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8.6

Excellent
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Housekeeping67
Shops16
24-hour front desk3
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8.6

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Exceptional for walking
Parking
FREE
Walkable places
Korea Tourism Organization

120 m

Grevin Museum

180 m

Art Center Nabi

230 m

영풍문고 (YP Books)

240 m

Youngpoong Bookshop

240 m

Popular landmarks
Myeong-Dong Walking Street

470 m

Insadong

810 m

Namdaemun Market

980 m

Bukchon Hanok Village

1.3 km

Gyeongbokgung Palace

1.4 km

Closest landmarks
KTO Tourist Information Centre

130 m

Embassy of Canada

150 m

Tourist Information Center of Korea Tourism Organization

160 m

Sarangdameun Internal Medicine Clinic

180 m

Embassy of Guatemala

250 m

aFIRST Hotel Myeongdong

"Good for family and friend visitors"

Chia-Jui - March 10, 2021
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aFIRST Hotel Myeongdong

30, Dadong-gil, Myeong-dong, Seoul, South Korea, 04522 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Strategically situated in Myeong-dong, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Gyeongbokgung Palace. Rated with 3 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to restaurant and fitness center on-site.

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  • 230 meters to public transportation

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Currency exchange

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

Value for money8.7
Distance to city center0 km
Location rating8.6
Nearest airportGimpo Airport (GMP)
Distance to airport15.9 km

Rooms available at aFIRST Hotel Myeongdong

Premier Family
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  • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds and 1 bunk be...
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Premier Twin
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  • City view
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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Connecting Rooms for 6 People - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 51 m²/549 ft²
  • City view
  • 3 single beds & 1 double be...
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Premier Triple
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • City view
  • 3 single beds
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Premier Deluxe
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • City view
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Premier Double
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  • City view
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Twin Room
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Fashion Twin
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Double Room
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Family - 4 persons
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  • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds and 1 bunk be...
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Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost to stay at aFIRST Hotel Myeongdong?

Room rates depend on the dates, room types, and number of guests, so please click here to see the latest and best deals from Agoda!

What time is check-in and check-out at aFIRST Hotel Myeongdong?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to aFIRST Hotel Myeongdong?

A stay at aFIRST Hotel Myeongdong also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, aFIRST Hotel Myeongdong has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. You can drive in and park yourself, or use valet service offered at the hotel.

Is breakfast offered at aFIRST Hotel Myeongdong?

Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at aFIRST Hotel Myeongdong. There's an additional charge of 14000 KRW for adults and 16500 KRW for children if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

What are my dining options at aFIRST Hotel Myeongdong?

AFIRST Hotel Myeongdong features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience. Meals served include breakfast, dinner and lunch. International cuisine is available for guests. Dishes are served in a la carte and buffet during opening hours. Light meal like desserts and salad are served using only quality ingredients. To meet any special dietary requirements, vegetarian and halal diets are prepared with the utmost care and attention.

Can business events be hosted at aFIRST Hotel Myeongdong?

On-site venues and convenient event services make aFIRST Hotel Myeongdong an ideal choice for hosting events such as seminars and meetings. The 2 venues can accommodate up to 10 people. Projector or LED display is available to help your business event or meeting a successful one.

What is the smoking policy at aFIRST Hotel Myeongdong?

AFIRST Hotel Myeongdong does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to aFIRST Hotel Myeongdong?

Euljiro 1(il)-ga Subway Station is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 230 m away from aFIRST Hotel Myeongdong.

What restaurants are nearby aFIRST Hotel Myeongdong?

Restaurants including Cheolcheol Bokjip, Seoul, Mugyodong Bugeokukjib and Mudeung Mountain Raw Meat are popular in aFIRST Hotel Myeongdong’s neighborhood which is known as Myeong-dong.

What popular shopping places are close to aFIRST Hotel Myeongdong?

Located in the Myeong-dong area, aFIRST Hotel Myeongdong is close to great shopping choices like Myeong-Dong Walking Street, Lotte Department Store Main and Art Center Nabi.

What are popular attractions near aFIRST Hotel Myeongdong?

Guests at aFIRST Hotel Myeongdong can easily visit Namsan Park, Myeong-dong Cathedral and Deoksugung located in the Myeong-dong area.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to aFIRST Hotel Myeongdong?

AFIRST Hotel Myeongdong is located in the Myeong-dong area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Namsan Mountain.

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What people love about aFIRST Hotel Myeongdong

  • 8.4

    Excellent

    "Good for family and friend visitors"

    Chia-Jui

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    March 10, 2021

  • 7.2

    Very good

    "Convenient and new hotel."

