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Reviews of The House Hostel

Hostel | 452-5 Dongmyeong Dong, Sokcho Kangwon-do, South Korea 217-809

96.5% Overall Rating

172 out of 173 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (11/09/2014)

"Everything about the House felt comfortable and welcoming. The laundry room and kitchen felt especially homelike."

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Bicycle hire
  • Outside area

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

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96.5%

Overall Rating

172 out of 173 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'The House Hostel'

Atmosphere
95.2%
Location
96.8%
Facilities
97.6%
Cleanliness
94.4%
Staff
98.4%
Value
96.0%
Safety
96.8%
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94.3%
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Bok Hwee Chua

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
City break

19 September 2010 Bok Hwee would recommend this property

Liked: Yoon was really friendly and helpful. The location is perfect and I love how the deco made me feel at home and really comfortable.

Disliked: Bok Hwee left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

08 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent place! The owner, Yoo, is extremely friendly and helpful. He even washed our clothes for us, for free!! He knows all the sights in the area and gave us an introduction when we arrived. He also keeps the place sparkling clean and the communal areas (porch!) are great. Whatever the place may lack in comfort (and that's not much, maybe the showers could be hotter), Yoo more than makes up for with his kindness. Best Hostel in South Korea so far!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 20% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

31 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was great, friendly and serviceminded.

Disliked: The shower didnt have any waterpressure

88.6%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

As a family with children

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Shopping
Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture
Family Holiday
Relaxation/spa

31 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The adevice and kindness of housekeeper.

Disliked: The really small size of the room.

100.0%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture
Relaxation/spa

28 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: - The staff (so nice and helpful, the boss advised us very good restaurants and hikings). - The communal rooms are very cosy.- The free services- The location

Disliked: Nothing

80.0%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Michael Sanchez

With my spouse / partner

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year

23 August 2010 Michael would recommend this property

Liked: M. Yoo is so kind and helpful. He provides you with a map of the area and details about all the interesting points of view. Free Internet access and free laundary service are real pros. The kitchen and the terrasse are really good place to chill out and meet people.Thank you for everything M. Yoo !

Disliked: Hot water takes 10 minutes to arrive and when you take a shower, 10 minutes, it's loong ! The showers have no pressure. Moreover, the double room are not cleaned during your stay so it can become a little bit "dirty" after few days.

91.4%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Sightseeing & culture
Relaxation/spa

08 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The owners, a mother/son team, give first class service. They do laundry for you in a day, provide bicycles, internet service, and give great advice on where to go and help on how to get there. ALL of this is free of charge.

Disliked: The lack of hot water and low water pressure for the shower.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Kristle Kwok

With my spouse / partner

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
City break
Sightseeing & culture
Relaxation/spa

26 July 2010 Kristle would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel was very very cosy and made us feel a home right away. Very colourful and warm place.

Disliked: Kristle left no negative feedback.

97.1%
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Andrea Tollefsen

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Shopping
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Beach / sunbathing
City break
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa

26 July 2010 Andrea would recommend this property

Liked: Mr, Yoo was great. On arrival he told us about all the sights, the best restaurants, and how to get to around the city. The hostel has a lot of character and we couldn't get over how cute it was.

Disliked: Andrea left no negative feedback.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

25 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendliness and helpfulness of the staff

Disliked: small room

100.0%
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Customer review

As a family with children

Sightseeing & culture

23 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff very nice and helpfulFree laundry, internet and breakfeast

Disliked: Nothing

97.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

19 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: outstanding friendliness of the staff

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

94.3%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Sightseeing & culture

11 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly and helpful owner.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Jo Meade

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

07 July 2010 Jo would recommend this property

Liked: Everything! Very close to the bus station, the owner is very very helpful and will recommend places to eat, buses and their times and prices etc. The hostel is like a hotel really with wonderful facilities including free bikes but has the cosy feeling of a hostel. The room was fantastic and I would tell anyone staying in Sokcho to stay here.

Disliked: Jo left no negative feedback.

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Maëlig Le Delliou

22 June 2010 Maëlig would recommend this property

Liked: Plenty of free services, very friendly and available owner who gave us a lot of advice for our stay in Sokcho and the continuation of our trip in Korea, our stay was GREAT. Thank you very much for everything.

Disliked: Maëlig left no negative feedback.

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LEBOUC Arnaud

17 June 2010 LEBOUC would recommend this property

Liked: Very good Hostel and the manager is so so great :)

Disliked: LEBOUC left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

17 June 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: An excellent place to stay when you are heading to Sokcho. Come unprepared and the owner will be your best guide! =)

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

94.3%
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Customer review

14 June 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: best hostel so far. mr yu is totally the friendliest guy i have ever met in korea. he was really helpful telling me where to go and what to do in sokcho. totally recommend this hostel for it's atmosphere and service.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

12 June 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The owner Yoo provides a fabolous introduction on where to go and what to see. This is extremely helpful.New arrivials ought to know it's very close to the Intercity Bus Terminal, which is very convenient. The Express Bus Terminal yet is at the other end of town.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

05 June 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This place has been the homeliest and most comfortable hostel I've stayed at so far in Korea. The manager, Yoo, was extremely helpful and catered to every need we required. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay - it was very good value for money - and would recommend it to anyone visiting Sokcho, as the place to go !

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

28 May 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The friendliness and helpfulness of the owner, its quite unique. For example he gave us a bottle water for free to welcome us! the good information what we could do there in Sokcho and about the buses, restaurants etc. This was of great help.The relaxed atmosphere, also nice travellers who were there as guest.The free use of mountainbike, the free laundry service.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

19 May 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It is the best hostel in Korea I have visited. I really recommend it.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

97.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Steve McKenna

19 May 2010 Steve would recommend this property

Liked: The manager was incredibly pleasant and helpful. The House is the perfect cross between a budget hotel and a hostel. Nice free breakfast. Overall, an excellent place to base yourself if you want to explore Sokcho and the nearby national park

Disliked: Steve left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

08 May 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the manager yoo is very friendly and gives loads of information about sokcho.the hostel clean and cheap.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Toru Matsuda

05 May 2010 Toru would recommend this property

Liked: The owner Yoo's advice where to visit including inexpensive good restaurants, wireless internet access at the kitchen, free laundry service, and free bicycles are nice.

Disliked: Toru left no negative feedback.