Gowoondang Hanok Guesthouse
Korean Style Triple Room with Private Bathroom Gowoondang Hanok Guesthouse
 Gowoondang Hanok Guesthouse
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8.9
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9.0
Exceptional
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Exceptional location - 1.12 kilometers from city center
  • Gallery Factory110 m
  • Gallery Simon200 m
  • Tongin Market300 m
  • Hankuk Yoksa Munhwa Hakyo360 m
  • Gyeongbokgung Subway Station410 m
  • National Palace Museum of Korea420 m
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace510 m
  • Hyundae Building530 m
  • Heungnyemun Gate540 m
  • Gwanghwa-moon590 m
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Gowoondang Hanok Guesthouse

    33, Jahamun-ro, Jongno-gu, Gwanghwamun, Seoul, South Korea - See map
    "When we arrived, the owner, Mr. Kim, greeted us (he speaks very good English) and even upgraded our room to one with our own bathroom and shower."
    Christine - May 23, 2017
    Fantastic breakfast
    94% positive mentions
    Exceptional service
    9.1 rating for service
    • 420 meters to public transportation

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    • Garden

    • Laundry service

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    Cleanliness score
    9.0/10
    Review score - United States
    9.2/10
    Service score
    9.2/10
    Room comfort score
    8.5/10
    Better than
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    Value for money8.3
    Distance to city center0.5 Km
    Location rating9.0
    Nearest airportGimpo Airport (GMP)
    Distance to airport15.1 km

    Rooms available at Gowoondang Hanok Guesthouse

    8.5
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    Korean Style Triple Room with Private Bathroom
    Korean Style Triple Room with Private Bathroom
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 futon
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    Korean Style Quad Room
    Korean Style Quad Room
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 futon
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    Western Style 2 Adults
    Western Style 2 Adults
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    • Garden view
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 double bed
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    Korean Style Single Room
    Korean Style Single Room
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    • Garden view
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 futon
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    Korean Style Double Room with Private Bathroom
    Korean Style Double Room with Private Bathroom
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    • Garden view
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 futon
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    Double Room with Shared Shower and Toilet
    Double Room with Shared Shower and Toilet
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 double bed
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    Single Room with Shared Shower and Toilet
    Single Room with Shared Shower and Toilet
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 single bed
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    Double single use
    Double single use
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        Double Pool
        Double Pool
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          What people love about Gowoondang Hanok Guesthouse

          • 10.0
            Exceptional
            Location

            "Located just off the main road, look for the red chocolate cafe."

            Jescelyn

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            January 4, 2019

          • 10.0
            Exceptional

            "We were both so grateful for his extra efforts."

            Christine

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            May 23, 2017

          • 10.0
            Exceptional
            Location

            "The location of the Hanok was fantastic!"

            Christine

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            May 23, 2017

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          9.0
          Excellent

          "(breakfast) was amazing, better than hotel and some restaura..."

          Kok K.

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          January 6, 2016

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          10.0
          Exceptional

          "Will definitely stay here again next time we visit South Kor..."

          Christine

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          May 23, 2017

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          Reviews of Gowoondang Hanok Guesthouse from real guests

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          Agoda Reviews (477)Booking.com Reviews (1)
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          Cleanliness9.0
          Facilities8.2
          Location9.0
          Room comfort and quality8.5
          Service9.1
          Value for money8.3
          Rating
          9+ Exceptional (232)
          8-9 Excellent (117)
          7-8 Very Good (60)
          6-7 Good (19)
          <6 Below Expectation (20)
          Time of the year
          Mar - May (125)
          Jun - Aug (90)
          Sep - Nov (122)
          Dec - Feb (111)
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          12345
          2.0
          CHU from Indonesia
          Family with teens
          Korean Style Quad Room
          Stayed 1 night in June 2019

          Pls delete Agoda list ”

          The facilities and services are not suitable for the traditional Korean Hanok experience in Korea.To maintain Agoda's reputation, please delete it from the Agoda hotel list.There's nothing any good about accommodation.As a member of Agoda for a long time,I say pls delete from Agoda List Hotel !

          Reviewed June 07, 2019
          9.2
          Exceptional
          Juan from Philippines
          Couple
          Korean Style Double Room with Private Bathroom
          Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

          nice traditional korean home experience”

          (+) - friendly and caring hosts - heated floor - hearty breakfast made by the host's wife - can leave luggage behind for storage after checkout, just as long as hosts would not be out of the house when you pick them up - about 7 minute walk to subway (Gyeongbokgung) (-) - small room (expected of a hanok house) - limited facilities overall, will be back and recommend to friends.

