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Big Johns Place Guesthouse

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8.7
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10
Exceptional room comfort and quality
9.3
Recommended by 84% of guests
Value for money8.7
Distance to city center8.8km
Location rating8.7
Nearest airportGimpo Airport (GMP)
Distance to airport20.9 km
  • 250 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Hot tub

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9.3
Exceptional
Room comfort & quality
Twin Bed Room
Twin Bed Room
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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Family Room
Family Room
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 queen beds
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1 Person in 2-Bed Dormitory - Male Only
1 Person in 2-Bed Dormitory - Male Only
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds
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Junior Twin Room
Junior Twin Room
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  • Room size: 9 m²/97 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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Agoda Reviews (91)Booking.com Reviews (56)
8.7
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10
Cleanliness8.4
Facilities8.2
Location8.7
Room comfort and quality9.3
Service9.1
Value for money8.7
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10.0
Exceptional
atira from Malaysia
Group
1 Person in 2-Bed Dormitory - Male Only
Stayed 1 night in October, 2018
Excellent guesthouse”
This guesthouse was awesome. Lovely home, perfect location in the heart of Gangnam. I chose this guesthouse because it is close to express bus gangnam. Awesome owner and staff, kind hearted and very friendly. I love them and I love this guesthouse so much !
Reviewed October 21, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
atira from Malaysia
Group
Twin Bed Room
Stayed 1 night in October, 2018
Excellent guesthouse”
This guesthouse was awesome. Lovely home, perfect location in the heart of Gangnam. I chose this guesthouse because it is close to express bus gangnam. Awesome owner and staff, kind hearted and very friendly. I love them and I love this guesthouse so much !
Reviewed October 21, 2018
9.6
Exceptional
Bernadeta from Singapore
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 5 nights in August, 2018
This place good value for many and very friendly.”
John the owner always makesure that the guests feel comfortable during mu stay. He provide basic meals for free including instant noodle, rice, bread, assorted fruits, milk, comsentrate juices, cereal and egss. We can cook at any time as long as we clean up afterwards. I was there for plastic surgery and can also order pumpkin soup as well as chicken soup rather then buy from outside. Shuma, the the staff that speaks english very well also very friendly and well knowledge about Seoul and what to do. She guided me how to take bus from nearby back to the airport and also helped carry my luggage from second floor to the fisrf floor. Thanks Shuma and John for making my days while stay there for five nighrs.
Reviewed August 13, 2018
7.2
Very good
MASASHI from Japan
Solo traveler
1 Person in 2-Bed Dormitory - Male Only
Stayed 4 nights in November, 2017
Average”
Good Everything in the kitchen you can eat free. John and staff were nice and kind. Bad The woman in the next room talking through the night and early morning, so hardly got sleep
Reviewed November 28, 2017
9.6
Exceptional
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
10.0
Exceptional
Juan from United States
Solo traveler
1 Person in 2-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
7.2
Very good
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
9.6
Exceptional
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
8.8
Excellent
David from United States
Couple
Twin Bed 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
8.8
Excellent
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
10.0
Exceptional
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
8.0
Excellent
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
10.0
Exceptional
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
8.8
Excellent
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
9.6
Exceptional
Gi from South Korea
Solo traveler
1 Person in 2-Bed Dormitory - Male Only
Stayed 2 nights in July, 2016
Great Guest House!”
You have to stay in here! :D
Reviewed July 21, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
PEI from Australia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 18 nights in January, 2016
Highly recommend ”
Clean , friendly staff and they speak English.
Definitely THE place to stay when you visit Seoul !! Good showers, clean bedrooms, nice location (close to the station) and the host is such an awesome dude who's able to speak English , Japanese and Korean fluently. Staff are super duper nice, pretty bubbly and helpful ~~ will miss them very very much and hope to see them again very soon :'(
Reviewed February 07, 2016
5.7
Vincent from France
Couple
Twin Bed Room
Stayed 1 night in February, 2015
Friendly but not clean, small and noisy”
Friendly staff, good location, house
Our room was not cleaned, small and very noisy because near the living room and other guests who do not care. But location is good near Gangnam area.
Reviewed February 09, 2015
10.0
Exceptional
Jerry from United States
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 4 nights in July, 2014
Best Place I Ever Visited”
Family oriented, Helpful Owners, Outstanding Service
My stay at Big Johns Place was very comfortable and relaxing from the very minute I met the owners. They are very friendly and polite. The rooms, kitchen, living room is very well kept and extremely clean. Everything about the place is very appealing. I honestly can not think of a thing that I did not like. I would recommend Big Johns Place to anybody wanting to stay in this area.
Reviewed July 29, 2014
9.7
Exceptional
herman from Indonesia
Family with young children
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 4 nights in July, 2014
big John's is the best ever”
the location, a friendly host, last but not least the price
browsing through and online booking by agoda.com
Reviewed July 18, 2014
10.0
Exceptional
Lee from Philippines
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 1 night in June, 2014
great”
attentive
Reviewed June 16, 2014
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