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“Good location, average hotel, amazing staff”

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Myeongdong Town Guesthouse
Ranked #397 of 546 Specialty Lodging in Seoul
Sydney, Australia
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“Good location, average hotel, amazing staff”
Reviewed November 24, 2012

This hotel is in the city centre in the area between jongno-3 and euiljiro-5(?). Easy walk to Myeongdong, Dongdaemun via the Cheonggyecheon Stream and Insadong. It is between two subway lines, both within 5 minutes walk. The airport limousine stop is a bit further away. Perhaps 10minutes walk.

The hotel is between renovation stores so looks like it is in a strange part of the city, but if you are at all familiar with the city you'd know it's actually very central. When I visit Seoul I always stay in the jongno-3 area because it's within walking distance of the palaces, shopping areas, busan tower, the stream etc. this is a very economical option as the love motels which you can usually find for about 40000won is a bit more expensive in this area.

The hotel is upstairs and there is no lift so if you have a problem with stairs DO NOT stay here but otherwise don't let this put you off. The staff are extremely helpful and carried my suitcase up and down the stairs when I arrived and departed.

The rooms have wifi which is good.

The only thing I found strange was that thy do not clean the rooms for the duration of your stay. Perhaps if you request it they will. That also means you have the one towel. But you can deposit it in the laundry baskets on each floor and ask for another at reception.

There was a funny smell in the room and it might be because it does not have good ventilation. A bit musty.

Overall a solid budget hotel good for people who want to travel cheaply without having to stay in hostels. Great location but probably best for solo travelers.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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DowntownSeoul, Manager at Myeongdong Town Guesthouse, responded to this review, November 28, 2012
Thank you for your thoughtful review, I am glad you explored Seoul Downtown area really well. Where ever you go, we hope you for the best. Thank you. David
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Reviewed November 23, 2012

I enjoyed my stay in this guesthouse. The location is great. It takes less than 10 minutes to walk to several interesting places : myeongdong, the jongmyo shrine, pagoda park, changdeokgung palace, insadong... It is also located near the metro station, with which you can directly access Hongik station. There are also quite a lot of small shops where you can buy food.
The staff is very nice and helpful, giving advice and helping out !
The only bad points : the entrance is quite difficult to find, and you have to climb some stairs to get to your room.
The price/quality ratio is very good. I recomend this guesthouse !

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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DowntownSeoul, Manager at Myeongdong Town Guesthouse, responded to this review, December 3, 2012
안녕하세요. Thank you for staying with us, We would like to wish you safe and good trip while you travel in Korea ~ 감사합니다.
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Property: Myeongdong Town Guesthouse
Address: 68, Supyo-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul 04543, South Korea
Location: South Korea > Seoul
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #397 of 546 Specialty Lodging in Seoul
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Myeongdong Town Guesthouse 2.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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