Star Dongdaemun

25 Daehakro 2-gil, Jongro-gu110-851SeoulSouth Korea
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About Star Dongdaemun

Star Dongdaemun is centrally located on the Jongno District of Seoul and four minutes’ walk to an airport bus stop and the Jongno Subway Station Line 1. This hostel features a business corner, private shoe lockers, and common kitchen with microwave, refrigerator, and cookware.

All basic rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with bunk beds. Most quarters have access to shared bathrooms with hairdryers, while upgraded rooms have private bathrooms.

Usage of the portable Wi-Fi router, fax & photocopying, and luggage storage are offered for free. Guests can also avail airport pickup and laundry/dry cleaning services for a surcharge.

Complimentary breakfast is served each day. Numerous local restaurants and bars are within five minutes’ walk away such as BLT Steak and Everest Restaurant.

The well-known Dongdaemun Market and Gwangjang Market are seven minutes’ walk away. The vibrant Myeongdong shopping area is a 15-minute train ride away.


25 Daehakro 2-gil, Jongro-gu, 110-851, Seoul, South Korea
Telephone: +82(70)81287888 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

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Hotel facilities

  • Concierge
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel safe
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • Pets allowed
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Fan
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 12:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Centrally located in Seoul- near Metro Station

The close proximity of the hostel to major public transports such as Jogno-5 metro station as well as Dongdaemun market has been very helpful for the guests. They are able to visit different tourist locations since the hostel is centrally placed within different major establishments such as cafes, restaurants, and bars which looked like a red light district.

Fast and steady Wi-Fi connection

Guests were amazed by the fast and reliable Wi-Fi access on-site. The hostel also offered mobile Wi-Fi and adaptor for rent for an added cost, but was refundable upon checkout, so guests can stay online anytime they want even when they're outside the property.

Useful full-sized kitchens

There is a common kitchenette that is well-equipped with fridge and stove so guests are able to cook and prepare their own meals manually instead of dining out. It was very convenient and practical since they have saved some money for their other tours and activities.

Negative Reviews

Small size of the rooms

Rooms were quite small and there was not much space for large suitcases or luggage according to most guests. They lacked basic room amenities such as wardrobe area and it was quite hard for the guests to move around.

Unsatisfactory breakfast food

Guests were disappointed with the limited type of food served daily. They offer self-served breads such as toasts with butter or jam, cornflakes cereals, and coffee. The breakfast was very basic and the same every day.

Intolerable noise within the hostel's premises

One of the worst issues faced by guests was the loud noise within the premises. They can hear loud conversations from people from the adjacent rooms, people talking loudly from the lobby area, and noises from drunken guests. The use of earplugs is recommended.

Rating Overview

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8 /10
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8 out of 10 based on 131 reviews