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Jongno Sunshine Guesthouse

155-1 Donui-Dong, Jongno-Gu, Seoul 110-807, South Korea
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Ranked #220 of 687 Seoul B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Yangon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Fantastic location but doesn't deliver on some previous reviews The location is fantastic as you can walk to all the major sights quite easily. They also have a pleasant 'common room' in the basement with computers which is where breakfast is served. That's the good news. It's very difficult to find at first as it's in a small unmarked alley... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

stay here twice, but the room is abit old fashioned back to like 80's... everything there are old, and sometime water leaking, bath tub quite small, the flush might not working... other than that everything is fine, the person in charge are helpful when we request to put our luggages (i think 16 of it) over there for a week... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Me and my friend stayed here for 6 days and 5 nights. The location of the guesthouse is conveniently located at the center of seoul. Very near tourists spots like insadong, gwanghamun square, gyeongbukgong and changdeukgong palace, jongmyo shrine, jogyesa temple, chonggyecheon stream and gwangjang market. We actually walked from shunshine to those places since its really near and the... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

... or as a trip with friends, since the staff is amazing. They are not only helpful giving directions, helping you to plan your tours, etc., but they also dedicate time to talk with you about anything, like friends you have known from years. The location of the hostel is perfect if what you are looking for is to know... More 

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Everett, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Amazing owner Max speaks four languages and his staff also are skilled in several languages. A one minute walk from the subway in a neighborhood of restaurants. Rooms are small but quite adequate and clean, each with its own bathroom and fridge. An excellent value in a good location near several attractions. We appreciated Max's knowledge of local restaurants, recommending... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

I was there last yr july with a friend of mine, the location is gd as it is just nt far frm the Subway station. When we arrived the cab driver actually called their front desk for directions to their guesthouse. When we arrived as it was raining, the kind staff actually came out with umbrellas to shelter us and... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

The staff was super friendly, gave us a map of the city and told us where to go and gave us some good recommendations. Breakfast was included and the guy from the reception cook it for us, while having a good chat. Room was a bit small and the bed was hard, but that normal for Asia. Shopping Tip: Close... More 

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manila
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

Really nice location, 50m away from Jongno-3 ga exit 4 escalator of line 5 and 100m away from line 3. So in this case, you can ride the subway all the way from Incheon Airport for only 4000won. Convenience store is just at the main street. Staff speak good English and they will help you carrying your luggage up the... More 

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Cheongju, South Korea
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

The staff at Sunshine guesthouse are so helpful and friendly. They all speak English very well. The rooms are cozy and one gets value for money by staying at Sunshine. The location is ideal and it's a 1 minute walk from the subway. Restaurants line the streets around the guesthouse. I won't stay anywhere else when visiting Seoul.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

I loved that it was right in the centre of town where I wanted to be. Walking distance to most of the palaces and markets. It was nice and flat no hilly areas at all. Within walking distance to metro and buses. The room was quiet and airconditioning a pleasant bonus. Plenty of street vendors in the same street for... More 

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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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