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Seoulwise Guesthouse

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197-29, Donggyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Manila, Philippines
15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stayed in this guesthouse for a week last month. The room is spacious, comfortable and clean (especially the bathroom)! Breakfast is included (cereals, bread with jam, milk, coffee or orange juice) and morning newspapers! Mr, Young is very helpful and accomodating in our queries and making reservations to other guesthouse (we headed to Jeju after). The place is accessible... More 

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Seattle, Washington
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I stayed here for a couple of nights in Jan. 2015. I booked a room with a friend in a four person dorm - we were the only people there. It was very clean, very secure, and in a great location. We could easily walk to the University District - which was an awesome way to spend the evenings. Good... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Clean, tidy, warm and homely hostel stay in the cold winter. This was my second time staying at the hostel. Kind and well travelled boss who is very helpful in giving suggestions to itineraries. Staff are friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The guesthouse is a walk away from the train stations, near food stalls/stores and most especially Young(owner) is very accommodating(very hands on). It made my stay in Seoul pleasant and encourages me to go back on Spring. Well recommended for a place to stay while in Seoul.

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Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

My first hostel was not so good, so I have spent 3 hours looking for next one. And never regret about my choice: Seoulwise Guesthouse! First of all, Location. It is 5 mins walking from subway station. At Hongdae area there are a lot of restaurants, bars, clubs! The station is on the green line (inner circle line) so everything... More 

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The owner of the guesthouse, Mr. Young is very helpful, as we're checking out early in the morning as in 6am, we're supposed to drop our keys inside the guesthouse because the door is auto-lock, but my sister left her iPhone in the room, so we called with the phone provided outside the guesthouse & Mr. Young is kind enough... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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58 hotel reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The owner, Mr. Young, is the best part of SeoulWise. He is always working hard there even though he has a new born child at home. He has worked for Korean Air, traveled quite extensively, and speaks English and Japanese. Therefore he is a wealth of information on the sights of Seoul including calling for a last minute slot on... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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21 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Just blocks from the university where the streets are filled with bars and restaurants. We had a private room that was simple, clean, and spacious. The owner grinds his own coffee beans and brews a nice cup of coffee with the simple free breakfast. The owner went out of his way to help us book a flight on a Korean... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Seoulwise is located on a quiet alleyway in the very charismatic area of Hongdae. It was quite easy to get to by train straight from the airport, being less than a 10 minute walk from Hongik University station. The guy at the desk seemed a little stressed as he matter-of-factly explained the rules of the guest house and showed me... More 

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370 helpful votes 370 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

You can tell this is ran by a traveler. The map is very easy to use to arrive - and it's just 5 minutes from the metro. (Tip: If you are arriving from the airport line, take exit 3, its shorter. All other lines its shorter from exit 2). The hostel has a water cooler to use, he gives you... More 

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Carefree enthusiasm is everywhere in this energetic neighborhood centered on Hongik University, Korea’s top art school. From its assortment of murals to the occasional amateur street performances, creativity and expression make up the wild and beating heart of vibrant Hongdae. At the Free and Hope Market (weekends at the Hongdae Children’s Playground) you'll find one of Seoul’s most popular handmade and creative markets drawing consistent crowds. At Hongdae, there’s never a shortage of things to do and see; food and drink options are nearly endless as are shops and noraebang (karaoke) rooms. Hongdae is also one of Seoul’s top party and club scenes catering to a younger demographic; if a packed club isn’t your scene, you'll also find a range of music venues and bars offering live music in all genres. Although Hongdae has lost much of its unique appeal and undergone rapid commercialization in recent years, be sure to explore Hongdae’s edges in areas such as Sangsu-dong and Yeonnam-dong where Hongdae’s fiercely independent streak still runs freely.


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