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Jongnowon Motel

59, Donhwamun-ro 11na-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-340, South Korea
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    4 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The price is reasonable (with simple breakfast provided) and the staffs are friendly. They are able to speak English, so you do not have to worry about the communication problem. There is no daily housekeeping, so you have to maintain the cleanliness of the room yourself. The hostel is very close to Anguk station (walking distance to Insadong) and there... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We only use the guesthouse as a sleeping place and for taking a bath. Because we spent almost the whole day outside to visit places. The receptionist is very helpful. We arrive at the guesthouse very late at night and we got confused to find the direction to the guesthouse from the MRT exit. She kindly pick us up at... More 

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Somers, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Recently stayed here while in Seoul. The family operated hostel is minutes away from the popular Insadong tourist area. The friendly and hospitable welcome and kindness shown to us by management and staff was outstanding. We have stayed here before and would highly recommend it to anyone wishing to stay at a very conveniently located, clean and affordablly priced placed... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Stayed at this hostel for 8 days and 7 nights. First 4 nights were in a Triple room. It was spacious enough for 3 people all with luggages. The beddings, comforter and pillow cases were all in clean and excellent condition. Beds were firm and it was just my kind of bed. The Triple Room has it's own bathroom (with... More 

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Chino Hills, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Jongnowon is your home away from home.It is run by family members.Location is great seems like everything is 10 mins away from anguk train station, insadong shopping center,airport bus station & palaces.There are several small restaurants /stores just outside the hostel.Rooms are quite small suited for asians.There are english speaking receptionist during daytime but none at night.Kitchen is big enough... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

I was able to walk to all the main sites from this hotel which saves on costs. The reception were helpful, there is good Wifi, and the rooms are nice and spacious, they were also nice and clean. i was only woken up by other people slamming their doors selfishly, but it wasnt too much of a problem. Price for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

One of the things I was looking for in a cheap place was the cleanliness. This was by far, the cleanest motel/guesthouse I have ever been to. Because it was newly furnished, I managed to get a 10% discount. It cost me around $36 a night, ($40 was the original price) for a single room. I had a fairly large... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Recently rebuild the property is now up to date and very modern.The location is excellent as it is walking distance to many tourist areas as well as bus and subway transportation, also many restaurants just outside of the guest house. I had stayed there before and they were always very welcoming even though they do not speak english they really... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2011

This is a decent motel if you just want somewhere to dump your bags, shower and sleep each night. Located 5 minutes away from a temple (forgot the name) and about 10 minutes from the subway Line 3 and airport bustop. Lots of shops nearby like GS25 and such where you can buy snacks/drink. I had a single room and... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2011

This is probably the cheapest tourist motel you can find in Seoul. Location: bus stop, airport bus and subway are all in walking distance. There are plenty of places to eat and many tourist attractions (palace, insadong, bukchon village) are within 10 min. walk. However, we had difficulty finding it the first time. It is next to Banana backpackers and... More 

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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 neighborhoods. Being one of Seoul’s oldest neighborhoods, the area is rich with history and culture in its palaces, shrines, and temples. Stand in the center 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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