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IS@K Traveler's Lounge

4F, 683-134, Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 140-892, South Korea
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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61 reviews 61 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This hostel was perfect for me. I spent around 10 days here in total and it was the ideal mix of chilled and social. It is a very small and personal hostel so you get to know the guests really well. I got to know so many people and that ended up changing the course of my stay! It's a... More 

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Busan, South Korea
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Don't expect too much. It's a cheap hostel with a good location. Room was small and extremely stuffy with no air-circulation or window. Had to walk through a communal bedroom to get to our "private" room. This place would be unbearably in the heat of summer. I was breaking a sweat falling asleep on a mild May night. Comfort here... More 

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Jena, Germany
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I liked this hostel. The location was right in the middle of Itaewon and just a 5 minute walk from the next metro station. The price was affordable, staff was super friendly and helpful, it was clean and breakfast was included, which was good. It was just toast with jam as well as Korean tea and coffee, but it was... More 

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Carver, Massachusetts
5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We loved our stay here. Clean and affordable. Room was small but beds were comfortable. Clean bathroom with hot water. Only complaint is thin walls and some other guest were annoyingly loud at 4 am, but that's always a risk at a hostel. We can't say enough good things about the staff. All were very friendly and helpful!( especially Bruce)

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Hong Kong, null, Hong Kong
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I came here during the early months of 2014, and I gotta say, I think it's a cosy hostel! The staff are friendly, helpful, and the accommodation's clean too! I like the wooden floor of the bathroom too, and it ensures nobody will slip. Additionally, every room is named after a major city from around the world, reflecting the international... More 

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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This hostel is very conveniently located in Itaewon, one of the foreigner areas in Seoul. It's about a 10 minute walk from the Itaewon subway exit and there is an airport pick up pretty close to the front of the building. The rooms are pretty tight (I've stayed in the mixed and ladies dorm), but it's a bed to sleep... More 

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Talisay City, Philippines
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Location is good as it is just a good 7 minute walk from the subway but it's located on the 4th floor, which is quite troublesome for someone with a heavy baggage especially that there are no escalators available.The price is affordable. I spent around $50 for 3 days stay. The rooms are neat. Comforter, blanket, pillow, small towel and... More 

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Cheongju, South Korea
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59 reviews 59 reviews
25 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This hostel was suggested to me by a friend. The manager was particularly flexible with me, as I changed the reservation details many times and he didn't put up a fuss about it. We didn't have to give a down payment which was also nice, especially considering we didn't see it before arriving. The hostel was very clean and organized,... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

neat room and nice atmosphere in general, specially the young workers were very kind. But the older guy was very tough and picky. "hey, did you give back the laundry basket?" was his peculiar way of saying good morning ㅋ

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

It was my first time in Seoul, the whole trip was planned in a hurry and I booked the hostel a day prior to my flight. The location is really good, the hostel being on the main road of Itaewon district. However upon my arrival I got lost and the staff kindly came to pick me up from where I... More 

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Neighborhood Profile
Neighboring the immense Yongsan American Garrison, Itaewon was once shunned by locals as a seedy, red light district. But within the past few years, Itaewon and its surrounding neighborhoods such as Kyunglidan and Haebangchong have undergone a major revival to quickly become one of Seoul’s hottest areas. Here, trendy international restaurants dot the area alongside hip lounge bars and some of Seoul’s hottest club venues. After dark, Itaewon comes into its own as one of Seoul’s top party scenes. The crowd is a fascinating patchwork of all backgrounds and identities, including a small but thriving Muslim community (centered on Korea’s sole mosque), the LGBT community (with a string of popular bars and clubs), and a wide range of ethnicities and cultures scattered around. Those seeking a quiet respite should head towards the eastern end, in Hannam-dong, which not only has one of Korea’s best art museums, the Leeum Samsung Museum of Art, but plenty of mid-range to upscale restaurants and cafes.
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