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7.8
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8.5
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Excellent location - 2.8 kilometers from city center
  • Changdeokgung Palace2.83 km
  • Cheonggyecheon Stream3.4 km
  • Myeongdong Shopping Street3.71 km
  • Myeong-dong4.05 km
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace4.1 km
  • N Seoul Tower4.16 km
  • Deoksugung4.29 km
  • The War Memorial of Korea5.96 km
  • National Museum of Korea7.14 km
  • Lotte World9.75 km
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Dongdaemun Guesthouse

    81-45, Shinseol-dong,dongdaemun, Gangbuk, Seoul, South Korea, 212, 130-810 - See map
    "Very nice location and value for money."
    Luis - December 20, 2016
    Excellent service
    8.2 rating for service
    Very good comfort
    7.4 room quality and comfort
    Very good cleanliness
    7.3 rating for cleanliness
    Very good facilities on premise
    7.3 facilities on premise
    • 170 meters to public transportation

    • Airport transfer

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Sauna

    • Air conditioning

    Value for money8.4
    Distance to city center2.5km
    Location rating8.5
    Nearest airportGimpo Airport (GMP)
    Distance to airport19.6 km

    Rooms available at Dongdaemun Guesthouse

    Triple
    Triple
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 2 bunk beds
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    Family - 6 Persons
    Family - 6 Persons
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 double bed and 2 bunk bed...
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    Family Room
    Family Room
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 2 bunk beds
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    Double
    Double
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    • Non-smoking
    • Shower and bathtub
    • 1 double bed
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    Deluxe Family
    Deluxe Family
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 double bed and 1 bunk bed
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    Twin
    Twin
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    • Non-smoking
    • Shower
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Superior Family Room (4 Adults)
    Superior Family Room (4 Adults)
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • Shower and bathtub
    • 1 double bed and 2 bunk bed...
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    Single
    Single
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    • Non-smoking
    • Shower
    • 1 single bed
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    Superior Room
    Superior Room
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    • Shower
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    Standard Quadruple
    Standard Quadruple
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    • Shower
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    What people love about Dongdaemun Guesthouse

    • 8.0
      Very good
      Location

      "Great value for money and excellent location for airport bus, underground and shopping."

      Pak

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      August 19, 2016

    • 6.8
      Good
      Location

      "Provide a simple bread & milk for breakfast, convenient location with walking distance"

      LaiPeng

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      February 3, 2017

    • 7.2
      Very good
      Location

      "The hotel was in a good location, within 5 minutes from Sinseol-Dong metro station."

      Sabrina

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      January 3, 2017

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    Value for money score
    8.4/10
    Location score
    8.6/10
    Room comfort score
    7.4/10
    Room size
    11 sqm.
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    8.4
    Excellent

    "By the way guesthouse are very different from hotels so dont..."

    ROBERTO

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    November 10, 2018

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    Most talked about facilities

    Breakfast
    12 mentions
    Housekeeping
    5 mentions
    Internet
    2 mentions
    Food & Dining
    1 mention

    What they offer

    7.6
    Very good

    "We enjoyed our stay and would consider staying here again ou..."

    Douglas

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    May 6, 2018

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    Food and dining

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    Reviews of Dongdaemun Guesthouse from real guests

    Overall rating
    7.8
    Very good
    From 250 reviews
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    Rating via Agoda7.9
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    Cleanliness7.3
    Facilities7.3
    Location8.5
    Room comfort and quality7.4
    Service8.2
    Value for money8.4
    High score for Seoul
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    9+ Exceptional (19)
    8-9 Excellent (26)
    7-8 Very Good (23)
    6-7 Good (14)
    <6 Below Expectation (11)
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    Jun - Aug (18)
    Sep - Nov (25)
    Dec - Feb (23)
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    6.4
    Good
    Patricia from Austria
    Group
    Triple
    Stayed 3 nights in July 2019

    Good location & cheap price. ”

    Pros: The owner is really nice and the metro station is just 2 min away. There are a lot of restaurants nearby and a big super-market in walking distance (600m) Cons: The whole place is really dirty, especially the community kitchen. It's not a place where you want to prepare food. The room is quite small, there are no mosquito nets, so you have to fight them at night. You've got the typical shower-toilet which was fine for me. Overall the owner is very nice and you get what you pay for :)

    Reviewed July 16, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    hazel from Philippines
    Family with teens
    Family - 6 Persons
    Stayed 6 nights in June 2019

    Honest Review”

