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"I would definitely recommend this hostel as an option for budget travelers."
440 meters to public transportation
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||8.3|
|Nearest airport||Gimpo Airport (GMP)|
|Distance to airport||22.5 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 hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.
YaKorea Hostel Gangnam does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.
"The rooms and shared areas are clean and nicely furnished."
July 16, 2019
"The location is good and easy to navigate."
May 26, 2019
"It is close to the surrounding amenities."
January 13, 2020
Built in , YaKorea Hostel Gangnam is a distinct addition to Seoul and a smart choice for travelers. The city center is merely away, and the airport can be reached within minutes. With its convenient location, the property offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.
YaKorea Hostel Gangnam offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate the weary traveler. To name a few of the property's facilities, there are free Wi-Fi in all rooms, daily housekeeping, portable wi-fi rental, ticket service, kitchen.
All guestrooms feature a variety of comforts. Many even provide towels, locker, slippers, linens, smoke detector to please the most discerning guest. The property's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. YaKorea Hostel Gangnam is a smart choice for travelers to Seoul, offering a relaxed and hassle-free stay every time.
"The hostel room are nicely furnished and the staff is nice."
July 16, 2019
Children and extra beds
All children are welcome.
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Children 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Extra beds may be requested directly from the property; additional charges may apply
Guests 3 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 Gangnam
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A basic hostel that's an excellent value for the area”
A basic hostel that was already a good value for Seoul in general, but especially so in the expensive area of Gangnam. Not the most modern or well maintained, but it served its purpose well. A good option if you'd like to stay around Gangnam but don't want to pay exorbitant prices. Room type: Bunk bed in mixed room Lockers • Size: About the size of a carry on+ extra lengt Bathrooms • Number: 3 bathrooms for 6 rooms on the main floor (floor 4), plus extra showers and bathrooms on the floor below • Hair Dryers: Y Common Area: Dinner table next to kitchen and laundry Amenities • Included towels: Y • Light in bunk: N • Outlet by/in bunk: N • Bunk curtains: N • Included breakfast: N Misc • Set up bedding yourself: N • Break down bedding yourself: N • Laundry: Drop off at desk for 6k • Elevator: Y Value: Very cheap for Seoul in general, and especially Gangnam Notes: Shower water sometimes fluctuates to cold very briefly (but it wasn't so bad that I had to jump out of the shower)
only a nite stay”
I only stayed for 9.5hrs so can't comment much. I arrived at almost 1am and left on the same day at 10.30am. The keys was left at the check-in counter so it was no fuss. The room has no individual power point or light for each bed so charging was a pain since I was on the upper bunk. The bathroom was weird with 2 'somewhat' communal shower... you have to pass by the person who is using the basin to get to the showers and if you are lucky, the inner shower room has a door that you can close, so passing the outer shower space to get to the inner shower. If someone is using the outer shower, you will be practically opening the door to a naked person taking her shower right infront of you and somehow try not to get wet while passing thru. There is a table with hair dryers and combs but no powerpoint nor mirror so you gotta use the powerpoint that is next to the wash basin. There are bath soap and shampoo dispenser but empty, so not sure if provided but I had my own, so that wasnt a problem for me altho it is quite common for guesthouse/hostels in Korea to provide them. Wifi is good and room is spacious enough with a good size locker. We have to take off our shoes at the entrance but no shoes provided, so waddling from the shower out to the corridor with wet feet and getting onto the bed is kinda uncomfortable. Tried to get a towel in the morning at 9am but no one at the recep counter. Room was on the 3rd flr and the recep counter is on the 4th. Not sure about the location but basically booked this as it was the only one left in agoda which is in Gangnam (not too far from the Express Bus Terminal) and at a good discount since I booked it last minute. It has a small kitchen just next to the recep counter, didnt use it so cant comment.
