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Reviewed November 8, 2015

It's up to all standards of hostel-style accommodation. Rooms are clean, staffs are nice, & location is great. The cafe on rooftop also turns into a pub at night. Such a great fun to chat with other tourists.

However, it's kind of red light area there as well. It's a little dangerous for girls travelling alone who come back late at night as there could be some drunkards annoying you. I once saw a drunk guy shouting and fighting with the owner of nearby club there. Had to wait until he disappeared before I could go out.

Room Tip: No lift. Request for low floor before you come if you carry heavy luggage.
  • Stayed: March 2015, travelled solo
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KDongdaemun, 매니저 at Air Hostel Seoul, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2015

Thanks for your kindly comment and suggest. Wish will see you again. Thanks!!

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Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

I stayed here for three night at a dorm. It's very close to a lit of hotspot places in Dongdaemun. The staff is very nice and helpful. Had a lot of fun with the staff and I guess the cleaning could be improved though. Very cheap prices.

Stayed: October 2015, travelled solo
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KDongdaemun, 세일즈 디렉터 at Air Hostel Seoul, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2015

Thank you choose our guest house.
We will try improve in the future.

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Reviewed November 2, 2015

When we booked for this hostel is was mainly for the convenience of the location. However what embraced us was a total surprise of warm hospitality by all staffs of Kimchee hostel. When we arrived to this place, following the directions given through email, it was a piece of cake! :)

We met Thomas at the reception where he explains everything regarding the rooms and of course the house rules. We were also invited to the Makgeolli party held by him every Friday night, at the roof top! Thomas even made Teokbokki (spicy rice cakes) for us on that night while we drink. We played some drinking games and had lots of fun with other in-house guests. *you may refer to the photo along with this post*

LOCATION:
Kimchee hostel is located on a rather quiet alley, about 10 minutes walk away from Dongdaemun shopping area only. 5 minutes away from Jongno-o-ga station only. And the best part of it is that we don't need to worry about our meals, there is a long stretch of restaurants right after you come out of the hostel and they all taste pretty good with reasonable price!!!

Overall, i personally think that aside of the very affordable price, they even provide the bessttttt service. All the detailed gestures such as helping us to make calls for our next accommodation, speaking to our taxi drivers when we were lost out there, and I must give the credits to Thomas, a very down-to-earth, helpful, cheerful, friendly Korean guy that has been at a very great help throughout our stay. Thank you everyone for making our stay in Dongdaemun beyond memorable!

  • Stayed: November 2015, travelled with friends
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KDongdaemun, 매니저 at Air Hostel Seoul, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2015

Thanks for choose Kimchee guest house.
Wish you to see you again.

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Reviewed October 31, 2015

The staffs and services were really nice. Despite the cheap room charge, the rooms are not bad :)
And the best thing of this guest house is MAKGEOLII(korean rice wine) PARTY in every friday!

It was my first guest house and still the best one for me. Really recommandable!

  • Stayed: October 2015, travelled solo
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Thank cecilia9512
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KDongdaemun, 매니저 at Air Hostel Seoul, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2015

Thanks for come to our Kimchee guest house.
Wish you have a great moment and see you again.

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Reviewed October 30, 2015

First of all, location wise is pretty good. Its just 10 minutes walk from Jungno-5-ga Station, go out from exit 4 and walk until you see a pharmacy, then turn left. Turn left again once you see the first street. Dongdaemun is just 10 minutes walk from the hotel. dongdaemun market and Kwangjang market is just around 10 minutes walk too.

Dongdaemun and Kwangjang market has most of the local food available, so its not a problem finding food. Getting around is pretty easy with metro.

The staffs are very friendly. I had a great time with them: Thomas, Steve, Taki, Siti. The hotel, is not super clean, but its still ok. Public bathroom are available on 3rd and 4th floor. There is a common area with balcony on 5th floor. People like to chill on the area.

Overall its a great place to stay for backpackers. thumbs up!!

  • Stayed: October 2015, travelled solo
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Thank BruceYeong
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KDongdaemun, 매니저 at Air Hostel Seoul, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2015

Thanks for your choose Kinchee guest house.
Wish you will be come back again.

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