Gilbert Guesthouse
Gilbert Guesthouse
Gilbert Guesthouse
Gilbert Guesthouse
Gilbert Guesthouse
Gilbert Guesthouse
Gilbert Guesthouse
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9.1

Exceptional
/10
(583 reviews)See what guests said
Housekeeping6
Shops4
Breakfast2
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9.5

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - 1.57 kilometers from city center
Popular landmarks
Changdeokgung Palace Complex 970 m
Bukchon Hanok Village 1.5 km
Gyeongbokgung Palace 2.3 km
Myeong-Dong Walking Street 2.7 km
Namdaemun Market 3.4 km
N Seoul Tower 3.7 km
National Museum of Korea 6.8 km
Lotte World 11.6 km
Nearby landmarks
Opera House Noraebang 10 m
Cine Castle DVD 40 m
Live Jazz Club 50 m
Hyehwa Subway station 50 m
Hidinck Pool 70 m
Iriver 70 m
Santana 80 m
Jongno Drug Store 90 m
Mokkumto Gallery 90 m
Daehangno 100 m
Free Wi-Fi

Gilbert Guesthouse

1-58 Dongsung-dong (30 Daehak-ro 8ga-gil), Jongno-gu, Jongro, Seoul, South Korea, 110-809 - See map
  • 10 meters to public transportation

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Breakfast [free]

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Balcony/terrace

Your dates are popular among travelersPopular destination! Properties in Seoul are being booked every minute!
Value for money9.2
Distance to city center0.1 km
Location rating9.5
Nearest airportGimpo Airport (GMP)
Distance to airport17.9 km

Rooms available at Gilbert Guesthouse

Excellent
Room comfort & quality
8.8
Double Room
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
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Twin Room
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
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Family Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
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Single Room
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  • Balcony/terrace
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Bunk Twin Bed Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
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Room Assigned on Arrival
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  • Balcony/terrace
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Triple Room
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  • Balcony/terrace
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Triple Room (2 Bunk Bed)
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    2 Beds
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      Economic
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        Frequently asked questions

        Does Gilbert Guesthouse have a hot tub?

        Gilbert Guesthouse does not have a hot tub.

        What time is check-in and check-out at Gilbert Guesthouse?

        Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee.

        What is the smoking policy at Gilbert Guesthouse?

        Gilbert Guesthouse does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

        What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Gilbert Guesthouse?

        The closest train, metro, or bus station to Gilbert Guesthouse is Hyehwa Subway station, 40 m away.

        What restaurants are nearby Gilbert Guesthouse?

        Restaurants including Seute I Kuk, Syobu and Jipdonggarissaengju are popular in Gilbert Guesthouse’s neighborhood which is known as Jongro.

        What popular shopping places are close to Gilbert Guesthouse?

        Shopping options in Gilbert Guesthouse’s Jongro neighborhood include Dongsung Gallery, Dehan Pibu Yonguhakhoe and Sunday Filipino Market.

        What are popular attractions near Gilbert Guesthouse?

        Guests at Gilbert Guesthouse can easily visit Bukchon Hanok Village, Changdeokgung Palace Complex and Jongmyo Shrine located in the Jongro area.

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        What people love about Gilbert Guesthouse

        • 9.2

          Exceptional
          Cleanliness

          "The room is clean and provides towels/soaps to use."

          chanice

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          June 16, 2019

        • 7.6

          Very good
          Location

          "Good location and good room for a solo traveler."

          Dominique

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          September 10, 2019

        • 10.0

          Exceptional

          "We had a great stay at Gilbert Guesthouse."