I stay there last Monday. The price was awesome for Gangnam are and since i have rewards from Agoda, i pay nothing for 1 night stay :) The place is really homey and the staff really nice. The building has its own elevator so it won't be a problem for you who has big luggages. Free rental for towel as well. Many stores outside the hostel like convenience stores and restaurants. There is no body soap at women toilet on 3rd floor. The walk from Seolleung Station quite far but of course walkable ^^
Nice place to stay!”
It was a nice place to stay that i ended up staying there for 4 nights! Went to seoul for bts concert and chose this place as it was not too far from the olympic stadium. Just a walking distance to subway seolleung station and near to bus stop! There are few convenience stores around too. The staff was friendly and nice. Check in time is 3pm, if you arrive there early you can leave your luggages there first if you wanna go somewhere else. Luckily i got the lower bunk bed as it was a first come first served basis. The room was cozy and clean, the bed was nicely made and comfortable! There's a locker available for each customer in the dorm, but you need to prepare your own lock as it's not provided. Just that I'm not satisfied with the 3rd floor female bathroom as it will get clogged when take shower there. For the toilet maybe the hostel can consider to prepare bidet? There is a paid laundry service available, but the staff just mixed my clothes together with the hostel's towels and blankets. I think customers' clothes shouldn't be mix with others, as customers paid for the service, this is to ensure cleanliness. Overall everything was good, hopefully they can make some improvements for customers to have a more pleasant stay and I'll be more pleased to stay there if i will go to gangnam again next time!
Fantastic friendly staff, transport links everywhere, clean, and a fun place to stay”
I really enjoyed my stay in YaKorea, mainly because of the friendliness of the staff. They were very helpful , and Victoria even took me shopping for hours! As well as giving me plenty of local intel and insight. But all the staff were lovely and helpful and it's definitely somewhere i'd reccommend and come back to myself. You won't struggle to find transportation either because buses and subways are all a few minutes walk away. Get a T Money Card from the airport or any convenience store and use it on the transport while here!
Very nice staff and great value”
Despite the very low price, this hostel was very nice. AC and wifi worked without problems. The staff were very friendly and responsive. If you need to be near Gangnam, I would stay here.
Located in Seolleung, YAKorea Hostel is two stations away from Jamsil Sports Complex and Gangnam, offering guests the benefit of reduced travel time to major culture and leisure venues, scenic destinations, and tourist hotspots. Jamsil Sports Complex hosts various annual and seasonal athletic events such as baseball, basketball, tennis, and marathons. Accommodation provides mixed/single sex dormitoryand single suites as well as washing and kitchen facilities.
I was hesitant on booking this place due to mixed reviews. I stayed for around 5 days. It wasn't bad! But I can see where past guests have had an issue. And this goes for any guesthouses/hostel. Do not get a room near the common area. Even though there is a sign posted in the kitchen to keep quiet at 11PM (can be made a bit more obvious or bigger) there still will be a bit of commotion. I stayed on the 3rd floor and it was fine. I made friends with guests and staff. Very nice atmosphere. Initially I had a top bunk bed but I didn't feel comfortable on the top bunk so I asked if I can get a bottom bunk and they happily obliged and said as soon as theres an opening I can switch keys to get a bottom bunk. They have a laundry and dryer you can use for 4,000won I believe? and also have a water dispenser.
The hostel is surrounded by office buildings, but good thing is there are a lot of restaurants around. Happening areas like Gangnam station is 20-30 minutes away by foot. This hostel is the most budget one I found in Gangnam area, not to expect superb facilities with such cost, but I would say the staffs are the less friendly ones I met throughout my 2+weeks trip in South Korea. Not to mention particular case, but can tell the difference of friendliness between YaKorea and other hosts I met. And one thing, they have quite a number of staffs which I am not sure some of them whether are the guests or the staff, except there was one guy who wear the t-shirt with Yakorea wordings. Don't really recommend this guesthouse, unless you are looking for a budget hostel in Gangnam, and don't mind with the talking, laughing sound of the guests?staffs? till 1am in poor soundproof rooms. FYI, you gotta pay 4000 won for the laundry service.