          Reviewed November 27, 2018
          9.7
          Exceptional
          Kok from Australia
          Family with teens
          Stayed 2 nights in August 2015

          like part of family”

          nostalgia, warm host, great breakfast

          we felt very welcomed by the host, Mr Kim, and his wife. His grandchildren visited on a Sunday and they were super friendly too. Mr Kim spent time chatting with us and other guests, his Mandarin and Japanese were good. Breakfast was more than amazing! This hanok has been featured in some Korean movies, like "Miss Granny". The only downside was the bathroom with a musty smell due to lack of ventilation.

          Reviewed September 02, 2015
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Nalinnit from Thailand
          Group
          Stayed 2 nights in October 2014

          Great place & nice stay”

          Beautiful, clean & kind

          We had such a great time here. The guesthouse was very traditional & beautiful, besides it was very comforatable. Mr.&mrs.kim were very kind and helpful. The home-made breakfast was very delicious and healthy as in korean way. :)

          Reviewed October 26, 2014
          9.3
          Exceptional
          Matt from Australia
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 2 nights in February 2014

          Very different to anywhere i have stayed in Seoul!”

          Different, location, amazing traditional breakfast!!!!!!!!!!

          Excellent stay here, it was a really nice change of scenery since everywhere i have stayed in Seoul was hotels! This cute little traditional Hanok was such a wonderful experience and i will never forget my stay here! The hosts are an older couple and they are so so kind and attentive to make your stay as good as possible! and the traditional korean breakfast!!! omg!!!!! absolutely amazing to say the least! will definitely stay here again!

          Reviewed February 17, 2014
          8.7
          Excellent
          susianto from Indonesia
          Couple
          Stayed 2 nights in December 2013

          experience traditional of korea”

          enviroment. service. room

          This is the place if you want to experience taditional korean house. The owner is very helpfull. And the breakfast is so memorable. They cooked for us and eat together in family room. We stay for 2 nights here. You must try gowoondang hanok for your expereince visiting seoul

          Reviewed January 01, 2014
          8.7
          Excellent
          Rini from Indonesia
          Group
          Stayed 2 nights in October 2013

          great hanok location with delicious breakfast”

          clean, great location and delicious breakfast

          Its fun to stay at hanok traditional korean house but too bad we could not do some cooking in the night while other restaurant already closed. And the owner of this house is very a clean person and neat.

          Reviewed October 13, 2013
          8.0
          Excellent
          Chung from China
          Couple
          Stayed 1 night in March 2013

          Historical house”

          Historical house, friendly staff and nice breakfast

          You can use English to communicate. But remember to find the location in the map. It is rather hard to find. Somebody has left comment on the route to go to the guesthouse. Try to find it. It is quite useful. You can also ask the staff about the information on travel and eating.

          Reviewed July 31, 2013
          9.7
          Exceptional
          YanMin from China
          Couple
          Stayed 3 nights in January 2013

          Highly recommended Guesthouse”

          Best Guesthouse

          We stayed in Gowoondang 4 days and 3 nights and lived in a Private room. Air condition and floor heating kept us warm in freezing nights, the bathroom was very clean but sometime had bad smell, it may caused by the age of the house. The breakfast was traditional and delicious, provided energy to us before whole day sightseeing and shopping. The owner are hospitality and can speak English and Mandarin. He recommended some interesting restaurants near the guesthouse, which was a great experience.

          Reviewed January 27, 2013
          10.0
          Exceptional
          YanMin from China
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 3 nights in January 2013

          Best guesthouse in Seoul”

          best location and traditional

          My room does not have floor heating, the owner turned on the air condition for me before I was back, so the room was very warm, I can have a good rest after tired shopping. I also love the traditional breakfast made by owner in very morning, it was so delicious. The location of the guesthouse is also good, only 5 minutes to Subway station. There has lots interesting shops on the way to subway station, we bought a box of fried chicken one night which was really good taste. I think next time to Seoul, I will choose it again. This guesthouse is worth of money.

          Reviewed January 27, 2013
          8.3
          Excellent
          Song from Malaysia
          Family with young children
          Stayed 2 nights in November 2012

          Simple & Clean Room with Korean Breakfast”

          Experiencing the Korean traditional hanok

          Owner of the hanok can speak Chinese and is very friendly and nice. He served Korean breakfast in the morning and always offer some snack to my kid. No bed but tatami is provided although comfort may be compromised. Toilet is located outside the room and going to the toilet in cold weather is very challenging. The hotel location is good and convenience. Only 5 minutes walking distance from sub way station. It's near the oldest palace and presidential offices. Security is tight over there and policemen were seen at all times. It's also near Samcheongdong where you can find a lot of cafe and handicraft or souvenir shops.

