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Seoulwise Guesthouse

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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Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
1 review
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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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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48 hotel reviews
117 helpful votes 117 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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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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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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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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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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Seoul, South Korea
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

This was the first guesthouse I stayed and possibly one of my favorite ones! The place is very quiet and clean. I stayed with my friend in a double room, and we had a private bathroom, which was great. I got to see the 6-persons bedroom because we made some great friends in he guesthouse, it was a little bit... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014 via mobile

On April 2014 I went to Seoul with my wife, and we decided to stay at Seoulwise Guesthouse. The owner (Mr.Young and his staff Adrian) was so kind and helpful. They speak good english too. Even before we arrived in Korea, we asked a lot of question about Seoul, and about the guesthouse, and and he kindly replied to all... More 

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Tangerang, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Stayed there for 3 nights, the place is safe, nice and convenient. It's located near the Hongdae area (Hongik Univ. area) The Owner or Caretaker named Young is very nice and helpful to us, the room is adequate enough to to let us have a good rest for the night. I would really love to stay here again for my... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

This place was excellent for me and my sister who were travelling alone. Young was great and very helpful! Our friends we met even fell in love with him because he was so nice and helpful. The room (twin) was adequate for us and we had enough room to move (unlike in Japan). The room was cleaned everyday and convenient... More 

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Address: 197-29, Donggyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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Location: South Korea > Seoul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
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