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8.1
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Breakfast6
Housekeeping4
Shops1
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7.8
Very good
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Very good location - 700 meters from city center
  • Changdeokgung Palace300 m
  • Cheonggyecheon Stream1 km
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace1.28 km
  • Myeongdong Shopping Street1.66 km
  • Myeong-dong1.78 km
  • Deoksugung1.82 km
  • N Seoul Tower2.86 km
  • The War Memorial of Korea4.6 km
  • National Museum of Korea6.11 km
  • Lotte World11.89 km
  • 1-star Guesthouse/bed and breakfast
    Free Wi-Fi

    Haemil Hanok Guesthouse

    15-14, Yulgok-ro 10-gil, Jongno-gu, Jongro, Seoul, South Korea, 3134 - See map
    "Only ten minute walk to two different metro stations, and easy to walk to two palaces."
    Allison - November 24, 2018
    Fantastic breakfast
    97% positive mentions
    Excellent comfort
    8.8 room quality and comfort
    Excellent service
    8.8 rating for service
    Excellent cleanliness
    8.2 rating for cleanliness
    • 510 meters to public transportation

    • Airport transfer

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    • Room service [24-hour]

    Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Seoul every 1 minutes on Agoda.com
    Value for money7.9
    Distance to city center0.2 Km
    Location rating7.8
    Nearest airportGimpo Airport (GMP)
    Distance to airport16.8 km

    Rooms available at Haemil Hanok Guesthouse

    8.8
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    Family Room
    Family Room
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    • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 4 futons
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    Triple Room
    Triple Room
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    • Room size: 29 m²/312 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 3 futons
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    Twin Room
    Twin Room
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 2 futons
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    Korean Style Family Room
    Korean Style Family Room
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    • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 4 single beds
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    Korean Style Triple Room
    Korean Style Triple Room
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 3 single beds
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    Korean Style Twin Room
    Korean Style Twin Room
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    • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 2 single beds
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    Triple Room
    Triple Room
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    • Shower
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    Family Room
    Family Room
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        Frequently asked questions

        What time is check-in and check-out at Haemil Hanok Guesthouse?

        Check-in is from 2:00 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. The property offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

        How do I get to Haemil Hanok Guesthouse?

        Haemil Hanok Guesthouse is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of KRW 10000. Just use the Let us know what you need section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Haemil Hanok Guesthouse has a car park available for guests. Car parking is available for an additional charge. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Seoul with private transportation, the hotel can arrange taxi service.

        What is the smoking policy at Haemil Hanok Guesthouse?

        Haemil Hanok Guesthouse does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas. The property offers its guests both smoking and non-smoking rooms. You can request your preferred room type during booking, but please keep in mind that rooms are subject to availability.

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        What people love about Haemil Hanok Guesthouse

        • 9.6
          Exceptional

          "We can try to wear hanbok and also eat korean traditional breakfast which was delicious."

          Putri

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          March 13, 2017

        • 5.6
          Review score
          Location

          "Good things: convenient location, good Korean breakfast, cute traditional building."

          Christine

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          December 11, 2018

        • 8.0
          Very good
          Breakfast

          "The bibimbap breakfast prepared by Lucy, the young and pretty host, was delicious."

          Mun C.

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          March 28, 2016

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        8.8/10
        Room size
        29 sqm.
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        Cleanliness score
        8.3/10
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        Overall rating:
        8.1
        Excellent
        291 reviews
        Cleanliness
        8.2
        Facilities
        7.2
        Location
        7.8
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        What travelers say they love:
        All the important attractions are nearby, including Changdeo...
        Yen K. from Malaysia
        Family with young children
        More about Haemil Hanok Guesthouse

        More about Haemil Hanok Guesthouse

        Haemil Hanok Guesthouse, located in Jongro, Seoul, is a popular choice for travelers. Situated only 0.2 Km from the city center, guests are well located to enjoy the town's attractions and activities. A haven of rest and relaxation, the hotel will offer total renewal just steps away from the city's numerous attractions such as Hagajae Museum, Yoo’s Family, Bukchon Hanok Villiage.

