Myeongdong Time Hostel

50-6, Chungmuro 2-ga, Jung-gu (9, Samil-daero 4-gil), Myeong-dong, Seoul, South Korea, 04553
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6.6
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8.1
Excellent
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Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
  • Myeongdong Shopping Street430 m
  • Cheonggyecheon Stream810 m
  • Myeong-dong830 m
  • Deoksugung1.19 km
  • N Seoul Tower1.23 km
  • Changdeokgung Palace1.93 km
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace2.13 km
  • The War Memorial of Korea3.01 km
  • National Museum of Korea4.49 km
  • Lotte World11.11 km
  • Highlights and ratings

    2-star Guesthouse/bed and breakfast
    Free Wi-Fi

    This property is in high demand!

    Booked 47 times

    "Pros: check in was smooth, value for money, location is great just across myeongdong shopping area, namsan tower is visible from outside the building."
    Jose F. - 18 May 2018
    Good service
    6.3 rating for service
    Good cleanliness
    6.0 rating for cleanliness
    • 340 meters to public transportation

    • Located in heart of Seoul

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Breakfast [free]

    • Air conditioning

    Cheaper than 96% of all properties in Seoul in the last 24 hoursCompared to 6,744 Seoul properties at Agoda for various dates
    Value for money7.0
    Location rating8.1
    Nearest airportGimpo Airport (GMP)
    Distance to airport16.6 km

    Rooms available at Myeongdong Time Hostel

    Triple Room
    Triple Room
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    • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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    Double Room
    Double Room
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    • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 double bed
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    Twin Room
    Twin Room
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    • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
    • City view
    • 2 single beds
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    Family Room
    Family Room
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • City view
    • 2 double beds
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    Room Assigned on Arrival
    Room Assigned on Arrival
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    • Shower
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    Deluxe Double Room with Shower
    Deluxe Double Room with Shower
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    • Shower
    • 1 double bed
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    Deluxe Double Room with Shower
    Deluxe Double Room with Shower
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    • Shower
    • 1 double bed
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    (H)Standard Double Single Use Min 2 nights
    (H)Standard Double Single Use Min 2 nights
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      (H)Standard Double Single Use
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        Deluxe Double Room with Bath
        Deluxe Double Room with Bath
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          What people love about Myeongdong Time Hostel

          • 8.0
            Very good
            Location

            "Good location just 5 mins away from Myeongdong Station."

            Eleanor

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            03 November 2017

          • 8.4
            Excellent
            Location

            "Good location just 5 mins away from Myeongdong Station."

            Eleanor

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            29 October 2017

          • 8.8
            Excellent
            Staff 

            "Good location, friendly staff, nice room with own cr;"

            Marry A.

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            06 November 2017

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          21 sqm.
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          8.1/10
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          7.0/10
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          8.4
          Excellent

          "Near the shopping area, clean and with heater to keep you wa..."

          Jennifer

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          07 February 2018

          Description

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          Most talked about facilities

          Breakfast
          16 mentions
          Housekeeping
          9 mentions
          Food & Dining
          3 mentions
          Internet
          3 mentions

          What they offer

          4.4
          Review score
          Staff 

          "The staff are great, friendly and helpful."

          William

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          21 September 2016

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          Nearest essentials

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          Food and dining

          Nearby restaurants

          Korean cuisine
          Korean cuisine
          Art de Chef CenterMark Hotel
          1.3 km Korean
          HaetSsal SutBbul Gogalbi Zzukumi
          1.5 km Korean
          Nene Chicken Ewha Womans University
          4.2 km Korean
          Asian cuisine
          Asian cuisine
          Myeonggung
          40 m Asian, Korean
          Jangwidong Yuseongjib Junggu
          50 m Asian, Korean
          Okdoljip
          90 m Asian, Korean
          Cafe
          Cafe
          Caffe Bene Myeongdong Sejong Hotel Store
          180 m Cafe
          Coffee Bean Myeongdong Nine Tree Hotel
          320 m Cafe
          Idiya Myeongbo
          390 m Cafe

          What's nearby

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          Reviews of Myeongdong Time Hostel from real guests

          Overall rating
          6.6
          Good
          From 665 reviews
          Provided by verified guests of
          Agoda Reviews (280)Booking.com Reviews (385)
          Rating via Agoda6.6
          /
          10
          Cleanliness6.0
          Facilities5.6
          Location8.1
          Service6.3
          Value for money7.0
          High score for Seoul
          Rating
          9+ Exceptional (17)
          8-9 Excellent (21)
          7-8 Very Good (32)
          6-7 Good (25)
          <6 Below Expectation (62)
          Time of the year
          Mar - May (41)
          Jun - Aug (14)
          Sep - Nov (59)
          Dec - Feb (43)
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          12345
          8.0
          Excellent
          Rico from Philippines
          Family with young children
          Twin Room
          Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

          Good Location!”

