One of the best part of my recent trip to Korea was Hostel Beige. The room was soooooooooooo comfortable and hotel staff were courteous and kind. I loved the softness of the bed spread. The decors were trendy and not cheap looking.
I thought I was going to get 2 star ( mediocre) rated motel service and comfort level but I felt more comfortable here than any other 5 star hotel.s I stayed before. Its location is near 3 subway stations. 5 minutes to Dongdaemoon market on foot. Best restaurants locals hang out. Yes, the restaurants ( or eating joints) are not fancy but if you go for the taste, they have the best ones here near the hostel. The hotel price is reasonable. The airport limousine bus stop is right across the hostel. There are lots of fun street vendors. However, if you are prince and princesses, this area may not work for you but if you are visiting Korea to experience the local culture and food, this is the place to be.
This hostel is located in Seoul (Jongno), close to Dongdaemun Gate, Dongdaemun Market, and Changgyeonggung Palace. Also …More
The location is the best part although I heard from room mates that it's a bit hard to find at first as the entrance is on a road that looks more like an alley. I arranged the airport pick up for a fee and was met by the owner, who reliably waited as my plane was late and customs took a while. You can take the airport bus or use the metro. Both have stops that are quite close to this hostel.
At check in your bags are carried to your room, which is nice if you are on the higher floors.
I found the staff to be friendly and willing to please but they have difficulty with English so we had some communication short circuits. I stayed almost 2 weeks purely due to the great location. For help with sightseeing there several tourist information booths in the vicinity and I got lots of help there with along with booklets, maps and so on. This was much easier, and a better source of information, than asking the staff. Also, the main tourism office is roughly a 10 minute walk away (keep walking past the post office) and offers free 3 minute phone calls, internet and more. The entrance is below street level. There are lots of banks nearby also.
Another good thing is the free use of a washing machine. Clothes spin dry quite well. Finding places to put your clothes out to dry is another matter, but still, its nice added value. I also appreciated the hot and cold water dispensing machine available for guests. I refilled my water bottle from this frequently and had no tummy troubles
Traveller from Toronto
This hostel is located in Seoul (Jongno), close to Ilmin Art Museum, Gyeongbok Palace, and Deoksugung Palace. Also nearby are …More
We have stayed her twice. It is in a really great central location. Walking distance to most of the sites, and excellent subway connections. Staff are helpful and friendly and the room is very clean. We like the traditional style decor. Our son loved the large tv with lots of baseball channels! It is simple, but all one needs to have a comfortable stay. Will continue to stay at this hotel when passing through Seoul.
Traveller from Vancouver, BC
This hotel is located in Seoul (Jongno), close to Tapgol Park, Dongdaemun Market, and Gyeongbok Palace. Also nearby are …More
I'm doing a late review, I actually booked my stay in Nov 2015. This was first time in South Korea and I had such an amazing time. The hotel was very quiet. I stayed for 6 nights 7 days in a double room. The bathroom was also clean, new towels everyday, I used their shampoos instead of mine, I love their toilet (water spray action!). During my stay I tried to explore most of Seoul as much as possible. Insadong is literally down the street once you exit the hotel and make a left. The location of this hotel is also close to the subway entrance so that was helpful to commute. They have a McDonald on the first floor if you ever get hungry, and right next to it on your left is a 24/7 convenient store. I forgot my toothbrush (I know silly of me) when arriving so I was able to buy one on the same day from next building of the hotel! The staff was very nice and friendly, plus they spoke great English to help tourist like me. Room cleaning service was very nice, I actually left some spare change open to see if there would be any theft going on in my room. No personal items or change was ever touched during my stay, in return I tipped the room service lady big to make her happy before leaving the country. Would I ever come back to this hotel? YES I would in a heartbeat! It deserves a 5 star in my opinion :)
Traveller from San Jose, California
Located in Jongno, this hotel is steps from Alive Museum Insadong, Beautiful Tea Museum, and Mokin Museum.More
Very accommodating staff.
Always ready to assist you specially Ms. June.
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Located in Jongno, this hostel is steps from Tteok Museum and SACHOOM Theater.More