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Seoul Guesthouse Foreigners Only

"The location is good, no problem for the other services."

Shinsuke - September 29, 2019
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only Seoul Guesthouse Foreigners Only
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Seoul Guesthouse Foreigners Only

161-6 Gwansu-dong, Jongno-gu, Jongro, Seoul, South Korea - See map
Free Wi-Fi
Property highlights
Check-in/out [express]
Hassle-free check in
Close to Insadong
Within 730 m of property
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Popular landmarks
Sejong (Parking Lot) 40 m
YBM Sisa 200 m
Embassy of Greece 260 m
Euljiro 3(sam)-ga Subway Station 300 m
Tapgol Park 300 m
Jonggak Avenue of Youth 320 m
Doctor Poyu Jongnojeom 320 m
Ten-story Stone Pagoda of Wongaksa Temple Site 340 m
Craft Hans (Jonggak) 340 m
Jongno 3-ga Subway Station 350 m
Nearby landmarks
Insadong 730 m
Myeong-Dong Walking Street 780 m
Bukchon Hanok Village 1.17 km
Changdeokgung Palace Complex 1.22 km
Namdaemun Market 1.45 km
Gyeongbokgung Palace 1.63 km
N Seoul Tower 1.93 km
The War Memorial of Korea 3.84 km
National Museum of Korea 5.03 km
Lotte World 11.55 km
8.1

Excellent

Location rating score

Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
  • 300 meters to public transportation

  • Located in heart of Seoul

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

Cheaper than 99% of all properties in Seoul in the last 24 hoursCompared to 3,075 Seoul properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money8.1
Location rating8.1
Nearest airportGimpo Airport (GMP)
Distance to airport16.6 km

Rooms available at Seoul Guesthouse Foreigners Only

Very good
Room comfort & quality
8.0
Twin Room
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  • Non-smoking
  • Shared bathroom
  • 2 single beds
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6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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  • 1 bunk bed
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Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room (6 adults)
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
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Bed in 6 Beds Mixed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
  • 1 bunk bed
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Bunk Bed in Female Dormitory Room (4 Adults)
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    Room Assigned on Arrival
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      Frequently asked questions

      What time is check-in and check-out at Seoul Guesthouse Foreigners Only?

      Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:30 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 front desk is always open, day or night.

      What is the smoking policy at Seoul Guesthouse Foreigners Only?

      Seoul Guesthouse Foreigners Only does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

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      What people love about Seoul Guesthouse Foreigners Only

      • 10.0
        Exceptional

        "I always come here because everything is fine"

        NANA

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        February 16, 2020

      • 8.8
        Excellent

        "Super friendly lady with a super comfy place."

        King

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        July 30, 2017

      • 8.8
        Excellent

        "I'll stay this hostel next time again."

        Shinsuke

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        September 29, 2019

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      8.8/10
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      8.0/10
      Room size
      8 sqm.
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      Overall rating:
      7.5
      Very good
      195 reviews
      Cleanliness
      7.2
      Facilities
      6.9
      Location
      8.1
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      What travelers say they love:
      Was lucky that reception is open till midnight.
      Tatiana from Russia
      Business traveler
      More about Seoul Guesthouse Foreigners Only

      More about Seoul Guesthouse Foreigners Only

      Well-placed in the culture, sightseeing, shopping area of Seoul city, Seoul Guesthouse Foreigners Only provides a most conducive spot for you to take a break from your busy days. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

      At Seoul Guesthouse Foreigners Only, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the hotel provides the best in services and amenities. For the comfort and convenience of guests, the hotel offers 24-hour room service, free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, fireplace, laundromat.

      The hotel features 6 beautifully appointed guest rooms, many of which include internet access – wireless (complimentary), air conditioning, desk, blackout curtains, internet access – LAN (complimentary). Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. With an ideal location and facilities to match, Seoul Guesthouse Foreigners Only hits the spot in many ways.

