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“Cheap and convenient with great service” 4 of 5 stars
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WS Hotel
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   15-6, Sinchon-ro 18-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul 121-100, South Korea (Sinchon / Ewha)   |  
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Ranked #153 of 409 Hotels in Seoul
Singapore, Singapore
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14 hotel reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Cheap and convenient with great service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

We stayed at WS Sinchon for 5 nights this December and were very pleasantly surprised by the good service we received. The staff emailed us maps and directions to the hotel from the subway/Incheon airport way before we were due to arrive which made it really easy for us to find the hotel, given that we arrived late at night. The hotel itself is very near to Sinchon station's exit 8 yet far enough from the main road to ensure a quiet night's sleep.

Sinchon itself is a really nice area to walk around in, located in the middle of the Hongdae and E-dae areas, and it's very convenient as a starting point for travelling around the main tourist spots of Seoul by subway. If you're arriving from Incheon airport you can take the airport limousine bus to the stop outside Hyundai Department Store [roughly an hour's ride and only 10 000 won per person], which is just across the road from the hotel.

The staff all spoke good English and were really helpful and friendly, lending us an adapter for the duration of our stay because we hadn't anticipated the kind of electrical plugs Korea has. We had two suitcases and the staff helped us carry them to our room [note for those coming with a lot of luggage or really big suitcases - the hotel has no lifts so you might have to lug them up the stairs and they will take up quite a lot of space in the room]. The rooms were quite small but not cramped, and more than sufficient given that we were out and about the whole day and only came back to sleep. The staff cleaned the rooms and gave us fresh towels every day and the rooms had a hairdryer, free bottles of water, shampoo and soap, coffee and tea and a wall-mounted LED TV with cable. The bed was very comfortable with a warm blanket, but the only reason I gave the hotel 4 stars out of 5 was that the rooms were a bit cold with no real heater. We made the best of it by turning up the air conditioner to 30deg C but it was still cold, especially if you sleep close to the outer wall. It wasn't unbearable though! We checked out for 2 nights in between to stay at a traditional hanok and we got a basement room when we came back - even though the staff were a bit embarrassed to give us that room [not sure why] it was much warmer than the first room we had on the second floor that we got the first few nights we stayed, so that's a tip for people who might be going in winter.

I would definitely stay at WS Sinchon again :)

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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WSHOTEL, 프론트 매니저 at WS Hotel, responded to this review, December 31, 2012
Thank you for your very much long and detail review.

We always try to help our guests to feel comfortable and have wonderful moments in Seoul.

but we are very sad to hear you was feeling cold in room.

If you told us about that problem, we could give extra heater to you.

We know that We don't have an excellent service yet.

but We will always try to give better sevice to our guests.

I hope I can see you again in Seoul and

then that time, Give a chance to show you developed service of our hotel.

Please visit us again and thank you so much.

Have a great day.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

We stayed for 2 nights & felt the customer service was excellent. We had trouble finding the hotel, we called to ask for directions & the night shift manager walked to find us & assisted us with our luggage to the hotel, also any questions about Seoul were answered & staff seemed more than happy to help. Only down side was the location, although once you find the hotel it is centrally located & only 2 minutes from the metro which was very helpful. All round very good & we would stay again if ever visiting Seoul.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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WSHOTEL, 프론트 매니저 at WS Hotel, responded to this review, December 19, 2012
Thank you so much for your review.
It is our pleasure to help and give tour information to our guests.
We always try to help our guests to feel comfortable and have wonderful moments in Seoul.
If our guests feel comfortable we will also be happy for that.
Again, We want to say thank you so much to give good review about our hotel.
We hope to see you again.
Thank you.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

My fiancee and I stayed at WS for 7 nights, and we had a great time. The room was a bit small and was slightly a challenge to move around in with 2 big luggage bags (we went during winter so we brought heavy jackets and the like), but we managed. They cleaned the rooms everyday, and everyone was super-friendly and helpful, especially with my fiancee who had a ton of questions! The owner, Mr. Jang, also helped us book a DMZ tour (thanks Mr. Jang!) The hotel was also very near to the subway station, and has a restaurant and coffee shop nearby, so it was very convenient. You get 2 bottles of water free on your first night. and you get free coffee every day. They have a hot water kettle, 2 teacups, 2 disposable cups. They also have a hairdryer. If you're on a tight budget, WS is the way to go!