    Lai

    |

    February 15, 2020

  • 7.2

    Very good
    Location

    "Close to lots of tourist attractions"

    Lai

    |

    February 15, 2020

Property ranking|Compared to 2,916 Seoul properties
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Cleanliness score
8.9/10
Value for money score
8.7/10
Service score
8.7/10
Room size
23 sqm.
Better than
95
%
of Seoul properties
Better than
92
%
of Seoul properties
Better than
89
%
of Seoul properties
Bigger than
88
%
of Seoul properties
Overall rating:

8.6

Excellent
1,856 reviews
Cleanliness
8.9
Facilities
8.2
Location
8.6
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The room and the bathroom are very clean.
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aFIRST Hotel Myeongdong

See the best of Seoul with a stay at aFIRST Hotel Myeongdong, which puts you right in the city center amidst the many sights and landmarks. With its convenient location, you can easily access to the city's must-see destinations. Looking for lots of choices? aFIRST Hotel Myeongdong spoils you for choices in activities, with its convenient location just 1.3 km from the Gyeongbokgung Palace.
Every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable by providing the best in services and amenities. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the hotel's free Wi-Fi internet access. The hotel provides shuttle services to help you find what you want in Seoul. Parking is available and free, provided by the hotel for guests with their own transportation.
While lodging at this wonderful hotel, the helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with multiple services that include concierge service, express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. If you want seats to city's best entertainment, you can get help through the hotel's ticket service and tours. The hotel's on-site laundromat, dry cleaning service and laundry service help you keep your favorite travel outfits clean so you can pack less. In-room conveniences include room service and daily housekeeping, so you can relax and enjoy your stay.
The hotel is entirely non-smoking, ensuring a clean air environment. Smoking is restricted to the designated smoking areas.
Guestrooms are designed to provide an optimal level of comfort with welcoming decor and essential amenities. The hotel provides linen service, blackout curtains and air conditioning in some rooms for the benefit of guests. Some selected rooms have television and cable TV to keep guests entertained. The hotel also provides guests with a refrigerator, a coffee or tea maker, bottled water, instant coffee, instant tea and mini bar in some rooms.
Knowing that bathroom amenities play an important role in increasing guests' satisfaction, the hotel provides a hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobes and towels in some select rooms.


Dining and things to do

Start your vacation days in the best possible way. Begin every morning of your stay with an in-house breakfast. Wake up bright and energetic in the mornings with a cup of good coffee offered at the cafe right at the hotel. Never let hunger affect your travel plans! Restaurants on-site provide convenient and tasty dining options. If you're picky about eating, don't worry! aFIRST Hotel Myeongdong has a selection of cuisine types including halal options.
Hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. For those who hate to miss a workout, a trip to the hotel's fitness facility will keep you fresh and healthy.


Around the property

This is your chance to explore all that Seoul has to offer. Whatever you may be looking to buy on your trip to Seoul, chances are you'll find it at Myeong-Dong Walking Street located 470 m away. Pose in front of Insadong located 800 m away, and you can always show your friends the time you went to Seoul. Engage in the city's best art at Bukchon Hanok Village located 1.3 km away, where you can learn about the local art scene and buy original works.


Reasons to stay here

This hotel scores higher than 92% of the city's accommodations on value for money
Past guests rate facilities here higher than 91% of the city's accommodation.
This hotel stands above the rest with a cleanliness score that beats 94% of accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8.2

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

45 mentions

Breakfast

5 mentions

Food & Dining

2 mentions

Internet

1 mention

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Chinese [Cantonese]
  • Chinese [Mandarin]
  • Japanese
  • Korean

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Fitness center
  • Ticket services
  • Tours

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Coffee shop
  • Restaurant [halal]
  • Restaurants
  • Room service

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Laundromat
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Postal service
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Family room

Access

  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]

Getting around

  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Shuttle service
  • Valet parking
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • Continental
  • Halal
Location
30, Dadong-gil, Myeong-dong, Seoul, South Korea, 04522
Excellent
Location

8.6

Airports

  • Gimpo Airport (GMP)
    15.9 km
  • Seoul Incheon International Airport (ICN)
    48.6 km

