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Star Hostel Seoul Dongdaemun
Star Hostel Seoul Dongdaemun
Star Hostel Seoul Dongdaemun
Star Hostel Seoul Dongdaemun
Star Hostel Seoul Dongdaemun
Star Hostel Seoul Dongdaemun
Star Hostel Seoul Dongdaemun

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7.2

Very good

547 reviews

547 reviews

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7.7

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location - 980 meters from city center
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Royal Asiatic Society Korea Branch

150 m

Mountain Gear

150 m

Jrsports

220 m

Seoul Lantern Festival

280 m

Chungmuro International Film Festival

360 m

Popular landmarks
Changdeokgung Palace Complex

1.3 km

Insadong

1.7 km

Bukchon Hanok Village

1.7 km

Myeong-Dong Walking Street

2.0 km

Gyeongbokgung Palace

2.5 km

Closest landmarks
Dongdaemun History & Culture Park

440 m

Seoul City Wall Museum

470 m

Pyeonghwa Market

480 m

Dongdaemun Secondhand Book Street

500 m

Dongdaemun Gate (Heunginjimun)

520 m

Star Hostel Seoul Dongdaemun

25, Daehak-ro 2-gil, Jongro, Seoul, South Korea, 110-480 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the Jongro part of Seoul, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Gyeongbokgung Palace.

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Highlights

120 meters to public transportation

Check-in/out [express]

Airport transfer

360 meters to Gwangjang Market

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Facilities

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Check-in/out [express]

Luggage storage

Bar

Laundry service

Tours

Wi-Fi in public areas

Shared kitchen

Your dates are popular among travelersPopular destination! Properties in Seoul are being booked every minute!
Value for money7.7
Distance to city center0.5 km
Location rating7.7
Nearest airportGimpo Airport (GMP)
Distance to airport17.9 km

Rooms available at Star Hostel Seoul Dongdaemun

Very good
Room comfort & quality

7.8

Double Room with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed
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Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 bunk beds
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Bed in 4-Bed Male Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed
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Twin Room with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Single Room with Private Shower and Shared Toilet
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  • Room size: 7 m²/75 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed
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Single Room with Shared Shower and Toilet
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed
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Single Room with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 7 m²/75 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed
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Triple Room(Shared Bathroom)
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed and 1 bunk bed
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Double Room with Private Bathroom no window
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed
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Family Room (Shared Bathroom)
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 bunk beds
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Star Hostel Seoul Dongdaemun?

Check-in is from 03:00 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 hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

What is the smoking policy at Star Hostel Seoul Dongdaemun?

Star Hostel Seoul Dongdaemun does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Star Hostel Seoul Dongdaemun?

The closest train, metro, or bus station is Jongno 5-ga Subway Station, 150 m away from Star Hostel Seoul Dongdaemun.

What restaurants are nearby Star Hostel Seoul Dongdaemun?

Star Hostel Seoul Dongdaemun is located in Jongro, famous for good restaurants such as Boss, Koria and Duri Taste Pork Back-Bone Stew.

What popular shopping places are close to Star Hostel Seoul Dongdaemun?

Shopping options in Star Hostel Seoul Dongdaemun’s Jongro neighborhood include Espa, Sae Woon Electronics Department and Dehan Pibu Yonguhakhoe.

What are popular attractions near Star Hostel Seoul Dongdaemun?

Star Hostel Seoul Dongdaemun is located in Jongro area, which is famous for attractions such as Bukchon Hanok Village, Changdeokgung Palace Complex and Jongmyo Shrine.

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What people love about Star Hostel Seoul Dongdaemun

  • 9.2

    Exceptional

    "I will also choose this hotel when I travel to Seoul next time."

    LEITAO

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    September 20, 2022

  • 8.8

    Excellent
    Location

    "The location of this hostel is amazing!"

    Paul

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    August 3, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "Easy to make friend with other foreign tourist."

