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what are the cheapest options for a one night stay in Seoul?

 
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mahaju



Joined: 21 Aug 2012

PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 2:44 am    Post subject: what are the cheapest options for a one night stay in Seoul? Reply with quote

I need to stay in Seoul for one night
What are the cheapest options available, and where can I search for them online? It would be better if I can make a reservation one day earlier (or at least make sure a room will be available when I reach there; I will probably reach Seoul sometime in the evening, and I don't want to go looking around for a room once I reach there), and pay them after my stay is over.
Thank you
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waynehead



Joined: 18 Apr 2006
Location: Jongno

PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jjimjjilbang. There's only like a million of them. 15k or less. No need to get a reservation.
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CentralCali



Joined: 17 May 2007

PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you intend to stay in the hotel room for the whole time or get out and about with the room just for sleeping and storing your stuff? If the latter, I recommend the place I used to frequent when I went to Seoul. It's called 광덕여관 (Gwang-deok Yeo-gwan). Here's my best description of how to get there.

Go out Exit #3 (West Side) of Seoul Station (not Exit #3 of the subway station, but of Seoul Station itself).
Either take the stairs or the elevator to street level.
Turn right.
Walk past Lotte Mart, the airport buses, and continue until you get to the major intersection with the flyovers.
Cross the street at the pedestrian crossing.
As soon as you hit the sidewalk, make a left, then go right at that corner.
Cross at the unregulated zebra crossing.
Turn right and walk up the sidewalk until you see the very long driveway going uphill.
Turn left up that driveway. The hotel is on your right.

I think these are the correct directions. You might be better off plugging 광덕여관 or the inn's phone number into Daum's or Naver's map search. Daum tells me it's a 400 meter hike.

Even during holidays, this place cost me 30,000 won a night for the room. Once, a group of three of us stayed there and that came to 10k won per person. The rooms are small, nice enough, have cable TV with two or three channels showing some English programming late at night, and have a private bath with bath tub and western commode.

Info on the joint

Name: 광덕여관 (Gwang-deok Yeo-gwan)
Phone: 02-392-6655
Old style address: 서울 중구 중님동 331-14 (Seoul Jung-gu Jung-nim-dong 331-14)
New style address: 서울 중구 만리재로35길 49 (Seoul Jung-gu Mal-li-jae-ro-35-gil 49)

Forgot to mention that on Daum's map site, you can use the street view to see what the route is for walking and also the front door of the joint. And Daum now has a nifty walking directions button on their map site.
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Gaininganadventur



Joined: 02 Aug 2013

PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 4:08 pm    Post subject: Re: what are the cheapest options for a one night stay in Se Reply with quote

mahaju wrote:
I need to stay in Seoul for one night
What are the cheapest options available, and where can I search for them online? It would be better if I can make a reservation one day earlier (or at least make sure a room will be available when I reach there; I will probably reach Seoul sometime in the evening, and I don't want to go looking around for a room once I reach there), and pay them after my stay is over.
Thank you


Shinchon area has some motels. Usually have an extra room.
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spaceman82



Joined: 01 Dec 2009

PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This place is pretty nice as a non-love motel option. Inexpensive at 55,000 won, can come and go as you please, and some of the most comfortable bedding I've slept on.

http://seoul53hotel.com/en_index.html

EDIT: I just noticed that the OP is quite old but am going leave this post up just in case anyone else is interested.
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Singularity



Joined: 28 Oct 2012

PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you really want to be cheap, sleep in a PC Room. Laughing
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