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8.6
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8.9
Excellent
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Excellent location - Inside city center
  • Myeong-dong280 m
  • Deoksugung300 m
  • Myeongdong Shopping Street670 m
  • Cheonggyecheon Stream1.03 km
  • N Seoul Tower1.6 km
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace1.77 km
  • Changdeokgung Palace2.26 km
  • The War Memorial of Korea2.86 km
  • National Museum of Korea4.44 km
  • Lotte World12.09 km
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Hotel First Stay Tawny Owl

    37 Namdaemun-ro 1-gil, Myeong-dong, Seoul, South Korea, 04526 - See map

    This property is in high demand!

    Booked 69 times | 7 travelers are looking at this property right now

    "transportation also convenient and cheap including metro,buses just a few minutes walk to bus station."
    Shad F. - June 13, 2018
    Exceptional service
    9.2 rating for service
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 92% of guests
    Excellent cleanliness
    8.6 rating for cleanliness
    Very good facilities on premise
    7.8 facilities on premise
    • 260 meters to public transportation

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Breakfast [free]

    • Daily housekeeping

    • Laundry service

    Value for money8.7
    Location rating8.9
    Nearest airportGimpo Airport (GMP)
    Distance to airport15.5 km

    Rooms available at Hotel First Stay Tawny Owl

    Superior Terrace Room
    Superior Terrace Room
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 double bed
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    Standard Terrace Room
    Standard Terrace Room
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 double bed
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    Family Suite
    Family Suite
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 double bed or 2 single be...
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    Deluxe Twin Room with Terrace
    Deluxe Twin Room with Terrace
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    • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
    • City view
    • 2 single beds and 1 double ...
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    Deluxe Twin
    Deluxe Twin
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    • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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    Standard Single Room with Bathroom
    Standard Single Room with Bathroom
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 single bed
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    Standard Twin
    Standard Twin
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • City view
    • 2 single beds
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    Stadard Double
    Stadard Double
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    • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 double bed
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    Standard Single Room with Shower
    Standard Single Room with Shower
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    • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 single bed
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    Small Double Room
    Small Double Room
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    • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 double bed
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    What people love about Hotel First Stay Tawny Owl

    • 8.4
      Excellent
      Location

      "Location was good - near to subway and Myeongdong street."

      Azreen S.

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      January 5, 2019

    • 10.0
      Exceptional
      Location

      "Hotel is in good location with lots if eateries around."

      goon

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      December 30, 2018

    • 8.4
      Excellent
      Location

      "Location is great with City Hall station train nearby."

      Serene

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      December 25, 2018

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    9.2
    Exceptional

    "Staffs are very nice and they can especially speak English."

    Niwarat

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    November 18, 2018

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    Most talked about facilities

    Breakfast
    21 mentions
    Housekeeping
    16 mentions
    Internet
    3 mentions
    Check in/Check Out
    3 mentions

    What they offer

    10.0
    Exceptional
    Bathroom

    "The toiletries are complete and the toilet is also clean."

    Jose I.

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    May 6, 2018

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    Food and dining

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    Asian

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    Reviews of Hotel First Stay Tawny Owl from real guests

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    8.5
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    7.4% this month
    Cleanliness8.6
    Facilities7.8
    Location8.9
    Service9.2
    Value for money8.7
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    9+ Exceptional (132)
    8-9 Excellent (50)
    7-8 Very Good (50)
    6-7 Good (16)
    <6 Below Expectation (12)
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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Diana from Germany
    Family with teens
    Deluxe Twin Room with Terrace
    Stayed 5 nights in July 2019

    Very nice hotel”

    The hotel smells really nice. Check-in took us about less than 3 minutes. The staff at the reception spoke really good English. Our room had a balcony. You can‘t see much because the room is located at the side street but it‘s ok. The room is very clean and it looks like it‘s new. Other staffs are very nice, some spoke only korean but they were all nice. They bring you fresh towels everyday & we were provided with body soap, shampoo & conditioner, even disposable toothbrush, hair tie and bottled mineral water for free. Only down side is, they serve toast with butter & marmalade & cereals (self-service) not much of a selection or you can order rice porridge (you need to pre-order it until 23:00 for next morning), they will bring it to your room on a specific time you requested. The self-service breakfast is located at the 3rd floor on the hall, not quite of a space but it‘s all good, there is a microwave also.We feel all relaxed everytime we were in our room. It was a pleasant ! Thanks

    Reviewed July 11, 2019

    Thank you for your valued comment and we will do everything we can to make your stay comfortable :)

    Responded July 13, 2019
    Hotel First Stay Tawny Owl
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Gennadii from Russia
    Family with young children
    Deluxe Twin
    Stayed 3 nights in June 2019

    Exceptional”

    Great location, especially for the first time visitors, close to many sightseeing places. The door is on the national food street, but there is little expensive. An advice to order porridge for breakfast. And the pros is that shower and toilet is divided and small rooms (but it is too often for Seoul).