Public transportation

  • Euljiro 1(il)-ga Subway Station
    230 m
  • Jonggak Subway Station
    340 m

Hospital or clinic

  • Sarangdameun Internal Medicine Clinic
    180 m

Shopping

  • Myeong-Dong Walking Street
    470 m

Convenience store

  • 7 Eleven
    80 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    30 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Myeong-Dong Walking Street
    470 m
  • Insadong
    810 m
  • Namdaemun Market
    980 m
  • Bukchon Hanok Village
    1.3 km
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace
    1.4 km
  • Changdeokgung Palace Complex
    1.6 km
  • N Seoul Tower
    1.9 km
  • The War Memorial of Korea
    3.6 km
  • National Museum of Korea
    4.9 km
  • Lotte World
    12.1 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Korea Tourism Organization
    120 m
  • KTO Tourist Information Centre
    130 m
  • Embassy of Canada
    150 m
  • Tourist Information Center of Korea Tourism Organization
    160 m
  • Grevin Museum
    180 m
  • Sarangdameun Internal Medicine Clinic
    180 m
  • Euljiro 1(il)-ga Subway Station
    230 m
  • Art Center Nabi
    230 m
  • 영풍문고 (YP Books)
    240 m
  • Youngpoong Bookshop
    240 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Children 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 3 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-out until12:00

Getting around

  • Distance from city center0 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)70

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)14000 KRW

The property

  • Number of floors10
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 140
  • Room voltage220
  • Year property opened2016

Reviews of aFIRST Hotel Myeongdong from real guests

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8.6
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Cleanliness8.9
Facilities8.2
Location8.6
Service8.7
Value for money8.7
High score for Seoul
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9+ Exceptional (371)
8-9 Excellent (156)
7-8 Very Good (137)
6-7 Good (32)
<6 Below Expectation (35)
Time of the year
Mar - May (133)
Jun - Aug (220)
Sep - Nov (211)
Dec - Feb (167)
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10.0
Exceptional
Denise from Philippines
Group
Triple - 3 Single Beds
Stayed 5 nights in May 2017

Such a happy hotel!!!”

It was my first time in Seoul, and I was traveling with girl friends. We wanted an affordable but nice hotel that's close to Myeongdong's shopping area, and we successfully found one! aFIRST Hotel Myeongdong is definitely a place I'll recommend to anyone visiting Seoul! Location is great. While you'll have to walk about 5-10 minutes to the shopping street, it's all good because the surrounding areas of the hotel won't bore you. There are lots of restaurants--and I really mean "lots"! Getting around is also quite easy once you get the hang of it. :) As for the rooms, they have the PERFECT room for three people! We got their Triple Room with three separate single beds, which are super comfy by the way! Room is spacious enough for three girls with a lot of items. Room also is very new and exceptionally clean. Room has many mirrors--something I always look for, and has a good-sized window which can bring in more than sufficient sunlight when you're tired of using fake light. Haha. Room design is also very pleasant--simple but stylish and refreshing to the eyes. Also, when I stay in hotel rooms, I get a feel of its aura and this one's definitely a positive one! My friends and I, after we were done with the trip, would always talk about how we miss this particular room we stayed in. Would definitely love to be back in Seoul and stay in this hotel. <3 P.S. They also have a weighing scale for your luggage at the lobby!!! No need to worry about getting overweight bags!

Reviewed July 29, 2017

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Dear Guest, Thanks for sharing this glowing review! As you've mentioned, the location of the hotel is really great. The hotel is located at central of Seoul where you can find foods and places of interest in short walking distance. We're happy to hear that you had such a pleasant stay with us! It was our pleasure hosting you. We'd love to see you again in the future to share a more positive experience with you. Thank you,

Responded August 06, 2017
aFIRST Hotel Myeongdong
10.0
Exceptional
Dewi from Indonesia
Family with teens
Family - 4 persons
Stayed 7 nights in May 2018

perfect place to stay”

this hotel is sureounded by 4 subway station (jogno il-ga, gwanghwamun, city hall and jonggak) and several bus stop too walkable to I SEOUL U & deoksogung palace (5min walk), myeongdong shopping center (10min walk), cheonggyecheon stream (3min walk), gwanghwamun square 10min walk A lot of restaurant next to hotel too. The hotel itself really clean (the room service is really great... thank to the ajuma...). she always change the towel, the bathroom amenities also great... tea and coffee from coffee bean and electric kettle in the room. there's water despenser in every floor room is very spacious for 4 people with big luggages. we stay at 9th floor with city view.... front office also really helpful... great service too .... thank you🙏🏼 our 7 days in aFirst Hotel was really wonderful. I gladly recomend my friend to stay at aFirst Hotel on his visit on 24/6 and she did book there.. thank you aFirst for our wonderful sleep during our holiday in Seoul Sure will be back again if we visit seoul next time...💝🙏🏼👍

Reviewed June 18, 2018

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Dear, Dewi Thank you for staying at a FIRST HOTEL Myeong dong and for taking the time to share your experience. What a wonderful feedback you share here, thank you so much for that! It is always a great pleasure to learn that our guests thoroughly enjoy the stay here with us. We appreciate your positive comments with regards to our hotel central location, staff service and value for money. Thank you for your sincere comments and we will continue to provide comfortable and friendly accommodations to the guests. Once again, thank you for your feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel in Seoul. Sincerely,

Responded July 08, 2018
aFIRST Hotel Myeongdong
10.0
Exceptional
Jeffrey from Philippines
Family with teens
Deluxe Twin
Stayed 4 nights in November 2019

Literally surrounded by authentic Korean local restaurants!”

