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Jin's Paradise

7F 36-18 Itaewon-Dong, Yongsan-Gu, Seoul 140-200, South Korea
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dorset, Vermont
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Being the cheapest Hostel I found in Seoul for my weekend trip from Tokyo, I was a bit unsure about what to expect. However, I was not disappointed and I met a bunch of great people there. Jin is super helpful and he will be happy to help you make your stay in Seoul an amazing experience. He took some... More 

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Vienna, Austria
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

This was the first guest-house I stayed in, when I came to Seoul and it was by far the best! Since then, every time I went to Seoul I stayed at Jin´s and it always felt like home. Jin and his sister Jen are the best hosts and they treat everyone like their best friend. There is always something going... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

cons: cold rooms in December and smelly beds. Filthy bathroom. The owner is a bit annoying because he is there almost always and tries to become best friends with everyone. Walking up and down the hill from the main street to the hostel can be challenging. a bit expensive. pros: you can meet a lot of people and chat. there... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013 via mobile

I stayed in "JinPa" for 3 weeks in summer 2013. As a girl, who traveled solo, I'd spent a lot of time choosing a right guesthouse. And my choice was the best. It's located in Itaewon with various shops, bars and restaurants nearby. It takes only 5mins by walk go nearest subway station and 15-20mins to well-known "Banpo bridge" and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Jin's Paradise was by far the best Hostel we stayed at on our entire 7 week trip around Asia! It has a fantastic atmosphere, Jin and Jen are great hosts and super fun and helpful, really relaxed and chilled common areas, there was even a ukulele! It's located in Itaewon which is the international part of Seoul, so plenty of... More 

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Paris, France
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

During my 2 weeks in South Korea, I stayed in very different kinds of guesthouses but this one is so friendly and easy going that it feels like your couchsurfing at Jin's house. Of course he knows every stuff to get you entertained at every time of the day/night in the city but you can also chill out with him... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

I've stayed twice at Jin's paradise (a week each time), and I'd like to say that staying here is one of the most unique experiences I've had, and I've stayed in every level of hotel from hostels, to 3 stars, to the Ritz Carlton. Jin's obviously is a very affordable alternative to hotels but its not just that... its the... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Jin's Paradise is located on the fifth and sixth floor of an apartment building about five minutes walk from the Itaewon main subway station. This is what a hostel should be in my opinion; three large common areas (rooftop, level 5 and level 6 common) where everybody would meet at the end of the day for a beer and a... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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56 reviews 56 reviews
5 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Long overdue, but this is a really great place if you're in Seoul and want affordable accommodation in a great location! It's a few minutes' walk from Itaewon station and the myriad or restaurants and pubs and clubs in the area. And they have a lovely rooftop social area with a magnificent view of Seoul Tower and the area around... More 

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Perth, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Booked the single room option. The website said absoluetly nothing about what I was going to see when he showed me the "room". According to a few guests who have stayed on a rather long term or often told me that they got this "shock" once every two or one week from new arrivals. The single bed option is essentially... More 

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Address: 7F 36-18 Itaewon-Dong, Yongsan-Gu, Seoul 140-200, South Korea
Location: South Korea > Seoul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
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