7.9
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Housekeeping9
Breakfast6
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8.1
Excellent
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Excellent location - 2.53 kilometers from city center
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Changdeokgung Palace2.57 km
Cheonggyecheon Stream3.13 km
Myeongdong Shopping Street3.45 km
Myeong-dong3.79 km
Gyeongbokgung Palace3.84 km
N Seoul Tower3.93 km
Deoksugung4.02 km
The War Memorial of Korea5.75 km
National Museum of Korea6.96 km
Lotte World9.9 km
Nearby landmarks
Dongmyo Flea Market100 m
Myogaksa Temple150 m
Seoul Folk Flea Market200 m
Sinseol-dong Subway Station240 m
Dongmyo Subway station310 m
Dongmyo (Eastern Shrine)330 m
Jinheung Gidokgyo Baekhwajeom370 m
Mipl Amiai Mart Chungeachon560 m
Sparex620 m
Changsin Subway station620 m
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Hostel Korea Original Guesthouse

20-12, Jong-ro 65-gil, Jongno-gu, Gangbuk, Seoul, South Korea, 3112 - See map
Property highlightsRead all 329 reviews
Exceptional reputation
Recommended by 82% of guests
Excellent service
8.1 rating for service
Very good facilities on premise
7.5 facilities on premise
Very good cleanliness
7.4 rating for cleanliness

Breakfast serve with bread, milk and jam, there are 3 flavors of jam, it really makes our day.

POH | April 4, 2019

The owner let us to stay together in 1 room and even give me back the extra money.

POH | April 4, 2019

Very helpful owner and near with dongmyo market which is heaven for bundle cloth.

Najwa | December 5, 2018

The owner even stay late and make sure we are safely get the transport service.

POH | April 4, 2019

Strategy location with lot of local restaurant and convinient shops around.

POH | April 4, 2019

I'll definitely book this place again on my next trip to Korea.

Kris I. | December 31, 2019

  • 280 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Currency exchange

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Breakfast [free]

Your dates are popular among travelersPopular destination! Properties in Seoul are being booked every minute!
Value for money8.5
Distance to city center0.1 km
Location rating8.1
Nearest airportGimpo Airport (GMP)
Distance to airport19.4 km

Rooms available at Hostel Korea Original Guesthouse

Twin Bed Room Shared Bathroom
Twin Bed Room Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 7 m²/75 ft²
  • Street view
  • 2 single beds
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Triple Shared Bathroom
Triple Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
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  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Single - Room
Single - Room
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  • Room size: 8 m²/86 ft²
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  • 1 single bed
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Double Bed Room Shared Bathroom
Double Bed Room Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 9 m²/97 ft²
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  • 1 double bed
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Single - Shared Bathroom
Single - Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 5 m²/54 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 single bed
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Twin Bed Room
Twin Bed Room
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  • Room size: 9 m²/97 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Bed in 3-Bed Female Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom
Bed in 3-Bed Female Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed
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1 Person in 3-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
1 Person in 3-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
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  • 1 single bed and 1 bunk bed
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Double Room
Double Room
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  • Room size: 9 m²/97 ft²
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  • 1 double bed
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Double or Twin Room
Double or Twin Room
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  • Room size: 8 m²/86 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Hostel Korea Original Guesthouse?

Check-in is from 3:00 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.

How do I get to Hostel Korea Original Guesthouse?

Hostel Korea Original 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 59000. 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. A stay at Hostel Korea Original also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the property's convenient shuttle service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Hostel Korea Original has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Car parking is free for guests. 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 Hostel Korea Original Guesthouse?

Hostel Korea Original does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated 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 Hostel Korea Original Guesthouse

  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    Location

    "The location of this hostel is perfect for me."

    Kris I.

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    December 31, 2019

  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "The staff is very assisting and helpful."

    Kris I.

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    December 31, 2019

  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    Location

    "Great location and very helpful owner."

    Bonita

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    February 28, 2020

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Overall rating:
7.9
Very good
329 reviews
Cleanliness
7.4
Facilities
7.5
Location
8.1
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What travelers say they love:
The room was big for us (4 pax with 1 extra bed).
POH from Malaysia
Family with older children
More about Hostel Korea Original Guesthouse

More about Hostel Korea Original Guesthouse

When visiting Seoul, you'll feel right at home at Hostel Korea Original, which offers quality accommodation and great service. With its location just 0.1 km from the city center and 69 km from the airport, this 1.5-star hotel attracts numerous travelers each year. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

Hostel Korea Original offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate travelers. The hotel provides free Wi-Fi in all rooms, grocery deliveries, laundromat, portable wi-fi rental, postal service to ensure our guests the greatest comfort.

In addition, all guestrooms feature a variety of comforts. Many rooms even provide clothes rack, scale, slippers, umbrella, smoke detector to please the most discerning guest. Throughout the day you can enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the ski equipment rentals, ski lessons, skiing. Discover an engaging blend of professional service and a wide array of features at Hostel Korea Original.

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Breakfast
11 mentions
Housekeeping
10 mentions
Internet
2 mentions
Food & Dining
1 mention

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10.0
Exceptional

"Highly recommended to friends and relatives."

