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“It was a good stay, staff was very friendly too!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Chocolate Tree
Ranked #8 of 912 Seoul B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
1 review
“It was a good stay, staff was very friendly too!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014

The room is equipped with necessities like hair dryer, soap, shampoo and towels!! staff was really nice and friendly! Everything is good and clean. I enjoyed my stay here ^^. It is also v convenient (close to the two subway station), seogang and sinchon.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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562 reviews
109 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 368 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

I really did not want to stay in an anonymous identikit high rise chain hotel in Seoul so opted for this hostel.it was overall a good experience and I recommend it. It's very close to cinchona metro station....please be aware that it's not cinchona railroad station. From the airport you get very clear directions by metro. The staff here are very helpful, the place is homely, has a kitchen, free international calls and is in a very lively area. It is on a side street so noise not a problem. They run BBQs and pub crawls which is a bonus. The room was a little snail, small windows but very clean. The bathroom was a wet room and I felt it's layout could be better...shower over basin etc.nevertheless the price was reasonable and I enjoyed my stay here.

Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Singapore
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19 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014 via mobile

Excellent value for staying here. Wifi, fridge and a personal desktop for every room. Great price for available amenities and short walk to Sincheon area where the buzz of activities are till late.

Pros: Food stall operating till 4am just opposite the road, hungry travelers could grab a bite just about anytime. 24/7 store just few mins walk away. Famous Seo Seo Gril just outside hostel (should-visit). Safe location. Free international calls when staff around. Free breakfast.

Cons: No elevators so you have to carry your luggage upstairs. Short steep slop (1min) just outside hostel. Stayed 2 nights and but they didn't make up the room (manage expectations)

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

This is my 3rd time to live in Chocolate tree, The staff are nice, friendly and helpful. They can speak English or Chinese fluently. The location is great and it only takes around 5 mins to Sinchon subway station. There is a BBQ party on every Wednesday night and I highly recommended you to join it if possible and it is so much fun. That's the reason why I love living in CT again and again,

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank annabelbelbel
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Quezon City, Philippines
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

Chocolate Tree is a really good place to stay at. One of the most important reasons is because of its great location. It is near some of the great universities like Yonsei, Ewha and Hongik (which means there are also many shopping places and restaurants!). You'll just have to walk a few minutes to get there, no need for you to ride a bus if you are really trying to save your money for shopping like me haha. Also, the guesthouse is near subway stations. Seogang is the closest, just maybe 1 to 2 minutes walk which is very convenient! CT is also close to Sinchon subway ^^
Another great thing about its location is that there are many restaurants, cafes and convenience store near CT. Some of them are even open for 24 hours so you won't have a problem when you're hungry late at night.

Another good thing about chocolate tree is its excellent services. We really love how clean and comfortable our room was (we stayed in a double room for 3 nights and a twin room for 4 nights). There is a private bathroom with shampoo, body wash, facial wash and tooth paste that you can use! I think it is very convenient for travelers like us so thank you CT! ^^

Oh, there is also a widescreen tv, mini fridge, computer and a blow dryer inside the room which I think is perfect, all the things that i really need was provided in the room.
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Another great thing about CT is the dining area where you can get a free breakfast (toast, jam, coffee, tea etc.). Me and my friend were always having our breakfast at around 10 or 11am. It was really late but we could still eat the free breakfast there unlike in other guesthouses wherein you can only eat your free breakfast within a certain time. So yeah, this is great for travelers who wake up late but wants to have a quick breakfast before going out :)
And by the way, you could also use the mini kitchen if you want to cook something (we cooked some ramyeon late at night hahaha.)

Lastly, I like Chocolate Tree because of its friendly staffs. We felt really comfortable talking to them, especially Eric, who always greeted us with a smile. He was really funny and kind. We are also very grateful to Roy (i think that's his name), Mei and Dee. Everyone was always willing to help us. I remember Dee who actually cooked our ramyeon for us because we didn't know how to use the stove (actually we didn't know how to cook the ramyeon hahahah)

One thing i have to say though, the twin room that we got was really good but the only problem that we had was the location of the tv. normally the tv would be in front of our bed but it was on the opposite side so yeah. Not really a big deal though because we don't watch tv that much but maybe some people who will be staying in the same room might not like it. :)

But really, all in all, Chocolate Tree is definitely an excellent guesthouse and we will surely come back here when we go to korea again! ^-^ Thank you Chocolate Tree!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Andrea C
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Hong Kong, China
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

This is my second time in seoul, and I chose CT this time. CT located in Sinchon, which near ihwa university and hongik university, super great for shopping.

The room which I stayed is quite big, and has individual toilet, with shampoo, cleaning foam and other basic stuffs.

And the staffs in CT are all very friendly, all of them can speak English, and a staff can speak Cantonese and madarin.

Highly recommend ^^

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank kimamama
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2014

First time staying at CT, those staffs are friendly and helpful. Room is clean and comfortable.
However, I hope that a coin exchange machine will locate beside the laundry dryer machine because the machine can only accept one 500 coin.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ZacTeoh
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Property: Chocolate Tree
Address: 35, Baekbeom-ro 2-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul 04109, South Korea
Region: South Korea > Seoul > Sinchon / Ewha
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 912 B&Bs / Inns in Seoul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Chocolate Tree 2*
Number of rooms: 48
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