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Elm Tree Guest House

129-1 Bukchang-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul 100-080, South Korea
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Ranked #114 of 524 Seoul B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

The guesthouse is located opposite Namdaemun market and about 2-3 minutes walk through a small alley. Landmarks near the guesthouse are Namdaemun market, Myeongdong, Bank of Korea and Shinsegae Department Store. The room which we booked is the bunk twin. It was a bit cramped specially when we did some shopping. The bathroom/toilet is small too. Free breakfast is nothing... More

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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

The room is quite small but it fits the price, the place is at the center of Namdaemun which close to (literally close) Namdaemun market, MyeongDong, City Hall, Seoul Station, Cheonggyeon Stream, Namsan Park, this place located at the center of those places, I often get myself a break after walking around the area then going out again. I was... More

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Yes, the rooms are tiny. There are slightly bigger studios upstairs and the locals call the study dorms where students rent a place and just hit the books. However, the location is at central as it gets and you can't beat the price. You're right smack dab in the middle of the city an easy walk to all the attractions.... More

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Tokyo, Japan
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Though it is really in the center of Seoul - 15 minutes walk or so - it was pretty hard to find, because the guesthouse is in an alley. The rooms are more then tiny and hot during the summer, but at least you can have your own privacy. They don't have window to outside, only to the corridor and... More

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Beijing, China
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Oh my God. The room was veryyyyyy tiny :) But the atmosphere in the guesthouse was good. Staff is extremely nice and helpful. Also I liked the idea of a shared kitchen, with orange juice and cornflakes or toasts for breakfast. The location is good, pretty central and you can basically go anywhere in Seoul when you are staying at... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

So this was the first time I EVER lived in a room this tiny. It was so tiny, that it was amazing!! Redefined anthropometrics. But for that kind of money, to be located smack bang in the center of Seoul and (literally) a stones-throw away from Namdaemun, the city hall, and all the major commercial and tourist areas of Seoul,... More

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Address: 129-1 Bukchang-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul 100-080, South Korea
Location: South Korea > Seoul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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