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Excellent location - 1.53 kilometers from city center
Popular landmarks
Changdeokgung Palace790 m
Gyeongbokgung Palace910 m
Cheonggyecheon Stream1.69 km
Deoksugung2.2 km
Myeong-dong2.33 km
Myeongdong Shopping Street2.37 km
N Seoul Tower3.66 km
The War Memorial of Korea5.28 km
National Museum of Korea6.84 km
Lotte World12.85 km
Nearby landmarks
Eemok Hwarang140 m
Meseum of Chicken Art150 m
Bukchon160 m
Bukchon Museum Old Fragrance170 m
Bukchon Hanok Villiage180 m
Simsimheon180 m
Choong Ang High School (Location for Winter Sonata)190 m
Embassy of Vietnam270 m
Samcheongdong-gil Road270 m
Gahoe Museum290 m
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1.5-star Guesthouse/bed and breakfast
Free Wi-Fi

Gain Hanok Guesthouse

1-38, Gahoe-dong, Jongno-gu, Jongro, Seoul, South Korea - See map
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Excellent cleanliness
8.8 rating for cleanliness
Excellent service
8.8 rating for service
Excellent facilities on premise
8.5 facilities on premise
Excellent comfort
8.5 room quality and comfort
  • 850 meters to public transportation

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Garden

  • Smoking area

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Value for money8.3
Distance to city center2.0 Km
Location rating8.4
Nearest airportGimpo Airport (GMP)
Distance to airport16.3 km

Rooms available at Gain Hanok Guesthouse

8.5
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 futon
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  • Non-smoking
  • 1 futon
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  • Non-smoking
  • 1 futon
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    Korean-Style Small Double Room
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      Overall rating:
      8.4
      Excellent
      58 reviews
      Cleanliness
      8.8
      Facilities
      8.5
      Location
      8.4
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      More about Gain Hanok Guesthouse

      Conveniently located in Seoul, Gain Hanok Guesthouse is a great base from which to explore this vibrant city. Set 2.0 Km from the excitement of the city, this 1.5-star hotel commands an excellent location and provides access to the city's biggest attractions. For sightseeing options and local attractions, one need not look far as the hotel enjoys close proximity to Eemok Hwarang, Chicken Art Museum, Bukchon.

      At Gain Hanok Guesthouse, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. Guests of the hotel can enjoy on-site features like free Wi-Fi in all rooms, express check-in/check-out, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, family room.

      All guest accommodations feature thoughtful amenities to ensure an unparalleled sense of comfort. The complete list of recreational facilities is available at the hotel, including garden. Superb facilities and an excellent location make the Gain Hanok Guesthouse the perfect base from which to enjoy your stay in Seoul.

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      Reviews of Gain Hanok Guesthouse from real guests

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      8.4
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      10
      Cleanliness8.8
      Facilities8.5
      Location8.4
      Room comfort and quality8.5
      Service8.8
      Value for money8.3
      High score for Seoul
      Rating
      9+ Exceptional (19)
      8-9 Excellent (11)
      7-8 Very Good (18)
      6-7 Good (4)
      <6 Below Expectation (4)
      Time of the year
      Mar - May (14)
      Jun - Aug (12)
      Sep - Nov (17)
      Dec - Feb (13)
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      8.8
      Excellent
      Aik from Singapore
      Couple
      Family Ondol
      Stayed 10 nights in October 2016

      Excellent”

      We had a very pleasant time at the guesthouse! The family made us feel comfortable there and were very helpful and caring! We would definitely stay there again!

      Reviewed October 17, 2016
      8.0
      Excellent
      Sam from Malaysia
      Group
      Double Ondol
      Stayed 2 nights in September 2016

      Nice accommodation”

      I enjoy the stay at this hanok guesthouse, great experience.

      Reviewed September 29, 2016
      6.3
      Good
      Christoph from Germany
      Solo traveler
      Single
      Stayed 4 nights in November 2014

      Nice hanok in Seoul”

      Quiet, clean, good location.

      Pleasant. Nice owner, however speaking very little English. Tiny clean traditional room. Thin walls, so noisy co-guests can be a burden. Breakfast needs improvement.

      Reviewed February 26, 2015
      8.0
      Excellent
      Joseph from United States
      Couple
      Single
      Stayed 2 nights in October 2014

      Traditional Korean Inn”

      Culture; Location

      The inn is a traditional Korean hanok house and is located just steps away from the Samcheongdong hanok area with art galleries, restaurants, and shops. The room itself was cozy and clean with a futon spread out over a heated floor, but shared bathrooms It's a real cultural experience. I would stay again.

