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Saerim Hotel

37-11, Insadong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03149, South Korea
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

Great location, it's a 10 seconds walking from Insadong street. Friendly staff who speaks enough English A small but very convenient room, with good size towels, a fridge, AC. We walked in without reservation and got the last room, while in the area other (more expensive) hotels were full. This is definitely good value for money in a rather expensive... More 

2 Thank merijnheijnen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

This hotel is right in the heart of insadong just a street away from the main row of shops. It's about a 7 minute walk to the nearest tube station, and around 15 min walk to the Cheonggyecheon stream. I preferred this location to our other place in iteawon as less English is spoken and it has a more traditional... More 

2 Thank Olivia K
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

This hotel is located right in the midst of the busy Insadong tourist street, beside the Insodong Maru, the centre of Korean Culture. Despite the constant flow of tourist traffic, it offers the perfect quiet environment required for a good night of rest, as it is less than 100m off the main street. The rooms are good size, beds are... More 

2 Thank KK-Yeo
Tessenderlo, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Location location location. There is a tripadvisor award winning large hotel within 10-15 minute walk, so please consider that one also. For us though, this place was much less money, it was more of a small basic hotel and we like such places. As you will read from others, there is no shower curtain. If that is a problem, go... More 

4 Thank RCJO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

Seoul is an expensive city, so if you could find a private en-suite room, smack in the middle of the city, in a great neighborhood, for $50 or less you are looking at an great value. For the same amount of money you could end up in a dorm room. I just love the location of this hotel, right in... More 

5 Thank OdysseusNY
Detroit, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

1st timers to Seoul and we found our way to a coffee shop by subway for help! So many helpful people and 1 kind gentlemen walked us to the Saerim. Right in the middle of Insadong! Venturing the streets at night was wonderful! Daytime wandering produced open shops, inquisitive students and many photo ops! Love the location! Open cabinet to... More 

2 Thank FlyingMommy2013
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The location is the most positive thing. Insadong Street is right outside, and it is in walking distance to Buckchon Village, palaces, and the stream. Many great restaurants and stores are right outside your door. Also, Anguk Station is only about a 5 minute walk away. Safe neighborhood. You do get what you pay for. The carpet looked filthy, but... More 

4 Thank 2010newyorkgirl

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Don't expect luxury. The room is smallish with a double bed. The bed is rock hard... But this hotel is in a quiet location, off the main road, near to all the tourist sights, just off the great pedestrian street of Insadong-gil and is a great price. No breakfast but plenty of options close by. Good wi-fi in room which... More 

4 Thank LanaSingapore
Tehran, Iran
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

I stayed in hotel for 4 nights.The hotel location is very good. The price is reasonable. Hotel hasn't restaurant and many services but I think many travelers don't need and don't use many of these services.

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Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

We stayed here for 4 nights over Chuseok weekend and we loved it. The hotel is difficult to find (we had people on the street trying to help us after the taxi got lost), but once you know where it is it's easy to find again! It is an older style hotel but that's obviously what you get for the... More 

3 Thank Carly H
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Staying in Insadong

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Nestled between Jongno and Samcheongdong, this small neighborhood offers a crash course in various aspects of Korean culture. Rows of shops display traditional Korean goods such as pottery and earthenware, crafts, fans, and more, making it a popular spot for souvenir shopping. The Ssamziegil shopping complex in particular has become a local institution for its unique spiral layout and the many boutique shops inside that sell handmade crafts and goods. This is the perfect neighborhood to sample a range of Korean dishes, with vegetarian Korean temple cuisine restaurants being a popular draw, but street food carts are just as famous. As a top tourist destination, crowds can swell, particularly on weekends, but you can find some rest and respite in one of the private art galleries or grab a cup of Korean tea in a tea house – many of which are located in beautifully renovated traditional Korean homes.
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Additional Information about Saerim Hotel

Address: 37-11, Insadong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03149, South Korea
Location: South Korea > Seoul > Insadong
Price Range: $37 - $52 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Saerim Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 31
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