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Fortune Jongno Hostel Reviews

38, Samil-daero, 32ga-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea

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31 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 96%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 90%Cleanliness
  • 86%Facilities

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Good location. The hostel is nice though is more like a family house. When i went it was full of the cousins of one of the staff guys and they were all day on the computers and the "kitchen" eating. There was no common area where to meet people so in the end i had more like a hotel experience where you don't talk to anybody rather than a hostel one. No kitchen and no lockers. Staff is very helpfull and dedicated. They give free coffee, tea, water and bread.


I had an excellent stay in Fortune Jongno Hostel. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The hostel location is very good, near subway station and tourist attractions. There are many restaurants nearby, so it's easy to find food even at night. The room was clean and comfortable. I have nothing but praise for this hostel. If I ever have a chance to visit Seoul again, I will stay here again.

  • 16th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Indonesia
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


It is my most unforgettable trip in Seoul. The staff are nice and fun, they are really helpful too. I like the common room much, where can share our happiest moment in Korea, like a big family.

  • 28th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Hong Kong
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Nice accommodation, top location for sightseeing and awesome service! Thank you for your hospitality and the Christmas gifts ;-)


The staff is extremely nice and very helpful if you have any doubts about where you are going or what do to. The facilities are very good and clean. Would definitely stay there again!

  • 21st Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Panama
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


One of the best hostels that I have stayed in during my trip to Korea :) Friendly Staff and very good service! keep it up

  • 14th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • winstonlauwc8842
  • Singapore
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Thank you very much for a pleasant stay in Fortune Jongno Hostel! Everyone was very kind and helpful! As a solo traveler, your kindness was greatly appreciated. If I return to Seoul in the future I would love to book with you again :) Thank again!


(+) enthusiastic, helpful staff, room & bathroom basic, clean, nice hot shower (although not very well placed), wifi in the room patchy (computers in the common room), free laundry, extremely good location close to sights, metro/airport bus, in a quiet side street. (-) common room very small & cluttered with private stuff (!) from the owners & litter, breakfast very basic (no sink to wash stuff), towels very small, coffee machine never working, sign said every day room service, but there wasn't.

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