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Yangon
Reviewed 9 November 2014

Fantastic location but doesn't deliver on some previous reviews The location is fantastic as you can walk to all the major sights quite easily. They also have a pleasant 'common room' in the basement with computers which is where breakfast is served. That's the good news. It's very difficult to find at first as it's in a small unmarked alley...

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1Thank ShweNaga
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 1 December 2013

stay here twice, but the room is abit old fashioned back to like 80's... everything there are old, and sometime water leaking, bath tub quite small, the flush might not working... other than that everything is fine, the person in charge are helpful when we request to put our luggages (i think 16 of it) over there for a week...

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Manila, Philippines
Reviewed 6 November 2013

Me and my friend stayed here for 6 days and 5 nights. The location of the guesthouse is conveniently located at the center of seoul. Very near tourists spots like insadong, gwanghamun square, gyeongbukgong and changdeukgong palace, jongmyo shrine, jogyesa temple, chonggyecheon stream and gwangjang market. We actually walked from shunshine to those places since its really near and the...

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Thank Jen0714
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 6 July 2013

... or as a trip with friends, since the staff is amazing. They are not only helpful giving directions, helping you to plan your tours, etc., but they also dedicate time to talk with you about anything, like friends you have known from years. The location of the hostel is perfect if what you are looking for is to know...

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Everett, Washington
Reviewed 12 April 2013

Amazing owner Max speaks four languages and his staff also are skilled in several languages. A one minute walk from the subway in a neighborhood of restaurants. Rooms are small but quite adequate and clean, each with its own bathroom and fridge. An excellent value in a good location near several attractions. We appreciated Max's knowledge of local restaurants, recommending...

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3Thank 828TJA
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 3 March 2013

I was there last yr july with a friend of mine, the location is gd as it is just nt far frm the Subway station. When we arrived the cab driver actually called their front desk for directions to their guesthouse. When we arrived as it was raining, the kind staff actually came out with umbrellas to shelter us and...

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New Zealand
Reviewed 29 December 2012

The staff was super friendly, gave us a map of the city and told us where to go and gave us some good recommendations. Breakfast was included and the guy from the reception cook it for us, while having a good chat. Room was a bit small and the bed was hard, but that normal for Asia. Shopping Tip: Close...

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1Thank AngelaCF
manila
Reviewed 10 November 2012

Really nice location, 50m away from Jongno-3 ga exit 4 escalator of line 5 and 100m away from line 3. So in this case, you can ride the subway all the way from Incheon Airport for only 4000won. Convenience store is just at the main street. Staff speak good English and they will help you carrying your luggage up the...

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1Thank marts_8
Cheongju, South Korea
Reviewed 4 October 2012

The staff at Sunshine guesthouse are so helpful and friendly. They all speak English very well. The rooms are cozy and one gets value for money by staying at Sunshine. The location is ideal and it's a 1 minute walk from the subway. Restaurants line the streets around the guesthouse. I won't stay anywhere else when visiting Seoul.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 July 2012

I loved that it was right in the centre of town where I wanted to be. Walking distance to most of the palaces and markets. It was nice and flat no hilly areas at all. Within walking distance to metro and buses. The room was quiet and airconditioning a pleasant bonus. Plenty of street vendors in the same street for...

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Staying in Gwanghwamun / Jongno

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Gwanghwamun / Jongno
If Gwanghwamun is the unofficial living room of Seoul, Jongno is the main hallway connecting some of Seoul’s most important historic sites and neighbourhoods. Being one of Seoul’s oldest neighbourhoods, the area is rich with history and culture in its palaces, shrines, and temples. Stand in the centre of Gwanghwamun Square with Gyeongbokgung Palace and Mt. Bugak in front of you, King Sejong the Great statue behind you, and modern office buildings encircling you—it’s one of the best ways to experience both past and present Seoul in one spot. The main street of Jongno is mostly dotted with restaurants and cafes, but explore deeper within its intricate alleys to pass decades-old restaurants, mom-and-pop shops, and pojangmachas (tents that open at night for quick bites and drinks) and life seems to run just as it did a decade or two ago. Don’t forget to stop at Gwangjang Market, Korea’s oldest traditional market, where it’s just as fun to explore as it is to eat the affordable market dishes that locals have been enjoying since the market first opened in 1905. For a break from urban life, walk along the restored Cheonggyecheon Stream that runs parallel to Jongno for a moment of natural refuge in metropolitan Seoul.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Jongno Sunshine Guesthouse is located in the heart of Seoul in Jongno where you could experience Korean culture and Korean history.We treat travelers as a friend and family, so that can make their journey in seoul as pleasant as possible. We have Triple rooms, Double rooms, Twin rooms, Single rooms, Female dorm. TV, airconditioner, refrigerator, shower, toilet, shampoo, towel and soap in every room. Except for the female dorm, there is no TV. We also provide free cold drinking water. There is terrace area and communal area where traveler could have a rest.And in the communal area (in the basement) you can have quick breakfast in the morning (9am-10am) – bread, jam and coffee. Free WiFi in the whole Guesthouse.Jongno Sunshine Guesthouse is Korean house that travelers could enjoy their own trip in Korea! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Jongno Sunshine Guesthouse

Address: 155-1 Donui-Dong, Jongno-Gu, Seoul 110-807, South Korea
Region: South Korea > Seoul > Gwanghwamun / Jongno
Price Range: ₹ 2,629 - ₹ 8,155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 22
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“Although close to the subway, it is up a small alley so could be difficult to find. Make sure you have good directions before looking for it the first time.”
 of 5 bubbles 828TJA, 11 Apr 2013 | Read review
“try using the street view of Daum or Naver map so you wont get lost finding it. Seoul has a lot of side streets.”
 of 5 bubbles marts_8, 10 Nov 2012 | Read review
“DO NOT stay on the first floor. The rooms are poorly ventilated, and right outside the room are lots of unwanted boxes and trash.”
 of 5 bubbles wenglin, 22 Apr 2012 | Read review
“room 303 is the stinky room!”
 of 5 bubbles Vlee3355, 5 Nov 2011 | Read review
“Don't request for the Korean-style rooms because they're highest, small, uncomfortable,and dirty.”
 of 5 bubbles amygdalus, 12 Oct 2011 | Read review
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