    Norizwan

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    May 15, 2021

Property ranking|Compared to 3,027 Seoul properties
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Room comfort score
7.8/10
Couples review score
7.6/10
Value for money score
7.7/10
Service score
7.7/10
Better than
91
%
of Seoul properties
Better than
80
%
of Seoul properties
Better than
79
%
of Seoul properties
Better than
77
%
of Seoul properties
Overall rating:

7.2

Very good
547 reviews
Cleanliness
6.9
Facilities
6.2
Location
7.7
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What travelers say they love:
Good staff ,good location, very cleaning ,
TEY from Malaysia
Solo traveler
More about Star Hostel Seoul Dongdaemun

More about Star Hostel Seoul Dongdaemun

Star Hostel Seoul Dongdaemun

Take a good wander and unveil the wonder of Seoul with a stay at Star Hostel Seoul Dongdaemun. Experience the joy of multiple options for activities at this convenient location! Star Hostel Seoul Dongdaemun is a perfect starting point for numerous sightseeing and tourist choices, with a location just 2.4 km from the Gyeongbokgung Palace.
Have a hassle-free trip while enjoying the services and amenities offered by Star Hostel Seoul Dongdaemun. Keep up with all your communications easily with the hostel's free Wi-Fi. Front desk services including express check-in or check-out and luggage storage can assist with your needs. Getting tickets for the city's best entertainment is easy through the hostel's tours.
Packing light is possible at Star Hostel Seoul Dongdaemun thanks to the hostel's laundry service keeping your clothes clean. For the comfort and health of all guests, smoking is not permitted anywhere within the hostel.


Dining and things to do

A memorable night with your travel companions can be had without going far, at the hostel's bar. Do you prefer to cook your own meals? Then you'll love the in-house shared kitchen.
Recreational facilities at Star Hostel Seoul Dongdaemun are designed for escape and relaxation. Get social at the hostel's shared lounge and TV area, where you can meet other guests.


Dining and things to do

A memorable night with your travel companions can be had without going far, at the hostel's bar. Do you prefer to cook your own meals? Then you'll love the in-house shared kitchen.
Recreational facilities at Star Hostel Seoul Dongdaemun are designed for escape and relaxation. Get social at the hostel's shared lounge and TV area, where you can meet other guests.


Around the property

Star Hostel Seoul Dongdaemun is the perfect spot to explore Seoul's fascinating cultural sights and attractions. Never forget your time in Seoul with a special gift or trinket from Myeong-Dong Walking Street just 2.0 km away. Don't forget to stop by Insadong located 1.6 km away, where everyone who visits Seoul wants to have their photo taken. Acquire some cultural knowledge with a day at Bukchon Hanok Village located 1.6 km away, where you can see famous works by local artists.


Reasons to stay here

Find some of the city's best deals here with rooms 90% cheaper than other options.
Find some excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining better than 94% of the city's other accommodations.
Guests who stayed here really appreciated the room comfort, scoring it higher than 90% of accommodations in the city.

Amenities and facilities
Good
Facilities

6.2

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

19 mentions

Breakfast

6 mentions

Food & Dining

5 mentions

Internet

2 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Chinese [Mandarin]
  • Japanese
  • Korean

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet [LAN]
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Cashless payment service
  • Staff trained in safety protocol

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • Shared kitchen

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Elevator
  • Heating in public area
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

Access

  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Smoke alarms
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • American
Location
25, Daehak-ro 2-gil, Jongro, Seoul, South Korea, 110-480
Very good
Location

7.7

Airports

  • Gimpo Airport (GMP)
    17.9 km
  • Seoul Incheon International Airport (ICN)
    50.6 km

Public transportation

  • Jongno 5-ga Subway Station
    150 m
  • Euljiro 4(sa)-ga Subway Station
    760 m

Hospital or clinic

  • Seoul National University Hospital
    1.1 km

Shopping

  • Myeong-Dong Walking Street
    2.0 km

Convenience store

  • CU
    630 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    710 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Changdeokgung Palace Complex
    1.3 km
  • Insadong
    1.7 km
  • Bukchon Hanok Village
    1.7 km
  • Myeong-Dong Walking Street
    2.0 km
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace
    2.5 km
  • N Seoul Tower
    2.6 km
  • Namdaemun Market
    2.7 km
  • The War Memorial of Korea
    4.7 km
  • National Museum of Korea
    5.7 km
  • Lotte World
    10.7 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Royal Asiatic Society Korea Branch
    150 m
  • Jongno 5-ga Subway Station
    150 m
  • Mountain Gear
    150 m
  • Jrsports
    220 m
  • Seoul Lantern Festival
    280 m
  • Chungmuro International Film Festival
    360 m
  • Gwangjang Market
    390 m
  • Bangsan Market
    400 m
  • Espa
    410 m
  • Dongdaemun Market
    420 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Children 0-1 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 2 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-in until20:00
  • Check-out until11:00
  • Reception open until20:00

