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WS Hotel
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   15-6, Sinchon-ro 18-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul 121-100, South Korea   |  
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Ranked #131 of 396 Hotels in Seoul
Seoul, South Korea
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Loved it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

This place was perfect for me. I needed to stay the night before I could move in to my dorm at Yonsei, so the location was great. I suppose the room would have been a bit small for multiple people with lots of luggage, but for me it was very comfortable. The room was clean and I slept really well. The best part is that the staff is SO nice and friendly, and they speak english which honestly made everything so much easier. The guy at the front desk even helped me carry my luggage and get a taxi to my dorm! I really recommend it.

  • Stayed August 2013, 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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WSHOTEL, 프론트 매니저 at WS Hotel, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
Thanks for your review.

I'm very happy you satisfied our hotel.

We alway try to do best our guest.

If you visit WS Hotel again. we will give you best service like before.

Thanks again and have a nice day!
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Rating summary
  • 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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Taipei, Taiwan
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

This hotel is at a good location. It's just near Sinchon station about 2-3 minutes on feet. The staff was very friendly and accomdating. The neighbehood of this hotel is also with good living function. It's a good choice for staying when traveling to Seoul.

Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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WSHOTEL, 프론트 매니저 at WS Hotel, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
Thank you for your review.

Many guest say, WS Hotel has a good location.

And every staff of WS Hotel try to do best service to our guest.

If you visit Seoul again, please stay in WS Hotel.

We will provide you best service.

Thanks again and have a nice day!
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Hsinchu, Taiwan
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

WS Hotel was a great find for us! Tucked away, off the main street but not too hard to find, meant a great, quiet sleep. The staff was wonderful, and even helped two weary travelers do our laundry on site! They were very welcoming and had great advice about what to do during the day. The area has tonnes of nightlife and it is easy to get around to all the major attractions in Seoul from there. We would pick WS Hotel again on a return visit to Seoul!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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WSHOTEL, 프론트 매니저 at WS Hotel, responded to this review, August 2, 2013
Thanks for your wonderful review.

I'm very happy because you had nice time in last visit.

Every staff of WS Hotel try to provide best service.

If you visit WS Hotel again, we will provide more better service to you.

I look forward to your next visit. Thanks!
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Gunsan, South Korea
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

This hotel is a little tucked away in Sinchon right across from the Hyundai Dept Store. That being said, this is a great hotel. The staff was friendly and accommodating. There are informational brochures about Seoul near the check-in "desk" so that helps if you are new to the area and looking for things to do. The double deluxe room I had was great even though it was located downstairs. It was clean, modern, and the bathroom shower had scalding hot water unlike a lot of the hotels or hostels I stay in on the bottom floor. Sinchon is located just one station away from Hongdae so it's conveniently located near a big chunk of the night life. I will stay here again if I get the chance!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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WSHOTEL, 프론트 매니저 at WS Hotel, responded to this review, July 19, 2013
Thank you for your wonderful and detailed review.

I'm very happy you satisfied our hotel and service.

If you visit WS Hotel again, our staff will provide you more better service.

Every staff of WS Hotel is trying to inprove service quality.

Thanks again!
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Seattle, Washington
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

This hotel has no elevator, so if you have luggage be prepared to bring them up and down the stairs on your own on a very narrow staircase. The rooms are tiny. If you have one suitcase, you will not be able to move around in your room at all. The room has no desk space. Your bed will become your desk, your luggage area, your eating area, and everything else. You literally cannot move around in their rooms. Also, there is no shower space, you will be taking a shower in the toilet. You will also sit sideways to use the toilet for other duties. The toilet has a smell and thus your room has a smell. This hotel is not for the weak-hearted. You should be a strong minded individual to stay here. The location is impossible to find on your own. The pluses is that the train station is a few blocks away and there are many shopping stores in the area. However, there are no major tourist spots in the area.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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WSHOTEL, 프론트 매니저 at WS Hotel, responded to this review, July 19, 2013
First of all, Thanks for your review.

I'm so sorry because the small room is inconvenient for you.

So we alaway try to do best to our guest.

Your review will help WS Hotel improve our service quality.

Thanks again!
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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

This is a good hotel for anyone looking to save money and still be in the center of Seoul. It's not glamarous or upscale, and if that's what you want, then look elsewhere. But we booked it initially because the price was right, it was easy to get to, and the reviews were positive.

For being in a major,dense city like Seoul, the price is very reasonable. There were a few other places online with similar prices, but without the good reviews of the WS.