          Since this is a hostel expect what you've pay for. Overall I rate it 7/10. Location wise! Walking distance at Myeongdong Market and other tourist areas like Namsanggol Village, Namsan Park, N Seoul and Namdaemun Market. Convenient stores are present along the areas, coffee shops, restaurant and bus stations too. Hostel interior is a little bit tidy, the comfort room in our room is not that clean and quiet old; bed needs vacuum to clean the dust from the bed. But overall we still recommend this hostel for backpackers after all its a budget friendly accommodation. By the way YES free breakfast: toast,hard boiled egg and coffee that's it.

          Reviewed April 26, 2019
          5.6
          Nina from Philippines
          Couple
          Double Room
          Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

          Near Myeongdong Exit 10 ”

          This is my second time to stay here but the place seems slighty unmaintained. Garbage was stacked on the back door. Kitchen stove is still unfixed. We don’t know how to cook eggs using microwave oven. Breakfast is still bread and strawberry jam. There’s cookies but no ones in the morning to refill. Nevertheless, room and bathroom is well-cleaned. Shampoo and body washed is available. Smart tv is also available in the room. I really love the location near Myeongdong shopping street, Myeongdong Cathedral, Subway station and E-Mart Reserve (where you can go to the rooftop and see the nice view of Namsan Tower. Overall, our stay is ok.

          Reviewed April 29, 2019
          8.8
          Excellent
          zarina from Malaysia
          Group
          Triple Room
          Stayed 3 nights in November 2017

          we happy with Vestin myeongdong. ”

          reasonable price hostel with attached bathroom. when we arrive there is no hot water in bathroom. we have to shower icy cold water for 2 days. the 3rd day they manage to fix the water heater. management was very nice & apologise to us. guest was not allow to use electric stove (wish they can allow us) we can use microwave & small electric kettle at pantry. other then that we are quite happy wt the hostel.

          Reviewed November 28, 2017
          8.4
          Excellent
          Lester from Philippines
          Group
          Triple Room
          Stayed 6 nights in October 2017

          Second time in Vestin”

          It was my second time in vestin and first time for my friends. they said that the hotel was good. the location is very neer in Myeongdong, nandaemun market and N Seoul tower. I just hope that there is at least one person in service desk round the clock for late check-ins. We have to wait for like 45 mins just to get our room because no one is there to help us.

          Reviewed October 29, 2017
          4.0
          Mas from Malaysia
          Group
          Family Room
          Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

          not really close to any subway in particular. ”

          around 700m to the nearest myeongdong subway. no bus stop and people with a lot of walking needed or love spending time going to and fro the subway station should stay here. simple breakfast small reception and unusable kitchen. only microwave.

          Reviewed January 31, 2019

          I am sorry for your inconvenience. but we have two stations around hostel. the nearest station(myeongdong) is only 140meters. and takes 4 minutes. I guess you mixed it up with other station(chungmuro station).

          Responded February 01, 2019
          Myeongdong Time Hostel
          8.8
          Excellent
          shazreenee
          Group
          Family Room
          Stayed 5 nights in October 2018

          Excellent”

          We stay at family room, got 2 queen bed with 2 interconnect room. Toilet big enough for us. The space just ok, we able to put our luggage on floor. The only problem no lift, so you need to be strong enough to bring down ur luggage after the shopping. Hostel in between myeongdong station & chungmuro station. Near to Myeongdong shopping street just 200m walk easy to go shopping & eating.

          Reviewed October 16, 2018
          3.2
          Gianfranco from Philippines
          Couple
          Twin Room
          Stayed 3 nights in October 2018

          poor”

          poor

          Reviewed June 11, 2019
          5.6
          Wei from Malaysia
          Group
          Twin Room
          Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

          old bathroom”

          no lifts

          Reviewed May 30, 2019
          7.2
          Very good
          Chin from Brunei Darussalam
          Solo traveler
          Double Room
          Stayed 3 nights in April 2019

          Average”

          Average hostel in popular area. There are better ones out there

          Reviewed April 29, 2019
          8.4
          Excellent
          ABIGAIL from Philippines
          Couple
          Twin Room
          Stayed 3 nights in March 2019

          Convenient place to stay”

          The hostel is so close to Myeongdong and guests can enjoy the street food and the night life.

