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Dongdaemun Hostel

2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   43-1 Gwanghui-dong 2-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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Ranked #98 of 271 Specialty lodging in Seoul
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014
Annisa Mutiara S Bengkulu, Indonesia
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Bengkulu, Indonesia
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Wanaka, New Zealand
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Hong Kong, China
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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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Singapore, Singapore
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Seoul, South Korea
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

It is my second visit and good to see Jay again. Hostel still has been cozy and homely. I really like Dongdaemun Hostel. cheap price, best service, free WIFI, location next to the subway station and airport bus stop and so on,. (Also, It was very nice that there is a convenience shop on the first floor :D ) If... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013 via mobile

A great hostel for budget tourists. The location is very close to DongDaeMun Market and subway. Room is small but I think is enough for 1 person. People are very nice and the hostel is very clean. It is my first choice of choosing place in Seoul:D

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Columbia, SC
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18 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

So, the good news is that this place is very close to the metro (take Line 4 to Dongdaemun Cultural Park, take exit 4, and the hostel is about 30 meters ahead on your left), close to crazy shopping, has cheap single rooms, friendly staff, and is reasonably okay for a hostel. The bad news: they still haven't learned how... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

**Rooms and the Quality** I have been in DongDaemon Hostel from 20 to 26 August 2012. In my opinion, this hostel is the best in its kind because it provides everything that a tourist may need, with the minimum price and satisfying quality. Although it is a hostel, its rooms are private so you have a bed, a bath room... More

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Manila, Philippines
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

We were able to book the 3 beds room during our stay. it's basically like our own studio apartment. Downside is that there is no elevator in the building so you have to use the stairs to go to the top floor, where our room is located. It's only our room and the roof top patio on the top floor... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

When booking a hostel I only expect a quiet, clean place and, depending on the budget, better mattress or better services. In this hostel's case, paying a bit more than 30 euro/night anything just clean and quiet would do it. Before my arrival, I was asked to confirm the arrival time, which I did, but then nobody was there. I... More

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Address: 43-1 Gwanghui-dong 2-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Location: South Korea > Seoul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Dongdaemun Hostel 2*
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