Seoul 53

53 Ikseon-Dong, Jongno-guSeoul110-340South Korea
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About Seoul 53

This trendy budget hotel is set in the traditional Insa-dong district, less than five minutes' walk from the famed Changdeokgung Palace. Arty interiors and easy access to Seoul's excellent metro system complement Seoul 53's highly convenient location.

Straightforward guest rooms with subdued decor provide wooden floors and air conditioning. Mini-fridges and flat-screen cable televisions are also featured. Some quarters have seating areas and/or desks.

Guests can appreciate art, use free PCs, and learn a little bit about Seoul in an avant-garde communal lounge area. Additional facilities include luggage storage, a lift, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

A modest breakfast of bread, fruit, and coffee/tea is offered gratis every day. Numerous cafes and restaurants, such as the ever-popular PIZZA PIZZA just around the corner, lay within five minutes' walk of the hotel.

Seoul 53 is a five-minute stroll from Jongno3-ga metro station and a 15-minute walk from the Confucian Jongmyo Shrine. The sublime fourteenth-century Gyeongbokgung Palace is a mile away.


53 Ikseon-Dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, 110-340, South Korea
Telephone: +82(2)7633833 | Fax: +82(2)7633832 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

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

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Business center
  • Concierge
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Porter service
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Excellent location ticks all the right boxes

The vast majority of travellers who pitch-up here rave about this hotel's handy central location. Reviewers particularly like being nearby tourist attractions, such as palaces, shrines, and the Insadong tourist area. Having two metro stops within ten minutes walk is deemed a big plus too, as is being surrounded by swathes of restaurants, food stalls, and 24-hour convenience stores.

Negative Reviews

Cleanliness is an issue

Reviewers identify the cleanliness of the hotel's interiors as an issue in need of addressing. Guests believe housekeeping operatives aren't as active or effective as they'd like them to be.

Accommodations need upgrading

Few travellers are impressed with the overall state of the guest rooms. In fact, visitors often remark that the guest rooms are untidy and smelly, with some even sporting mould. The bathrooms, with their broken pipes, busted toilet bowls, and cracked tiles, get even worse ratings.

Transfers to alternative digs aren't appreciated

Guests often complain of getting 'bumped' to another hotel when staff say they've overbooked. Disgruntled reviewers highlight the fact that this property isn't only a separate building, but also has an entirely different vibe. There are suggestions that it could actually be a 'love hotel', a place where Korean men go to meet up with ladies who aren't their wives.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 155 reviews across the web
7.2 /10
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7.2 out of 10 based on 155 reviews