Bonita

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February 28, 2020

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7.9
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Cleanliness7.4
Facilities7.5
Location8.1
Room comfort and quality6.9
Service8.1
Value for money8.5
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9.2
Exceptional
Kulthida from Thailand
Solo traveler
Twin Bed Room
Stayed 6 nights in December 2016

I loveee this hostel!!”

So I went to Korea during the Christmas holiday last year and stayed here. I'll have to say that my first impression of the hostel at was not very good but the staff there is super nice!!! They were funny and I remember cooking jjajangmyeon wrong lol but the staff was there having a meal on the same table with us guests and he fixed the jjajangmyeon for us and he spoke Korean to us so we could learn Korean so it was soooo much fun!! You can ask them to order food for you too! The room are small but I still feel very comfortable and warm being there:) And it's super easy to travel from place to place too since the "Dongmyo" subway station is very close. If you want to travel comfortably I recommend taking 6002 bus from the airport it'll stop super close to the hostel:) And yes, you can go to Airport from the same station too, it'll say "airport bus" or something like that. It's 10000₩ I really miss this place!! Will definitely stay here again!!

Reviewed April 23, 2017
9.0
Exceptional
Grant from Canada
Solo traveler
Single - Shared Bathroom
Stayed 6 nights in November 2015

Great place to stay”

The location, the people, and the hotel's cool overall vibe.

Really great, as an 18 year old guy from Canada working in marketing, this place was really up my alley. I wanted a cool week long vacation in Seoul, and I got it at the Hostel Korea! Would definitely recommend the place to anyone looking for something similar.

Reviewed November 12, 2015
8.8
Excellent
phuong from Vietnam
Group
Triple Shared Bathroom
Stayed 3 nights in December 2017

Great place in Seoul”

I had an amazing time in Korea. I like this hostel. I made my breakfast in the morning. Host was nice ^^ Time to make breakfast during 8am - 10:30am. The hostel prepared lots of things for breakfast: Milk, tea, Bread, eggs, butter, juice.. or something like that. I traveled in the winter so the room was warm. Next year if I travel to Korea again, I will still choose this hostel. Thanks so much

Reviewed December 15, 2017
8.3
Excellent
Julius from Indonesia
Business traveler
Twin Bed Room Shared Bathroom
Stayed 6 nights in March 2016

A very nice stay in seoul!”

Location, staff and homey

It was a very great stay in Seoul, i stay in 14 days whole package. The location is great, only 5 mins walking from sinseol-dong station, some people say the location is a little bit off, but it's only 2 stations from dongdaemun and its walkable! a lot of nice and cheap food stalls, restaurants and conv.store near the hostel. The staff is great and super friendly! All of them are speaking english fluently, and they always giving you the tips for visiting main attraction in Seoul. Thank you for Joo, this is a very great stay in Seoul, and i will definitly back if i come to seoul again. Anyeong!

Reviewed March 23, 2016
8.8
Excellent
Ika from Indonesia
Group
1 Person in 3-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 5 nights in May 2016

Excellent”

I really enjoyed staying in this hostel. The owner speak english/korean/chinese.. they are very good to all guests.. the room and toilets always clean, it near to the subway station, so easy to go to anywhere.. I wish I can stay here again on my next trip to korea ^^

Reviewed May 05, 2017
9.6
Exceptional
Andi from Indonesia
Solo traveler
Twin Bed Room Shared Bathroom
Stayed 7 nights in March 2017

Very cozy, clean, and most important the staffs are very kind, responsive, and helpful.”

Though the rooms is rather small, but it is not matter since the place is very clean. The facility such as laundry room, iron, kitchen, hairdryer, etc are available. The staffs are friendly, fluent in english, responsive, and helpful. In term of location, this hostel is just about 15 minutes by bus to either Dongdaemun or Myeongdong. This is just the right place for traveler who's looking for affordable price with benefits.

Reviewed March 20, 2017
8.7
Excellent
jian from Australia
Solo traveler
Single - Shared Bathroom
Stayed 4 nights in May 2015

Good for that price”

Easy to find.Close to line 1&2 which can go to almost every place I want to go. Friendly staff. Cheap price.

Stayed 4 nights.walking 5 minutes can get trains of line 1&2. Lots of small shops near the hostel so I can try different food or get anything that I need. Hostel even supply breakfast with this cheap price. Room is quiet for sleeping. Stuffs are friendly and can speak English and Chinese. The sharing toilets and showers has some loosening bolts which needs some small maintenance work but still functioning.

Reviewed June 02, 2015
9.2
Exceptional
Andrian from Malaysia
Family with young children
Triple Shared Bathroom
Stayed 5 nights in June 2017

👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻”

Everything is tiptop! You can meet alot of people from different countries. I love staying at Hostel Korea!

Reviewed June 28, 2017
9.2
Exceptional
Ricky from Hong Kong
Solo traveler
Single - Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in October 2016

The best hostel I have every stayed!”

