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8.0
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Housekeeping2
Shops1
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8.3
Excellent
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Excellent location - 950 meters from city center
Parking
FREE
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace700 m
  • Deoksugung1.39 km
  • Cheonggyecheon Stream1.68 km
  • Myeong-dong1.74 km
  • Changdeokgung Palace1.98 km
  • Myeongdong Shopping Street2.03 km
  • N Seoul Tower3.25 km
  • The War Memorial of Korea4.44 km
  • National Museum of Korea6.02 km
  • Lotte World13.45 km
  • 1.5-star Guesthouse/bed and breakfast
    Free Wi-Fi

    Kimchi Hanok Guesthouse

    228, Pirun-dong, Jongno-gu, Jongno / Insadong, Gwanghwamun, Seoul, South Korea, 3041 - See map
    "(literally) and easy place to be while being near Kyungbok Palace and a nice food centre."
    Kevin - January 23, 2016
    Excellent cleanliness
    8.2 rating for cleanliness
    Excellent service
    8.1 rating for service
    Very good comfort
    7.9 room quality and comfort
    Very good facilities on premise
    7.4 facilities on premise
    • 320 meters to public transportation

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Breakfast [free]

    • Garden

    • Hiking

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    Value for money8.0
    Distance to city center1.0 Km
    Location rating8.3
    Nearest airportGimpo Airport (GMP)
    Distance to airport14.9 km

    Rooms available at Kimchi Hanok Guesthouse

    7.9
    Very good
    Room comfort & quality
    Korean-Style Family Room
    Korean-Style Family Room
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    • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
    • Shower
    • 4 futons
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    Korean-style Triple Room
    Korean-style Triple Room
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    • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
    • Shower
    • 3 futons
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    Korean-Style Double Room
    Korean-Style Double Room
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • Shower
    • 2 futons
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    4 Bedroom Home
    4 Bedroom Home
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    • Room size: 100 m²/1076 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 futon & 1 futon & 1 futon...
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    Korean Style Family Room with Private Bathroom
    Korean Style Family Room with Private Bathroom
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    • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
    • City view
    • 4 futons
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    Korean Style Single Room
    Korean Style Single Room
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 futon
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    Korean Style Double Room with Private Bathroom
    Korean Style Double Room with Private Bathroom
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 futon
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    Korean Style Triple Room with Private Bathroom
    Korean Style Triple Room with Private Bathroom
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    • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
    • City view
    • 3 futons
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    Economic
    Economic
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      Room Assigned on Arrival
      Room Assigned on Arrival
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        Frequently asked questions

        What time is check-in and check-out at Kimchi Hanok 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. The front desk is always open, day or night.

        How do I get to Kimchi Hanok Guesthouse?

        For those who wish to drive their own cars, Kimchi Hanok Guesthouse has a car park that's close to the property. Car parking is available for an additional charge. Self-parking is conveniently available at the property. 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 Kimchi Hanok Guesthouse?

        Kimchi Hanok Guesthouse does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free. 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 Kimchi Hanok Guesthouse

        • 10.0
          Exceptional
          Location

          "The place is nice and tidy, very close restaurants and subway station."

          kwok A.

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          December 28, 2016

        • 8.8
          Excellent

          "Outside the guesthouse also has plenty of food restaurants available."

          Wai B.

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          July 16, 2016

        • 7.6
          Very good
          Location

          "Everything was provided and location was really convenient!"

          Nina

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          November 4, 2016

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        Overall rating:
        8.0
        Excellent
        171 reviews
        Cleanliness
        8.2
        Facilities
        7.4
        Location
        8.3
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        What travelers say they love:
        Thank you for the kind hospitality while we were staying wit...
        Ng from Singapore
        Group
        More about Kimchi Hanok Guesthouse

        More about Kimchi Hanok Guesthouse

        Ideal for fun and relaxation, Kimchi Hanok Guesthouse is located in the Gwanghwamun area of Seoul. The hotel lies 1.0 Km from the city center and provides accessibility to important town facilities. For those of you who want to venture out, Hankuk Yoksa Munhwa Hakyo, Gallery Simon, Gallery Factory are just some of the attractions available to visitors.