So kind Hostel!!”
We stay longtime this guesthouse. so clean, resonable price. I love it. and Especially kind staff NeNa. When I come korea, I`ll be back this hostel. Highly recommended!! P.s. Special thank you. Nena
I came for one night and ended up staying for 6 days because l felt at home and comfortable. Not only the staff but also the temperature inside is warm, my stay was in november cold and l liked spending time in my warm and spacious dorm room and the kitchen. Even though it is usually quite crowded and people chat in the kitchen till late, the environment is very cozy and people have nice vibes here. The kitchen has utilities and you can shop from nearby marts and cook. Towels are provided, laundry is available. There are several bathrooms that you can use, l suggest the owner to provide some racks to put clothes or other stuff, and fix some showers which don’t have hot water, only that was uncomfortable. Metro and bus station is nearby. Very pleasant stay for such cheap price!
I made 2 separate bookings and on my first day it was not so pleasant. However, on the 2nd day, it was a tad better. I had such a bad impression when I first entered the hostel. It was very messy, like a lot of stuff lying around. And when I entered my room (shared 4 female room), it was very stuffy and smelled like food. And the shower was clogged and full of hair (super gross)...same goes with the sink. Thankfully on the 2nd day, the shower was less clogged and the sink was all good. FYI, the shower is a communal shower room, though you can lock the door and have it all to yourself. However, this hostel has an excellent location. 7-min walk to Seolleung station and 3-min walk to the bus stop that goes to Gangnam station and express bus terminal, close to a GS25, restaurants and cafes. Also, it's the cheapest in the area.
Good place to stay, very clean.”
The hostel room are nicely furnished and the staff is nice. The rooms and shared areas are clean and nicely furnished. The next metro station is only a 5 min walk away and there are many convenience stores & restaurants nearby. I would definitely recommend this hostel as an option for budget travelers.
Nice staff and clean room”
I only stayed here for one day but the staffs were nice and friendly. the room was better than my expectation, would stay here again if I have another chance to come back to Seoul
Cheap, good location but only 1-2 shower room per whole floor ”
I booked for 4 bed dorm spent 3 night within 30$. Very good location, easy to go from seolloung station, near stores, friendly and very very very helpful staff. The thing I don't like is share plugs and light in the room. They should have small lamp for reading for each bed. And no curtain to cover bed when you sleeping and someone get in. It's annoying. Should have plug to charge phone for each bed. Not so good shower room. And enter like 1 by 1 only but they have clean towel and shampoo and shower cream for free. I would recommend if you don't mind about privacy. It's just good to spend short time, save money for other things. But if want more comfortable and privacy, you should go for another choice. After all, I recommend this hostel.
Perfect location and amazing personal! ”
I stayed one week at this hostel. There are many restaurants, convenience stores and a supermarket nearby. The personal and the manager are very kind. Especially Esra made my stay unforgettable. She helped me a lot in many situations. Thanks a lot for everything and see you soon!
So kind Hostel”
We long stay this hostel. so clean, neat and good location. Especially kind staff NeNa. When We come Korea, We willl come this guesthouse. Special Thanks. - Staff : Nena
I came for BTS final concerts in Jamsil Olympic Stadium. The closest subway station is Seolleung Station, around 600meters away. And only 2 stops away from the stadium. I had a good stay in the hostel.. Comfy bed & pillow. The staffs that I met were also kind and friendly. The shower on the 3rd floor next to room 10 needs to be cleaned thoroughly. It always got clogged when showering.
It was great to consider its price. If I have a chance to visit gangnam, I'll book again.
If you want to see the concert in Seoul Olympic Stadium , this hostel should be good for you to stay. because this hostel subway station in Line 2 Seolleung ,it only 2 shop to Sport Complex. I stay in the 6 bed room that the Room space enough to open the big luggage. I will stay again for my next concert in Seoul Olympic Stadium.