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Fortune Downtown Hostel
2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   38, Samil-daero 32ga-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-340, South Korea (Gwanghwamun / Jongno)   |  
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Ranked #39 of 380 Specialty Lodging in Seoul
Hong Kong, China
1 review
“definitely good hostel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Really nice hostel in seoul. The location is very convenient which is nearby the metro. it is closed to many spots. there are many different kinds of food restaurants around the area too. the staff is really helpful and friendly there. they tried their best to help us when we have any problems. they also treat us as their family members. i can really feel warm and love there. the price is also reasonable for this kind of good service. i definitely recommend this hostel to you.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hong Kong, China
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

the location is convenient, near the subway and only a few stops away from those famous sightseeing spots. the staff there extremely nice and helpful, just feel free to ask any questions, they can definitely help you. the restaurant around the hostel are of low price and tastes good. the price for accommodation is reasonable too.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Chichester, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

The price was fine
It was clean and new
I personally thought it didnt have much character , but Im sure that when I go back there will be some more pictures. . . or something
Breakfast was ok , bread jam, I like orange juice , there was a lot
Friendly staff
The room was a little small but it had a fridge and a nice clean bathroom
There are a lot of floors ! Im not a fan of waiting for lifts (elevators)
It smelled like fresh paint
I slept fine , temeperature ok
It was fine for the money but I do like to talk to people in the common areas of hostels
and there wasnt really one here , no sofa and tv etc
Also I really wanted to use a computer but there wasnt one
It was satisfactory but I am not too likely to visit again because it was boring
But the location in the city is excellent

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Munich, Germany
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

I was planning to stay just 2 or 3 nights, then I extended my stay from day to day and at the end it was six nights! In general because Seoul is so fascinating but especially because I liked that hostel so much! The staff is very very friendly, helpfull and also funny. The room was clean and even had a washing machine, there was a breakfast included and the location is really very convenient. Just around the corner is a nice little bar. I strongly recommend this place and will be back in October myself.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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Kiev, Ukraine
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

1.Friendly host
2. You can pay when you check-in, but not during online reservation 3.
Nice, cute, clean rooms
4. Not far from Subway station, Temple and City center.
5. Even at such a low price you get a light breakfast.

If you want to find good place just for night or for few days for a rest - recomend you this place!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

We stayed at the 8-bedroom dorm from 26th-30thJuly. The room was very clean and the owner Mr.Jin and his staffs are very helpful and kind. Gyeongdokbung palace is just 5 mins walk from the hostel and there's a shuttle service/city tour bus right in front of the palace. You can go to places like N Seoul tower, Itaewon, Myeongdong etc by using the tour bus for 10,000 won. We are planning to go back to Korea in April next year and we will definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed July 2013, 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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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Very good place bcuz can easyly to go any place around seoul,very affordable price,very good and good manner of the staff and the owner ... very safely ....very easy to find korean food ..and it suitable for family bcuz can stay with 8 people in one room .. and the kitchen and simple breakfast in the morning ..

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 38, Samil-daero 32ga-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-340, South Korea
Location: South Korea > Seoul > Gwanghwamun / Jongno
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #39 of 380 Specialty Lodging in Seoul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Fortune Downtown Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hello~ This is Fortune Downtown hostel in Jongno.We are located in Jongno which is heart of the Seoul.Jongno is historical place that you could meet the traditional Korean culture. And around our hostel, there is many attractions. You can easily go below places within 15 minutes by using public transport. Shopper's heaven "Myeongdong" (even you could walk from our hostel)"Insadong" : where you can have experience Korean traditional culture."Hye hwa Dong" called by university area from locals."Hye hwa Dong" : usually locals called this "DaeHakro". It means university street."Dong dae mun" : Fashion Town, where many wholesale stores located around there."Cheong gye cheon" (Cheonggye stream) : It is a stream located middle of the Seoul. Many young people go for a date. Sometimes, there is Performances and lantern festival."Changgyeonggung"(Chang gyeong Palace), "Gyeong bok gung (Gyeong bok Palace) is also near from our hostel. ... more   less 
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