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Housekeeping36
Breakfast4
Shops1
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8.2
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Excellent location
Popular landmarks
Deoksugung6.25 km
The War Memorial of Korea6.41 km
Myeong-dong6.53 km
Gyeongbokgung Palace6.76 km
Myeongdong Shopping Street6.91 km
National Museum of Korea7.1 km
N Seoul Tower7.13 km
Cheonggyecheon Stream7.14 km
Changdeokgung Palace7.98 km
Lotte World17.45 km
Nearby landmarks
Mangwon Subway Station390 m
Mecenatpolis Mall620 m
Hapjeong Subway Station710 m
Yanghwajin Foreign Missionary Cemetery830 m
Moonglow980 m
The War and Women's Human Rights Museum1 km
Yogiga1.05 km
Jeoldusan Martyrs' Shrine1.08 km
Jeoldusan Martyrs Museum & Chapel1.08 km
Club Otwo1.1 km
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Ilyo Stay

47-4 Donggyo-ro, Mapo-gu, Hongdae, Seoul, South Korea, 121-820 - See map
Property highlightsRead all 610 reviews
Exceptional cleanliness
9.6 rating for cleanliness
Exceptional comfort
9.5 room quality and comfort
Exceptional service
9.5 rating for service
Exceptional reputation
Recommended by 94% of guests

Overall experience was great, the guest house quite well connected to 2 subway stations of Mangwon and Hapjeong.

loong | May 22, 2017

Noey, the manager, will make you feel at home from the very moment you step inside the house.

Winifredo | April 16, 2019

The entire home was very clean, super safe, and the shared spaces were lovely.

Julia | March 5, 2018

The guesthouse was very clean and you'll have everything you need here.

Marielle | November 3, 2018

It's clean, well maintained and most of all, have comfortable beds.

Winifredo | April 16, 2019

The showers were the hottest I've experienced in my entire life!

Julia | March 5, 2018

  • 410 meters to public transportation

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Breakfast [free]

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Laundry service

Your dates are popular among travelersPopular destination! Properties in Seoul are being booked every minute!
Value for money9.5
Distance to city center0.5km
Location rating8.2
Nearest airportGimpo Airport (GMP)
Distance to airport9.5 km

Rooms available at Ilyo Stay

9.5
Exceptional
Room comfort & quality
Ladies’ Dormitory Room (1 Bed)
Ladies’ Dormitory Room (1 Bed)
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    Twin Room
    Twin Room
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • Street view
    • 2 single beds
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    Men’s Dormitory Room (Single Bed)
    Men’s Dormitory Room (Single Bed)
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
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    Tripple Room
    Tripple Room
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    • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 3 single beds
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    Double Room
    Double Room
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • Street view
    • 1 double bed
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    Quadruple Room
    Quadruple Room
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Street view
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Deluxe Quad
    Deluxe Quad
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      Cozy Twin
      Cozy Twin
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      • Street view
      • 3 bathrooms
      • 2 single beds
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      Shared Room - Men only
      Shared Room - Men only
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        Bunk Bed in Male Dormitory Room (6 Adults)
        Bunk Bed in Male Dormitory Room (6 Adults)
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          Frequently asked questions

          What time is check-in and check-out at Ilyo Stay?

          Check-in is from 3:00 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.

          What is the smoking policy at Ilyo Stay?

          Ilyo Stay does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

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          What people love about Ilyo Stay

          • 10.0
            Exceptional

            "Best Guesthouse I've been to."

            Winifredo

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            April 16, 2019

          • 9.2
            Exceptional

            "The house is well-maintained."

            Felmar

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            April 25, 2019

          • 10.0
            Exceptional
            Staff 

            "Friendly staff, room clean"

            lai

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            December 5, 2019

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          Overall rating:
          9.1
          Exceptional
          610 reviews
          Cleanliness
          9.6
          Facilities
          9.2
          Location
          8.2
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          What travelers say they love:
          Friendly staff ,room clean and good location
          lai from Malaysia
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          More about Ilyo Stay

          More about Ilyo Stay

          When visiting Seoul, you'll feel right at home at Yooginong Guesthouse, which offers quality accommodation and great service. Only 0.5km from the city center, the hotel's strategic location ensures that guests can quickly and easily reach many local points of interest. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

          Yooginong Guesthouse also offers many facilities to enrich your stay in Seoul. For the comfort and convenience of guests, the hotel offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, tours, laundry service.

