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Jk House In Seoul
2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   44, Yonsei-ro 7-gil, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, South Korea (Sinchon / Ewha)   |  
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Ranked #95 of 380 Specialty Lodging in Seoul
Chengdu, China
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Close to everything you need”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

Very helpful staff, good location and nice décor. This hostel is very close to the university and is surrounded by restaurants and bars yet still manages to be quiet. Free breakfast and free wifi in common areas and room.

Room Tip: I was on the top floor and I have absolutely no complaints.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Amsterdam
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

Nice and clean hostel in a lively neighbourhood, close to Hongdae. It's walking distance from Sinchon subway. The guys working at the guesthouse are very helpfull and friendly.
Breakfast is a plus, you can get different kinds of bread/pastries, fresh fruit, eggs, coffee/tea en orange juice. I would definately stay at JK House when I return to Seoul!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

It really was a very bad experience. Just three months before we went to Korea in June 2012, we started to look for accommodation for our trip in Seoul. In the end we decided to stay in JK House because we saw a lot of people have given them a very good comment. Then, we sent the reservation email to JK and we received confirmation immediately. We were so looking forward for staying in JK. However, we were told that no room was reserved for us when we went there. We were so tired because there is no elevator at the exit of MRT and we were forced to use staircase with our heavy luggage. We were also angry tried to argue with the staff. However, the answers they have given us even disappoint us further. At first, they said we need to send confirmation few days before we went JK and it is stated in the website. We checked through our email and website and there is no such nonsense. Then, they said the date we booked the room is too near to the date we went there so there was no room for us. We have done the reservation and received the confirmation through email in three months before. If there is no room for us, please don’t send confirmation to us. After 2 hours argument, they finally admitted their mistake as they forgot to reserve the rooms for us. However, they refused to make any compensation and just find another guesthouse for us. Their reason just because we were going to stay in a better guesthouse and there was no reason for them to make any compensation to us. Frankly speaking, travel in Korea is an enjoyable trip; however, what happened to us in JK has totally spoilt our travel mood. Except “Sorry”, we get nothing for trying to believe JK is a good accommodation.

Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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, 매니저 at Jk House In Seoul, responded to this review, July 11, 2012
Hello

Thank you for comment
But you should read reservation guide on "rate" section" website.

Guide

Reservation
- Reservation shall be made at least 7 days before your arrival at JK House in Seoul and
- You must check your reservation within at least 3days before
- All payment are in cash and in advance.

For prevent " no-show" , the guest ,who doesn't pay deposit in advance , need to re-confirm reservation before arriving. That' s hostel's policy. However we tried to find other hostel for you and room rate was a little expensive because the room was en-suite . After find alternative room , you asked money to us. We said "no". We thought that's unreasonable demand. If we gave money to you for compensate, this kind of review appeared? . And then two of staffs take you by bus carry your heavy and big luggage to the place in hot summer day although in their duty.

We respect all guests and don't get reputation with money.
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Chicago, Illinois
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44 reviews 44 reviews
42 hotel reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

I stayed in February here in the private room on the top floor. It was unbearably cold up there. I ended up sleeping with my jacket on with 2-3 blankets piled on top of me. Showering in such a cold room was equally as unpleasant. The other rooms on the lower floors looked nice and the staff was very helpful, but avoid the rooms of the top floor at all costs.

Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
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Upstate New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

My family of four, two adults and 2 teenagers, enjoyed 5 nights at the JK House. We stayed in a very comfortable 2 bunk bed room with a bathroom down the hall. As cozy and quiet as the guest house is, the neighborhood is bustling with small restaurants, small businesses and lots of exciting neon lights. We appreciated the you tube video to help us identify the front of the building and with that and the simple map, we found it be in a very convenient location. Mr. Kim is a kind man who welcomed us warmly and his staff of young people served us with energy and kindness. Thank you for the unsolicited fruit plate! The other travelers were respectful and friendly and we found the atmosphere calm and homey. The breakfast in the morning was a wonderful plus. My husband really appreciated the peanut butter, you should know and I loved the coffee and camaraderie. Thank You JK House. Would love to see you again!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012

stayed here for 2 nights
very clean place, clean room, friendly staff and delicious breakfast :)

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gyeongju, South Korea
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2012

I really like this guesthouse! The staff is wonderful. They seek answers for what ever you ask and are very friendly. When we planned our trip to Busan we even got a private number to call if we were in trubble! The rooms are clean, the breakfast very good and WiFi works very well. We planned to stay there for 4 days, but endend up with 6 and are now returning for another two days. The location is great. I really recommand this place (also for people in my age, 40 :=)

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 44, Yonsei-ro 7-gil, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Location: South Korea > Seoul > Sinchon / Ewha
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Ranked #95 of 380 Specialty Lodging in Seoul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Jk House In Seoul 2*
Number of rooms: 16
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