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Sopoong Guest House

140-17 Gye-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for our own accommodation when we decided to boldly went on this Korean trip all alone. Then my friend suggest a homestay. I was cautious, but we agreed to go ahead with the idea. We managed to find the top ranked homest with all positive comments and review. At first we found it a bit pricy. In... More

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

Dear Lydia, Thank you for your great and honest review! I appreciate your love and care towards Sopoong! It was also great to see you enjoying other places after you left Seoul. And great again to hear that our suggestions worked out well. We were also happy that we happened to provide both Korean tea time and the village tour... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family of four (2 adults plus 12 and 10 year-old boys) had a lovely two-night stay in this sweet guesthouse in downtown Seoul. The guesthouse is of the traditional style and we really enjoyed mixing visits to local sights with returning frequently to relax. Sopoong is really well located with easy access to lots of great places to eat... More

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

Dear Kyla, Damian, Tom and Seamus, Thank you very much for your kind review! =) Even though it was such a short time to embrace all the aspects of Seoul, I'm sure your layover of those 2 nights in Seoul were worthy enough for you and your family. And super happy to hear that Sopoong contributed to it. We do... More

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had an absolutely lovely time at Sopoong, KJ, Youmi and Summer certainly know how to make their guests feel at ease and we really did feel more part of a family than just tourists. At the very beginning of our stay KJ sat down with us (with wonderful fresh tea) and explained us about the area, Seoul, what to... More

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

Guten Tag Diana and Silvia, Well, it was us who had an absolute lovely time with such wonderful ladies from Germany! I do usually love to share all the local and unique things to my guests rather than something too much of touristic, but I have to say I become more enthusiastic when the guests like you seem also enthusiastic... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The owner and all staff working in this guest house are fluent in English. They will arrange a local tour in Bukchen or a tea time in their house with a Korean style. They will treat you like a friend and you will not feel living a strange place because of the language issue. One more point to mention is... More

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

Hi Emily, Thank you so much for your review! I think your review is a kind that my future guests may find it nice and easy to read through! Simple yet got the points! =) Yeah, it was lovely hosting you and your friends at Sopoong and we expect to see you again!! Many thanks, KJ More

Princeton, New Jersey
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I found out about Sopoong on the internet, and stayed there for 3 days (2 nights) this July. It was my first trip to Korea, and staying here gave me an amazing experience that I know I never could have had if I stayed at a hotel. My friend and I stayed in the Annex (a separate house around the... More

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

Hi Alex, Thanks for this long and detailed review. I really feel flattered too much with all those lovely words! Yeah, I sometime hold a small party like that day, but was a bit worried about the mixture of guests and friends at the same time due to linguistic barriers. Your super friendly personality, however, proved that it was just... More

Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We stayed at the Sopoong Annex for a couple of nights just to have a taste of traditional Korean accommodation (Hanok). It's a great experience and made our Seoul trip a memorable one. Sopoong is located in the heart of Bukchon. The subway station, Insadong (for souvenir shopping, art galleries and food), and the palaces are all within walking distance.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

My mother, sister and myself spent a very enjoyable 2 nights at this charming, clean and well-located guesthouse. KJ, the owner, as well as his staff Summer and Youmi, were wonderful and very helpful. KJ even took us on his little scooter to buy some very special soju. It is a traditional Korean house, so you have to be prepared... More

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

Dear Zhou family, Thank you for giving us five stars and a good review! I hope your husband liked that special soju brewed by human national treasure! I'm planning to buy some for my friends as well! I knew the floor culture was not that comfy for your mom, but I do appreciate your understanding and kind gestures along with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My parents and a friend stayed at the Sopoong Annex for a couple of nights and loved it here so much, my friend and I stayed at the main house for a couple of more nights. We were looking for genuine Korean hospitality and wanted to stay in a traditional hanok. Sopoong is located in the heart of Bukchon and... More

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

Hey Arann! Hope everything goes great in NYC! Well, you mentioned that it was hot and humid in July, but you have to thank you Korea not being this bad, hahaha. August is killing me and I'm happy I will be away from the country to lovely California in 10 days! I'm not a Summer man at all. Our deep... More

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Address: 140-17 Gye-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Location: South Korea > Seoul
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"Where you stay is part of your journey." Sopoong is a Hanok (very classic Korean style house) guest house and is located right in the heart of a very famous tourist attraction, Bookchon - a 600 year-long traditional Korean village between two main palaces. ... more   less 
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