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Hostel Korea Original

City-center hostel within easy reach of Korea University

  • Free WiFi
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S$14

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20-12, Jong-ro 65-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, 110-863, Seoul, South Korea
7.8.Good.
  • It was a short but amazing. The room was being upgraded as the reservation was overlapped…

    Feb 9, 2020

  • Great, feel like own home. Friendly staff ^^ i will stay again next time.

    Feb 7, 2020

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to CESCO (S. Korea) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Transport options
Convenient
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 33 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Outdoor pool access
  • Business center
  • Airport shuttle
  • Air conditioning

Feel at home

  • Refrigerator
  • Separate dining area
  • Television
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair dryer

What’s around

  • In Jongno
  • Korea University - 14 min walk
  • Dongdaemun Design Plaza - 21 min walk
  • Cheonggyecheon - 10 min walk
  • Heunginjimun - 14 min walk
  • Doota Mall - 17 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Single Room, Shared Bathroom (Type A)
  • Single Room, Private Bathroom (Type B)
  • Twin Room, Shared Bathroom (Type A)
  • Twin Room, Private Bathroom (Type B)
  • Triple Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Double Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only (3 Persons)

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Jongno
  • Korea University - 14 min walk
  • Dongdaemun Design Plaza - 21 min walk
  • Cheonggyecheon - 10 min walk
  • Heunginjimun - 14 min walk
  • Doota Mall - 17 min walk
  • Dongdaemun History and Culture Park - 20 min walk
  • Gwangjang Traditional Market - 26 min walk
  • Korea House - 41 min walk
  • Changgyeonggung Palace - 42 min walk
  • Sungkyunkwan University - 45 min walk

Getting around

  • Incheon Intl. Airport (ICN) - 58 min drive
  • Gimpo Intl. Airport (GMP) - 23 min drive
  • Haengsin Station - 20 min drive
  • Anyang Station - 27 min drive
  • Sinseol-dong Station - 5 min walk
  • Dongmyo Station - 8 min walk
  • Changsin Station - 12 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
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20-12, Jong-ro 65-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, 110-863, Seoul, South Korea

At a glance

Size

  • 33 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
  • Express check-in/out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 9:30 AM - 11:00 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 2:00 AM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Parking

  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink

  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area

Working away

  • Business center
  • Computer station

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Television in common areas

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge

Languages Spoken

  • Chinese
  • English
  • Indonesian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Russian

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Things to enjoy

  • Fireplace
  • Separate dining area
  • Balcony

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • TV
  • Cable TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator

More

  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of KRW 45000 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of 40 percent of room rate (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of KRW 1000 (subject to availability)

Children & extra bedsPay at property

  • Rollaway beds are available for KRW 6000.0 per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of CESCO (S. Korea).

Policies

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB International, Union Pay, Carte Blanche, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

  • Hostel Korea Original Seoul
  • Hostel Korea Original Seoul
  • Hostel Korea Original Guesthouse
  • Hostel Korea Original Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Hostel Korea Original Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Seoul
  • Korea Hostel
  • Korea Original Seoul

*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

FAQs

  • Yes, Hostel Korea Original does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Hostel Korea Original.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. There's a 40% charge for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of KRW 1000 (subject to availability). Express check-in and check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Namaste (9-min walk), Starbucks (11-min walk), and Everest (11-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is KRW 45000 per vehicle one-way.
  • No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Seven Luck Casino Millennium Seoul Hilton Branch (6-min drive) is nearby.
  • Hostel Korea Original has access to a nearby outdoor pool.
7.8.Good.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Although brief, we had an amazing stay in Hostel Korea. Seoul was beautiful and the hostel was brilliant value for money and very comfortable with great facilities

    Hannah, 4 night romance trip, Feb 25, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    An average hostel, suitable for travellers (students) on a tight budget. Convenient location and helpful staff. Located in a quiet area with easy access to public transport.

    Mari, 3 night romance trip, Jan 24, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    가격대비 좋습니다

    Chang Il, 1 night business trip, May 16, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    편안하게 1주일을 잘 지내게 되어서 감사합니다.

    JUN YONG, 5 night trip, Apr 24, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    신설동이라 위치가 애매하지만 역에서 가까운 편 욕실이 있는 방이었지만 세면대와 변기만 간신히 욱여넣은 사이즈라 샤워는 거의 불가능 청소 관리를 별로 안하는거 같은데 입구에서 실내화로 갈아신고 들어가야하는 규정은 왜 있는지.. 가격이 싸서 납득했던 숙소

    1 night family trip, Apr 18, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    전체적으로 만족합니다.

    우선 매우 저렴하다는 점이 가장 중요합니다. 저희가 방문했을 때 누수때문에 다른 숙소에서 자게 되었습니다. 다른 숙소는 리뉴얼 중이라 공사중인 부분이 많다는 점을 고려하면 문제될 것이 없는 숙소였습니다. 오히려 매우 저렴하게 자는데, 침대가 정말 푹신해서 좋았습니다. 청결은 기본적인 상태이며 조금 어수선해보이는 것 외에는 괜찮았습니다. 주차가 조금 불편하였으나 잘 해결하고 주차하였습니다.

    1 night trip, Apr 1, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    있을 건 다 있는 편

    합리적인 가격에 테이블, 냉장고, TV, 전용 욕실까지 있어 아주 편안히 묵다 갈 수 있었습니다. 다만 체격이 큰 분들은 샤워할 때 욕실이 좁게 느껴질 수 있을 것 같습니다.

    1 night business trip, Oct 9, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    오래된 동네에 가성비좋은 아담한 방. 간단한 조식.

    7 night trip, Jul 24, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    스텝친절, 간편 조식, 조용하고 방 깨끗합니다.

    7 night trip, Jun 9, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Recomendable

    Me gusto mucho el hostel, por el buen servicio y la limpieza.Lastima que algunos huespedes no saben respetar los limites y dejan los lugares sucios y los empleados tiene el doble de trabajo.EL hostel tiene muy buena ubicacion, el bus del aeropuerto esta a unos cuantos pasos, lo que me resulto muy comodo!

    María de los Angeles, 7 night trip, Feb 25, 2020

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