Almost every provision required by guest was provided: including umbrellas, public kitchen, electricity chargers (no deposit was required, but just marking in record), small refrigerators in individual rooms (even the rooms were small), and even ordering take-away catering for guests. Very near to Shinseol-dong metro station: go out at Exit No. 11, walk along the shops to turn right, and when you see some small Korean restaurants in the small alley, cross the road to that side, walk pass 2 lanes and turn left, then the hostel was there. Just 2 minutes in total from the metro exit! Staff were nice and easygoing. I will definitely go there again in future, which is near to the nearby flea market too.

Reviewed October 18, 2016
9.3
Exceptional
Homin from Canada
Solo traveler
Twin Bed Room Shared Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in May 2015

Very satisfied.”

Customer Service and Location

I stayed here for two days. The bed was a bit small, the blanket was a bit small, and the washroom/shower rooms were a bit small too, but still, I think it was a very good deal for the price. Other than that everything was very nice. The hosts were helpful on my requests, and I regret that I forgot to leave a thank you message to them.

Reviewed May 11, 2015
9.2
Exceptional
Marie from South Korea
Solo traveler
Single - Shared Bathroom
Stayed 3 nights in December 2016

Hostel Korea Guesthouse”

The hosts are very kind ! The guesthouse is clean and the quality/price worth it ! I recommand it !!

Reviewed December 22, 2016
8.8
Excellent
Ricky from Hong Kong
Solo traveler
Single - Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in October 2016

I stayed one night at first, but finally went back to stay another night.”

The average scoring was 7.5 marks for this hostel, but I would give 9, or even higher. The undesirable aspects were perhaps as previous guests had mentioned, the bath-room was too small, and bathing would make the toilet all wet. All other aspects were so satisfactory.

Reviewed October 18, 2016
9.2
Exceptional
TZU-YING from Taiwan
Group
Triple Shared Bathroom
Stayed 7 nights in July 2016

Great”

For the price of this hostel, the atmosphere and staff are great! The room is clean and the staff are kind.

Reviewed July 25, 2016
8.0
Excellent
Vi from Vietnam
Couple
Twin Bed Room Shared Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

Everything was okay!”

We stayed here for 2 days. The host was kind. The room here is small but clean and has warm and cozy feel. After walking all day in the cold weather, we felt really comfortable when we were back to our room here. The bathrooms are shared and small but also very clean. They also offer free breakfast (with toast with jam and butter, orange juice, milk... and some other things that I don’t remember). The location is quite convenient. There are subway station and bus stops close. I was pleased with the hostel and had a very comfortable stay. Thank you!

Reviewed May 25, 2019
8.8
Excellent
Katherine from United States
Solo traveler
Single - Room
Stayed 4 nights in May 2018

Excellent”

Excellent quality for the price. The area is quiet, though a bit far away from some of the tourist sites. If you are comfortable learning and using the bus and rail lines, it's just fine. There were a few places the cleaning could be a bit improved; there was a bit of dirt under the toilet rim and some rust rings in the toilet, but nothing I felt was harmful or disgusting. Single private room is large.

Reviewed June 04, 2018
8.8
Excellent
CHIN from Malaysia
Family with teens
Single - Shared Bathroom
Stayed 6 nights in November 2016

GREAT HOSTEL”

I would recommend these hostel. The staff there is helpful and also they can communicate with your with Koreans, Chinese and English. Value for money.

Reviewed November 23, 2016
7.6
Very good
Riana from Canada
Couple
Twin Bed Room Shared Bathroom
Stayed 3 nights in August 2019

Okay stay for sleeping”

This hostel is good enough if you're just here to sleep. Our stay was okay but the place needs a bit more cleaning. The washrooms need a bit more scrubbing (and it's not about the daily use; they need a proper deep clean). The rooms were okay but dusty under the bed and fridge. A full compost bag was in by the kitchen window for a few days. Overall an okay stay for us as we're usually out the whole day and just in to sleep. Would still recommend as it was affordable.

Reviewed September 12, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
POH from Malaysia
Family with teens
1 Person in 3-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

Strategy location, nice owner, comfortable ”

Strategy location with lot of local restaurant and convinient shops around. The room was big for us (4 pax with 1 extra bed). The owner let us to stay together in 1 room and even give me back the extra money. Breakfast serve with bread, milk and jam, there are 3 flavors of jam, it really makes our day. We booked airport transfer with him at 3am as we have early flight to Jeju. The owner even stay late and make sure we are safely get the transport service. We are really touched with his kindness, and will get back to this stay again!

Reviewed April 04, 2019
7.6
Very good
Hayati
Group
Twin Bed Room Shared Bathroom
Stayed 7 nights in January 2019

The hostel is very strtegic because near to attraction area”

Very recommended..will stay here again if i visit korea..very convenience because near to subway station and other attraction area

Reviewed January 13, 2019
7.2
Very good
Quang from South Korea
Couple
Triple Shared Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in September 2016

The best price for the travellers”

15$ for a triple room including breakfast was really good price in Seoul. One thing to notice that you should prepare your own tower and share the bathroom to others.

Reviewed October 31, 2016
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