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Flat-screen TV
Individually decorated, individually furnished, free WiFi
Individually decorated, individually furnished, free WiFi
Individually decorated, individually furnished, free WiFi

Overview of INSADONG hostel


2.0 star property
Within easy reach of Gwanghwamun

9.0/10 Superb

89 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry facilities
The price is $41
Price available on 7/3/2022
48, Insadong 14 Gil, jongno-gu, Seoul, Seoul, 110300
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Self parking
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Computer station
  • Vending machine
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Water dispenser
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Concierge services
  • Barbecue grills
For families
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Flat-panel TV
  • Barbecue grill(s)
  • Self parking (surcharge)
Cleaning & Safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Jongno
  • Gwanghwamun - 10 min walk
  • U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Korea - 11 min walk
  • Changgyeonggung Palace - 11 min walk
  • Bukchon Hanok Village - 13 min walk
  • Gyeongbok Palace - 14 min walk
  • Seoul City Hall - 18 min walk
  • Deoksugung Palace - 21 min walk
  • Namdaemun Market - 23 min walk
  • Namsan Park - 24 min walk
  • Korea House - 30 min walk

Getting around

  • Gimpo Intl. Airport (GMP) - 20 min drive
  • Incheon Intl. Airport (ICN) - 56 min drive
  • Suseo Station - 17 min drive
  • Haengsin Station - 17 min drive
  • Anyang Station - 24 min drive
  • Anguk Station - 3 min walk
  • Jonggak Station - 9 min walk
  • Jongno 3-ga Station - 12 min walk

About this property


INSADONG hostel features a rooftop terrace and puts you within a 10-minute walk of Gwanghwamun. Free perks include WiFi and continental breakfast daily between 8 AM and 11 AM. Also, Bukchon Hanok Village and Gyeongbok Palace are within a 15-minute walk. Fellow travelers like that it's just a short walk to public transportation: Anguk Station is 3 minutes away and Jonggak Station is 9 minutes.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
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At a glance

Hotel size

  • 17 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 19
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and an access code; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 19


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Secured covered onsite self parking (KRW 15000 per day)
  • Secured covered onsite extended parking (KRW 15000 per day)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 8 AM–11 AM
  • Barbecue grills
  • Shared microwave
  • Water dispenser

Working away

  • Computer station


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Rooftop terrace
  • Television in common areas


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Korean

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Slippers
  • Window screens

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated
  • Heated floor (bathroom)

Freshen up

  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Electrical adapters/chargers

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities

Children & extra beds

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Rollaway beds are available for KRW 15000.0 per day


You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Covered self parking costs KRW 15000 per day
  • Covered extended parking costs KRW 15000 per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Staff at the property wear personal protective equipment and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher on site.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

INSADONG hostel Seoul
INSADONG hostel Seoul
INSADONG hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
INSADONG hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Seoul

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Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Comfortable, clean and very well situated. The rooms have little extras, like a bedside lamp and multi plug access by the bed, hangers and rail, and it's quite spacious. The surrounding area is charming with a wide selection of restaurants and it's on the doorstep of the city center. I will definitely stay again when in Seoul.
2-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The staff are very friendly and helpful. Great location in walking distance to sights, shops and transit.
Lauren, 3-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great location, great facilities, terrace in the rooftop, really good breakfast included and the owner was so nice and friendly.
2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Daria, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

I've stayed here a couple of times. The owner is very nice, and they have a good breakfast. The bed wasn't the most comfortable. For the price I would have liked a little better bed, but I still liked the place enough to return. It's Close to the subway.
3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Loved it! Staff was super friendly and helpful and we loved the fat orange cat. Kitchen has good selection of free condiments. Floor heating was really nice, room was super warm. In a really cool artsy area with tons of restaurants. The underground bar across the street is cool. Highly recommend!
2-night trip
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6/10 Good

Okay place in a perfect location
The location is good if you're planning to look around the typical tourist destinations in Seoul. Insadong itself is a popular place to visit. The guest house is located on a narrow way near Anguk station. The route from the station is a bit convoluted and either google maps or Apple maps don't direct you effectively. Just map it and try to get close. It's not so hard. Inside is clean. I stayed in a dorm type room with four beds and a bathroom. It's a tiny room for four people. But overall it was okay. It has basic amenities like shampoo and body soap. It's got a hair dryer too. A locker for each persons is also provided in the room. Towels are provided but it's very small. You need to being a bath towel. A tap is in the room so if you're from Japan or America you can use your charger so wothout a converter. The bathroom is a Korean a Korean style bathroom. It's not like American where shower is blocked with a curtain or a wall, nor like japanese where the shower space, the changing room, and the toilet are completely separated. You need to learn to do all in the same space with no separation. The stuff are okay. The lady speaks a good English and she was nice, and theees a guy who speaks some japanese and he was not very polite. They don't have a lot of stuff so you can't expect a lot. The door lock is passcode so you don't have to carry a key. They have some umbrellas for you to use. Overall it's a nice place to stay in insadong for cheap.
Junichi, 4-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Very good value
It's a clean hostel, my shared room had 4 beds. There is a kitchen with items to make breakfast. The staff is welcoming. It is located close to Insa-dong shopping streets and also close to a subway station (anguk station on the orange line). I would go back.
Rene, 1-night trip
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