          Brylle

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          February 20, 2019

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        Value for money score
        9.2/10
        Location score
        9.5/10
        Room comfort score
        8.8/10
        Cleanliness score
        9.1/10
        Better than
        98
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        Overall rating:

        9.1

        Exceptional
        583 reviews
        Cleanliness
        9.1
        Facilities
        8.9
        Location
        9.5
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        What travelers say they love:
        We will surely book this place on our next trip in Korea.
        Brylle from Philippines
        Couple
        More about Gilbert Guesthouse

        More about Gilbert Guesthouse

        For travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Seoul, Gilbert Guesthouse is the perfect choice. Situated only 0.1 km from the city center, guests are well located to enjoy the town's attractions and activities. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

        Offering hotel guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, Gilbert Guesthouse is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. The hotel provides free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, convenience store, daily housekeeping, infirmary to ensure our guests the greatest comfort.

        All guest accommodations feature thoughtful amenities to ensure an unparalleled sense of comfort. The hotel offers an excellent variety of recreational facilities, including children's playground, billiards, karaoke, games room. Discover an engaging blend of professional service and a wide array of features at Gilbert Guesthouse.

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        Amenities and facilities
        Excellent
        Facilities

        8.9

        Most talked about facilities

        Housekeeping

        7 mentions

        Breakfast

        6 mentions

        Food & Dining

        2 mentions

        Internet

        2 mentions

        Languages spoken

        • English
        • Korean

        Internet access

        • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
        • Wi-Fi in public areas

        Things to do, ways to relax

        • Billiards
        • Fitness center
        • Game room
        • Karaoke

        Dining, drinking, and snacking

        • Breakfast [free]
        • Coffee shop

        Services and conveniences

        • Convenience store
        • Elevator
        • Facilities for disabled guests
        • Shops
        • Smoke-free property
        • Smoking area

        For the kids

        • Family room

        Access

        • Check-in/out [private]
        • Pets allowed
        • Security [24-hour]
        Location
        1-58 Dongsung-dong (30 Daehak-ro 8ga-gil), Jongno-gu, Jongro, Seoul, South Korea, 110-809
        Exceptional
        Location

        9.5

        Airports

        • Gimpo Airport (GMP)
          17.9 km
        • Seoul Incheon International Airport (ICN)
          50.9 km

        Public transportation

        • Hyehwa Subway station
          50 m

        Hospital or clinic

        • Jongno Drug Store
          90 m

        Shopping

        • Myeong-Dong Walking Street
          2.7 km

        Convenience store

        • On-site

        Cash withdrawal

        • ATM
          840 m
        What's nearby

        Popular landmarks

        • Changdeokgung Palace Complex
          970 m
        • Bukchon Hanok Village
          1.5 km
        • Gyeongbokgung Palace
          2.3 km
        • Myeong-Dong Walking Street
          2.7 km
        • Namdaemun Market
          3.4 km
        • N Seoul Tower
          3.7 km
        • National Museum of Korea
          6.8 km
        • Lotte World
          11.6 km

        Nearby landmarks

        • Opera House Noraebang
          10 m
        • Cine Castle DVD
          40 m
        • Live Jazz Club
          50 m
        • Hyehwa Subway station
          50 m
        • Hidinck Pool
          70 m
        • Iriver
          70 m
        • Santana
          80 m
        • Jongno Drug Store
          90 m
        • Mokkumto Gallery
          90 m
        • Daehangno
          100 m
        Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
        Property policies
        Children and extra beds

        Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

        Minimum age of guests is: 7 year(s).

        Others
        • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
        Some helpful facts

        Check-in/Check-out

        • Check-in from15:00
        • Check-in until22:00
        • Check-out from10:30
        • Check-out until11:00
        • Reception open until22:00

        Getting around

        • Distance from city center0.1 km
        • Travel time to airport (minutes)90

        Extras

        • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 KRW

        The property

        • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
        • Number of rooms 11
        • Room voltage220
        • Most recent renovation2016

        Reviews of Gilbert Guesthouse from real guests

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        9.1
        /
        10
        Exceptional
        Cleanliness9.1
        Facilities8.9
        Location9.5
        Room comfort and quality8.8
        Service9.1
        Value for money9.2
        High score for Seoul
        Rating
        9+ Exceptional (201)
        8-9 Excellent (41)
        7-8 Very Good (39)
        6-7 Good (11)
        <6 Below Expectation (6)
        Time of the year
        Mar - May (64)
        Jun - Aug (52)
        Sep - Nov (76)
        Dec - Feb (106)
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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Adlin from Malaysia
        Family with teens
        Stayed 4 nights in February 2019