      Reviewed November 23, 2014
      7.0
      Very good
      Tsz from Hong Kong
      Family with teens
      Family Ondol
      Stayed 2 nights in October 2014

      For Trial is OK”

      clean . traditional. view

      It is a special expereience to stay in a traditional Korean House. Although it took 15mins for walking from the subway station, Gain guesthouse is not difficult to find. Gain guesthouse is smaller than I imagined. Eventhough I staied in a family room for 2 people, It was just enough. There is no garden I expert but I appreciate Gain for her very clean and simple environment and I enjoy to stay here, however the price a bit high.

      Reviewed October 09, 2014
      8.0
      Excellent
      Ashley from Singapore
      Solo traveler
      Double Ondol
      Stayed 1 night in February 2014

      Experienced korean history with comfort”

      Owners were really nice! the toilet is indoors! and it is really beautiful!

      Although the Guesthouse is slightly further up the hill, it is very easy to find. In addition, the toilet is indoor, big and very clean. Everything (towels, soap, shampoo, toothpaste) were provided for us. The owners checked what time we would like to have breakfast and promptly prepped our breakfast in the kitchen. It really has a nice ambiance to it.

      Reviewed March 11, 2014
      8.0
      Excellent
      LI from Hong Kong
      Family with teens
      Double Ondol
      Stayed 1 night in December 2013

      ok”

      ok
      Reviewed January 10, 2014
      9.7
      Exceptional
      Johnny from United States
      Solo traveler
      Single
      Stayed 4 nights in December 2013

      It is a pleasant stay in Gain”

      Traditional Korean style housing, freindly staff and great breakfast.

      I am very glad that I choose Gain Hanok Guesthouse for my stay in Seoul. My Korean friend warned me before I go that those traditional style house could be very cold during the night because the door are made of wax paper, just like the old Asian movie and you need to go outside the court for bathroom but this is not the case for Gain. Their bathroom are actually inside the house so you don't need to go outside, and even though the door are made by wax paper, it is not that cold at all as the floor is heated, I actually feel hot during the night. Seoul temperature was about 25F during the day when I was there. Breakfast is American style, including cereal, milk, cream soup and toast. The homemade strawberry jam is the best. This hostel is hosted by a couple who also living in the house, they are super nice. They know basic English so communication is not a problem. The hostess showed me places to visit around the area. She also helped me to look for bus schedule when I told her when I leave. Actually I just want to tell her that I have a early flight (8:30am) in the morning and want to know how to check out, but she and her husband are so eager to help and the husband ended up drove me to the Limousine Bus station at 5:20am. Gain is located inside Bukchon Village, one of the must see area. It is about 20 mins nice walk to Jong-no 3 ga or 15 mins to Anguk station. You can take Limousine Bus 6011 or 6002 from ICN and walk up to the hostel. One thing to aware is that the address listed in agoda (1-38, Gahoe-dong) actually can’t be found around the area. The hostel is between Bukchon-ro and Bukchon-ro 11 gil. Just search by hostel name on google and you should see a lit sign "Gain" when you get there. Let me sum up here: Nice traditional Korean style housing, Friendly staff, Great Breakfast, Clean Bathroom, Fast Internet, Close to Bukchon village and Jong-no district. So if you are looking for something different, Gain is your choice.

      Reviewed January 03, 2014
      9.3
      Exceptional
      IANHUNG from Malaysia
      Group
      Double Ondol
      Stayed 2 nights in November 2013

      Autumn Seoul ”

      Location comfortable room and nice hanok
      Reviewed November 18, 2013
      8.0
      Excellent
      CHUNG from Hong Kong
      Solo traveler
      Double Ondol
      Stayed 1 night in October 2013

      Friendly & comfortable~”

      The master is so gentle and helpful!
      Reviewed October 29, 2013
      8.7
      Excellent
      Jonathan from United Kingdom
      Solo traveler
      Double Ondol
      Stayed 2 nights in August 2013

      Unique experience - local hospitality - traditions”

      Sleeping on a yo on the ondol floor, having such nice hosts and conversing with Mr Min and his family in English and Korean.

      It was a pleasant stay. Mr Min is very welcoming and immediately showed me a map of the local area. Situated between Changdeokgung and Gyeongbokgung - easily reached my bus and then a short walk. You have to tell the owner Mr Min when you are leaving at night and roughly what time you will be back, this is not a hostel experience. Whilst I was staying there are 2 family's with children and you need to be respectful to other guests. Breakfast consisted of meat soup, Korean coffee and bread. You can have cereal as well. I would highly recommend this place as then owner went out his way to help - he dropped me on the last day at Gyeongbokgung subway as so I didn't have to change lines to get to Gimpo.

