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Dongdaemun Hostel

329, Toegye-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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Ranked #144 of 380 Specialty Lodging in Seoul
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

The reception guy was nice.. As I reached the hostel at after midnight, he's still there waiting for me to check in.. And he helped me carry my luggage up to 5th floor. However at other times during morning and afternoon I do not see any person at the reception. If you need help from them, you'll need to call... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I've stayed here during my trip to Seoul from June to July. It's a very comfortable place to be in. The innkeeper, John, was very friendly and he gave us a lot of valuable information, such as the culture in Korea and recommended us places to visit as well as local restaurants to try out at. The rooms are a... More 

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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Easily accessible via Airport Express Bus which stops in front of Toyoko Inn. Once you alight from the bus stop, look or walk to the left and you will see 7 Eleven. Walk into the small lane at 7 Eleven and Dongdaemun Inn is there. Dongdaemun Inn is also 3 minutes away from Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Subway station... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The best thing about Dongdaemun Inn is the location as it is just steps away from the Dongdaemun History and Cultural Park subway (exit 4). Around the corner is the beautiful design centre which is really amazing to look at in daytime, and especially lit up at night. And there are two fantastic shopping malls, atms, food courts etc. across... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

I stayed for 5 days in this hostel on july 2013 with my sister & mom. The location is excellent. Really near with MRT Station. There's a convenient store next door called family mart (they also sell some packing food). once you check in , You will get a coupon 1000 won for each people everyday, you can get it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Great, excellent and fabulous.Location is nearby all the attractions(markets, convenience store, fast food outlet and mrt), John and the staffs(Lily, Grace and others) are friendly and helpful, Very clean and easy to find. If you need an accomodation in Seoul this is the place. Definately going to stay again. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

due to my carelessness, I recently missed a USD 550 flight. I called Jay, the manager. it was during Father's Day, at dinner time, but without a word of complaint, he turned up 10 minutes later. he then proceeded to patiently go through my details and persuade booking staff to allow me to reschedule at no extra cost. I was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

The location od Dongdaemun Hostel is excellent... Just a few steps to Exit 4 of Dongdaemun History Metro station (That station is the intersaction of Line 2, 4 and 5, hence, it's super convenient to go anywhere....). The hostel is also very close to airport shuttle stop 6001. There is also a convenient store right in front of the entrance... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

it's good because the host is really helpful..it's near dongdaemun shopping center & area...near the station...near everything in dongdaemun...it's clean...& you can leave your luggage if you want to go to other city outside seoul

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

It is more like a Goshiwon – 고시원. I wouldn't recommend this place as it is not exactly real cheap, you will be better off staying in a hotel (toyoko inn few steps away) with bigger rooms by paying just a little more. One plus point is that the location is really near to dongdaemun subway station as well as... More 

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For shopping enthusiasts, Dongdaemun is a must visit. Enormous shopping centers – stacked with multiple levels of boutique and independent shops – offer the latest in Korean fashion, cosmetics, accessories, and other goods while prices are relatively low. The night shopping (between late night and early morning) is particularly well known here, making Dongdaemun a place where you can literally shop until you drop. If fashion isn't what you’re looking for, the long-running wholesale markets nearby sell everything from cloth to utensils at lower prices. The rows of food stalls that set up at night ensure shoppers get refueled, and foodies will enjoy checking out nearby Sindang-dong’s Tteokbokki Town as well as some non-Korean offerings from the Central Asian Village near Dongdaemun.


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