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Air Hostel Seoul

10.5 km from Seoul centre
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25-2, Daehak-ro 2-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03126, South Korea
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Reviewed 4 November 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.

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KDongdaemun, 세일즈 디렉터 at Air Hostel Seoul, responded to this review

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

Lucerne, Luzern, Switzerland
Reviewed 2 November 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...

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KDongdaemun, 매니저 at Air Hostel Seoul, responded to this review

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

Seoul, South Korea
Reviewed 31 October 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!

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KDongdaemun, 매니저 at Air Hostel Seoul, responded to this review

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

Ipoh, Malaysia
Reviewed 31 October 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...

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KDongdaemun, 매니저 at Air Hostel Seoul, responded to this review

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

Reviewed 24 October 2015 via mobile

I stayed here for 2 days in promotion period with really cheap price! The guest house is located in very crowed area. And the rooms haven't been soundproofed. BUT I think it's fine considering the staffs and host's very kind service to all guests. All facilities especially restrooms were really clean. What I like most was Makgeoli PARTY on Fri....

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KDongdaemun, 매니저 at Air Hostel Seoul, responded to this review

Thank you for your reply. Hope to see you again. Thanks!!

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 21 October 2015

Great place, fantastic location. Would definitely come here again. The manager, Thomas is a helpful host and made everything very easy, together with his friendly staff. My time in Seoul was definitely made more memorable by staying here. Highly recommended.

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KDongdaemun, 매니저 at Air Hostel Seoul, responded to this review

Thanks for choose Kimchee guest house. Hope to see you again. thanks!!

Reviewed 1 October 2015 via mobile

Kimchee Dongdaemun Guesthouse is the perfect place to stay in Seoul. It is conveniently located. About 5min from the metro station jongno 5 and there are also many attractions within walking distance, like palaces and shopping. But the best was te cozy rooftop and thomas the manager. He is very helpful with whatever you need. Also the free makuli (korean...

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KDongdaemun, 매니저 at Air Hostel Seoul, responded to this review

Thanks It was nice to meet you And i hope to see you again :)

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 26 September 2015

A late review. I stayed there from 31 Aug to 5 Sep. The manager, Thomas, is a very friendly and helpful chap. Good location. Subway and Airport bus stop are nearby. Gwangjang market is just opposite the main road. If you are a hiker, there are plenty of shops selling outdoors stuff. Room is small, but comfortable. No tv, but...

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KDongdaemun, 매니저 at Air Hostel Seoul, responded to this review

Thank you for stay here And come to again here when you have chance :) Take care

Reviewed 24 September 2015 via mobile

The GH is very near to train station. Otw to GH, you'll see a convinience store, which is good cause you can have banana milk everynight. There is hell lot of pharmacy there so no need to worry for any emergency. Haha. The GH also in good walking distance with Gwanjang market, dongdaemun shopping complex, cheonggyecheon stream, D design plaza....

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KDongdaemun, 매니저 at Air Hostel Seoul, responded to this review

Sorry we made you uncomfortable while you stay in Kimchee dongdaemun We will try to make more improve , Thanks

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

We initially booked into the other branch but they switched our booking because of renovations. When we arrived we had to listen to a list of house rules and info but he failed to mention that there was a problem with the water and there was no hot water in the rooms. After spending a night in an airport and...

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Sorry we made you uncomfortable while you stay in Kimchee dongdaemun We will try to make more improve , Thanks

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Gwanghwamun / Jongno
If Gwanghwamun is the unofficial living room of Seoul, Jongno is the main hallway connecting some of Seoul’s most important historic sites and neighbourhoods. Being one of Seoul’s oldest neighbourhoods, the area is rich with history and culture in its palaces, shrines, and temples. Stand in the centre of Gwanghwamun Square with Gyeongbokgung Palace and Mt. Bugak in front of you, King Sejong the Great statue behind you, and modern office buildings encircling you—it’s one of the best ways to experience both past and present Seoul in one spot. The main street of Jongno is mostly dotted with restaurants and cafes, but explore deeper within its intricate alleys to pass decades-old restaurants, mom-and-pop shops, and pojangmachas (tents that open at night for quick bites and drinks) and life seems to run just as it did a decade or two ago. Don’t forget to stop at Gwangjang Market, Korea’s oldest traditional market, where it’s just as fun to explore as it is to eat the affordable market dishes that locals have been enjoying since the market first opened in 1905. For a break from urban life, walk along the restored Cheonggyecheon Stream that runs parallel to Jongno for a moment of natural refuge in metropolitan Seoul.
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Airhostel Seoul puts you in the heart of everything Seoul has to offer. Extremely informative English & Chinese-speaking staff offering detailed information on directions, attractions, good shows, some of the Korea's most popular restaurants, cafes, bars, and clubs.We have a wide selection of rooms: from private ensuite rooms to a 4-bed dorm for the really price conscious travelers. Walking distance to Dongdaemun Shopping malls(10mins), Jongno 5-ga Metro Station (3mins), Direct Airport Bus Stop #6002 (3mins), Cheonggyecheon Stream (5mins), Jongmyo (Royal Shrine) (5mins), KwangJang Market(5mins), Changdeokgung Palace (10mins), Changgyeonggung Palace(10mins), Gyeongbokgung Palace(20mins). Our reception opens from 9am to 10pm, manned by our friendly staff, we are happy to help you with any inquiries you may have! ... more   less 

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Address: 25-2, Daehak-ro 2-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03126, South Korea (Formerly Kimchee Dongdaemun Guesthouse)
Region: South Korea > Seoul > Gwanghwamun / Jongno
Price Range: $38 - $73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Air Hostel Seoul 2*
Number of rooms: 21
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“Request 2nd floor if you're lazy to walk up & if you love partying/hangout, request 5th floor - kitchen, dining room & rooftop!”
 of 5 bubbles Shuwirda, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
“2nd - if you do not wish to climb the stairs (no lift) 5th - to socialize and can bear noises 4th - near to the pantry but required peace”
 of 5 bubbles KikiKokoCiki, 9 Jun 2016 | Read review
“lower ground and room that have bathroom inside”
 of 5 bubbles izzatun_nashiin3004, 24 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Choose a private room to get an indoor toilet. Request for a room on the 2nd/3rd floor if you can't do many stairs.”
 of 5 bubbles pamd666, 16 Nov 2015 | Read review
“No lift. Request for low floor before you come if you carry heavy luggage.”
  • Mixed dorm
 of 5 bubbles poo_surachest, 8 Nov 2015 | Read review
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