    Reviewed June 26, 2019

    Thank you for your valued comment and we will do everything we can to make your stay comfortable.

    Responded June 29, 2019
    Hotel First Stay Tawny Owl
    10.0
    Exceptional
    AILIN from Taiwan
    Family with teens
    Standard Twin
    Stayed 1 night in May 2019

    Awesome stay”

    The hotel was way way better then I thought, stuff members was way beyond nice, they speak both good English and Mandarin. The room is not really what people said it's small, still have lots of space to use. Since I really care the quality of the bed, this hotel has really good one! I slept so well! One last thing that I LOVE about this hotel is that they have amazing breakfast!

    Reviewed June 09, 2019

    Thank you for your valued comment and we will do everything we can to make your stay comfortable.

    Responded June 09, 2019
    Hotel First Stay Tawny Owl
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Jason from Canada
    Family with teens
    Deluxe Twin
    Stayed 4 nights in June 2019

    Nice Hotel at a fantastic location”

    Very good location, few minutes walking distance to Myeong-dong, Namdaemun Market, Deoksugung Palace, Seoul Museum of History and next to line 1 and line 2 "City Hall" subway station. Staffs are very good and they will bring you your complimentary Korean congee breakfast when you order it the day before and let them know the time you like. Only one thing we don't like, we took a room for three adults "Deluxe Twin Room". The bath and the toilet are divided into two small rooms. That is OK, but the bath side the room is super small. I'm Asian and I'm not a big guy, I find it hard to get into the tub. There are no place to put your clothes or towel inside this bath room. Other then this everything is A1 +++, I will stay at this Hotel again next time in Seoul. Thanks!

    Reviewed July 10, 2019

    Thank you for your valued comment and we will do everything we can to make your stay comfortable :)

    Responded July 13, 2019
    Hotel First Stay Tawny Owl
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Delvine from Malaysia
    Group
    Deluxe Twin
    Stayed 3 nights in March 2019

    Pleasant Stay”

    A bit troublesome to have breakfast at another floor with limited water supplier. Overall experience is good except the cleanliness of the room. Dropped something under the bed and discovered the floor is full of dust. Other than these, the stay is perfect with the location and helpful staffs.

    Reviewed July 09, 2019

    Thank you for your valued comment and we will do everything we can to make your stay comfortable :)

    Responded July 13, 2019
    Hotel First Stay Tawny Owl
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Amanda from Singapore
    Group
    Deluxe Twin Room with Terrace
    Stayed 6 nights in March 2019

    Awesome Location / Good Food / Near to Subway!”

    Terrace was clean but don't expect a view. It get rowdy at night because it's right smack in the middle of a business district with plenty of offices. I do not have any regrets booking this hotel as it's located in the heart of a food street.. Subway is close by, it's walking distance to the palace and Namdaemun Market. Taxi drivers are also familiar with the location; most likely due to the fact that it's a popular food street. If you love being near food, transport and attractions, do consider this hotel with good value!

    Reviewed April 18, 2019

    Thank you for staying with us. And we appreciate your valued comment and will do everything we can to make your stay comfortable. We look forward to see you again :) Thank you so much!

    Responded April 21, 2019
    Hotel First Stay Tawny Owl
    8.4
    Excellent
    HAFIZAH from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Standard Single Room with Bathroom
    Stayed 5 nights in April 2019

    Excellent”

    Its located at city hall at exit.7. U have to walk straight and pass by one traffic light. Walk until u see Gongcha Shop. This hotel is not located at main road. It is located behind shop lots whereby alot of restaurants and bar along its side. If u walk straight from its road, u have to cross over main road, that where Namdaemun Market is located. Super near. Even Myeongdong street just nearby. U can just walk leisurely to both places.

    Reviewed April 15, 2019

    Thank you for your valued comment and we will do everything we can to make your stay comfortable.