Getting around

  • Airport transfer fee125000 KRW
  • Distance from city center0.5 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)60

The property

  • Number of bars/lounges0
  • Number of floors1
  • Number of restaurants0
  • Number of rooms 17
  • Room voltage220
  • Year property opened2014
  • Most recent renovation2014

Reviews of Star Hostel Seoul Dongdaemun from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
7.2
/
10
Cleanliness6.9
Facilities6.2
Location7.7
Room comfort and quality7.8
Service7.7
Value for money7.7
High score for Seoul
Rating
9+ Exceptional (102)
8-9 Excellent (70)
7-8 Very Good (76)
6-7 Good (29)
<6 Below Expectation (106)
Time of the year
Mar - May (112)
Jun - Aug (84)
Sep - Nov (117)
Dec - Feb (70)
All guests (547)
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10.0
Exceptional
Rene from Philippines
Solo traveler
Stayed 6 nights in October 2019

Exceptional”

The location was very convenient for transportation (near inner city bus stops, near airport bus stop, and near a train station) and sightseeing purposes (near a lot of tourist spots). I also particularly loved that they have heated flooring (the room). It was very comfortable to walk bare foot inside the room despite the cool autumn weather. The only downside is that they provide two small towels. It might be best for you to bring your own especially if you have a long hair like mine.

Reviewed November 04, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Helta from Indonesia
Group
Stayed 6 nights in April 2019

affordable price”

Location near from jongno 5 ga station exit 4, not difficult to find the location, the room is clean, good quality with affordable price, the staff so friendly can speak English also, thanks to keep my items until i check in ^^

Reviewed April 16, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
YiQin from Australia
Couple
Stayed 5 nights in December 2018

Great Location and easy communication with staff”

This was an excellent hostel as location is very easy to access, staff are responsive, and room was clean. tips - we stayed in an ensuite double but the room was in the very corner, so no wifi in room. for winter it was quite cold in the bathroom and the water was hot so long as you shower early morning.

Reviewed January 07, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
TEY from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Stayed 4 nights in July 2019

nice staff,very fast response...location very good ”

good staff ,good location, very cleaning ,

Reviewed July 18, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Norizwan from Malaysia
Group
Stayed 5 nights in November 2019

Cool”

Near to many of the attraction focussing on the Old town seoul. Easy to make friend with other foreign tourist..

Reviewed May 15, 2021

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9.2
Exceptional
Helta from Indonesia
Couple
Stayed 5 nights in July 2019

Value for money”

My favorite hostel, it was my second time to stay here and like usual service excellent, value for money, the staff very helpful, i can early checkin, i will stay here again if i come back to Seoul, thanks star hostel..

Reviewed August 09, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
BOON from Malaysia
Couple
Stayed 6 nights in June 2019

Excellent”

The hostel is within 5 mins walking distance from Exit 4 of Jongno 5(o)-ga Station, Line 1. Once you book, you will receive email from them, preferable to contact them by using WhatsApp or WeChat, they’re prompt to your message. The hostel is surrounded by restaurants, a 24H convenient store, GS25 and pharmacies. Along the same alley, there are few red light massage shop, but don’t worry, those aunties will not disturb you. Please bring your towel as the one they provided is small. Do careful when entering toilet, the door frame is low, the door clearance height is about 170cm only. No housekeeping during my stay. They required you to change indoor slipper once you enter the hostel, no shoes allowed, shoe racks with lock is provided. Overall, I’m happy with the stay with excellent and strategic location.

Reviewed July 02, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
mariai from Singapore
Group
Stayed 3 nights in June 2019

Exceptional”

"Best location nearest to all city attraction"

Reviewed June 28, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
Peng from China
Solo traveler
Stayed 4 nights in December 2018

Good location”

The bed line is not so clean, I can see trace of blood on it. Good location, near to airport bus 6002, subway and guangjang market. The room is very tiny. But consider the money I paid, still it is worth to recommend.

