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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2014

I had booked the hostel for 10 nights when I am travelling in Seoul. After first night, I decided to withdraw from the hostel (forfeiting my money) as they switched off the air-conditioning after 12 midnight (IT'S SUMMER!!!) and the fan (not of much used) provided is too noisy (due to vibration) when put on the desk. I could not... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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231 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2014 via mobile

What can I say about it? It's a very cheap motel and the location is very convenient, not far from all the restaurants and shopping malls. It's ok to stay if you just want a cheap place to sleep over for a night and so. Be sure to get ready for the early shuttle bus ride.

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Vancouver, Canada
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69 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2014

I had a 17 hour layover in Seoul. The advertisement of a "shuttle," and the lack of the "shuttle bus" is partly to blame for a missed flight... I booked this hotel because booking.com told me there was a shuttle bus, and it wasn't next to the airport. "Cool!," I thought. "I can explore Seoul, and get back to the... More 

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2 Thank smfische
Shanghai, China
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2014

I stayed there for one night with my husband, in one of the hanok. We chose to book a three people hanok to have more space and we did well. We enjoyed our stay at Hostel Korea but a few things bothered us. The staff was very nice and helpful. They had sent us detailed explanation on the location and... More 

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Macau, China
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2014

Staying in Hostel Korea 5 with Hanok Medium in Jaunary 2013 but I did not have Tripadvisor account before so now turning in on and retype them. For budget stayers it is really a good choice as you can save more and use those savings running around for shoppings. Rooms are not big, but good location in Sinseol-Dong, traditional apartments... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2013

Travelled with hubby and 2 kids and wanted to be located near to train station in central. This hostel is located in a good location, and cost is great. Only bad thing is there is no lift and rooms with toilets are actually on the 3rd floor. We reserved another double room without toilet and it is at the 2nd... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 May 2013

1st time to Seoul and stay here for 1 night and stay at Hostel Korea (Jeju ) for 3 night. All of the staff very helpful and friendly. They teach us how to use washing machine. Guide us to the restorants and help us to get the discount. The room is simple and clean. All of the facilities were confortable.... More 

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Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2013

I stayed for 7 nights in Hostel Korea and despite having to make a few confirmation calls, the facilities were clean and comfortable! The staff was helpful in making sure that everything was okay and provided help in finding somewhere to rest in the hostel after checkout.

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2 Thank TWHeng
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2012

my 3rd time in seoul and i was travelling on a budget and so i decided to stay here in a single room for about 6 nights in the summer of 2012 and paid around 200 000 won which was really decent. the room itself was pretty clean, bug free and what not. so was the toilet but it stank... More 

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Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2012

I just stayed in Hostel Korea during the lunar new year period for 6 nights. I arrived on an overnight flight from Hong Kong at the hostel before 7 in the morning and unfortunately, no one was at the reception despite the fact that i have informed them about my flight information. I had to wait for an hour or... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hostel Korea is ? International exchange and interaction with foreigners… At the Hostel Korea, the world is under one roof.Hostel Korea is a guest house that provides quality service at a bargain price to travelers visiting Korea.The purpose of our service is to provide all travelers visiting Korea With a feeling of comfort and cozinessduring their stay in Korea, as if traveling in their own home.Hostel Korea is located in the heart of Seoul, near Dongdaemun, which makes it very convenient for travelers to move around the city.Travelers can get to the main tourist attraction within 5 to 10 minutes.By providing travelers with economical rates, a variety of clean facilities, Convenient transportation and friendly service, we are confident that Hostel Korea is the best Hostel for travelers to have a comfortable and safe trip.Make your trip to Korea one to remember for a lifetime by staying in Hostel Korea.We will welcome you with kindness. We wish happiness to everyone that loves Traveling and Hostel Korea will continue our efforts to become a rendezvous Where Korea is seen by the world and many different cultures of the world are exchanged.Thank you. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostel Korea

Address: 20-12, Jong-ro 65-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul 121-81, South Korea
Region: South Korea > Seoul
Price Range: $17 - $56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostel Korea 2*
Number of rooms: 37
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“It all looked nice and clean and quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles JaqG, 28 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a single room which costs only around 35,000won”
 of 5 bubbles Kevinjang, 1 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Third floor rooms have en-suite bathrooms”
 of 5 bubbles deahh, 15 May 2015 | Read review
“Small Hanok are too small for two person. Consider upgrade to at least medium. =)”
 of 5 bubbles 202nickyl, 22 Jan 2014 | Read review
“Rooms without toilets are actually much better than rooms with one as water tend to leak into the room after showering. The shower screen doesnt really work. Those with ensuite toilets are located at 3rd floor and if you have large luggages, better to be located on 2nd floor instead. Anyway, the common toilets are small and clean.”
 of 5 bubbles LemonCookie, 16 Jun 2013 | Read review
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