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      Most talked about facilities

      Housekeeping
      5 mentions
      Internet
      1 mention

      What they offer

      10.0
      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "The lady host is helpful and friendly anytime."

      Tatiana

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      November 3, 2017

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      Nearest essentials

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      Food and dining

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      120 m Asian, Korean
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      What's nearby

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      Reviews of Seoul Guesthouse Foreigners Only from real guests

      Provided by verified guests of Agoda
      7.5
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      10
      Cleanliness7.2
      Facilities6.9
      Location8.1
      Room comfort and quality8.0
      Service7.2
      Value for money8.1
      High score for Seoul
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      9+ Exceptional (41)
      8-9 Excellent (22)
      7-8 Very Good (20)
      6-7 Good (8)
      <6 Below Expectation (35)
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      9.6
      Exceptional
      Justin from United States
      Solo traveler
      6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
      Stayed 5 nights in March 2017

      Excellent location, close to subway, cheap!”

      Seoul Guesthouse is tucked in a small alley just a few minutes from the subway station. Sorry, I can't remember the name of the station, but I know it's mentioned in another review. I walked right in; Miss Joe has your name on a piece of paper taped to the door of your room that says "Welcome new guest!" My original room was kind of hot and stuffy, so Miss Joe kindly moved me to another room which was colder. You take your shoes off and place on the rack and wear flip flops, which are provided, but you don't wear anything in the rooms. The rugs weren't vacuumed so it was kind of nasty to walk barefooted on them. There are no sheets; there's a thin mattress-protector that serves as your sheets. The only blanket is a comforter, which is fine, but idk if it gets washed after each guest! You can come and go freely. There are 2 full baths inside and one half bath outside. There is a small kitchen with fridge and filtered water. For $9USD per night in Seoul, you can't beat it!

      Reviewed April 08, 2017

      Thank you for your detailed description. Your comment suggest what I need to improve to serve guests better. "Taking off shoes" tradition in Korea may be somewhat new and weird thing to western travellers, but it's very common thing in this country. I regret that I can't meet all the requirements of guests, but I do my best to keep my guesthouse clean and comfortable. You are such a nice and thoughtful guest. Hope to see you someday. Thanks.

      Responded October 28, 2017
      Seoul Guesthouse Foreigners Only
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Jason from United States
      Business traveler
      6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
      Stayed 1 night in March 2019

      Exceptional”

      Great stay. Needed to come here to be closer to the Embassy of Japan located in Jeongno. 20 mins walk/transportation to the Embassy. About 30mins away from Hongdae. Guesthouse is located deep in the city area with various stores and restaurants. The walk to the guesthouse is quite an adventure! Just be sure to look for the sign to enter through the pathway. It was a nice little old guesthouse but don't expect a luxurious one. For the price and location it's good! Room was your typical dorm style beds. Think most plugs had at least one Korean plug adapter. Entrance was equipped with lock for the nights. The showers surprised me because in America and some in Japan the showers were separated from the toilet but in this guesthouse it was combined in one same room. Didn't know about that before but actually most guesthouses in Korea are like that. People coming to this guesthouse will get a good taste of Korea I think! Also Miss Jo is very helpful and responsive! Thank you!

      Reviewed March 10, 2019
      8.4
      Excellent
      Mohd from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
      Stayed 1 night in November 2018

      The best cheap dorm if u just need a place to put your stuff and sleep”

      I stayed here many times because I love the location. Its near to jongno3ga station which makes u easier to move around Seoul because theres 3 different lines of subway operating there. The room for 6 bed mix bedroom is quite spacious for its price. I always only need place to put my stuff and sleep so this place is perfect for me. I would absolutely come here again if I come to Korea again next time.

      Reviewed November 26, 2018

      Thank you for your comment. My guesthouse offers reasonable price as well as good location. Hope to see you again someday. Thanks.

