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Reviewed 1 week ago

We needed a cheap place to stay one night in Seoul. Insadong is my very favourite neighbourhood in town, and so we looked around there. This is one of the cheapest in the area, and it really feels Korean. It's clean, but not new. It is an older building and clearly has been in business for a while. The bed...

Thank ColeenMon
Staines, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

This hotel has everything a budget traveller needs. It's quiet, is located centrally, is very clean and the staff are friendly. We planned to stay for 3 nights but added on two more as we loved the area and wanted to explore more. The rooms are a little on the small side, but this is budget hotel and if you...

3Thank Adam G
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend loved this place,it is near in everything you need to go.. for shopping,eating,viewing etc. I recommend this place to everyone, the rooms are not that spacious but it is affordable and good for a traveller.

2Thank Racquel L
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We stayed 7 nights, 3 on the front end of our South Korea trip and 4 on the backend so got to experience 2 different rooms. Both were basically the same, only difference of note was that one had a computer and the other didn't. The Good: - Price. Affordable, esp when staying for 7 nights - Location. If you...

2Thank 1dancing_fool
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Was what we were looking for, a simple room at a cheap price. Included fresh towels and water bottles in the fridge which were a nice touch, not expected for a place at this price in Seoul. Only negative would've been mosquitos but other than that, zero qualms about this room

Thank Alex K
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Me and my sister stay her for 4 nights.. the rooms are small but it was very neat and clean and very comfortable to stay... i would recommend this to all the travellers who is looking for cheap hotels to stay in seoul.. if you cannot find saerim hotel it is actully at the back of aventree hotel in insadong...

Thank Katty O
Mandaluyong, Philippines
Reviewed 9 September 2016

The place is close to the Insadong street. It's also walking distance from Gyeongbukgong Palace and the Bukchon Hanok Village. The hotel seems old but it's clean and provide complete toiletries and other needs. The staff was also kind and accommodating and good in speaking English. One time we were off the door of the hotel when it started raining,...

1Thank Rachel B
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed at this hotel.for 3 nights. The rooms are small-as all Korean rooms are- clean, nice staff, and the location is great! Right at insadong main street - close to shopping areas, historical monuments and more! Great place to stay just remember very small rooms

Thank Noffar K
Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

Great location, it's a 10 seconds walking from Insadong street. Friendly staff who speaks enough English A small but very convenient room, with good size towels, a fridge, AC. We walked in without reservation and got the last room, while in the area other (more expensive) hotels were full. This is definitely good value for money in a rather expensive...

2Thank merijnheijnen
Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

This hotel is right in the heart of insadong just a street away from the main row of shops. It's about a 7 minute walk to the nearest tube station, and around 15 min walk to the Cheonggyecheon stream. I preferred this location to our other place in iteawon as less English is spoken and it has a more traditional...

2Thank Olivia K

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Staying in Insadong

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Nestled between Jongno and Samcheongdong, this small neighborhood offers a crash course in various aspects of Korean culture. Rows of shops display traditional Korean goods such as pottery and earthenware, crafts, fans, and more, making it a popular spot for souvenir shopping. The Ssamziegil shopping complex in particular has become a local institution for its unique spiral layout and the many boutique shops inside that sell handmade crafts and goods. This is the perfect neighborhood to sample a range of Korean dishes, with vegetarian Korean temple cuisine restaurants being a popular draw, but street food carts are just as famous. As a top tourist destination, crowds can swell, particularly on weekends, but you can find some rest and respite in one of the private art galleries or grab a cup of Korean tea in a tea house – many of which are located in beautifully renovated traditional Korean homes.
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Address: 37-11, Insadong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03149, South Korea
Region: South Korea > Seoul > Insadong
Price Range: $53 - $70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Saerim Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 31
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“Avoid 1st floor due to lobby noise, not that there is much but there are a few rooms right there.”
1dancing_fool, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“No shower curtain. Shared toiletries if you forgot yours. Bring earplugs.”
FlyingMommy2013, 4 Nov 2014 | Read review
“There is construction work taking place on the left hand side of the hotel (as you face the hotel from the street) but it wasn't a major problem. Ask for a room on the opposte side!”
GJCS, 20 Aug 2013 | Read review
“I'm not sure if all rooms are equipped with a computer, so it might be worth confirming beforehand as it really comes in handy. There is wifi there, but it's very weak/slow to the point that it's basically useless (at least in my room on the 2nd floor), but the hotel room computer's internet was fast. Also before you unpack all of your things, check that the other stuff is working. If it isn't, they'll let you change rooms.”
bluesky95, 8 Jan 2013 | Read review
“Level 4 has computer in room because hotel wifi doesnt work”
CathB507, 5 Jul 2012 | Read review
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