        At Haemil Hanok Guesthouse, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. Guests of the hotel can enjoy on-site features like 24-hour room service, free Wi-Fi in all rooms, taxi service, ticket service, Wi-Fi in public areas.

        Hotel accommodations have been carefully appointed to the highest degree of comfort and convenience. In some of the rooms, guests can find television LCD/plasma screen, internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, air conditioning. The hotel's garden are ideal places to relax and unwind after a busy day. When you are looking for comfortable and convenient accommodations in Seoul, make Haemil Hanok Guesthouse your home away from home.

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        Breakfast
        26 mentions
        Housekeeping
        5 mentions
        Food & Dining
        3 mentions
        Taxi
        2 mentions

        What they offer

        7.6
        Very good

        "If you want to experience a stay in traditional Korean house..."

        Cilia

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        June 16, 2017

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        Food and dining

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        What's nearby

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        Cleanliness8.2
        Facilities7.2
        Location7.8
        Room comfort and quality8.8
        Service8.8
        Value for money7.9
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        8.0
        Excellent
        JAU-CHENG from Australia
        Couple
        Korean Style Twin Room
        Stayed 1 night in September 2018

        Lovely tranditional Korean style house”

        Super helpful house owner,u an get any information u want.Lovely place to stay to explore the tranditional Korean style living.In the morning can also rent the tranditional Korean uniform for pic.Highly recommend to stay at this place.

        Reviewed October 04, 2018
        8.4
        Excellent
        Yen from Malaysia
        Family with young children
        Korean Style Twin Room
        Stayed 2 nights in May 2016

        Lucy makes sure you're comfortable”

        Lucy is a very good host, taking all your needs and requests seriously. The rooms are quite comfortable. The location and price are quite good for a Hanok. You'll have to walk 8 minutes to Anguk metro station, but for staying in a Hanok, that's something you'll have to put up with. All the important attractions are nearby, including Changdeokgung, Gyeongbukgung, Bukchon Hanok Village and Insadong. The downsides - flies in the courtyard and the toilet has an unpleasant smell (but it doesn't affect the room). I would recommend staying here.

        Reviewed May 08, 2016
        8.7
        Excellent
        Patty from Singapore
        Couple
        Korean Style Twin Room
        Stayed 2 nights in July 2015

        Such friendly service, you'll feel just at home!”

        Friendly host (Shinsil), beautiful decorations around the hanok, awesome tasty Korean breakfasts

        Love our stay at Haemil Hanok! True, location-wise, it is not the easiest to locate but it's just next door to the grand Cheongdeokgong palace so the location is great! All the rooms in the cosy hanok are filled with beautiful handicrafts and paintings. And did I mention the awesome breakfasts? The lovely host Shinsil will prepare a piping hot authentic Korean breakfast each morning - we had a comforting porridge one day and delicious bibimbap (mixed veggie rice) the next day. This is a great location if you want an authentic and charming traditional hanok stay experience.

        Reviewed July 19, 2015
        9.0
        Exceptional
        Elaine from Indonesia
        Couple
        Korean Style Twin Room
        Stayed 2 nights in April 2015

        Great Experience at Traditional Korean House”

        Strategic location, great breakfast and great culture experience

        A great culture experience staying at Haemil Hanok Guesthouse. Traditional Korean breakfast that was made by the host, Lucy, is very good. Location wise, it's very near to tourist attraction, Changdeokgung and Bukchon Hanok Village, a walking distance in fact. One good thing about Haemil is that the room comes with private bathroom, as I know that many traditional Korean houses have shared bathroom.

        Reviewed April 26, 2015
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Chia from Malaysia
        Family with teens
        Korean Style Family Room
        Stayed 1 night in June 2014

        Wonderful experience in a traditional Korean house”

        Helpful host who has provided the best service, fanstastic location, hospitality

        It was a memorable stay (although we only stayed for 1 night). Our host really made us feel at home. Unlike most of the hanoks which only have shared bathrooms, our family room in Haemil Hanok has an attached bathroom. It is very well located, which makes our sight-seeing and shopping very convenient.