Finding it proved to be easy and not-so-easy. It is literally a 3 minute walk from the Sinchon station and getting to the area was straightforward on the Airport Limosine bus from Incheon. It was only about five stops from the airport. The location of the hotel isn't so obvious, being in a narrow alley that dead-ends. Even though I was prepared for anything and had printed Google maps showing the location of the hotel beforehand, it was a little tricky to find. There are a number of alleys in the area and knowing which one was a matter of guessing. Luckily, a friendly local noticed our "deer-in-the-headlights" dazed look and called the hotel to ask where they were. She then pointed us in the right direction. Halfway to the hotel, we were met by Sin Jae, one of the staff, and he seemed so exuberant and excited to have us arrive. He was insistant on carrying all of our bags back to the hotel and spurred up a conversation with us in his perfect English while we walked back. He was very good at making us feel welcome.

Check-in was simple and the staff did admit the room would be small, which it was, but that's okay. It's Asia and my fiance and I didn't need much space, so we can't complain. The room was clean and well-equipped with all of the necessities.

The front desk staff was so helpful and volunteered to take the time to plan out an itinerary for us during our time in Seoul and shared local advice on how to get around. I'm sure they had much more important things to do than deal with us, but it didn't bother them at all. They really went above and beyond with the personalized service and made us feel like we were the only ones there. I've stayed in many hotels, cheap all the way to ritzy, throughout the years and have never gotten such good service. The small lobby area and the general atmosphere is relaxed and casual, with lots of photos and letters on the walls from prior guests, and all of them looking very happy to be there in the pics. The staff is younger, speak English fluently, and often joked among themselves and us. Hyun, who communicated with me via email before arrival, was quick, efficient, and friendly in his responses as well.

The location was easy to find once we knew our way and safe. The premises are clean overall and well-kept. The beds were very comfortable and the pillows were just awesome- a lot of other Asian hotels we encountered had pillows that were like sheets of paper. The ones at the WS were perfect!

Like other reviews, our main complaint was the smell from the bathroom. In all fairness, this is more of an urban sewage issue and not the hotel's fault. Even though we are very easy-going, it was sometimes a little overbearing, especially when the room had been locked up all day. But since it was the only true compromise we had to deal with, we tolerated it and never brought it up- as the staff seem to be very much aware of it and advised us about a smell in their rooms when we checked-in. No point to "beating a dead horse".

When we checked out early morning, Sin Jae chatted with us and was his usual upbeat self. He captured a photo of my fiance and I together in the lobby, which will probably end up on the wall (it was 4:30am, so hopefully we look almost as happy as the other photos!). He ensured that we knew how to get to the bus to the airport and waved us off. It was almost sad to leave as we felt so welcome and at home there.

All i can say is that the WS is tough to beat when it comes to value, location, and hospitality. Sure, the room is a little small but how much space do you really need? And the bathroom smelt, but it's a common problem that the hotel can't control and was partially cured by turning on the A/C. The WS is worth staying at for the friendly staff alone- they are incredible. We'll stay there again when we make it back to Korea.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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WSHOTEL, 프론트 매니저 at WS Hotel, responded to this review, July 7, 2013
I appriciate for your very long and detailed review.

Your instructions will be helpful to other guests who are planing to book hostel.

we always try to give the best service to our customers and make up for some inconvinience

things that you talked about for instance the size and so on.

I'm really glad to here that you had a good time in WShotel with your fiance.

I am looking forward to meet you again!
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Seoul, South Korea
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

though the room is a little bit little
and that why fit our little trip!!
luv korea and korean foods !
the man is hotel r really kind, and the place is really convinence near the Sinchon station
if i hav chance probably will go Sinchon again !
i luv korea !!
but the room has rare outlet that let my friend and i feel sad!
and we feel the tv set up the wrong place , ex if we want to see the scene we hav to sit a the floor without cushion and we hav no place to open our luggage , so we put them on our bed to clear up

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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WSHOTEL, 프론트 매니저 at WS Hotel, responded to this review, July 11, 2013
Thank you your review.

I'm so sorry because your inconvenience about small room.

So we always try to do best service to our guest.

If you visit Sinchon again, please visit WS Hotel to stay.

We will provide best service to you.

Thanks again and have a nice day!
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Address: 15-6, Sinchon-ro 18-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul 121-100, South Korea
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Location: South Korea > Seoul
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #131 of 396 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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