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9.4
Exceptional
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Exceptional location - 1.19 kilometers from city center
  • Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Subway Station70 m
  • Lotte FitIn90 m
  • K League Official Store190 m
  • Naksan Public Art200 m
  • Good Morning City220 m
  • Hanbok Cafe290 m
  • Apm Place300 m
  • Dongdaemun History & Culture Park350 m
  • Doota Mall370 m
  • Migliore Dongdaemun380 m
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Charim Guesthouse

    225, Jangchungdan-ro, Jung-gu(Dongdaemun History&Culture Park Station 8 exit), Dongdaemun, Seoul, South Korea, 100-411 - See map
    "So close to subway exit maybe just 1min by walk the location is good near to DongDaeMun wholesale Market"
    Lai F. - July 6, 2017
    Exceptional service
    9.1 rating for service
    Excellent comfort
    8.9 room quality and comfort
    • 70 meters to public transportation

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Breakfast [free]

    • Air conditioning

    • Garden

    This property is in high demand!

    Booked 34 times

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    Location score
    9.5/10
    Room comfort score
    8.9/10
    Value for money score
    8.8/10
    Service score
    9.1/10
    Better than
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    Value for money8.8
    Distance to city center0.1 km
    Location rating9.4
    Nearest airportGimpo Airport (GMP)
    Distance to airport18.2 km

    Rooms available at Charim Guesthouse

    8.9
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    1 Bed in 4 Bed Female Dormitory Room
    1 Bed in 4 Bed Female Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
    • City view
    • 2 bunk beds
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    Single
    Single
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    • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
    • Street view
    • 1 single bed
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    Bunk Bed
    Bunk Bed
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    • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
    • Street view
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Twin
    Twin
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    • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
    • Street view
    • 2 single beds
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    Economy Family Room
    Economy Family Room
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    • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
    • City view
    • 2 bunk beds
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    Double
    Double
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    • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
    • Street view
    • 1 double bed
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    Family Room with Bathroom
    Family Room with Bathroom
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    • Shower
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    Family Room with Bathroom
    Family Room with Bathroom
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    • Shower
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    Economy Twin Room
    Economy Twin Room
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    Economy Twin Room
    Economy Twin Room
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    What people love about Charim Guesthouse

    • 8.4
      Excellent
      Location

      "Good location nearby shopping street, staff was nice and kind."

      WenXian

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      September 15, 2017

    • 10.0
      Exceptional
      Cleanliness

      "The rooms are clean and location on a side street."

      Shinta

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      February 25, 2018

    • 8.8
      Excellent
      Location

      "Good price Good Location Bed big enough for 2-4"

      Chi

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      November 25, 2018

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    8.8
    Excellent

    "Clean room, comfortable and helpful reception when you need ..."

    Diana

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    October 19, 2018

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    What they offer

    9.6
    Exceptional
    Breakfast

    "Breakfast was toast with jam, it's fine."

    Sze C.

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    October 5, 2016

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    Food and dining

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    Continental

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    Cleanliness8.7
    Facilities8.0
    Location9.4
    Room comfort and quality8.9
    Service9.1
    Value for money8.8
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    8-9 Excellent (114)
    7-8 Very Good (85)
    6-7 Good (18)
    <6 Below Expectation (25)
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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Duane from Philippines
    Family with teens
    Economy Family Room
    Stayed 4 nights in December 2018

    First timers in Seoul”

    Easy to find, Location is very good, near train station, near bus to Everland pick up point. breakfast was ample. Staff are friendly and helpful. Room was clean and comfortable enough for the 4 of us.

