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Pasig, Philippines
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2012

See complete review here: http://thepaoloproject.com/2011/10/13/seoul-south-korea-of-paparazzi-emergency-preparedness-and-getting-your-moneys-worth-sunshine-guesthouse-and-seouls-transportation-system/ To be honest, the hostel is probably not for everyone. I always tell my friends that it would be perfect for the backpacker traveler (read: me) because of the no-frills vibe of the place but it probably wouldn’t sit well with parties with senior citizens (read: Kite’s family). So as much as I liked Sunshine,... More 

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Singapore
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4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 22 April 2012

You get what you paid for. It is one of the cheapest accommodation in the area, and the location is fantastic - within walking distance from all the main tourist spots and shopping area. The owner is also very friendly and speaks good English. The first room (double) we got was on the first floor. The room was so small... More 

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Luzon, Philippines
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2012

Service - Great service! We booked a week before our stay and they didn't even ask for a reservation fee. The guesthouse was just about a minute walk from the subway exit and found it easily. We arrived at around 4PM and Robin (one of the owners i think) helped us get our luggage to the room on the 2nd... More 

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Makati, Philippines
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2012

Near Insadong and Myeongdong - The first thing I like about this place is the location. So near everything including the subway. The people - The owner stayed up until 2am just to wait for us. We went through so much before we reached the hotel, including the very cold night but it is comforting to know that we have... More 

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Thank lagarista
Klang, Selangor, Malaysia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 November 2011

I am attracted by the price of the guest house and the strategic location of it. We checked in at 12.30pm, thats 1 and a half hour earlier than the normal check-in time. Upon checking in, we were very disappointed with the condition of the toilet, though the size of the room is expected judging by the price that we... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed 12 October 2011

My friend and I spent ages choosing a place to stay in Seoul, and we settled on this one. We based our selection on reviews we found online, and Sunshine had both good reviews and a pretty decent price (considerably lower compared to others). We also took into consideration the location, its safety and accessibility, especially since we were two... More 

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Quezon City, Philippines
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2011

Sunshine Guesthouse is centrally located at downtown Seoul. Its very near the subway which is interconnected to three lines. It also has several convenience stores beside it, local streetfood available 24/7 (but more at night) and a number of "drinking" places. It is also just about a block away from Insadong, the famous Korean street/area selling traditional and modern souvenirs.... More 

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Makati, Philippines
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 14 July 2011

We originally wanted another guest house because a friend referred it to us but then we saw this place on several websites so we gave it a try. The place was overall nice. It's near everything - restaurants, shops, palaces (for sightseeing) and especially the subway. It wasn't hard to find at all. Though the room we got was quite... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 17 August 2010

Sunshine Guesthouse was great. It's in a great location. There is so much to do in and around Jongno-gu. The subway is so easy to use and Sunshine Guesthouse is located so close to the subway, you literally just have to cross the street. The staff are really friendly and welcoming. They are there if you need help with something... More 

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Gwanghwamun / Jongno
If Gwanghwamun is the unofficial living room of Seoul, Jongno is the main hallway connecting some of Seoul’s most important historic sites and neighbourhoods. Being one of Seoul’s oldest neighbourhoods, the area is rich with history and culture in its palaces, shrines, and temples. Stand in the centre of Gwanghwamun Square with Gyeongbokgung Palace and Mt. Bugak in front of you, King Sejong the Great statue behind you, and modern office buildings encircling you—it’s one of the best ways to experience both past and present Seoul in one spot. The main street of Jongno is mostly dotted with restaurants and cafes, but explore deeper within its intricate alleys to pass decades-old restaurants, mom-and-pop shops, and pojangmachas (tents that open at night for quick bites and drinks) and life seems to run just as it did a decade or two ago. Don’t forget to stop at Gwangjang Market, Korea’s oldest traditional market, where it’s just as fun to explore as it is to eat the affordable market dishes that locals have been enjoying since the market first opened in 1905. For a break from urban life, walk along the restored Cheonggyecheon Stream that runs parallel to Jongno for a moment of natural refuge in metropolitan Seoul.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Jongno Sunshine Guesthouse is located in the heart of Seoul in Jongno where you could experience Korean culture and Korean history.We treat travelers as a friend and family, so that can make their journey in seoul as pleasant as possible. We have Triple rooms, Double rooms, Twin rooms, Single rooms, Female dorm. TV, airconditioner, refrigerator, shower, toilet, shampoo, towel and soap in every room. Except for the female dorm, there is no TV. We also provide free cold drinking water. There is terrace area and communal area where traveler could have a rest.And in the communal area (in the basement) you can have quick breakfast in the morning (9am-10am) – bread, jam and coffee. Free WiFi in the whole Guesthouse.Jongno Sunshine Guesthouse is Korean house that travelers could enjoy their own trip in Korea! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Jongno Sunshine Guesthouse

Address: 155-1 Donui-Dong, Jongno-Gu, Seoul 110-807, South Korea
Region: South Korea > Seoul > Gwanghwamun / Jongno
Price Range: $52 - $152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 22
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“Although close to the subway, it is up a small alley so could be difficult to find. Make sure you have good directions before looking for it the first time.”
 of 5 bubbles 828TJA, 11 Apr 2013 | Read review
“try using the street view of Daum or Naver map so you wont get lost finding it. Seoul has a lot of side streets.”
 of 5 bubbles marts_8, 10 Nov 2012 | Read review
“DO NOT stay on the first floor. The rooms are poorly ventilated, and right outside the room are lots of unwanted boxes and trash.”
 of 5 bubbles wenglin, 22 Apr 2012 | Read review
“room 303 is the stinky room!”
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“Don't request for the Korean-style rooms because they're highest, small, uncomfortable,and dirty.”
 of 5 bubbles amygdalus, 12 Oct 2011 | Read review
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