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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hostel is closely located near Anguk metro station (subway no. 3). You have to come out from Exit 4 of Anguk station, take left in the first crossing and walk for 3-4 minutes to get the hostel. The rooms are small in size, however, all the basic amenities (such as - air conditioner, private bathroom, television, hair drier, hanger,... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

We went into this knowing it was a hostel.guesthouse budget experience, so my expectations were low. Accessibility: we took a cab from Seoul Station, and my husband speaks fluent Korean, but the driver still had problems with the address and had to ask some locals in the vicinity. Neighborhood: Great food EVERYWHERE. Don't even worry. Just move your legs in... More 

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Selangor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

We were traveling to Seoul during the CNY holidays. For a hostel type of accommodation, this place really is worth for your money. It provides you with basics but superbly clean (ensuite bathroom) and accommodating for traveler whom anyway will spend the whole day exploring Seoul. Great location, near to the bus and train stations. If budget is your main... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

Booked this extremely last minute and we're delighted. Small room but very comfortable bed-with amazingly bright covers! Room was ensuite and had hair dryer. Extremely impressed with how clean everything was. Minor point-the towels are tiny! Smaller than a UK tea-towel for those of you who know what that is! Breakfast is DIY in the kitchen and offerings are cereals,... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The price is reasonable (with simple breakfast provided) and the staffs are friendly. They are able to speak English, so you do not have to worry about the communication problem. There is no daily housekeeping, so you have to maintain the cleanliness of the room yourself. The hostel is very close to Anguk station (walking distance to Insadong) and there... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

We only use the guesthouse as a sleeping place and for taking a bath. Because we spent almost the whole day outside to visit places. The receptionist is very helpful. We arrive at the guesthouse very late at night and we got confused to find the direction to the guesthouse from the MRT exit. She kindly pick us up at... More 

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Somers, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Recently stayed here while in Seoul. The family operated hostel is minutes away from the popular Insadong tourist area. The friendly and hospitable welcome and kindness shown to us by management and staff was outstanding. We have stayed here before and would highly recommend it to anyone wishing to stay at a very conveniently located, clean and affordablly priced placed... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Stayed at this hostel for 8 days and 7 nights. First 4 nights were in a Triple room. It was spacious enough for 3 people all with luggages. The beddings, comforter and pillow cases were all in clean and excellent condition. Beds were firm and it was just my kind of bed. The Triple Room has it's own bathroom (with... More 

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Chino Hills, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Jongnowon is your home away from home.It is run by family members.Location is great seems like everything is 10 mins away from anguk train station, insadong shopping center,airport bus station & palaces.There are several small restaurants /stores just outside the hostel.Rooms are quite small suited for asians.There are english speaking receptionist during daytime but none at night.Kitchen is big enough... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

I was able to walk to all the main sites from this hotel which saves on costs. The reception were helpful, there is good Wifi, and the rooms are nice and spacious, they were also nice and clean. i was only woken up by other people slamming their doors selfishly, but it wasnt too much of a problem. Price for... More 

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Staying in Gwanghwamun / Jongno

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Gwanghwamun / Jongno
If Gwanghwamun is the unofficial living room of Seoul, Jongno is the main hallway connecting some of Seoul’s most important historic sites and neighborhoods. Being one of Seoul’s oldest neighborhoods, the area is rich with history and culture in its palaces, shrines, and temples. Stand in the center of Gwanghwamun Square with Gyeongbokgung Palace and Mt. Bugak in front of you, King Sejong the Great statue behind you, and modern office buildings encircling you—it’s one of the best ways to experience both past and present Seoul in one spot. The main street of Jongno is mostly dotted with restaurants and cafes, but explore deeper within its intricate alleys to pass decades-old restaurants, mom-and-pop shops, and pojangmachas (tents that open at night for quick bites and drinks) and life seems to run just as it did a decade or two ago. Don’t forget to stop at Gwangjang Market, Korea’s oldest traditional market, where it’s just as fun to explore as it is to eat the affordable market dishes that locals have been enjoying since the market first opened in 1905. For a break from urban life, walk along the restored Cheonggyecheon Stream that runs parallel to Jongno for a moment of natural refuge in metropolitan Seoul.
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  • Smoking rooms available
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Additional Information about Jongnowon Motel

Address: 59, Donhwamun-ro 11na-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-340, South Korea
Location: South Korea > Seoul > Gwanghwamun / Jongno
Price Range: $40 - $53 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Jongnowon Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 16
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