We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

Saerim Hotel

37-11, Insadong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03149, South Korea
Name/address in local language
Hotel amenities
Book on TripAdvisor
in partnership with
Trusted partner. We work with Tingo to make your booking as easy as possible.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Saerim Hotel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers","shims"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","shims":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'shims'))"}},"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

65 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 35: English reviews
Greater London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
2 Thank merijnheijnen
Level Contributor
17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
2 Thank Olivia K
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
57 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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 

Helpful?
2 Thank KK-Yeo
Tessenderlo, Belgium
Level Contributor
59 reviews
43 hotel reviews
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 

Helpful?
4 Thank RCJO
Jakarta
Level Contributor
236 reviews
69 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 493 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
5 Thank OdysseusNY
Detroit, Michigan
Level Contributor
27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
2 Thank FlyingMommy2013
New York
Level Contributor
26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
4 Thank 2010newyorkgirl

Travelers are raving about these Seoul hotels

Singapore
Level Contributor
96 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
4 Thank LanaSingapore
Tehran, Iran
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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.

Helpful?
8 Thank Morteza N
Tokyo, Japan
Level Contributor
17 reviews
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 

Helpful?
3 Thank Carly H
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

38 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (38)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (4)
Viewed
Room/Suite (11)
Viewed
Bathroom (6)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (3)
Viewed
Other (13)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Seoul hotels
Korstay Hotel
#142 of 449 in Seoul
4.0 of 5 stars 42 reviews
Samcheongdong / Bukchon
Benikea Noble Hotel
Benikea Noble Hotel
#123 of 449 in Seoul
4.0 of 5 stars 131 reviews
Sinchon / Ewha
WS Hotel
WS Hotel
#334 of 449 in Seoul
3.5 of 5 stars 118 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Gwanghwamun / Jongno
Hotel Biz Jongno Insadong
Hotel Biz Jongno Insadong
#177 of 449 in Seoul
3.5 of 5 stars 100 reviews
Gwanghwamun / Jongno
Hotel Icon
Hotel Icon
#73 of 449 in Seoul
4.5 of 5 stars 322 reviews
Gwanghwamun / Jongno
HOTEL GS
HOTEL GS
#74 of 449 in Seoul
4.5 of 5 stars 198 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Staying in Insadong

Neighborhood Profile
Insadong
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.
Explore this neighborhood
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge

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
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with HostelWorld, Expedia, Orbitz, Booking.com, Agoda, Hotwire, Odigeo, Priceline, Travelocity, Hotels.com and HotelTravel.com so you can book your Saerim Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Hotel Style:
#5 Best Value Hotel in Seoul
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay