YaKorea Hostel Dongdaemun
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YaKorea Hostel Dongdaemun

6-10 Dasan-ro 27-gil, Jung-gu, Dongdaemun, Seoul, South Korea, 100450
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    YaKorea Hostel Dongdaemun Reviews

    7.6
    Very good
    /10
    (675 reviews)See what guests said
    8.0
    Very good

    "Staffs are very accomodating, it's a quiet place to stay and..."

    farahzila

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    December 20, 2016

    8.1
    Excellent room comfort and quality

    Things you’ll love about YaKorea Hostel Dongdaemun

    Things you'll love

    • 90 meters to public transportation

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Ticket services

    • Laundry service

    Excellent
    Location
    8.3
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    Excellent location - 1.65 kilometers from city center
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    Nearby
  • N Seoul Tower2.39 km
  • Myeongdong Shopping Street2.5 km
  • Cheonggyecheon Stream2.58 km
  • Changdeokgung Palace2.87 km
  • Myeong-dong2.9 km
  • Deoksugung3.25 km
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace3.78 km
  • The War Memorial of Korea4.06 km
  • National Museum of Korea5.14 km
  • Lotte World9.25 km
  • This property is in high demand!

    Last booked 6 hours ago | 23 travelers are looking at this property right now

    Value for money7.9
    Location rating8.3
    Nearest airportGimpo Airport (GMP)
    Distance to airport18.7 km

    Rooms available at YaKorea Hostel Dongdaemun

    8.1
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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    • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Double
    Double
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    • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 double bed
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    1 Person in 14-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    1 Person in 14-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    ...
    • Room size: 120 m²/1292 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 6 bunk beds
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    Twin
    Twin
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    • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Single
    Single
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    • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 single bed
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    Quadruple Room with Bathroom
    Quadruple Room with Bathroom
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    • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 2 bunk beds
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    Triple - Bunk Bed En Suite
    Triple - Bunk Bed En Suite
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 2 bunk beds
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    6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
    6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 single bed
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    Bed in 14-Bed Mix Dormitory Room
    Bed in 14-Bed Mix Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 120 m²/1292 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 bunk bed
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    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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    • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
    • City view
    • 2 bunk beds
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    What people love about YaKorea Hostel Dongdaemun

    • 8.4
      Excellent
      Location

      "(lift) but budget friendly and very near to subway."

      ROBIN J.

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      November 29, 2018

    • 8.8
      Excellent
      Staff 

      "Helpful staff!"

      JOSHUA

      |

      December 6, 2018

    • 8.4
      Excellent
      Staff 

      "Good staff and good location"

      farahzila

      |

      December 20, 2016

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    8.0
    Very good

    "Overall i enjoyed my stay here"

    Nuril E.

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    September 17, 2018

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    What they offer

    6.8
    Good

    "The staff were really friendly and nice."

    Wong

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    March 26, 2018

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    Reviews of YaKorea Hostel Dongdaemun from real guests

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    Agoda Reviews (675)Booking.com Reviews (598)
    7.6
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    10
    Cleanliness6.8
    Facilities6.6
    Location8.3
    Room comfort and quality8.1
    Service7.8
    Value for money7.9
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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Marco from Spain
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 14-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 7 nights in March 2019

    Exceptional”

    There are many reasons why I continue to stay at this hostel. The staff is extremely friendly and fun to talk to. The location has a lot of great food around it that is open late. The beds and room are clean and very comfortable.

    Reviewed March 24, 2019
    8.0
    Excellent
    che from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 14-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in November 2018

    Better than I expected”

    after reading all the negative comments, I expected the worst when I reserved the booking but when I checked-in, I was very satisfied with my stay. the guy in the reception was very accommodating. every basic needs were provided to me too. (towel, locker, coffee, water, bread for breakfast). they also allowed me to leave my bag before and after my stay in the hostel. location is very close to suubway station and other attractions.

    Reviewed November 29, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Marco from Spain
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 14-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 7 nights in August 2018

    Exceptional”

    Great value, not only did I save money because most restaurants and shopping are in the same neighborhood, but the hostel is literally located a minute away from the metro station. It’s really amazing to live in such a convenient location. Great location can’t get any better. Common area was pretty social. Good WIFi. Staff was nice. Thanks Roger.

    Reviewed August 31, 2018
    8.0
    Excellent
    Ken from Singapore
    Couple
    Double
    Stayed 3 nights in April 2018

    Very good”

    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.

    Reviewed April 14, 2018
    8.4
    Excellent
    Tien from Vietnam
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 14-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in December 2017

    Very near Cheonggu Metro Station - Exit No.1”

    Very good location. It just take ~ 100 m from Exit No. 1 of Cheonggu Metro Station, where you can get in / out 2 Metro Lines No.5 and No.6. From this Station (Cheonggu) you can select either Line 5 or Line 6. Even you can transfer to Line 2 (Green color line) in next Station. Beside, the Owner and Receptionist are very friendly and ready to help and support hostel's guests.

    Reviewed December 05, 2017
    8.4
    Excellent
    RAUL from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 14-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 5 nights in April 2017

    Excellent”

    It was good on my 1st time in Korea and also first to stay in hostel or in dormitory but it's good to have a new people sourrounds to my companion during my stay the staff was accomodatiing I think most are Chinese esp Lulu if not wrong she is very kind and give me some travel trips to Korea thank you anyway and will accommodate next time goodluck

    Reviewed April 22, 2017
    8.0
    Excellent
    yasufumi from Japan
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 14-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2016

    Budget, cozy, smelling korean foods”

    After stopping over at PVG, finally I arrived at Soeul in the evening. I don't know why I counldn't use e-points for a direct flight from KIX to ICN by Skyteam aliance, so it took at least 5 hours in whole distance of my China Eastern's flights with losing my baggage. Anyway, the airport shuttle took me to the city center very fast and comfortable, then I took a little bit complicated but useful metro to the east side of the city. At an ally from the main street, it's easy to find a small and cozy apartment. When I asked staff where my baggage was and when I could get it, he kindly and politely called the airport reception and ckecked it out. My baggage would be sent to the hotel the day after that day, so I just went to bed and fell asleep at once. My room was 12 women and men mixed dormitry at the basement, and my roommates were from several countries, like Malaysia, Hong Kong and Spain. They were mostly planning to travel other places in Korea, after that, crossing the border to my country. It's a really reasonable price for such backpackers. Personally, my injured right foot couldn't allow me to walk around so many places at that time, so I took taxis several times. It's OK for me due to the lower prices. I think March is not the better season in Korea, but overall I enjoyed sightseeing there.

    Reviewed July 19, 2016
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Jovian from Malaysia
    Business traveler
    1 Person in 14-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 4 nights in July 2016

    Great for value and opportunities to met people from around the world”

    love the location so near to Geonggu station which can get you anywhere everywhere. the people are super friend, speaks English and even Cantonese. reasonably clean, highly recommended place, strategic and value for money

    Reviewed July 16, 2016
    8.8
    Excellent
    Pajeemon from Thailand
    Group
    Triple - Bunk Bed En Suite
    Stayed 4 nights in May 2016

    I got many reccommend place from asian girl staff (i cant remember her name but i used to ask her that she come from hong kong) she can help me many thing and we got lot of good momories from that pla”

    I got many reccommend place from asian girl staff (i cant remember her name but i used to ask her that she come from hong kong) she can help me many thing and we got lot of good momories from that place

    Reviewed May 30, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Yupu from Taiwan
    Solo traveler
    6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
    Stayed 1 night in March 2016

    convenient!!”

    staffs are really friendly here,and some of them can speak in chinese! always lots people gaging in the living room,feels like home!!! really nice place!most important of all,really close the metro stop!!!!( cheonggu stop) convenient!!

    Reviewed April 09, 2016
    9.7
    Exceptional
    THI from Vietnam
    Solo traveler
    Double
    Stayed 1 night in December 2015

    Hotel looks very cozy but difficult to find”

    Location, Clean and staff friendly

    We had a great stay. However, it was difficult to find this hotel. I gave the address to taxi driver but they cannot find, no telephone number on agoda website. Luckily, we found a neighbor who brought me to the hotel, otherwise i cannot be there with my heavy suitcase

    Reviewed January 15, 2016
    8.0
    Excellent
    Kay from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2015

    Decent for the price”

    Excellent Location, Friendly Staff, Resturants Nearby

    The location is very excellent, its near the subway. There are resturants nearby and staff are friendly and helpful. The bad points is the door in my hostel room is quite creaky, everytime pple open or close the door it would make noise (We had full 6 occupants), the no of power plus is not enough too so have to go downstairs. But overall its still a pretty decent place to stay.

