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8.7
Excellent
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(390 reviews)See what guests said
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8.2
Excellent
Location rating score
Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
  • Myeongdong Shopping Street530 m
  • Myeong-dong660 m
  • N Seoul Tower860 m
  • Deoksugung1.01 km
  • Cheonggyecheon Stream1.22 km
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace2.35 km
  • The War Memorial of Korea2.42 km
  • Changdeokgung Palace2.48 km
  • National Museum of Korea3.95 km
  • Lotte World11.35 km
  • Free Wi-Fi

    IU Guesthouse

    11 Sogong-ro 6na-gil, Jung-gu, Myeong-dong, Seoul, South Korea, 100876 - See map
    "A very friendly staff to assist when you need them, near by myeong dong andNamson."
    KHEK K. - October 30, 2016
    Exceptional service
    9.3 rating for service
    Exceptional comfort
    9.1 room quality and comfort
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 91% of guests
    Excellent cleanliness
    8.6 rating for cleanliness
    • 370 meters to public transportation

    • Located in heart of Seoul

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Breakfast [free]

    • Ticket services

    Cheaper than 95% of all properties in Seoul in the last 24 hoursCompared to 6,746 Seoul properties at Agoda for various dates
    Value for money8.8
    Distance to city center0.2KM
    Location rating8.2
    Nearest airportGimpo Airport (GMP)
    Distance to airport16.1 km

    Rooms available at IU Guesthouse

    9.1
    Exceptional
    Room comfort & quality
    Family
    Family
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    • Room size: 43 m²/463 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 single bed and 2 queen be...
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    Triple
    Triple
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 single bed and 1 queen be...
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    Quadruple
    Quadruple
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    • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 2 queen beds
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    Standard Double
    Standard Double
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 king bed
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    Deluxe Double Room
    Deluxe Double Room
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      Run of House
      Run of House
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        Room Assigned on Arrival
        Room Assigned on Arrival
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          Casal
          Casal
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            Frequently asked questions

            What time is check-in and check-out at IU 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.

            How do I get to IU Guesthouse?

            A stay at IU Guesthouse 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, IU Guesthouse has a car park that's close to the property. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Seoul with private transportation, the hotel can arrange both taxis or car rental.

            What is the smoking policy at IU Guesthouse?

            IU Guesthouse 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 IU Guesthouse

            • 8.4
              Excellent
              Cleanliness

              "The guesthouse is clean and is at a superb location."

              Hazel

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              October 7, 2018

            • 7.3
              Very good
              Staff 

              "Very friendly and helpful guesthouse owner."

              kok C.

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              February 18, 2016

            • 8.0
              Very good
              Cleanliness

              "Good location, clean room, good staff"

              Ivan

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              July 24, 2016

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            Room comfort score
            9.1/10
            Review score - United States
            10.0/10
            Service score
            9.3/10
            Value for money score
            8.8/10
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            9.6
            Exceptional

            "Staff are so nice and room clean and quite big for us."

            fadlian

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            November 3, 2016

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            Most talked about facilities

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

            What they offer

            8.4
            Excellent

            "The best part about the guesthouse is the owner."

            Hazel

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            October 7, 2018

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            Nearest essentials

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            Food and dining

            Nearby restaurants

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            220 m Asian, Korean

            What's nearby

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            Reviews of IU Guesthouse from real guests

            Overall rating
            8.7
            Excellent
            From 390 reviews
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            Rating via Agoda8.6
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            Cleanliness8.6
            Facilities8.0
            Location8.2
            Room comfort and quality9.1
            Service9.3
            Value for money8.8
            High score for Seoul
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            9+ Exceptional (72)
            8-9 Excellent (35)
            7-8 Very Good (17)
            6-7 Good (7)
            <6 Below Expectation (11)
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            Mar - May (42)
            Jun - Aug (34)
            Sep - Nov (33)
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            9.2
            Exceptional
            Nurul from Malaysia
            Group
            Triple
            Stayed 4 nights in March 2019

            Good Location and Nice Place”

            The guesthouse is near to MyeongDong shopping street. But need to climb a bit as the guesthouse is located on a hill. Also near to N Seoul Tower, walking distance to the cable car station. Also easily can get through to their public transport eg. subway and bus. Nearest Subway Station is MyeongDong Staion Exit 3. Clean room and quite big for 3 of us. The staff also very friendly and helpfull. TQ IU Guesthouse

            Reviewed July 03, 2019
            9.6
            Exceptional
            Angela from Philippines
            Group
            Family
            Stayed 7 nights in April 2019

            우리 오빠 매우 친절하다”

            Oppas are friendly and very very very kind! Thank you for helping us carry our luggages. Sorry for making you feel burdened that you even entered the train station to help us. Thank you so so much! They always clean the rooms everyday. And since East Asians use small towels, you can ask for big towels for free if you're not used to small towels. They are like friends to us. We will come and stay again there the next time we come back :) 감사합니다!