This time I traveled Seoul with my family and we chose aFirst Myeongdong because of its great reviews of the location and facilities - and it did not disappoint us! We didn't have problem with restaurants as the hotel is literally being surrounded by a lot of local korean restaurants. It's a food haven as corporate employees working nearby have lunch in this area. Only a few meters away from the hotel: - Convenience stores (711 and GS25) - Subway Eul jiro (4) - Starbucks and Holly's Cafe (Local Coffee Shop) - A public park with different maple and ginko trees - where I took photos of the beautiful foliage! - ARC n BOOK - a famous library and bookstore - Cheonggyecheon stream - Burger King - McDonalds - GongCha - Police Station Myeongdong Shopping area can be accessed by foot as well. Though it's like a 10 minute walk to get there but still, you don't have to take a bus or train! Feels so good to walk around! Thanks to the staff who always clean our room!

Reviewed December 06, 2019

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Dear Jeffrey, Thank you for staying at a FIRST HOTEL and for taking the time to share your experience. As you've mentioned, the location of the hotel is really great. Lotte Department store, Myeongdong district and Tourist spots are located just in short walk. As well as 4 different subway stations are near which can provide our guest convenience of traveling around Seoul. The hotel is located at central Seoul where you can find foods and places of interest in short walking distance. Please visit us again soon as we love to have the pleasure of welcoming you back as our regular guest! Sincerely,

Responded January 29, 2020
aFIRST Hotel Myeongdong
10.0
Exceptional
Dewi from Indonesia
Family with teens
Deluxe Twin
Stayed 7 nights in May 2018

Feel like 5* service”

Perfect hotel for your stay in Seoul. Why? surrounded by 4 subway station (Jugno, Jongak station, Gwanghwamun and seoul city and several bus stop It make you easily reach your next destination. Several tourist attraction can also be reach by foot. Street Food? yes... cheonggyecheon street food just 3 minutes walk from aFirst Myeongdong shopping area? just across the Jogno 1-ga. I SEOUL U icon? 7 minutes walk from aFirst Deoksukgung Palace? just croos the road in front of I SEOUL U Cheonggyecheon stream? 10 minutes walk Sujong statue? 15 minutes walk so.... that's make this hotel's location just perfect Hotel's room is really clean and room service clean it everyday. even when we leave in the afternoon, when we back at night, room was already clea, amenities in bathroom already filled up, towel always replaced Water dispenser in every floor too. Tea & coffe also always filled up every day Front Office? really understand English & helful too

Reviewed June 18, 2018

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Dear, Dewi, Greetings aFIRST Hotel Myeongdong. Thank you for staying at our hotel and for taking the time to share your review. We strive to provide a high level of personal, instinctive service to ensure a so good stay stay. I am pleased to read that our facilities and location had contributed to a memorable experience for you and Glad the hear that you found our front office staff pleasant and friendly. As you've mentioned, the location of the hotel is really great. Deoksukgung Palace , Myeong dong district and Touristic spots are located just in short walk . As well as 4 different subway stations are near which can provide our guest convenience of travelling around Seoul. The hotel is located at central of Seoul where you can find foods and places of interest in short walking distance. Thank you for your time and we wish to have the opportunity to welcome you back someday.

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aFIRST Hotel Myeongdong
10.0
Exceptional
WEI from Canada
Family with teens
Deluxe Twin
Stayed 4 nights in July 2018

Very nice hotel at Myeongdong, Seoul”

Staying at aFirst with family for 4 nights on our first time Seoul visiting, the hotel gave us very good impression, very clean room and comfortable bed, very closed to Subway station and Myeongdong shopping area, but in a quite street - Super location! Around hotel, you can easily find a lot of restaurants, hotel shuttle bus is also convenient to go many main places like Seoul Station, Nam Shan Tower cable car, etc., Hotel Staffs are all nice to response all our requests! Thanks and we definitely recommend this hotel! will be back here if we have next chance.

Reviewed July 20, 2018

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Dear, WEI Greetings aFIRST Hotel Myeong dong. What a wonderful feedback you share here, thank you so much for that! We strive to provide a high level of personal, instinctive service to ensure a so good stay stay. I am pleased to read that our facilities and location had contributed to a memorable experience for you and also delighted to hear that you had a great experience with our staff. I have shared you review to my management team and you just made our day! Hope that you had a pleasant trip back and we hope to welcome you back one day soon.