        Offering hotel guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, Kimchi Hanok Guesthouse is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. Top features of the hotel include free Wi-Fi in all rooms, grocery deliveries, laundromat, postal service, taxi service.

        Guests can choose from 5 rooms, all of which exude an atmosphere of total peace and harmony. The hotel's recreational facilities, which include hiking trails, garden are designed for escape and relaxation. Whatever your purpose of visit, Kimchi Hanok Guesthouse is an excellent choice for your stay in Seoul.

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        Most talked about facilities

        Housekeeping
        5 mentions
        Food & Dining
        4 mentions
        Breakfast
        2 mentions
        Taxi
        2 mentions

        What they offer

        8.8
        Excellent
        Breakfast

        "the house owner provided us breakfast (waffle and coffee) wh..."

        YUN H.

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        August 25, 2017

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        Nearest essentials

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        Food and dining

        Breakfast options

        Asian

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        What's nearby

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        Reviews of Kimchi Hanok Guesthouse from real guests

        Overall rating
        8.0
        Excellent
        From 171 reviews
        8.6Location
        8.4Service
        8.0Value for money
        Agoda Reviews (88)Booking.com Reviews (83)
        Rating via Agoda8.0
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        10
        Cleanliness8.2
        Facilities7.4
        Location8.3
        Room comfort and quality7.9
        Service8.1
        Value for money8.0
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        6-7 Good (11)
        <6 Below Expectation (6)
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        8.0
        Excellent
        John from Germany
        Solo traveler
        Korean Style Single Room
        Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

        Simple but ok”

        The hotel is a little unconventional. It consists of four separate rooms on the ground floor, hidden away behind some buildings. you sleep on a mattress on the floor. The shared shower etc, is just across the yard. A nice feature was the kitchen. There were cooking facilities and cereals and milk and you could fry yourself some eggs. It was all a bit basic but it saved me a bit of money. And its in a lovely area, lanterned street with lots of restaurant and bars. Full of young in love couples. Also very near the Palaces and the main shopping area and at the end of the street is the underground station, so easy to get to from the airport. I loved Seoul, and moved to a less querky hotel later on.

        Reviewed April 20, 2020
        8.8
        Excellent
        Richard from Canada
        Family with teens
        Korean Style Family Room with Private Bathroom
        Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

        Nicely located homestay”

        Near the Royal palace and also near an underground station and restaurants.

        Reviewed May 31, 2019
        10.0
        Exceptional
        ondine from Belgium
        Solo traveler
        Korean Style Single Room
        Stayed 6 nights in September 2018

        very nice hanok”

        I had a very nice stay in the hanok. The host is very helpfull and friendly. The place is calm and beautifull. I recommand.

        Reviewed September 23, 2018
        9.6
        Exceptional
        Ng from Singapore
        Group
        Korean Style Family Room with Private Bathroom
        Stayed 2 nights in November 2017

        Great hospitality!! ”

        The owner of the guesthouse was waiting for us near the guesthouse to ensure that we would not get lost on our way to the guesthouse! Thank you for the kind hospitality while we were staying with you guys!!! The toilets were clean and well managed and it was fun experiencing a stay at the hanok while in korea!

        Reviewed September 12, 2018
        7.6
        Very good
        Nurfadhilah from Malaysia
        Couple
        Korean Style Double Room with Private Bathroom
        Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

        easily accessible”

        nice to stay, very near to airport bus limousine in case if u dont want to take subway to go to airport the owner is very nice and friendly. ps : u need to download kakao talk apps if u want to communicate with the owner easier, because sometimes owner was not at home and the private bathroom is actually outside the room (in case if u dont know)

        Reviewed April 11, 2018
        7.2
        Very good
        Ma from Singapore
        Group
        Korean Style Family Room with Private Bathroom
        Stayed 5 nights in September 2017

        Very good location”

        We actually didn't get to stay in this guesthouse. The owner told my friend (who arrived first) that the room was too small for us (5 people) so she made us stay in her other guesthouse. I think it was Nara Guesthouse. It's a 6-8 minute walk to Gyeongbokgung station. The owner was nice and there's a lot of food and milk in the fridge for breakfast.

