Hotel Palace

2.5 out of 5 stars2.5 Stars

92-6 Hoehyon-Dong 1-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Namdaemun Palace Hotel
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Satisfaction Very Good
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Value Score Poor Value

Costs 38% more than similarly rated 2.5 star hotels

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  • Families57
  • Couples0
  • Solo100
  • Business66

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Forum Posts

Traveling solo, first time to Korea!

by liltaradee

I am 26, from US, and adopted from Korea as a baby. I don't speak any Korean and I am going to Seoul July 26-Aug 8, travelling solo (I am going to Tokyo prior to Seoul as well for 6 days). Anyone have any advice on where to stay, what to do, etc? I am staying at the Lotte Aug 3-8, but was looking for a nice but inexpensive hostel where I can meet other travellers from July 26-Aug 3.

I am looking to experience anything and everything and mostly to meet fun, outgoing people!

Re: Traveling solo, first time to Korea!

by DSwede

Seoul is one of the most populated pages as far as user tips. Did you read any of the posted information here:

I suggest reading through some of those pages first and then come back here if you have specific questions.

There will be no problems for you navigating around the city by taxi and/or metro if you do not speak Korean. However if you wish to take the bus within the , understanding Hongul is a must. Buses between cities from the terminals is easy.

There are lots of cheaper options than the Lotte. Again check the link above for people's reviews. Seoul Backpackers ( is a cheap and centrally located place.

Re: Traveling solo, first time to Korea!

by olddude

Dave is correct. There is tons of info on the pages here, so as he suggests, read some of our pages on Seoul and Korea in general and them come back with more questions. Seoul backpackers is good choice. However, since you say you would like to experience fun outgoing people, might I suggest Kim's Guesthouse over in the Shinchon area. It's near two major universities, so you should have plenty of fun over there.

Here are some other alternatives:

Re: Traveling solo, first time to Korea!

by muratkorman

Check my Tokyo and Seoul page. You may get some ideas for budget accomodation and things to do.

Travel Tips for Seoul

Friendly people and open minded children

by MEdelmann

The people!! They are so friendly and helpful. In most cases I didn´t have to ask. Also when I was standing in front of the subway plan always friendly koreans came and ask me if they can help me.

Children will always watching you, like this group did ... I was standing in front of a building and built my camera on a tripod to make photographs of the buildings and me in front of the buildings. Suddenly a korean teacher came and asked me if he can come with a group of young girls and boys, because he wanted to explain them about the history of the palace ....

Korean Junk Food

by machomikemd

Korean junk food have some similarities with junkfoods with other countries like potato chips, onion rings, cheese curls and differences like having rice crispies, seaweed crackers and rice crackers. Prices are average (from 500-1,500 won).

Hite Beer

by machomikemd

Another Famous South Korean Beer that is brewed by the Hite Brewery. Hite lager is golden in colour and is styled upon traditional European and American lagers; it has 4.5% alcohol Hite is a micro filtered lager that has a stronger kick than Cass. a 700 ml bottle is 800 won and is available everywhere.

Ginseng Chicken Soup (Samgyetang!)

by machomikemd

An Aphrodisiac as Koreans would say! It is made from 4 year old ginseng, stuffed into a 4 month old native chicken (the black ones are twice more expensive!) plus glutinous rice and boiled in a broth of Korean ginseng, dried seeded jujube fruits, garlic, and ginger.

a basic meals costs 12,000 won and if you order black chiclen then it balloons to 24,000 won. Available everywhere!

Professional Baseball League

by tyusen

Korea has a professional baseball league which was established in 1982. It consists of 8 teams and two of them are based at Seoul. They share same stadium, Jamsil Stadium, as home field. The system of the pennant race is a little complicated. The pennant race consists of 133 games. After the season, 3rd place and 4th place teams hold semi postseason matches. The team which won the first two games out of 3 games can get through to postseason matches. 2nd place team and the winner of semi postseason matches hold postseason matches and the team which won the first three games out of 5 games advance to the Korean series. 1st place team and the winner of postseason matches hold Korean series and the team which won the first four games out of 7 games becomes the champion of Korean league.

By the way, I heard an interesting episode about the birth of the baseball league. When Korean baseball league started, Chun Doo Hwan had been in a power as the president of South Korea. His regime was called a government under a military dictatorship and so many people hold antigovernment demonstrations very often. Chun Doo Hwan tried to establish a professional sport to resist criticism of his regime. That was the reason why Korean professional baseball was established. Of course I’m not sure if this story is true or not, but many Koreans believe it. Opera glasses are very useful to watch baseball games because baseball fields are very big. If you want to try to get a ball, you should prepare for a glove to catch it. Do you have favorite players? You should have a magic maker. With luck, you will be able to get autographs from them.


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Address: 92-6 Hoehyon-Dong 1-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea