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Sopoong Guest House

140-17 Gye-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This guesthouse stay was fantastic. We spent our entire time in Seoul here, 10 days overall and they made us feel very welcome. I didn't expect the 4 free breakfasts we got, all were delicious and a little bit different. Guesthouse was comfortable and clean. Bathroom facilities were nice and modern. Our room was spacious enough for 2 and mattresses... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Well, I rarely leave and write review for accommodation stay, but Sopoong Guest House is an exception. The host, KJ is amazing, thoughtful and fun host! I really enjoyed my stay in one of the guest house rooms that cater for 2. From enquiry to check in, Korean breakfast to local tour, everything was arranged and executed perfectly in every... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We stayed in Sopoong Annex for 4 days. It was unforgettable experience.. All the booking was made through communication via Sopoong Facebook page. We decide to reserved Sopoong Annex because we traveled with 5 years old son. We are a bit worried if we stayed in the shared house will disturb another guest as my little boy is very active.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Where do I start? From the initial contact to leaving sopoong guesthouse, it was nothing but the warmest and most sincere hospitality. KJ, the owner, is very soft spoken and doesn't say a lot but don't let that make you feel he doesn't care. He does many things behind the scenes that you will see for yourself. We had 5... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

My husband and I spent the last two nights of our South Korea trip at Sopoong to experience the local culture. Totally fell in love with the guesthouse, neighborhood and especially the host. We were greeted by Youmi (and her personal welcome postcard) who also hosted the tea ceremony for us. She speaks very good English, very friendly, polite, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I recently visited in September 2014 and stayed in the Sopoong Annex for 3 nights. It was a wonderful stay in a traditional setting, within walking distance of many tourist attractions and traditional Korean sights, sounds, and food! In addition to the location being great, I felt very safe in the neighborhood. KJ was a gracious host and the annex... More 

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kukjineee, Owner at Sopoong Guest House, responded to this review

Chris, Actually it was first time to see the same aged man and I think we had some common things during the talks. It was really amazing having you here and sharing some time together inside and outside Sopoong. Guests like you always make not only my work but also my life more meaningful. There's no doubt that I will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I was looking for a Hanok homestay while planning for the trip. I was spoilt for choice as there were many different Hanok homestay options in that area. I choosen Sopoong Guest House and wasn't disappointed with my decision. The guest house was located at a small street, and walking distance to the main streets. There were alot of quaint... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

Awesome guest house! It's got a great location, especially for those who's first time going to Korea. There is a lot to do in that area and it is close to a subway station that can take you wherever you want to go in Seoul.

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kukjineee, Owner at Sopoong Guest House, responded to this review

Hey Ben, I was confused for a second who is Minwoo and realized that it is your Korean name. Lovely to see you again this year and see how you sort things out yourself (like you are a grown-up traveling by yourself without your parents) while in Korea. I hope you visit me again (I'm sure you will) when you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is a lovely little guesthouse located in the heart of old Seoul. The great location means that many places are within walking distance, like the the two palaces, Gyeongbokgung and Changdeokgung, Insadong shopping street, and great views of the surrounding Bukchon Hanok village. The staff were all lovely and helpful, preparing breakfast and tea, and even preparing a custom... More 

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kukjineee, Owner at Sopoong Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you Andrew! It was great to see you again this year! Yeah, it was great to see your family members and I was proud that you chose Sopoong again for your family's visit to Seoul. Hope they had a good memory as much as you did. Drop by Sopoong when you ever come near this area. Many thanks, KJ More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I travel frequently but this was my first time staying at a hanok and the experience was amazing! Here are three reasons why this place was great: Location: Sopoong is located in the Bukchon Village, so there are a lot of other quaint traditional houses as well as boutique coffee shops nearby. I also loved that it is walking distance... More 

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kukjineee, Owner at Sopoong Guest House, responded to this review

Yo KFC, Wow such a loooooooooong review you wrote for me! Thank you so much for your time and effort writing this awesome review for Sopoong, man! I really appreciate it. It is such a shame that my original plan of visiting Cal this November is now gone away in dreams, but I'm happy to know that you will visit... More 

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Address: 140-17 Gye-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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Location: South Korea > Seoul
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Number of rooms: 3
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