    Reviewed May 22, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Junna from France
    Solo traveler
    Single
    Stayed 4 nights in June 2019

    Perfect location and amazing staff! ”

    I chose Charim because it seemed like a good location and i was right! Its in one of the most popular and touristic places in Seoul, easy to reach other popular places like Hondae, Idae, Myeondon, Gangnam and Jamsil. Its right next to the subway exit 8 like you cant miss it! You can go shopping at any time you want since its energetic during night, and you can walk to Kwangjang sijang (street market/restaurants) which takes about 10-15 mins. Besides the great location, the staff is kind and nice people! They don’t speak English (or any language other than Korean i guess), but they try to talk to you and can be helpful too. If you speak a bit of Korean like me, you can have fun little talks with them! The only con is that the room is quite small so if you have a big luggage and open it you dont have much space but you can still make it comfy. Same for toilet/bathroom. Overall, perfect place to stay in Seoul! Big thanks to Charim for the good time :)

    Reviewed June 23, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Louise from United States
    Family with teens
    Twin
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

    Excellent staff and worth to stay”

    Good location, clean, good value, enough room space and very helpful staff. The only thing I doesn't like is no seat for taking off shoes at the tiny reception area, because no shoes allow after reception area.

    Reviewed January 27, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Sunny from South Korea
    Solo traveler
    1 Bed in 4 Bed Female Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019

    clean accommodation”

    It was easy to find because it was right in front of the subway entrance, and it was clean enough not to have to wear slippers. It's convenient to use the extra towels where you can see them. It was also convenient because it was quieter than other guest houses, so it was more comfortable to have a bathroom in front of the table.

    Reviewed February 28, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Karine from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    1 Bed in 4 Bed Female Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in May 2019

    Beyond expectations ”

    Though I wasn’t able to stay for a night and had to rush for a midnight trip

    Reviewed May 29, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    LIM from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    1 Bed in 4 Bed Female Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    comfortable stay ”

    location is nice , just bare in mind you need to carry your baggage to up level =)

    Reviewed May 02, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Terence from Australia
    Couple
    Twin
    Stayed 3 nights in July 2018

    This is a guest house, not a 5-star hotel, bear this in mind, you'll be ok. ”

    Good value for great location. Breakfast is very basic, but for the price you pay, quite acceptable. Over all happy with stay. The only thing is, no elevator in building, guesthouse on 3rd level. Friendly staff.

    Reviewed August 05, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Vu from Vietnam
    Solo traveler
    1 Bed in 4 Bed Female Dormitory Room
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2017

    Wonderful!”

    The guesthouse is right at Exit8 of Dongdaemun History and Culture Park station. There are many things around that you can explode. The host can not speak English well but he always try to interact with you and he is also very kind. The guesthouse is in the 3rd floor with no elevator but dont worry the host will help you to carry your case if it's too heavy.

    Reviewed November 04, 2017
    9.6
    Exceptional
    siti from Malaysia
    Group
    Economy Family Room
    Stayed 5 nights in May 2017

    Excellent Place To Stay! ”

    Pros: Everything just perfect. I am so happh to stay for 5 nights with all convenience around me. In fact, the guesthouse is perfect. U can sleep happily while breakfast also provided. No need bring travel iron cause the house provide iron anytime u request. They have rooftop to relax stay and chatting. The house also have washing machine and dryer. The breakfast is free so pls not to demand high: bread, cereal, jam, butter, coffee, tea, 3 in 1 coffee, milk and orange juice. Whatever they show (pictures) in agoda just the same what u get when u check in. Anyway, my group is 100% satisfied with the guesthouse and owner. Cons They have only stairs without elevator. Pls consider to stay here if you bring and old folks. Charim is located at level 3. For us we are ok. But for those bring and old family should consider for their convenience too. Thats all.

    Reviewed May 23, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    king from Ireland
    Solo traveler
    1 Bed in 4 Bed Female Dormitory Room
    Stayed 8 nights in May 2017

    Lovely guesthouse in a convenient location just above a metro station”

    Although it is 3 flights of stairs up with no escalator, it is in a very convenient location literally right above exit 8 of Dongdaemun History and Culture Park (exit 12 with escalator facilities is only around the corner at Lotte Fitin too). Mr Kang the guesthouse owner even tho he doesn't speak much was really nice and always greeted me when I saw him, he helped me with my suitcase without me asking when I checked out! I stayed in a four bed female dorm with our own bathroom/shower facilities and was lovely to just have to share with my four roommates. Met some lovely new friends during my stay and would come back to stay at Charim again without hesitation!

