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Dongdaemun Guest House

Star Rating
2 out of 5



3.6 / 5Good
107 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Laundry


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Korea University
    8 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Dongdaemun History and Culture Park
    2 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Changgyeonggung Palace
    3 min drive
  • Airport
    Seoul (GMP-Gimpo Intl.)
    23 min drive

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    About this area


    Located in Seoul's Dongdaemun neighborhood, Dongdaemun Guest House is near a metro station. Dongdaemun History and Culture Park and Dongdaemun History & Culture Park are cultural highlights, and some of the area's popular attractions include COEX Aquarium and Lotte World. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Jamsil Baseball Stadium or Seoul Sports Complex.

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    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Korea University - 8 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Dongdaemun History and Culture Park - 2 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Changgyeonggung Palace - 3 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Jogyesa Temple - 4 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Myeongdong Cathedral - 5 min drive

    Getting around

    • Sinseol-dong Station - 2 min walk
    • Haengsin Station - 19 min drive
    • Seoul (ICN-Incheon Intl.) - 59 min drive

    About this property

    Dongdaemun Guest House

    Seoul guesthouse in Dongdaemun, walk to Korea University
    This smoke-free guesthouse features laundry facilities, express check-in, and free breakfast. WiFi in public areas is free. All 20 rooms offer free WiFi, refrigerators, and LED TVs with cable channels. Other amenities available to guests include hair dryers, showers, and free toiletries.
    Dongdaemun Guest House offers 20 air-conditioned accommodations with slippers and hair dryers. 24-inch LED televisions come with cable channels.
    Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided daily.
    Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. For a surcharge, an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is offered to guests. This Seoul guesthouse also offers laundry facilities and express check-in.
    Dongdaemun Guest House is a smoke-free property.

    Property amenities


    • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
    • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

    Parking and transportation

    • No onsite parking available
    • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)

    Food and drink

    • Free breakfast available

    Family friendly

    • Laundry facilities
    • Refrigerator

    Guest services

    • Daily housekeeping
    • Front desk (limited hours)
    • Laundry facilities
    • Luggage storage

    Languages spoken

    • Chinese
    • English
    • Japanese
    • Korean


    • Smoke-free property

    Room amenities


    • Air conditioning


    • Free toiletries
    • Hair dryer
    • Shower


    • 24-inch LED TV
    • Cable channels

    Food and drink

    • Refrigerator


    • Slippers
    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition


    • Disliked: Property conditions & facilities

    Worn but cheap

    We stayed 6 nights in a twin 'bunkbed' room. The accomodation was fair value as it was cheap, beds were comfy, had Aircon and although basic you got a free breakfast with coffee. There are downsides with it being cheap as it is pretty well worn. Our toilet was broken with the pump running water through the cistern all of the time, the fix was to turn the water valve off at night to stop the sound, but you then had to turn it back on to do the toilet, also the fan in the bathroom intermittently made a loud screeching sound and the toilet smelled after showering. The host was quick to respond when we highlighted issues and fixed what he could. If on a tight budget, it is ok for a few nights.

    Stayed 7 nights in Oct 2019


    • Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Avoid this hostel

    TLDR: look for a another option. If their policy let us check out early and refund the remaining days we would have - and it was still a near thing. The good: it’s cheap, you’ve got your own bathroom, there’s wifi, toast and jam, your pretty close to bus and train stations and they let you to check in late even if through a flawed process (see “worst” below). The bad: It says there’s a partial reception - we were there 5 nights and we never saw anyone despite coming and going at varying times. It’s in a sketchy looking neighborhood. The hostel and rooms are also very run down and dirty looking. I’ve included pictures. In five nights, they did not change our sheets once despite appearing to (my bed was made once but a chocolate stain from the night before remained) and it was dusty under the bed. The worst: They have a poor security policies. Due to some travel delays we didn’t arrive at the hostel till well after check in. We’d emailed them last minute to inform them of this possibility but hadn’t received a reply back before we took off - they sent us a response with the entry code for the front door but we couldn’t reply because we’d lost our Internet and it was nearly midnight before we got it back. Likely because they hadn’t received a response, the hostel decided to take a laminated card with my name on it with the ENTRY CODE in it and TAPED IT TO THE FRONT DOOR. And that card looked reused. Needless to say, we kept our door bolted whenever we were there.

    Stayed 5 nights in Jul 2019

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    The location is great, very near subway and easy to take a bus. The host is so kind. He let us check-in before the time. Thank you.

    Stayed 5 nights in Aug 2019


    • Liked: Staff & service
    • Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities

    Easy to get in and out. Great location. Good TV. But, "Continental Breakfast" is peanut butter and jam on toast. Bathroom and rooms really need cleaning. Coffee ran out.

    Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2019

    4/5 Good

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      Stayed 15 nights in Apr 2019

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