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2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stay 3 nights there, and everything is so good. It's easy to get subway to go everywhere. The staff is so friendly and room is cozy but so clean. There are hairdryer, air-conditioner, heated floor and toilet with shampoo, conditioner, shower in the room... We will come back there soon.

Thank Hoai T
Bangkok, Thailand
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is my second time to stay here. The stuffs still friendly and kindness. The room clean but not big room. The hotel is nearby Jongno3ga subway station and intersaction other lines. Easy to walk to insadong, myeongdong and Cheonggyecheon.

Thank OPle23
Singapore, Singapore
1 review
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Very small rooms and not enough room to put and arrange our luggage. (Oh wells we did purchase many from korea) But its really affordable and value for money. Rooms were clean with great amenities. Toners and moisturizers etc were provided. Hotel was easy to find and we can find many restaurants and streetfood in the area. Location of the... More 

Thank Chin yer M
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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150 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Very nice smaller hotel. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Room was comfortable and quiet for sleeping. Free wifi worked well. Breakfast in the morning was simple yet very good. You need to turn down a little alley to find the hotel, but once you find it you will enjoy the hotel's central location and proximity to the subway.... More 

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Randburg, South Africa
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59 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Nice place to check into after a 5 hour bus trip from Changwon City. Room very comfortable, nice linen, tv, everything one would expect. Close to main street and visiting places. No noise experience at all.

Thank Trevor B
1 review
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Wow, friendly staff, helpful and always happy to see you and willing to do anything to ensure your stay is comfortable. Wow I love this place, worth to see for yourself. I'll always stay here when going to Seoul, 5min away from party zone and leas than 10 min by taxi to surrounding party zones such as Itaewon and nice... More 

Thank deonv272
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

GS Hotel is located between Jongnosam-ga station and Euljirosam station, both ways take only 5 minutes walk. Very unique location and quiet surrounding as it is not located in the main street. The only drawback is they do not have parking lot. The hotel very clean, well equipped amenities, courteous and pleasant staff. Breakfast is fine standard calories and nutrition.... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

The hotel is well-located in the center of Seoul and quite close to the subway, so it's very convenient. Otherwise don't expect much, the rooms are clean, but very small. The bathrooms are super tiny and the shower/sink is in the same area, which I found a bit strange. The breakfast is also nothing to write home about, pretty much... More 

Thank Zael
Hong Kong
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141 reviews
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

It is just few minutes walk from Metro station and easy to find. Also, within walking distance to various famous sightseeing. There are lots of restaurants around the hotel. You can taste different kinds of traditional Korean food. Their staffs are friendly and informative. The room is clean and tidy. We stayed here for 8 nights. Unexpected could stay such... More 

Thank viviensin
2 reviews
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Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Pretty nice hotel in a great location. Clean and cute room. Good breakfast and kind hotelier (was only 1 guy). Was there with boyfriend to explore seoul its close to subway, pretty lake, street food, cafes, and shopping

Thank Lena S

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Gwanghwamun / Jongno
If Gwanghwamun is the unofficial living room of Seoul, Jongno is the main hallway connecting some of Seoul’s most important historic sites and neighbourhoods. Being one of Seoul’s oldest neighbourhoods, the area is rich with history and culture in its palaces, shrines, and temples. Stand in the centre of Gwanghwamun Square with Gyeongbokgung Palace and Mt. Bugak in front of you, King Sejong the Great statue behind you, and modern office buildings encircling you—it’s one of the best ways to experience both past and present Seoul in one spot. The main street of Jongno is mostly dotted with restaurants and cafes, but explore deeper within its intricate alleys to pass decades-old restaurants, mom-and-pop shops, and pojangmachas (tents that open at night for quick bites and drinks) and life seems to run just as it did a decade or two ago. Don’t forget to stop at Gwangjang Market, Korea’s oldest traditional market, where it’s just as fun to explore as it is to eat the affordable market dishes that locals have been enjoying since the market first opened in 1905. For a break from urban life, walk along the restored Cheonggyecheon Stream that runs parallel to Jongno for a moment of natural refuge in metropolitan Seoul.
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Additional Information about HOTEL GS

Address: 5-5, Donhwamun-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03192, South Korea
Region: South Korea > Seoul > Gwanghwamun / Jongno
Price Range: RM246 - RM406 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — HOTEL GS 2.5*
Number of rooms: 28
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“See how other give opinion for this hotel and do not expect luxurious room”
 of 5 bubbles riyantogozali, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Super convenient location, quality affordable hotel & very good sized rooms”
 of 5 bubbles 505sahibs, 15 May 2016 | Read review
“we were a group of 4 and we managed to get the room just near the reception area. it was accessible”
 of 5 bubbles Prexypinoy, 26 Feb 2016 | Read review
“get a bigger room!”
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