        EXCELLENT LOCATION”

        Near to Subway Station just about 2-3 minutes walk. A lot of shops nearby. Breakfast provided with bread, jam, butter, coffee, tea & ramyeon (cup noodles). Heater & wifi works perfectly. Room a bit small but cozy. Will definately be back again when I am in Seoul. Just Amazing!!! Thanks Gilbert Guesthouse...

        Reviewed February 28, 2019

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Brylle from Philippines
        Couple
        Stayed 3 nights in February 2019

        Highly Recommended; Value for Money”

        We had a great stay at Gilbert Guesthouse. The room and the common area are fully heated during our stay (winter season). You can eat bread and noodles anytime of the day. This is great after your tour, you can have a light snack. They have orange juice and coffee as well. Room is neat and clean. The place is near the station. We will surely book this place on our next trip in Korea.

        Reviewed February 20, 2019

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Adlin from Malaysia
        Family with teens
        Stayed 4 nights in February 2019

        AMAZING, AMAZING, JUST AMAZING”

        This is our second time here. The host is very nice and accommodating. The place is very clean & neat. Location wise is good very near to Hyehwa Station (Exit 2). Heater works perfectly fine. Free meals, coffee, bread, jam, noodles all day long. Good Wifi. We really enjoyed staying here for 4 nights. Gilbert Guesthouse will definately be our first choice and will come back again.

        Reviewed February 27, 2019

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        9.7
        Exceptional
        Robert from New Zealand
        Family with teens
        Stayed 3 nights in February 2014

        No stress, value for money! ”

        the owner! Location to metro service and public transport! Very clean and modern with quick and simple check in/out.

        My son and I were booked for 3 days, The owner ensured we were taken care of, for anything we required! At breakfast he would sit and chat giving tips on places and times of things to do and see as well as amusing conversation on life in general to actually walking with myself to a Global ATM machine on the 2nd floor of a building 800 meters away to ensure I found it without any hassle! On our last night I rang Karl from the night markets at around 9.30pm due to a change in our plans to see if I could get another night with my two daughters joining us! he shifted a few people around and upgraded another gentleman to accommodate my request allowing myself and my three kids ( age 19-25 ) plus an extra friend to stay in one room together! Having stayed in many places from backpackers to 5 star hotels! most won't accommodate this type of request! I have to say without a doubt if you are wanting value for money accommodation with the most friendly yet professional service, and only a 2 minute walk to the metro which connects you to any where else you want to go in Seoul and the surrounding areas, DO NOT overlook the (24 Guesthouse Daehakro) Any future trips to Seoul and this will be my choice of place to stay!!! (If you are backpacking and on a limited budget! when booked through Agoda or one of the other discount sites it becomes an incredibly cheap homely place to stay!!)

        Reviewed February 26, 2014

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Aniel from Philippines
        Group
        Stayed 6 nights in June 2018

        Worth it! I will stay here again if I will come back to Seoul. ”

        1. Access to diffirent cities at Seoul. 2. Very near to Hyehwa stations, shops, and convenience stores. 3. Free meals, coffee, water, bread and jam, noodles, wifi! The money was totally worth it! 4. Near to South Korean street foods. 5. Very accomodating and kind owner, Gilbert. Thank you very much and see you again, Gilbert! Definitely would come back here again!! 😁😁😁

        Reviewed June 24, 2018

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Reginald from Singapore
        Solo traveler
        Stayed 1 night in October 2017

        good clean room in excellent safe location”

        I like Daehangno area because it has nice eateries without getting too busy or crowded. This guesthouse is in a good area, very close to subway station. Good to have a way of calling Gilbert when you arrive (local phone or Skype would both work)

        Reviewed October 23, 2017

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Georgia from Philippines
        Couple
        Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

        Exceeded our expectations!”