    We’ve stayed here last June with my family and my sister. The guesthouse is very cheap but you’ve got more value for your money since the space is enough for us and the room is very clean since Mr. Kang himself is cleaning it everyday. The location is perfect since the subway and bus stops are very near. Lastly, Mr. Kang (the owner) is very accommodating and nice (and cute oppa 🤣😂) he allowed us to check in very early and even allowed us to stay while waiting for our driver going to the airport. Thank you, Mr. Kang! 😉 would definitely recommend this guesthouse to everyone! 👍🏼👍🏼

    Reviewed July 13, 2019
    8.0
    Excellent
    NUR from Malaysia
    Group
    Family Room
    Stayed 5 nights in January 2018

    Good Price for who in tight budget”

    Good : Very close to the subway (Shinseol-dong Ext 1) around 50m, the guy (receptionist) is very helpfull. He even wait and help us carry our super duper heavy luggages downstair when we check out at 5 am. He is very helpfull in many things. Bad : The sewarage system is really bad (smell like urghh). You need to close the bathroom door all the time to make sure the room is not too smelly. For someone who is height with 175cm above you need to be careful with ceiling since their ceiling is low. But, overall is nice and affordable since you need the room for rest and sleep only.

    Reviewed February 09, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    Rochelle from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    Twin
    Stayed 5 nights in October 2016

    dongdaemun guesthouse review”

    The owner is very accommodating to our requests. The guesthouse is comfortable and about a short walk to the train station. Note though that if you are carrying heavy luggage, you might want to request to stay at the first floor. :)

    Reviewed November 03, 2016
    8.4
    Excellent
    sanjita from South Korea
    Family with teens
    Double
    Stayed 9 nights in August 2016

    great stay amazing place close the subway”

    Thank you so much for a wonderful stay in Seoul Sinseol dong it was a perfect place with ensuite toilet and free breakfast. The location was great, not far from all the top tourist destinations. Tried to contact you but this seemed like the only way, we were wondering if you could keep the green innisfree bottle from the fridge on hold till we get back in 8 days. We're from room 102 we will come to claim it on the 28th, please let us know if this is possible. Thank you, best wishes! Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed August 20, 2016
    8.4
    Excellent
    ROBERTO from Philippines
    Group
    Family Room
    Stayed 6 nights in October 2018

    dongdaemun guest house is highly recommended for group or backpackers or on a budget trip”

    the location is verty near to subway and bus stops. . Mr. Noah Kang , the owner is very helpful and approachable. We stayed there for 7 nights and we are very comfortable and safe. This is a two floor buildiing, so even if your room are upstair its easy to come up and down, unlike the first guesthouse weve stay last year near seoul station, we were put on the 6th floor with no elevator. so imagine for 4 days your going up and down on the 6th floor using the stair. In Dongdaemun you are near to every thing, you can cook your food, and the free meals are available anytime you want. By the way guesthouse are very different from hotels so dont expect a very cozy room and facilies. For me, the price we pay for the rooms is very reasonable . Thank you very much Noah Kang

    Reviewed November 10, 2018
    6.8
    Good
    noranisa from Malaysia
    Group
    Twin
    Stayed 6 nights in September 2018

    Good place but think carefully ”

    Pros, near with subway station. Very great staff. Able to drop luggage even before check in time. Great place just to sleep. Comfortable bed and pillow. The room got hair dryer, iron, tv, fan, air conditioner. Got private toilet. Cons, old building, but not very old. Messy lobby and kitchen. Very small room. Refrigerator in room cannot be used. Got breakfast but only bread, jam,milk and cereal. The road very dark and scary at night. Even near with subway station, the location is not in tourist area. Conclusion. This place very good place for sleep only because all basic necessities provided. 2 stations away from dongdaemun, but quite far from hongik university. But good value for money. You get with what you pay.

    Reviewed September 19, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Warnakulasuriya from Sri Lanka
    Group
    Double
    Stayed 4 nights in March 2018

    EXCELLENT ”

    NEXT TIME BOOKING

    Reviewed January 09, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Warnakulasuriya from Sri Lanka
    Group
    Twin
    Stayed 4 nights in March 2018

    EXCELLENT ”

    NEXT TIME BOOKING

    Reviewed January 09, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Sharmaine from Philippines
    Group
    Deluxe Family
    Stayed 10 nights in May 2018

    The best budget-friendly guesthouse in Seoul!”

    The best budget-friendly guesthouse to stay in when you're in Seoul. It's so close to subway (sinseol-dong) station. Also, it's located in a safe and quiet neighborhood that's why you can enjoy your trip without worries 😊 Most importantly, Mr. Kang is really helpful towards guest's concerns and needs. You can ask him anything and anytime all throughout your stay. This guesthouse has complete facilities which will make you feel just like home 😊

    Reviewed May 16, 2018
    8.0
    Excellent
    Luis from United States
    Solo traveler
    Double
    Stayed 4 nights in December 2016

    good place”

    Near subway exit No 1 or No 2. Very nice location and value for money. Nice staff Smell of fungus in the bathroom. I found spread of black mold beneath toilet bowl. It would be nice if it is cleaned and disinfected.