      Responded December 02, 2018
      Seoul Guesthouse Foreigners Only
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Jeffrey from United States
      Solo traveler
      6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
      Stayed 4 nights in July 2018

      Truly the best hostel location of ALL TIME!!!”

      You are a 30-60 seconds walk (depending on the traffic light) into the digital beating heart of Seoul. An endless feast for your eyes is literally right around the corner. But it’s not SO close that the noise from the massive crowds of people make its way to the hostel. I originally planned to stay here one night because I didn’t have a fixed itinerary and wanted to explore the rest of South Korea. But then I kept extending my stay again and again and again because of the awesome entertainment and shopping within arm’s... no, elbow’s reach. Plus the owner is very nice and the place is clean and comfortable. What more could you possibly ask for? I would give this 10 stars out of 5 if I could. Highly highly HIGHLY recommended!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

      Reviewed July 09, 2018

      Thank you for your comment. I'm so glad you enjoyed staying at my guesthouse. Hope to see you again someday. Thank

      Responded October 02, 2018
      Seoul Guesthouse Foreigners Only
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Mary from Philippines
      Solo traveler
      6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
      Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

      good ( sleep and go)”

      for me, the guesthouse is fine . I sleep and go , I dont stay in my bed most of the time so I look for a budget friendly guesthouse ( I also consider the tax added lol) so this guesthouse what I found.

      Reviewed September 25, 2018

      Thanks for your comment. I'm glad that my guesthouse was one of the budget guesthouses you were looking for. Most of my guests like the location of my guesthouse, too. Hope to see you again soon. Thanks.

      Responded October 02, 2018
      Seoul Guesthouse Foreigners Only
      6.0
      JULIE from Japan
      Solo traveler
      6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
      Stayed 1 night in June 2016

      Worse night ever”

      I stayed only one night in the female dormitory and had my worse night ever! I had to wake up at 3am the previous night in Japan because of my early flight to Seoul and was really looking forward to my bed in this guesthouse, but the girls in my room (i believe from Philippines) were still talking loud and moving loudly there stuff in the room around midnight (light on)! I was that close to call the staff to ask to swich off the light and ask the girls to shut up when the lady staff came (without me calling for her) and asked if one of us could change to another room because a couple had just arrived and they didn't want to sleep together... it was almost 1am!!! WTF??? When are we supposed to sleep here ??? The girls finally swich off the light around 2am. I had to wake up at 7am: BIG thank you! In addition, the shower room was "korean style" so you get to shower inside the toilet room... which is very uncomfotable, the toilet seat and the toilet paper get wet in few seconds and you cannot put your dry clothes anywhere... very unpleasant. The only good point of this guesthouse, they have free shower soap, free tooth paste and free clean towels...

      Reviewed June 05, 2016

      I'm so sorry that you had such an unpleasant night at my guesthouse. Actually, there must be a kind of etiquette among guests sharing a room. As you described, we don't have separate shower space. Instead, I recently installed hanger on the door for dry clothes. Now, most of guests have no problem doing the shower without getting wet the toilet paper. Hope your understanding. Thanks.

      Responded November 17, 2017
      Seoul Guesthouse Foreigners Only
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Minh from Vietnam
      Solo traveler
      6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
      Stayed 6 nights in September 2016

      Great place for a low budget”

      Its clean and so close to Seoul city center. Sometimes there are some mosquitoes but they have nonsmoke mosquitoes killer which worked so well.

      Reviewed September 18, 2016

      Thank you so much for giving the hightest mark to my guesthouse. I'm so glad you knew how to handle mosquitoes here. Some people don't know how to use the killer mat in the room. It's beginning of winter season here, so there will be no mosquitoes problem. You are such a nice and thoughtful guest. Hope to see you again someday. Thanks.

