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Mago Guesthouse
Ranked #76 of 959 Seoul B&B and Inns
Reviewed October 31, 2013

Excellent location for the price, smack in the heart of Seoul. Very convenient to get around by metro. Chungmuro station is 5-10mins walking distance (depending on how quickly you walk), and is an interchange station for lines 3 and 4.

Do not expect luxurious rooms, but they are very, very clean and new. Fresh bedding, towels, toiletries are available upon request for free.

The staff (Jess and Jenny) are extremely jovial and helpful and will go out of their way to help you if possible. And this is probably the biggest selling point this guest house.

5 stars!

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 5, 2013

Mago Guesthouse is relatively new and located in residential area estimated around 7 - 10 minutes walking distance away from Chungmuru Station (Metro Subway Line 3 & 4). The guesthouse is owned by friendly Mr Jess Kim and managed by Ms Jenny! If you are carry luggages during check-in/out, you may call Mr Jess Kim to pick up up from the subway station.

We stayed 5 nights in room G with private bathroom located on the 3rd level. Room wise it's not really spacious but sufficient for couple. Inside the room, towels, tooth brush/paste, body and hair shampoo is provided. On cold days, the flooring in the room would warm up, so you will feel comfortably walking inside the room. Free WIFI is provided throughout your stay.

Breakfast is provided and you will be greeted by Ms Jenny to start off day with her warm smile. If you don't speak Korean, don't worry. Both Mr Jess Kim and Jenny speak good command of english. They are always ready to answer any of your questions if you have for your trip or stay!

We will stay again in Mago Guesthouse when we visit South Korea again! Keep up the good work!

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

At the first time we there we got no idea where to go from exit no. 1 chongmuro station, but some seoul citizen kindly helping us and call to mago guesthouse, so we've picked up by the owner :D

The location is very strategic, its in the middle of seoul downtown, chongmuro station is between myeong dong and dong daemun station. We can find korean food, streetfood, drinking place very easily ftom the guesthouse.

At last day we move to other hotel in gangnam area, we asked to call a taxi, and they help us to communicate with the taxi driver.

We would definitely come back to seoul and stay at mago house

-Alfonso and Kartika-
^_^

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Reviewed August 31, 2013

This place was delightful and the family so kind. It was a beautiful new guesthouse and very clean. We were welcome to make our own drinks and breakfast (no kimshi which was a plus for me!) We were also welcome to use the washing machine . we only booked in for one last night here but would happily stay again for a longer period. It has a quiet location but not far to walk to the main hustle of Seoul and close to the tower and a local folk village and a metro station. The room was very attractive with lovely bed linen.

Room Tip: WE liked the one we had it was ground floor next to the kitchen but I suspect all rooms will be nice...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

I only had 2 days and 1 night to stay in Seoul and wanted to make sure I made the most of my time, with no hassle. Mago was the perfect place to stay for an incredible trip. Jess and Jenny are so helpful and hospitable. After 1 night I felt I was staying at an old friend's house. Place was very clean and modern. Super tasteful and great set up!

Thanks again.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled solo
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1  Thank Natalie G
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

Stayed in Mago during my trip to Seoul and return from Busan. Amazing place, Jess and Jenny was so helpful and the place is nicely done.

A good location as its near to Chungmoro Interchange, easy access to e verywhere. There is a famous noodle shop nearby with great and affordable food. Also you can find a bar nearby which is cozy and frequently visited by Korean Movie Stars. We met a few of them there.

I'll recommend Mago to anyone, the only downside of this place is you need to walk 10 to 15mins from the Metro Station but its a safe neighbourhood.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Traveller210776
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Reviewed August 12, 2016
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  • Stayed: August 2016, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Mago Guesthouse

Address: 90-6, Toegye-ro 36ga-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul 04626, South Korea
Location: South Korea > Seoul
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #76 of 959 B&Bs / Inns in Seoul
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Mago Guesthouse 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This is Hector Lee Host of Guesthouse MAGO. Mago is located in Chungmuro, which is the center of Seoul, near Namsan and Myoungdong. Chungmuro subway station with Line No.3 and 4 is just 7 minutes away by walk, so you could easily travel to many famous and representative places in Seoul within 5 to 10 minutes by subway, such as Myeong-Dong, Dongdaemun & Namdaemun market, Insa-Dong, Daehankno and old traditional palaces like Gyeongbokgung, Changdeokgung, and etc. In addition, you can enjoy the mood of MAGO with the Korean traditional atmosphere with extreme cleanness, which we give a lot of attention for your comfortable stay, and all of our staffs are fully ready to serve your request. As an example, we offer you pickup and sendoff service by car from Chungmuro station to MAGO, upon request. We sincerely want to give you warm and comfort impression about Korea by staying with MAGO. Thanks. Sincerely yours, Hector Lee ... more   less 
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