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Solvang, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When looking for the hostel look for the Mona Lisa pig high up on the building. It is hard to find this place! A true hidden gem. The hostel owner and his staff are very knowledgeable and helpful. They are more than happy to answer any questions. The owner has a big bookshelf filled with travel guides and information about...

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Reviewed 1 October 2016

I stayed here for two weeks and it's on the fourth floor which doesn't have a lift, however the owner kindly helped me with my suitcase. It's spacious, has a nice communal area, bedrooms are clean, staff are SO lovely and always available. The reception area has a mobile phone which is available for everyone to use so that you...

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Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Stayed here for 2 nights during the middle of the heat/humidity in Seoul, had booked 5 nights but decided a hotel was best for us. Everything was clean and comfortable, and was easy to get to other places around the city. But with the heat as bad as it was, we opted to get a hotel where we could adequately...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 August 2016

I've stayed here many times and it's one of my favourite hostels in Seoul. Located in Itaewon, an easy five minute walk to the centre, it's near loads of restaurants and shops, including some delicious Thai places. The dorms are clean though not very spacious, it offers a simple breakfast with hot drinks available all day, nice staff and a...

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Seogwipo, South Korea
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Location is about 5-10 walking distance from the heart of Itaewon (decent, but most other hostels have a better location). I think the price is high for what you are getting (or rather not getting). -The showers/toilets/washing areas are meant for both males and females. Not very clean. -The 6-bed dormitory is actually a hallway leading to 4 private bedrooms....

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Tricky to find at first. Look out for the pig/Mona Lisa painting and you've found it. Host was very welcoming and helpful. Bunk beds are a bit small if you're tall like me but that's most of Seoul... Wifi is fast and reliable and there is a nice chilled area to work/watch a movie if you have a big one...

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Reviewed 9 May 2016

I've stayed here several times. It is located just upwards from the Hamilton hotel in a less bustling part of Itaewon. There are several types of rooms to choose from - I prefer the apartment style rooms behind the main building. Situated close to many good retaurants (indian, mexican). Downside is - they offer free tea/coffee and toast - but...

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Changwon, South Korea
Reviewed 30 November 2015

The front desk ended up cancelling my reservation after I called to check on the cancellation policy. They did not confirm the cancellation by email or by phone. They had another room available, thank god, or we would have been screwed. After I expressed my frustration that they would cancel the reservation without confirming, the desk clerk began to argue...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 31 October 2015 via mobile

I tried to cancel my reservation at this hostel as I had food poisoning and can't go, yet the manager still charged me for the night, lied about having sent me emails, and was horribly rude in the process. I wouldnt stay here based on that experience alone.

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 16 October 2015

My friend and I stayed here in June 2014 after she had stayed there previously. I can't decide to give this place a 3 or a 4... It was my first hostel experience and after hearing horror stories from others, I was pleasantly surprised that I had such a pleasant stay here. Accommodations: We stayed in a double room that...

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Itaewon
Neighboring the immense Yongsan American Garrison, Itaewon was once shunned by locals as a seedy, red light district. But within the past few years, Itaewon and its surrounding neighborhoods such as Kyunglidan and Haebangchong have undergone a major revival to quickly become one of Seoul’s hottest areas. Here, trendy international restaurants dot the area alongside hip lounge bars and some of Seoul’s hottest club venues. After dark, Itaewon comes into its own as one of Seoul’s top party scenes. The crowd is a fascinating patchwork of all backgrounds and identities, including a small but thriving Muslim community (centered on Korea’s sole mosque), the LGBT community (with a string of popular bars and clubs), and a wide range of ethnicities and cultures scattered around. Those seeking a quiet respite should head towards the eastern end, in Hannam-dong, which not only has one of Korea’s best art museums, the Leeum Samsung Museum of Art, but plenty of mid-range to upscale restaurants and cafes.
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ISAK Guest House is a brand new Guest House (Backpckers Hostel) in Itaewon, Seoul. We are the first hostel in Itaewon Area. Itaewon is the most famous and familiar place where is fun, interresting, convenient for tourist. You can easily access to ISAK Guset House from Incheon International Airport by Air Port Limousine Bus No. 6060 and also from Gimpo Air Port or Seoul Station (Railway)by Subway linesAir Port Limousine bus No. 6060 stops at the front of ISAK Guest House every 15-20 Min. From Subway line No.6 Itaewon or Hangangjin Staion it takes only 5 min by walk. ISAK Guesthouse offers cheap, clean, convenient, comfortable and cozy space to all guests,ISAK Guesthouse hopes all guests to understand and learn something with exchanging their hearts and feelings and also sharing information and knowledge for travel each other. This is ISAK GH's policy.All staffs and host will welcome you with warm heart and help you for your memorable staying in Korea. we are very happy to wait for the guests from all over the world. ... more   less 

Additional Information about IS@K Traveler's Lounge

Address: 238 Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu-gu | 4F, Seoul 140-892, South Korea
Region: South Korea > Seoul > Itaewon
Price Range: RM62 - RM186 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“The shared dorms are okay if you don't mind meeting strangers but if you're not so keen then choose a solo room!”
 of 5 bubbles MillieLSF, 1 Oct 2016 | Read review
“If you want to socialize - main hostel. If you want a quiet room away from any noise - private room in one of the separate buildings.”
 of 5 bubbles waygookt, 8 May 2016 | Read review
“both rooms i slept in were ok.”
 of 5 bubbles kihota, 2 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Female only room or the separate 4-6 people rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles madeleineakaino, 5 May 2014 | Read review
“Do not stay in this Hostel!”
 of 5 bubbles 91tylerg, 22 Apr 2014 | Read review
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