Hostel Vanilla 2 Dongdaemun
Hostel Vanilla 2 Dongdaemun
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8.4
Excellent

"We were warmly welcomed by the host of the guesthouse."

Jing W.

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April 4, 2018

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What guests are saying:
I had a wonderful stay. My only complaint is the Internet was really slow.
Teressa from South Korea
Solo traveler
We booked triple room but upgraded to Mini Room with more facilities. Friendly staffs, especially the one who can speak Japanese.
Yen from Vietnam
Group
We had a lot of memories and all staff are so kind to us I will go back again.
怡芳 from Taiwan
Group
Superb Staff. Room is very nice but i got the room that can hear others voice from next door ( new building ). * value for money ;)
WIPADA from Thailand
Couple
nice hostel
SHUCHUN from Taiwan
Group
The location was super! Just a few meters from dongmyo station. The heater in our CR was a little inconsistent. Would heat up really fast. Other than that, staff was super helpful and friendly. Thank you!!
SITTIE from Philippines
Couple
I like it, sweet hostel, lovely owener
Photjana from Thailand
Couple
Jin went out of his way to give advice and help us as much as possible, the breakfast spread is AMAZING by hostel standards, and the amenities were great. Lovely place to stay.
Deanna from Singapore
Couple
Nice room and very good for transportation
Sarinya from Thailand
Group
Really wonderful facilities and conviennent locations!! Staff Moon and other guys(sorry for forgetting names) are so kind that they try their best to meet our requirements. Recommend and definitely will choose it again if ever have another chance to travel to Korea.
Shan from China
Group

Hostel Vanilla 2 Dongdaemun

Exceptional location
- 2.2 kilometers from city center
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9.1
/
10
Exceptional service
9.5
Recommended by 93% of guests
Value for money9.1
Distance to city center2km
Location rating9.0
Nearest airportGimpo Airport (GMP)
Distance to airport18.9 km
  • 90 meters to public transportation

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Laundry service

Room choices
9.1
Exceptional
Room comfort & quality
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Premier Studio
Premier Studio
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 double beds
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Deluxe Double Room
Deluxe Double Room
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 queen bed
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Triple Room
Triple Room
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 single bed and 1 queen be...
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Twin Room
Twin Room
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Street view
  • 2 single beds
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Mini Studio
Mini Studio
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Double Room
Double Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 queen bed
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Small Studio
Small Studio
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    What people love about the property

    • 9.6
      Exceptional

      "Staffs are friendly and helpful."

      Thanit

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      August 12, 2016

    • 8.4
      Excellent

      "Very helpful & friendly service which makes you feel warm!"

      Boon H.

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      August 10, 2017

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "I like it, sweet hostel, lovely owener"

      Photjana

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      December 8, 2017

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    8.8
    Excellent

    "The staffs were really friendly and helpful."

    Zefanya D.

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    January 10, 2017

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    What they offer

    10.0
    Exceptional

    "Thank you for giving me a great hostel experience !"

