My friends and I chose to stay in Suitcasers after reading all the good reviews. Personally this is the first time I'll be staying in a backpackers hotel in any of my travels. I was not disappointed. The hotel was clean, well maintained, surrounded by places to eat, and very close to the airport shuttle and the City Hall subway station. The hotel provided a huge LCD TV in the room, a desktop computer, super fast free WIFI, hairdryer, toiletries and towels. They cleaned the bathroom everyday and changed the towels too. They also provide other stuff free upon request (iron, toothbrush, curling/flat hair iron, etc.) On the fourth floor was the kitchen and laundry area. They provided daily breakfast of brewed coffee, orange juice, tea, milk, toast jam and peanut butter. They have a microwave and a stove where you can cook stuff you buy at the nearby G25 convenience store. You can also do your laundry there for free with their washer and dryer.
I think the biggest plus of the hotel is their excellent and friendly staff. We were welcomed quite warmly. We were asked if we needed help or had any questions about going around Seoul. They also gave us coupons for the airport shuttle even without us asking.
We missed the Wednesday barbecue night, though. It would have been fun to join that and meet new people.
I will recommend Suitcasers to my friends who will visit Seoul on a budget. Good location, excellent and friendly staff, cozy ambience, complete amenities plus more.
- 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