          Reviewed November 26, 2012
          9.0
          Exceptional
          Tamas from Netherlands
          Couple
          Stayed 1 night in October 2012

          Very nice atmosphere”

          Brilliant homestay with very friendly hosts and tasty breakfast

          It looks as if taxi-drivers are unable to find this place even if you have the address in Korean. So just ask them to drop you off at the Gyeongbokgung subway station and walk about five minutes. Very nice homestay, very friendly hosts!

          Reviewed October 27, 2012
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Jescelyn from Australia
          Family with teens
          Korean Style Triple Room with Private Bathroom
          Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

          Friendly and convenient”

          The location is conveniently within walking distance to Gyeongbokgung Palace, restaurants in ther area and Gyeongbokgung train station. The host can speak multiple languages, are really friendly and we are still reminiscing over their delicious home cooked breakfast. Would highly recommend. Located just off the main road, look for the red chocolate cafe.

          Reviewed January 04, 2019
          9.2
          Exceptional
          Junlie from Vietnam
          Couple
          Korean Style Double Room with Private Bathroom
          Stayed 1 night in April 2019

          Nice time with hanok house & kindly host”

          The hosts are friendly, and cook us nice breakfast

          Reviewed April 23, 2019
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Elaine from Malaysia
          Couple
          Korean Style Double Room with Private Bathroom
          Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

          good”

          very good and nice hotel..next time come back

          Reviewed June 12, 2019
          8.8
          Excellent
          Joyce from United States
          Family with young children
          Korean Style Triple Room with Private Bathroom
          Stayed 1 night in June 2018

          Excellent”

          They upgraded us to a quadruple room which was nice. (We booked the triple room.) They were so nice to check us in early too & the next day we left our bags there because our flight was not till the evening so we walked around a little more before we left for the airport. Ahjumma & ahjussi were so kind & ahjussi even carried our baby while we had breakfast. Btw, breakfast was so good. It was a Korean style breakfast & they made everything fresh that morning. I loved it.

          Reviewed July 01, 2018
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Christine from Australia
          Couple
          Korean Style Double Room with Private Bathroom
          Stayed 2 nights in May 2017

          A quiet sanctuary in a busy city”

          My husband and I only had 1 full day in Seoul and were keen on experiencing it by staying in a traditional Korean house. When we arrived, the owner, Mr. Kim, greeted us (he speaks very good English) and even upgraded our room to one with our own bathroom and shower. Everything was very clean and tidy! Mrs. Kim made us a traditional Korean breakfast, which was amazing - the food was so flavorful and fresh! The location of the Hanok was fantastic! - walking distance to little shops, restaurants, the palace and public transport. The owners are extremely kind and helpful people. The day we were leaving to head back to the airport, Mr. Kim helped us to make sure we got seats on a very crowded bus. We were both so grateful for his extra efforts. Will definitely stay here again next time we visit South Korea.

          Reviewed May 23, 2017
          8.8
          Excellent
          Stefan from Germany
          Couple
          Korean Style Double Room with Private Bathroom
          Stayed 3 nights in January 2017

          Lovely traditional guesthouse with very friendly owners”

          Great Korean Hanok (traditional guesthouse) experience, especially for newcomers to the country. Very welcoming, with friendly and helpful owners Mr. Kim and his wife, who also cooks the fantastic complementary breakfast every morning. Also very comfortable, warm, and cozy (we were there in the winter) rooms. Highly recommended!

          Reviewed January 26, 2017
          10.0
          Exceptional
          hindia from France
          Group
          Korean Style Triple Room with Private Bathroom
          Stayed 5 nights in August 2016

          Very satisfied ”

          The staff is very nice. Warm welcome. The food is delicious. And the location is very good, at the center of Seoul, close by foot to a lot of touristic places like the Gyeongbokgung palace, Bukchon, the artificial river (a 20min walk) and Myeong-dong. It was a nice stay

          Reviewed August 10, 2016
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Hyun from South Korea
          Family with teens
          Korean Style Triple Room with Private Bathroom
          Stayed 1 night in May 2016

          It was really good for stay!”

          The owner was really kind, and also his wife was so kind And also, breakfast was really fantastic I've never tasted delicious food like that before. So im going to recommand for you guys & gals. Have a nice trip all!

          Reviewed May 21, 2016
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