My Seoul Adventure: Two Bedroom. Six Adults. Ewha Hostel.

My experience in Seoul was nothing short of an adventure — two visits to the hospital during Chu-seok (a major korean holiday which spans a week), five injections and a resulting cast on my leg. With all that drama, nothing beats getting to know the family whose hostel I stayed in. The owner of the hostel we stayed in is a lovely married couple - and they have 13 different apartments under their care. We met the lady boss who manages 6 cleaning staff and takes care of her son who is studying to be a doctor. She also has a daughter who is currently studying pharmaceutical science. Here's a little tour of the Ewha Hostel in Hondae we lived in.

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Location of Ewha Hostel

Ewha hostel is about 70 minutes train ride away from the Incheon International Airport in Seoul, and it is made up of 4 apartment blocks. Besides tourists, there are also students who live in the quaint neighbourhood that has convenience stores, cafes abuzz at the foot of the blocks.

Ambience of Ewha Hostel

There were two cozy bedrooms with sufficient facilities but don't expect a huge space in the heart of Seoul. The laundry room is located inside the toilet itself. Cute stickers are plastered across the house. The apartment also features a seating area and air conditioning.


The owner-host was very responsive to messages and brought me to a nearby hospital when I was not feeling well on a public holiday. She also recommended the best samgyetang in Seoul. I was surprised that she took time to assist with the administration of the medicine and even brought her son along as well. At the end of my stay, she also brought me gifts of socks and a cute-written card to wish me well. Her polite gesture really touched me.
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A separate room

Ewha hostel two bedroom apartment review seoul
Wall decals

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Singaporean-designed tissue box (Amazed that it made it into a Korean house!)

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The kitchen and TV area where I cooked my own samgyetang!

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Homely random posters

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Lady owner-host

If I ever go back to Seoul again, I'd like to stay in other of her apartments. Ewha Hostel was really convenient — it only took 10 minutes to walk to nearby Hondae area which is the Orchard-road equivalent of Seoul.
BED SIZE(S): 2 full beds & 2 twin beds
ROOM SIZE: 60 m²

Ewha Hostel Amenities 

Air conditioning
Sitting area
Free toiletries
Cable channels
Flat-screen TV
Private apartment in building
Clothes rack
Toilet paper
Trash cans

Getting There

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Ewha Hostel 

156-2 Donggyo-Dong
Seoul Capital Area 121816
South Korea

My Seoul Adventure: Two Bedroom. Six Adults. Ewha Hostel. My Seoul Adventure: Two Bedroom. Six Adults. Ewha Hostel. Reviewed by Littletinysun on 9:00:00 PM Rating: 5

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