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Chingu Guesthouse, Seoul

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19-3, Wausan-ro 1-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul, Seoul, 04074, South Korea

Central hostel connected to a shopping center, within easy reach of Hongik University
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Collect nightsYou can collect® Rewards nights here
  • Great cozy hostel. Friendly staff and good location for night life and also ideal…Sep 22, 2019
  • Good, quiteAug 6, 2019

Chingu Guesthouse, Seoul

from $24
  • Private Double Room (Foreigners only)
  • 1 Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory (Mixed,Foreigners only)
  • 1 Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory (Mixed,Foreigners only)
  • 1 Bed in 8-Bed Dormitory (Mixed,Foreigners only)
  • 1 Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory (Female,Foreigners only)

What’s around Chingu Guesthouse, Seoul


  • In Mapo
  • Hongik University - 11 min walk
  • Ewha Woman's University - 35 min walk
  • Trickeye Museum - 13 min walk
  • YG Entertainment Building - 19 min walk
  • Yoido Full Gospel Church - 33 min walk
  • Yeonsei University - 40 min walk
  • Yeouido Park - 41 min walk

Getting around

  • Seoul (ICN-Incheon Intl.) - 49 min drive
  • Seoul (GMP-Gimpo Intl.) - 14 min drive
  • Haengsin Station - 12 min drive
  • Anyang Station - 19 min drive
  • Sangsu Station - 4 min walk
  • Hapjeong Station - 12 min walk
  • Gwangheungchang Station - 13 min walk

At a glance

Key facts


  • 7 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-9 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out
The front desk is open daily from noon - 10 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property at least 24 hours in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children (18 years old and younger) not allowed

  • One child stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Free reception
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Microwave in a common area
Working away
  • Computer station
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Korean
  • Spanish
  • Turkish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Things to enjoy
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate living room 1
  • Separate sitting area
Freshen up
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Be entertained
  • 53-inch Smart TV
  • DVD player
  • Video-game console
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Shared accommodations

Chingu Guesthouse, Seoul’s small print

Also known as

  • Mr. Kim's Friends Guesthouse
  • Chingu Guesthouse Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Seoul
  • Mr. Kim's Friends Guesthouse Hostel Seoul
  • Mr. Kim's Friends Guesthouse Seoul
  • Chingu Guesthouse Hostel Seoul
  • Chingu Guesthouse Hostel
  • Chingu Guesthouse Seoul
  • Chingu Guesthouse
  • Chingu Guesthouse Seoul
  • Chingu Guesthouse Hostel/Backpacker accommodation


This hotel's policy is to accept bookings from non-Korean citizens only. Guests with residences in Korea will not be allowed to check in. Guests can contact the property for additional information using the number on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Optional extras

Late check-in between 10:00 PM and 10:00 AM can be arranged for an extra charge of KRW 5000

Rollaway beds are available for KRW 10000.0 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Good 7.8 From 35 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Good location
Convenient location, clean and very nice atmosphere
us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Nice hostel
Good location. Great hostel atmosphere
us2 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Great value for backpackers/long layovers.
This guesthouse is well located in a trendy west-side neighborhood of Seoul, very close to train stop & several restaurants, cafes, & bars. Rooms are clean & relatively comfy, international English-speaking staff is very hospitable & friendly. Small but intimate common areas make it easy to interact with other travelers. Would definitely stay here again!
Jason, us1 night trip
Good 6.0
Nice people, but the house is old and loud
Everytime someone came in or out of the house, the entire house creaked/shook. So if other tenants stay out late, you heard it loud at all times from them opening the door. Even just closing the doors softly shook everything so it was hard to get a good rest. Otherwise the people were nice/courteous. No one was loud, it's just the house is old.
kr2 night trip with friends

Chingu Guesthouse, Seoul

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