Room Tip: If you need more space you should probably go for the Deluxe room.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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WSHOTEL, 프론트 매니저 at WS Hotel, responded to this review, December 17, 2012
Thank you so much to give a good review about our hotel.
We are so happy to read your review. and as you mentioned We always try to help our guests to feel comfortable and have wonderful moments in Seoul.
and also we will try hard to be more helpful steps to our guests.
Please visit us again, we always welcome you.
Thanks again.
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22 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

good place. clean, small rooms. pleasant English speaking at front desk. a little difficult to find.

was in Seoul for 16-hour layover. fairly convenient from the airport - just one subway ride and less than 10 minutes walking.
i would definitely consider staying here again, but i don't know if it's a very good location. (we had a friend to drive us to major sites in Seoul. i don't know if it's easy to go by public transit.)

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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WSHOTEL, 프론트 매니저 at WS Hotel, responded to this review, December 5, 2012
Thank you so much for your review.
We always try to help our guests to feel comfortable and have wonderful moments in Seoul.
And also, Our hotel is well placed to visit major sites in Seoul by public transportation.
We are just on the line number 2 of Seoul metro which is circle line to get major stations of Seoul.
Please visit us again and thank you so much.
Have a great day.
Thanks again.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

I stay in here for 4nights. Ws hotel is good. It's near by sin chon subway walk around within 2 mins. The price is reasonable and the room very tidy and clean. However some bad smell in toilet. Everything is good. The staff very helpful and polite. I will choose this hotel if I go Korea next time!

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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WSHOTEL, 프론트 매니저 at WS Hotel, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
Thank you for a nice review.
We're solving the smell problem in the bathroom.
It will be solved when you visit next time.
We always do the best to be reasonable.
I hope to see you again, and have a nice day.
Thank you so much.
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Argenteuil, France
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

I spent all my time in Seoul in this hotel.
The quality is good and the price is not expensive.
WS Hotel is well placed near the subway in a nice neighborhood.
The front office is very efficient .
A good choice to stay few days in Seoul !

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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WSHOTEL, 프론트 매니저 at WS Hotel, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
Thank you so much for your review.
We always try to help our guests to feel comfortable and have wonderful moments in Seoul.
Please visit us again and thank you so much.
Have a great day.
Thanks again.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012 via mobile

My husband and I spent 4 nights in this hotel during our recent trip to Korea. For the price we paid (79 sgd for double deluxe room), we undoubtly got great value for money. The rooms were fairly sized, not as big as 4 or 5 star hotels, but my husband and I (who have typical Asian built and height) did not have any problems. We had 3 luggages and a large backpack and did not have difficulties opening two luggages at the same time with a little more space to move around.

The bathroom's size was proportional to the bedroom and was very very clean. Towels are changed everyday. Just a little caution if you visit on a cold season, the bathroom can get really cold especially if window was left open. Not to worry though because there's a good supply of hot water (or cold water, whatever your preference is).

They provide basic amenities: towels, shampoo
/conditioner/body wash (but we used our own toiletries), bottled water, instant coffee, electric kettle, hair dryer, free strong WiFi, cable with English channels and "room service". Their idea of room service is kind of cute - since the hotel does not serve food, they just keep a pile of delivery menus from which customers can choose from. Most of the menu are in Korean, but the staff help in explaining the dishes, when delivery comes in they serve it right in your room.

We really had a good time in this hotel, if we come back to Korea, we will definitely stay here again and recommend them to friends! Super thanks for the great staff who are excellent-english speakers and have very strong arms to carry all our luggages even though my husband is bigger than them (I think).

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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WSHOTEL, 프론트 매니저 at WS Hotel, responded to this review, November 20, 2012
Thank you so much for your long and very much detail review.
If our guests feel comfortable and have wonderful moments in Seoul,
we will also be happy for that.
And also we always try to make better service and condition of hotel.
Please visit us again, we always welcome you.
Thanks again.
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Address: 15-6, Sinchon-ro 18-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul 121-100, South Korea
Location: South Korea > Seoul > Sinchon / Ewha
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #153 of 409 Hotels in Seoul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — WS Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
WS Hotel is located in Shinchon where the most famous area of shopping, art and youth and you can enjoy transportation, tourism and leisure with an appropriate price. We will promise to offer comfortable service to customers. WS Hotel will serve for the essential service to the guest and give comfortable areas, brightest smiling, kind service and high speed WI-FI service to make more satisfied and we will upgrade the quality of business and tourists. WS Hotel will work hard for guests one by one as a comfortable house and tried to make good memories to them. ... more   less 
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