        Reviewed February 03, 2018
        8.4
        Excellent
        Mui from Singapore
        Family with teens
        Korean Style Family Room with Private Bathroom
        Stayed 3 nights in December 2017

        Hanok experience”

        It was a bit tough to find the location since we arrived at night and it was super cold. And a little annoyed that the owner told us she has 2 properties near each other and we will need to move from 1 to the other the next day. But the 1st night stay, we had the whole place to ourselves, with a bedroom, a dining room, kitchen and toilet. It was a very classic Hanok experience. We only realized this the next day when we had to move to the other property which was newer and more modern, and not as traditional feel. Overall still a nice experience.

        Reviewed December 26, 2017
        6.8
        Good
        syl from Malaysia
        Couple
        Korean Style Double Room with Private Bathroom
        Stayed 1 night in October 2017

        Good”

        Owner fetch us from subway station, it will be difficult to find the house without the owner to guide us. Hanok is located at the end of the food street, if you are carrying big luggage, slightly inconvenient for you to walk pass the crowded food street. Breakfast is provided - coffee, egg, kimchi, fried rice but need to cook by yourself. Private toilet is located outside room. wifi is strong.

        Reviewed November 29, 2017
        8.8
        Excellent
        Jingwen from Malaysia
        Group
        Korean Style Triple Room with Private Bathroom
        Stayed 3 nights in November 2017

        Special experience with hanok”

        Worth to try if you want to experience traditional hanok living with reasonable price. Location just 5 mins away with Gyeongbokgung MRT station and 10 mins walk to Gyeongbokgung. Room is a bit small for 3 but host is very friendly & helpful.

        Reviewed November 28, 2017
        8.8
        Excellent
        YUN from Malaysia
        Group
        Korean Style Family Room with Private Bathroom
        Stayed 2 nights in August 2017

        An unexpected experience ”

        House owner provided us direction to the guesthouse,but we still miss it because of too many small alleys along the road. It is a busy food street anyway, a lot of local eatries can be found. Also, less than 5 mins walking distance to Gyeongbukgong station and Gyeongbukgong palace. We book Korean Traditional Ondel Room which is unexpectedly small and just about to fit four of us perfectly. All girls. The bathroom inside the room is really small, and low ceiling. It is very easy to have your head to knock on the ceiling if your height is over 160cm. But, there is still other options to take you shower at the shared bathroom outside of the room. All toiletries are well prepared, you can do laundry everyday with provided washing powder. Also, the house owner provided us breakfast (waffle and coffee) which she made! In fact, she also owns a waffle shop nearby guesthouse. Else, you still have the option to make the breakfast by yourself(food is prepared in fridge) or just grab an isaac toast.

        Reviewed August 25, 2017
        6.0
        Nurul from Singapore
        Family with teens
        Korean Style Family Room with Private Bathroom
        Stayed 2 nights in January 2017

        Reasonable accommodation”

        Accommodation is walking distance to Gyeongbokgung Palace and subway station. Right in the alley, there are eating places in the alley, so theres plenty of shopping to do. Simple shopping at Daiso is just across the street.

        Reviewed February 03, 2017
        10.0
        Exceptional
        kwok from Hong Kong
        Family with young children
        Korean Style Triple Room with Private Bathroom
        Stayed 2 nights in December 2016

        Good Place to Experience Traditional Korean Guest House”

        I enjoy staying in this Korean Traditional Guest House. The place is nice and tidy, very close restaurants and subway station. The host is very nice and helpful.

