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Hostel Korea Original

178-65 Sungin-Dong, Jongno-Gu, Seoul 110-863, South Korea
+82 2762 7406

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based on 228 reviews
Hostel Korea Original - Seoul, South Korea
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Provider Nightly total $20
Orbitz $54

Good to know

Distance to city centre 3.8 km
Location rating 9.6
Nearest airport Seoul Incheon Intl
Distance to airport 52.1 km


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  • Good
    Nov 2019

    Location near everything we needed

  • Good
    Nov 2019

    Staff is good and helpful. Price is reasonable. If you looking for a place for 1 or 2 nights it would be fine.

    My room wasn't clean. A lot of dust on the electric fan. A restroom quite smelly and a shampoo was about to run out. A TV remote have no battery.

  • Excellent
    Nov 2019

    We booked a twin room shared bathroom (room 204) during Fall season. The hostel is located in a safe and a quiet neighborhood. Safe to walk even at night. Near subway station and bus stop. The location was near to Sinseol-Dong subway station than in Dongmyo, though accessible on both station. Easy to get to the airport via Airport limousine bus 6002. Staffs were friendly and very helpful, the male host is a wonderful, hard working, jack of all trades doing and fixing everything making sure everything is ok for his guests! Staffs are friendly. Here are some of the FREE and PERKS from this hostel: 1. Laundry 2. Breakfast, coffee, Juice, unlimited water. You can also cook and use the kitchen tools. 3. Toiletries (toothpaste, body wash,facial wash, shampoo & conditioner) 4. Fast WiFi, 5. Change of bed linen & pillow covers (you can ask for a cleaning service if you wish, just place the sign onto your door knob). 6. You could leave your luggage before and/or after check in. To sum up my niece and I have a wonderful and a pleasant stay at this hostel! We'll definitely book here again. Highly recommended. Good value for your money.

    The following are my feedback that need improvement AND it did not really make our stay less enjoyable. I’m putting it in my review only because I want the hostel to improve even more! Again, we have a very lovely and wonderful stay at this hostel given all the things I specified! I would definitely recommend this hostel! 1. Mini refrigerator in our room is not functioning, had to unplugged it since it is noisy and we're not using it. Better to dispose this ref and put a side table instead. 2. My bed near the TV is a little bit squeaky, a good tightening a few screws and bolts will do or buy a new frame. 3. The room walls on the second floor were a little thin, made of wood and I could hear people shuffling around and snoring at night. 4. There is no heater in the room (we stayed during fall), but if you close all the windows, the room isn't too cold actually. But would be great if there could be a heater provided. 5. There are mosquitoes in our room but good thing there's an electric mosquito repeller that we could plugged in. 6. Things that the hostel can improve on would be the cleanliness/orderliness of the receiving (lounge) area. I think they should maintain the orderliness of the receiving/lounge area so that people can relax there and received a warm welcome from their daily activity or upon check in. There are chairs, tables, and a sofa but barely used since heater are not plugged in and it was cold (I understand if the hostel is saving electricity cost) Among other things, I could not comment much with the price that I paid for. Personally, I'd prefer this hostel over a hotel because its homey and relaxing.

  • Good
    Nov 2019

    My bedroom

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  • Okay
    Nov 2019

    The room was warm enough for autumn. The shower was hot. The staff speaks good English. Fast response to requests.

    The location is further from the subway than I expected. The area is not near attractions, so transportation costs adds up. The hostel is a bit shabby, and stuff could be better organised.

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Located in Seoul (Jongno), Hostel Korea Original is within a 15-minute walk of Korea University and Cheonggyecheon. Featured amenities include a business center, express check-in, and express check-out. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and limited parking is available onsite.



Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly

7.8 Good

based on 228 reviews









Things to know

  • Clean rooms
  • Close to public transport
  • Comfortable beds

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Complimentary breakfast
Free Wi-Fi
Concierge service
Currency exchange on-site
Room service
No smoking
Express check out
24-hour front desk
Airport Shuttle (Surcharge)
Designated smoking area
Storage available
Business centre
Laundry facilities
Pets not allowed

FAQs when booking at Hostel Korea Original

Where is Hostel Korea Original located?

Hostel Korea Original is located at 178-65 Sungin-Dong, Jongno-Gu in Jongno-gu, 3.8 km from the centre of Seoul. Cheonggyecheon is the closest landmark to Hostel Korea Original.

When is check-in time and check-out time at Hostel Korea Original?

Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 11:00 at Hostel Korea Original.

Does Hostel Korea Original offer free Wi-Fi?

Yes, Hostel Korea Original offers free Wi-Fi.

Does Hostel Korea Original offer free parking?

No, Hostel Korea Original does not offer free parking.

Does Hostel Korea Original offer free airport shuttle service?

No, Hostel Korea Original does not offer free airport shuttle service.

How far is Hostel Korea Original from the airport?

Hostel Korea Original is 19.4 km from Seoul Gimpo Intl.

Can you bring pets to Hostel Korea Original?

No, pets are not allowed at Hostel Korea Original.

Does Hostel Korea Original have a pool?

No, Hostel Korea Original does not have a pool on-site.


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Most popular landmarks

  • Cheonggyecheon 0.6 km
  • Dongdaemun Market 1.3 km
  • Gwangjang Traditional Market 1.9 km
  • Changgyeonggung Palace 2.2 km
  • Jongmyo Shrine 2.3 km
  • Changdeok Palace 2.6 km

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Getting Around

Seoul Gimpo Intl 19.4 km
Seoul Incheon Intl 52.1 km

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