalf, they went above and beyond at every turn. They were very friendly at all times, and -petty as it may sound,- they spoke english very well. Few things are more awkward than a language barrier, and thankfully that was not an issue. Overall, I recommend it without hesitation.
Dave from Florida
This hotel is located in Seoul (Jongno), close to Tapgol Park, Jogyesa Temple, and Gyeongbok Palace. Also nearby are …More
Enjoyed my stay there. Good location near Dongdaemun station and good food near the hostel. The staff is friendly and helpful. They answered all my queries with a smile and tried their best to help. Great value for money.
win from singapore
This hostel is located in Seoul (Jongno), close to Dongdaemun Gate, Dongdaemun Market, and Changgyeonggung Palace. Also …More
We really enjoyed our stay in this hostel. The staffs are all helpful and courteous. Simple breakfast are being served everyday (bread, cereals, banana, coffee etc.). The room is clean and neat. We love the modern look of the bathroom. The lobby and pantry have a very welcoming ambience. We also love the location since it's very near to tourists spots and 2 subway stations (Jongno 3 and Angkuk) and the airport bus station (6011). We love the experience here and we'll definitely stay again in the future! :)
JDM from Manila, PH
Located in the heart of Seoul, this hotel is within walking distance of Tteok Museum, Changdeok Palace, and Changgyeonggung …More
I booked this place exclusively from Expedia reviews. I was not disappointed.
There are a couple very minor things to note but overall I strongly recommend this place and I will stay here again whenever I am in Seoul. I paid a great rate for the amenities, location, and quality of the room.
Large comfy beds, spacious rooms and bathrooms. The breakfast included with stay is quite a deal.
While it is limited, it includes a good range of hot items, cereals, fruit, yogurt, bread, coffee and tea.
A great way to meet on the terrace or inside to plan the day. There was a coded safe, large screen television,
refridgerator, hot water maker, and large jacuzzi in my unit. This hotel is very centrally located in the Insadong shopping district. I could walk to several shopping and tourist destinations within 30 minutes in any direction.
The easy access to Cheonggye Stream Park allowed for a morning run and the next door Jong-No Tower (Samsung Tower) is a well-known building that every taxi driver knew when I needed to get back "home" after a long day of sightseeing and shopping. It's a great little hotel in a sweet location. Staffed 24 hours by helpful people. Minor complaints: 1- Dusty room fixtures. 2 - I was refused access to a restroom by the front desk after check-out. 3 - They required the entire $2000USD paid in advance when I booked the room in June for my October trip.
Rob from Seattle, WA
Located in the heart of Seoul, this hotel is within walking distance of Alive Museum Insadong and Jogyesa Temple. Also nearby …More
Enjoyed our stay here. Was much cleaner and newer than other hotels we stayed in. It was simple in the room, but clean and modern looking. Enjoyed the tub. Very close to the center of Seoul and to Insadong, where it was fun to walk around and shop.
ER mama from Los Angeles
This family-friendly hotel is located in Seoul (Jongno), close to Jogyesa Temple, Ssamji-gil, and Lotte Department Store …More
Very welcoming staff. Room spotless and comfortable. We had probably the smallest room, one double bed. When you book a double room you actually get a double in Korea not like in America where you often find 2 queens or a king. But it was really comfortable and well equipped. Fridge refilled with 3 drinks daily. Great shower and toilet. Big towels. Ac and window. Everything you need in fabulous location. And did I mention quiet. Amazing quiet, like an oasis. Just 5 or 10 minutes away is bustle of Seoul yet hotel is so quiet, night and day. Perfect!
young retirees from 0ttawa, canada
This hotel is located in Seoul (Jongno), close to Tapgol Park, Dongdaemun Market, and Gyeongbok Palace. Also nearby are …More
Très bonne *petite* auberge de jeunesse, accueil irréprochable et ouverte 24h sur 24. Moderne, bien équippée, très bien situé. Seul petit défaut, les chambres et pièces communes sont minuscules, mais très bien si on ne vient pas pour faire un séjour farniente à l'auberge.
Michaël from Nantes
This inn is located in Seoul (Jongno), close to Tteok Museum, Changdeok Palace, and Changgyeonggung Palace. Also nearby are …More
Don't know what previous reviewers were complaining about - if the comforters were too hot they could have turned up the AC to make the room colder :) close to Insadong and subway; clean comfortable rooms. Problem with AC was fixed within minutes.
Located in the heart of Seoul, this family-friendly hotel is steps from Alive Museum Insadong, Beautiful Tea Museum, and …More