          Reviewed March 31, 2019
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Hanis from Malaysia
          Group
          Triple Room
          Stayed 1 night in October 2018

          Strategic place”

          Good stay with good price. Near to subways, convenient stall, Myeongdong (all walking distance).

          Reviewed March 08, 2019
          7.2
          Very good
          vanessa
          Family with young children
          Double Room
          Stayed 6 nights in March 2019

          HONEST REVIEW”

          LOCATION is good near to myeongdong station exit 9/10. Staff is helpful n friendly. Facilities okay but please provide dryer for washing clothes purpose (i hang washed clothes in the room). Room space is small but maybe okay for couple. No cooking here only got microwave but thats fine with me. Break fest,water dispenser also provided.

          Reviewed March 29, 2019
          4.4
          Mattanaporn from Australia
          Group
          Twin Room
          Stayed 5 nights in March 2019

          Acceptable”

          The room is really small and the bathroom is not in the good condition. The room dose not really look like in the picture that they show. However, it was at the good location and near to the airport bus. I would recommend this hostel to someone that don’t mind about the room condition but want to stay near to the city ,subway and bus stop. But not recommend for someone who mind all the thing

          Reviewed March 14, 2019
          9.6
          Exceptional
          Nikkirey from Philippines
          Solo traveler
          Twin Room
          Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

          Great location”

          Super near in Myeongdong

          Reviewed May 28, 2019
          6.4
          Good
          Vernisse from Philippines
          Couple
          Twin Room
          Stayed 5 nights in December 2018

          Good”

          Hotel is near myeongdong shopping street, around 10 mins away. Room is very small. There's no space to move around. Okay for short stays and if you plan on spending most of your time outside.

          Reviewed April 08, 2019
          6.8
          Good
          Aileen from Philippines
          Group
          Family Room
          Stayed 4 nights in March 2019

          The location is good since it is near the myeongdong shopping district”

          They have breakfast, wifi and the location is good

          Reviewed April 06, 2019
          8.4
          Excellent
          Wan from Malaysia
          Group
          Triple Room
          Stayed 5 nights in October 2017

          Nice owner ”

          Owner is very nice and always greet us. Cleaning services every day. Shared kitchen, we need to open shoes to enter kitchen but some guest didn't follow the rules..

          Reviewed September 25, 2018
          9.2
          Exceptional
          Hamzah from Singapore
          Group
          Triple Room
          Stayed 6 nights in September 2018

          value for money”

          Good place if you are on a budget. The staff are nice and friendly.

          Reviewed September 15, 2018
          4.8
          Lester from Philippines
          Group
          Triple Room
          Stayed 5 nights in May 2018

          Not sure if I will book again next time”

          I already had two reviews with Vestin because when I stayed here last April and Oct 2017, I had a pretty good experience with the management. As i said before, the only thing I dont like is that they do not provide information for late checked- in after their business hours closed. This time around, it was changed. If you have to check-in late, they will leave a note and instruction at the front desk for you to do self check-in. But my last experience was horrible. Our bed sheets were not changed, there were relief patch on the bed sheets, the bed cover was dirty and the pillow case was not new. We talked to the caretaker who stayed overnight at the hotel but he only argued with me that he changed it. We had to wait for the following morning to ask the management to change it. Disappointes with their served breakfast, some hotels serve cereals, coffee, milk and bread but this time around only bread was available. The hotel is so close to Myeongdong and the place is safe for travellers. But not really sure if I will book next time because of the bad experienced we encountered. Imagine using the bed sheets, bed cover and pillow case the previous guests used. It's disgusting!

          Reviewed May 20, 2018
          8.8
          Excellent
          Farah from Malaysia
          Group
          Triple Room
          Stayed 5 nights in March 2018

          great location and cheap”

          location is great, easy to locate, near the subway, near to myeondong shopping street, namsan tower, bus stop to airport. its cheap so dont expect great facilities like staying at 4, 5 star hotel. the owner let us check in early at 6 am which is great considering we slept at the airport the night before. overall i would stay here again on my next trip

          Reviewed March 24, 2018
          12345

          Reviews of Myeongdong Time Hostel from real guests

          Overall rating
          6.6
          Good
          From 665 reviews
          Provided by verified guests of
          Agoda Reviews (280)Booking.com Reviews (385)
          Rating via Agoda6.6
          /
          10
          Cleanliness6.0
          Facilities5.6
          Location8.1
          Service6.3
          Value for money7.0
          High score for Seoul
          Rating
          9+ Exceptional (17)
          8-9 Excellent (21)
          7-8 Very Good (32)
          6-7 Good (25)
          <6 Below Expectation (62)
          Time of the year
          Mar - May (41)
          Jun - Aug (14)
          Sep - Nov (59)
          Dec - Feb (43)
          All guests (280)
          All room types
          All languages

          Show reviews that mention 

          Showing 157 verified guest comments
          12345
          8.0
          Excellent
          Rico from Philippines
          Family with young children
          Twin Room
          Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

          Good Location!”

