"Shared restroom with good shower."
July 16, 2018
250 meters to public transportation
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||7.9|
|Distance to city center||7 km|
|Nearest airport||Gimpo Airport (GMP)|
|Distance to airport||17.2 km|
"Staff were helpful & super friendly."
November 12, 2018
"Overall, nice clean comfortable rooms."
August 28, 2017
"The staff who help me for check in was kind and friendly and the room was clean."
July 31, 2018
"Friendly and helpful staffs."
October 19, 2018
SP@Itaewon Guesthouse for foreigners only is the perfect hangout for the social traveler. Expect a great social atmosphere this summer with a revamped common area, plenty of fun and slightly crazy staff, and clean comfortable facilities after you’re ready to turn in. Even better, the property is in the middle of one of the most exciting pockets of Seoul.
Located three minutes from Itaewon Station and right behind the Hamilton backstreet, you are seated in a prime location with easy transport to all the tourist hot spots. Facilities are broken into dormitories in one building and private accommodation, and all have access to ample amenities as well as common area, and there are fridges and cooking facilities available for people staying longer term that require a home away from home. Friendly staff, fluent in English, Korean, and few more languages, can provide information on anything you might wish to do in Seoul as well as direct you to further spots less commonly known to most tourist guides.
"It was so good experience to stay here!"
July 31, 2018
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
Minimum age of guests is: 0 year(s).
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Children 0-4 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 5 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
SP@Itaewon Guesthouse for foreigners only
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Low facilities quality”
Air conditioner is not operable Not clean
Affordable stay and superb location”
We stayed here 2 nights. Location wise was superb, within walking distance to most of the attraction nearby. Staff was only available from 6pm-11pm during check in duration but he was very friendly and helpful. Panty was very basic with induction cooker, utensil, plate etc. toast+jem is available at the pantry and you can borrow the umbrella when needed. if you come early just leave your bag behind the reception counter. Our room wang twin bed and the room is spacious enough for us, heated floor, tv works just fine and 3 power points available. The only minor downside for us was the stairs as our room was in the 3rd floor.
Location is convenient for food, halal food, party (party street is right below the guest house) and subway. On the other hand, you need to walk high steep/stairs each time you want to go to the guesthouse. Prepared to be a a very noisy environment (up to 4/5am in the morning on weekends). Bed is not so comfortable, very small room - but its okay for the value we paid
A source of the smell of rot”
The place is unbearable, the cockroaches n bugs in dirty rooms and the color of the bedsheets is looking like yellow. The style of the staff is Serbian and the manager is also rowdy and uneducated. They do not know how the guests respect the bathrooms and the rooms and the entrance to the building is not clean I would not recommend staying here.its not qualified to respectable customers
Badly managed ”
There are more bugs and cockroaches, especially in the adjoining rooms. The kitchen, the rest of the bedsheets and the mattress are yellow and dirty, the treatment by the kidnappers is bad and there is a rude Serbian manager who is not able to respect the guests and the rest of the rotten food inside the refrigerators is really bad smells Your must change style, appreciation and respect the minds of the Guest
Badly managed ”
There are more bugs and cockroaches, especially in the adjoining rooms The kitchen, the rest of the bedsheets and the mattress are yellow and dirty, the treatment by the kidnappers is bad and there is a rude Serbian manager who is not able to respect the guests and the rest of the rotten food inside the refrigerators is really bad smells . Your must change style, appreciation and respect the minds of the Guest ,
You get what you pay for. The staff are fine and the common area is okay but not very big. The rooms and beds are basic. Shared restroom with good shower. Clean kitchen. Had trouble with mosquitoes at night. Luckily the reception is 24 hours and they had spray I could use. A good idea in summer is to keep a can in each room or at least in the dorms. Very near the night clubs but just a little noise at night due to boys have fun outside. It's on a street behind the clubs and far enough away that you aren't bothered by the noise. Thanks SP staff.
Teribble & horrible GH”
pls escape frm this guest house not recommended as day i arrived heater not function. request the front office guy to change room however he said all fully book. No one from GH give any solution on the problem. And last option i have to move out. Before going out the receptionist said that Agoda can refund 50% but now when email to Agoda differently they said. This was the most terrible & horrible GH i’ve ever stay. PLS STAY AWAY
Location is good for partying”
Pros: party area a lot of foreigners near bustop very accommodating staff clean cons: shared bathroom stiff road going up separate building to stay from reception taxi driver got lost (location not recognized in new gps, the staff said) during our stay, there is construction beside the guesthouse and it was really very noisy in the morning from digging using heavy equipment. But that was fine, the staff informed us upon arriving and it won't happen all year long. We only had the bad timing. Maybe the time you'll stay there, they might be finished with the construction. 😄
Perfect for backpakers”
perfect for young people because of the hostel's location above the hills ... to go up the stairs is quite high as well ... the staff is excellent ... the rooms are also very clean ... perfect for backpackers... hostel location is very near to iteawon subway
Excellent location & great price for private room.”