        The location is perfect - about less than a minute walk to Hyehwa Station and to the bus stop. Right outside the building is an Olive Young branch, coffee shops, restaurants, shops, and even the Marrioners Park just a block away. The room is complete with everything a traveller might need for a good night’s sleep but the free use of the common area with the free snacks is a really great add-on. Gilbert is a great host and we would definitely stay here again.

        Reviewed March 23, 2019

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        8.8
        Excellent
        Keena from Philippines
        Group
        Stayed 5 nights in October 2019

        Excellent”

        We had a pleasant stay at Gilbert. The only downside was when we had a late check-in, there was no instruction from the hostel on how to open the front door with a password on it so we waited for like 2-3 hours at the staircase and asked the help of the ahjussi on the 1st floor and got in. But overall, the location was great. We had our breakfast just once with toast and butter and jam but most of the time we were out the hostel early morning. The room was small if you have big luggages. You don't have to worry as there's an elevator in the building where the hostel is.

        Reviewed November 06, 2019

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        8.7
        Excellent
        Leung from Hong Kong SAR, China
        Family with teens
        Stayed 3 nights in May 2014

        Close to Metro, nice staff, warm b-fast, neat room”

        The manager was nice, attentive and spoke good English. The room was neat, tidy and clean with fast free wifi. The breakfast brought you warmness in the morning.

        My family stayed in the guesthouse for 3 nights from May 26 to May 29 2014. Check-in was fast and the female manager was pretty, nice and friendly and spoke good English. The air-conditioned room although small as expected, had everything in: 3 comfortable beds, a shower room with shower soap, shampoo and conditioner, a good TV, space for hanging clothes, tables, a small refrigerator, water-heater, hair-dryer, electric plugs. Every morning the hotel provided basic breakfast incl. orange juice, coffee, toast, butter and jam. It also had a large refrigerator if you need to freeze more stuff. The hotel is near the Hyehwa Metro station (2 min. walk) which is only 1 station away from Dongdaemun station (shopping, sightseeing location with numerous restaurants). There are also a lot of restaurants and shopping malls near the area (Daehakro) without the need to take a taxi or metro.

        Reviewed June 02, 2014

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        8.0
        Excellent
        Adlin from Malaysia
        Family with teens
        Stayed 7 nights in February 2020

        GOOD LOCATION”

        This is our third time staying here. We have been here every year since 2018. The facilities was good, breakfast was served with Jem, butter, bread, milk, cheese, orange juice & ramen. Good wifi & heater. Have washing machine but u have to get permission from the owner to use it. The only complained that we have is that eventhough we have been here three times but this time we felt like we are unwelcomed because the owner never greeted us or smiled in the course of 8 days 7 nights we were there but I am very grateful that he gave us permission to leave our luggages because our flight was at midnight eventhough he was hesitated at first. Didn't say goodbye when we leave😔 Maybe the owner can be a little bit friendlier 😀 Sorry to say that this will be our last time staying at Gilbert GH.

        Reviewed March 02, 2020

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        taerim from South Korea
        Solo traveler
        Stayed 1 night in January 2014

        best place ever I'd been”

        nice manager,good manager,friendly manager

        well, when we were there, friendly manager come and see us, He's doing everything what he can do. hotel is extreamly close to subway station. and many store and restaurants. you can find really easy many kind of food around here. room is clean, wifi is really fast. If I will come visit seoul again, I will be here definitely.

        Reviewed February 14, 2014

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        9.2
        Exceptional
        chanice from United Kingdom
        Solo traveler
        Stayed 6 nights in June 2019

        Would recommend”

        This is my second time staying at the guesthouse. I came back because I love the location, it is perfect for me. It's easy to get to popular locations, lots of great restaurants near by.The owner is friendly and leaves bread + ramen available to eat anytime. The room is clean and provides towels/soaps to use. I'd stay a third time for sure.