    Reviewed January 03, 2016
    8.7
    Excellent
    lajis from Malaysia
    Couple
    6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
    Stayed 4 nights in January 2015

    enjoyable stay”

    location,room

    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..

    Reviewed January 10, 2015
    2.0
    Tuba from United States
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    Stayed 1 night in September 2018

    Do not make the same mistake, please. ”

    I realized I made the mistake of not taking the low rating reviews seriously. I was worried, but the price for a Saturday night was reasonable. I prepared myself mentally not to expect too much. However, I was already extremely disgusted and in great shock within 30 seconds of entering this place. The main entry has piles of plastic bags on top of suitcases/bags. The trash in the kitchen was overflowing with eggshells and onion peels. It was about 4:00 p.m. there was no staff in sight for half an hour. There is no common restroom if you needed to use the bathroom. They are all inside the nasty horrible rooms. You may also be as lucky as I was to get a big warm welcome from a cockroach as you open the door for the room! I immediately booked somewhere quickly and checked out in 10 minutes! The manager "Tommy" asked me why I was checking out early. I replied, "due to number of reasons" as I just wanted to get out of there. I was in shock-panic mode that I even forgot to use the toilet.

    Reviewed October 02, 2018
    2.8
    Oliver from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 14-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 4 nights in August 2018

    Avoid like the plague, nobody here cares, the staff, the guests, no one”

    I checked in to this hostel and within 5 minutes I had checked back out. The place is filthy and looks nothing like it does in the photos. It is disgusting. There is mess everywhere. I was meant to stay in the 14-bed dormitory but there was no way I was staying. I value myself, I am a human being. The room was filled with trash (in the middle of the room, under beds, on some beds...), there was a smoking area (in a basement? In a room??) that was filled with cigarette butts, the bathroom was in awful condition (the water runs from under the sink into a drain that is beneath your own feet!!), every single bottom bunk had covered their beds in bed sheets so as to give themselves privacy (this and all the trash everywhere suggests that no one gets any sleep here...), and lastly the door to the room is always open. Not just unlocked, but WIDE OPEN for anyone to come in and steal your belongings. This hostel is a lie. The pictures are completely false. It is vile here.

    Reviewed August 10, 2018
    6.0
    Ana from South Korea
    Solo traveler
    6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
    Stayed 6 nights in June 2018

    met nice people but the hostel needs to improve the cleanliness”

    pros: Good location, near to cheonguu metro station (but you can find better location like meondong) Friendly staff cons: bad cleanliness (the floor was full of hair, it wasn't clean for a long time) there is nothing to separate the shower from toilet the sink was broken, so everyone you use it, the floor get wet

    Reviewed July 27, 2018
    2.4
    Pablo from Argentina
    Couple
    Double
    Stayed 3 nights in July 2018

    Don't go this place”

    This place have all the inconvenient that a hostel could have, but none of the benefits. Bad location, extremely dirty (I guess they never clean), they ask for a 10 dollar deposit for the key, and if you ask for an adapter for your cell phone, they will try to sell you one for 6 dollars (outside there are for 1 dollar). We were staying in Korean hotels all the trip and, for the same money, all of them were far better (clean, good staff, breakfast, etc). Maybe the problem is that this hostel is ruled by foreigners.

    Reviewed July 15, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Noraidah from Malaysia
    Couple
    Double
    Stayed 3 nights in January 2019

    Exceptional”

    Great stay. Just 3-5 minutes to subway or bus station. Easy to find

    Reviewed January 26, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Agne from Lithuania
    Solo traveler
    Double
    Stayed 1 night in May 2018

    Exceptional”

    The best price you can get in Seoul. Reasonable facilities and location.

    Reviewed January 17, 2019
    8.8
    Excellent
    Albert from Indonesia
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 14-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 5 nights in November 2018

    Good”

    Nice

    Reviewed December 21, 2018
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