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“Excellent hostel with lovely hosts!”
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Crib 49 Guesthouse
Ranked #134 of 957 Seoul B&B and Inns
Berlin, Germany
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent hostel with lovely hosts!”
Reviewed January 19, 2013

Hey Shawee and Boss! Thank you very much for the excellent stay that I had at your hostel :D I loved the welcoming atmosphere and the noodles ;) The room was clean and perfectly fine, the location of the hostel can't be better. The next time I am in Seoul I will let you know and definitely visit you :) Hope to see u soon, best regards from Germany!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 14, 2013

We stayed at Crib49 during our recent trip to Seoul.
Crib49 is a quaint little guest house (8rooms, ondol style) that is conviently located 10-15mins walk away from the shopping streets of Myeong Dong as well as 10mins walking distance to the N Seoul Tower.

Room wise - Ondol style room with free wifi. Warm floor but the toilet might be a little small for the bigger size folks. Good breakfast options (which is complimentary btw)- bread with jam, free flow tea, or the typical Korean Cup noodles, with all the utensils provided. It doesn't get any better than this.

Staff - The owner and his manager are well-versed in English and they are very helpful and nice throughout our stay with them. In fact, they are one of the key reasons why our group of travellers have brought back wonderful memories of Seoul. Kooik and Shawii (the owner and his manager) have been extremely prompt in their replies (pre and post our stay), fun to be with, esp with their effort in trying to get to know each and every visitor to Crib49. They have also been extremely helpful with suggestions on where to eat, what to do and how to go around Seoul.
And during the trip, we made 2 separate trips to both Seoraksan and Jeju, Kooik helped us to store our luggage with no questions asked... To this,we are very grateful and definitely impressed with the service given by them.

One extra point to take note :
For bigger groups of 3pax and above with multi luggages, Crib49 can help with the cab arrangement from the airport to the guesthouse. Fantastic service from the cab driver... Take it, you won't regret it.

Before our departure from Seoul, we had moved to another Guesthouse (to soak up the atmosphere in other parts of Seoul) but were not able to confirm any cabs which could send us to the airport the next day at 5pm. We wrote an email to Crib49 to asked if they could help, and promptly they replied and the confirmation was done up pretty fast.

I will definitely recommend this guesthouse and will definitely stay there again the next time.

Room Tip: For families - choose room 101
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Troyes, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2013

I felt Crib49 guesthouse was like home to me. The owner and the manager are very friendly and helpful and both fluent in english.
You can really see these guys put a lot of effort into making the atmosphere suit the people. They are fun to be with and very nice to me and my friends and always try to give us the best service !

The locatation is pretty good, very close to N Seoul Tower, to Myeongdong shopping area and Myeongdong subway station.

Nice, comfortable and clean room, good Wifi, good breakfast, you can also enjoy a great view on the rooftop terrace.

It was more than I expected !

I highly recommend this guesthouse. I will stay there next time I visit Seoul.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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KL
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed November 27, 2012

We have a very pleasant stay at this guesthouse. The room is ondol type and it is clean, quiet, new and with private toilet. It provides kitchen for you to make coffee, instant noodles, water and bread, internet service and laundry.
The host is very friendly and helpful. He can speak fluent english and can help you to arrange taxi transfer to airport and it is at reasonable price.
This guesthouse is just 10 minutes walk from Myeongdong Subway Station and walk to Namsan Cable Car Station is also less than 10 minutes. Nearby have lots of restaurant and convenient store too. The only drawbacks is we have to walk up hill (quite steep) to the guesthouse and the ceiling of the bath room is a too low, if you are tall just beware your head.
If you have big luggage and kid along, taxi is worth for money.

Room Tip: Family with kid suggest to stay at room 101.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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KL
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Reviewed October 30, 2012 via mobile

This is a small guesthouse located on Namsan. There are only 8 rooms and when i was there, the guesthouse was fully occupied. Myeongdong station is just a short 10 min walk away. Be warned that the road is quite steep if you are carrying huge luggage. Rooms are new and very clean compared to the other 7 hotels and guesthouses i have stayed throughout this trip in Korea. Even the floors are heated. There is a rooftop for chillout with a nice view of N tower at night. Simple breakfast (noodles and bread) is provided free of charge as do washing machine. All in all it is a perfect place to stay in Seoul.

  • Stayed October 2012
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Crib49Guesthouse, General Manager at Crib 49 Guesthouse, responded to this review, November 1, 2012
Hello Guest! We appreciated your lovely reviewed for our Guesthouse. We are not stopping to create more ideas to put into our new Guesthouse so more Guests abroad would want and try their experience with us. We valued every Guests opinions and comments for us to be able to apply whatever necessaries it may needed.

We do hope to hosts you once again. Please spread the good word.

Thank you so much!

Best Regards,
CRIB 49 ^___^
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Property: Crib 49 Guesthouse
Address: 49, Toegye-ro 20na-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul 04630, South Korea
Location: South Korea > Seoul
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #134 of 957 B&Bs / Inns in Seoul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Crib 49 Guesthouse 2*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
CRIB 49 is less than 10 minutes walking from Myeongdong station.We offer a Rooms that you can choose to ranging from what you like, what fits you and what can afford you. Serving a free breakfast and an Internet Room where you can search where else to go in Seoul. CRIB 49 has 8 Private Rooms with 8 Bathrooms too. We offer free washer, dryer for doing laundry. Crib 49 has a 24hours open Kitchen and Internet Room. Wifi is offer free. Roof Top is open for Occasions too. ... more   less 
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