        Reviewed June 13, 2014
        9.3
        Exceptional
        NGAN from Hong Kong
        Family with teens
        Korean Style Triple Room
        Stayed 2 nights in August 2013

        We will consider to stay again next time”

        Good Location and Good Service, Fast Wifi

        The landlords are nice, helpful and able to communication in English. We are moved by Mrs Kim's dessert at night time! The location is a bit to find at the first time but it is very convenient for sightseeing afterwards.

        Reviewed September 04, 2013
        8.0
        Excellent
        Poi from Malaysia
        Group
        Korean Style Twin Room
        Stayed 2 nights in September 2012

        Pleasant hanok experience”

        Clean and new

        Very friendly hosts. Eventhough far from the Buchon hanok area but its just within 10-15minutes walk and also to Insadong area. Hosts were very warm and friendly, even made snacks for us after a tiring shopping spree.

        Reviewed October 03, 2012
        10.0
        Exceptional
        EUNICE from Philippines
        Group
        Korean Style Triple Room
        Stayed 1 night in September 2012

        amazing traditional house with friendly host”

        artistic arrangement; very clean place; friendly and accommodating host who speak good English

        it's our first time in South Korea and our first time as well to experienced the Korean traditional house. it's a lovely accommodation with superb breakfast. the hosts are very accommodating and they speak good English as well which made our stay in their place very enjoyable. they are very helpful as well in teaching us the vicinity map. we do hope to stay again in their place on our next visit in Seoul. Thanks so much. Keep up the good work!!!

        Reviewed September 18, 2012
        3.2
        Blanche from Norway
        Family with teens
        Korean Style Twin Room
        Stayed 3 nights in July 2019

        There were many many mosquitoes in our room.”

        There were many many mosquitoes in our room, we got eaten real bad.

        Reviewed July 12, 2019
        4.8
        Michelle from Singapore
        Group
        Korean Style Family Room
        Stayed 1 night in April 2019

        Acceptable”

        Good things: the owner of the guesthouse (ajumma) is very nice and accommodating even though she doesn't speak English. Location is really hard to find at first but it is ok when you get around. It is 7min. walk to the bus stop and the palace. Bad things: the sheets are dirty. the septic tank is reeking from the bathroom into the whole room. The room is not what we expect from the pictures. It is very expensive.

        Reviewed May 06, 2019
        8.8
        Excellent
        Allison from United States
        Solo traveler
        Korean Style Twin Room
        Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

        Nice quiet break from the city”

        Loved the homecooked breakfasts we received both days. Floors were heated and there was an infrared heater so we were actually very warm despite the cold nights. There was no hot water in the bathroom and the water from the sink drained onto the floor. WiFi was quite fast. Only ten minute walk to two different metro stations, and easy to walk to two palaces. Nice place to stay if you just want some peace and silence for a couple days, and you don't mind sleeping on the floor/roughing it a little.

        Reviewed November 24, 2018
        9.6
        Exceptional
        Putri from Indonesia
        Solo traveler
        Korean Style Twin Room
        Stayed 1 night in March 2017

        Great hanok experience”

        Staying in a hanok is such a wonderful experience. Although the location is tucked in small alley, but still accessible by walking 10 minutes from Anguk Station. The room and the bathroom are quite small, but very clean. We can try to wear hanbok and also eat korean traditional breakfast which was delicious. Thank you for the warmest smile and help from our host Lucy and Penny to make our stay comfortable.

        Reviewed March 13, 2017
        8.4
        Excellent
        Titikorn from Thailand
        Couple
        Korean Style Twin Room
        Stayed 1 night in October 2016

        A warm host”

        We stayed here one night and in the next morning we planed to go to Nami island which we need to go out early in the morning. So I sent message to ask whether I can have breakfast arround 6.30, which normally would start at 8.00. Penny, the host, is very kind to provide us breakfast at the time we requested. really appreciate that. Here is a good location considered if you wouldn't want to stay in busy tourist area. it's quiet, old town section of the city, and very close to Changdeokgung palace (which we think much more interesting than Gyeongbokgung), a short walk to Bukchon, and in walking distance to Chonggyeochon steam. I hope to have more time staying at Haemil Hanok to experience more on the Korean living style since we went out all day and come back at night.

