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Pop 1 Hotel

16, Supyo-ro 22-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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Ranked #142 of 409 Hotels in Seoul
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed here for 5 nights. Good price -quality, yet some constraints. In general clean where you walk but stains all over on the walls and closets. It smells like cigarette smoke. Beware that they clean up the room with 1 bathtowels and 3 face towels each morning, but if you raise that point at reception you might find an extra... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We visited hotel with husband in Feb 2015. CONS: What I should say for sure, there was no heating, including air conditioner - only cooling option. In winter not the desired one. God bless there was hot water and we managed to warm up ourselves in jacuzzi :) BUT I'd rather not advice you to sit in it, only legs... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

It took me awhile to find to find decent hotel with reasonable price. Finally I found this one. There is direct bus from incheon international airport. 6002 as I remember. jongno 3 (Sam) ga the name of the stop. The room is pretty small but cozy with jacuzzi and shower. They provide free coffee, pop corn and some local drinks... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Location is great for food & most importantly the pick up point for Nami Island Limo Bus thus we selected this place. We took the airport bus no. 6002 to travel to Hotel Pop Jongno. The drop off point is the 2nd last drop off point for the airport transfer. Please cross the road and turn to the small lane.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Location is great to enjoy any local food around the hotel, close to Metro station and you can visit any places by make use of this kind transportation easily. Hotel is so so but reasonable price for budget travellers.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Depending on what you are looking for, this commentary is to understand different. The area it is in is - let's say - fun. Loads of drunk people. It's near "Street Food Street" (no joke). That means, you can pretty much eat the whole night. And drink. What you pay is what you get, basically. This hotel was one of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We really enjoyed the location of this hotel, the room itself however was not our favorite. Being a love motel, the bathtub was right in the middle of the room. Together with the tiles all over the floor of the room, i felt more like the bed was in the middle of the bathroom. It smelled a quite damp as... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013 via mobile

This is what Japan used to call a "love hotel," meaning that most people check in for a couple of hours only. Not bad if you are aware before you go, but you need to expect passionate neighbors, and less than clean rooms (our first room had a bed full of pubic hair--the staff were happy to move us to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Great Location, great fun, great WiFi, loved this place. Place is quirky and definitely awesome if your a couple or close friends. We got the spa Suite, definitely doing this again. Staff spoke great English or Japanese, very helpful. 2 computers in the room, great surround sound system. Iphone dock as well. Jongno is a great area, food vendors everywhere,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013 via mobile

I have always wanted to try out love hotels, didn't get to while in Japan so decided to go for it in Seoul. I read that compared to Japan, love hotels in seoul is not sleazy at all. Yup! Not at all, well, at least not this one, not to us. Eventhough the hotel is in an alleyway, which is... More 

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Gwanghwamun / Jongno
If Gwanghwamun is the unofficial living room of Seoul, Jongno is the main hallway connecting some of Seoul’s most important historic sites and neighborhoods. Being one of Seoul’s oldest neighborhoods, the area is rich with history and culture in its palaces, shrines, and temples. Stand in the center of Gwanghwamun Square with Gyeongbokgung Palace and Mt. Bugak in front of you, King Sejong the Great statue behind you, and modern office buildings encircling you—it’s one of the best ways to experience both past and present Seoul in one spot. The main street of Jongno is mostly dotted with restaurants and cafes, but explore deeper within its intricate alleys to pass decades-old restaurants, mom-and-pop shops, and pojangmachas (tents that open at night for quick bites and drinks) and life seems to run just as it did a decade or two ago. Don’t forget to stop at Gwangjang Market, Korea’s oldest traditional market, where it’s just as fun to explore as it is to eat the affordable market dishes that locals have been enjoying since the market first opened in 1905. For a break from urban life, walk along the restored Cheonggyecheon Stream that runs parallel to Jongno for a moment of natural refuge in metropolitan Seoul.

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