    ONKEI

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    April 23, 2018

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    Agoda Reviews (451)Booking.com Reviews (322)
    9.1
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    10
    Exceptional
    Cleanliness9.2
    Facilities8.6
    Location9.0
    Room comfort and quality9.1
    Service9.5
    Value for money9.1
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    10.0
    Exceptional
    ching from Hong Kong
    Solo traveler
    Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2018
    Nice nice nice”
    Very convenient place, by walk to subway only 5mins walk, girly hostel with a very nice decoration, the combination of the colour tone makes me feel comfortable, slept well and the housekeeper -nataka is very nice! Must come again when I visit Seoul !
    Reviewed December 02, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    YiPing from Taiwan
    Solo traveler
    Mini Studio
    Stayed 6 nights in November 2018
    Comfortable room”
    Everything I need is in the room, it has underground heating, it’s warm when it’s winter. The location is great. I will book again if I fly to Seoul in the future.
    Reviewed December 09, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    from Vietnam
    Couple
    Deluxe Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in November 2018
    Stay home when away from home.”
    We just booked deluxe room but they give us Villa Suite with kitchen, every corner was cute decoration, cozy. Staffs very very friendly, breakfast taste delicious, you can eat whenever you want. Just take 4-5mins to nearest Subway Station by walk. if come back to seoul, i will stay again absolutely.
    Reviewed November 03, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Danh from Vietnam
    Couple
    Deluxe Double Room
    Stayed 3 nights in September 2018
    Moon, Son were friendly and helpful but another guy is not”
    -Very nice room and small enough to stay in Seoul - Moon/Son were very friendly and made us to feel like at home, but another front guy was not. We needed to cook something for late dinner but he turned off the light in the kitchen and cold face like a police man, I really didnt care but made me feel uncomfortable in his shift. -Should recommend for my Vietnamese to stay here next time Thanks Moon, thanks Son and all. Have a good day and keep Vanilla like current good state.
    Reviewed September 19, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    Jacky from Malaysia
    Family with young children
    Premier Studio
    Stayed 5 nights in August 2018
    A touching place away from Home”
    Very helpful and friendly staff. Comfortable and warm environment just like home. Simple but touching pantry with basic self service breakfast. Very convenience location with LRT station and bus stop few step away. Very convenience location with sundry shop nearby. Will come back again.
    Reviewed August 23, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Pohan from Taiwan
    Couple
    Double Room
    Stayed 5 nights in July 2018
    Clean, convenient, and feels like home. ”
    The place is a three minute walk from the station exit, has a grocery store nearby as well as many restaurants(chicken&beer, pizza, icecream, etc). The staff is very helpful and welcoming. There is free laundry service, which was unexpected, they even fold it for you. We will be back for sure when visit Seoul again in the future.
    Reviewed July 11, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Mervyn from Malaysia
    Couple
    Twin Room
    Stayed 6 nights in December 2018
    Good Location with helpful staffs!!!”
    It is a wonderful experience staying with them and the hospitality given by them was really amazing!!! Would be coming bck for next trips!!
    Reviewed December 09, 2018
    8.4
    Excellent
    Ermilyn from Philippines
    Group
    Triple Room
    Stayed 5 nights in October 2018
    Good value for money”
    Budget friendly hostel with accommodating and English speaking staff. Breakfast food items (bread, eggs, noodles, etc) are free and are always available. There is a defined time for cooking in the common kitchen area but our room was upgraded to a room with cooking and laundry facilities so we can bring the free breakfast items to our room and do the cooking anytime. The location is in a quiet neighborhood. There was no elevator in the new building but the staff helped us with our luggage. There is access to train and airport bus, around 5-7 minutes of walking. Reception area is unmanned after 11pm but a telephone and contact details were provided. We found a new friend in Nadia, one of the staff. She was very kind, helpful and showed heartfelt concern. Thank you Nadia.
    Reviewed October 31, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    Tricia from Australia
    Group
    Mini Studio
    Stayed 5 nights in October 2018
    Helpful happy service, home away from home”
    Nadia, Moon, Ed and Song were so helpful during our stay, especially when I needed to change floor (was Travelling with an elderly Mother who couldn't climb stairs, they immediately found a lower floor for us). If you're Travelling with heavy bags bear in mind there's no lift, & when our taxi was 1 hour late Song waited with us and helped us chase him up the entire time. There's a couple of really great local restaurants across the road which are heap as chips and delicious. Rooms are warm and spotless, laundry and breakfast is free. Only suggestion I have is to include mattress toppers as the beds were quite hard, and provide some bigger towels as international guests often use bath towels after their shower.
    Reviewed October 29, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    ONKEI from Macau
    Group
    Twin Room
    Stayed 5 nights in April 2018
    非常好的住宿經驗”
