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Backpacker Mr.Sea

2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   243-3, Changgyeonggung-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-522, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I shared a twin ensuite room with my friend. The room size was small but adequate. After putting both of our luggages on the floor and left it open, there is not much space for walking already. Owner was friendly and nice though. If you dont mind small bathroom, you can consider this place because of its great location.

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Macau, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

This is my second stay after my first visit 5 years ago. The hostel location is very convenient, surrounded by street food and restaurants, 8 minutes walk to the subway, 2 minutes walk to bus station, very easy access from/to airport, close to famous attraction such as Changgyeonggung Palace, Gyeongbokgung Palace, Insadong, Dongdaemun, etc. There is simple bfast provided in... More 

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Karon, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

My boyfriend and I spent 3 nights here. It is not modern or fancy, but it is comfortable. I opted for the twin room, as opposed to dorm rooms. Our room had a shared bathroom. The toilet is upstairs so it wasn't convenient if you needed the toilet at night. The bathroom facilities were very average. The breakfast is basic... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Backpacker Mr. Sea is located right next to MC Donalds, Dunkin Donuts, Pizza Hut and other US Franchisings. But also, and this is what I preferred, next to those little booths with original Korean food. Yumm so tasty! There is breakfast provided every morning which contains toast, jam, milk, cereals, tea or coffee. The Hyehwa metro station is close by.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

I've spent 5 weeks here for academic business and travelings. The hostel location is perfect, it located opposite airport bus stop, few minutes walk to subway, restaurants, fast foods, snacks bar but still pretty quiet. The room is value for money, the best for its range, I stayed in ensuit room which includes bathroom, kitchen, refrigerator, A/C and heating floor.... More 

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Los Angeles de San Rafael, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Backpacker Mr. Sea is home away from home, solid basics, no frills and fuss, clean with plenty of heat and hot water. Owners are unusually warm-hearted, with good security and attentive to requests and needs. A large, spunky guard cat comes to life at night. The welcoming, simple breakfast is toast and jam, cereal, cocoa, brewed coffee and green tea... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

This place is in a great location amongst bars and restaurants. The Hyehwa metro station is close by. Changgyeonggung and Changdeokgung palaces and the Jongmyo Shrine are a easy walk from this hostel. I took a single private room which is very basic. This was located in the basement with shared kitchen and one shower shared among other room occupants.... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

Mr. Sea Backpacker is full of personality. As soon as you walk in, the artistic walls are filled with invaluable information for tourists, including maps and korean food favorites. If you are artsy, you will love the main room. The owner is very friendly and down to earth. He is very accommodating, given he gave me the option of upgrading... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012 via mobile

Excellent location. Few minutes walk away to the subway and all the shops!!!! Centre to go to all the sightseeing places! Friendly host ! We were not in the main building and did not use the common area too often but when we did it was a happy atmosphere! The only turn off was the smelly pillows we got .....eek!... More 

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Northville, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

The hostel is close to the metro stop and by a lot of restaurants and bars. The owner Mr. Sea was friendly and helpful, and the computers and wifi worked well. We had a private room which was located in the basement without any windows, but it was quiet. I think the room was overpriced, and it smelled a bit... More 

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Address: 243-3, Changgyeonggung-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-522, South Korea
Location: South Korea > Seoul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Backpacker Mr.Sea 2*
Number of rooms: 19
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