Responded July 22, 2018
aFIRST Hotel Myeongdong
10.0
Exceptional
Jia
Couple
Family - 4 persons
Stayed 5 nights in October 2018

Good Hotel Location and Value for money”

The hotel is about 5-8 mins walk from Jonggak Station exit 5, City Hall Station and Euljiro 1-ga Station Exit 2. It took 8 mins walk to Myeong-dong and Young Lotto. Hotel provided shuttle bus service to a few locations (Airport Bus stop, Seoul Station, Myeong-dong, Gwanghwamun and etc) and Seoul tours information. Room Service is good, bed is comfortable and room is spacious.

Reviewed October 30, 2018

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Dear Jia, Greetings from aFIRST Hotel Myeongdong. Love your headline and your review. We appreciate your positive comments with regards to our hotel central location, room service and value for money. It is our highest aim to present guests with the best of service no matter where they are in our hotel. I have shared your review with my management team and you just made our day! Please visit us again soon as we love to have the pleasure of welcoming you back as our regular guest!

Responded October 31, 2018
aFIRST Hotel Myeongdong
9.2
Exceptional
Christy
Family with young children
Twin Room
Stayed 4 nights in July 2018

Exceptional”

We booked for twin bed room for 1 adult and 1 child (10 year old). The room was equip with chargers for all sorts of brand cell phone/devices. They have "meet & greet" tea /coffee and cookies Mon-Fri from 5pm-7pm. It great location 15 mins walk to City Hall, and 10 minutes walk to Lotte Department store & Myeongdong underground shopping. Many eateries near by, Paris Baguette, 7Eleven, ect. They also offer shuttle service to near by locations, Seoul Station, Namsa Tower, Gyeongbokgung Palace, however even with the set displayed schedule, you need to let the staff know. Staff very friendly and helpful. The only thing was the "aromatherapy" scent as you enter the hotel, it can be strong, and the walls are a bit thin as we can hear other occupants close the door or talk loudly in the hall way. But overall great deal, location and staff.

Reviewed July 20, 2018

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Dear, Christy Greetings aFIRST Hotel Myeong dong. Thank you for staying at our hotel and for taking the time to share your review. We appreciate your positive comments with regards to our hotel central location, happy hour (meet&greet) service and value for money. As you've mentioned, the location of the hotel is really great. The hotel is located at central of Seoul where you can find foods and places of interest in short walking distance. I have shared you review to my management team and you just made our day! Thank you for choosing to stay with us and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back again. See you so soon!

Responded July 22, 2018
aFIRST Hotel Myeongdong
8.8
Excellent
Sook from Singapore
Business traveler
Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in June 2017

Little gem hidden in and around Myeongdong ”

The hotel is hidden 2 blocks away from Grevin Museum (which locates opposite of Lotte Hotel Seoul). There are 3 ways to the hotel, from Cheonggyecheon Stream (from the back lane behind K-style hub), from Euljiro-1-ga Station (Exit 1), a short walk about 5 or 10 min and from the side lane off Grevin Museum. Decent hotel with basic facilities and amenities. Nothing to complaint for the price paid. The hotel is surrounded with alot of eateries and convenient stores. Finding foods never an issue. The only complaint I have was the "pillar" in the room (I booked the deluxe double) that blocked the walking space in the 24sqm room. Kind of weird. The hotel offers free shuttles to key business buildings and to shopping areas. For those who are heading to the airport, I would suggest to take the free shuttle from hotel to Seoul Station at 10am, 1230pm, 2pm, 3.30pm an 4.30pm (Weekdays) and 9.30am, 10.50am, 1pm, 4.20pm, 3.40pm and 7pm (Weekend). The journey is about 10 mins or less depending on traffic. Then head straight to AREX departure hall (Level B2) for the express train to the airport. The one-way AREX train ticket is 8,000KRW and the express train takes 43 min from Seoul to Incheon (every 30 min), 10 min walk to airport check-in counter at Incheon Airport). The airport limousine bus stop for 6701 (16,000KRW one way) is quite closed to the hotel, yet a distance for us to walk, especially with heavy luggages. The estimated travel journey is around 90 min, depending on traffic condition and also how full is the each limousine bus. If the bus load is full, you have to wait for another 20 to 25 min.

