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March 28, 2014

Namdaemun Guesthouse, Seoul


During our recent trip to Seoul, we stayed here for 7 nites ... that is for the first 4 nites we were in Seoul, then we left Seoul for Sokcho, then came back for the rest of the 3 nites ... the room rate is 50,000 won for our double bedroom ..  booking was made thru Booking.com ...

Before i proceed with my personal review, let's see what this guesthouse has to offer

This is our double bedroom ... room size is OK ... not too cramp, enuff space to put our bags and our shopping hauls







Our room is on the 2nd floor .. there is a kitchenette just outside our room .. this is pretty convenient coz we dun have to go down to the main pantry in the basement every time we want to have our meal ... setakat nak makan megi , bleh panaskan air kat situ jer.. nak heatkan nasik instant pun ok coz ade microwave




This is the living area on the 1st floor ( ground floor) ...





They also provide muslim prayer attires ( telekung, sejadah) ... feel free to take it from the wardrobe...just remember to return them back before leaving the guesthouse ... thumbs up to the guesthouse owner for having this facility  ... i'm pretty sure they receive quite a number of muslim guests in the past


Next to the living area is the laundry room ... they have 1 big washing machine, 1 small washing machine and 1 dryer ... however u can only do your laundry from 9am till 10pm ... and it is FOC ... they even provide the detergent and the softener ... we did our laundry twice during our stay ... and i did one silly mistake ... didn't read the washing instructions carefully on one of my shirts and simply put everything inside the dryer ... alih2 my shirt shrink mcm baju budak 5 years old... and it is Zara's shirt summore T___T



Finally, it's the basement ... the main pantry is on this level



They provide free juices, jam, bread, butter, coffee tea ... all the basic needs ... kalau  nak makan lelebih, sila masak sendiri




Satu beg plastik besar makanan dari tanahair ... must be leftovers from the previous guests ... sampai minyak masak Seri Murni pun ade okeh.. sape la gigih sangat tu ... meggi semua toksah cakap... segala perasa ade



What I like :
Location - it is basically just opposite Namdaemun market ... at most just 5 minutes walk from the market ... and it is still within walking distance to Myeongdong ( by our standard lah ) ... although you can actually take the subway if you dun feel like walking ... but during our entire trip, we just walk from the guesthouse to Myeongdong
About 250m from the subway station , nearest is Hoehyeon station exit 1
Few convenience stores nearby
TV ade banyak sangat channel
Wifi available in all areas , though the signal is not so strong in the basement level
Additional towels, toilet papers, shower gel, conditioner all available in the common area ... boleh amik sesedap hati tak payah mintak dengan owner
Free flow of juices and bread
Ample space in the fridge to store whatever you want ( one fridge on each level)
Banyak makanan leftovers dari org2 mesia ... megi, instant sup, spagetti, brahims, beras , etc etc


What I don't like:
Despite the good location, it's actually on the uphill side ... going down is ok, but coming up after a long day is pretty tiring... lutut kene ade extra kudrat
The airport bus stop is quite a distance ... about 5-10 minutes walk with heavy luggages ( malaysian standard)
Heater dalam bilik tak brape kuat ... agak sejuk jugak malam2
Dinding bilik agak nipis...
Tak cukup hanger... thank god we brought our own hangers ( over tak?? ^_^)
Water heater in the shower takes some time to get hot ( aku rase ni mcm kes biase kat mane2 guesthose yg aku penah duduk)
Walkway from the 2nd floor to the ground floor is an open space, hence need to wear jacket jugak even nak turun pegi basement ... kalau tak lom ape2 dah gigil sampai ke tulang
Not enuff tables and chairs in the main pantry


Will I recommend anyone to stay here? 
Yes if you are on a tight budget and dun mind the 'climbing'.
No if you have lutut problem and with huge luggage

22 comments:

  1. Siap ada closet kecil tu kira oklah juga kan. Aku duk Dongdaemun House aritu xde closet, just ada tempat sangkut kat dinding. Nanti nak buat review pasal guesthouse tu.

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    1. itu lah bie.. facility wise kire ok jugak la guesthouse nih

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  2. Azra..thanks coz kongsi info berkenaan guesthouse ni..agak menarik..bab nak kena naik bukit sikit dan bab kekurangan sikit2 tu leh telan je janji lokasi menarik harga pun no bad around RM150 per night kan..leh try for my next trip...

    terus terjah booking .com nk tgk rate skrg :-)

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  3. Argghh...Azra, frust JM..try masuk booking.com...fully booked u oul tarikh yg JM nk tu...hadoilah walhal lambat lagi nk ke sana..huhuhuh..so perlu try yg lain lah

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    1. Ye ker JM ... alahai mmg tak berjodoh nak dok sini ... ataupun kot2 booking tak bukak lagik kot utk tarikh yg JM nak pegi tu

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  4. Tq azra....macam memanggil2 pula korea ni..hiks

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    1. ape lagik syieda....sila rembat tiket.. tapi skang takde sale plak

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  5. semua yang azra cakap pasal guesthouse ni, semua naz suka. dalam hati "ohh next time bole juga cuba sini" tapi sekali baca bila dia uphill sikit, lemah lutut. macam azra cakap, bila dah balik tu kaki ke tangan ke badan ke semua rasa nak retak seribu pastu kena naik bukit... lomah lutut eden ni hah hehehe

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    1. kekekke mmg betul kan... mase balik tu mcm nak seret kaki je

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  6. Cerita pasal hanger, 3 minggu lepas duduk dekat Hostel Korea 6th. Aunty bising hanger tak cukup dan tak ada almari nak letak baju hahahaha

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    1. hahahah i can understand ur aunty ...

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  7. Bagus la telekung sejadah semua ada disediakan.. bilik pun nampak Ok selesa kan..
    So far takde lutut problem.. mcm seronok jer... tapi nk pi nyer ntah bile hahahaa... plan untung destinasi honeymoon jer la hahahaa..

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    1. Untung la ade org nak diajak berhoneymoon ... hehehhe

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  8. masuk dalam list...hopefully during mrs nak gi sana nanti bilik still available

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    1. bile nak pegi nih?? wah senyap2 je yer :)

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  9. Azra, bilik yg sebelah meja kt pantry basement tu was my room masa dok kt cne last year :) ddk ctu ok...tp utk org2 yg ada mslh lutut memang la x digalakkan. sgt seksa...kn. tp owner dia mmg baikkan.

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    1. Hani, korang dok situ gak ehh... kekekke mmg cabaran besar nak naik bukit balik bilik kan ... owner pun mmg baik sesangattt.. soft spoken slow talk jer

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  10. Menarik guesthouse ni. Boleh la try nanti kalau ke kurea.

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  11. hi, tgi sgt ke bukitnye?da book situ utk trip bln 9 ni..da la ad member bwk ank kecik..tp da cnfirm booking mls nk cri gh len..

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    1. bukitnye boleh tahan la... kalau penah jalan kaki ke namsan cable car ikut myeondong exit 3, lebey kurang mcm tu la slope nye ... agak mendaki la by our standard ... cube la carik guesthouse yg tak perlu mendaki sangat.. kecian kat bebudak & mak budak heheheh

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  12. Adoi ..ye ker.tp da cnfirm booking ng mr bo tu...xlarat da nk usha gh len...xpela..redah jer..hehhe..btw tq..

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  13. tinggi sgt ke bukit tu? previosly sy duduk kat namsan 4.. naik bukit juga.. rasa longgar jugak lutut hehehe.. next trip ingat nak try tmpt lain pulak..

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