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Jakarta
Reviewed 23 May 2015 via mobile

Seoul is an expensive city, so if you could find a private en-suite room, smack in the middle of the city, in a great neighborhood, for $50 or less you are looking at an great value. For the same amount of money you could end up in a dorm room. I just love the location of this hotel, right in...

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5Thank OdysseusNY
Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed 4 November 2014

1st timers to Seoul and we found our way to a coffee shop by subway for help! So many helpful people and 1 kind gentlemen walked us to the Saerim. Right in the middle of Insadong! Venturing the streets at night was wonderful! Daytime wandering produced open shops, inquisitive students and many photo ops! Love the location! Open cabinet to...

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2Thank FlyingMommy2013
New York
Reviewed 2 November 2014

The location is the most positive thing. Insadong Street is right outside, and it is in walking distance to Buckchon Village, palaces, and the stream. Many great restaurants and stores are right outside your door. Also, Anguk Station is only about a 5 minute walk away. Safe neighborhood. You do get what you pay for. The carpet looked filthy, but...

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4Thank 2010newyorkgirl
Singapore
Reviewed 11 July 2014

Don't expect luxury. The room is smallish with a double bed. The bed is rock hard... But this hotel is in a quiet location, off the main road, near to all the tourist sights, just off the great pedestrian street of Insadong-gil and is a great price. No breakfast but plenty of options close by. Good wi-fi in room which...

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4Thank LanaSingapore
Tehran, Iran
Reviewed 8 November 2013

I stayed in hotel for 4 nights.The hotel location is very good. The price is reasonable. Hotel hasn't restaurant and many services but I think many travelers don't need and don't use many of these services.

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8Thank Morteza N
Tokyo, Japan
Reviewed 25 October 2013

We stayed here for 4 nights over Chuseok weekend and we loved it. The hotel is difficult to find (we had people on the street trying to help us after the taxi got lost), but once you know where it is it's easy to find again! It is an older style hotel but that's obviously what you get for the...

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3Thank Carly H
London
Reviewed 15 October 2013

Hotel isn't as hard to find as I thought,, but I would recommend printing a map to take with you. Easy to get to from either line 3 or 5 on subway so no worries there. Room is small but completely adequate, clean and quiet. Location just off the busy streets with loads of shopping and restaurants so you can't...

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3Thank SallyTraveller
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 26 September 2013

The Saerim Hotel has everything that a budget traveler would need - clean rooms, cheap rates, and a fantastic location. Let's start with the positives: -Very central location in Insadong with a subway station and an airport bus stop about a 5-10 minutes walk away -Lots of restaurants, cafes, and bakeries nearby -Lively and safe location, feels safe at night...

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4Thank Othello491
Paju, South Korea
Reviewed 4 September 2013

Searim hotel had everything we needed. It is right in the middle of Insadong and easy to find. The room was clean and neat, and the staff provided everything we needed. The big TV was a nice treat. There are many tourist attractions in the immediate vicinity of the hotel.

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1Thank L-Afriqee
austin tx
Reviewed 31 August 2013

I am a single older woman and very much enjoyed my stay at this hotel. Subway and bus stops are very nearby, interesting shops are on the pedestrian street half a block away, and two historical palaces are within walking distance to the hotel. The room was clean and big. Big tv screen and computer in the room on 4th...

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Staying in Insadong

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Insadong
Nestled between Jongno and Samcheongdong, this small neighborhood offers a crash course in various aspects of Korean culture. Rows of shops display traditional Korean goods such as pottery and earthenware, crafts, fans, and more, making it a popular spot for souvenir shopping. The Ssamziegil shopping complex in particular has become a local institution for its unique spiral layout and the many boutique shops inside that sell handmade crafts and goods. This is the perfect neighborhood to sample a range of Korean dishes, with vegetarian Korean temple cuisine restaurants being a popular draw, but street food carts are just as famous. As a top tourist destination, crowds can swell, particularly on weekends, but you can find some rest and respite in one of the private art galleries or grab a cup of Korean tea in a tea house – many of which are located in beautifully renovated traditional Korean homes.
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Additional Information about Saerim Hotel

Address: 37-11, Insadong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03149, South Korea
Region: South Korea > Seoul > Insadong
Price Range: RM164 - RM244 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Saerim Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 31
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“Avoid 1st floor due to lobby noise, not that there is much but there are a few rooms right there.”
 of 5 bubbles 1dancing_fool, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“No shower curtain. Shared toiletries if you forgot yours. Bring earplugs.”
 of 5 bubbles FlyingMommy2013, 4 Nov 2014 | Read review
“There is construction work taking place on the left hand side of the hotel (as you face the hotel from the street) but it wasn't a major problem. Ask for a room on the opposte side!”
 of 5 bubbles GJCS, 20 Aug 2013 | Read review
“I'm not sure if all rooms are equipped with a computer, so it might be worth confirming beforehand as it really comes in handy. There is wifi there, but it's very weak/slow to the point that it's basically useless (at least in my room on the 2nd floor), but the hotel room computer's internet was fast. Also before you unpack all of your things, check that the other stuff is working. If it isn't, they'll let you change rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles bluesky95, 8 Jan 2013 | Read review
“Level 4 has computer in room because hotel wifi doesnt work”
 of 5 bubbles CathB507, 5 Jul 2012 | Read review
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