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Stayed here for one night on my way out of Korea. Stayed in the basic single hoping to get a better rest before flying out. The reviews that said the rooms were tiny weren't kidding! There is the bed and about six inches of floor before the wall. But it was comfortable and quiet and good for a one night stay. The owner speaks great English and is very kind and helpful as well, which is always a plus.
A very good hostel. I was a little troublesome because I was in the middle of moving apartments and slept in the hostel with a lot of luggage, but the staff was very friendly and helped me when I needed help. The location is excellent, a very short walk from all the interesting places in Itaewon.
it's in okay place. The staff was friendly and location is good enough. However, I probably would pay extra to stay in a hotel. If you need somewhere to stay for one night, go for it. Anything more than that, and your back will pay.
The staff is very friendly and on my ast day, they showed me how to use the subway to the airport, which was relatively cheaper than taking a bus. I will be coming back in future.
- Novice Nomad
- South Africa
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)
this is the fourth time i stayed in this guesthouse and everything is fine here and i suggest the usage of Hangangjin station instead of itaewon as it have elevator go to ground level on the same side of the guesthouse.
Simply put: wow! Extremely clean, extremely comfortable and with the added bonus of free toast, butter and jam 24h a day. The hostel is located in a funky part of Seoul where you can find food from all over the world. It's a quick subway ride into town so you're not really that far. The internet is super fast and the staff will go out of their way to help you and make sure you're feeling right at home. Would stay again!
This is my second time at Is@k and I'm happy with the property, the staff and their hospitality. The location is great. DownstAirs there is a money exchange, GS25 and restaurant galore! Best of all the airport bus/shuttle is just 30 meters away.
The single room was a closet with a bed and a small cupboard in it for hanging clothes etc. You had to walk through the group room, to get to it. Not exactly what I was expecting, but overall not too bad for the price. The staff was friendly and the facilities were not bad. If you don't mind sharing facilities or being in close quarters to other people, it's a good place to stay for the price and loacation.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 25-30
- (1 review)
Was ok but considering its so close to G Guesthouse Is@k is worse on all parameters so no reason to chose this place. But it was ok safe clean ect. Only complaint is the layout, stayed in a 6man dorm and there were 3 other rooms whose only entrance was through the 6man dorm.
A good little place in a good location for public transport and nightlife I would stay again.
A little hard to find but other than that an amazing experience with very helpful staff.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 18-24
- (1 review)
We stayed in the twin room which was the best option for us. Bread, butter and jam readily available. Cold, filtered water there to use. Washing machine available. The toilet and the shower are in the same cubicle which I haven't experienced before, good strong shower though Location is great. Plenty of restaurants and shops and very convenient for the subway. Other guests were quiet and considerate.
We had wanderful time at the gesthouse and seoul and we aregrateful for your help in discovering your beautiful city
this was a great hostel and the staff couldn't be any more helpful, when i wanted to book a tour the staff were kind enough to phone the tour company up and book it for me. The location is close to a main metro station as well as tot he museum. overall great time was had here
The hostel is located in the expat central of Seoul so it's foreigner friendly and food everywhere. It is in a pretty convenient surburb and metro line. The staff at the hostel were great and friendly, great common area to meet, chat, and watch TV.
Except for the difficulty to walk upstairs to the 3rd floor, everything else was perfectly great! The toilet is convenient as it has bidets installed. It's location is near masjid and there are many halal restaurants around. The guesthouse owner was very nice and hospitable. Would strongly recommend this place for any travellers
One thing I love here is the location. It's easy to find and its withing the heart of Itaewon streets. I just don't love the smell inside our room :-(
8am daily wakeup call was frustrating. Every morning between 8-9am, a member of staff came into our dorm an opened the window/curtains leaving the room bright and Noisey (busy road outside) making it almost impossible to sleep. Given this hostel is located in a party district I'm surprised at this policy and seemed to frustrate others dorm mates too. Otherwise- Pros: good location, free cold drinking water, nice staff. Cons: shower/toilet facilities below average, bed sheets insufficient.