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Jin's Paradise Reviews

7th floor, 36-18 Itaewon Dong, Yongsan Gu, Seoul, South Korea

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176 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 99%Staff
  • 93%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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homely atmosphere. Very friendly nice communal place. the rooms a kind of small but that just pushes you to the common area to hang out. Jin and Jen are great hosts. Had some good times up on the rooftop balcony. Very fun place.

  • 19th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


A very nice place to stay in an excellent location, with exceptionally friendly staff. We especially enjoyed the rooftop terrace. I hope I can visit again!


The staff is extremely friendly and helpful! I am confident they can answer any question, and if for some reason they cant, they will find a way. Overall extremely pleased with my visit

  • 14th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Great and convient location just a 2 minute walk from the busy itaewon subway station area. The hostel is in 3 stories where the top floor has a terrace, that functions as a social gathering point for the guests staying in the two other floors. Unlike other hostels Jin's Paradise feels more like an actual home than just a bed to spend the night in. I have never met a host who takes as good care of his guests as Jin. He really goes above and beyond in terms of friendliness and service.


At risk of sounding cliche, but definitely necessary... Jin's Paradise is the reason my trip to Seoul was so amazing. Located in a superb part of Itaewon, I was able to get to everywhere I wanted with just a short walk to the subway or taking a bus on the corner of the street. The hosts, Jen and Jin, were fantastic, friendly, and very helpful. The hostel had a great view of the city and is well priced for its location/atmosphere. Next time I will travel to Seoul, I'll be staying at Jin's!


This is the third time I've stayed at Jin's and it just gets better every time. Jin and Jen are fantastic people who welcome all their guests like old friends. The homey, relaxed atmosphere makes it a great place to stay while you explore Seoul, or if you're an out-of-town Korea resident needing a place to crash for a night! Thanks so much guys - see you in September ^_^

Owner Comment (Hide)
thanks tarryn!! :) have a good trip and always welcome back!


Awesome small hostel/guesthouse within a short walk of Itaewon. Can't beat the combination of price/location and their rooftop patio.

Owner Comment (Hide)
roby! thanks for the comment! see you next time :)


Jen was the best. Friendly and helpful. I loved my stay there. Jipi

Owner Comment (Hide)
you are the best! jp!


Nice Place. The owner is very very kindly. I love these place. :)

Owner Comment (Hide)
jun! thanks for the comment! hope you enjoy korea yay. see you in bali someday!


Booked last minute because my other hostel was full when I got there. Glad I didn't stay at that hostel and found Jins. Very welcoming and tidy A bit hard to find but we'll worth it. Thanks again!

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