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aFIRST Hotel Myeongdong

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Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk
Free toiletries, hair dryer, dressing gowns, slippers

Overview of aFIRST Hotel Myeongdong

aFIRST Hotel Myeongdong

3.5 star property
Hotel with 24-hour fitness, connected to a shopping centre, near Gyeongbok Palace
8.8 out of 10 Fabulous
8.8/10 Fabulous

460 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
  • Gym
  • Laundry facilities
131, Myeong-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, 04522
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Breakfast available
  • 24-hour fitness centre
  • Room service
  • Business centre
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Computer station
  • Front desk safe
  • Water dispenser
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
For families
  • Fridge
  • Private bathroom
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Lift

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Myeongdong
  • Gyeongbok Palace - 20 min walk
  • N Seoul Tower - 42 min walk
  • Seoul City Hall - 1 min drive
  • Myeongdong Street - 1 min drive
  • Namdaemun Market - 5 min drive
  • Gwanghwamun - 4 min drive
  • Bukchon Hanok Village - 18 min drive
  • Namsan Park - 9 min drive
  • Dongdaemun History and Culture Park - 10 min drive
  • Lotte Outlets - Seoul Station Branch - 11 min drive

Getting around

  • Seoul (GMP-Gimpo Intl.) - 44 min drive
  • Seoul (ICN-Incheon Intl.) - 78 min drive
  • Suseo Station - 17 min drive
  • Haengsin Station - 17 min drive
  • Anyang Station - 23 min drive
  • Euljiro 1-ga Station - 4 min walk
  • Jonggak Station - 5 min walk
  • Gwanghwamun Station - 8 min walk


  • 忠記麵家 - 1 min walk
  • 을밀대 - 1 min walk
  • 부민옥 - 1 min walk
  • 태성골뱅이 紳士 - 1 min walk
  • 이도곰탕 - 1 min walk

About this property

aFIRST Hotel Myeongdong

AFIRST Hotel Myeongdong puts you 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Gyeongbok Palace and 1.9 mi (3 km) from N Seoul Tower. Guests can visit the 24-hour fitness centre for a workout or grab a bite to eat at ROOFTOP GLAMPING, which serves dinner. Fellow travellers like that it's only a short walk to public transportation: Euljiro 1-ga Station is 4 minutes away and Jonggak Station is 5 minutes.


Chinese (Mandarin), English, Japanese, Korean

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 140 rooms
  • Arranged over 10 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 19
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

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 19


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free secured on-site self-parking
  • On-site parking is limited

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7 AM–9:30 AM
  • Room service
  • Water dispenser

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Meeting room
  • Computer station
  • Conference space (323 square feet)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • 1 building/tower
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Television in common areas
  • 24-hour fitness centre


  • Lift
  • In-room accessibility
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Dressing gowns and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


ROOFTOP GLAMPING – This restaurant only serves dinner. Reservations are required.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of KRW 16500 for adults and KRW 16500 for children (approximately)

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for KRW 33000.0 per day


<p>This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p> <p>This property reserves the right to pre-authorise the guest's credit card prior to arrival. </p>

Also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Does aFIRST Hotel Myeongdong offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, aFIRST Hotel Myeongdong 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 that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
Are pets allowed at aFIRST Hotel Myeongdong?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at aFIRST Hotel Myeongdong?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spaces may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at aFIRST Hotel Myeongdong?
You can check in starting at 3 PM. Check-out time is noon.
Is there an on-site casino at aFIRST Hotel Myeongdong?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Seven Luck Casino Millennium Seoul Hilton Branch (3-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at aFIRST Hotel Myeongdong and nearby?
Maintain your daily exercise routine at the 24-hour gym.
Are there restaurants at or near aFIRST Hotel Myeongdong?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include La Grillia (4-min walk), Butcher's Cut (4-min walk) and Artisee (4-min walk).
What's the area around aFIRST Hotel Myeongdong like?
AFIRST Hotel Myeongdong is a short 4-minute walk from Euljiro 1-ga Station and 5 minutes' walk from Seoul City Hall. Travellers say that the hotel is in a great location.







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Property conditions & facilities


6/10 Good

Good central location, but was not informed of the hotel name change and address -- causing major inconvenience of time in finding the place and cost of taxi transportation. Some hotel amenities were of poor quality. And, room was too small. On the positive, two ladies of the hotel front staff were good/helpful.
Pauline, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

9-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

9-night trip
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6/10 Good

11 days stay -27 Nov to 8 Dec.
Front desk reception had a stun face, dont feel welcome on my first day, even on my check out day. The house keeping opened/shut the doors and it was very obvious that they were doing their job. Knew that on our days we wanted to sleep in late but 9am is the max you will be able to tolerate with all the banging and loud talking. Bed sheets were not changed thru out the 11 days we stayed. If you are opting long stay, they only provided you with their so call special treatment ie a banana and apple on first day. Only one small tube of shower gel, lotion, shampoo and conditioner were given each day miserably. Place is near Myeongdong eating street. Drinking/restaurants are nearby proximity. Can be quite noisy late night. We stayed on 7th floor. Room was quite dusty and we kept sneezing each time we make our bed. From Euljuki (1) subway, take exit 1.
Anne, 11-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great location, cleanliness and friendly front desk staff.
10-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great location and very comfortable and clean
Great location. Easy to get to metros and airport bus service. Close to many restaurants and walking distance to all local attractions and markets. Clean, comfortable and quiet. Many coffe houses close and opposite so dont need to worry about breakfast. Would highly recommend
Satish, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Convenient, cozy and clean :) there are water dispensers on every floor which is really good and free flow of bottled water at the lobby (though it was always out of stock). The area is a comfortable walking distance to Euljiro 1-ga subway and myeongdong. The area is filled with supper places so no shortage of local joints for food (and 3 convenience stores) though the area outside the hotel may get a little noisy as there are drunk groups after dinner. We had a problem with our hot water pressure and it wasn't fixed for 2 nights (really annoying) and even though the technician was really nice and apologetic and tried his best to help us - was perplexed why they didn't bother fixing it in the day when we informed them. The hotel can also order take away Nene fried chicken for a small fee and that was a really nice touch! All in all, had a good stay.
Krystal, 5-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Troy, 1-night family trip
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