Hotels are generally expensive in Seoul & we were having difficulties finding reasonably affordable hotel near to Subway. Imagine our pleasant surprise when we somehow came across Suitcasers Hostel.
Having stayed for a total of 6 nites @ Suitcasers Hostel, I would rather say it is more like a budget hotel than a hostel. The staff were attentive & friendly, they will try their best to answer your queries. All of them can converse in English & Mandarin.
While the bed sheets & pillow cases were not changed on daily basis, the towels will be replaced daily. The room might be abit small so I don't think it would be comfortable for family with young kids.
Breakfast is a simple affair with bread & cereal. We didn't have it on daily because there were couple of days when we had to go out very early (breakfast starts from 8.30am).
Wifi is good & reliable. There is a PC available in the room as well.
Location wise, it is less than 10 min of walking distance from Cityhall Subway Station (Exit 7). You can easily walk to Myeongdong & Namdaemon Market. On arrival, we took AREX then subway at Seoul station to Cityhall station. Going back we used the airport bus though. The former route is the cheapest but travelling at peak hour can be very challenging. While the latter is more expensive though more convenient (note we had to wait for more than 40min for the bus because it was packed).
Overall we don't mind coming back to Suitcasers in future, if they can maintain its service & price.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the center of Seoul. Seoul City Hall!You can go any tour spot in Seoul within 10 minutesTransportationCity Hall Station(line no.1&2) - 3 minutes on foot Hoehyeon Station(no.4) - 4 minutes on footAirport Bus Stop - 5 minutes on foot ShoppingNamdaemun Market - 3mins on footMyeong-dong - 5mins on footLotte Mart - 1 stop by subwayDongdaemun Market - 7mins by subwayHistory Namdaemun - 3mins on footDeoksugung palace - 5mins on foot Gwanghwamun, Gyeongbokgung palace, Insa-dong near byFood & DrinksBunch of restaurants and bars around the hostel (famous food street in Seoul)Night Life area Hongdae & Sinchon(8~10mins by subway) ... more less