    Reviewed December 20, 2016
    8.0
    Excellent
    Eng from Malaysia
    Family with young children
    Family - 6 Persons
    Stayed 4 nights in December 2016

    Great Location”

    Located at Sinseoldong新设洞 Metro Station exit 1 n 2. Access from exit 1 will see a 7-11 at the T junction, at the junction turn to the left n walk straight for 40m, guesthouse is at the left. We enjoyed the morning breakfast in the small kitchen even just only bread & juice n milk but the value added for the family member to sit together is priceless. Thanks

    Reviewed December 15, 2016
    8.0
    Excellent
    Wittawat from Thailand
    Couple
    Double
    Stayed 3 nights in October 2016

    Good location and Great staff”

    Around the guesthose has a lot of restaurants. Some of them are famous. I had pork bbq where is the best ever. Near 7-11 and convenince store.Close to Subway line 1 which you can get to Airport by train.Staff is very nice. We arrived there earlier than check in time. He let us to check in. So we could take a rest before going out.

    Reviewed October 21, 2016
    8.0
    Excellent
    Pak from United Arab Emirates
    Family with teens
    Twin
    Stayed 5 nights in August 2016

    Last Minute Booking”

    Great value for money and excellent location for airport bus, underground and shopping. Ground floor room had a damp smell, but 1/F room was fine. Kitchen was a bit cramped if you have more than 4 people. Overall very satisfied.

    Reviewed August 19, 2016
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Maria from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    Twin
    Stayed 4 nights in November 2015

    Happy i have booked on this place”

    Location is quiet and very near the train station. Nice staff. Clean. Enjoyed their breakfast. Have refer this place to my friends and i will definitely book on this guesthouse again on my next visit to korea.

    Reviewed June 14, 2016
    8.4
    Excellent
    Kimberly from United States
    Solo traveler
    Twin
    Stayed 4 nights in March 2016

    Perfect affordable homebase”

    The location is about two minutes walk from the local underground exit and was really well connected. The surrounding area had some good food and it was really close to a 7-11. There isn't much in the rooms; there are no toiletries or free water, but this isn't the type of place that you should expect those things. The water was hot, the sheets were clean, it had a TV and hairdryer, and was in a quiet location! It was more than my friends and I even hoped for! Breakfast in the morning is just toast, jam, and juices but it's enough to get you started on your day! There are certainly enough electrical outlets in the room (note: they are the European two prong sockets). Noise from the hallway does carry at night, but luckily the people that were staying at the same time as us didn't stand in the hallway and talk to each other. The rooms are really dark at night, which is perfect for a good night's sleep after a day of exploring Seoul. Overall, I know I would stay here again in a heartbeat! It was safe, convenient, clean, and affordable. If you want to live in your room while you travel, this isn't the place for you; but if you want a comfortable place to come back to at night then stay here!

    Reviewed April 01, 2016
    6.8
    Good
    Azwa from Malaysia
    Group
    Twin
    Stayed 6 nights in February 2016

    Worth your money”

    If you looking for cheap, clean, easy to check in and out and no issue for staying in small room, dongdaemun guesthouse is a good choice. Free breakfast. Very near to subway station. But, the wifi connection is poor if you stay in above floor. Need to go to pantry if you want fast wifi connection. No market like myeongdong or namdaemun, but still, its good for you. Lol. It save a lot of your money. Overall, the guesthouse is good. Maybe I will stay there again in future.

    Reviewed February 14, 2016
    8.7
    Excellent
    jiwon from South Korea
    Family with young children
    Double
    Stayed 3 nights in November 2015

    cheap place to stay”

    cheap. clean and helpful staff

    The place is easy to find. Rooms are cleaned everyday. Staffs are very helpful. Room price is cheap too. One thing not so good about this place is the kitchen. Its too small for a group. Theres no lobby.

    Reviewed November 29, 2015
    8.8
    Excellent
    Ukrist from Thailand
    Couple
    Twin
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

    Very conveneint.”

    Takes 2 minutes walk to/from metro station. The area is quiet in the night. Highly recommend for travellers that doesn't mind small room. The owner was very nice.

    Reviewed May 02, 2018
    8.0
    Excellent
    Tien from Vietnam
    Group
    Double
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2016

    Quite good”

    A few steps from Dongdaemun station. Room is ok.

    Reviewed November 18, 2016
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