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Pop Hotel 1
Ranked #311 of 932 Seoul B&B and Inns
Macau, China
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57 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great location”
Reviewed 29 April 2014

Location is great to enjoy any local food around the hotel, close to Metro station and you can visit any places by make use of this kind transportation easily. Hotel is so so but reasonable price for budget travellers.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
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86 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2014

Depending on what you are looking for, this commentary is to understand different.
The area it is in is - let's say - fun. Loads of drunk people. It's near "Street Food Street" (no joke). That means, you can pretty much eat the whole night. And drink. What you pay is what you get, basically. This hotel was one of the cheaper hotels we could find. Lots of younger people partying in their room. The rooms look therefore rather run down. Unfortunately they were not very clean neither. We had the impression, that "Love Hotel" would be the most significant description. If you are young, want to party and are on a budget, go for it. Otherwise you might want to check some other options.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2014

We really enjoyed the location of this hotel, the room itself however was not our favorite. Being a love motel, the bathtub was right in the middle of the room. Together with the tiles all over the floor of the room, i felt more like the bed was in the middle of the bathroom. It smelled a quite damp as well. Furthermore, there was a plastic sheet under the sheets of the bed, which reminded us every toss and turn of what kind of hotel we were staying in.
The staff on the other hand was very friendly and helpful, handing us two umbrella's for free as it was raining outside and we came unprepared!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Singapore
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107 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2013 via mobile

This is what Japan used to call a "love hotel," meaning that most people check in for a couple of hours only. Not bad if you are aware before you go, but you need to expect passionate neighbors, and less than clean rooms (our first room had a bed full of pubic hair--the staff were happy to move us to another room, but still, ew...)

Location is great, but there are hundred other hotels just nearby (for a little more money) that are actually intended to be stayed in.

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 13 September 2013

Great Location, great fun, great WiFi, loved this place. Place is quirky and definitely awesome if your a couple or close friends. We got the spa Suite, definitely doing this again. Staff spoke great English or Japanese, very helpful. 2 computers in the room, great surround sound system. Iphone dock as well. Jongno is a great area, food vendors everywhere, cheap food everywhere, great Korean BBQ restaurants. Definitely only staying here next time im in Seoul. Also biggest gay night club district in Seoul.

Room Tip: Get the Spa Suite, Its awesome !
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Singapore, Singapore
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25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2013 via mobile

I have always wanted to try out love hotels, didn't get to while in Japan so decided to go for it in Seoul. I read that compared to Japan, love hotels in seoul is not sleazy at all. Yup! Not at all, well, at least not this one, not to us.
Eventhough the hotel is in an alleyway, which is full of love hotels, but didn't see any suspicious looking people at all. Felt safe walking day or night. Very convenient location- near train stations- jongno-3, lots of restaurants, eateries, cafes, street stalls. Walkable to Insadong, Buchon. i booked the room via booking.com.
Our room has a big spa tub with jacuzzi with lots of mirrors! It was kinda 'fun', they even provided bath salts! Along with other amenities as well as free bottles of water, a can of coke, juice and some tid-bits.

Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Hamburg, Germany
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29 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2013

A couple of minutes' walk from Jongno 3-Ga metro station, we found this hotel ideal for an exploration of Seoul's Insadon district: surrounded by lots of bars and restaurants, yet quiet inside. Rooms are clean, have TV and 2 (two!) PC terminals with free internet. Excellent option for a short stay, but probably not for longer.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Pop Hotel 1
Address: 16, Supyo-ro 22-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03139, South Korea
Region: South Korea > Seoul > Gwanghwamun / Jongno
Amenities:
Shuttle Bus service Spa Airport Transportation
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Ranked #311 of 932 B&Bs / Inns in Seoul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Pop Hotel 1 2*
Number of rooms: 36
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