          Since this is a hostel expect what you've pay for. Overall I rate it 7/10. Location wise! Walking distance at Myeongdong Market and other tourist areas like Namsanggol Village, Namsan Park, N Seoul and Namdaemun Market. Convenient stores are present along the areas, coffee shops, restaurant and bus stations too. Hostel interior is a little bit tidy, the comfort room in our room is not that clean and quiet old; bed needs vacuum to clean the dust from the bed. But overall we still recommend this hostel for backpackers after all its a budget friendly accommodation. By the way YES free breakfast: toast,hard boiled egg and coffee that's it.

          Reviewed April 26, 2019
          5.6
          Nina from Philippines
          Couple
          Double Room
          Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

          Near Myeongdong Exit 10 ”

          This is my second time to stay here but the place seems slighty unmaintained. Garbage was stacked on the back door. Kitchen stove is still unfixed. We don’t know how to cook eggs using microwave oven. Breakfast is still bread and strawberry jam. There’s cookies but no ones in the morning to refill. Nevertheless, room and bathroom is well-cleaned. Shampoo and body washed is available. Smart tv is also available in the room. I really love the location near Myeongdong shopping street, Myeongdong Cathedral, Subway station and E-Mart Reserve (where you can go to the rooftop and see the nice view of Namsan Tower. Overall, our stay is ok.

          Reviewed April 29, 2019
          8.8
          Excellent
          zarina from Malaysia
          Group
          Triple Room
          Stayed 3 nights in November 2017

          we happy with Vestin myeongdong. ”

          reasonable price hostel with attached bathroom. when we arrive there is no hot water in bathroom. we have to shower icy cold water for 2 days. the 3rd day they manage to fix the water heater. management was very nice & apologise to us. guest was not allow to use electric stove (wish they can allow us) we can use microwave & small electric kettle at pantry. other then that we are quite happy wt the hostel.

          Reviewed November 28, 2017
          8.4
          Excellent
          Lester from Philippines
          Group
          Triple Room
          Stayed 6 nights in October 2017

          Second time in Vestin”

          It was my second time in vestin and first time for my friends. they said that the hotel was good. the location is very neer in Myeongdong, nandaemun market and N Seoul tower. I just hope that there is at least one person in service desk round the clock for late check-ins. We have to wait for like 45 mins just to get our room because no one is there to help us.

          Reviewed October 29, 2017
          4.0
          Mas from Malaysia
          Group
          Family Room
          Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

          not really close to any subway in particular. ”

          around 700m to the nearest myeongdong subway. no bus stop and people with a lot of walking needed or love spending time going to and fro the subway station should stay here. simple breakfast small reception and unusable kitchen. only microwave.

          Reviewed January 31, 2019

          I am sorry for your inconvenience. but we have two stations around hostel. the nearest station(myeongdong) is only 140meters. and takes 4 minutes. I guess you mixed it up with other station(chungmuro station).

          Responded February 01, 2019
          Myeongdong Time Hostel
          8.8
          Excellent
          shazreenee
          Group
          Family Room
          Stayed 5 nights in October 2018

          Excellent”

          We stay at family room, got 2 queen bed with 2 interconnect room. Toilet big enough for us. The space just ok, we able to put our luggage on floor. The only problem no lift, so you need to be strong enough to bring down ur luggage after the shopping. Hostel in between myeongdong station & chungmuro station. Near to Myeongdong shopping street just 200m walk easy to go shopping & eating.

          Reviewed October 16, 2018
          3.2
          Gianfranco from Philippines
          Couple
          Twin Room
          Stayed 3 nights in October 2018

          poor”

          poor

          Reviewed June 11, 2019
          5.6
          Wei from Malaysia
          Group
          Twin Room
          Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

          old bathroom”

          no lifts

          Reviewed May 30, 2019
          7.2
          Very good
          Chin from Brunei Darussalam
          Solo traveler
          Double Room
          Stayed 3 nights in April 2019

          Average”

          Average hostel in popular area. There are better ones out there

          Reviewed April 29, 2019
          8.4
          Excellent
          ABIGAIL from Philippines
          Couple
          Twin Room
          Stayed 3 nights in March 2019

          Convenient place to stay”

          The hostel is so close to Myeongdong and guests can enjoy the street food and the night life.