        Reviewed June 16, 2019

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Abigail from Philippines
        Family with teens
        Stayed 5 nights in April 2018

        Superb stay! 👍 ”

        I really enjoyed staying here for 5 days. Nearest subway station (Jeonpo Exit 2) is like a one minute walk from the guesthouse. The staff are really nice and accomodating. Plus the food, internet connection and facilities are really nice. I will really recommend this to my family and friends. P.S - also a walking distance from Ihwa Mural Village, Naksan Park & Marrioner Park ☺

        Reviewed April 25, 2018

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        9.2
        Exceptional
        Aurore from Spain
        Couple
        Stayed 5 nights in November 2016

        A nice place”

        Modern and safe guesthouse. Small room without window but OK if you don't plan to stay there all the time. Seems like the owner wasn't speaking English. Cleaning lady was very nice. Breakfast was simple but nice. Would recommend to small budgets.

        Reviewed February 14, 2017

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        9.3
        Exceptional
        hermelia from United Kingdom
        Solo traveler
        Stayed 5 nights in April 2014

        Clean, comfy, close to good food and shopping”

        Close to restaurants, shopping, Enhwa Art village

        The rooms were clean and comfortable, staff were extremely helpful. The guesthouse was in a good location and major sights are walking distance. Close to mrt.

        Reviewed April 27, 2014

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Tuang from Malaysia
        Couple
        Stayed 5 nights in November 2018

        Exceptional”

        Great place to stay with many eateries and subway nearby. Toast, coffee, instant noodles etc are available all day long in the guesthouse

        Reviewed December 02, 2018

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Michael from South Korea
        Solo traveler
        Stayed 2 nights in January 2020

        Great Location, Economic”

        I stayed in a single room over the course of a weekend (Friday-Sunday). The check-in process was easy, the room was perfect for a single person, and the staff was very accommodating. There is bread, jam, butter, and cup noodles to eat at any point of the day if you so desire. This hotel is located between exit 1 and 2 of Hyehwa station, one street back, and is the perfect location for exploring the surrounding area.

        Reviewed January 07, 2020

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Rhean from Philippines
        Couple
        Stayed 5 nights in December 2018

        Exceptional”

        Pros - free snacks (toast, spread, noodles, coffee and juice) which you can eat anytime. - perfect location. A minute-walk to Hyeywa station (exit 2). Lots of restaurants in the neighborhood. - value for money. -heater is working perfectly fine. The floors and the bed are heated which is perfect for winter. The only negative I could say about our stay is that the double room is too small, which makes it hard for us to move and arrange our stuff and luggages. We transferred to another room on our last night and we got the twin/bunk bed and the room is a lot bigger than the double. So if you are a couple with no problem in not sleeping together (lol) and you value the space more, I suggest book the twin especifically room no 105

        Reviewed December 28, 2018

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Adlin from Malaysia
        Family with teens
        Stayed 7 nights in February 2018

        EXCELLENT LOCATION”

        We booked for 7 nights stay and it was pleasant. Located near Hyehwa Station Exit 2 (Stairs) or you can use the Elevator next to it. Free Coffee, Tea, Bread & Jam available all days. You can use a washing machine and the owner gave us a rack to dry our clothes. Room was clean and bed was comfortable. The WIFI is super fast. A lots of restaurant nearby there is KFC & MC D. The only cons was the water heater was not functioning very well sometimes it becomes extremely cold and extremely hot eventhough you have adjust it. Room a bit small and will be too crowded for 4 adults if you book the Family Room but with 2 Adults & 2 Children it is okay.

        Reviewed March 05, 2018

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        9.2
        Exceptional
        dina from Malaysia
        Family with young children
        Stayed 7 nights in February 2017

        Value for money”

        Pros - value for money. Location just next to hyehwa station (1 min walk). Hyehwa station is 1 station away from dongdaemun and nearest attraction is ihwa mural village. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Free coffee, tea, bread, jam, and instant noodle available all day, not only during breakfast time. There is washing machine available but no dryer. Heater warm enough for comfortable stay Cons - room quite small

        Reviewed February 22, 2017

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