Star Hostel Insadong

9, Donhwamun-ro 11da-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
+82 (0) 708 668 5727

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based on 175 reviews
Star Hostel Insadong - Seoul, South Korea
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Provider Nightly total R719

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Distance to city centre 2,3 km
Location rating 9,2



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R719 per night


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  • Good
    Nov 2019

    the room is comfortable for 2 people. owner allow us to check in early when we arrived early in the morning. (even at the beginning we keep bell the door but no answer and contact the owner with only reply us "Hi" then no more). We bring our luggage walk around the go back there, finally someone open the door for us. and help us check in early. finally we can hv a rest. Very surpising the location is quite good, many old/local food shop around. if you wan to try the local/authentic foods, there have alot, patronizing customers mostly are nearby residences (not travelers). Foods cooked by local ajuma, very nice and taste good. not even authentic foods, if you like those "cafe/famous shops recommended online", behind the alley of hostel(very nearby, by walking distance less than 5 mins) there have a lot . A lot of teenager there and nice atmosphere cafe there along the alley. So regret only stay 1 night over there. recommended you all stay at least 2 days!

    Breakfast less choices, so we didn't eat at hostel. kitchen and dining place very small, only can fit 2/3 people. no fridge. there have a small hole broken on the wall, they only use tissue to fit the hole. (at broken until can spy outside or outside people can spy in, ) Just feel not professional to handle with this way.

  • Okay
    Nov 2019

    Great location, close to major historical palaces. The vicinity is full of cafes. Easy to get there by subway. Heated floor and mattress is a big plus. The bedsheets were clean.

    During my stay the room has never been cleaned. Breakfast includes only toasts, butter and tea/coffee. Also, such a breakfast is not served on time, a bit later (15-20 min later). I don’t find it’s worth purchasing it even though the price is cheap. It becomes pretty humid in the room (I lived on the 3rd floor, room 302) when you take a shower. Found some fungus in the bathroom. The wallpapers are dirty and require replacement.

  • Mediocre
    Nov 2019

    - very nice location. A lot of restaurants next to the hostel. Subway station Jungno 3 with 3 lines very close. - nice price. - if the owner is not at the hostel, he could reply you quickly on social networks.

    - breakfast: very poor (just jam, eggs, milk, cereals, coffee, tea and some bread). - cleaness: rooms are not clean during all your stay. - towels: you have to change it by yourself. - cafeteria so tight: just 4 people can eat at the same time. The 4th use half a table due to toaster next to. A sign to explain what is include or not for breakfast in the kitchen and on the fridge will be welcoming. - toilet paper using for everything: as tissue in cafetaria and as handkerchief (green round container in bedroom). - TV non functional.

  • Excellent
    Nov 2019

    The place is nice. The restroom is big and clean. The room is very comfortable. It is very affordable. And the free breakfast is awesome. Near subway station, lots of restaurant around the place.


  • Okay
    Nov 2019

    Clean room, the host is helpful

    The location is very difficult to find. It surrounds love hotel and drinking , food area. I couldn't didn't sleep because of the noisy from outside and people on 2nd floor were party all night.

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Located in Seoul (Jongno), Star Hostel Insadong is within a 15-minute walk of Jogyesa Temple and Cheonggyecheon. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, dry cleaning/laundry services, and luggage storage.



Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Air conditioning

8,5 Excellent

based on 175 reviews









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  • Clean rooms
  • Great shower
  • Comfortable beds

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Free breakfast
Free Wi-Fi
No smoking
Designated smoking area
Concierge service
Laundry facilities
Laundry service
Free Internet
Pets not allowed
Storage available
Cable or satellite TV

FAQs when booking at Star Hostel Insadong

Where is Star Hostel Insadong located?

Star Hostel Insadong is located at 9, Donhwamun-ro 11da-gil, Jongno-gu in Jongno-gu, 2,3 km from the centre of Seoul. Jongmyo Shrine is the closest landmark to Star Hostel Insadong.

When is check-in time and check-out time at Star Hostel Insadong?

Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 12:00 at Star Hostel Insadong.

Does Star Hostel Insadong offer free Wi-Fi?

Yes, Star Hostel Insadong offers free Wi-Fi.

Does Star Hostel Insadong offer free parking?

No, Star Hostel Insadong does not offer free parking.

Does Star Hostel Insadong offer free airport shuttle service?

No, Star Hostel Insadong does not offer free airport shuttle service.

How far is Star Hostel Insadong from the airport?

Star Hostel Insadong is 16,7 km from Seoul Gimpo Intl.

Can you bring pets to Star Hostel Insadong?

No, pets are not allowed at Star Hostel Insadong.

Does Star Hostel Insadong have a pool?

No, Star Hostel Insadong does not have a pool on-site.


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Most popular landmarks

  • Jongmyo Shrine 378 m
  • Changdeok Palace 0,7 km
  • Changgyeonggung Palace 0,8 km
  • Gwangjang Traditional Market 0,8 km
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace 1,3 km
  • National Folk Museum 1,4 km

Getting around

Seoul Gimpo Intl 16,7 km
Seoul Incheon Intl 49,5 km
Seoul Bus 2,7 km
Gwangmyeong 19,7 km

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