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Alpha Guesthouse

2F, 21, Baekbeom-ro 4-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul 109-28, South Korea
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This was our first trip to South Korea, Alpha was both perfectly located for our needs and the price was right. This is more of a share house with other guests, the room were small but clean and they are located in the center of all things that were of interest to us. Close to Yonsei University was a must.

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This guesthouse is just a short walk from the Sinchon subway station, so it's not a problem getting around the city. Watch out for the downhill path just before you get to the guesthouse's office. The owners were very kind and friendly, though their English is limited. Just ask them if you need something like towels, etc. We booked a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Prices are cheap, the rooms are good (I stayed in the dorms) and the owners are so nice! They will always help you out. Even though the mum doesn't speak English well, she will try to have a conversation with you every day. It's a great guesthouse if you're looking for a budget room in one of the very convenient... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

stayed here in 2011. this was a great guesthouse (hostel) with a great value. it is within the walking distance to Sinchon subway station, and lot of convenient store nearby. the staff are very friendly and helpful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

We stayed at this hotel for two nights coming in from Daejeon in order to look around Seoul for the weekend. Although it is a little hard to find immersed between the other motels in the area, it is a short walk from Sinchon Station, and moving around in Seoul is very easy Staff is really nice, and helpful, but... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

spend 5 days there in feb 2012 with couple of friends. Its the end of winter but still 8-10 degree celcius. I must say, this is the best accommodation for us, the hot water, the heated floor, cleanliness, free wifi, 10mins walk from the nearest subway, in the heart of seoul, what else do u want for a small money... More 

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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

This guest house located near the subway station, just 5 minutes walking. Also near the Yonsei University. The room was kept clean and and comfortable, even though I stayed with 3 other guests. This guest house provide wi-fi connection and hot water. And for $17 /night I don't expect more. Everyone I met was polite, especially the bellboy, from Latin... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

I'd seen some bad reviews but my first choices of places to stay were fully booked and I really wanted to stay in what was supposidely a cool area of Seoul (it isn't too great btw). So...despite this I took a gamble anyway. I was worried at first. The place seemed really seedy, it was down a dark back alley,... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

If you're looking for a cheap place to sleep and the most kind owner you can imagine, then this is the right place. Wifi, kithcen, bath and so forth are all in order, and the owner was the most helpful person you can imagine (far beyond normal politeness). Of course, you should also expect rooms of the quality you pay... More 

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Dalian, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

If you're looking for an immersive experience in Seoul and meeting other foreigners, Alpha Guesthouse is great. I arrived from Incheon International Airport and rode bus 6002 to the guesthouse, its a 10$ ticket, and takes about an hour. It is then about a .25mile walk to the hotel. This location is excellent with a nice sampling of Korean dining... More 

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Sinchon / Ewha
Neighboring Hongdae, the Sinchon / Ewha area by Yonsei University and Ewha Womans University is a popular student hangout spot known for its youthful jovialness. The two respective schools and their beautiful settings are among the best in Korea. As the main demographic in the area are younger students, most of the businesses cater to their tastes with price ranges to match. The plethora of things to do in the area makes it busy all through the day and night. The area around Ewha is particularly popular with women as it’s famed for its shopping and affordable hair and nail salons.
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