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Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff. Convenient (Free Breakfast, kitchen, Internet, Laundry, other basic necessities etc.). Cozy. Center of most attractions including the Changdeokgung Palace; other palaces, Myeongdong, Insadong, King Sejong. Etc. There's also an Airport Bus station a few meters away. I just think that some rooms are too small, there is lack of privacy for rooms with 2 or more people staying...

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Montreal
Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

This is a friendly, nicely located hostel. The price is reasonable and includes a small breakfast (jam, bread, butter, milk). Rooms are clean but the bunk beds are a bit noisy when you move around. I would ask for a room far from the kitchen area as some guests can be loud at night.

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New York
Reviewed 20 January 2015

Before I arrived to Seoul my flight delayed. So I got to the hostel at around 2am (I wrote at the reservation that I will arrive at 10pm). Even though they couldn't contact me (I had no phone) the staff stayed awake waiting for me. When I arrived I expected that the receptionist will go to sleep but he stayed...

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Reviewed 11 September 2014

This hostel was in a GREAT location and the staff and other guests were super friendly, but- I definitely not would stay there again. The room was dirty and the bathroom was dirty and smelled very moldy--the smell of mold was a constant issue in our room. The place could be really nice with a good thorough cleaning, including the...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 23 December 2013

I was sceptical when i first saw the review on the place, however i still decided to stay in this place. I did not regret staying in GuestHouse Korea. I met many wonderful people there and there are parties organised from time to time. The staff there are really friendly and helpful too. Definitely recommend the place to others.

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1Thank Reggy91
Jerusalem, Israel
Reviewed 12 December 2013

Hello everyone... i want to share an experienc i had during my stay in Guesthouse Korea. Guesthouse Korea is a vary nice place. during my stay there i had a lot of great experiences and i have met lost of people amd i make new friends. Guesthouse Korea is like a big family house, it was reflected in the joint...

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Tromso, Norway
Reviewed 5 December 2013

I've been to Seoul twice, and I decided to come back to Guesthouse Korea the second time, simply because I felt so at home. Both times I travelled with friends, and I experienced a really warm welcome from both staff and other travellers. My friend and I stayed in a double room. For two girls with big suitcases, I'd say...

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3Thank Usoyo
Reviewed 5 December 2013 via mobile

I was stay in guesthouse Korea from February 26 until June 11, it was an amazing time.. The guesthouse maybe a bit old and the rooms are not big but warm treatment we received from the wonderfull staffl and the owner! Bed and bath rooms were clean, have coffee, internet, washing machine free of charge!! We responded with love to...

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Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Reviewed 4 December 2013

Hi everybody I wanna offer this place everybody who want to discover heart of the city from the best starting point ...Insadong is amazing from this place everything is close and the nightlife wow...regarding to the house the night and atmosphere is the best where I ever was...I am always go back to play with friends there :) I can...

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Jerusalem, Israel
Reviewed 4 December 2013

Close to all tourist places most of them within walking distance, all rooms have a private bathroom and shower, clean place, Very comfortable also for a long stay. It's a small place and at first we were a little disappointed. But at the end it was like a home to us. The staff is very friendly, The owner is very...

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Gwanghwamun / Jongno
If Gwanghwamun is the unofficial living room of Seoul, Jongno is the main hallway connecting some of Seoul’s most important historic sites and neighbourhoods. Being one of Seoul’s oldest neighbourhoods, the area is rich with history and culture in its palaces, shrines, and temples. Stand in the centre of Gwanghwamun Square with Gyeongbokgung Palace and Mt. Bugak in front of you, King Sejong the Great statue behind you, and modern office buildings encircling you—it’s one of the best ways to experience both past and present Seoul in one spot. The main street of Jongno is mostly dotted with restaurants and cafes, but explore deeper within its intricate alleys to pass decades-old restaurants, mom-and-pop shops, and pojangmachas (tents that open at night for quick bites and drinks) and life seems to run just as it did a decade or two ago. Don’t forget to stop at Gwangjang Market, Korea’s oldest traditional market, where it’s just as fun to explore as it is to eat the affordable market dishes that locals have been enjoying since the market first opened in 1905. For a break from urban life, walk along the restored Cheonggyecheon Stream that runs parallel to Jongno for a moment of natural refuge in metropolitan Seoul.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
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Additional Information about Guesthouse Korea

Address: 17, Yulgok-ro 10-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03134, South Korea
Region: South Korea > Seoul > Gwanghwamun / Jongno
Price Range: €12 - €164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Guesthouse Korea 2*
Number of rooms: 14
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“It's the Luck of The Draw with this place - if the the owner is in town - well, you might enjoy your stay - but beware there seems to be some real space cadets left in charge when he is NOT around.”
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