Insadong Hostel
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9.0
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9.5
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Exceptional location - 520 meters from city center
  • Meditation Arui Seon40 m
  • Dalsaeneun Dalman Saenggak Handa60 m
  • Insadong Tourist Information Centre70 m
  • Gallery Art Side80 m
  • Yeson90 m
  • Ssamziegil90 m
  • Gallery Lux90 m
  • Jongro Gallery90 m
  • Ssamzie90 m
  • Sinyetchatjip100 m
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Insadong Hostel

    48 Insadong 14-gil (95 Gwanhun-dong), Jongno-gu, Insadong, Seoul, South Korea - See map
    "Such a lovely place, great vibes, very clean, amazing location, really nice staff and even good breakfast."
    Ernesto - April 28, 2018
    Exceptional service
    9.5 rating for service
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 93% of guests
    • 170 meters to public transportation

    • Airport transfer

    • Currency exchange

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Breakfast [free]

    This property is in high demand!

    Last booked 5 hours ago

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    9.5/10
    Service score
    9.6/10
    Couples review score
    9.2/10
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    Value for money9.1
    Location rating9.5
    Nearest airportGimpo Airport (GMP)
    Distance to airport16.2 km

    Rooms available at Insadong Hostel

    8.5
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    Single bed room
    Single bed room
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    • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 single bed
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    Double Bed room
    Double Bed room
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    • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 double bed
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    Quadruple Bed Room
    Quadruple Bed Room
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    • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 2 single beds and 1 futon
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    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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    • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Triple bed room
    Triple bed room
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 bunk bed
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    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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    • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 2 bunk beds
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    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Male Only
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Male Only
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    • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Twin Bed Room
    Twin Bed Room
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    • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 2 single beds
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    Twin Room
    Twin Room
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    • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Bunk Twin Bed Room
    Bunk Twin Bed Room
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    • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 bunk bed
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    What people love about Insadong Hostel

    • 9.6
      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "Super friendly staff that helps you in every way they could, luggage storage, directions and great breakfast."

      DON

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      October 23, 2018

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "All in all, i will definitely recommend this place."

      Apple

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      March 13, 2018

    • 10.0
      Exceptional
      Location

      "Location is really good."

      Yen B.

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      May 1, 2018

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    9.2
    Exceptional

    "Near stores, attractions, and restauraunts."

    Cielo

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    July 17, 2018

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    What they offer

    9.2
    Exceptional

    "Our stay here was pleasant."

    dylan

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    October 10, 2018

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    Reviews of Insadong Hostel from real guests

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    9.0
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    Cleanliness9.0
    Facilities8.5
    Location9.5
    Room comfort and quality8.5
    Service9.5
    Value for money9.1
    Rating
    9+ Exceptional (146)
    8-9 Excellent (62)
    7-8 Very Good (22)
    6-7 Good (7)
    <6 Below Expectation (3)
    Time of the year
    Mar - May (65)
    Jun - Aug (63)
    Sep - Nov (62)
    Dec - Feb (50)
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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Siang from Malaysia
    Family with young children
    Twin Bed Room
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

    Although space is small but satisfied for our need”

    Great place to stay near to Gyeongbokgung. Located in a quiet alley but surrounded with many restaurants and souvenir shops. The Anguk station just within a few steps from hostel. The breakfast was luxurious for hostel standard. everything was clean, they even made the beds and changed towels daily. Free of use the washing machine. And the staff was very friendly.

    Reviewed April 24, 2019

    Thank you for your nice review! i'm so happy that you liked our hostel. i hope to see you again in the future. thank you so much. insadong hostel

    Responded April 26, 2019
    Insadong Hostel
    8.4
    Excellent
    YANN from Malaysia
    Family with teens
    Twin Bed Room
    Stayed 5 nights in March 2019

    Good location. Tiny room for 2 persons.”

    Hostel only 200 steps away from anguk station exit 6. Airport bus station only across the road from anguk station. No idea of other rooms but maybe we are unlucky to get a room is too too too tiny. Only fit for 2 beds a 1.5 feet space between bed and 1.5 feets space between bed and the wall with TV hang on it. No place to open fully24" luggage bag.. good breakfast variety anyway.

    Reviewed March 30, 2019

    Thank you for your review! Hope you had lots of good memories in Korea and our hostel. See you again in the future. Thank you. Insadong Hostel

    Responded March 30, 2019
    Insadong Hostel
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Carrie
    Group
    Bunk Twin Bed Room
    Stayed 7 nights in February 2019

    Friendly, convenient place with a great breakfast”

    Really enjoyed the friendly staff and environment. They responded frequently online and in person - very helpful! There are a lot of great things you can utilize - free t-link transportation card, free stamped postcard, and lots of coupons (although I highly recommend the Seoul Discover Pass, which you can buy in person at the Myeongdong tourist centre, 20 min walk). Location is right next to the main Insadong shopping street, where you can buy souvenirs at a great price. Main train is a 10 min walk and the main bus stop (A

    Reviewed February 16, 2019

    Hello Carrie, Thank you for your nice review! It was pleasure to meet you at here and I hope you had a lot of good memories in Korea and our hostel. Also thank you for good information for the tourist who will visit our hostel in the future! Thank you for everything :) Hope to see you again in the future!! Have a lovely day. Insadong Hostel

    Responded February 18, 2019
    Insadong Hostel
    8.4
    Excellent
    Gaille from Philippines
    Couple
    Double Bed room
    Stayed 5 nights in June 2019

    good deal”

    Pros: Great location. Near Anguk station, police station, eateries/restaurants, and souvenir shops. Near the palaces and hanbok stores if you want to experience wearing it. Lots of traditional tea houses near the accommodation. Free breakfast,wifi, helpful staffs. I love that they changed our towels daily. Cons: -there's a foul smell that comes from the toilet bowl. -Sometimes there's a black particles coming from the water in the faucet. -Small dining table

    Reviewed June 23, 2019

    Thank you for your reply. I hope that you have a good memory in korea and our hostel, hope to see you again in the future have a great day. insadong hostel

    Responded June 26, 2019
    Insadong Hostel
    9.6
    Exceptional
    DON from Canada
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 3 nights in October 2018

    A great little gem hidden in tourist area.”

    Awesome! Super friendly staff that helps you in every way they could, luggage storage, directions and great breakfast. The only downside is the room a bit small but given its prime location, this is to be expected. On the other hand, the twin room is a great escape for two, and lots of out of town Koreans checked-in to this great little hotel.

    Reviewed October 23, 2018

    Thank you for your review! How was your Korea trip? I hope you made lots of good memories in Korea It was pleasure to meet you at here, hope to see you again in the future :) Thank you again and have a good day! Insadong Hostel

    Responded October 24, 2018
    Insadong Hostel
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Edwinn from Taiwan
    Solo traveler
    Single bed room
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2018

    Exceptional”

    The room is relatively small but large enough for one person, and it has a private toilet. Breakfast is basic but sufficient. Common area can get a little crowded in the mornings. Staff is very nice. Overall great value for money

    Reviewed October 22, 2018

    Thank you for your review! I hope you enjoyed your trip in Korea. We will continue to strive for customer satisfaction. Hope to see you in the future again :) Thank you again. Insadong Hostel

    Responded October 24, 2018
    Insadong Hostel
    9.2
    Exceptional
    dylan from Canada
    Couple
    Double Bed room
    Stayed 3 nights in October 2018

    Exceptional”

    Our stay here was pleasant. The staff were friendly and the breakfast had everything you could want! We slept comfortably the first 2 nights, but the 3rd night our comforter was changed. It stunk off chemicals or something, making it hard to sleep. We left early the next morning and didn’t have time to mention it.

    Reviewed October 10, 2018

    Dear Dylan Thank you for your review. We were pleasure to meet you and sorry for inconvenience of last night. We will keep trying to make our hostel more comfortable accommodation. Thank you again. I hope to see you again :) Insadong Hostel

    Responded October 11, 2018
    Insadong Hostel
    8.8
    Excellent
    Fadoua from South Korea
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

    A happy cat is living there, you'll be happy too!”