          Reviewed March 31, 2019
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Hanis from Malaysia
          Group
          Triple Room
          Stayed 1 night in October 2018

          Strategic place”

          Good stay with good price. Near to subways, convenient stall, Myeongdong (all walking distance).

          Reviewed March 08, 2019
          7.2
          Very good
          vanessa
          Family with young children
          Double Room
          Stayed 6 nights in March 2019

          HONEST REVIEW”

          LOCATION is good near to myeongdong station exit 9/10. Staff is helpful n friendly. Facilities okay but please provide dryer for washing clothes purpose (i hang washed clothes in the room). Room space is small but maybe okay for couple. No cooking here only got microwave but thats fine with me. Break fest,water dispenser also provided.

          Reviewed March 29, 2019
          4.4
          Mattanaporn from Australia
          Group
          Twin Room
          Stayed 5 nights in March 2019

          Acceptable”

          The room is really small and the bathroom is not in the good condition. The room dose not really look like in the picture that they show. However, it was at the good location and near to the airport bus. I would recommend this hostel to someone that don’t mind about the room condition but want to stay near to the city ,subway and bus stop. But not recommend for someone who mind all the thing

          Reviewed March 14, 2019
          9.6
          Exceptional
          Nikkirey from Philippines
          Solo traveler
          Twin Room
          Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

          Great location”

          Super near in Myeongdong

          Reviewed May 28, 2019
          6.4
          Good
          Vernisse from Philippines
          Couple
          Twin Room
          Stayed 5 nights in December 2018

          Good”

          Hotel is near myeongdong shopping street, around 10 mins away. Room is very small. There's no space to move around. Okay for short stays and if you plan on spending most of your time outside.

          Reviewed April 08, 2019
          6.8
          Good
          Aileen from Philippines
          Group
          Family Room
          Stayed 4 nights in March 2019

          The location is good since it is near the myeongdong shopping district”

          They have breakfast, wifi and the location is good

          Reviewed April 06, 2019
          8.4
          Excellent
          Wan from Malaysia
          Group
          Triple Room
          Stayed 5 nights in October 2017

          Nice owner ”

          Owner is very nice and always greet us. Cleaning services every day. Shared kitchen, we need to open shoes to enter kitchen but some guest didn't follow the rules..

          Reviewed September 25, 2018
          9.2
          Exceptional
          Hamzah from Singapore
          Group
          Triple Room
          Stayed 6 nights in September 2018

          value for money”

          Good place if you are on a budget. The staff are nice and friendly.

          Reviewed September 15, 2018
          4.8
          Lester from Philippines
          Group
          Triple Room
          Stayed 5 nights in May 2018

          Not sure if I will book again next time”

          I already had two reviews with Vestin because when I stayed here last April and Oct 2017, I had a pretty good experience with the management. As i said before, the only thing I dont like is that they do not provide information for late checked- in after their business hours closed. This time around, it was changed. If you have to check-in late, they will leave a note and instruction at the front desk for you to do self check-in. But my last experience was horrible. Our bed sheets were not changed, there were relief patch on the bed sheets, the bed cover was dirty and the pillow case was not new. We talked to the caretaker who stayed overnight at the hotel but he only argued with me that he changed it. We had to wait for the following morning to ask the management to change it. Disappointes with their served breakfast, some hotels serve cereals, coffee, milk and bread but this time around only bread was available. The hotel is so close to Myeongdong and the place is safe for travellers. But not really sure if I will book next time because of the bad experienced we encountered. Imagine using the bed sheets, bed cover and pillow case the previous guests used. It's disgusting!

          Reviewed May 20, 2018
          8.8
          Excellent
          Farah from Malaysia
          Group
          Triple Room
          Stayed 5 nights in March 2018

          great location and cheap”

          location is great, easy to locate, near the subway, near to myeondong shopping street, namsan tower, bus stop to airport. its cheap so dont expect great facilities like staying at 4, 5 star hotel. the owner let us check in early at 6 am which is great considering we slept at the airport the night before. overall i would stay here again on my next trip

          Reviewed March 24, 2018
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          • Excellent location
          • Myeongdong Shopping Street
          • Myeong-dong Subway Station is within 0.32 km