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Zaza Backpackers Hostel
Ranked #29 of 948 Seoul B&B and Inns
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“Rare gem in MyeongDong”
Reviewed December 28, 2011

I believed with more reviews on this place, this place is going to be madly popular. As such, I was quite relectant to review the place in hope to keep it a secret. Anyway, good things ought to be shared.
-- residence eo --
It's conveniently located in Myeong Dong area. It's minutes away from MyeongDong station and MyeongDong. Just walk through the underpass and you are in the popular shopping district. Yet, it's away from hussle and bustle of Myeong Dong as it is located at the quiter side. It's Walkable distance to Namsan Park and you could do a walk up Namsan Park.

Rooms are clean and sizable.
Security is tight as guests are given a small key card, with electronic access to the building. Rooms are secured by digital locks. A rather high tech guesthouse. Every room comes with a washing machine and a 2 door fridge. Rooms are equipped with aircon as well as floor heating to tide u through hot summers and cold winters.

Breakfast variety is mediocre but with all the variety of good food around the place, it doesn't matter.

The place does not have any elevators though, so be prepared to carry your luggage up. No worries though as the manager is a helpful chap and will certainly help with the luggages. Fighting!

For the price we paid, this place is certainly worth very cent of it!!

  • Stayed December 2011
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Reviewed December 2, 2011

Residence EO is conveniently located in the Myeongdong area. You can walk to the subway station in just 3 minutes, while the Myeongdong shopping area is just a 5 minute walk. You can also get to Namdaemun Market in 15-20 mins by foot.

The hostel seems brand new with its clean rooms and adequate facilities (there's a tv, microwave, fridge, and washing machine in the room). They also offer a complimentary breakfast of toast and cereals. And if you get tired of that, there are bakeries, convenient stores, and food stalls in the area.

One of the best parts of our stay is Mr. Lee's hospitality. He never fails to greet the guests and ask for anything they need. He even helped us research for some places to go and arranged for our airport transportation.

All in all, Residence EO is highly recommended and I won't hesitate to stay there again.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Zaza Backpackers Hostel

Property: Zaza Backpackers Hostel
Address: 35, Toegye-ro 20-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul 04629, South Korea (Formerly Residence EO)
Location: South Korea > Seoul
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #29 of 948 B&Bs / Inns in Seoul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Zaza Backpackers Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Zaza Backapckers hostel in Seoul serves you with our great location, as the most centrally located guesthouse in Seoul. We provide all the other customer-friendly facilities with private rest rooms, shared kitchen, free-wifi and so on. It is an easy walk to Seoul's most famous attractions including Myeong dong shopping st, Dongdaemun Market, Seoul N-Tower, Namdaemun Market, Palace, Insadong, Cheonggyecheon Stream, City-hall and Seoul Station. We are just a 3 minute walk to a subway station and the airport bus stop, which make it easy to get to Incheon Airport and attractions such as very famous Hongik Univ. area , Daehakro area and National Museum. It's all on your doorstep when you stay with us. Our very friendly staffs are more than happy to show you how to get around. ... more   less 
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