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Namdaemun Guesthouse Seoul
Ranked #227 of 955 Seoul B&B and Inns
Jakarta, Indonesia
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Bad Guesthouse”
Reviewed June 3, 2014 via mobile

I stayed there 3 nights because of recommended my friend who stayed there in 2013.
Place to uphill, you need more extra effort reach by foot.
Room is not clean. Even the staff never clean our room for 4 days. Oh great.
No breakfast. Only bread and orange juice. Dining table so limited chair and table.

Bathroom also too small. If you tall and quite big, please consider that.
Bed also not so comfortable, I feel not clean as well.

The good things, staff is help us to book taxi, the place near with N tower and namdaemun/myeongdong.

Too bad this guest house not manage well, if the owner can give more attention it gonna be great.

Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed December 8, 2013

First time we went was last year about same time. It was good and provided with wifi, coffee. Most importantly, very good location due to near Myeondong and namdaemun. Only 5 minutes to Subway station too. It seems clean too so we went for same booking 1 year after.

However, sadly not as clean this time, spotted a sliverfish at the pillow during our Autumn Holidays in Mid November and 1 small roach. Hope it will be a better stay next time.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed July 22, 2013

I'm totally agree with the others traveller review for the GH, plus point the benefit of Muslim they provide separate Cooking Utensils for Muslim. homey spot, the staff were really nice & helpful, room were clean, Wifi internet was reliable and GH nearby attraction.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed May 7, 2013

staying for 8 days with 5 of us...... pay for 7 days free 1 days... XD..... nice environment with private bathroom... the owner also very friendly... ^^.... Nearby Namdaemun station and namdaemun market...In case u have overdo shopping, DHL office just in front of the guesthouse..... hehehe

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed October 19, 2012

Stayed there with a friend for 4 nights. Took the bus limousine from the airport and alighted at namdaemun market. Couldnt find our way from there. Called the owner and he came to meet us and showed us the way.
Room was clean, had towels, basic toiletries, bed was ok. You can take new towels and toilet paper from the counter daily.
Location- 5 minutes walk from Myeongdong! near namdaemun market, near Shinsegae departmental store and Namsan tower. Very near to the subway station.
One thing to take note of is that the guesthouse is up a hill. But it is a very good base to explore Seoul.

Room Tip: If you dun like noises early in the morning, request for a room away from the road. my room was just...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level 6 Contributor
28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed August 12, 2012

We (four of us) went to Seoul somewhere around end of April to May 2012, stayed for 4 nights... We booked ourselves a bunk bed room with bathroom en-suite... it was only 80,000 KW/ night

Room is not big or spacious, quite cramp actually because we have big luggage bags. But the room was clean and the essential was we had the bathroom to ourselves...

May also find clothes hanger, hair dryer, toilet paper, tissue paper and television in the room... bed is comfy with individual pillow and comforter... though outside is cold, and even if we turn on the air-conditioner, it is still just nice, not too freezing or hot... no fan in the room though, only in the lounge, room is only equipped with air-conditioner...

Kitchen and lounge are shared/ common rooms... guests are free to cook... kitchen is equipped with almost everything that is needed... (stove, cooking pans, pots, cutleries, knives, water boiler, plates, bowls, oil, sugar, salt and pepper and etc) there was this other 2 girls (presumably from China) that stayed next room during our stay, but unfortunately they are not the considering type, after their cook-off, they would leave the cooking utensils as it is... they don't do the washing... but I think the guesthouse (GH) staff eventually helped them with the clean up... thus the kitchen and lounge is always clean and in tip top condition...

Computer with Internet connection is also available outside the lounge, but funny thing is we could not change the language to English, and everything we typed comes out in Korean... so in the end, we gave up and used the wifi service with our mobile phone instead... speed is alright...

Every morning we helped ourselved to the free flow of bread, jam, butter, coffee and tea... if you opt for authentic Korean breakfast, the night before you can just order take out and keep it in the fridge, their fridge is open to all too, as long as you label your food... we have no problems with keeping our food in the fridge, no one fondle with our food... there is 1 mineral water for us upon arrival at the GH... and you can refill water from the water dispenser in the kitchen (choice of hot or room temperature water)

Security in the GH is pretty okay – cameras in the common rooms and outside the doors... all guests are given an acess card with the room key, door is locked at all time and is only open with acess card... also there's no curfew, so guests are free to roams the streets day till night... however GH vicinity can be pretty quiet at night, so walk in group and just be caution at all times... the place is not scary, but generally is not safe in any part of the world these days, so best be caution at all times... strolling around the area is actually pretty comforting because of the calmess and cold breeze you get to experienced... (it was Spring time during our visit)... weather was great! May also find 24-hours restaurants, 7-Eleven, and sundry stores around the GH...

From Hoehyeon Station on Seoul Subway Line 4... is about 15 minutes walk up (yes is a slope!) to the GH, consequently, it would be a bit tiring carrying up your luggage up the slope on the first day... (or if you arrive the Seoul, Incheon airport on the right time (morning 7-9am and noon 2:30pm-11pm), GH could arrange a pick-up service for you... though is FOC but reservation is needed... GH is just walking distance to Namsan Park and N-Tower (20 minutes), Namdaemun Market & shopping paradise Myeongdong (20 - 30 minutes).

GH staffs were very helpful, may find maps and other travel information at reception... staff were helpful with direction and information too... they even helped us to make online purchase ticket for our Nami Island bus and entrace fee... we got the online discounted rate at 23,000 KW per pax... (it actually saves us a lot of time, we did not need to go all the way to the HQ to make payments)

On the 5th day, we checked out and we actually leave our luggage at the reception area (without charge) and went to Nami Island... in the evening we came back to the GH and the owner was very kind enough to send us to the airport... (without charge)... though technically we already checked out and it was at night around 7-8pm...

So let's recap the few points I have made (as to why I highly recommend this GH)

1)Room is affordable
2)Room is clean
3)Room is conveniently/ stratigically located
4)Hospitality of GH staffs

Good enough to convince you? We did enjoyed our stayed there... as to why there are only few reviews here is beyond me...

I was looking through their website and noticed that the place is refurbished... and looking better... definitely looking forward to go Korea again and won't hesitate to stay there again...

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Kuantan, Malaysia
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed June 14, 2012

We are a family of 10, been here for 5 days, very very satisfied with the service and location easpecially for muslim travellers that dont want to share bathroom with other guests, a 10 minute walk and you're already in namdaemun market and myeongdong, you can also catch a bus to Namsan Seoul Tower, Itaewon or City hall area from here, highly recomended :)

Room Tip: Rooms at ground level or lower ground floor is better for old folks, this guesthouse have 3 floors...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Namdaemun Guesthouse Seoul
Address: 49, Toegye-ro 4-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul 04634, South Korea
Location: South Korea > Seoul
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #227 of 955 B&Bs / Inns in Seoul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Namdaemun Guesthouse Seoul 2*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Station, Palace, Seoul N-Tower, Myoung-dong, Namdaemun Market.All Attraction within Walking distance. ... more   less 
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