Myeong Dong Guest House Seoul

17 Namsan-dong 3-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea

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    Low prices with great location!!


    On both our visits to Seoul this is where we stayed. The family that owns the establishment goes out of their way to make sure you have anything you need. The rooms are fairly standard, with private bathrooms, and the owners speak excellent English. Recently renovated to include a small internet cafe in the lobby. I'd stay there again!!

    Unique Quality: Location, location, location!!!! 5 min walk to Namdaemun Market, and even less to the nearest subway stop.

    Directions: Near Namsan Tower

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Accessible & clean guesthouse

by ivyngiam about Seoul Guest House

The lady boss speaks English which is a great advantage for travellers who do not speak Korean.

A cosy place with attached bathroom. No meals provided tho. Pretty garden. Quiet place.

A Taste of Yesteryear.

by Hmmmm about Anguk Guesthouse - Seoul

This guesthouse, in the beautiful old town of
Bukchon, was built in a traditional Korean style.

A dormitory Room is offered but it is in a totally different place and not traditional Korean house. Breakfast Included
Internet Access
Guest Kitchen
Telephone/Fax Facilities
No Curfew
No Smoking

Rooms on offer are a little stonky, with only Singles, a 2 bed share n(female only) and 5 bad dorm (male only) Room rates below in Korean won.

Single Private 30000.00
2 Bed Female Dorm 15000.00
5 Bed Male Dorm 15000.00

Nice Korean Guesthouse

by ahoerner about Seoul Guesthouse

Great experience to stay in a typical Korean house with Ondol rooms. Although the room was not large, it was sufficient for us and the underfloor heating (“ondol”) was just perfect to keep us warm.

To get there from Incheon Airport use the Airport Limusine bus 602-1 to Anguk station, then walk a few hundred meters following directions in the map (available on the internet).

Or by Subway Line 3 to Anguk station, exit 3.

Rates are (Feb/2005):
Single W30,000 without bathroom
Double W40,000 without bathroom
Family W100,000 with bathroom.
all without breakfast. Unique qualities: Public Phone, Refrigerator, Internet, Cable-TV, Toilet, Shower, Kitchen (All outside the room), Private lock.

Cheap and Clean

by Hmmmm about Kims' Guest House - Seoul

Family-run friendly guesthouse (hostel) for backpackers, travellers, businessmen, etc.

Located in the heart of Seoul. Brand-new facilities. Free breakfast, laundry, ironing and so on. Free tour infomation. Bathrooms with hot water available all the time. Free High speed internet available. Nearby old market. Nearby Hangang(river) park and matyre's museum. Nearby Sinchon region (famous youngsters' street) full of pubs, restaurants, bars, clubs, etc.

Nearby famous universities such as Yonsei, Ewha, Hongik University areas.

Management speaks good English, Japanese, and even a little bit French.

Hmmmm Gives one two thimbs up. Breakfast Included
Car Parking Available
Internet Access
Bicycle Hire
Wheelchair Friendly
Linen Included
Credit Cards Accepted
Security Lockers
Luggage Storage
Children Friendly
Guest Kitchen
Telephone/Fax Facilities
Travel Desk/Travel Info
No Curfew
Free Internet Access

Rooms: Singles (Including twins) and and a rather progressive 6 bed mixed dorm. Prices are great (Korean Won).

Twin Private 25000
6 Bed Mixed Dorm 20000

A Traditional Korean Inn

by emoja about Seoul Guest House

The Seoul Guest House is a traditional Korean inn located right outside of the Insadong neighborhood. The rooms are very simple - just a bed, a TV (with 60+ channels), and a rack to hang your clothes. The floors are heated, and you are not allowed to wear shoes inside any of the buildings.

There is only one bathroom and it is shared. The problem with the bathroom is that it is in the same building that the owners of the inn relax and sleep in. It becomes difficult to wake these people up just to walk through their room to the bathroom. They were always very polite about it though.

There is internet access in the form of a simple computer system (no printer) also in this same building. You are allowed to use it for free 30 minutes at a time, and you can not use it after 10 PM.

There is a kitchen with a roof over it, but it's still outdoors (hard to explain). The kitchen was very dirty during our stay, I would not recommend using it.

There was construction going on while we were there in March 2005, which made the courtyard look pretty bad. I can imagine that in the summer, without construction, it's beautiful.

Nearby is a Dunkin Donuts, and an excellent little restaurant with an English sign in the window that says "Chicken and Beer." They serve... chicken and beer. They have an excellent staff and are open late. There is a small grocery store close by, and a salon where the ladies will be happy to give you a new 'do. Okay, there was only one problem with the Seoul Guest House. Actually, there were two.

During our stay, there were two fires that took place overnight on the same night. The fire was in the greenhouse, which is directly next to the kitchen. Apparently something went wrong with the oven in the greenhouse. My friend and the two owners of the Inn spent about 45 minutes putting the first fire out with cooking pots full of water. The second fire broke out 2 hours later in the same place, around 4:00 in the morning. This one was put out quickly.

We checked out of the Inn that morning. The lady would not let us pay, and apologized profusely for the fire. We felt awful for her.

Although my experience was not the best one, I trust that they will solve the greenhouse oven problem very quickly. And on that note, I would definitely recommend this Inn to anyone looking to stay in a historic Korean inn in a very old neighborhood. I would also recommend it to budget travellers, as it was only $20 USD per person per night to stay here, and you receive free internet access.


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Forum Posts

Feedback re Seoul Guest House

by JohanIsWeg

Anyone stayed at the Seoul Guest House at 135-1 Gyedong Jongro-gu? Any feedback would be much appreciated.

Re: Feedback re Seoul Guest House

by Potato-Brigade

It was a long time ago. I have no up-to-date info but it was reasonably priced, cosy, friendly staff, but the ambiance depends mostly on the other guests who will be staying there.

Re: Feedback re Seoul Guest House

by JohanIsWeg

Thanks PB.

Re: Feedback re Seoul Guest House

by mrmonkies

recommend using wind flower guesthouse


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Address: 17 Namsan-dong 3-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea