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Busan, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for a single reason alone, it's near to the subway, with its cheap price, we didn't expect that we would enjoy our stay here the guys from the front desk helped us in bookibg our lotte world tickets with discounted rates, which is very cool! And there are some foreigners who were volunteering in the guest house... More 

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Nice, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

We loved the lively street food scene and atmosphere right outside the hanok, yet the street where the hanok was in was quite quiet. Location was fantastic. The room was extremely clean and cozy. It was small but intimate. The owner is a sweet lady who didn't speak much English but tried her best to understand our requests. Only downside... More 

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Johnstown, PA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Very clean, pleasant, and comfortable. The staff are friendly and very helpful. I've only ever stayed in the dormitory, which is co-ed. There are four sets of bunk beds and a loft. The climate control is good so the dorm is always at a comfortable temperature. The 6th floor dorm has a balcony with a nice view of the city.... More 

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Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

If you want to Live like a Korean, Eat n Drink like a Korean Kimchi Guesthouse is your choice. Location is prefect . It is very centrally near lots of the major sights like Palace,Cheonggye Stream, Bukchon Hanok and Insa-dong. The Guesthouse is a 2 minutes walk from Gyeongbokgung station. Along the way to Guesthouse. lots of restaurants and cafe... More 

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Oakland, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Kimchi Guesthouse was extremely clean, affordable and located very centrally near lots of the major sights in Seoul (Gyungbokgung and Insa-dong). Our room was small but cozy with a strong AC. The shared bathrooms were spotless. If you want to stay at a traditional hanok guesthouse but don't have the cash to splash out for the more expensive ones in... More 

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Shanghai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

There is a yard with skylight in the guest house. The host is very friendly and warm heart. It's near Gyongbokkung and its traffic is very convinient. Looking forward to the next time to saty there ;)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

I went to Korea last apr2014 for a vacation. It was my 2nd time to go to my dreamland :-) but this time with my chingus. I was very excited because we planned it for a very long time. Kimchi Guesthouse made a big part in our whole stay. The room was so nice. The ambiance was so relaxing. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014 via mobile

Good place to stay. Near major attraction and subway station. Lots of restsurants outside the house. Friendly staff and willing to provide any necessary help. Decent traditional room and kitchen. Pleasant stay for me and my friends.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014 via mobile

I really love this place!!! It's a perfect stay for those that want to experience more of the cultural life Korea. It's centrally located and just walking distance from 2 different metro lines. The rooms are cozy. The manager/owner is very kind too. I will definitely come back here in a next visit to Korea! #LovinSeoul

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile

The guesthouse is located at a very convenient location, 3min walk to the subway. It's hard to find but you can call to ask the guest to pick you up from the nearest subway. The room is rather cosy but warm, stayed during winter over Christmas and it was warm in the room. Definitely a good experience to tradtional stays.

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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Kimchi guesthouse is... - Korean traditional style room. - located in a place easy to get to. (near subway station, bus stop) - within walking distance to many tourist hotspots in the city such as Gyungbokgung, Gwanghwamun, Insadon. - giving visitors a chance to taste what life is like in a Hanok, or traditional Korean house. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kimchi Guesthouse

Address: 45-10, Jahamun-ro 1-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03041, South Korea
Location: South Korea > Seoul
Price Range: $38 - $78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Kimchi Guesthouse 2*
Number of rooms: 4
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