Cant believe this hotel has so little reviews on tripadvisor. Stumbled upon this gem of a place from booking.com : http://www.booking.com/hotel/kr/hotel-fa.en.html
Stayed here during my trip to Seoul in June 2012 for a night. Booked this hotel dt its location, price and proximity to the Dongdaemun shopping district. Its just a 5 minute walk from the Doosan tower & Migliore. My wife and I went shopping till 3am in the morning and wanted to stay somewhere within walking distance, rather than having to take a cab back to the hotel in the middle of the night.
We paid 70,000won for a night's stay. The rooms were small but clean, neat and tastefully done. There is also free Wifi, which is a plus point. The other stuff are standard items which you can find in other hotels eg LCD TV, fridge, hairdryer, airconditioning.
This is a perfect base to explore the Dongdaemun area. It is just a 2 minute walk from exit 4 of the Dongdaemun station. Disregard the map from googlemaps. It is confusing. Do NOT try to find the 7-11 because you cannot enter the hotel from 7-11. The hotel entrance is located right behind 7-11. To get there, turn right as you come out of exit 4. Go into the small alley. Then, go into another small alley ahead. Look for the sign "Hotel Fa" as you enter the second small alley. It is just a 2 minute walk from exit 4. The small alleys might look scary initially, but it is perfectly safe even when walking home at 3am in the morning.
The hotel staff were friendly, but the dont speak English. The owner has a helper who speaks Mandarin.
There are a lot of places to eat outside the hotel. Try this restaurant called Pomato Spoon. They serve a good variety of Korean dishes at a fraction of the prices we paid at Myeongdong. The food was good, and it opens for 24 hours.
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