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Jin's Paradise

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 19 November 2015

Jin Palace was by far the worst place I ever stayed when it comes to cleanliness Room was obviously not clean between the last guest and us. Floor was fealty, full of hairs Bed didn’t have bed sheets, and besides hairs from previous guests it had insect blood stain, just as it someone has crushed mosquitos against the material- disgusting....

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Osaka, Japan
Reviewed 20 March 2015

We had a long stop over and wanted to see Seoul. We stayed here. He gave great advice and the hostel was well kitted out. The bunk beds were ok, but overall I have to recommend this place. There is also a chill out area upstairs on the roof which looks to be cool in the summer.

Thank ThaSupremeKai
Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
Reviewed 22 February 2015

With eclectic furnishings, an accessible host and an incredible view, Jin's Paradise easily stands head and shoulders above any other hostel that I have visited in the past. Right at the heart of the action, Jin's is arranged in a neighborhood of bars and restaurants that is a convenient walk from many of Seoul's most noteworthy neighborhoods. I had the...

Thank AndrewCern
Dorset, Vermont
Reviewed 6 June 2014 via mobile

Being the cheapest Hostel I found in Seoul for my weekend trip from Tokyo, I was a bit unsure about what to expect. However, I was not disappointed and I met a bunch of great people there. Jin is super helpful and he will be happy to help you make your stay in Seoul an amazing experience. He took some...

3Thank LeoM2
Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 1 February 2014

This was the first guest-house I stayed in, when I came to Seoul and it was by far the best! Since then, every time I went to Seoul I stayed at Jin´s and it always felt like home. Jin and his sister Jen are the best hosts and they treat everyone like their best friend. There is always something going...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 1 January 2014

cons: cold rooms in December and smelly beds. Filthy bathroom. The owner is a bit annoying because he is there almost always and tries to become best friends with everyone. Walking up and down the hill from the main street to the hostel can be challenging. a bit expensive. pros: you can meet a lot of people and chat. there...

Thank Nathan O
Reviewed 2 December 2013

I stayed in "JinPa" for 3 weeks in summer 2013. As a girl, who traveled solo, I'd spent a lot of time choosing a right guesthouse. And my choice was the best. It's located in Itaewon with various shops, bars and restaurants nearby. It takes only 5mins by walk go nearest subway station and 15-20mins to well-known "Banpo bridge" and...

1Thank Madluskaa
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 December 2013

Jin's Paradise was by far the best Hostel we stayed at on our entire 7 week trip around Asia! It has a fantastic atmosphere, Jin and Jen are great hosts and super fun and helpful, really relaxed and chilled common areas, there was even a ukulele! It's located in Itaewon which is the international part of Seoul, so plenty of...

1Thank Gatesy75
Paris, France
Reviewed 22 November 2013

During my 2 weeks in South Korea, I stayed in very different kinds of guesthouses but this one is so friendly and easy going that it feels like your couchsurfing at Jin's house. Of course he knows every stuff to get you entertained at every time of the day/night in the city but you can also chill out with him...

Thank Jeremy1113
San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 5 November 2013

I've stayed twice at Jin's paradise (a week each time), and I'd like to say that staying here is one of the most unique experiences I've had, and I've stayed in every level of hotel from hostels, to 3 stars, to the Ritz Carlton. Jin's obviously is a very affordable alternative to hotels but its not just that... its the...

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Staying in Itaewon

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Neighboring the immense Yongsan American Garrison, Itaewon was once shunned by locals as a seedy, red light district. But within the past few years, Itaewon and its surrounding neighborhoods such as Kyunglidan and Haebangchong have undergone a major revival to quickly become one of Seoul’s hottest areas. Here, trendy international restaurants dot the area alongside hip lounge bars and some of Seoul’s hottest club venues. After dark, Itaewon comes into its own as one of Seoul’s top party scenes. The crowd is a fascinating patchwork of all backgrounds and identities, including a small but thriving Muslim community (centered on Korea’s sole mosque), the LGBT community (with a string of popular bars and clubs), and a wide range of ethnicities and cultures scattered around. Those seeking a quiet respite should head towards the eastern end, in Hannam-dong, which not only has one of Korea’s best art museums, the Leeum Samsung Museum of Art, but plenty of mid-range to upscale restaurants and cafes.
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Address: 7F 36-18 Itaewon-Dong, Yongsan-Gu, Seoul 140-200, South Korea
Region: South Korea > Seoul > Itaewon
Number of rooms: 3
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“The Sejong Suite is simple, but it's where you want to bunk down for the night; if it's open, try to get it.”
AndrewCern, 22 Feb 2015 | Read review
“if you must stay at jin's, then stay on the sixth floor - it's a bit cleaner and quieter than the seventh because Jin himself seems to stay on that floor.”
nathano2014, 1 Jan 2014 | Read review
“Book the whole room if you want it to yourselves. :)”
tdtroy10, 5 Nov 2013 | Read review
“Level 5 seemed to be a bit more modern than Level 6.”
N8872KArobertb, 24 Sep 2013 | Read review
“If you want privacy, then ask for their huge double room. Or if it's more of a social thing, ask for a dorm.”
BrianInAuckland, 19 Jul 2013 | Read review
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