- Reviews: 1750
Hotel Mido: Near Seoul Station KTX and Tourist Spot
The hotel is very central located in Myeongdong Seoul. The hotel area is surrounded by many shops and the subway is just a few meters away. We check- in at 2 am due to delayed flight but on the way from the airport I call the front desk that we're very late, so he was expected us anyway.
Hotel Mido is reachable by public transport but we arrived in Seoul almost midnight so, the train was closed already and we're lucky and able to catch the last shuttle bus from the airport to the station in Seoul and took a taxi to our hotel. When we arrive at the hotel a man I have on the phone earlier has already expecting us, he is not so good with English but we do understand each other
Was a late check-in as I recall is 2 am already, he saw us arrive by taxi and ask how much we pay, I said 10.000 (won) he said is too much normally is only 5.000 ( won) well, we have no idea the cost of a taxi in Seoul it was late and we did not care too much of the fare. I said to him I'll remind that for the next time and smile.
Check in goes fast and he took us to our room which was on the last 4th floor. He carry our bags and said the elevator goes up to 3 floor only the rest has to do by stairs. When we enter the room there is a space where we have to take off our shoes.
The first thing he said when we enter the room take off the shoes, so I was the first entering the room and took off my shoes and put it on the upper side on the corner of the front door, he took my shoe and put it down infront of the door, I was so embarrass. A country with completely different culture, another thing to learn. He was very friendly and helpful. It means no shoes inside the room, walk with our barefoot ( cool)
Now, I understand why shoe is not allow inside the room. The room has a wooden floor with heater which really feel good to walk around with barefoot. The room features a refrigerator, electric water boiler, free wifi and some toiletries. Breakfast included in the room price which was serve in a small table in the lobby.
Coffee and water is available whole day for self service infront of the reception. We have one king size bed the room is not much of a space the bathroom is good enough which was not really super organized. The shower is in the middle, if one take a shower the whole bathroom is wet. Well, during our research of hotel in Seoul we haven't found inexpensive place to sleep in the city especially those where more center. Seoul is expensive when it comes to accommodation
We like the location of this hotel, which is close to everything, a big shopping mall is just outside and small eateries are next door. Subway is just a few meters away, the main shopping street of Seoul is a short walk away, the hop on hop off tour bus just a few minutes walk. For the price we pay we can't complaint is well worth. The hotel has different size of room we have a standard room which was OK for us. We haven't had much of luggage so it is enough space for our stuff
Hotel staff were very friendly. The only problem when we check-out we want to leave our luggage and come back later in the evening because we have a midnight flight back to Europe. The hotel lobby were full of suitcases from other guest. They don't have luggage room. It was funny seeing all those suitcases in the lobby, hotel guest almost no space to walk. But was OK at least no problem leaving our luggage
The floor heater was so cool
The shopping mall is nearby and so as the biggest shopping street of Seoul
The Korean Train Express station(majority station of Seoul) is just a few steps from the hotel
Close to tourist spot, and Myeongdong Market is just walking distance
- Reviews: 199
Kimchee Dongdaemon Guesthouse: Budget friendly place
My 5th time in Seoul but its my first time to stay in a guesthouse. The place is easy to find. It is near the subway station and shopping district. Place is clean and the staffs are friendly. Wifi connection is good. The rooftop is a good place to hangout. You can have unlimited coffee if you want. Overall im happy with my stay.
Rooftop with a view of namsan tower.
- Reviews: 6232
SH Guesthouse, Hongdae Station
The SH Guesthouse, located directly above Hongdae Station in Seoul, is a collection of apartments for rent as hotel rooms in the Magellan 21 building, a new structure in Hongdae. The rooms are simple, but they offer air conditioning, comfortable beds, kitchenettes, clean private bathrooms, wifi, and nice views over the neighborhood. I stayed here twice in 2014, in different rooms each time, and really enjoyed the friendliness of the manager, the comfortable rooms, and the easy access to Hongdae and the subway system.
Two complaints: the manager leaves the windows open and the air conditioning off when the rooms are unoccupied, so they get nasty mosquitoes that bit me several times on each stay. The blinds don;t block out much light, so I was awake both times around 6 or 7 in the morning.
100,000 Won a night (approx $100 as of 2014). All-in-all a great value.
- Reviews: 211
City Park Hotel,Seoul: Small,well located and friendly
This hotel is really small and they don't know much English,but it has all you need,and is slap bang across the road from the Changdeokgong Palace.It is 10 minutes walk from 2 different subway stations and has a/c,free wifi and wired internet and is comfortable. THe breakfast is useless but there is a great coffee bar right next door and plenty of restaurants nearby. We enjoyed our stay.
- Reviews: 6232
Yes, I have stayed in Korea's famous "Love Hotels." After talking to my Korean friends, I realized Love Hotels are a huge business in Korea. Why? Well, being a more traditional country, most teenagers don't have cars where they can go make out. Most children live with their parents until they finish college, so they can't enjoy the privacy that a US university student enjoys at the frat house. A lot of Korean families also have several generations in the same house (i.e. teenagers with their parents and grandparents). Finally, premarital sex is frowned upon in Korea.
All of this has combined to lead an entrepreneurial set to introduce love hotels -- places where young lovers can discretely go for a few hours of intimacy.
The good news is rooms were pretty cheap at just 40,000 Won, the room was clean and well-maintained, and the place must be built to be sound proof as I never heard a noise all night!