    An asoluety charming place! The decoration is so cozy it makes you feel at home. Very clean and the staff is very kind and responsive. The room and bathroom were comfortable enough, they prepared everything needed for unprepared travelers. The breakfast set had a nice variety of food to suit everyone's taste. The location is easy to find, 2min away from the subway station. A calm neighborhood at night for a relaxing stay.

    Reviewed March 26, 2019

    thank you for your review. It was pleasure to meet you at here :) Hope you had lots of good memories in Korea and our hostel. See you again in the future. Have a lovely day! Insadong Hostel

    Responded March 28, 2019
    Insadong Hostel
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Gilonie from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2018

    Value for Money. Convenient. Clean”

    The hotel is outstanding. Though the room is small, but it is clean. The bathroom is pretty huge. The staff is friendly and helpful. The breakfast are delicious and plenty of options. The location is just within Insadong which is a very beautiful neighborhood and the hostel is literally just 2-4 minutes away from the station!

    Reviewed July 20, 2018

    Thanks for your kind review. With reasonable price, I hope you have a satisfied staying at our hostel. And plus, I hope you have a lovely memory in Seoul trip. Looking forward to seeing you again in near future : D

    Responded July 26, 2018
    Insadong Hostel
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Mei from Canada
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    Stayed 6 nights in April 2018

    If you are vegan, you definitely must stay here ”

    It was very easy to meet friends here. I am vegan and I definitely found so much nice restaurants around this area within walking distance. Osehgyehang. Sanchon. Temple food. 3 types served by Temple with many lamps. 2 canteen located in this temple. You need to ask them. Another one located across this temple. Owner is very good and friendly. Location is great too. Nothing much to complain about. Great breakfast.

    Reviewed July 19, 2018

    Mei. Thanks for your considerate reply. I'm happy you find some awesome vegetarian restaurants near our hostel. Insadong is special districts full of traditional Korean charm , you might find some beautiful Korea's charm. hope to see you again in future: D

    Responded July 26, 2018
    Insadong Hostel
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Siew from Malaysia
    Group
    Twin Bed Room
    Stayed 4 nights in April 2018

    Excellent”

    Only one word, EXCELLENT. Though room is really small ( dont bring big bags unless you dont mind hugging your bag to sleep) this place is perfect. Location, rooms, staff ( Eline and Mr Kim are such wonderful host and ever helpful) even the tabby cat thats so arrogant but so fluffy and doesnt mind the guests giving it a scratch on its head or behind its ears. and facilities ( washing machine and drying area may be a lil scary to go to as you have to climb a set of steep stairs so becareful). I would definitely come here again if I come back here. Thank you for the excellent stay. You guys were the epitome of hospitality.

    Reviewed April 13, 2018

    Thanks for your kind , considerate review of our hostel, I'm very happy you were satisfied staying . If you have any opportunity to visit Korea again, hope to see you again : D Hope all is well with you.

    Responded July 07, 2018
    Insadong Hostel
    10.0
    Exceptional
    GUNRUTHAI from Thailand
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    Stayed 3 nights in September 2017

    My 2nd time here”

    Best location center of Insadong. 3 min walk from Insadong metro station exit 6. Nice breakfast and very welcome staff. Dorm room is bit small but comfortable with bathroom and toilet inside. And you dont need to keep the door key. They use the codes to open the door. I will stay in this hostel everytime I visit Seoul. Be sure

    Reviewed September 24, 2017

    Dear. GUNRUTHAI Thank you for your delicate review. I'm really glad you like our location and Our staff as well :) we will promise that our service is getting better and better next time.

