Mago Guesthouse



Mago Guesthouse Myeongdong is a guesthouse with 9 private rooms located in Myeongdong. It offers traditional Korean-style rooms and Western-style rooms. The motto of Mago Guesthouse Myeongdong is Comfortable Place Like Home according to their official website. The official website also allows you to do bookings online. Without further ado, we are pleased to share with you the pros and cons on what Mago Guesthouse Myeongdong has to offer to you.




  • Located in central Seoul
  • Chungmuro Subway Station for Line 3 and Line 4 is just 7 minutes’ walk away
  • Myengdong main shopping district is just 4 minutes’ walk away
  • Namsan mountain is located 2 kilometres away
  • Gimpo International airport is 55 minutes’ drive away
  • The guesthouse has easy access to the airport bus stop
  • Namsangol Hanok Village is 3 minutes’ way away
  • There are a lot of eateries, convenient stores, cafes, restaurants within the guesthouse’s proximity
  • Other nearby attractions include Namsan Park, Namsan Tower and Dongdaemnun
  • There is a bar nearby that is frequented by Korean celebrities and some guests met a few of them there
  • The hosts are accommodating, approachable and easy to get along with
  • The hosts can also lend their train cards that you can reload but you will have to give them back at the end of your stay
  • Upon arrival, you will be greeted by the host which will then explain the house rules in clear and concise manner and he or she will give you instructions to follow during your stay
  • The staffs are also nice and friendly and they will attend to any enquiry that you may have
  • The staffs can also assist you in buying tickets for events and famous tourist attractions
  • Charlie can speak fluent English and he has tons of fun stories and to share with you
  • He is also ready to give you directions and share with you the information on the places that you want to visit
  • Free complimentary breakfast that consists of bread, jam, butter, cheese, eggs, cereals, Korean cup noodles along with coffee, tea, orange juice, milk included in your stay
  • The guesthouse is very clean and has a homely environment
  • The design of the guesthouse is also charming, dainty and functional
  • Mago Guesthouse also offers free rides to the subway if you have a heavy luggage to carry to or from the airport
  • There is a laundry machine and 2 personal computers with Microsoft Windows 8 at the on-site internet cafe for guests to use the internet
  • The rooms come with air-conditioning, heating system, TV, Wi-Fi internet access, seating area, mini fridge, toiletries and hairdryer
  • The rooms are nice, cosy and spacious with comfortable pillows and duvets
  • Overall, the guests that stayed at Mago Guesthouse Myeongdong love the place and many of them plan to return during their next trip





  • The distance from Chungmuro to Mago Guesthouse Myeongdong may be a little difficult for elderly people to walk especially during the winter
  • You will have to cook your eggs for breakfast
  • You will have to wash the glasses and plates by yourself after using them
  • Some guests found the room still to be too small
  • Some guests found the beds to be a little hard
  • Towels will only be replaced upon your request so you need to let the service staffs know that you require clean ones if you are staying more than 2 days
  • Toiletries are not replenished sometimes so you may have to request them from the service staffs.