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Kimchee Sinchon Guesthouse

2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Seodaemun-gu Changcheon-dong 503-19, Seoul 120-836, South Korea
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Ranked #114 of 272 Specialty lodging in Seoul
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First off, the guesthouse is right by Hongik Station (so very close to the Line 1/Incheon airport subway line). It's very clean, friendly staff, everyone speaks English, laundry/drying available, community kitchen with refrigerator , TV, sofa room etc. etc. We paid $44/night for two people in a twin bed (bunk) room. I'd highly recommend this place. takes 20min by subway... More

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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sue was downright unfriendly and unhelpful when we checked in. I injured my ankle and requested for a lower bunk after finding only 2 available upper bunks in my room (with my friend) and she just brushed me off, telling me everyone is checking out later than me in my room. Either that, or I pay more to change to... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I stayed at this guest house with a friend for 10 nights and I had an absolutely awesome time! In previous reviews people have complained about the staff however since these reviews the management of the guesthouse has changed. Within a few short hours of being at this hostel I felt right at home. The staff were amazing and I... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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21 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I would be happy to return here if visiting Seoul again. The location is quite good, near the subway station and downtown. Neighborhood is pretty quiet too. Staff were helpful and gave me a tourist map and some advice on where to eat nearby. I was allowed to leave my bags in the storage room, as I arrived three hours... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 hotel reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Location is nice. Right near Hongdae. BUT there was NO HOT WATER. Not even warm. It was ice cold. I couldn't take a shower for days. This is my worst complaint. Often there is no one at the front desk. Once I just hopped the desk in order to get a towel from the other side since I knew I... More

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5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We visited this place on a week-long trip with some friends, and most of us have lived in Korea before. The location is well-placed between Sinchon and Hongdae, a solid 10-15 minutes walk to both. The upsides were that the beds were great and bunks solid. The downsides were slow drains in the showers (imagine sloshing around in people's hair... More

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

The hostel is very conveniently located near 2 subway stations, Hongik University and Sinchon. It is also nearby 2 very busy areas with plenty of shopping, restaurants, cafés and bars. It is also easy to access main sights of Seoul... Rooms were adequate, well heated in the winter and the bathroom facilities were good, hot water, and fairly clean. The... More

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Taipei, Taiwan
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Getting to Kimchee Sinchon Guesthouse is very easy from the airport/Seoul Station, and the accommodations are decent for the price. However, I was very underwhelmed by the staff. They were never at the desk, so it was impossible to check out, check in, rent out towels, etc. I had to wait around for an hour at my check out in... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

The staff are friendly and the place is clean. It is tucked away just a little bit off the main road and is very close to many shops and restaurants of all kinds. The restaurants within a block of the hostel are very cheap 4000 or 5000 won a meal and they are delicious authentic Korean food. The entrance to... More

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Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

I cant really sing this places praises, but in comparison to some of the other guesthouses that I have visited in the Hongdae area, Kimchee Guesthouse is passable. There are 5 floors, and a basement which the night owls, like myself, can stay up and read, watch a movie, meet other travelers etc...There is a dart board and foozeball (sp)... More

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Address: Seodaemun-gu Changcheon-dong 503-19, Seoul 120-836, South Korea
Location: South Korea > Seoul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Kimchee Sinchon Guesthouse 2*
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Kimchee Sinchon Guesthouse / Hostel in Seoul offers high quality low cost accommodation in the heart of Sinchon and Hongdae area.Kimchee Sinchon Guesthouse is the choice for budget conscious travellers who want to not only stay in Seoul but feel what it’s like to live in it. Ready to book your Seoul Guesthouse? ... more   less 
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