Reviewed January 02, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
Thu from Vietnam
Group
Stayed 3 nights in April 2019

Thu Thanh from Vietnam”

The very convenient hostel, which is near lots of places: bus & subway stations, convenient stores and some famous places in Dongdaemun area.

Reviewed April 22, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Hanna from Philippines
Solo traveler
Stayed 5 nights in March 2019

Exceptional”

Highly recommended!! Great location as compared with other hostels!!

Reviewed August 02, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
Oskar from Poland
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

Very good”

Very good except breakfast with is just cereals and milk. Also shower mixed with wc is not good idea

Reviewed October 10, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
sey from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Stayed 5 nights in January 2019

Excellent”

The host is very friendly and able to give a lot of tips where to eat like a local. It is very friendly environment and easy to mix around with other guests. I was there for 5 nights and enjoyed the stay very much!

Reviewed January 16, 2019

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7.6
Very good
Josephine
Solo traveler
Stayed 5 nights in December 2019

Located in the middle of a street of Red light district and very poor soundproofing”

Pros: Staff was so kind, friendly and helpful. room was the one of the cleanest hostel I've stayed in (no mold, no smells, very clean). Cons: - But i wished I knew it was in the middle of a red light district before i stayed (you'll have to walk by all the "red lights" if you're heading to Gwangjang Market). - Soundproofing was the worst though, DDM is surrounded by 24h shopping and you can imagine people streaming into the hostel all times of the night, the sound proofing is just terrible. I stayed in the middle of the long hallway and could hear the beeping of the door every time someone punches in the code. I could hear people laughing from their room, needless to say, if someone as much as spoke a single word on the corridor, it would be as loud as speaking beside me. I've stayed in many hostels before, i carry earplugs with me, i had my earplugs plugged in but i would still wake up every few hours from all the noise. IT WAS THE WORST I'VE NEVER SLEPT.

Reviewed December 26, 2019

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8.0
Excellent
Andini from Indonesia
Solo traveler
Stayed 8 nights in June 2019

Thank you for the hospitality!”

The place is clean and comfortable. I hope the person in charge will be more friendly. Still,they are very helpful. So,I would still recommend this place.

Reviewed March 06, 2020

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8.0
Excellent
Dóra
Group
Stayed 6 nights in August 2019

Very nice location and good value for money”

However, the bathroom could have been nicer and our room was very small and didn’t have a window. There always a dodgy smell throughout the place. Still worth it for the cheap price though.

Reviewed September 09, 2019

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7.6
Very good
Angela from Philippines
Solo traveler
Stayed 5 nights in October 2019

Very good”

I booked because it said breakfast was included but when I got there, they said that they dont provide breakfast.

Reviewed October 22, 2019

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7.2
Very good
Nazihah from Malaysia
Group
Stayed 5 nights in October 2019

Very strategic location”

You can literally walk to Gwangjang Market everyday for lunch and walking distance to DDP. Very close to Subway too even tho the area is a bit dodgy and full of massages place.

Reviewed November 14, 2019

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7.2
Very good
Mien from Vietnam
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

Very good”

The room is very small and the soundproof is bad. Location is OK, it's quite deserted even though it's just 10 pm. Bus overall, it's fine for "budget" travelers like us.

Reviewed May 14, 2019

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6.4
Good
Muhammad from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Stayed 4 nights in April 2019

Honest Review ”

Pros: 1) 150m to Jongno5ga subway station 2) Cheapest (single room) in Seoul 3) Near 24hrs convenient store 4) Reception can speak English and help with direction 5) Can walk to Gwajang Food Market & Near airport bus Cons: 1) Not really clean. Alot of hair on my bed once i checked in? toilet leaking 2) Its location in the middle of red light district left/right u need to pass by but its safe, they dont disturb u 3)Reception not always there even 8am-8pm is their working hours 4) Stayed for almost 7 days but they dont change my bed sheet and towel 5) Provide bath towel but it is as small as face towel lol

Reviewed April 26, 2019

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