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Taipei, Taiwan
Reviewed 27 July 2016

This was the worst hostel stay I've ever had in my life (if you are bored to read, just check the vid below). At first, I had been provided a different kind of room from what I've booked: the manager said single rooms are sold out, so placed me into a dormitory room right behind their registration counter and common...

Thank Arjuna93
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 4 September 2015

I don't recommend this hostel. I stayed here for four nights and rented a single room. The room itself was okay but the room was super dirty! Everywhere was hair, on the floor and even in my bed. It wasn't cleaned. The bathroom wasn't cleaned in ages. Also, the owners didn't speak any English. I think for the price I...

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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 10 April 2015

This was our first trip to South Korea, Alpha was both perfectly located for our needs and the price was right. This is more of a share house with other guests, the room were small but clean and they are located in the center of all things that were of interest to us. Close to Yonsei University was a must.

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Manila, Philippines
Reviewed 11 January 2015

This guesthouse is just a short walk from the Sinchon subway station, so it's not a problem getting around the city. Watch out for the downhill path just before you get to the guesthouse's office. The owners were very kind and friendly, though their English is limited. Just ask them if you need something like towels, etc. We booked a...

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Reviewed 10 November 2014 via mobile

Prices are cheap, the rooms are good (I stayed in the dorms) and the owners are so nice! They will always help you out. Even though the mum doesn't speak English well, she will try to have a conversation with you every day. It's a great guesthouse if you're looking for a budget room in one of the very convenient...

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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
Reviewed 7 July 2014

stayed here in 2011. this was a great guesthouse (hostel) with a great value. it is within the walking distance to Sinchon subway station, and lot of convenient store nearby. the staff are very friendly and helpful.

Thank AsrulSeruji
Reviewed 26 December 2013

We stayed at this hotel for two nights coming in from Daejeon in order to look around Seoul for the weekend. Although it is a little hard to find immersed between the other motels in the area, it is a short walk from Sinchon Station, and moving around in Seoul is very easy Staff is really nice, and helpful, but...

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 21 September 2013

spend 5 days there in feb 2012 with couple of friends. Its the end of winter but still 8-10 degree celcius. I must say, this is the best accommodation for us, the hot water, the heated floor, cleanliness, free wifi, 10mins walk from the nearest subway, in the heart of seoul, what else do u want for a small money...

1Thank Tuan K
Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
Reviewed 9 July 2013

This guest house located near the subway station, just 5 minutes walking. Also near the Yonsei University. The room was kept clean and and comfortable, even though I stayed with 3 other guests. This guest house provide wi-fi connection and hot water. And for $17 /night I don't expect more. Everyone I met was polite, especially the bellboy, from Latin...

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Reviewed 7 April 2013

I'd seen some bad reviews but my first choices of places to stay were fully booked and I really wanted to stay in what was supposidely a cool area of Seoul (it isn't too great btw). So...despite this I took a gamble anyway. I was worried at first. The place seemed really seedy, it was down a dark back alley,...

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Sinchon / Ewha
Neighbouring Hongdae, the Sinchon / Ewha area by Yonsei University and Ewha Womans University is a popular student hangout spot known for its youthful jovialness. The two respective schools and their beautiful settings are among the best in Korea. As the main demographic in the area are younger students, most of the businesses cater to their tastes with price ranges to match. The plethora of things to do in the area makes it busy all through the day and night. The area around Ewha is particularly popular with women as it’s famed for its shopping and affordable hair and nail salons.
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Our guesthouse is perfect for tourist who want close access to all the famous tourist spots in Seoul. There is a major shopping mall near our guesthouse and convenience stores, restaurants, cafes, bars, and fast food chains galore.Our guesthouse is conveniently located in Seoul’s prime location, Sinchon, which is near the youth-friendly shopping area of Hong-ik University, Yonsei University, and Sogang University and is located in the center of Seoul’s transportation hub. Next to the quiet and clean Arirang Guesthouse is the historically famous Manduksa Temple where you can enjoy the spirit of old Seoul and experience Buddhist rituals. Directions: by subway: Incheon Airport, take the Arex airport railroad, get off at Kimpo airport station, take the subway to Yeondeungpogu Office Station and transfer to the Number 2 line, get off at Sinchon station Exit 6 By bus: At the Incheon Airport, take the limousine bus number 660 and get off at Sinchon station. Once you are at Sinchon walk 100m down the road with Sinchon Notari KEB bank and Sogang University. Step into the alley next to Kia Motors and walk until you see the Rex motel on the right. The Alpha Guesthouse is right around the corner from the Rex Motel. ... more   less 

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Address: 21, Baekbeom-ro 4-gil, Mapo-gu | 2F, Seoul 04109, South Korea
Region: South Korea > Seoul > Sinchon / Ewha
Price Range: RM116 - RM195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Alpha Guesthouse 1.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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“Better avoid it altogether or try get a room in a separate building, not the main one.”
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“bring a group of 6 or 8 ppl, then u can have the whole room for your group, u can have the key to lock the door.”
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