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    Nearest transport:
  • Jongno 5-ga Subway Station (0.1 Km / 2 min walk)
    Area recommended for:
  • shopping
  • culture
  • sightseeing
    Distance to airport:
  • Gimpo Airport (17.8 Km)
    Customer comments:
  • "Attentive service", "Beautiful views", "Calm and quiet area"
    Top nearby attractions:
  • Dongdaemun Market (0.5 Km / 6 min walk)
  • Dongdaemun Shopping Complex (0.5 Km / 6 min walk)
  • Changdeokgung Palace Complex (0.6 Km / 8 min walk)
  • Doota Mall (0.6 Km / 8 min walk)

Note: Distances are measured as a straight line.

Kimchee Dongdaemun Guesthouse

Jongro, Seoul, South Korea

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Features of Kimchee Dongdaemun Guesthouse

Hotel Facilities

  • airport transfer
  • coffee shop
  • family room
  • laundry service
  • meeting facilities
  • smoking area
  • tours


  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Languages Spoken

  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English
  • Japanese
  • Korean

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Guest House description
For travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Seoul, Kimchee Dongdaemun Guesthouse is t...see more For travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Seoul, Kimchee Dongdaemun Guesthouse is the perfect choice. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With the city's main attractions such as Royal Asiatic Society Korea Branch, Chungmuro International Film Festival, Dongdaemun Market within close reach, visitors to the hotel will just love its location.

Kimchee Dongdaemun Guesthouse offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate travelers. For the comfort and convenience of guests, the hotel offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms, Wi-Fi in public areas, airport transfer, meeting facilities, family room.

21 rooms spread over 5 floors provide a warm and pleasant home away from home. Modern comforts such as towels, locker, internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms can be found in selected rooms. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Enjoy unparalleled services and a truly prestigious address at the Kimchee Dongdaemun Guesthouse.
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Yuuki N. Solo travelers
Thailand, December 24, 2015

Service mind staff
Manager(Tomas) and staff(selena and huiling) are very friendly. The room is very small but resonable price. The location is hard to find in the first time. But overall love here! because it's the most cozy guesthouse I've been in seoul.
yusyaila Y. Groups
Malaysia, December 18, 2015
had a great time!

the distance from the subway, the location is strategic and the friendly and helpful staff
We had a great time here.. the best time was when we spent time together with the fellow travellers at the rooftop area.. the staffs.. HUILIN and RON and also TOMAS were very helpful and friendly.. will definitely come here again! The location is very strategic.. just nearby gwanjang market where we enjoyed streetfood so much! Dongdaemun shopping complex is also just 5 minutes walk.. for muslim, there are various reataurant and vendors that sell only seafood.. so there is no problem finding something to eat! Highly recommended stay!
Kan W. Families with older children
Thailand, December 13, 2015
Very good location and very friendly staff

Staff very friendly
Pamela P. Solo travelers
Philippines, November 17, 2015
Excellent Location!

location, staff, guesthouse rules/policies
This is close to Jongno 5ga line 1 exit 4 and Jongno 6ga bus stop. A handful of Korean restaurants are nearby but on the main road, walk probably about 5 minutes towards the subway stop to get to this very cheap soondae restaurant. There's also a GS25 store for reloading T-cards before taking the bus/subway. It's a bit hard to find so make sure to read & understand the instructions in their confirmation e-mail. The staff was very welcoming. They have makgeolli (rice wine) parties on Fridays and karaoke parties on Saturdays. I think they make it a point to invite everyone who passes by reception in addition to the posted announcement. You can also bring your friends, just make sure to inform them ahead of time. The guesthouse manager Thomas is amazingly multi-lingual. On top of Korean and English, he can also converse fluently with the HK/Japanese staff members. He also suggests certain tourist spots, which helps a great deal if you don't have an itinerary lined up. Reception is on the 2nd & the rooftop "cafe" on the 5th, where you can get coffee and tea. Both have dispensers for hot/cold water. The rooftop cafe looks exactly as it does on pictures. The guesthouse manager helps carry your luggage during check in. For late departures, they will instruct you to check out before 12NN and leave your luggage outside your room. They'll bring it down to the lobby till you come back for your luggage. The bus stop near the guesthouse is also included in the airport limousine route. Adapters are avaiable at reception with a refundable deposit. The room I stayed in smelled a bit old, but I got used to it eventually, so it really didn't bother me that much. You can request to have your room cleaned, they have a daily schedule for cleaning. I was just too shy to ask for my trash to be taken out. All in all, Kimchee Dongdaemun Guesthouse was my home away from home during my 5-day sojourn in Seoul. I’ll book with them again on my next trip to South Korea. :)
ASYRAF N. Solo travelers
Malaysia, October 27, 2015

Rooftop, staff, services
Drop your bag and get up to the rooftop when you arrive at night. The rooftop is the must-place to hang out when night time. Met and changed story with another tavellers and its a cool place to chill when you got nothing to do. Oh and the makgeolli party is the big YES. Plus the staff is very friendly too. You will never feel alone here. Good job Adi, Steve, Paul, Taki and especially THOMAS thanks alot for one night free stay bruhh! You guys made me feel like a home here :)
Phuong P. Couples
Vietnam, October 20, 2015
i really love this guesthouse

nice staff, good location- near Dongdeamon market and shopping, nice kitchen
the staff gave me convenient suggestion, gave me a lovely picture at last day in Seoul.
Sherryl S. Solo travelers
Philippines, October 13, 2015
One of the cheapest but nice guesthouse in Seoul

Great location, nice staff, affordable
Kimchee Dongdaemun got a great location. The place is easy to find even late at night. Near to subway and market. Has a nice and friendly staff specially Thomas who will assist you to whatever you need. It's very affordable also for solo traveler like me. And if you're lucky enough, you'll get a free pocket wifi. I'm the lucky guest on the duration of my trip. Yey! Will definitely recommend the place to my friends..
Lee S. Couples
Malaysia, October 18, 2015
Cheap & Nice

Friendly staff, good location, easy to find
All the staffs are super nice & friendly. If you lucky enough, you can have a party night with the owner & the staffs, with the other guests from all over the world. I have a great memory with them. Just that the room a little bit small, we can't open two luggage together. The bed condition a little bit dusty. It will be better if the room cleanliness can be improved. However, with this budget price, we still quite satisfied with what had been provided. We miss the people at Kimchee Dongdaemun Guesthouse so much. Thanks!
Doreen N. Groups
Malaysia, October 5, 2015

Location, friendly staff, place filled with all traveller needed info
Thi D. Solo travelers
Vietnam, September 10, 2015
Feel this place as my second home

Wonderful owners, friendly staff and the best location
Highly recommend to stay here. It's closed to the Jongno 5 ga subway station and some places to visit as Insadong, Cheonggyecheon, Tapgol Park, Myeongdong. The owners Thomas and Mike are very friendly, good in hospitality, especially Mike is a good cook (he likes cooking), he also treated me and my little daughter very well. The roof-top cafe is heart of the hotel with a keyboard, a guitar and kitchen too. The room with private bathroom is clean, however the feather in the blanket is uncomfortable and there are some mosquitos in my room. They bit my daughter at the last night.

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