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About Jongnowon Hostel


Renovated in 2012, the Jongnowon Hostel guarantees guests a pleasant stay whether in Seoul for business or pleasure. Situated only 1 Km from the city center, guests are well located to enjoy the town's attractions and activities. Also within easy reach are Yoo’s Family, Insadong Street, Unhyeongung.

At Jongnowon Hostel, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the hotel provides the best in services and amenities. Guests of the hotel can enjoy on-site features like free Wi-Fi in all rooms, Wi-Fi in public areas, laundry service, concierge, elevator.

All guest accommodations feature thoughtful amenities to ensure an unparalleled sense of comfort. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Whatever your purpose of visit, Jongnowon Hostel is an excellent choice for your stay in Seoul.
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  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Food & beverage

  • Shared kitchen


  • Pets allowed

Cleaning services

  • Laundry service

Guest services

  • Concierge

On-site facilities

  • Elevator
  • Smoking area
  • Shared lounge/TV area

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Korean
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Please note that there is no parking space available.

Child and extra bed policy
Infant 0-1 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 2-3 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding.
  • Guests over 3 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room capacity for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Check-In From: 02:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 11:00 AM
Distance from City Center: 1 Km
Distance to Airport: 60 Km
Internet Usage Fee: 0 USD
Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors: yes
Number of Floors: 10
Number of Restaurants: 1
Number of Rooms : 30
Reception Open Until: 11:59 PM
Room Voltage: 220
Time to Airport (Minutes): 90
Year Hotel Built: 2012
Year Hotel Last Renovated: 2012
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Verified traveler reviews

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Very good

  • Cleanliness 8.2
  • Facilities 6.3
  • Location 8.1
  • Room Comfort/Standard 7.7
  • Service 8.3
  • Value for money 8.3
  • Food/Dining 6.8

Pei C. from Singapore
Solo travelers
Stayed 3 nights in August 2016
Pleasant stay
This is my third time staying at jongnowon. I like its homely feel. The old lady in charge of the place is friendly but note that she speaks almost no English, although the younger helpers who might be around do. For breakfast, apart from the usual eggs and bread, there is an effort to vary the side dishes of fruit, salad, Korean pancake etc. on a daily basis. Walls can be quite thin but other than that the place is quiet. If you are getting there by subway and have heavy luggage, look for Exit 4 which actually has an escalator.
Reviewed August 11, 2016

Lim M. from Singapore
Solo travelers
Stayed 4 nights in February 2016
Good Location and friendly owner
The hostel was near to airport bus stop and subway. Also few mins walking distance changdeokgung palace and Insadong. Room acceptable and owner was friendly. May consider to stay there again for my next visit.
Reviewed February 12, 2016

yim N. from Singapore
Solo travelers
Stayed 3 nights in December 2015
Simple accommodation
Price & service
Hotel is run by a local family. Nice people but the location is quite far from subway & too quiet for female traveller at night. Breakfast area is very small.
Reviewed December 17, 2015

Sathitchai L. from Thailand
Solo travelers
Stayed one night in December 2015
Good place to stay good for money
Good price good location good food
The room was clean, near Insadong and easy to find good food. A little bit of walking to subway stations but chill out and take your time enjoy walking
Reviewed December 06, 2015

Jean A. from Philippines
Families with young children
Stayed 4 nights in November 2015
location.staff.kid safe
Reviewed November 29, 2015

MICHAEL W. from Malaysia
Families with young children
Stayed 8 nights in November 2015
No worth for money !
during stay jongnowon , breakfast is limit to one egg for each customer and the smell at reception is bad ! Because near kit her ! And the kitchen only can use start from 8 am ! I not suggest any family to stay !
Reviewed November 23, 2015

Norazlina Y. from Malaysia
Stayed 3 nights in November 2015
Halal section at dining area
Reviewed November 20, 2015

Tramee P. from Malaysia
Stayed 3 nights in February 2015
Friendly Owner
Friendly Ajima,Good location,simple but warm breakfast
Deep impression on the owner,is an old women,she is friendly and try to give you whatever information you would need to know or you are asking for ,even though she cant really can speak/understand English,but you can feel her warm heart try to help as much as she can.Every morning,she will prepare different simple breakfast and leave in the kitchen,everyone can share the special menu of the day,sometime is fruit or some simple dish,feel like home,you can also buy some food from market nearby ,keep in the fridge and cook.Room was simple and clean with all basic that you need,just take note bring your own towel.
Reviewed November 07, 2015

amirul A. from Malaysia
Stayed 8 nights in October 2015
Tempat yg strategik, tidak jauh dgn subway, agak t
Near historical Park, town, village, subway, transport either taxi or bus,and friendly owner
Jongnowon Hostel owner very friendly, kitchen are good, many small grocery near Hostel. Halal food at itaewon need take subway about 15min if want saving your money.
Reviewed November 03, 2015

CHENG W. from Malaysia
Stayed 5 nights in October 2015
Not preferable if coming with family
Room is spacious. Room is clean. Location is near to subway station
The front desk staff is not an English speaker. Hard to communicate even with simple English. Location is a bit hard to find but near to subway station.
Reviewed October 26, 2015


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