      Reviewed August 22, 2013
      9.0
      Exceptional
      Shaun from United States
      Solo traveler
      Family Ondol
      Stayed 1 night in August 2013

      It was calm and very rustic”

      Quiet, appearance, kind service
      Reviewed August 13, 2013
      9.3
      Exceptional
      Adeline from Singapore
      Couple
      Double Ondol
      Stayed 3 nights in December 2012

      Wonderful, tradition hanok stay”

      Clean, friendly and helpful owner, within cultural heritage area

      The owner is very friendly n can speak some English. He even provide advise on where to visit. Breakfast is a simple western type with pumpkin soup.

      Reviewed June 22, 2013
      7.3
      Very good
      Won from Singapore
      Couple
      Double Ondol
      Stayed 1 night in May 2013

      Unique homestay experience, in a nice area”

      unique homestay experience, cultural and historical area, friendly owners

      The room is clean and comfortable. The owner and family are very friendly and warm people. Excellent experience for a Korean homestay. The location is superb, in the very cultural and colorful area. However, there is no WiFi provided, and it could be a little noisy in the day, as the area is filled with tourists. Only the owner speaks English, not the rest of the family.

      Reviewed May 29, 2013
      8.3
      Excellent
      Katherine from Canada
      Family with teens
      Family Ondol
      Stayed 4 nights in April 2013

      Cultural experience in Bukchon ”

      traditional experience, good location, friendly owner

      It was very interesting to stay in a traditional Korean ondol house. The place was a little difficult to find but the people in Korea were very friendly and took us there personally.

      Reviewed May 20, 2013
      8.7
      Excellent
      Fo from Hong Kong
      Group
      Double Ondol
      Stayed 4 nights in April 2013

      Comfy Hanok Guesthouse”

      very helpful owners, simple breakfast,

      The owners are very nice and helpful, e.g.still offer us the breakfast (i.e. toast, cereal, milk, orange juice, coffee) even though we wake up at 11am. The room is comfortable and washroom, bathroom are very clean. For the location, this Hanok is 15mins walk from Anguk station. There's a shuttle bus from Auguk station to this Hanok, the bus station is just next to the Hanok. This is extremely helpful when you are off to the airport with heavy luggages.

      Reviewed May 10, 2013
      4.7
      kokwei from Singapore
      Solo traveler
      Single
      Stayed 6 nights in April 2013

      Bad”

      Nothing, nil

      No window, difficult to find the location. Room very small.

      Reviewed April 18, 2013
      9.0
      Exceptional
      Si from Singapore
      Solo traveler
      Single
      Stayed 2 nights in March 2013

      an interesting experience”

      hospitable host, clean toliets and super comfortable.

      the main attraction of this guesthouse would be the traditional Hanok experience. Room is small but very homely and comfortable. there is also floor heating system. Host is super caring and polite and location is near Anguk Station and the famous Bukchon Hanok Village. A must-try.

      Reviewed April 13, 2013
      9.7
      Exceptional
      Sara from Italy
      Group
      Double Ondol
      Stayed 2 nights in October 2012

      lovely hanok and perfect location”

      beautiful hanok, good location, great hospitality

      we stayed 2 nights with a group of 6 friends and reserved 3 double ondol. the hanok is small, clean and very pretty. location is perfect for walking around in the bokchon area which offers a lot of traditional houses as well as small shops and plenty of coffee and tea places. breakfast is continental (toast, cereals, juice, soup etc..). the owner speaks enough english to give suggestions about places to visit in seoul and restaurants. finally, the most important thing for us was the extreme politeness, sweetness and care of the owner and his family. i would highly recomend this hanok!

      Reviewed November 05, 2012
      9.3
      Exceptional
      Hester from South Africa
      Group
      Family Ondol
      Stayed 1 night in October 2012

      Beautiful area”

      Experience the traditional way of living while being tended to by a very friendly host.

      I loved the house. It was beautiful, simple, clean and very homey. We had a little difficulty finding it, but we were driving ourselves. I'm sure if you take a taxi there you'll be just fine. It's a little out of the way from other attractions, so be prepared to take a taxi or the subway to where you need to be. The host was a very friendly man and made us feel welcome. The beds were surprisingly comfortable considering that they are basically just mattresses on the floor! The atmosphere in the morning was lovely, with classical music playing and the table set for us for breakfast.

      Reviewed October 08, 2012
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