        Reviewed December 28, 2016
        8.8
        Excellent
        Jens-Erik from Finland
        Solo traveler
        Korean Style Single Room
        Stayed 2 nights in November 2016

        Good value for the money.”

        Very good location. Near city center. On a street with a lot of restaurants: food and nightlife. Very friendly and helpful owner/host.

        Reviewed November 16, 2016
        7.6
        Very good
        Nina from Singapore
        Family with teens
        Korean Style Family Room with Private Bathroom
        Stayed 2 nights in October 2016

        Great location, reasonable price”

        The owner was very nice and friendly. Everything was provided and location was really convenient! Near the metro and also main tourist attractions. Room a bit small for a family of 4 but other than that, we enjoyed our stay!

        Reviewed November 04, 2016
        9.2
        Exceptional
        Owen from United Kingdom
        Solo traveler
        Korean Style Single Room
        Stayed 6 nights in August 2016

        Excellent experience. ”

        Peacful and quiet location

        Reviewed September 05, 2016
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Christopher from United Kingdom
        Solo traveler
        Korean Style Single Room
        Stayed 1 night in August 2016

        Lovley spot, lovley staff. ”

        Brilliant spoy in Seoul close to the best sites. Only word of advice check your emails often after the booking as you have to arrange a time to meet the owner to let you in. Don't just rock up expecting the door to be open. 10/10 would deffo return.

        Reviewed August 23, 2016
        8.8
        Excellent
        Wai from Singapore
        Group
        Korean-Style Family Room
        Stayed 2 nights in July 2016

        Great stay! ”

        It was a great experience staying in a traditional hanok. The location of the guesthouse is easily accessible to gyeongbukgung station, exit 2. Outside the guesthouse also has plenty of food restaurants available. The owner is kind and nice and also speaks English and Japanese.

        Reviewed July 16, 2016
        6.7
        Good
        Chung from Singapore
        Family with teens
        Korean Style Family Room with Private Bathroom
        Stayed 2 nights in March 2016

        A warm traditional little house!”

        1)The interior design. 2)You have to sleep on the floor. 3)The owner let you enjoy her whole house!

        Overall we love the house very much! Maybe because only us stay in the house with no other guess! Because we have to share the toilet with other guests on the first day, we feel rather uncomfortable, but on the second day only we stay inside there... And is fun! The only disappointment is the toilet... You cannot have a nice bath there. And is a very good experience to stay at the traditional house! Especially with younger children along.. You can see they are so disappointment when they step inside the house and when they get used to the house they smile! Is very warm inside! I will definitely go back again if I visiting Seoul again! And this time I will bring little gift for the owner because I never thought they are so warm and nice people. Thank you Kimchi Hanok Guesthouse made my Seoul Tour so complete!

        Reviewed March 18, 2016
        8.3
        Excellent
        Kevin from United States
        Solo traveler
        Korean Style Double Room with Private Bathroom
        Stayed 1 night in January 2016

        Good stopover”

        Simple, straight forward, warm

        I had a short stopover and found KHG a warm (literally) and easy place to be while being near Kyungbok Palace and a nice food centre.

        Reviewed January 23, 2016
        9.0
        Exceptional
        Kylie from South Korea
        Family with teens
        Korean-Style Double Room
        Stayed 1 night in November 2015

        Great location, hot Ondol room”

        You can experience real HanOk

        Room was small but nice and cozy. Since we checked in with 2kids the owner(who was friendly) gave us extra room free of charge! There were all the bathroom products(like shampoo, body cleanser, make up cleanser, hair dryer, comb...) in the restroom. They weren't like hotel quality but consider the price, it was worth it. Rooms were very worm and sheets were clean. It might not easy to find if you can't read korean.

        Reviewed November 23, 2015
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        • Excellent location
        • Gyeongbokgung Palace
        • Gyeongbokgung Subway Station is within 0.35 km