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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel is located near Jongno 3(sam)-ga station at exit 6. Rooms are not sound proof, quite small but beds are comfortable. Wifi is great here too. At night, you can find several food tents (pojang macha) and cheap eateries located near exit 6, which is something I love staying here at. Pretty convenient getting around Seoul too.

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Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

The hotel is located near the famous Seoul attractions like castles, palaces, so you will have an opportunity to discover the city, its architecture and culture. Eateries with national cuisine are spread widely nearby. Underground is just 5 mins away, and a shopping district MyeongDong with an entrance to Namsan funicular is located 3 subway stations away from here. Staff...

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53HotelSeoul, 오너 at Seoul 53 Hotel, responded to this review

Dear IggySem, Thanks for your stay with us. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay in Seoul. We will keep improving our service quality to be the 'best value budget hotel in Seoul' and look foward to hosting you again in your next Seoul trip.

Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

The hotel is near the subway, so it very easy to get to places. Room is average but good enough consider the price is not expensive. We stayed here for 4 nights and enjoyed it very much! Will recommended this hotel.

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53HotelSeoul, General Manager at Seoul 53 Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Suki, Thanks for your stay with us and we appreciate your review. We will do our further best to provide better service in your next Seoul trip. ^ ^ Have a nice day!

North Shields, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 July 2016

POSITIVES – Relatively cheap, good location, good staff. NEGATIVES – breakfast worse than dire (is an embarrassment). Limited reception. No air con instructions. SUMMARY – Overall Seoul is not cheap and this is a very basic hotel. New owners still have learning to do - I would try to find better at the moment. DETAILS Stayed for 4 nights in...

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53HotelSeoul, 오너 at Seoul 53 Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Nothernman, Thanks for your stay with us and I appreciate your honest review which will help us a lot to improve our service quality. Also, I apologize for the all negatives of our hotel which must have caused inconvenience for you. It was unfortunate for us to host you only few days after we took over hotel ownership from...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Seoul53 is relatively cheap for its location. It provides soap, shampoo and small towels - which are reasonable for the price paid. However, when we checked in on 14 May, the staff at the counter was rather rude to us when we requested for additional pillows. They only provided one pillow per person and it was rather thin so we...

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53HotelSeoul, 오너 at Seoul 53 Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Monica, Thank you very much your valuable feedback and we are sorry for the unpleasant experience in our hotel. Since the new management team started operation of Seoul 53 Hotel Insadong from June 1 this year, we have improved service quality a lot compare to the old management period. Guests should be able to experience much better stay than...

Reviewed 15 May 2016

My family just stayed here and we were super impressed. Perfect location for siteseeing (all the palaces are nearby), simple but clean and comfortable room. Perfect for families too. Our room was baby friendly, perfect for my 1 year old. and my parents also enjoyed their stay. Would definitely stay again.

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Reviewed 15 May 2016

We really enjoyed staying at Seoul 53. The owners are very friendly and helpful. Each day you get a free bottle of water and a basic breakfast of toast, bananas and tea/coffee. The rooms are simple but very nice and come with toiletries, slippers and towels (the towels are oddly small so you cannot wrap up, but they are fine...

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Jakarta, Indonesia
Reviewed 3 December 2015

Located at the small alley...and yes...it was a bit difficult to find this hotel. The room and bathroom are small...but clean and very simple. I got price for only KRW40.000 for 1 night and I think it was really a good deal, Breakfast is very simple...just toast bread and banana. And remember...you got what you paid...so don't have any high...

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 1 October 2015

The previous reviews about this hotel are more or less true. The staff are extremely friendly and the hotel is in a nice, convenient area, very close to Insadong and the palaces. I guess that's where it stops.I I am sorely tempted to give this hotel two stars but will give it three for its service and convenience. The rooms...

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Fethiye, Turkey
Reviewed 11 June 2015

I stayed in this hotel 2 nigths very simple smal but nice room,hot water ,internet works very well ,it is very close to old street restaurants very nice atmosphere If I go back I will definetly stay in this hotel again good price but very poor breakfast

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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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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Offering simple and cosy rooms, Seoul 53 Hotel is located a convenient 4-minute walk from the UNESCO World Heritage site, Changdeokgung (Changdeok Palace) and traveler's popular destination, Insadong. Free Wi-Fi is available and complimentary breakfast and private parking is provided on site. The hotel is only a 5-minute drive away from the historical Gyeongbokgung Palace. It is also situated within a 5~10 minute walk to the Jongno 3-ga subway station (Line No. 1, 3 and 5) as well as Airport Limousine Bus stop. Air-conditioned rooms are furnished with a TV, a minibar and a seating make up table. All en suite bathrooms offer a bathtub, shower facilities and free bath amenities. Heating facility is also available. Baggage storage service is available, and guests may also enjoy using the computers provided at its public area at no charge. Seoul 53 Hotel is just a 3-minute walk away to restaurants serving Korean and International dishes. Pubs are also available nearby. It may be located at one of the best spots to navigate downtown Seoul. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Seoul 53 Hotel

Address: 53, Donhwamun-ro 11na-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03995, South Korea
Region: South Korea > Seoul > Gwanghwamun / Jongno
Price Range: RM178 - RM277 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Seoul 53 Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 31
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“Ask them to show you how to use the air con. Check about breakfast (changes they made)”
 of 5 bubbles Nothernman, 6 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Rooms beside gallery on the 1st floor are Wifi free from the gallery and thr front desk.”
 of 5 bubbles VEGA0305, 30 Sep 2013 | Read review
“Make sure you have the address in Korean otherwise it'll be hard work finding it in a taxi - it's hidden away in a little warren of alleyways.”
 of 5 bubbles Ace66, 23 Oct 2012 | Read review
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