Reviewed June 22, 2017

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Dear guest, Thank you for staying at a FIRST HOTEL and for taking the time to share your experience. We appreciate your positive comments with regards to our hotel. As you've mentioned, the location of the hotel is really great. Lotte Department store, Myeongdong district and Touristic spots are located just in short walk (about 5 mins.). As well as 4 different subway stations are near which can provide our guest convenience of travelling around Seoul. The hotel is located at central of Seoul where you can find foods and places of interest in short walking distance. Once again, thank you for your feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back to your new home in Seoul in the not too distant future. Kind regards.

Responded June 25, 2017
aFIRST Hotel Myeongdong
9.2
Exceptional
Mitchum from Philippines
Family with teens
Triple
Stayed 4 nights in July 2019

Mitch from PH”

Value for Money: We got a good deal for a triple room since this is off-peak (summer) season. Still it was a steal compared to other hotels. Location: The hotel is situated in Myeongdong but not in the shopping area which is about a 10-15 min walk for a big guy like me. Very convenient to walk to the nearest metro or bus stop. There are nearby 7/11 or GS 25 stores, near drinking places. The only thing that irked me was when getting a cab from the Myeongdong shopping district though near the access to the hotel is from only one-side so your car-ride could actually be longer than walking or about the same. Cleanliness: Hotel is new, nice and clean. I love the smell when you enter the lobby, smells like teeming plant life in a good way. Staff: Only encountered staff in the lobby. Generic, helpful but not too informative or cordial to be a factor to your trip. Facilities: Just visited the lobby and hallways. Lobby got seats and space. Clean Water/Ice station in your floor.

Reviewed July 26, 2019

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Dear, Mitchum ! Thank you for staying at a FIRST HOTEL and for taking the time to share your experience. It really sounds like you and your family had a truly memorable stay with us. I'm glad our central location was the perfect starting point for your fun in Seoul trip! Also, I'm pleased to hear our hotel was clean and well designed for your travel needs. It is our highest aim to present guests with the best of service no matter where they are in our hotel. We all hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon. Thank you!

Responded August 06, 2019
aFIRST Hotel Myeongdong
10.0
Exceptional
Hao from United Kingdom
Couple
Double Room
Stayed 6 nights in March 2019

Excellent Stay at aFIRST Myeongdong! One of My Best Experiences Ever”

Pros: - Excellent location - 10 minutes walk from Myeongdong shopping district, Namdaemun shopping district, Shinsekai and Lotte Departmental stores. 7 minutes walk from nearest train station. Wide range of good restaurants nearby that open till late. - Fantastic amenities provided in the hotel (laundry facilities, ice water dispenser) and in the room (big HD TV screen which allows casting, and also good wifi) - Decent sized room, carpeted floor and comfortable bed. - Good city view. Grateful to hotel staff for agreeing to provide a room on highest floor - Excellent service provided by hotel staff. I was travelling with my fiancee and planned a surprise proposal for her in the hotel room. Hotel staff went out of the way to decorate our room with balloons and ribbons; and also to take photos for us - all done perfectly on short notice. Kudos to them! Staff was also willing to answer questions anytime and provided helpful travelling advice Cons: - Fridge was not working very well

Reviewed April 22, 2019

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Dear Hao, Thank you for staying at a FIRST HOTEL and for taking the time to share your experience. WOW, what a stunning review! It really sounds like you and you and your fiancee had a truly memorable stay with us. We strive to provide a high level of personal, instinctive service to ensure a so good stay. I am pleased to read that our facilities and location had contributed to a memorable experience for you and delighted to hear that you are satisfied with the surprise event. Please visit us again soon as we love to have the pleasure of welcoming you back as our regular guest! Thank you!

Responded May 15, 2019
aFIRST Hotel Myeongdong
8.8
Excellent
Eileen from Philippines
Family with teens
Family - 4 persons
Stayed 3 nights in February 2018

Great location & family rooms.”

The hotel is perfectly situated near restaurants (just across the street), coffee shops, barbecue and also, perfect for shopping. The Lotte Department store is a 5 minute walk and also, Myeong dong Shopping strip. There are many palaces within minutes walk from the hotel, too. There is a shuttle from the hotel that will drop guests either to the business districts or shopping area, however, you will need to find your own way back. There are rooms ideal for families, ex. couples with 2 children or even 4 adults, see the family room, with 2 double beds and 2 bunk beds. There is a rooftop bar, Japanese restaurant, and another restaurant bar on the 2nd floor, but, lots of better options to eat out.

Reviewed March 06, 2018

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Dear, Eileen Thank you for staying at a FIRST HOTEL and for taking the time to share your experience. We strive to provide a high level of personal, instinctive service to ensure a so good stay stay. I am pleased to read that our facilities and location had contributed to a memorable experience for you. We hope you had a very pleasant journey home and our team is looking forward to welcoming your family again!