    Responded April 17, 2019
    Hotel First Stay Tawny Owl
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Yit from Malaysia
    Couple
    Standard Twin
    Stayed 4 nights in May 2019

    Real value for money. good location.”

    The room is clean and comfortable. The size is a little small for couple but it is alright. The staff is very helpful and the simple breakfast provided is a very good start for the day. The location is good where u can access to airport and other place of attractions with walking distance to subway station and bus station. The only problem that the room is not very sound proofing.

    Reviewed May 30, 2019

    Thank you for staying our hotel. We’re apologizing about inconvenient you had. And we will do everything we can to make your stay comfortable.

    Responded June 01, 2019
    Hotel First Stay Tawny Owl
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Marc from Philippines
    Family with young children
    Family Suite
    Stayed 4 nights in May 2019

    Superb location!”

    Location is just 5 mins away from the City Hall station exit 6. It is not along the main road which is great as it is quiet in the evening. We stayed in the family suite which has 1 double bed and 2 single beds and we appreciate how our room is a bit far from other rooms as we have loud kids and my 2 year old boy can just go out of the room and go directly to the rooftop (just the same floor with our room) and run freely without disturbing other guests. It is true that they clean the room everyday and change towels and replenish water bottles too! They gave free Korean porridge and free cereals during breakfast. Staff are very polite and helpful in our queries. The grandma who was in the staff room (beside our room) is very smiling and very nice even though she doesn't understand English. Thanks for the lovely stay!

    Reviewed May 21, 2019

    Thank you for your valued comment and we will do everything we can to make your stay comfortable.

    Responded May 22, 2019
    Hotel First Stay Tawny Owl
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Jayne from Philippines
    Family with teens
    Deluxe Twin Room with Terrace
    Stayed 5 nights in May 2019

    Deluxe Twin Room with Terrace”

    It is a very good value for money if you are looking for a cozy place to stay. The room is quite small but manageable. The location of the hotel is very good. It is walking distance to Myeong-dong night market, near City Hall station, a lot of convenience store around the area. They clean the room everyday. I would suggest a bidet in the toilet. As the weather is cold, sometimes the water heater is malfunctioning. Which ended up with an icy cold water. However, the staff will immediately help you if you asked for assistance. Kudos to the staff and hotel. Keep it up!

    Reviewed May 11, 2019

    Thank you for staying with us. And we appreciate your valued comment and will do everything we can to make your stay comfortable. We look forward to see you again :) Thank you so much!

    Responded May 12, 2019
    Hotel First Stay Tawny Owl
    10.0
    Exceptional
    goon from Malaysia
    Couple
    Stadard Double
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018

    Nice Stay”

    Hotel is in good location with lots if eateries around. It’s 5-8 mins walk to City Hall Station, it’s also walking distance to many places of interest. Satt was very friendly and helpfully. Check in and check out was fast. The room i had was small, but was clean and comfortable.

    Reviewed December 30, 2018

    Thank you for staying with us. And we appreciate your valued comment and will do everything we can to make your stay comfortable. We look forward to see you again :) Thank you so much!

    Responded December 31, 2018
    Hotel First Stay Tawny Owl
    10.0
    Exceptional
    goon from Malaysia
    Couple
    Stadard Double
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

    This hotel is close to metro station!! ”

    Hotel is in good location with lots if eateries around. It’s 5-8 mins walk to City Hall Station, it’s also walking distance to many places of interest. Satt was very friendly and helpfully. Check in and check out was fast. The room i had was small, but was clean and comfortable.

    Reviewed December 30, 2018

    Thank you for staying with us. And we appreciate your valued comment and will do everything we can to make your stay comfortable. We look forward to see you again :) Thank you so much!

    Responded December 31, 2018
    Hotel First Stay Tawny Owl
    8.0
    Excellent
    Vida from Philippines
    Group
    Deluxe Twin
    Stayed 6 nights in December 2018

    Nice hotel”

    Staff were accommodating. The room was a bit small but it was comfortable and had basic amenities. The bathroom and toilet were separate, which I liked. They clean the room everyday and provide fresh towels. We were able to leave our luggage in the hotel without an extra fee.

    Reviewed December 21, 2018

    Thank you for staying our hotel. we will do everything we can to make your stay comfortable.

    Responded December 21, 2018
    Hotel First Stay Tawny Owl
    8.4
    Excellent
    Kevin from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Standard Single Room with Bathroom
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

    Reasonable value, superb cleanliness, highly recommended.”