          Guests can choose from 6 rooms, all of which exude an atmosphere of total peace and harmony. Throughout the day you can enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the garden. Whatever your purpose of visit, Yooginong Guesthouse is an excellent choice for your stay in Seoul.

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          Most talked about facilities

          Housekeeping
          25 mentions
          Breakfast
          6 mentions
          Food & Dining
          2 mentions
          Internet
          1 mention

          What they offer

          10.0
          Exceptional

          "Good people, comfortable and relaxing."

          Seou

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          January 16, 2019

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          Food and dining

          Breakfast options

          Full English/Irish

          Nearby restaurants

          Korean cuisine
          Korean cuisine
          Nene Chicken Ewha Womans University
          3.1 km Korean
          Art de Chef CenterMark Hotel
          7.1 km Korean
          HaetSsal SutBbul Gogalbi Zzukumi
          8.8 km Korean
          American cuisine
          American cuisine
          Tampa sandwich bar
          1.8 km American
          Musasi
          2.9 km American, Japanese
          Table No.8
          3.1 km American, Asian, International
          Asian cuisine
          Asian cuisine
          Munteogeopneun Bapjip
          650 m Asian, Korean
          Eogieocha
          820 m Asian, Korean
          Jeongmiso
          850 m Asian, Korean

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          Reviews of Ilyo Stay from real guests

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          9.1
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          10
          Exceptional
          Cleanliness9.6
          Facilities9.2
          Location8.2
          Room comfort and quality9.5
          Service9.5
          Value for money9.5
          High score for Seoul
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          9+ Exceptional (233)
          8-9 Excellent (58)
          7-8 Very Good (24)
          6-7 Good (4)
          <6 Below Expectation (7)
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          Mar - May (73)
          Jun - Aug (70)
          Sep - Nov (96)
          Dec - Feb (87)
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          3.2
          PETER from United States
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 1 night in June 2019

          Most unsympathetic host I've ever come across”

          My booking had an error - a double booking. The first was an obious error - booked me in a female dorm, so I changed it to a male dorm. But the site wouldn't let me cancel. I chose "pay at the hostel" option - yet she still insisted on charging me for two beds even though she knew full and well I meant to book one bed. To make matters worse...the hostel was near empty - so it's not like I took someone else's bed. Then after checkout....she kept telling me to leave around 12pm in the common area because she said it was "cleaning time". This woman is tone deaf and the worst host I have ever come across. She is greedy and just wants money.

          Reviewed June 27, 2019
          9.2
          Exceptional
          Felmar from Philippines
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 4 nights in April 2019

          Overall, it was great!”

          There are only two restrooms, I guess, but was clean. Noey was very fast responding to e-mails. The house is well-maintained. It is near the market. It’s not that far from Mangon subway, but bus stop is near (you can make use of the transfer discount if you are lazy to walk). Do note that reception is not manned, so contact Noey first.

          Reviewed April 25, 2019
          9.6
          Exceptional
          Angelica from United States
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 4 nights in October 2018

          Cute Guest house”

          It was a cute house, i enjoyed my stay here. need to walk to get transportation and to get to the main parties streets, but it has also restaurant and stores around. Quiet and it is like staying in a family member house. I like it!

          Reviewed February 23, 2019
          8.0
          Excellent
          Easther from Indonesia
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 6 nights in December 2018

          Feels like home”

          When I stayed here for 6 days, I felt like this is my home, my comfort zone. There are living room to chit chat, completely kitchen set to cook anything that I want, shared bathroom and cozy bedroom. Noey, a woman who work there very kind dan care! This place so very good!

          Reviewed January 10, 2019
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Li from Hong Kong
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 4 nights in December 2018

          Highly recommend !!!”

          It's my first time to make a review comment since this guest house really deserve a high recommendation! I felt warm and secured when I was staying here. Just like home! Everything is clean, tidy and user friendly. The house owner is friendly and patient. I met so many new friends from all over the world and had really nice chat with them. I will definitely stay in this place again!