Responded March 10, 2018
aFIRST Hotel Myeongdong
10.0
Exceptional
Saithip from Thailand
Solo traveler
Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in December 2017

Exceptional”

Hotel's room is really clean and nice. Staffs are also very friendly. What I love about a First Hotel Myeongdong is it really easy to access from Incheon Airport. You can take the limousine bus to the New Kukje Hotel stop and walking to the street next Seoul Finance Center. And it's not that far from Cheonggyecheon, Gwahungmun and Shopping Street in Myeongdong.

Reviewed December 06, 2017

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Dear Saithip, Greetings a FIRST HOTEL. Thank you for staying at our hotel and for taking the time to share your review. Thank you for your sincere comments and we will continue to provide comfortable and friendly accommodations to the guests. Once again, thank you for your feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel in Seoul. Sincerely,

Responded December 10, 2017
aFIRST Hotel Myeongdong
9.6
Exceptional
Ann from Singapore
Family with young children
Triple - 3 Single Beds
Stayed 8 nights in December 2018

Excelllent location”

Pros - 5 min walk from 3 subway station - less than 10min walk to Myeongdong - very friendly and helpful front desk - coined operated laundromat - clean rooms and efficient housekeeping - surrounded by plenty of restaurants Cons - not enough washer and dryer available in laundry room Would highly recommend this hotel to friends and will stay again whenever I’m visiting Seoul

Reviewed December 31, 2018

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Dear Ann Thank you for staying at a FIRST HOTEL and for taking the time to share your experience. We appreciate your positive comments with regards to our hotel central location, facilities and our staff. It is our highest aim to present guests with the best of service no matter where they are in our hotel. We will continue to provide comfortable and friendly accommodations to the guests. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Thank you,

Responded January 03, 2019
aFIRST Hotel Myeongdong
8.8
Excellent
Aiza from Philippines
Group
Twin Room
Stayed 3 nights in August 2017

So so”

We were disappointed because The room was too small . And i thought it has a bath tub. Coz I saw it on the site. The location was hard to find. It was hidden besides on other tall bldgs. And y the bfast was too pricey and u can have is just very light meal? Y?! And how come the gentlemen in front office doesn't know all the locations of historical places. They at least have an idea coz there are lot of travelers visiting korea. . In laundry area I had to figure it out myself how to use it. Coz besides from they don't know how to explain in English they don't know also how to use it. This was my second time in Seoul . And Well what I like about the hotel it was near in myeongdong and restaurants.

Reviewed September 02, 2017

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Dear guest, Greetings a FIRST HOTEL. Thank you for staying at our hotel and for taking the time to share your review. We are so sorry to hear that you had uncomfortable experience at our hotel due to our staff. we will continue to provide comfortable and friendly accommodations to the guests. Please know that your appreciated comments have been taken up by the concerned departments for a detailed review and an improvement where needed. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back again. See you so soon!

Responded September 17, 2017
aFIRST Hotel Myeongdong
9.2
Exceptional
john
Family with teens
Deluxe Twin
Stayed 9 nights in July 2019

Great hotel”

Just spent 10 days at the hotel. Everything about the hotel was A+ except one little issue in the beginning but was quickly resolved. From easy of finding, check in, daily service, facility to check out was all great and as expected. It’s continently located close to many busy stops, subway station and easy walking distance to Myeongdong, city hall..etc. *one quickly resolved issue. So apparently hotel has central air that is controlled by them and not the control in the room. First night, temperature never went below 25c(77F)even tho thermostat was set to 22c, which was too hot for me to sleep, especially since it’s so humid this time of the year. Next morning I spoke to front desk and they “lowered” the setting to the room. Rest of the stay was set at comfortable 22c(71F). In summer, When you check in and you don’t feel the room cooling after about 10 mins, you’ll probably have to request to adjust the temperature. Overall, I would stay again.

Reviewed July 31, 2019

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Dear john, Thank you for your kind words regarding your recent visit to the aFIRST HOTEL. It really sounds like you and your family had a truly memorable stay with us. I'm glad our central location was the perfect starting point for your fun in Myeongdong.w Also, I'm pleased to hear our service and facility for your travel needs. Please know that your appreciated comments have been taken up by the concerned departments for a detailed review and an improvement where needed. Thank you for your time and we wish to have the opportunity to welcome you back someday. Thank you!

Responded August 01, 2019
aFIRST Hotel Myeongdong
9.6
Exceptional
John from United Kingdom
Family with young children
Family - 4 persons
Stayed 6 nights in August 2018

Excellent hotel in good location”

Hotel is located in a quiet area near Myeongdong. Has good facilities for washing clothes and gym. Only one bad point is the shuttle bus driver when we left the hotel to transit to the airport at the Airex, which he dropped us at the main road despite the rain and a drop zone near the train terminal at Seoul station.