    Reasonable value for standard single room, everything was clean, breakfast provided, good location near City Hall subway station with short walk, convenient store is also just a stone's throw away. Only downside - intermittent hot water supply and weather was cold.

    Reviewed November 07, 2018

    Thank you for your valued comment. We’re apologizing about inconvenient you had. we will do everything we can to make your stay comfortable. We hope to see you again in the near future : )

    Responded November 07, 2018
    Hotel First Stay Tawny Owl
    6.4
    Good
    Ali-Pierre from France
    Solo traveler
    Superior Terrace Room
    Stayed 5 nights in March 2019

    Simple ”

    not very well located, the rooms are very small. a lot of noise at night make sleeping with the protections ears the walls are very thin. room not very clean. on the other hand the reception is really nice hostess are super nice.

    Reviewed April 08, 2019

    Thank you for staying our hotel. We’re apologizing about inconvenient you had. And we will do everything we can to make your stay comfortable.

    Responded April 09, 2019
    Hotel First Stay Tawny Owl
    9.6
    Exceptional
    BRIGITTA from Indonesia
    Couple
    Superior Terrace Room
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

    Right in the center”

    Small hotel but very clean. Only 5 minutes walk to subway station and surrounded by many restaurants. They clean the room every day. A terrace at the rooftop is nice.

    Reviewed June 06, 2019

    Thank you for your valued comment and we will do everything we can to make your stay comfortable.

    Responded June 08, 2019
    Hotel First Stay Tawny Owl
    8.4
    Excellent
    Rachane from Thailand
    Couple
    Stadard Double
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

    Nice Hotel”

    The location next to Nammaejip (ขาหมูป้าญาณี) and near the City Hall station (exit 7). Realy worth the price. Good cozy, clean room and friendly staff. Very recommended

    Reviewed April 29, 2019

    Thank you for your valued comment and we will do everything we can to make your stay comfortable.

    Responded April 30, 2019
    Hotel First Stay Tawny Owl
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Jose from Philippines
    Business traveler
    Stadard Double
    Stayed 4 nights in April 2018

    Best budget hotel ever”

    The staff were courteous and very patient. They were very helpful when being asked for directions to tourist spots that we’d like to visit. Check in and check out was fast. The room i had was small, but was clean and comfortable. The toiletries are complete and the toilet is also clean. Would highly recommend this hotel to other tourists!

    Reviewed May 06, 2018

    Thank you for choosing Hotel first stay. We are really happy that you enjoyed your stay:) We are looking forward to see you in near future! Thank you for your wonderful feed back:-D

    Responded May 09, 2018
    Hotel First Stay Tawny Owl
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Kara from Philippines
    Group
    Standard Twin
    Stayed 4 nights in March 2018

    Good Stay!”

    Hotel was easy to locate and very near City Hall Subway, just across the street, 7eleven is also around the corner as well as Starbucks, it is also near Doksugung Palace (not sure with my spelling), and Aritaum, Olive Young, Innisfree as well is just near. I highly recommend their place. Our room was always fixed everyday, the staffs were very friendly, especially Megumi-chan and Ayaka-chan There was a guy, who is always incharge at night I guess, I didn't see his name tag, when we first arrived, think he was kinda sleepy couldn't blame since we arrived 3AM, he forgot to give us our keycard. I was laughing really. But they are all nice, I have a package delivered in hotel before we arrived and they kept it, gave it to me when I arrived. The sink though was really low I had to bow down, sometimes in the middle of the night I think the water heater does not work, well that's around 2AM. Hahaha! But everything was okay, I only wish there is bidet in the toilet bowl. Huhuhu

    Reviewed March 17, 2018

    Thank you for your valued comment. All of our staff read your comment and they all like it. (and Deoksugung is the right spelling). We will do everything we can to make your stay comfortable.

    Responded March 18, 2018
    Hotel First Stay Tawny Owl
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Kara from Philippines
    Group
    Stadard Double
    Stayed 1 night in March 2018

    Nice Stay!”

    We stayed first for one night, too bad we overslept and did not have our breakfast, and we will transfer room the next day, they allowed us to have our baggage's kept by them first and they moved it on our room when we arrived.

    Reviewed March 17, 2018

    Thank you for staying our hotel. We’re apologizing about inconvenient you had. And we will do everything we can to make your stay comfortable.

    Responded March 18, 2018
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