          Reviewed January 03, 2019
          8.8
          Excellent
          fiza
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 4 nights in December 2018

          Excellent”

          The place was about 10-12 mins walk from Mangwon station (Line 6) it was clean and well kept. I enjoyed my stay as I could go to Mangwon market which is nearby. Not a lot of tourist I think stay in this area.

          Reviewed December 25, 2018
          9.2
          Exceptional
          Jackie
          Group
          Stayed 4 nights in November 2018

          Noisy Group”

          So we got to the place very late but host waited for us, that's a plus. We always arrive each day late and my group is making so much noise in the other room because we are 7. The rooms are not sound proof. Our flight was in the evening so we left our bags in the place, which is a plus. We arrive back almost 6pm, and wanted to use the microwave to heat some food but unfortunately the host did not allow us BECAUSE ALREADY check out. So sad. Even drinking water we did not take.. so never mind. Glad 7/11 was nearby, thank you 7/11 for saving our tummy!

          Reviewed December 08, 2018
          9.2
          Exceptional
          Jackie
          Group
          Stayed 4 nights in November 2018

          Noisy Group”

          So we got to the place very late but host waited for us, that's a plus. We always arrive each day late and my group is making so much noise in the other room because we are 7. The rooms are not sound proof. Our flight was in the evening so we left our bags in the place, which is a plus. We arrive back almost 6pm, and wanted to use the microwave to heat some food but unfortunately the host did not allow us BECAUSE ALREADY check out. So sad. Even drinking water we did not take.. so never mind. Glad 7/11 was nearby, thank you 7/11 for saving our tummy!

          Reviewed December 08, 2018
          8.4
          Excellent
          Y from Malaysia
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 4 nights in November 2018

          Excellent”

          A bit of a walk from Mangwon subway stop but this is located in a non-touristy neighbourhood, which is really nice for a change. Feels like living in your own home. Host was welcoming, courteous and friendly. 6-br dorm was a bit of a squeeze but the entire house is clean and well maintained. Breakfast started at 6am which is great for early starters. You can take a short stroll to the Hangang Park (which is a stretch of green by the Han River) - it's pretty there. Lots of eating choices at affordable non-touristy prices !

          Reviewed November 09, 2018
          9.6
          Exceptional
          Marielle from Philippines
          Group
          Stayed 9 nights in October 2018

          Exceptional”

          Get to the place with google maps and it's a quick and comfortable ride if you get dropped off at Hapjeong Station via an Airport Limousine! The guesthouse was very clean and you'll have everything you need here. Might wanna bring bigger towels as the ones provided are very small. But nevertheless Noey, the host is very nice and accomodating, and the location is okay too--it's located right across a bus station! It's 30 minutes away from Hongdae though and a little bit further from Myeongdong and Gangnam. I would personally stay here again though. <3

          Reviewed November 03, 2018
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Winifredo from Philippines
          Group
          Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

          Best Guesthouse I've been to. Friendly, homey, clean and near train station/food area/market”

          Best Guesthouse I've been to. Friendly, homey, clean and near train station/food area/market. Noey, the manager, will make you feel at home from the very moment you step inside the house. It's clean, well maintained and most of all, have comfortable beds. It's my go to place whenever I'm in Seoul.

          Reviewed April 16, 2019
          10.0
          Exceptional
          怡寧 from Taiwan
          Solo traveler
          Double Room
          Stayed 1 night in August 2018

          My second time staying. It was still wonderful.”

          Conclusion: This guesthouse is really great. If I have chance to go to Seoul again, this guesthouse would be my first choice. Actually, this was my second time to stay in this guesthouse. I like the atmosphere the owner created. It's warm , comfortable and friendly. It's also clean and well-organized. Noey and the little helper are so kind and nice. They are happy to help you. The guesthouse is near the station and the market. You can find almost everything you need nearby but it's not that classic-tourism-style area. It's also easy to get to the airport or the famous places by subway or by bus.

          Reviewed August 14, 2018
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Coco from Singapore
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 6 nights in April 2018

          Best hostel ever!”