            Reviewed April 22, 2019
            9.2
            Exceptional
            hasleena from Malaysia
            Family with teens
            Quadruple
            Stayed 5 nights in December 2018

            GOOD”

            Guesthouse near to metro myeong-dong1 (EXIT 3), you have to walk around 10minute but the guesthouse up hill. Staff very friendly. Room clean and big. Infront the guesthouse have very small shop, 85 year old lady own that shop please buy something from the shop. She alone dont have any children.

            Reviewed December 14, 2018
            10.0
            Exceptional
            LEE from Malaysia
            Group
            Family
            Stayed 9 nights in April 2019

            Exceptional”

            Staff Good ,Room clean ,location great !

            Reviewed May 09, 2019
            9.7
            Exceptional
            lanny from Indonesia
            Family with teens
            Triple
            Stayed 1 night in July 2014

            Very comfortable. 2 thumbs up for the service. ”

            Clean, huge & comfortable room with very friendly service at great location

            We were very satisfied. We were upgraded at a larger room with no charge when the owner see that we were bringing huge luggages. He even offer free car service to lotte mall and accompany us down the street to show us the places to eat. Thank you very much mr sun ho. This is the best guest house we ever been.

            Reviewed July 22, 2014
            9.2
            Exceptional
            Fernalyn from Philippines
            Couple
            Standard Double
            Stayed 3 nights in February 2019

            Excellent service!”

            I think the best part is having fantastic owners who you know care about you. From waiting for us to arrive even if it means sleeping late for them, to checking our rides to and from the airport, to suggesting how we best schedule our itinerary, to recommending the must-eats and must-do's in the place, to providing the house tools we need, and to being open to talk about anything made us feel we've got good friends away from home. Big thumbs up. Highly recommended.

            Reviewed February 19, 2019
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Hanh from Vietnam
            Couple
            Triple
            Stayed 4 nights in December 2018

            A cozy lovely hotel in Center Seoul”

            The owners are very kind and lovely, they always smile and treat us like family. They even gave me some gifts and introduced to us cheap and nice locals restaurant. Thank you very much! We will come back Seoul for shopping and see you again soon. Kamsahamida! Sarangheyo ~ đẹp trai oppa ❤️

            Reviewed January 04, 2019
            8.4
            Excellent
            Hazel from Malaysia
            Group
            Triple
            Stayed 2 nights in October 2018

            Super friendly and helpful staff. Location is superb! ”

            The guesthouse is clean and is at a superb location. Super near to Myeong-Dong for all your eating and shopping essentials. The best part about the guesthouse is the owner. He was very Fantastic. Walked my friends and I to a restaurant after a late check in, helped bought us tickets for the Nanta show and walked us there to collect it and best of all, surprised a friend with a birthday cake after finding out that it was his birthday. Highly recommended! :)

            Reviewed October 07, 2018
            2.0
            Chrisie
            Group
            Quadruple
            Stayed 4 nights in April 2019

            Worst and Fraudulent Guesthouse. Terrible Experience!!!!!”

            1. Inspite we arrived early morning,we left our baggages with them because the room is not yet ready.They informed us later that evening that they overbooked and couldnt accomodate us. We are already fully paid prior the arrival 2.Inconveniently transferred us to a cheaper guesthouse and did not refund our money. 3.They only paid for the 2 nights.And did not even bother to check nor paid for the remaining days.They promised to settle but they deceived us. It is shameful and felt very humiliated. 4.Deliberately they did not inform Agoda that they made a mistake on our booking as if our accomodation was fully consumated. 5.Consequently our iterinary was not followed because we have to deal with the problem. We even paid additional for our accomodation, food and flight ticket to extend our stay in order to settle the problem. 6.Despite all our efforts they disregarded our claims. 7.Due to said incident all our transaction and dealings were cancelled if not delayed.

            Reviewed April 19, 2019
            8.8
            Excellent
            Lydia from Indonesia
            Family with teens
            Family
            Stayed 3 nights in June 2018

            friendly staff”

            the location is quite convenient. if you are going to go shopping in myeongdong, stay here. and if you are going to visit namsan tower, stay here. the cable car from and to N-seoul tower located just 200 m from the hostel, and cost only 9000 won for round trip. you can ask the staff to show you the way to the cable car.

            Reviewed June 22, 2018
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Leah from Philippines
            Family with teens
            Family
            Stayed 6 nights in June 2017

            fantastic”

            very nice place and good location. plus the staff are great! Mr. Fantastic is the most awesome, he showed us around his area and tell us the best food and shop around! We are lucky to get this hotel. two thumbs up here. rock on ;)

            Reviewed July 24, 2017
            7.3
            Very good
            Zhi from Malaysia
            Family with teens
            Family
            Stayed 3 nights in November 2015

            Friendly staff, near to train station and shopping”

            Friendly staff, near to train station, shopping areas and restaurants

            It was a good stay minus the family room is kinda small for 5 adults and the steep road heading to the hotel. Location was good, near to restaurants, shopping area, 5 minutes walk to train station. Staff were very friendly, provide us with information and prepare breakfast for us. They even help to carry our luggage to the train station.

