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Sophia Guest House

157-1 Sogyeok-dong, Jongro-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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Sophia Guest House
Ranked #80 of 524 Seoul B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sophia Guest House is a real gem among the busy bustle of Seoul. If you are looking for an authentic, down-to-earth experience with no frills, this is the perfect place. Sophia and her mother Maria treat their guests as if they are family. I am Korean-American and every time I stay here (3 times already over the last 3 years),... More

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I've stayed at Sophia's guest house for a weekend and I have to say: Im happy that I choose this accommodation. It's a traditional guesthouse giving you an authentic feel. Sophia was very hospitable, the rooms are clean and neat and its just wonderful to look into the courtyard when you wake up. The location is perfect! It's only a... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Sophia guesthouse was definitely better than the previous hanook i stayed in Oct. The lady was hospitable and her elderly mother comes out to cook and prepare breakfast. Even though she is unable to speak english, the elder lady makes effort to communicate. The room was neat and they provided the necessary amenities. The price was also reasonable. Location wss... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Our first night, my friends and I shared two double rooms in the main house just across from the kitchen and a few feet from the bathroom. The second night, we stayed in the Annex. In some ways, I thought the Annex was nicer than was the main house, if only because the Annex feels (but, also is, rather literally,)... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

POSITIVE ASPECTS: Great atmosphere: typical Korean hanok Quiet area next to busy areas: Insadong, Palaces Good service level: correct security level and very clean bathrooms (we stayed in the annex house) Warm welcome: breakfast served as if you would be at home (in the main house, 2 minutes walk) There were tourists from all over the world: Europe, Asia, and... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

Nice Location, traditional houses to see, palaces nearby, near to metro line, great shopping nearby in samchengdong...... Currently, I am still staying. Nice owner. Green zone nearby and lots of food and restaurants to choose from. Great for couples or family wanting traditional stay experience.

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

It is important with this property that you realise what it is - a traditional Hanok home with traditional sleeping arrangements. We loved it, but could see from the reviews already on here that it isn't for everyone as you are sleeping on the floor and the rooms are small. We stayed in winter, so the ondol underfloor heating was... More

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Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2011

We stayed for 5 nights at Sophia Guesthouse. Very convenient - walking distance to anguk station (line 3), airport limousine stop, city tour pickup, post office, at least 3 tourist information centers, bukchon hanok village, 2 palaces, insadong (food & shopping), family mart at turn in junction. Small, sImple, nice, clean traditional room with floor heating (back to basic -... More

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Dongguan, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2011

-- great location for tourists who are interested in traditional Seoul (close to Insadong, Royal Palaces) - loved the architecture as it is hanok style - only one of the owners speaks English. when I first checked-in, she wasnt around, so I had lots of communication difficulties - bathrooms are clean

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2011

The guesthouse is about a 5 minute walk away from Anguk station, with Insadong just across the road. The major Royal Palaces in Seoul are all within walking distance from Sophia Guest House. Excellent location! Sophia and her mother, Maria, were very friendly and welcoming hosts. Communicating with them wasn't too difficult as they understood English. From what we observed,... More

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Address: 157-1 Sogyeok-dong, Jongro-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Location: South Korea > Seoul
Also Known As:
Sophia Guest House Hotel Seoul

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