Pro's: loved everything about this place. Good location at Itaewon. super easy to commute anywhere by bus or metro. loads of restaurants & bars around. they have a nice rooftop terrace where you can drink. Staff were extremely friendly. Very multinational ambience. Con's: Steep steps to the hostel, not suitable for people with heavy baggage but there is a alternate route further down the street. The doors to the toilets at the private rooms on the top rooms are so dingy that there is hardly any room for you to get in or out. Will be a nightmare for someone with heavier built. The water outlet to the wash basin empties on the bathroom floor rather than the drain. it is disgusting as you have to use the same during showering after people have brushed their teeth.
Excellent option for stay in Seoul ”
Good location, easy to commute from the Airport via metro to Itaewon exit 1. If you want to avoid the steep stepos to the hostel just use the alternate path a lil further down. I recommended travelers with heavy bags to use the airport bus instead, saves you trouble of changing metro lines & some dont have escalators. Staff are super friendly & will let you check in early if possible. Big kitchen if you want to self cook. very multicultural ambience. They have a nice rooftop with good view to enjoy drinks in the evening. lots of food & drinks option close by. The only thing that i didnt like about the place was the toilet doors in the upper private rooms are so tight that there is narely room for you to get in or out, so if you are a big person request a room in the lower floor where the toilets ate big. Also the wash basin outlet in the bath rooms & toilets empty on the floor. its a little disgusting as it spread on the same floor you are having a shower. Overall i rate this place really high & will stay again. where in Seoul coukd you possibly get a private room for that price.
Very good location to go anywhere by subway”
Good location to go anywhere.. just 2 line airport line n line 6.. from incheon airport to iteawon.. a lot restaurat halal especialy hajj halal korea n muree restaurat halal food..good for muslim travel
Location wise, it is strategic but quite noisy during the night because it was surrounded with Pubs and Discos. Value for money because I stayed for 5 days. The staff are friendly, there are 3 Muslim Malaysians working at the guesthouse, easier for us to ask around since we are Malaysians.
Cheapest in the busiest street in town”
It's located just at the busiest street in Itaewon, and very near to train station. Cleanliness was good too, and staffs were friendly and helpful, and speak good English. The cons are: 1) My room is located at a separated building. It's troublesome when you need to return key to the counter in main building. (although just 2 min walk) 2) Shower heater working too slow. (I was only staying one night, skipped showering.) Please check that if your room is a shared bathroom or not, I only realized that I booked a room with separated shared bathroom with around 6 other rooms on the same floor. Anyway, I must say it's very value for money at such location. Perfect for short stay, and especially solo travelers.
Great location and friendly staff!”
I was assigned to the new building which i found is even better. Opposite the building is a restaurant and convenience store is only few steps away. It is even close to clubbing street and the main street, which mean i have lesser footsteps to reach the hostel. I will come back again.
Fast check in and very simple procedure during check out. It was closed to Itaewon subway station and easy to find (thanks to SP@Itaewon guide map). Staffs was friendly. Itaewon is not a shopping area. However, it was very happening during weekend due to nearby bars and clubs. I will defintely stay here again.
First trip to Seoul, arrived in the evening. The hotel gave very clear instructions on getting there, fortunately. Booked a bed in the dorm room through Hostelbookers, got an email confirmation through e-mail. Arrived and greeted by a Korean lady, Alex was her name, if I got it right. Very friendly and welcoming. The down side was that we have to make our own beds, with duvet, pillowcases and etc. But, doesn't hurt to be independent at times right? (: At least they gave more than sufficient amount of items to make you have a good nights' sleep (not that you may need one though) Seoul has too much nightlife to miss! The location - perfect! Not in the slightly dirtier Dongdaemun nor the busy streets of Myeongdong. As a Muslim, it was a plus to be in Itaewon too. The Central Mosque is located just ten minutes away from the hostel. The subway station is just a five minutes walk - VERY easy to navigate yourself. Shopping in the area is not highly recommended, but do try the Halal food stores (majority Turkish) at least once when you're there. Booked two nights, added on another night after being away in Dongdaemun. Will return, definitely!
Good place to stay!”
It was so good experience to stay here! The staff who help me for check in was kind and friendly and the room was clean. I didn’t expect that they could rent a towel but they did! Especially the location is awesome! I highly recommend this place :)
Had a pleasant stay. I was upgraded to female dorm for free😍, instead of 10 beds mixed dorm.”
Had problem with roommates only during my stay (they’re european who can’t stand cold I guess) since they don’t allow me to turn on aircond for the night (it’s summer, mind you). The location is on a hill, so if you don’t mind climbing daily (which I don’t) it is recommended to bool this place. It’s affordable, clean, has friendly & helpful staff, easily accessible by subway & very near to itaewon main road (halal food is everywhere & very near to mosque too).