      Responded November 16, 2017
      Seoul Guesthouse Foreigners Only
      8.7
      Excellent
      KAREN from Philippines
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 4 nights in October 2014

      I recommend this Guesthouse”

      Friendliness, Privacy and good location

      Me and my friend made really good friends with Joe (Ms), the owner of the guesthouse. She has responded very quick to our needs and when we were finding the place. Value for money and better chances of meeting new friends! Joe is a fantastic host and we love her!

      Reviewed October 27, 2014

      I was really happy to meet you at my guesthouse. You are such a well-mannered and considerate guest. I expect my guesthouse full of wonderful guests like you. Hope to see you again someday. Thanks

      Responded November 17, 2017
      Seoul Guesthouse Foreigners Only
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Andrew from United States
      Solo traveler
      6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
      Stayed 1 night in February 2020

      Great location”

      Great place for a ultra-budget traveler that wants to be in the center of Seoul.

      Reviewed January 14, 2021
      7.2
      Very good
      HU from Taiwan
      Solo traveler
      6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
      Stayed 1 night in November 2019

      Very good”

      Thank you quute much,seoul guesthouse.I recommand u stay over this hustle when u visiting seoul in korea.It's reasonable price n quiet place for sleeping n taking hot shower anytime.

      Reviewed November 04, 2019
      6.0
      ShengJie from Singapore
      Solo traveler
      6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
      Stayed 6 nights in February 2016

      Cheap and that is about it”

      I ain't a fuzzy guest, but this was a lesson for me that you get what you pay for. First of all, the guest house is very difficult to find. It took me more than 15 minutes to figure out this narrow alley where you have to turn in and walk for 20m before making a right turn to find the main door. I was completely locked out and lost upon arrival. You will be disappointed if you are expecting basic form of reception. My advice is to have the lady boss' phone number ready when you arrive. I felt the room has not been cleaned for some time. The air was dusty and stagnant. The carpet and floor was dirty. There was some smell in the comforter and pillow. There was a night where there were only 5 guests but the lady boss cramped all of us in one room despite having other empty rooms available. I guessed the rationale was to cut down on the floor heating utilities at the expense of the guests' comfort. My other concern is the toilets. Though clean, there are only 2 toilets but I think the maximum occupancy is up to 20-30 people. The toilet-to-occupant ratio is something to be improved on in my opinion. The location of the guesthouse is rather good however. 1 minute walk to cheonggyecheon, 5 minutes walk from subway (line 4 euljiro4ga, line 3 jongno3ga), 15 minutes walk to myeongdong, 15 minutes walk to insadong. Good luck if you are staying here.

      Reviewed February 15, 2016

      Thank you for your comment on my guesthouse. I feel sorry for your unpleasant feeling durying your stay here. Basically, I don't reuse pillow cover and bed sheet. They must be replaced with cleaned ones whenever new guest comes. About the ventilation problem, I made some effort to improve the air and smell. About the room assignment, I hope your understanding, because there are 2bed room, 4bed room and 6 bedroom at my guesthouse. There are also male room and female room separately. Room assignment depends on your reservation, not on my personal opinion. About the bathroom ratio, I don't have other option because I cannot change the permit from the city government. So, overall, hope your understanding once again. Have a good one. Thanks.

      Responded November 17, 2017
      Seoul Guesthouse Foreigners Only
      8.4
      Excellent
      Su-Ann from Australia
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
      Stayed 2 nights in March 2016

      Budget and Comfortable”

      Well located near Insadong and Cheonggye Stream. Quiet guesthouse, clean bathrooms and living spaces.

      Reviewed April 11, 2016

      Thank you for your brief but inspiring comment. You just pin-pointed what my guesthouse features. I'm allways doing my best to make my guest more comfortable place. Hope to see you again someday. Thanks.

