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Able Hostel in Dongdaemun
Ranked #320 of 590 Speciality Lodging in Seoul
Reviewed 5 September 2013

The location is very convenient, the subway station is within 5 min walking distance, there are many resturants and cafes nearby. The Dongdaemun shopping is about 10 to 15min walks away. There is a convenient store downstair, a good place to get drinks and snacks.
The room is of good size, the beds are good enough for a good night sleep, the air-con is powerful enough. There are shampoo, shower gel and washing powder in the bathroom. We are happy to find many hangers in the room. Rubber slippers are provided for use in the bathroom.
There is no daily room service and you can ask Mr Hong to clear the rubbish when needed. We brought our own towel as towel is only available by rent. There is only 1 lift in the building and it's slow, but you can exercise by taking the stairs.
Taxi drivers cannot find the hostel even with korean address and map, so we just say go to Dongdaemun Lotte, then direct the taxi to the hostel.
Overall, we are happy and will consider to come back in future.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 July 2013

If you're staying at Dongdaemun ( one of the best district in Seoul ), and you are not a glamorous or luxurious type guy than this hostel fulfill your wish, worth every penny you spend, with all basic amenities plus bonus high speed internet desktop computer free of charge ,refrigerator, kitchen to do your extra cook ,in room toilets, hair dryer , minus towel (bring your own) and tv (so much more to visit than to watch tv), This place is just a few step ~50 Meters from Metro LINE 5 (DONGDAEMUN HISTORY AND CULTURE PARK exit 7), Surrounding is full of restaurant, department store, convenient store, street food and almost everything, The manager Mr. Hong are friendly and helpful guy, he even help us arrange a Jumbo taxi to airport,

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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3  Thank wjusuf
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Reviewed 10 May 2013

Location is good if you are travelling using public transport. If you are taking cab, the driver may not know this place especially if they do not speak english. Mr Hong was very hospitable. Easy check in and check out. A train stop away is Myeongdong and walking to Dongdaemun fashion mall is about 5 mins. Whole street of eateries available just downstair. EMS is also available downstair if you are planning to ship stuff back to your country.Room is also clean. However towel is not available but you can purchase at 1,000 krw.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank HappiT
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Reviewed 3 April 2013

First of all, the location is great - it's just about five minutes walk to the train station. There's a convenience store in the building (ground floor), and it's so close to the shopping and food places. Mr. Hong is nice enough to let us rest in our room earlier than the check-in time. The room is clean and large for three people (Mr. Hong gave us a room for 4, actually). There's a microwave, a hairdryer, a washing machine, toiletries, an electric stove, water heater, and some kitchen utensils iIf I will be able to go back to Seoul, I'll opt to stay at this place again.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank Aida205
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Reviewed 2 April 2013

had a wonderful time in this place. Mr hong was very hospitable and very helpful. my friend extended her stay at able hostel and he was very nice to call the airlines and introduce her some place to visit. the room is quite spacious for 3 persons. with small kitchen and bathroom. the location is very convenient, around 5 minutes walk to AM PM dongdaemun shopping mall.
the place is near the bakery shop paris baquette. subway is just around the corner, walking distance around 2 minutes.
the next block is full of places to eat. you will be spoilt for choice.try the restaurant that specialises in unagi.. very nice.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Iyen_Sud
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Reviewed 3 November 2012

I stayed at Able hostel 5 nights last week and completely satisfied. The location is great, 3 minute walk from metro station Dongdaemun History and Culture Park with 3 interchanged line, easy to other area; many restaurant around; very near to Dongdaemun shopping center... The room is also great. We stayed 6 dorm bed in 2 first days and then move up to triple room. Facilities are new and clean, nice view to Seoul, especially when you wake up. You can get better price if mail directly to manager Hong. He is nice :)

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with friends
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2  Thank Huong M
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Reviewed 10 June 2015
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  • Stayed: May 2015, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Able Hostel in Dongdaemun

Address: 54, Euljiro7-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Region: South Korea > Seoul > Dongdaemun / Sindangdong
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #320 of 590 Speciality Lodging in Seoul
Price Range: £33 - £46 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
5 minutes from Dongdaemun market3 minutes from Airport Limousine stop(NO.6001)1 minute from Subway station(Line 2,4,5)Free computer, fridge, washing machine, microwave every roomFree tour information/booking service ... more   less 
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