H20 Guesthouse

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Centrally located in Seoul, H2O Guesthouse Myeongdong is a 23 room guesthouse that is suitable for families, individual backpackers and group travellers. H20, just like water strives to give you a pleasant and refreshing experience during your stay at the guesthouse. Below is the list of pros and cons this H2O Guesthouse has to offer to you.

Pros

 

  • The guesthouse is conveniently located
  • Quite near to the subway station
  • 15 minutes’ walk to Myeongdong main shopping area, Dongdaemun market and Namdaemun market
  • 15 minutes by train to Sinchon and Hongdae where you can enjoy exciting nightlife and plenty of good dining options
  • There are lots of restaurants, cafes and shopping within 20 minutes’ walk away from the guesthouse
  • Less than 15 minutes’ walk to famous Korean tourist attractions such as Changdeokgung Palace, Gyeongbokgung Palace, Deoksugung Palace, N Seoul Tower and famous museums
  • You can book online through H2O Guesthouse Myeongdong’s official website and it is also available in 3 different languages: Korean, Japanese and English
  • Friendly and helpful staffs that can speak fluent English and they can give you advice and suggestions on what to eat and where to visit
  • Facilities in the guesthouse include kitchen, living room, luggage storage and laundry service
  • The walls in the guesthouse are decorated with Japanese and Western comic characters and abstract prints
  • There are also several spots in the guesthouse with nice printings on the wall where you can take creative looking pictures
  • Complimentary breakfast consisting of toast, jams and coffee
  • Rooms come with air conditioning, heating system, desk, Wi-Fi internet access, TV, coffee maker and a mini fridge
  • Bathrooms come with a hairdryer
  • There is a choice to choose non-smoking rooms for non-smokers
  • Cheap price for staying in such a convenient and central location

 

 

Cons

 

  • The location is difficult to find on the first try
  • The surrounding around the guesthouse is very dark and not traveller friendly with just one housewares store within the area
  • The surrounding looks unsafe for solo girl travellers
  • Some guests commented that it is a very tired looking guesthouse
  • Although the guesthouse has self-service check-in and check-out, the staffs are not present at counter most of the time
  • No staffs are presents during the night and also sometimes during the day so you will have to call the manager if you need anything
  • The main door is not locked during the night so anyone can get into the guesthouse
  • There is no tea for breakfast
  • Small dining area with no basin and kitchen facilities
  • No elevator so you have to carry your luggage up to your room
  • The rooms and bathrooms are tiny and not so clean
  • The blankets and towels are smelly
  • The rooms are also stuffy because you cannot open the windows
  • Many guests complained that there are a lot of mosquitoes and bugs
  • The air conditioner does not work sometimes
  • Some guests complained that the water taps and shower taps do not work well in the common bathrooms
  • There are no toiletries provided
  • Hot water tank is so small and it can only last for about 5 minutes so you are not able to wash your hair and take shower at once
  • The sink’s drainage is not connected to a piping system so the water that has been used will spill out
  • As the room rates are really cheap, you get what you pay for
  • A lot of guests only stayed for one night and left immediately after that due to horrible experience while staying there
  • You should only consider to stay in H20 Guesthouse if you are really on a tight budget

 

 

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