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The Maru

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7, Cheongpa-ro 73-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, Seoul, South Korea

City centre hostel within easy reach of Lotte Outlets - Seoul Station Branch
  • Free WiFi
  • Collect nightsYou can collect™ Rewards nights here
Good internet service
Great location
Fantastic service
Could use a good cleaning

The Maru

from £20
  • Single Room (Double Bed)
  • Twin Room (Type A)
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only
  • Single Room (Mini)
  • Twin Room (Type B)
  • Standard Single Room

What’s around The Maru


  • In Yongsan-gu
  • Namdaemun Market (24-minute walk)
  • Seoul City Hall (31-minute walk)
  • N Seoul Tower (31-minute walk)
  • Lotte Outlets - Seoul Station Branch (10-minute walk)
  • Namsan Park (17-minute walk)
  • Myeongdong Street (33-minute walk)
  • Cheonggyecheon (34-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Seoul (ICN-Incheon Intl.) 52-min drive
  • Seoul (GMP-Gimpo Intl.) 18-min drive
  • Haengsin Station 16-min drive
  • Anyang Station 20-min drive
  • Sukdaeipgu Station 11-min walk
  • Namyoung Station 12-min walk
  • Seoul Station 13-min walk

At a glance

Key facts


  • 21 rooms

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
The front desk is open daily from 8:30 AM - midnight.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • No parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Barbecue grills
  • Water dispenser
Working away
  • Meeting rooms
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Lift
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Japanese
  • Korean

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Washer/dryer
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom (not in room)
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 17-inch TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water

Recent reviews

Good 7.0 From 212 reviews

Very good 8.0
Near Seoul Station
Good walkable location only 5 minutes from Seoul Station. This review is based on the price paid , definately not any luixury but it is convenient and very good value. Rooms are small but self contained with private bath/shower room. The main good feature is location and value for money in this no frills establishment.
Jeffrey, gb2 night romance trip
Fair 4.0
Experience left a bad taste
What I booked and what I was given, completely different. I had checked in but wanted to leave after I opened the door to my room. I had contacted customer service and they were very helpful. However the owner was not in and the man at the front desk told customer service that I should stay the night and talk to the owner in the morning. I stayed the one night, I felt uncomfortable because I wanted to leave already. When morning came, I went out to check out and talk to the owner. he was not understanding in anyway. He told me that I was wrong, that I had received what I had booked for even though the photos I remember seeing for my booking was for a different room. And he declined refunding the remaining nights I wasn't going to stay. I would never recommend anyone to stay here.
us8 night trip
Very good 8.0
Perf for Budget Travellers Who Like Sleep
The images you see are similar to my room, but my room was smaller and felt a little make shift with all the danger signs on the window outside my door. (It is not a balcony, and definitely not a proper fire escape. This place definitely seems to be the spot for budget travellers and backpackers, etc. Two (Korean size) towels were provided. Bed and pillow were not really comfy but I was there for two strenuous days, so I had no issues passing out. Definitely bring ear plugs! I can hear hostel mates coming in, and turning on their aircon. Speaking of, air con was WEAK. They have signs everywhere to turn off the aircon so idk if they adjusted to minimise cost, but it was a struggle to get it work. One of those personal fans would come in handy when you're just cooling off when you first come in/return. The guests there are super respectful, it was very quiet, definitely not a party hostel. The location is very close to the station, although a little challenging to find at first. Also, when it's hot, it's a horrible 7 min walk, so brace yourself. It is conveniently next to a 7 Eleven - perfect for early morning out or late nights in. Definitely would recommend to friends who are durable travellers.
kr2 night trip
Good 6.0
Overall Service and Condition are Average
If you are alighted at Seoul Station, you must take exit 15 otherwise you may not easy to find the guesthouse. Overall service and condition are average.
my10 night trip
Poor 2.0
Roaches for Days
My room had roaches everywhere. There was still trash in my room when I got there. The sheets had makeup stains. Lots of rude people being loud. Dirty halls with a used toilet sitting on the stairs. Nope, never again.
us2 night trip

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