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6 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Me and my boyfriend loved this place,it is near in everything you need to go.. for shopping,eating,viewing etc. I recommend this place to everyone, the rooms are not that spacious but it is affordable and good for a traveller.

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Reviewed 25 October 2016

We stayed 7 nights, 3 on the front end of our South Korea trip and 4 on the backend so got to experience 2 different rooms. Both were basically the same, only difference of note was that one had a computer and the other didn't. The Good: - Price. Affordable, esp when staying for 7 nights - Location. If you... More 

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Reviewed 17 October 2016

Was what we were looking for, a simple room at a cheap price. Included fresh towels and water bottles in the fridge which were a nice touch, not expected for a place at this price in Seoul. Only negative would've been mosquitos but other than that, zero qualms about this room

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Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Me and my sister stay her for 4 nights.. the rooms are small but it was very neat and clean and very comfortable to stay... i would recommend this to all the travellers who is looking for cheap hotels to stay in seoul.. if you cannot find saerim hotel it is actully at the back of aventree hotel in insadong... More 

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Mandaluyong, Philippines
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Reviewed 9 September 2016

The place is close to the Insadong street. It's also walking distance from Gyeongbukgong Palace and the Bukchon Hanok Village. The hotel seems old but it's clean and provide complete toiletries and other needs. The staff was also kind and accommodating and good in speaking English. One time we were off the door of the hotel when it started raining,... More 

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Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed at this hotel.for 3 nights. The rooms are small-as all Korean rooms are- clean, nice staff, and the location is great! Right at insadong main street - close to shopping areas, historical monuments and more! Great place to stay just remember very small rooms

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Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Great location, it's a 10 seconds walking from Insadong street. Friendly staff who speaks enough English A small but very convenient room, with good size towels, a fridge, AC. We walked in without reservation and got the last room, while in the area other (more expensive) hotels were full. This is definitely good value for money in a rather expensive... More 

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Reviewed 25 December 2015 via mobile

This hotel is right in the heart of insadong just a street away from the main row of shops. It's about a 7 minute walk to the nearest tube station, and around 15 min walk to the Cheonggyecheon stream. I preferred this location to our other place in iteawon as less English is spoken and it has a more traditional... More 

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Reviewed 30 September 2015

This hotel is located right in the midst of the busy Insadong tourist street, beside the Insodong Maru, the centre of Korean Culture. Despite the constant flow of tourist traffic, it offers the perfect quiet environment required for a good night of rest, as it is less than 100m off the main street. The rooms are good size, beds are... More 

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Reviewed 11 July 2015

Location location location. There is a tripadvisor award winning large hotel within 10-15 minute walk, so please consider that one also. For us though, this place was much less money, it was more of a small basic hotel and we like such places. As you will read from others, there is no shower curtain. If that is a problem, go... More 

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Staying in Insadong

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Insadong
Nestled between Jongno and Samcheongdong, this small neighborhood offers a crash course in various aspects of Korean culture. Rows of shops display traditional Korean goods such as pottery and earthenware, crafts, fans, and more, making it a popular spot for souvenir shopping. The Ssamziegil shopping complex in particular has become a local institution for its unique spiral layout and the many boutique shops inside that sell handmade crafts and goods. This is the perfect neighborhood to sample a range of Korean dishes, with vegetarian Korean temple cuisine restaurants being a popular draw, but street food carts are just as famous. As a top tourist destination, crowds can swell, particularly on weekends, but you can find some rest and respite in one of the private art galleries or grab a cup of Korean tea in a tea house – many of which are located in beautifully renovated traditional Korean homes.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Additional Information about Saerim Hotel

Address: 37-11, Insadong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03149, South Korea
Region: South Korea > Seoul > Insadong
Price Range: $53 - $79 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Saerim Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 31
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“Avoid 1st floor due to lobby noise, not that there is much but there are a few rooms right there.”
 of 5 bubbles 1dancing_fool, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“No shower curtain. Shared toiletries if you forgot yours. Bring earplugs.”
 of 5 bubbles FlyingMommy2013, 4 Nov 2014 | Read review
“There is construction work taking place on the left hand side of the hotel (as you face the hotel from the street) but it wasn't a major problem. Ask for a room on the opposte side!”
 of 5 bubbles GJCS, 20 Aug 2013 | Read review
“I'm not sure if all rooms are equipped with a computer, so it might be worth confirming beforehand as it really comes in handy. There is wifi there, but it's very weak/slow to the point that it's basically useless (at least in my room on the 2nd floor), but the hotel room computer's internet was fast. Also before you unpack all of your things, check that the other stuff is working. If it isn't, they'll let you change rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles bluesky95, 8 Jan 2013 | Read review
“Level 4 has computer in room because hotel wifi doesnt work”
 of 5 bubbles CathB507, 5 Jul 2012 | Read review
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