Reviewed August 30, 2018

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Dear, John Thank you for staying at aFIRST Hotel Myeong dong and for taking the time to share your experience. I am pleased to read that our facilities and location had contributed to a memorable experience for you. your feedback holds great value for us and we want to assure you that we are following up with all relevant departments so as to improve our services for all future stays. Hope that you had a pleasant trip back and we hope to welcome you back one day soon. Thank you,

Responded August 31, 2018
aFIRST Hotel Myeongdong
9.6
Exceptional
Tang from Singapore
Solo traveler
Twin Room
Stayed 6 nights in November 2019

Well furnished boutique hotel near Euljiro 1 (il) ga Subway”

Like the hotel for the following: - relatively new (3 years) and well furnished - comes with gym and laudromat (2 x washer and dryer @ 3000 ₩ each. Machines in good condition) - clean For those who might want to stay close to Myeongdong, this might still require about 10min walk. The other slightly negative part of their location is that it is near some business buildings and restaurants where there might be their working group who might be hanging around for dinner and drink so some people might not feel comfortable. But for me, I'm ok with this. Find the good furnishing and amenities at that price well made up for this.

Reviewed November 18, 2019

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Dear Tang, Greetings from aFIRST Hotel Myeongdong. I am pleased to read that our facilities and location had contributed to a memorable experience for you. We strive to provide a high level of personal, instinctive service to ensure a good stay. your feedback holds great value for us and we want to assure you that we are following up with all relevant departments so as to improve our services for all future stays. Please visit us again soon as we love to have the pleasure of welcoming you back as our regular guest! Thank you!

Responded February 05, 2020
aFIRST Hotel Myeongdong
9.2
Exceptional
Sheetal from Singapore
Group
Double Room
Stayed 5 nights in September 2017

Great for a first time visit to Seoul”

Whilst not at the heart of Myeongdong, it was only a 15-20min walk over (or you can take the shuttle). The location is great as it is located on a street with many dining options. The complimentary shuttle service to several stops near major tourist attractions was also a pleasant surprise. Would definitely return should we visit Seoul again.

Reviewed January 04, 2018

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Dear, Brandon Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at a FIRST HOTEL. As you've mentioned, the location of the hotel is really great. The hotel is located at central of Seoul where you can find foods and places of interest in short walking distance. . I am delighted to hear that you had a great experience with us. we hope to welcome you back one day soon. Sincerely,

Responded January 06, 2018
aFIRST Hotel Myeongdong
10.0
Exceptional
Steven from United States
Family with young children
Family - 4 persons
Stayed 10 nights in April 2017

Excellent Hotel”

My family and I stayed ten nights in a family room and loved this hotel. The room was spacious enough and well designed. The hotel itself was hard to find initially, perhaps management could do more to guide people from the subway or airport bus. Once you check-in, you will realize how great the location is. It is a 5 minute walk to the subway, Lotte department store (check out the food area in the basement) and the Myeongdong shops, among others. There are so many restaurants nearby as well and we always felt safe walking at night. We would definitely stay here again.

Reviewed April 25, 2017

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Dear Steven, Greetings from aFIRST Hotel Myeong dong. Love your headline and your review. ^^ I am pleased to read that our room designed and location had contributed to a memorable experience for you. It is always a great pleasure to learn that our guests thoroughly enjoy the stay here with us. As you've mentioned, the location of the hotel is really great. The hotel is located in central Seoul where you can find foods and places of interest in short walking distance. Please visit us again soon as we love to have the pleasure of welcoming you back as our regular guest! Thank you!

Responded March 16, 2020
aFIRST Hotel Myeongdong
9.6
Exceptional
Xin from Singapore
Group
Deluxe Twin
Stayed 4 nights in April 2018

Awesome”

Located in the quiet area of Myeongdong which I appreciate. Surrounded by many restaurants and cafes, and a short distance from Eujiro Station. It was also a short walking distance to MyeongDong. My room was spacious and had sufficient space to put up to 3 luggages. There are also USB charging ports available. Hotel is also near a KAL Limousine station that rides towards Incheon Airport. All in all, a really great stay.

Reviewed April 11, 2018

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Dear, xin Greetings a FIRST HOTEL. Thank you for staying at our hotel and for taking the time to share your review. We do appreciate these positive reviews. We strive to provide a high level of personal, instinctive service to ensure a so good stay stay. I am pleased to read that our facilities and location had contributed to a memorable experience for you. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Thank you,

Responded April 18, 2018
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