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7.9 Very good location
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  • Close to public transportation

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms

  • Air conditioning

  • Coffee shop

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Double Room
  • City view
  • 13 m²
  • 1 double bed
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Triple Room with Balcony
  • 22 m²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 semi double bed and 1 que...
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Triple Studio (1 Double Bed + 1 Single)
  • 19 m²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed and 1 queen be...
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6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
  • City view
  • 19 m²
  • 1 bunk bed
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Nearest essentials

  • 15 kilometers to
  • Gimpo Airport (GMP)
  • 48 kilometers to
  • Seoul Incheon International Airport
Public transportation
  • 500 meters to
  • Gyeongbokgung Subway Station
  • 600 meters to
  • Gwanghwamun Subway station
Hospital or clinic
  • 150 meters to
  • Kangbuk Samsung Hospital
  • 1.2 kilometers to
  • Daedo Pharmacy
Convenience store
  • 400 meters to
  • Family Mart
Cash withdrawal
  • 850 meters to
  • ATM

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  • Cleanliness 7.6
  • Facilities 7.3
  • Location 7.9
  • Room comfort and quality 8.7
  • Service 8.1
  • Value for money 8.8
  • Cleanliness 10.0
  • Location 10.0
  • Room comfort and quality 10.0
  • Service 6.0
  • Value for money 10.0
Very good
  • Cleanliness 7.5
  • Facilities 10.0
  • Location 7.0
  • Room comfort and quality 6.7
  • Service 7.0
  • Value for money 8.0
  • Cleanliness 7.8
  • Facilities 7.1
  • Location 7.8
  • Room comfort and quality 8.8
  • Service 8.2
  • Value for money 8.8
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  • Cleanliness 2.0
  • Facilities 6.0
  • Location 6.0
  • Service 8.0
  • Value for money 8.0
  • Cleanliness 7.6
  • Facilities 8.0
  • Location 9.2
  • Room comfort and quality 9.3
  • Service 8.4
  • Value for money 9.2
  • Cleanliness 8.0
  • Facilities 6.0
  • Location 8.0
  • Room comfort and quality 10.0
  • Service 10.0
  • Value for money 10.0
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Yuen from Hong Kong
Solo traveler
6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in October 2016
Reviewed January 13, 2017
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SITI from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Double Room
Stayed 6 nights in October 2016
Everything worth paying for!”
I love this guesthouse so much. It's so clean and equipped with basic facilities. Feels like my own house. Never thought that that we will have tv, side table, rack and even a hairdryer in our room since the picture was only showing the bed (which acceptable enough considering how much I pay). I'm also particular on the cleanliness of toilet and it didn't disappoint me either. The house owner was trying his best to accommodate us. We requested for a small pail to soak my sister's swollen feet and he did find one for us. On the location wise, it might takes about 10-15 minutes walking from the Exit 1 of Gwanghwamun Station (mybe bcs we walked slowly and too immersed with the surroundings. haha) but we find it good enough. And if you love walking like us, you can just walk to Gyeongbokgung palace, central monuments and Insadong street. Thank you Goong Guesthouse for the hospitality and I'm surely will come back. Much love from Malaysia. **This review is based on my personal experience and might differ from others. Thanks.
Reviewed October 11, 2016
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Mary from Ireland
Solo traveler
6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in September 2016
Peace and tranquility amongst the chaos of Seoul”
I originally booked three nights here, but I booked an extra night because I really enjoyed my stay here. As some other reviewers have pointed out it is not so near to the station, but it is not that far either, less than a 10 minute brisk walk. It's only a few minutes from Gwangwhamun and Gyenongbukgong areas, and the palace, and also walking distance of about 15 minutes to Jongno-3 ga, so it's not difficult to reach many commercial districts by foot or by metro. One of the main reasons I booked this guesthouse because a few reviewers stated that it is a peaceful and calm place to stay and I couldn't agree more. The guesthouse is located on a somewhat residential street, but on a very quiet one and considering that many guesthouses in Seoul are either located on noisy and busy streets or are surrounded by unnecessary external noise, this street was such a wonderful welcome. As for the staff, the only one I encountered was Bruce, the Malaysian guy who was friendly, helpful and easygoing. He even came to pick me up at the station because I was a bit confused about the directions to the guesthouse. As another guest stated here, this is not the kind of place if you're looking to meet other travelers, and I would even say that this guesthouse is not for the inexperienced traveler or backpacker who wants a communal and social guesthouse to chat and share stories with fellow travelers, even a bit. However, I don't think that it won't suit all solo travelers, but I do to think this guesthouse will appeal to travelers that are very independent and are happy if they do or don't meet others here. If you're looking to stay in a peaceful, quiet and relaxing place where you can get a good nights sleep I think you'll appreciate this guesthouse. I also liked the small rooftop terrace, which I think is a good place to rest, think, write, or draw and or just simply relax to take time out from your Seoul adventures. There is a small and adequately equipped kitchen which makes it very
Reviewed September 19, 2016
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fauziah from Malaysia
Solo traveler
6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in September 2016
the hostel look nice in the picture but when u reach there i totally different. i reach there kinda late around 10pm at the subway. The map given was no so clear and i had difficult time to find the hostel. its really far from the main road and the neighborhood are really quite. lucky me i meet a couple who actually on their way back to help me located the house. when i arrived at the hostel. there no one when we ring the bell. The Korean couple had to help me called the guesthouse and someone came to open the door. they said i was 24 hour service but its really no one there. Im staying there for 2 days, and i felt like empty. there no one to communicate. breakfast said was serve but u bread and coffee at 2nd floor, juice and egg at the 3rd floor. its such a complicated. on the other hand, the house is like an traditional Korean house. Its has automatic toilet and door lock. its has a rooftop but kinda rusty. the cleanliness was okay not too bad. Im not recommended this for solo traveler who looking to make new friend. if you travel with family, they allow you to cook. hence, this will save a lots of money.
Reviewed September 06, 2016
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SUI from Hong Kong
Solo traveler
6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 1 night in July 2016
lucky and polite”
The link of the address is wrong. I walked repeatedly several times and finally notice that the address is different from the location showed in the map. Be careful. The reception is very polite and I am lucky to have my own in a 6 girls bedroom. With simple bread and drinks as breakfast.
Reviewed August 20, 2016
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choe from South Korea
Solo traveler
Double Room
Stayed 1 night in June 2016
not bad”
not bad
Reviewed June 28, 2016
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Mirka from Finland
Double Room
Stayed 3 nights in March 2015
Very nice and simple stay”
Value for money, nice location, peaceful
We enjoyed the time at goong. The room was simple and clean. The location is near the palaces and public transportations but still quiet at night. The rooftop terrace was lovely.
Reviewed March 23, 2015
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Song-Yee from South Korea
Business traveler
6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 1 night in March 2015
Cheap, Clean, Confortable
Reviewed March 14, 2015
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Sai from Hong Kong
Solo traveler
6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 6 nights in March 2015
Good at all”
Nice staffs, Good location, Nice place.
Nice staffs, Good location, Nice place.
Reviewed March 11, 2015
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lo from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in November 2014
Value for Money”
Comfortable Room, Cleanliness and Great Location
Overall experience is great,Staff were all friendly and were able to speak multiple languages,very close to subway Gwanghwamun Station and very close to downtown,room is clean and free wifi,free breakfast.Good for stay, hope next time got chance come back to stay in Goong Guesthouse.Thank You all guy's.
Reviewed November 26, 2014
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