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8.9 Excellent guest rating
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"Papa John is the greatest Korean on planet,)brilliant, his d..."

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9.0Location
  • 250 meters to public transportation

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms

  • Hot tub

  • Garden

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Family Room
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  • Garden view
  • 14 m²
  • 2 queen beds
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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  • Garden view
  • 20 m²
  • 2 single beds
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Twin Bed Room
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  • 11 m²
  • Non-smoking room
  • 2 single beds
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Male Only
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  • Garden view
  • 20 m²
  • 2 single beds
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Junior Twin Room
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  • No view
  • 9 m²
  • 2 single beds
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Nearest essentials

  • Airports
    • 21 kilometers to
    • Gimpo Airport (GMP)
    • 51 kilometers to
    • Seoul Incheon International Airport
  • Public transportation
    • 250 meters to
    • Sinnonhyeon Subway Station
    • 650 meters to
    • Gangnam Subway Station
  • Hospital or clinic
    • 1.8 kilometers to
    • Gangnam Severance Hospital
  • Pharmacy
    • 2.2 kilometers to
    • Vitamin Pharmacy
  • Convenience store
    • 1.2 kilometers to
    • 7 Eleven
  • Cash withdrawal
    • 2.1 kilometers to
    • ATM

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5.9

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  • Cleanliness 8.8
  • Facilities 8.4
  • Location 9.0
  • Room comfort and quality 9.3
  • Service 9.3
  • Value for money 9.0
Excellent
  • Cleanliness 8.4
  • Facilities 8.7
  • Location 8.8
  • Room comfort and quality 9.0
  • Service 10.0
  • Value for money 9.2
Excellent
  • Cleanliness 8.0
  • Facilities 8.7
  • Location 9.6
  • Room comfort and quality 7.0
  • Service 9.6
  • Value for money 7.6
  • Cleanliness 9.0
  • Facilities 8.0
  • Location 9.1
  • Room comfort and quality 9.5
  • Service 9.1
  • Value for money 9.1
Exceptional
  • Cleanliness 8.0
  • Location 10.0
  • Room comfort and quality 10.0
  • Service 10.0
  • Value for money 10.0
Excellent
  • Cleanliness 8.0
  • Facilities 8.0
  • Location 8.0
  • Service 10.0
  • Value for money 8.0
  • Cleanliness 8.6
  • Facilities 9.6
  • Location 8.4
  • Room comfort and quality 9.2
  • Service 9.4
  • Value for money 9.4
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9.6
Hyeyoung from South Korea
Group
Family Room
Stayed 1 night in January 2017
정말 편했어요!”
it was very cold winter and the room was very warm. I loved the sofa in the living room. It was so comfy.
Reviewed June 01, 2017
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10.0
Juan from United States
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Male Only
Stayed 14 nights in March 2017
Amazing Homestay”
Couldn't have picked a better to stay in Seoul with for 2 weeks. First time being in Seoul and was really worried of where to stay, but Big john's Place was so amazing. Friendly, safe, and felt like a family. Staying there again this july. Cant wait.!!!
Reviewed May 05, 2017
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7.2
Metta from Indonesia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in April 2017
Great option for those who wants to stay in the hip Shinnonhyeon area”
I LOVE THE BED. I think Big John's bed is the best among all guesthouse's bed I've ever try during my Korea trip. It's very firm and comfortable, just like starred hotel's bed. The location itself is great, in the busy dining area of Shinnonhyeon. It is near with Sinsa and Apgujeong. You can easily find many restaurants, cafes and bars here. There is even a coffee shop right next to the guesthouse. Just avoid taking the wrong alley when you are with your luggage because you will met with steep uphill road. Also keep in mind, if you are the type who likes to sleep early & prefer quiet neighborhood, then Big John's is not the perfect fit for you. When I stayed there, they held a BBQ party & stay chatting + playing music until 2 AM. For Moslem travelers, be aware that John has a dog. A very active one. The stairs is narrow, so you may find difficulties if you brought huge luggage. Bottled juices, instant cup noodles, eggs, cereals, bread, drinking water, all provided in the kitchen. Towels, shampoo and body wash also provided. There are 3 bathrooms + toilets but definitely I'm not interested to use the bathroom outside. You can use the washing machine for free.
Reviewed April 17, 2017
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9.6
Seoyoung from South Korea
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 1 night in January 2017
Friendly staffs and the best location in Seoul”
If you are a foreigner without any knowledge of local language , you surely wonder how deep you can communicate with people at your accommodation. And it's not hype that host determines your quality of trip since she or he is a local so can introduce you hidden spots. In that sense, John is a right host for you. Friendly, humorous and a fluent English speaker.
Reviewed March 31, 2017
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8.8
David from United States
Couple
Junior Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in March 2017
Excellent”
Had people talking and drinking right outside the room up until 5am. More like a clubhouse for Korean-Americans than a guest house for tourists.
Reviewed March 17, 2017
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8.8
JI from South Korea
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 1 night in January 2017
The best location ”
This hostel is located in Gangnam near Shinnonhyeon station. Many hot places are absolutely close. The host can speak English very fluently. They also serve snacks and drinks alday. Cheap, comfortable, friendly and good location. I recommend here.
Reviewed January 20, 2017
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10.0
NOUR from Malaysia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 1 night in December 2016
Nice guesthouse”
Daebak
Reviewed January 04, 2017
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8.0
YI from Taiwan
Group
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 3 nights in December 2016
Awesome”
The host was really nice and the location was close to the metro. What I like a lot is they have heater underneath the floor!!
Reviewed December 29, 2016
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10.0
tara from Philippines
Solo traveler
Twin Bed Room
Stayed 5 nights in November 2016
WARM, AWESOME PEOPLE & CONVENIENT LOCATION”
It was my first time to be alone in a country, let alone a none English speaking country. From the first day John and his staff made me feel right at home! I had a home cooked lunch and they would help me get around (helping me get a cab, finding a place, etc) I even got help on how to keep warm during November! Its well placed in comfortable walking distance from the Metro, a convenience store & two 24 hour eating spots The other reviews aren't just hype, Big John's Place was awesome and home away from home. I love it so much, I am saving up to go back within a year or two. I cannot applaud the place of its warmth in words.
Reviewed November 09, 2016
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8.8
Roger from United Arab Emirates
Couple
Junior Twin Room
Stayed 4 nights in August 2016
Amazing stay!”
We had a great time at John's place. The location is fantastic and 1 min away from the street buzzing with restaurants, coffee shops, pubs and shops. John was a great host and ensured that we were comfortable and had everything we need. We were lucky to be there when John organized a barbecue night with drinks and singing accompanied by a guitar :) Great place to stay if one wants to feel like home and enjoy good company. Highly recommended and would definitely come back!
Reviewed August 20, 2016
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