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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 232 reviews
Hostel Korea Original - Seoul, South Korea
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Provider Nightly total $20
Orbitz $52

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
    Jan 2020

    Bed so fluffy I rest well

    Refrigerator, I’m upset that I didn’t use it

  • Good
    Jan 2020

    -Hotel location strategic and subway station is within walking distance (SinSeldong Station) - a lot of restaurants and convenience store nearby hotel - value for money if u compare with other hotel in Seoul - Hotel staff is friendly and attentive to ur questions, they willing to help for food delivery during our stay. - toiletries and towels are available

    - no escalator, and a bit harder for those families with kids - hotel is hidden inside a small alley so some take more time to find it

  • Excellent
    Jan 2020

    Friendly staff, comfortable room, nice location and reasonable price. Highly recommended.

  • Good
    Dec 2019

    The single room to just myself for that price was a bargain along with the privacy. The breakfast isnt more than a 'mehw', but at least it's something. The staff was friendly. The location ok

    Cleanliness is definitely an issue here. My sheets looked like they were unwashed, I found several strands of long black hair, which surely wasnt mine, plus there was some sort of glitter and what looked like a painted finger nail on the sheet. The kitchen was equally dirty as was the room, you best walk in and out in the same stride. I didnt fancy the bathrooms much either.

  • Good
    Dec 2019

    The breakfast was modest. There is coffee, tea, bread, butter, jams and they also have rice and a dish. The kitchen space was small so we need to take a turn but that is not a problem. You can use the kitchen to cook your food but make sure to clean after that. The hostel is near the Sinseoldong Subway station and there is also a bus stop which includes an airport shuttle bus. The bus for the airport is no. 6002 and it cost 10,000 won. You need to turn right at the junction when you come from the hostel to go to the bus stop. There were plenty of convenient stores, a pharmacy, grocery shops, a fruit stall, cafes, and restaurants nearby. The walk from the station to the hostel is safe as the road is busy although once you are nearer to the hostel, it's a bit dim there is a surveillance camera and it is not deserted.

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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

7.9 Good

based on 232 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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