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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 17 February 2016

This is my first hanok stay experience and I am pleased to say that Gowoondang exceeded all of my expectations. The owner, Mr Kim, is very warm and helpful - he speaks excellent English and Chinese as well as Korean, and kindly accommodated our request for an early check-in. We stayed in the Pink room which is located in a... More 

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Thank Jitterbug70
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Reviewed 4 August 2014

This place was exactly what I was looking for, traditional Korean house near the main attractions in Seoul. The owner and his wife are great host, they made my stay memorable. They very welcoming people and they make really good traditional breakfast. I stayed in Seoul for two nights and I loved this place, only few minutes away from the... More 

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Thank Baker B
Hong Kong, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2014

Stayed here in April 2013. We checked into this hanok for one night but would love to spend more days there if possible. The owner speaks good English and were hospitable. Futons and heated blanket were provided at night - of which the owner has prepared for us before we got back in the evening. The only drawback is that... More 

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Thank Michelle L
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2014

This is the perfect place if you're interested to experience traditional hanok as part of your visit to Seoul. Great location - very near to Gyeongbokgung Palace and just 5 mins walk to the subway. Convenient to visit other popular sights like Myeongdong, N Seoul Tower, Erwa University... The guesthouse keeps the traditional sense well while manages to provide you... More 

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1 Thank BanananaPancakes
Singapore, Singapore
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51 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2014 via mobile

There are many excellent reviews and I am not going to repeat the same thing. None of them is a lie. Great owner, breakfast, fast wifi, location, etc. Just to add in a very important info; u can easily reach by subway line 3 gyeongbokgung (orange color line) and take exit no.3 Out of the stairs, just walk straight about... More 

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6 Thank Trisno W
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2013

Recently traveled to Seoul with my girlfriend, who was attending a conference in the city for a couple days. We decided against a home stay and went for a guest house, but were immediately stuck on which to choose, as there are many options. My girlfriend kept coming back to the Go Woon Dang Guest House, despite the relatively minute... More 

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4 Thank Brandon B
Singapore
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Reviewed 8 May 2013

It's easy to get lost in the narrow alleys and most hanoks look quite similar (especially at night), so do try to remember your way in during daytime. I stayed in the Gold Room which came with a private bathroom that was surprisingly big, modern and clean for being inside an old traditional room. It's a little small for two... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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87 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2012

I wanted to stay in a 100 year old Hanok. The Go Woon Dang Guesthouse is beautifully kept. Korean breakfast included. We paid extra for the room with attached bathroom. Free Wifi. Hot/cold water available outside. Dont stay here if you have a bad back or cannot sit on the floor, or want a TV and an armchair, this is... More 

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Address: 20, Jahamun-ro 8-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03044, South Korea
Region: South Korea > Seoul
Price Range: $75 - $156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Gowoondang Guest House 2.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Pick a room with en-suite bathroom during winter as bathroom (shared) is located outside the room for some. (traditional hanok style). There's only one room with en-suite bathroom - do reserve ahead.”
 of 5 bubbles michellel162, 1 Aug 2014 | Read review
“The Gold Room features a private bathroom (toilet/shower) - the other rooms share a public bathroom in the courtyard.”
 of 5 bubbles BrandonB81, 13 Jul 2013 | Read review
“The Gold Room comes with a clean and spacious bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles dana_zincy, 8 May 2013 | Read review
“The Gold room has a personal Toilet.”
 of 5 bubbles AustraliaPinball, 6 Nov 2012 | Read review
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