        Reviewed October 29, 2016
        9.2
        Exceptional
        Yvonne from United States
        Family with teens
        Stayed 2 nights in July 2016

        Very friendly and great location!”

        The young couple that run this Hanok are super friendly and speak great English! It is within walking distance to one of the palaces, subway, airport bus station and good shopping in Insadong. It might be a little hard to find according to the street address. Just call for directions. It is across the street from the palace and go down the street between the Hanok Village looking theater and the car repair shop. The you will see a sign for the guest house.

        Reviewed July 30, 2016
        10.0
        Exceptional
        MASAMI from Japan
        Family with teens
        Korean Style Triple Room
        Stayed 2 nights in March 2016

        I feel still in the Sunny garden with smailing Lucy.”

        As everone has writtem, her conversation ,cuisine ,hospitality are great. She washed and keep the socks which my daughter has been forgotten. Of course towel with cute embroidery, fabric of mattress also I like. Seoul memories is more deeply in her kindness.

        Reviewed April 02, 2016
        8.0
        Excellent
        Mun from Singapore
        Family with teens
        Korean Style Family Room
        Stayed 1 night in March 2016

        Good introduction to traditional Korean home ”

        Stayed for one night in the family room with my family of four. Space was a little tight, but it was a good experience sleeping on heated floor with mattresses and comfortable duvets. We appreciate the private bathroom although it is very small. The bibimbap breakfast prepared by Lucy, the young and pretty host, was delicious. We had fun dressing up in the hanboks loaned to us by Lucy, and taking pictures in the room and courtyard. :)

        Reviewed March 28, 2016
        5.6
        Xiaomin from China
        Solo traveler
        Korean Style Triple Room
        Stayed 2 nights in February 2016

        Not very worth of money”

        We've ordered a three person's bedroom, but the space of the room is not spacious as mentioned in Agoda ( if i don't remember wrong, it is said 90 sq meters which is definitely a wrong info.; in fact the 3 single bedroom is just like 15 sq. meters). and I paid 170SGD per night for the room ( much expensive than hotels) and i don't think it is worthy. And the place is not closed to any train station, a bit troublesome to find the way. No restaurants nearby except only a small convenient store. Though the room is small for 3 persons and we can hear the voices from other rooms easily, it is clean and the landlord provides good service.

        Reviewed March 06, 2016
        8.7
        Excellent
        Li from Singapore
        Group
        Korean Style Family Room
        Stayed 1 night in January 2016

        Great Hanok Experience”

        Friendly Service, Yummy breakfast, Cosy environment

        We only stayed one night for the experience but it was fun! Lucy's English is good and there was no problem with communication. The breakfast she made us was really yummy too! We did not really sleep well because we were all not used to the heated floor but we really appreciated the heated floor since it was really cold outside!

        Reviewed January 10, 2016
        9.7
        Exceptional
        Ching from Hong Kong
        Couple
        Korean Style Twin Room
        Stayed 1 night in April 2015

        nice stay @seoul”

        clean, lovely, good location

        Lucy is a nice and sweet girl, she prepared the korean style breakfast and suggested a great place for the sakura sightseeing. The room is lovely and clean. Very good experience from this modern korean house and we would love to come back again :)

        Reviewed April 13, 2015
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Yi from Singapore
        Group
        Korean Style Family Room
        Stayed 2 nights in January 2015

        Lucy was the best host ever!”

        Host, style, location

        Lucy went way beyond any host my family has encountered! She had traditional Korean costumes of her own for my sis to try and take photos with. She woke up at 4am just to ensure that we got the taxi successfully. Can't ask for more. Highly recommended!

        Reviewed January 15, 2015
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        • Very good location
        • Changdeokgung Palace
        • Anguk Subway Station is within 0.55 km