      Responded November 17, 2017
      Seoul Guesthouse Foreigners Only
      8.8
      Excellent
      Jimdrix from Philippines
      Solo traveler
      6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
      Stayed 3 nights in October 2016

      Great location, no staff”

      Take note that you have to check-in yourself, when you enter the place, just look for the room with your name on paper pasted on the door, I didn't know it at the time so I waited for quite a while sitting at the counter lmao. The location was great, it was in the middle of everything so I just walked most of the time. Good place for you if you're fine with walking 20-40 minutes to the happenings. Has plenty of subway options as well.

      Reviewed December 03, 2016

      Thank you for your comments. I must say sorry to you that there was no one to meet you at the time of check-in, or check-out. Next time, you can see me more often, I promise. As you mentioned, most of my guests enjoy good location, hot shower and good price, too. You are such a nice and thoughtful guest. Hope to see you again someday. Thanks.

      Responded October 28, 2017
      Seoul Guesthouse Foreigners Only
      8.8
      Excellent
      King from Hong Kong
      Solo traveler
      6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
      Stayed 2 nights in July 2017

      Clean place, excellent owner ”

      My flight was delayed until 3am but Jo gave me all the maps and passwords I needed to get into my room. Super friendly lady with a super comfy place.

      Reviewed July 30, 2017

      Thank you for your comment and rating. You are such a nice guest who will be welcomed by every hosts. Hope to see you again someday. Thanks.

      Responded October 28, 2017
      Seoul Guesthouse Foreigners Only
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Karl
      Couple
      6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
      Stayed 6 nights in July 2019

      Budget Friendly”

      Location is great, near Insa-dong (where you can buy stuff for ‘pasalubong’), literally just across the street of the area. We didn’t really had more time to stay and interact with the owner or other guests because we had a packed itinerary. WiFi, Hot and Cold Shower, Toilettries are provided. If you travel on a budget, then it’s a recommended.

      Reviewed July 10, 2019
      5.2
      Dylan
      Solo traveler
      6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
      Stayed 3 nights in April 2019

      Cheap, but don't expect anything more”

      Location is good, very near the metro and in between Myeongdong and Insadong. However the guesthouse is in a dark back alley which made me feel a little unsafe. Main door and room doors also have no lock and there were no staff. Place was a dirty and messy, with no other facilities. Room was cramped and beds had no privacy as well. Basically just a place to sleep and nothing more.

      Reviewed May 12, 2019
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Tatiana from Russia
      Business traveler
      6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
      Stayed 1 night in October 2017

      Exceptional”

      it was really really last minute booking and checking in.. was lucky that reception is open till midnight. The lady host is helpful and friendly anytime.. thank you very much!

      Reviewed November 03, 2017

      Thank you for giving the hightest rating to my guesthouse. I was glad that I could help you at that time. I remember you were such a nice and thoughtful guest. Hope to see you again someday. Thanks.

      Responded November 06, 2017
      Seoul Guesthouse Foreigners Only
      10.0
      Exceptional
      NANA from Japan
      Business traveler
      1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
      Stayed 3 nights in October 2019

      good”

      Everything is good, location is convenient, check in is fast The room was clean

      Reviewed February 25, 2020
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Jonna from Philippines
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
      Stayed 1 night in November 2019

      Fits the Budget”

      The location was great - short walk to the subway and plenty of restaurants to choose from. Too bad I didn't meet the owner or any staff but regardless it was a good stay.

      Reviewed November 07, 2019
      7.6
      Very good
      Claudia from Mexico
      Solo traveler
      6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
      Stayed 8 nights in August 2016

      Pretty good”

      For the money I paid it was really good, it might be a little difficult to find but is really near to 3 lines of subway and a bus stop so I think it's really good. The host is a really nice lady, she's funny and really helpful. Sometimes the room can be a little dirty cause there are so many people, but nothing disgusting.

      Reviewed September 03, 2016

      Thank you for your detailed description on my guesthouse. I think you are a well-mannered and considerate guest. If you find something dirty or uncomfortable next time, please let me know so that I can handle it. Hope to see you again someday. Thanks.

      Responded November 16, 2017
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