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Sopoong Guest House

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed there a night with my friend. The accommodation is lovely and authentic to the traditional Korean Hanoks. The rooms are very clean and well kept and fresh, I felt very safe and comfortable sleeping in our room. Furthermore, each room has it's own bathroom, which was much appreciated! I currently live in a Seoul apartment, so it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

Sopoong guest house is a great place to stay. Its traditional, cute, very clean, well equipped and in a good area. The host is super nice and helpful and speaks great english. Would definitely go again!!!

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kukjineee, Owner at Sopoong Guest House, responded to this review

Wow it's been a while since the last one. Thank you so much for your great review with five stars! The number of stars matters! By the way, too bad I do not recognize who wrote this and it would be great if you can drop an email some time later! Thank you so so much no matter who you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Staying at 'Sopoong' is the best experience while traveling near Seoul. The accommodation is perfect to stay, and also the host are kind too. The most pleasure is that they provide welcome tea when we arrive. And also the bathroom and room are clean enough. Even though I'm korean, staying at Hanok is the most special experience. I recommend you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

If you want to experience living in a hanok....worth staying here. Place is clean with modern amenities. The host is helpful and friendly....same as the crew helping him with the place. Nice area....very convenient to move around. The hanok however is not suitable for people who have physical limitations as you sleep on the floor.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

I really don't know where to start because there are lots of great things to say about Sopoong Guest House. KJ is such an amazing host and he will exceed your expectations (I prefer not to elaborate so that future guests will not expect what his random acts of kindness are and just be happily surprised). Thanks a lot for... More 

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kukjineee, Owner at Sopoong Guest House, responded to this review

Hi Gerard! Thank you so much for this detailed and wonderful review you wrote it here. And it is a pleasure to see that I contributed to your happiness while in Seoul and at Sopoong! All the comments on small decorations and amenities sound like how sweet person you are! I always say you can enjoy more if you deserve!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

It was our honeymoon! Awesome experience for us! We love it! Awesome breakfast. Awesome lovely postcard and a small note of greeting from KJ. He's friendly and helpful. He guided us where to go and where to head for yummy bibimbap, reminis' potato cake, etc.. Location near to the subway station. Awesome place to walk around.

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kukjineee, Owner at Sopoong Guest House, responded to this review

I cannot recall you from the ID - szoee, but I still appreciate your time and effort in wiriting this review for us! It sounds like you've been to the old ones! Now we moved to a new house and it is way better in terms of house itself! Hope we can serve you in better conditions next time! And... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

This is my first time to Seoul and I don't have much time to prepare everything, the host of Sopoong KJ really give me a big hand. He is very nice person and friendly. He teach me how to go to each place, recommend some traditional restaurant and all the restaurant are awesome, also help us to call fired chicken... More 

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kukjineee, Owner at Sopoong Guest House, responded to this review

Yu Shun! Your family was just amazing and sweet! I didn't feel like your family like being travelers and it was more like local friends. I always feel so comfortable hosting a guest group like your families! I really wish I can make it to Southern Taiwan or Macau and meet the lovely faces again! Or you all being back... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

Location - just opposite Gyeongbokgung Palace west gate. Near to subway station and awesome nice local food/restaurants. Perfect. Room - nice and cozy. Loved it. I travel with kids, so it may be a little small considering the amount of luggage bag I have (yes, 4), but it is still pretty manageable. All of the facilities/amenities are well built, maintained... More 

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kukjineee, Owner at Sopoong Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Hui Tien! Wow, your review seems quite helpful for future travelers since you categorized it very well. Haha it all sounds good to me! I did not know your kids are picky as they were just lovely! Great we passed their test! ;-) Oh by the way, there are always undercover and official cops around because the Blue House... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

The place was just A+ in ALL aspects. It was supremely decorated in traditional Korean fashion, but had all the things one needed from heated floors, to heating machine (we went in the Spring when it was cold), the showers and bathrooms were super clean, the shared kitchen area was amazing. Every morning we had the pleasure of eating a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

Very cosy place to stay in a Korean style house. The breakfast was uniquely traditional tasty. KJ is a nice host and very patience explaining and recommending many nice food and attraction places to visit. He will attend to our needs almost like 24/7 !!!

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Samcheongdong / Bukchon
This historic neighborhood was traditionally home to Seoul’s middle and upper-classes. Now it’s most famed for its clusters of beautiful, traditional Korean homes (called hanok), many of which are found in Bukchon. Many of these homes have now been converted into restaurants, cafes, shops, and even guesthouses, and their unique architecture offers a look at Korea’s traditional beauty. Samcheongdong’s main and side streets attract locals and tourists alike for their quaint and charming scenery, while the Blue House (Cheong Wa Dae) serves as the residence for South Korea’s president. Art fans will love exploring the many independent and private art galleries in the area.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
"Where you stay is part of your journey." Sopoong is a traditional Korean house with high-end modern facilities. We are located in the heart of touristic sites and right next to the main palace - Gyeongbokgung. And it only takes 4 minutes away from the nearest subway station. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sopoong Guest House

Address: 10-4, Hyoja-ro 7-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03044, South Korea
Location: South Korea > Seoul > Samcheongdong / Bukchon
Price Range: $40 - $174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sopoong Guest House 2.5*
Number of rooms: 4
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