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Zaza Backpackers Hostel
Ranked #30 of 942 Seoul B&B and Inns
Manila, Philippines
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6 reviews
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“Looking for a place to stay in Seoul?”
Reviewed 29 August 2014

Look no further, Residence EO is truly a comfortable place to stay in Seoul. The rooms are clean and provided with microwave oven, refrigerator, TV set and washing machine. Myeongdong shopping area is just a few meters away. N Seoul Tower is just around the corner. The staff knows how to speak English and is always willing to assist in booking for local tours and in giving directions. Their breakfast room is very cozy. While there is no elevator, the person in the front desk will assist you in bringing down your things, come check out time. Will definitely stay there again in case I go back to Seoul.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2014

The location is few steps away from Myeongdong Station. N Seoul Tower, Namdaemun, or Insadong are the surrounding areas. So it is very a strategic hotel for shopping. We can find also some convinient store nearby.
The room comes with refrigerator, TV set, microwave, washing machine, internet connection (wifi) and bath room. It is clean and safe. We were given an electronic card to open the main door and the room. So we can get in or out of the hotel anytime.
We can do anything to fulfill our need in the room.So I call it an independent room. But on the other side we seldom meet other guests in the common area. So this place is not for everyone who loves to socialize with other guest.
The drying area is so small.The owner or management seems to limit to meet face by face because the have provided all we need.
So the hotel is good for the guest who likes privacy and not good for the one who loves
socializing.
The room for breakfast is in the basement . So you can choose the room level near or far the basement.

Room Tip: The room in the level one is the nearest to basement level (dining room), but also the noisiest area...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

Residence EO is actually one of the best place to stay in when you're in Seoul. The owner Mr. Lee is very friendly, helpful and very accommodating. He is very approachable and he is always willing to help us. The location of Residence EO is very good. It's very near to shopping area in Myeongdong. The rooms are very clean.Each room has microwave oven, refrigerator and automatic washing machine. The security is also very tight that's why I feel very safe. The front desk staff are fluent in English that's why we don't have any problems asking for directions and they are very friendly too. I've already stayed in Residence EO twice and I highly recommend the place. I will definitely stay here again the next time I visit Korea. Two thumbs up!!!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 April 2014 via mobile

The guest house is very near to myeongdong shopping area and namsan cable car tower. All within walking distance. The room is clean, and have washing machine inside every room. But one thing have to bear in mind is there have no lift, so try to choose lower floor. When that time i was staying there, i was luckly as i was assigned to floor 1 but my frez was at 4th floor . The room was not provided with air cond is early spring, so u only can open window to let cold air in. The staff was friendly and have a good english speaking skill. Best english speaking i met so far in my whole jeju-seoul trip. The guest house will provide breakfast ( conflake, milk, bread with strawberry jam) I didn't take so far i stay as not my type of food. But no worry, within few walking step, you can go out to buy ISAAC, one of the famous toast shop there. The toast is very nice. Try their special toast. Few convenient shops are just opposite to each other, u can eat ramen if you want.
However, There are some insufficient in this guesthouse too. The bathroom hot water was not consistently hot, don't be suprise the hot water will suddenly super hot in the half way you shower. Here, you have to learn how to seperate the trash yourself. You hv to throw your own rubbish before you check out. But anyway, this is good proactice as korean are quite clean type. They have provided water for you to refill but limited before 11pm everyday. They will provide kettle, hair dryer, adapte, washing power, rak for dry your clothes. All these are free of change, you just need to ask fron the front desk staff. The tv channel oso hv variety channel for you to choose to watch.
Overall, i was very satisfied to this gueathouse and feel grateful i manage to find it.

Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 March 2014 via mobile

We enjoy our stay for 6 nights....nice place and friendly staffs..but the place is on the slope...he!he!..anyway..good for us as we can exercise too...up and down the slope...will recommend friends or relatives to stay while in Seoul

Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Singapore, Singapore
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1 review
Reviewed 21 February 2014

i always go back to Mr Lee for my Seoul trips.
Residece EO is so closely located near myeongdong.
Which is also = near subway, restaurants, shopping!!!
Mr. Lee is very accomodating
Everyone at Residence EO was very helpful all the time.
Definitely recommending this to everyone reading this! ^^
Thanks MR LEE!!! <3

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Manila, Philippines
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2014

Good location, great place to stay, near 24 hours shops and resto. Near a subway station and airport bus shuttle station. Mr. Lee is very accomodating. Staff is very friendly and can speak english. A very good choice

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Zaza Backpackers Hostel
Address: 35, Toegye-ro 20-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul 04629, South Korea (Formerly Residence EO)
Region: South Korea > Seoul
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 942 B&Bs / Inns in Seoul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Zaza Backpackers Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Zaza Backapckers hostel in Seoul serves you with our great location, as the most centrally located guesthouse in Seoul. We provide all the other customer-friendly facilities with private rest rooms, shared kitchen, free-wifi and so on. It is an easy walk to Seoul's most famous attractions including Myeong dong shopping st, Dongdaemun Market, Seoul N-Tower, Namdaemun Market, Palace, Insadong, Cheonggyecheon Stream, City-hall and Seoul Station. We are just a 3 minute walk to a subway station and the airport bus stop, which make it easy to get to Incheon Airport and attractions such as very famous Hongik Univ. area , Daehakro area and National Museum. It's all on your doorstep when you stay with us. Our very friendly staffs are more than happy to show you how to get around. ... more   less 
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