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Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Reviewed 4 December 2013

Hi everybody I wanna offer this place everybody who want to discover heart of the city from the best starting point ...Insadong is amazing from this place everything is close and the nightlife wow...regarding to the house the night and atmosphere is the best where I ever was...I am always go back to play with friends there :) I can...

Thank Judit S
Jerusalem, Israel
Reviewed 4 December 2013

Close to all tourist places most of them within walking distance, all rooms have a private bathroom and shower, clean place, Very comfortable also for a long stay. It's a small place and at first we were a little disappointed. But at the end it was like a home to us. The staff is very friendly, The owner is very...

Thank Tova S
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 18 September 2013

This was the most affordable guesthouse i could find in Seoul. And the location was so convenient - near many historical sites, cultural areas, eating places and accessible to 5 subway lines. But the room was too small and messy. The lounge and rooms were not sound-proof, so it can be annoying at times. The heating facility did not work...

Thank Hoa_Vo
Reviewed 14 September 2012

September 2012 was my second stay at Guesthouse Korea, I stayed there earlier, during the lunar New Year, and vowed I would never return. Why? ...little heat in private room, ( it was freezing ) no toilet paper, coffee ran out on the second day, no towels, - actually this was just as well since the room I stayed in...

2Thank kilikina1
Manila, Philippines
Reviewed 18 April 2012

I never expected much from a budget hostel like this but I really was satisfied with it. I thought it was a bad choice based on other reviews but luckily when we stayed, I was satisfied of what I got from the price that I paid. The location was good, it was just across Changeokdung and near Gyeongbokgung Palace so...

1Thank icespring
Manila, Philippines
Reviewed 20 November 2011

I stayed in this guesthouse for 5 days. The cheap single room was quite small but at least the bathroom was ensuite. The location is good because it is near two palaces, Insadong area, Jongmyo shrine, and Jongno 3 station which serves 3 subway lines. There are also numerous convenience stores nearby. My room was at the ground floor and...

1Thank toryangski
Reviewed 21 July 2011

The owner was there when we checked in. He gave us a discount since we were staying for a total of 8 nights. We had a triple room ensuite. It was very very small. Just a small aisle between the bunk bed and the single bed, barely had room to walk after we placed our luggages. Rooms weren't sparkling clean...

1Thank bluelysSg
Reviewed 11 July 2011

We arrived late in the airport at about 10.30pm. By time we reached there it was 12am. Upon check-in, the staff name Min look ok. However after asking him a feel questions, he felt irritated. The room was really smaller than expected, look dirty and worse of all, there's no washing basin inside the room. When I went out briefly...

2Thank Fly_ar0und_the_W0rld
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 18 December 2010

I cant help but think the reviewers who rated this place as terrible have got their locations mixed up. There were no pets and there was no trouble with my bookings or payment. This is a slightly shabby cluttered guesthouse with friendly and helpful owners. It is what I call "boy-clean". The basics are done eg clean toilet, shower etc...

3Thank Xanthosia
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 14 December 2010

I stayed at this guesthouse for two weeks with my mother. We both had private rooms (with ensuite) for about $37 US a night. When we first arrived at Guesthouse Korea we had the strange sensation of gate-crashing a private home (personal clutter spread about, friends' of the manager hanging out in the living room, etc). However, once we checked...

1Thank 60713Amy

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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 Guesthouse Korea

Address: 17, Yulgok-ro 10-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03134, South Korea
Region: South Korea > Seoul > Gwanghwamun / Jongno
Price Range: RM53 - RM182 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Guesthouse Korea 2*
Number of rooms: 14
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“Single or Double Room is perfect”
 of 5 bubbles 661carlaa, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“It's the Luck of The Draw with this place - if the the owner is in town - well, you might enjoy your stay - but beware there seems to be some real space cadets left in charge when he is NOT around.”
 of 5 bubbles kilikina1, 13 Sep 2012 | Read review
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