Welcome to Seoul, South Korea, here you will have an unforgettable experience, let us help you make it an even better one! Gateway Korea Guesthouse is your number one choice for staying in Hapjeong (합정) Seoul, South Korea.

Our guesthouse/hostel is fully legal and is made to be more intimate, this is the real guesthouse experience focusing on bonding and meeting new friends. We know how intimidating it can be to be alone or in a small group in a huge city (we’ve been there). We are two overseas Korean who grew up in Europe but have stayed in Korea for almost two decades (combined), with our talented Korean staff we know what travelers/backpackers want and we are here to deliver!.

The guesthouse is located in Hapjeong (합정역)exit 3 (3 min walk) close enough to enjoy the nightlife of Hongdae (홍대)(5-10 min) but in a peaceful area where you can relax and enjoy yourself after a tiring day/night.

We hope you will enjoy your stay and we will do our best in order for your stay to be as amazing as possible.

2015 has been a great year for us with the help from our guests we have climbed on the booking sites, if in doubt please read or reviews on Booking.com and TripAdvisor.

Welcome to “Gateway Korea Guesthouse”


2F, 50, Dongmak-ro 3-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울시 마포구 서교동 397-6 2
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· PHONE: +82 010-6816-3103 / +82 010-9776-2640



7 thoughts on “About

  1. How much is it for 2 persons in a private room? I’ll be travelling with my teenage son next summer for a month. Thanks. Lene from DK

  2. Please email me
    : kimmiemalloy@gmail.com the total cost for 7 nights as a single, arriving May 8, 2015, departing May 14, 2015. I am a Korean American adoptee and this will be my first trip back since I left in 1976. Any tips will be appreciated since I do not speak Korean. What is your availability ? Thank you.

    • Dear Kimmie

      Thank you for your questions.

      The cost depends on the room and how long your stay is.

      We have 3 rooms and one under construction as we speak.

      Single/Double room 50 000/70 000 won
      4 People dorm 28 000 won
      6 People dorm 25 000 won
      3 People private 90 000 won (under construction)

      The owners are also Korean adoptees. So probably we can assist you if you have any questions.

      At the moment we have no bookings at that time that you are inquiring about.

      Gateway Korea Guesthouse

  3. A fellow adoptee stayed with you last year and told me inquire. My group of 5 including me are traveling back there and arrive on the 23rd of March this yr and leave to stay with friends on the Friday the 25th. Wondering if you have availability and three of them are my daughters so not sure if you allow children, ages 8, 10 and 13.

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