    Hostel Vanilla was the best hostel that I’ve ever stayed! The staff are nice and helpful, they helped us whenever we have problems. Breakfast was free, coffee, tea, noodles, eggs, were free to use. The interior design was cozy, they provided guests with shampoo, conditioner, body wash, towel, dressing perfume, hair dryer, almost every thing that you’ll need. They also have a scale for guests to weight their luggage in the common area. The location was great, 3 mins walking distance to metro line 1 and bus station. There were buses to and from Incheon airport. I really love this hostel which really made me feel stay home away home, I will definitely stay here again next time when I go to Seoul. Thank you for giving me a great hostel experience !
    Reviewed April 23, 2018
    Hello ONKEI :) Thank you very much for your good review. We feel so happy to hear that you had a nice stay at our hostel. It is so kind of you to say that we were helpful for your trip. We sincerely hope to see you again if you have any chance to visit Korea again. Thank you :)
    Responded April 23, 2018
    Hostel Vanilla 2 Dongdaemun
    8.4
    Excellent
    Jing from Singapore
    Couple
    Deluxe Double Room
    Stayed 3 nights in March 2018
    Great place to stay! ”
    We were warmly welcomed by the host of the guesthouse. The room was small but cozy and the toilet size was ok (not too small). The location of the guesthouse is around 3-5mins from Dongmyo station and 15mins walk to DDM. Very convenient! The Airport Transfer bus stop is nearby too. Great stay!
    Reviewed April 04, 2018
    Hello Jing :) Thank you very much for your good review. We feel so happy to hear that you had a nice stay at our hostel. We sincerely hope to see you again if you have any chance to visit Korea again. Thank you :)
    Responded April 21, 2018
    Hostel Vanilla 2 Dongdaemun
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Yeuk from Hong Kong
    Business traveler
    Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in November 2018
    Lovely hostel ! ”
    The staff was sooooooo friendly and helpful. The hostel is warm and lovely . Would like to stay again on my next trip :)
    Reviewed December 02, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Lee from United Kingdom
    Group
    Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2018
    awesome”
    very good location. clean and friendly. would 100% recommend.
    Reviewed October 28, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Cheryl from Hong Kong
    Solo traveler
    Double Room
    Stayed 4 nights in September 2018
    A Home Away from Home - Highly recommended”
    A lovely and warm hostel located within a quiet but safe residential neighbourhood. Thanks Moon and Song for being so helpful throughout my stay. Will definitely stay here when visiting Seoul again!
    Reviewed September 27, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Dumnernsai from Thailand
    Couple
    Double Room
    Stayed 5 nights in October 2017
    Nice and warm hostel”
    Hostel Vanilla Dongdaemun 2 is a small hostel with all you need. Staff are polite. The location is near Metro Dongmyo station Exit 10. There is stores, restaurants, supermarket in the area. The cons were (1) I stayed on 4th floor and there is no elevator so I have to walk. However, when I arrived and left staff help me carried my luggage up and down without asking. (2) Shower room is very small and it was not separate the wet and dry zone, so when you take shower, the entire room is wet including the toilet. (3) The wall is very thin, I can hear what the next room was taking about. Overall, I am satisfy with this hostel it has a warm feeling and in the walking distance to the public transportation.
    Reviewed November 06, 2017
    8.4
    Excellent
    Boon from Malaysia
    Group
    Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2017
    Very nice owner and staff ”
    Very helpful & friendly service which makes you feel warm! The only thing not satisfied are on the toilet size which was a bit small and poor sound proofing. Overall the environment is really cozy and comfortable.
    Reviewed August 10, 2017
    8.0
    Excellent
    Sik from Malaysia
    Couple
    Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2017
    Great hostel”
    Great place to stay although location a bit difficult to find but locals there are nice to help to guide you there. Kitchen is nice as you can consume the foods and drinks provided even cook yourself. Few downside as the bed may not be comfortable and got squeaky sound. Toilet drainage not properly drain off in one of the room that I stayed.
    Reviewed July 04, 2017
    8.0
    Excellent
    Li from Singapore
    Group
    Deluxe Double Room
    Stayed 5 nights in January 2017
    Nice cozy hostel”
    Stayed for 5 nights. Located in an alley in a less crowded area but still relatively easy to find. Rooms are small but acceptable. Staff were very friendly and could speak pretty good English. Overall a nice stay...
    Reviewed January 22, 2017
    8.8
    Excellent
    Zefanya from Indonesia
    Solo traveler
    Double Room
    Stayed 4 nights in October 2016
    Helpful and friendly staff”
    We arrived really late and Daniel was waiting to hand the key. The staffs were really friendly and helpful. The kitchen are available for use and you can help yourself for breakfast. Train station, bus stop are within walking distance. You can take bus directly from/to Incheon airport which is more comfortable if you bring a lot of stuffs.
    Reviewed January 10, 2017
    8.8
    Excellent
    Wee from Singapore
    Couple
    Deluxe Double Room
    Stayed 3 nights in October 2016
    Cosy and friendly guesthouse”
    This place made us feel at home. The staff was really friendly. Rooms were clean and cosy. Not too big but sufficient for us. Only 3mins walk from the nearby metro. We were very satisfied with our stay there.
    Reviewed October 12, 2016
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