Great price for the location...if you can find it
Posted Aug 2, 2013
Hotel Irene City (not to be confused with Hotel Irene) is a little bit hard to find since its halfway down a small alleyway off of a small side street. Even taxi drivers with the address couldn't find it with the help of GPS. However, once you do find it, it is walking distance to many of the subway lines, major attractions, and shopping areas in Seoul so it is a very convenient spot once you figure out where it is.
The room is not huge, but clean and tidy, and people come to clean and replace towels everyday. For the price, it was definitely a great deal. The free wifi in the room was great! It helped me get a chance to look up directions and navigate the neighborhood. Most of the hotel staff could speak English, but not all of them (midnight/early morning shift could not). There were no windows in my room, so I almost overslept and missed my flight. That's more my own fault than anything, but sometimes its helpful to have the natural sunlight waking you up.