            Reviewed November 08, 2015
            9.0
            Exceptional
            clarissa from Indonesia
            Group
            Quadruple
            Stayed 4 nights in June 2015

            Clean and comfortable”

            The rooftop was good place to hang out, staffs were friendly and helpful,close to myeongdong despite the steep road

            We stayed for 4 nights and we found the room was comfortable.it was 4 of us and the guesthouse happens to have a quadruple room and it is right on the first floor.Location was excellent bcs it is close to namsan tower,myeongdong,the cathedral and the subway station (though the road going to giesthouse was pretty steep).My friends and I love the rooftoop and the staffs are very helpful and friendly.Definitely recommended for budget travellers.

            Reviewed June 16, 2015
            8.7
            Excellent
            Thach from Afghanistan
            Family with young children
            Quadruple
            Stayed 6 nights in April 2015

            next to Namdaemun maket, execellent staff”

            Location, staff and staff

            It was a pleasant stay for my families. The host is very helpful, especially for bus and ferry booking, because all these websites are only in Korean. The location is good, next to Namdaemun market and close to subway even though the hotel is a bit challenge to find. Highly recommend.

            Reviewed May 02, 2015
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Ziru from China
            Couple
            Standard Double
            Stayed 3 nights in February 2015

            Best Guesthouse Host Ever”

            Location, Host/manager, Price

            It was a great stay. Sunho the manager offered the best service we've ever received from any hotel/hostel/guesthouses! We arrived at Seoul past midnight and Sunho actually came to pick us up at Seoul Station at 1am!! He and his staff offers good valuable tips for food and trips, and they saw us off halfway downhill when we left in the cold winter night! The location of the guesthouse is very good - 5mins uphill walk from Myeong Dong station away from all the buzz, so if you don't mind the walk, it's perfect. Rooms were quite big for a guesthouse, and the bed was big and comfy with necessary amenities (fridge, hairdryer, water, sofa, towels, shampoo and shower gel). The hardware of the bathroom can be improved though. E.g. The shower head shoots the water at the bathroom door so water leaks out of the door quite easily; There are no clothes hangers in the bathroom and the only towel rail is located right under the shower head so can't really be used; there is no shelf for toiletries above the wash basin. We see that some tiny tweaks such as putting some hooks/hangers behind the bathroom door, installing a small shelf above the water tap, etc can improve the user experience significantly!

            Reviewed February 09, 2015
            10.0
            Exceptional
            han from Malaysia
            Group
            Quadruple
            Stayed 3 nights in December 2014

            Friendly and cosy feeling homestay”

            Friendly guesthouse owner , new and big guestroom

            The guesthouse owner is very friendy and approachable. He is able to speak good command of english and able to help and assist for any problems. The location is great in myeongdong but need to go uphill for a short distance. closed to many nearby attraction and metro station. This is newly renovated guesthouse so that the room is BIG and CLEAN. Great speed WIFI and TV compared to other guesthouse in seoul! I will highly recommend family or group of friends to stay this hostel when in seoul! Highly recommended!!! Thank you house owner for giving us the good and memorable experience in seoul!

            Reviewed January 28, 2015
            10.0
            Exceptional
            HUEY from Malaysia
            Group
            Family
            Stayed 3 nights in October 2014

            Very clean room, comfortable bed, fast wifi, nice ”

            Very clean room, comfortable bed, fast wifi, nice staff, and convenient location

            Very clean room, comfortable bed, fast wifi, nice staff, and convenient location Good hospitality, staff are friendly and very helpful. - The location is convenience nearby shopping area and resturants.

            Reviewed October 14, 2014
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Bonnie from China
            Group
            Triple
            Stayed 5 nights in August 2014

            Such a nice guesthouse, i do recommend staying...”

            friendly staff, big rooms and great location

            It was so joyful to stay in this place.. although you need to get a little bit uphill every time, but the guesthouse is just right underneath the Namsan tower ( it's quite close to the public uphill elevator) and you can enjoy a great view in the evening on both top of the mountain and guesthouse.. There are two tube stations within 5 to 10 mins walk...and 3min away from Myelng-dong. There is also airport express (bus station).. English, Japanese, Chinese and of course Korean are all available so no worries with communications! The stuff are also being really helpful in suggesting you where to go and where you can buy the thing you want in a relatively cheap price, so do not feel shy to ask :)) oh well.. i really had a great time with them and hopefully this would help with choosing!! Will definitely get back some time in the future :))

            Reviewed September 08, 2014
            9.3
            Exceptional
            Yang from Malaysia
            Couple
            Standard Double
            Stayed 5 nights in August 2014

            strategic location”

            strategic location,guesthouse cleanliness and staff performance is friendly

            First,the location is strategic. The most popular place of myeongdong only opposite the guesthouse and less than 5 minutes reach the N Seoul tower. Second is the cleanliness. The guesthouse is quite clean and comfortable. Third is staff performance. We are very satisfied with the staff performance.they are friendly and nice.

            Reviewed September 01, 2014
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Ellyaasmida
            Group
            Triple
            Stayed 6 nights in April 2019

            Very good ”

            Really have a good and friendly staff, bigger room form others guesthouse. Clean and will book this guesthouse in future !

            Reviewed April 11, 2019
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