    Responded October 26, 2017
    Insadong Hostel
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Eduardo from Philippines
    Group
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2017

    An excellent hostel in Insadong area”

    It is my second stay to stay at Insadong Hostel and I will definitely come back there again when I go back to Seoul. The hostel is located in Insadong area where all the major temples are located and where the stores and markets are a few blocks away. Mr. Kim and his staff are all excellent and ably provide all the needed info and service to guests. The hostel is also a few walks away from Exit 6 of Anguk station (beside Police station). The only comment I have is that the room is quite small and if you need more space, then maybe you should look for other hostels in the area but overall, the hostel is almost perfect as a choice for your base when in Seoul.

    Reviewed March 16, 2017
    9.6
    Exceptional
    samuel from Indonesia
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Male Only
    Stayed 4 nights in December 2016

    Exceptional treatment to guest”

    If we read something like "very helpful staff", it sounds good. But here in Insadong Hostel you will experience "the staff will do anything to help you". This is quite different. Stay here, and you will experience it.

    Reviewed December 20, 2016
    8.4
    Excellent
    Rachel from Malaysia
    Couple
    Twin Bed Room
    Stayed 7 nights in September 2016

    Nice Hostel with helpful, friendly staffs”

    This hostel is at Insadong which is convenient to shop and visit the palaces nearby. It is also convenient to move around Seoul. Best part, its surroundings are lots of historical buildings, teahouses and restaurants. You don't have to climb up a hill as the land is flat. Hostel is near the underground train station and the airport bus is just 5 mins walk away.

    Reviewed October 05, 2016
    8.0
    Excellent
    WONG from Hong Kong
    Solo traveler
    Single bed room
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2015

    Great for budget travellers who want to stay in Isadong”

    I request for a room at ground floor but still quiet around. The room is neat and tidy, they even provided disposal slippers in case you don't want to have your bare feet on the floor. Bathroom amenities are like household ones, so prepare yours own if you mind it. There is floor heat, not very sure about air-con for warm air though. I think that's good enough! It always caught my mind when I think of staying in Isadong. It's a nice place to stay.

    Reviewed July 24, 2016
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Jie from Australia
    Group
    Twin Bed Room
    Stayed 5 nights in April 2016

    Great location”

    Take some time and research do some research about the area and you will find that you are in the middle of everything you'll need. Its got traditional Korean houses, dinner experiences, fashion shopping, so close to buses and trains. I can't think of a better spot.

    Reviewed May 02, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Eduardo from Philippines
    Couple
    Stayed 3 nights in March 2016

    Best Value Hostel in Seoul”

    We had a great time at Insadong Hostel. Stayed for 3N at their double bed room which is way way good than we expected. Location is at best: Walking distance to major tourist attractions (Palaces, Museums, Hanok Village, Insadong Market, etc) and 1min walk to Anguk Station and local restos are scattered around the hostel. Very safe, behind the police station. We also enjoyed their homy and generous breakfast esp the salad. Most of all, the owners are just the best (shout out to Helen for the warm and kind accommodation). We will definitely stay here again and refer to others.

    Reviewed March 27, 2016
    8.7
    Excellent
    Chan from Canada
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Male Only
    Stayed 1 night in May 2015

    A very personable hostel with great service”

    Location, staff service and value for money

    I stayed for only one night. I was upgraded to a 2-person room. The room comes with large TV set and en suite bathroom. The only thing which needs improvement is the mattress which makes a lot of noise as you make any movement which may bother the other person in the room and vice versa. But for the rate they charge, it is a very good deal.

    Reviewed June 11, 2015
    9.2
    Exceptional
    dani from South Korea
    Couple
    Double Bed room
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

    Great location, staff and cute fat cat!!”

    Great choice of breakfast, toast, coffee, lovely waffles with sauce, eggs, orange juice and alot of other foods. Our room was too hot to start off with but the owner changed it straight away. Really caring staff. Rooms cleaned everyday. Really near from tube station. We definitely would stay here again

    Reviewed January 26, 2019

    Thank you for your nice review! It was pleasure to meet you at here, and I hope you have lots of good memories both in Korea and our hostel. Have a lovely day and Hope to see you in the future again :) Thank you so much! Insadong Hostel

    Responded January 27, 2019
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