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Yim's House

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24, Yulgok-ro 10-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-360 , South Korea
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Makati, Philippines
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

I came back and stayed this time on my own. Amazing how they remembered me from the last time I was there with a friend. As usual the friendly staff and the cozy feel of the hotel was the major plus for me. My room is cleaned daily and I really appreciate it. Being close to all the tourist attractions... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Just stayed here 6 nights in October 2015, and I was more than satisfied with the place. First to mention is it's great location, few steps from Changdeokgung, about 10 minutes from Insadong and Gyongbokgung palace, and you can reach 3 metro lines within 10 minutes walk. Just a perfect starting point to explore the wonderful city of Seoul. The... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Stayed here in 2011 Friendly staff & spoke good English With left Near to notable heritages A little far from the Metro by walk Around streets are black and quite in night Old-style room decoration Recommend for the travelers with limited budget

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Macleay Island, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

the staff were so helpful at Yim's House and gave us tips on where to go. The rooms are small but very clean - just what we were looking for. The only thing they could add is a place to have coffee and a simple breakfast. John, one of the staff, was fantastic. He drew mud maps of places we... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

After 2 years, i came again to Seoul Korea. First travel was on 2013. Frankly, Seoul are really close to my heart. Felt very comfortable during my stay. Definitely without any doubt Yims House is my priority option for accommodation. As previous years, kindness of Yims House staffs still remain unchanged. Mr Yim & Mr John always friendly and treat... More 

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Davis, California
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

A Short walk from the subway station, across the street and about 300 meters from the front gate of the Changdeokgung palace make for a fantastic location. We found the staff were amazingly helpful in showing us what to see and how to do it cheaply. In all of our travels we have never run in to this degree of... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Me and the wife stayed at this place for a long weekend. Despite the hostel being down a small quiet street, it was relatively easy to find. And was in an excellent location near the main shopping area and tourist hotspots. When checking in we found the staff at Yim's House were friendly and willing to help us and provided... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Friendly staff were very helpful. My Room was very clean though quite small. Excellent location for metro and sights within walking distance. Very easy to get to hostel from airport taking a limousine bus stop a few hundred meters from the guesthouse. Area was good for food lots of Korean options close by. Slight problems: WiFi was terrible, connection was... More 

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Cebu Island, Philippines
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

I just wanna say finding this guesthouse was a blessing for me. It was my first time travelling Solo and it turnout their place was just walking distance to some of the nice places in Seoul like Jongmyo shrine, Bukchon Hanok Villages, insadong, Unhyeongung Palace, Gyeongbokgung Palace, and many more.... It was the idea that the guesthouse is just walking... More 

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Metro Manila, Philippines
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

A colleague referred this hotel to me prior to our travel. She was raving about its very reasonable price and the hotel's excellent customer service. True enough, I experienced the same excellent customer service during our stay without spending too much money. The double room was clean and it has all the basic amenities-no frills that any traveler could ever... More 

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Gwanghwamun / Jongno
If Gwanghwamun is the unofficial living room of Seoul, Jongno is the main hallway connecting some of Seoul’s most important historic sites and neighborhoods. Being one of Seoul’s oldest neighborhoods, the area is rich with history and culture in its palaces, shrines, and temples. Stand in the center of Gwanghwamun Square with Gyeongbokgung Palace and Mt. Bugak in front of you, King Sejong the Great statue behind you, and modern office buildings encircling you—it’s one of the best ways to experience both past and present Seoul in one spot. The main street of Jongno is mostly dotted with restaurants and cafes, but explore deeper within its intricate alleys to pass decades-old restaurants, mom-and-pop shops, and pojangmachas (tents that open at night for quick bites and drinks) and life seems to run just as it did a decade or two ago. Don’t forget to stop at Gwangjang Market, Korea’s oldest traditional market, where it’s just as fun to explore as it is to eat the affordable market dishes that locals have been enjoying since the market first opened in 1905. For a break from urban life, walk along the restored Cheonggyecheon Stream that runs parallel to Jongno for a moment of natural refuge in metropolitan Seoul.
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