    Reviewed May 13, 2017
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Sin from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Single
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2016

    Comfortable and friendly host”

    Location - Perfect. Near to shopping places, next to subway station. Only drawback is stairs to take from subway and up to the building, not easy with heavy luggage. Cleanliness - Very new renovation, clean as home, friendly host. Size - Single bed room size is not spacious, but just nice for resting place. Bathroom - Heater is good, private bathroom is clean. Breakfast - Simple breakfast with cereal and bread and milk. Good enough.

    Reviewed November 01, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Joseph from Malaysia
    Family with young children
    Twin
    Stayed 7 nights in May 2016

    Convenient for daily need”

    They have washer machine at the roof top where you can use and dry your clothes. Very friendly owner and people staying in the hostel. A good place to make new friends :) Many restaurant behind the street of this hostel but expensive. Paris baguette bakery shop just around the corner.

    Reviewed May 24, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Joseph from Malaysia
    Couple
    Double
    Stayed 7 nights in May 2016

    Great Location and Facilities”

    This is a new hotel, only 8 months old, strategic location near to the Line 4 Exit 8. Most of the nearby shopping and wholesale opened til morning 5-6am which can be an ideal location for late night shopper, walkable distance to Designer club, U:US Mall and Nuzzon. The only disadvantages is the food in this area are more expensive than other area in Seoul.

    Reviewed May 24, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Joseph from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Single
    Stayed 7 nights in May 2016

    Recommended for solo traveler”

    Helpful owner help me to carrying the luggage to the ground floor, the hotel no elevator, not suitable for people who cannot climb 3 levels building. Near to Metro line 4 (cyan color) Exit 8, without escalator, you will have to climb 2 level staircase.

    Reviewed May 24, 2016
    9.2
    Exceptional
    CHOONG from Malaysia
    Couple
    Twin
    Stayed 8 nights in February 2016

    Excellent location”

    Located at a subway exit. The exit is a long flight of staircase. There is no lift to the guesthouse as well. Many shopping and eating places within walking distance. A very clean guest house. Sound proofing between rooms is poor.

    Reviewed February 19, 2016
    8.3
    Excellent
    Wai from Hong Kong
    Couple
    Twin
    Stayed 4 nights in August 2015

    Great Place and helpful staff”

    Helpful staff, location, air con

    The staff are very helpful and with great english!! The location is just next to the Subway, very convenient. The room is a bit small but very tidy. Need to notice that there are no lifts, need to walk upstairs. But it is still a good place.

    Reviewed September 05, 2015
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Steven from Malaysia
    Group
    Double
    Stayed 3 nights in September 2018

    Beware if you have large luggage”

    There is no elevator or lift to move big luggage into the room(3rd floor), but staff is friendly who willing to help us to carry almost 60kg of luggage. Breakfast is provided. Room space is big enough to open two 28inch luggage.

    Reviewed September 28, 2018
    7.6
    Very good
    JIAWEI from Taiwan
    Solo traveler
    Single
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018

    Very good”

    location is good, just 1 min from the exit of the subway. However, you should spend some time to find out the hotel because it is just hidden in the construction site.

    Reviewed June 10, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Helta from Indonesia
    Group
    1 Bed in 4 Bed Female Dormitory Room
    Stayed 3 nights in April 2019

    Excellent”

    The location so near from subway station in front of dongdaemun History & culture park exit 8, the room so clean and the staff and owner so friendly even they can't speak English .

    Reviewed April 16, 2019
    4.0
    CHIEW from Australia
    Group
    Twin
    Stayed 3 nights in April 2019

    Acceptable”

    The only good thing about this guesthouse is it’s location. Near amenities. I wouldn’t come back because there’s NO: 1) lift (2 flights of stairs) 2) housekeeping 3) separate shower cubicle 4)new towel unless you ask 5) bedsheets !

    Reviewed April 18, 2019

    We'll make the most of the improvements we can make. Thank you for visiting our hotel.

    Responded July 13, 2019
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