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"Great hostel, convenient location within Seoul close to the center."
90 meters to public transportation
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||8.1|
|Nearest airport||Gimpo Airport (GMP)|
|Distance to airport||18.7 km|
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 hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.
YaKorea Hostel Dongdaemun does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.
"This is great location to explore Dongdaemun shopping area."
July 7, 2017
"I would come back here for future trips to korea."
November 15, 2019
"The staff( male) is very friendly and helpful."
November 15, 2019
Renovated in 2014, the YaKorea Hostel Dongdaemun guarantees guests a pleasant stay whether in Seoul for business or pleasure. 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 YaKorea Hostel Dongdaemun, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the hotel provides the best in services and amenities. While lodging at this wonderful property, guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi in all rooms, ticket service, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, newspapers.
YaKorea Hostel Dongdaemun is home to 23 bedrooms. All are tastefully furnished and many even provide such comforts as television LCD/plasma screen, fireplace, linens, locker, slippers. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Superb facilities and an excellent location make the YaKorea Hostel Dongdaemun the perfect base from which to enjoy your stay in Seoul.
"Room was quite spacious, clean and well maintained."
February 16, 2020
Children and extra beds
All children are welcome.
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Children 0-1 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
Extra beds may be requested directly from the property; additional charges may apply
Guests 2 years and older are considered as adults
Extra beds may be requested directly from the property; additional charges may apply
Extra beds, if available, are dependent on the room you choose. Please ask the property for more details.
YaKorea Hostel Dongdaemun
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I highly recommend this hostel to travelers who's after of saving. Price is very affordable.”
So I'm a solo traveler and I looked for an affordable priced hostel in South Korea. Luckily I found this Yakorea Hostel in Cheonggu District in Korea. The price is very affordable. I took the mixed dormitory type room cause for me what's the sense of booking a solo room when after all I'm out the entire day. And I love to be in a mixed room and so I can make chit chat with my roomates. So there.. The place is so great and most importantly, the Manager is very very accomodating. He's very charming and you'll really feel welcomed. I am very very satisfied with Yakorea Hostel.
The Best Staff!”
The warm accommodation of the staff replaced the cold of autumn at Seoul. I was travelling alone but the staff of YaKorea Dongdaemun made me feel at home. (Special thanks to Mary, Steph, Dwayne, Eli and Leo! ^^) The location was also good, it only takes a minute to get to the subway station.
Offers cheap accomodation BUT with BEST EXPERIENCE!”
I stayed at YaKorea Hostel in Dongdaemun for 7 days and it was a fun experience. Very near in the subway Cheonggu station. The staffs are very accommodating and can speak in English too! I can't wait to be back!
I LOVE THIS HOSTEL AND THE STAF”
Room is so big, with bunk bed for 4 people, heater help us to face the weather. And Tommy, the manager was so kind, funny and easy going. i love for being here. staf very kind but some of them cant speak english, the facility also nice. Maybe you should buy parfums, so all the room will smell good. thanks Yakorea Hostel, so fun in here.
This is the first time I stayed at YaKorea Hostel Dongdaemun. The place is nice, clean, close to subway, easy to go everywhere and easy to find food also. Tommy the owner and staffs are very accommodating. Overall, nice place.
Funniest hostel where I was!”
I will remember this hostel for a long time! Here the unique atmosphere of fun. we spent the whole evening like a big happy family! I am very glad! Anton, the hostel staff member told us many interesting Korean games. Hostel Is located 15 minutes from Dongdaemun. Nearby there are several restaurants and shops!
Stay there for 5 days..rooms was similar to kimchee 1..location is great as it is very near to subway and fully equipped kitchen..the cons is when i'm checking,one girl couldn't speak english very well..so its hard to communicate with her.she explained to me about the hostel in korean..luckily i can understand korean a lil bit..somemore in my 6 mixed dorm there is no lock in the toilet room..so i need to be extra careful everytime i enter it..my roommate is nice too..overall it was a good stay..but i prefer kimchee dongdaemun 1 during my stay on last june..
Value for money”
Pros: Cheap, the location of the hostel is just across the road from the Cheonggu Station which was very convenient as it connects to two of the subway lines (considered the centre of Seoul- easy access to the palaces, myeong dong, dongadaemun, seoul station etc), 20 minutes walk to Dongdaemun shopping area, reasonably sized room for such a price, many restaurants and convenience stores available nearby, a 5-10 minutes walk to a famous Toppoki street Cons: The drainage around that area has a certain smell so our bathroom always smells like the sewage before running water down the pipes (not the hostel's fault), loose plastic toilet seat which seemed like they didn't bother to fix (our room), needs some touching up on presentation of first floor Since I have stayed in many hostels around Korea before (not my first time), I was quite disappointed with my choice this time round. I would have been willing to pay more for a better hostel. However, I would recommend it if you are a budget traveller who wouldn't mind the aspects in the cons and for the convenient location at this price.
