It was my first time in Seoul, the whole trip was planned in a hurry and I booked the hostel a day prior to my flight. The location is really good, the hostel being on the main road of Itaewon district. However upon my arrival I got lost and the staff kindly came to pick me up from where I was standing.
The manager and staff are very polite and helpful. The manager takes care of every single one of the people staying in the hostel, helps them with their travel plan, enhances your options by key recommendations, arranges groups of people for trips to a certain place of attraction. They help you by day and night.
The place is a bit old and stacked, but the cleaning service is good. You can also have water, tea, coffee, bread, butter, jam and biscuits for free. I skipped the hostel breakfast to find local alternatives but if I had an extremely tight budget just like in my college years, that would absolutely save the day.
Someone made a comment about the rooms having no locks. They cannot be locked from the outside but they can be locked on the inside. Yet I would love to have a lock for the female only room. The facility has two adjacent entrance doors with electronic security system though.
My only problem with this place is people are too loud and the tv is always open. Since the walls are thin, it was a bit tough to fall asleep sometimes. There was also a guy who got really drunk and aggressive and started drooling over many girls and one night he almost attacked me when I turned him down. However I told the management right away and he was sent away. Still, the rules could be a little more strict in case of such incidents.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- ISAK Guest House is a brand new Guest House (Backpckers Hostel) in Itaewon, Seoul. We are the first hostel in Itaewon Area. Itaewon is the most famous and familiar place where is fun, interresting, convenient for tourist. You can easily access to ISAK Guset House from Incheon International Airport by Air Port Limousine Bus No. 6060 and also from Gimpo Air Port or Seoul Station (Railway)by Subway linesAir Port Limousine bus No. 6060 stops at the front of ISAK Guest House every 15-20 Min. From Subway line No.6 Itaewon or Hangangjin Staion it takes only 5 min by walk. ISAK Guesthouse offers cheap, clean, convenient, comfortable and cozy space to all guests,ISAK Guesthouse hopes all guests to understand and learn something with exchanging their hearts and feelings and also sharing information and knowledge for travel each other. This is ISAK GH's policy.All staffs and host will welcome you with warm heart and help you for your memorable staying in Korea. we are very happy to wait for the guests from all over the world. ... more less
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