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Insa Hostel Insadong Reviews

48, Insadong 14-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea

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27 Total Reviews
  • 91%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 94%Cleanliness
  • 92%Facilities

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definitely a nice hostel to stay ! It is clean (I presume all rooms get cleaned every day) the staff is really nice (they booked a trip for me to the DMZ just the evening before, while it was already quite late), breakfast is limited choice, but more than enough and they bring you fresh towels every day. Rooms are rather small, however considering the hostel is quite close to many highlights, it didn't bother me that much.

  • 24th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Great area. A little tedious to get there with rolling luggage because of the stone walkways. The hosts are great and helpful. The building is a little narrow, so larger luggage is a hassle to get up. But for backpackers it's fine. I would definitly go again. Very close to the airport bus and the metro.


One of the best hotels I've been, great staff very friendly, perfect location next to main places, just whant to say thanks for everything! 5 stars hostel! Se los recomiendo muchisimo!


great location--half block to bus, including airport bus, and metro. Easy to find and in area of narrow alleys and streets with restaurants, shops. Hardworking staff who always have a smile. English spoken in afternoon and evening. I could walk to palaces and museums. I stayed several weeks and would stay again.


The staff are very helpful but it would have been better if they are able to improve a little more in their English.

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Thank you so much for warm review. I will also do my best more from now on. I am very thankful for your praise at me and it made me encourage greatly. Hope to see you again. Take care!!


Very central location - near to all the major attractions within Downtown Seoul. Staff were very friendly and welcoming! However security could be better as we only relied on 2 number combinations to enter the hostel and our room - perhaps rooms card would be better.

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Hi, Thank you very much for warm review . Also so sorry for any inconvenience and lock door is upgrade. Hope to see you again! Thanks


Excellent hostel in awsome location, very close to the subway station and several main attractions of the city. Very warm ground heating and fantastic cleanliness. Much cleaner than other hostels in South Korea. The owner, Mr. Kim trusts his guests and doesn't require any deposit for towels or charging adapters etc. Hence you feel very welcome. I can strongly recommend this hostel as this is one of the best I have visited in South Korea.

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Thank you for the comment. Hope to see you again ^*^


Had a great stay and spent a week at here. Everything is excellent including convenient and great location (very near to subway station, Insadong street and Bukchon Hanok Village), friendly staffs, clean, and free breakfast was provided! Appreciate all the helps from the friendly staffs and definitely will stay here again if I come to Seoul in the future.

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Hello :) Thank you for rating us. We really appreciate it :) Hope you really had a wonderful time here and come back soon :)


My friends and I really enjoyed our stay over the weekend, loved your staff, loved how clean the hostel was and especially the location - so convenient!

  • 22nd Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Hey, Thank you for your comment ^^ Hope you all had a wonderful stay here and enjoyed Seoul ^^


Had a great stay at Insa Hostel! The room was very nice and all facilities were great. The breakfast was good, excellent computers, very friendly and helpful staff and I read you could use the washing machine for free and even though I didn't it is a much appreciated facility! And the location is great!

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Hello, Thank you for the wonderful comment. Sorry that i was not there to say goodbye to you. Hope you had a wonderful time here in Seoul ^^ Take care.


It was tricky finding this hostel. It is tucked away on a side street and was hard to find at night. The area is wonderful - a mix of traditional and modern. Front desk staff was very helpful and she told us where to go to see just about everything. I felt safe and secure here. It had all the basic amenities.

  • 15th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Hello, Thank you for your review. We are sorry that you could not find it as so far everyone said its easy. Hope you enjoyed your days in Seoul.


Stayed in a private double. Nearly twice the cost of the cheapest, but probably much better value! Breakfast includes cereal, toast, and eggs. Great location, really helpful staff. Beds were spring mattress, but incredibly hard! But at least it was very quiet at night, which was good.

  • 30th Oct 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Thank you for your comment :) We hope you had a great time here ^^

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