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HOTEL GS
Ranked #84 of 474 Hotels in Seoul
Certificate of Excellence
Shenzhen, China
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88 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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“A great find!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

The location of the hotel isn't obvious, but it is well worth finding. It is located very close to Jongno 3 station and in a thriving business district that has everything from street food to fast food giants in a short walking distance.

The room was very comfortable and had a desktop computer and a partially stocked fridge. There was no honour bar to have to deal with. The water and juice in the fridge was complimentary. The 24 hour front desk was great too. The staff was very friendly and helpful, even making the calls for me to try to attend a baseball game. They also went over a map with me to show me that Dongdaemun Market and Myeongdong Markets were easy to get to.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
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1 Thank Scott G
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Puriri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014

Airport limousine bus is easiest option from Incheon, drop-off/pick -up is just around the corner (see other posts for directions to hotel). The hotel rooms are small but very clean. Fast wifi. Simple breakfast is provided (we just grabbed some fruit on our way out the door in the morning). The reception staff are EXCELLENT! Extremely helpful and friendly; making phone calls to clarify entry fees and directions, looking up websites for us and writing down addresses in Korean for taxi etc.
We loved the food stalls that pop up outside in the street in the evenings - don't bother comparing the menu's between stalls, they are all the same!! Great for mingling with locals and people watching. The hotel is walking distance to great food and shopping areas (eg Insadong).

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank kiwibees
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Fresno, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

A short walk south from the Jongno 3 station. A mini-mart located nearby, a movie theater, street food vendors. The Cheongguecheon river is about 50 yards from the hotel(south).
A desktop computer is in the room along with free complimentary water, soda, and juice every day. Easy to get in and out since the hotel is only 6 floors high.
Hotel staff was very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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1 Thank unicron1
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Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

This hotel is great if you want to walk to the old palaces, Insadong shopping and eating street, the Cheongguecheon stream, and there is also a subway station on the corner. The friendly staff were very kind and helpful, lending me an umbrella when it rained, giving directions and advice. They also kindly arranged to clean a vacated room very quickly so that I could check in early after arriving on an early morning flight, and offered me breakfast while I waited. The room was extremely clean, with a very comfortable bed, and lots of helpful inclusions, like tea and coffee making facilities, toiletries, cold drinks and fast wifi. The breakfast was basic but ample. The hotel can be a bit tricky to find, down a little side street, so it's helpful to look it up on google maps (or similar) first to know where to go. Absolutely recommend this place!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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7 Thank rosemaryeva
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014

Great location, just a short walk from Jongno-3-ga subway station, which serves 3 different subway lines. Its located in a small alley near Starbucks. Its a small room, but for the price we paid (significantly cheaper than other hotels in Seoul), it had everything I needed - fast wifi, clean room with all the amenities, friendly staff, small selection of free breakfast, great location. Walking distance to many of Seoul's attractions like Insadong and the palaces.

Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014

Hotel was located in downtown Seoul, close to the stream that runs through Seoul, Cheong-gye-cheon. It is easy to get to the main attractions by walking. We spent most of our time walking to the various attractions, even up to Namsan.
The staff knows some English and were very helpful.
Breakfast of bread, cereals and cup noodles were supplied as well as coffee and tea.
The downside is the smallness of the rooms although the hotel kept them very clean.
Also, the hotel is located in an alley and it is quite difficult to find. Our cabdriver from the airport could not locate it and we have to get down to look for it. Fortunately a kind Korean gentleman help us by calling the hotel for directions.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank David P
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Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014

We had problem trying to find the hotel in our first day. Luckily for us, a kind Korean gentleman was more than willing to help us with the direction. He even helped us call for cabs and gave them instructions. If not for his help, we have no idea how late we will get to the hotel.

The room, while clean, was very small. Service was alright, but not exceptional.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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3 Thank comfortingsound
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Property: HOTEL GS
Address: 5-5, Donhwamun-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03192, South Korea
Region: South Korea > Seoul > Gwanghwamun / Jongno
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #84 of 474 Hotels in Seoul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — HOTEL GS 2.5*
Number of rooms: 28
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