          I stayed 6 nights in Yooginong - it is probably the best hostel I have stayed in. The staff is helpful, facilities are plenty and clean (she cleans every corner, every day!), and the other guests were all really friendly and considerate. Location is a good distance away from the hustle and bustle, yet very accessible. There is a bus right outside that drops you at Seoul Station, which may be faster than walking to the station and changing lines. Also, don't forget to check out the nearby market and the popular vending-machine-door cafe which is a mere 5 mins walk away. I highly recommend this hostel to all :)

          Reviewed May 23, 2018
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Kristin from United States
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 7 nights in February 2018

          wonderful, clean, helpful”

          Great clean lovely place. Almost hate to leave a review because I will have a harder time booking! Look on website for directions, may be tricky to find but video directions given. Also be sure to email with time, front desk not manned at all hours. and front door will be locked. Friendly with good people staying there too

          Reviewed April 25, 2018
          8.4
          Excellent
          Ka from Hong Kong
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 5 nights in December 2017

          One of the most budget deal in Seoul!!”

          Yooginong Guesthouse is a family-like accommodation. It’s budget and quiet, comfortable and homey. Not very close to the city Centre, and it takes 10min walk to the nearest metro station. But then if you stay in Seoul for a few more days with a more relaxed schedule, it’s a great place to stay at.

          Reviewed December 20, 2017
          9.6
          Exceptional
          Maria from Philippines
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 3 nights in November 2017

          Great Guesthouse”

          The pictures are accurate. The guesthouse was clean, well maintained, homey and very comfortable. There are a lot of eating places nearby and Mangwon Market is a 5 minute walk away. Noey is a wonderful host. She is always smiling and ready to help. Highly recommended place to stay.

          Reviewed November 14, 2017
          9.6
          Exceptional
          Jaypee from Philippines
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 6 nights in October 2017

          Feels like home with great staff and service”

          Yooginong Guesthouse is one of the best guesthouse I have ever stayed with. It's more like an AirBNB service than your typical hostel/dorm. I can't highly recommend it enough. Stay here if you want to make your Seoul trip memorable and hassle-free. Location - It is located near Mangwon and Hapjeong station. From Mangwon S

          Reviewed November 05, 2017
          9.6
          Exceptional
          Sheena from Philippines
          Group
          Twin Room
          Stayed 5 nights in September 2017

          Loved it! Home away from home”

          I just wanna put this out here that I'm extremely grateful for Noey, the host in this lovely guesthouse. Our plane departed more than an hour late so we arrived at the guesthouse past 12midnight. She really waited for us and I was a bit shy already that it took us that long although I did advice her that we'll be late cause of the plane delay. But im really thankful. Guesthouse was also very clean. It's cleaned everyday. breakfast is the basic cereal, bread, milk and jam. however, if youll opt to cook, facilities are available too. WIFI was fast. Toiletries and towels are available. You can borrow the bike for free if you wanna bike around the area. nearest park is the Mangwon Hangang Park. Overall, I loved my stay. Thank you so much Yooginong Guesthouse :)

          Reviewed September 13, 2017
          9.6
          Exceptional
          Ee from Malaysia
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 7 nights in August 2017

          Worth the value and great location”

          The location is just great! Very closed to Mangwon and Hapjeong metro stations. There are several bus stops nearby which you can access to many attractions such as Hongdae, Myeong-dong, Ewha Woman's University, Geongbokgung, and many more. You can take 7011 bus from the bus stop right opposite Yooginong to Namdaemun, Seoul Station, and Myeong-dong. Also, if you like walking around, you can walk to Hongdae which is 15 minutes walking distance. The guest house is very clean. The host is also very friendly.

          Reviewed September 04, 2017
          9.2
          Exceptional
          Joshua from Philippines
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 5 nights in July 2017

          Amazing stay in Seoul and real good value for money”

          This place has been really amazing. A real good value for money and I can attest that the staff are warm and even the guests who stayed here for a long time already are really friendly. The location is convenient and a few minute walk to Mangwon Station. There are also a lot of good restaurants around and it is near the hot places in Hongdae area. Highly recommended place to stay in Seoul either for short vacations and long stays.

          Reviewed July 12, 2017
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