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Get an overview of this hotelSeoul hostel in Itaewon, near War Memorial of Korea


This hostel is located in Seoul (Itaewon), close to War Memorial of Korea, National Museum of Korea, and N Seoul Tower. Also nearby are Namsan Park and Sungnyemun Gate.

Property Features

Along with dry cleaning, this smoke-free hostel has laundry facilities and tour/ticket assistance. WiFi in public areas is free.

Room Amenities

All 17 rooms provide conveniences like washers/dryers and refrigerators, plus free WiFi and LCD TVs with cable channels. Other amenities available to guests include stovetops, free local calls, and free bottled water.

Hostel Amenities

Hostel Amenities

YaKorea Hostel Itaewon features tour/ticket assistance, laundry facilities, and dry cleaning/laundry services. High-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary.

YaKorea Hostel Itaewon is a smoke-free property.

  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Total number of rooms - 17 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Front desk (limited hours) 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Parking (limited spaces) 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Smoke-free property 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Washer/dryer  
  • Refrigerator  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Parking (limited spaces)

Room Amenities

  • LCD TV 
  • Shared/communal kitchen 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Phone 
  • Free local calls 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils 
  • Slippers 
  • Shower only 
  • Stovetop 
  • Cable TV service 
  • HDTV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • Washer/dryer 
  • Heating 


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 

Hostel Policies


Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-in time ends at 11:30 PM


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No onsite parking is available.

No rollaway/extra beds available

No cribs (infant beds) available


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Late check-out fee: KRW 10000
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hostel Name

  • SunCity Hostel Seoul
  • SunCity Seoul
  • YaKorea Hostel Itaewon
  • YaKorea Hostel
  • YaKorea Itaewon
  • YaKorea

National Rating

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3.9 out of 5
86% of guests recommend
3.6 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
3.5 Room comfort
3.4 Hotel condition
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Clean Hotel near Subway Station

4 out of 5
by from Gwangju, Korea
Posted Nov 19, 2016
The hotel is clean, easy to find, and close to subway station.. but the facility is little bit old, but acceptable..
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 25, 2016 by Brandon
Thank you for your review. I hope to see you again next time. :)
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Great location near subway

3 out of 5
by from Daejeon, South Korea
Posted Dec 7, 2015
Pros: The staff was AMAZING!!!
Cons: The cleanliness off the room.
Location: There are several resturants and shops in walking distance. This facility is less than 4 minutes away from the subway.
My overall experience was good. I was a bit uneasy arriving to the check in counter as the facility is located behind other buildings, in an alleyway. While it’s ok during the day, it’s a bit unnerving at night. Scott at the check in counter was super friendly, spoke phenomenal English and even helped me order some food. The room was decent. The only thing I was disappointed with were the sheets on my bed. They were soiled. The shower was great! In the end, you get what you pay for.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 12, 2016 by Brandon
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No heating even in sub-zero temperatures...

2 out of 5
by from Canada
Posted Nov 12, 2015
Pros: Location, and nothing else.
Cons: Hopeless. It needs either change of both management and staff, or closing down.
Location: 3 minutes from the subway station.
The location is excellent, near Samgakji subway station, the room was of a decent size for that budget-range in South Korea, bathroom small but functional, wi-fi and TV functioning. We were informed that they no longer provided breakfast, regardless of my reservation form stating that it was included, and two days later started offering breakfast at 4000KRW per person. They told my wife a fable about the name having changed to YaKorea but very recently, though I booked it months in advance and remember clearly having seen that hostel when I booked at another hotel at the end of last year. Worst of all, even on the coldest nights, they just told me that they couldn't provide any heating, with no apologies. In similar temperatures, I was much warmer in a one-star Nepali hotel... The room is only cleaned on demand, and that doesn't mean that they'll think of refurbishing the announced free toiletries, or even toilet paper... The attitude of the staff is unprofessional, and they are ignorant of even such major touristic attractions as the Korean Folk Village. Though the area is quiet, they did have a few parties late at night, and once they even did the laundry at midnight. This was my third time in South Korea, I can't wait to go back there next June, but I'll definitely be staying elsewhere.
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Small and convenient.

4 out of 5
by from Seoul
Posted Sep 29, 2015
I needed a place to stay after being out late. Yakorea fit the bill perfectly. It's a little outside Itaewon but close enough to walk back for coffee and breakfast in the morning. It's small and quiet. I'll return.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 12, 2016 by Brandon
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Perfect Hostel. This is where you should stay.

5 out of 5
by from Uijeongbu, South Korea
Posted Aug 6, 2015
I'm an English teacher here in SK, so I've been to a lot of hostels in Seoul (I live about two hours away.) My parents came to visit for a week and we all wanted to be in Seoul, so we looked this hostel up. Initially we got it because the rates are extremely reasonable, especially for how centrally it's located. I have to say without a doubt that this is the BEST hostel I've stayed at. The manager was so, so nice, and he made us feel immediately welcome. The rest of the staff was excellent as well, inviting us to hang out with them and drink coffee. The rooms were small by western standards but there's plenty of room to move around; furthermore, the best part about a small room is that the A/C turns it into an ICEBOX when you turn it on. We stayed here during the hottest days in July so we were so happy. Overall, this is the place to go. Inexpensive, welcoming staff, centrally located...I loved it here. We're definitely coming back.
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Jul 12, 2016 by Brandon
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Cozy, Comfortable and Convenient

5 out of 5
by from United States (Florida)
Posted Jun 20, 2015
Pros: The comfortable family atmosphere and warm welcome from management. I liked everything.
Cons: Nothing. We enjoyed staying here and we plan to stay here each time we visit South Korea.
Location: Subway station, 24 hour convenience store, War Memorial, military base, kids's park, telephone booth, shopping malls - all in walking distance.
I spent one week residing here with my daughter. The room was cozy & clean. I could open the window for fresh air or turn on the air conditioner. The cable flat screen television and high speed wireless internet worked great. If you don't bring a laptop, no worries - there is a computer in the community area for guests to use free. The manager, Minook Park, was very helpful and accommodating. He obviously enjoys his work because he did an excellent job of making us feel welcome and right at home. The rooms are a little small compared to other hotels so there is not much space for luggage (stick to 2 suitcases).Staying in this hotel was kind of like staying in a bed & breakfast with a public living room & dining room on the first floor. