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Hill house Hotel

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The hotel was located near the shopping district and subway. Although I had a tour guide, I could have done sightseeing on my own. Breakfast was nice, hotel clean, parking if you had a car and staff very polite (especially when I locked myself out of room more than once!). My only issue was the hard mattress. Somewhat typical in Korea.

It was a good stay, it is affordable and comfortable. However, I was in DDPlaza and I asked 5 different taxi cabs and none of them knew where the hotel is located. So make sure to print a map. The shower has no curtains, but the room is clean and comfortable.

Being 100 meters (uphill) from Hoehyeon metro station, only one stop from Seoul Station, Hill House Hotel is very convenient for those arriving in Seoul by train or by the express from the airport. It is also within a ten minute walk from the shopping district of Myeongdong. The rooms are good for this price point and are well maintained and are comfortable appointed. The 3:00pm check in is a little inconvenient if you arrive in Seoul in the morning but they will store your luggage until then. I arrived at 1:00pm and could not access the room until the correct check in time. My room was on an upper floor and was very quiet.

Overall, my stay at hill house hotel was average. The hotel is on a hill and it does require some effort. Especially if you are pulling luggage with you from the subway. The place is very basic. Nothing fancy but it was well maintained. Lobby was very clean and had brochures for different activities to do in Seoul. Stayed in room B4 down in the basement. Room and Bathroom was pretty big and spacious. Air conditioning was strong and cold. Wifi worked fine throughout my stay. I hardly had any interaction with the staff so I can't speak about them. I actually never got greeted by them. Not a big issue though. For the price I paid, I think I could find a better place.

Good thing about the hotel is that it really has a comfortable environment. It takes around 10 mins to go there from the closest MTR station. Its location is quite convenient, walk-able distances to tourist beloved area. But if you are tired of walking, I suggest taking taxi instead. Afterall the taxi in Seoul doesn't charge expensively. Bad thing is you have to go uphill to the hotel, though not very slant, still consumes some energy. Quiet environment, friendly staff, overall is pretty good. Nearby there are some restaurants so its still quite convenient. If you are looking for a budget stay and quiet stay, this is suitable for you.

Location is great. Walking distance to the hoehyeon station, N Seoul Tower, myeongdong and namdaemun market. Need to walk a bit to the uphill. Nearby local restaurants are good - cheap & tasteful. 24 hr mini mart also open near the hotel and can get the basic necessary things. Breakfast is average and not much things to choose. Hotel room is clean and have a bath tub too. I like the shampoo, soap and coffee which is provided by hotel. They can arrange the tour with reasonable price too.

Good breakfast. Good location close to metro and market. Very clean and fully equipped. Good size room and very reasonable on price. Too strict with check in time and bed very uncomfortable. Good WiFi.

A good place to stay, quiet neighborhood nearby Namdaemun Market and room is a good size but the bed was very hard.Only thing is the shower was frustrating difficult to control the setting. Thumbs up for foreigners serve simple breakfast. Staff are friendly. Stayed 5 days with 2 kids..

We stayed in a basement room so pretty basic, but the room was clean, the bed comfy and the bathroom clean. The location is absolutely perfect for access to Myeongdong (and the rest of Seoul via the MRT). Some reviews say that it is up a hill but we had no issues with this and felt it was more like a 'gentle slope.' Very easy walk from MTR or even Seoul station.

What can I comment, this hotel exceeded my expectations. They surely maintained it well. Room: clean and cozy with friendly staff. Breakfast: it’s good but they need to improve the variety. We stayed for 8 days and they served the same menu since day 1. (bread, veggies, mashed potato and hard-boiled egg). Location: it’s near to some convenient stores; you will never get hungry as you will see a lot of restaurants with friendly aunties and uncles ready to serve you. Remember some Korean words with you as they will have difficulty in understanding English. The location is very near to Hoehyeon Station and Myeongdong market. I will surely recommend this hotel to some of my friends and relatives who will visit Seoul.

42, Sogong-ro 3-gil, Jung-gu Seoul Seoul

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located in Myeongdong, Hill house Hotel is a short distance from popular attractions such as Gyeongbok Palace and Dongdaemun Market. This 50-room, 3.5-star hotel has free breakfast along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and free self parking. Located in central Seoul, the hotel is also near National Museum of Korea and Namsan Park.


Free continental breakfast is served each morning from 7:30 AM to 10 AM. Enjoy a bite to eat at Hill House, the hotel's onsite restaurant.


The 50 rooms are recently renovated and have an array of amenities, including refrigerators, coffee makers, and free local calls. LED TVs come with digital channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds are dressed in premium bedding. Free bottled water and desks are other standard amenities.

Property features

Renovated in 2013, Hill house Hotel offers free WiFi in public areas, a 24-hour business center, and express check-in. There's free parking if you drive. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with concierge services, luggage storage, and securing valuables. This hotel also has express check-out.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

78.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 309 reviews