You may read some bad reviews on this place, people saying smell of sewage/cleanliness etc but I personally feel that the place is cheap, the room is clean & smell doesn't affect the room too. Nothing much around this hostel but at least that location have 2 lines of metro which is quite convenient. Caring / helpful staff which speaks English & mandrian, he even gave me a discount on doing laundry. Overall, I will say for this cheap price you don't expect too much, room is clean & comfortable for me & I would stay this place again if I'm in Seoul.
This is my second stay at YaKorea. The romoom was quite clean with good facilities (except there's no refrigerator in the room). Staff was very nice and helpful. I would definitely stay again here
Great hostel, convenient location within Seoul close to the center. The staff is very helpful and it's easy to get into conversations. The dormitory room as well as the common area are spacious and clean. There is also a big kitchen to prepare your own meals. All in all, very good value for money.
15 night stay for a vacation ”
The location: the hostel is really easy to find. The best way to get here would be through using arex and then transfer to line 6 to get to cheonggu. (Taxi would be a waste of money, can confirm) exit 1 or 3 is fine, just follow the directions provided when you make the booking. From cheonggu it is relatively easy to get to well known tourist attractions because of the amazing subway system. Staff: super friendly and helpful. They speak Korean, Chinese and English. Room condition: when we got to our room we were very pleased of the cleanliness. Would definitely recommend this hostel to everyone, our stay was more than pleasant because of all the factors above. Last but not least: they have washing and drying self service, a common kitchen (incade you feel like eating ramyeon at 11pm) and the wifi was fast with stable connection throughout our whole trip!
Staff is very helpful”
location is near subway but not happening as stay at dongdaemun n others attraction place. overall is very good. definitely will recommend this hostel with my friend.
A minute walk to train station (cheonggu) as well as a bus stop. There is a convenient store, coffee shop, and restaurants nearby. They even allowed us to store our luggage for 2 days when were out of seoul for a couple of days. I forgot to ask his name the one on the reception area he is the best! He waited us past midnight since our flight was late at night. Room was quite spacious, clean and well maintained. The only con was there was no elevator/lift on the building especially when you carrying a heavy luggage it's really a struggle, but don't worry they will help you.. if i will go back to seoul i will definitely stay there again. :)
The staff is super friendly and helpful”
The location is very near to the subway station. But going to main area of dongdaemun requires 15-20 minutes walk. The boss and the staff is really fun, the hostel has a fun and lively vibe. However the socket are very limited in the dorm which we only spotted 2-4 of them in 6 person dorm, hopefully they will add more or bring an extension with you.
I would stay there any time!”
I had a great time in Seoul and in the hostel. I've met a lot of nice people from all over the world there. And i really liked the staff. It was my first time staying at a hostel. And of course, it really is different to a hotel but I would go there again. A convience store and the metro station were really close. So all in all, thanks for everything! Hope to see you in future!
All is great”
great atsosfera. good location, near metro and shops. Dongdaemun 15 minutes walk. plus the availability of a bathroom in the room. friendly personpl from all countries. Anton made my stay here even more fun.
Fun place in a local-oriented neighbourhood”
This was a cute, fun stay, close to Dongdaemun. Our double room was bigger than expected, and features the coolest windows at nighttime we've ever seen. Close them, and watch the lights turn into torus energy fields. Incredible! The floors are very warm. The kitchen/reception area is a little smaller than the pictures show. The surrounding neighbourhood is one of the cheapest we've found in Korea - supermarkets and grocery stores everywhere.
A Neat guesthouse located in a convenient place : 3 mins vicinal to cheonggu station, 15 mins to dongdaemun market, also park and supermarket adjacent. Whats more -- Alex and other staffs there are SUPER NICE !
Decent stay for 1 night”
I stayed in Seoul for 1 night with a friend Before our flight to Jeju the next day. The owner speaks good Chinese and so did the other sTaff. They were also very helpful! I stayed in a room with bunk beds on the first floor, complete with a private toilet. The room was quite clean but due to construction work beside the hostel, there were sand particles In the room, but still bearable. They have most of the amenities except towels. The common kitchen area was a bit dirty, left overfood in the sink and such. But since we were not cooking, it didnt affect us much. Location was great! Cheonggu Station is just 1 minute away and there are 24hr restaurants about 5 To 10 minutes walk.