- Reviews: 1
Ewha DH guesthouse: Ewha DH guesthouse
I went to seoul last week.Its really good trip so i wanted to shared here.I went to seoul for watching TVSQ Seoul concert and travelling in seoul.Its my first time to backpacker to seoul.I google that one guesthouse in Ewha where provide kpop tour service.It called DH guesthouse .The owner DH helped me to buy the VIP seat ,took me to SM entertainment to see my idol TVSQ.Im not expected that i can face to face to see my idol TVSQ. DH took me to eat delicious korean food (kim chi ,bimbimbap ,Samgyetang ,soju and sunde.DH guesthouse only accepted female that made me comfortable and safety.DH can speak english fluently so we have really good communication .Anyway thats really amazing trip in my life .I cant forget that trip.
DH guesthouse only only accepted female that made me comfortable and safety.DH can help to buy korean concert ticket.Also they provide kpop tour^^
- Reviews: 492
IS@K Guest House: Convenient Location
Very nice owner/staff. Everything here very clean. Close to subway station and airport bus stop. But sad to say, for the first time in my travels, this is where one of my important travel must haves got stolen.
- Reviews: 200
Seoulwise Guesthouse: Hongik Area's Best GH!
I booked Seoulwise since it was rated the #1 pick at Hostelworld. My main criteria when picking accomodation is cleanliness, location, and cost (in that order). Seoulwise fit the bill for me! Rooms range from private to a four bed room with bath. I opted for the economic option and stayed four nights in a dorm. Young keeps a clean and tidy guest house and is meticulous about it (its a good thing!). The building is located in a back street about 700 meters walk from Hongik University metro station near many eateries and the north of the river attractions. Hongik is traditionally a cheaper area with many college students residing (say yes to NIGHTLIFE). Street food and restaurant food are all fantastic. Young will recommend his picks if interested in traditional Korean food (not just the tourist kind).
The owner, Youngsuk, is an avid world traveler himself and quite the photo journalist. The guest house is adorned with photos he's taken from his travels around the world from well traveled to off beat places. Side note: I thought I had better pictures of the place but I guess not... Take a look at my video for my room.
- Reviews: 1287
Guest house: Guest house in Seoul English website
- Reviews: 216
CATS Hotel: Not a purr-fect place
This is a self-described boutique hotel where the rooms have different designs, layouts and decors. It's basically a no-frills establishment: no cafe/breakfast, gym, pool, bar, etc. The only good thing about it is its affordable price and location, it's only about 3 mins. walk to the nearest subway exit. The room is a bit small, there's no place/closet for luggage. The double bed is quite firm but the 4 pillows provided have no linen! Gosh, how do they clean them after every guest? Others may find the room a bit dim as there are only pin lights but you do have a window (behind the bathroom mirror!) to allow more light and air.
On the plus side: there's free use of a PC in the room with internet, free drinks (incl. 2 bottles of mineral water) in the minibar, free ice cream at the lobby, free toiletries (but no toothbrush), free coffee and tea and even a box of condoms.
Since I was travelling alone and I'm basically of low-maintenance, the hotel was sufficient for me but would I stay here again? Unlikely.
- Reviews: 6
Temple Stay(Golguksa Temple): Temple Stay
A Temple Stay is a cultural-experience program designed to help people understand Korean Buddhism better. Temple stays offer various kinds of practicing methods such as Yebul (ceremonial service involving chanting), Chamseon (Zen meditation), Dahdoh (tea ceremony) and Balwoo Gongyang (communal Buddhist meal service). Participants can find their 'true self' amongst the harmony of nature while staying at a temple. Temple Life, the experience of temples, is another program designed to help people understand Korean Buddhism and the life of monks better.
- Reviews: 160
Millennium Seoul Hilton Hotel: Millennium Seoul Hilton Hotel in South Korea
Millennium Seoul Hilton is 2 kilometres from the business district and close to the city's historical centre and station.
- Reviews: 4529
Hoam Faculty House (Part 2)
Attached are photos of my room at Hoam Faculty House during my stay in November 2008. The room is clean and the size is reasonable, with floor heating during the colder months. Because I was there for a meeting, I paid the subsidised rate of less than US$80 per night which is very good considering the high accomodation costs in South Korea.
The main problem with Hoam Faculty House is that it is far away from the Seoul city centre. The fastest way to reach the city centre is to take bus no. 2 to nearby Nakseongdae sub-way station whereby you can take the sub-way to city centre attractions such as Naedaemun, Myeongdong, Seoul Tower etc. There are also eateries at Nakseongdae area for you to have your meals and do some shopping.
- Reviews: 4529
Hoam Faculty House (Part 1)
When I went for a work meeting in Seoul during November 2008, I stayed at the Hoam Faculty House located at the Seoul National University (southern part of the Hangang River).
Normally, you cannot stay here unless you are invited by the Seoul National University (which is the case for me). This is a nice place to stay, very clean with fresh air because of the surrounding mountains and trees. The cost per night is less than US$80. The autumn foliages of the trees are also very beautiful.
Please go to part 2 of this tip for information about the rooms.
- Reviews: 256
Sky Hotel Incheon: Hotel close to the airport
This is based on a forum question I answered. Someone wanted to know where to stay for a 11 hour layover.
My friend stayed at this hotel:
Here's my answer:
This question is asked alot. The airport hotel is very expensive. There is a help desk, tourist desk in the airport. We had a friend that went there and asked for a cheap nearby hotel and they told her where and there was a free shuttle. There wasn't much going on around the place though. Here's her post
She mentions breakfast. You can get that at Incheon, I believe Mcd's or Udon (past customs) was always our choice.
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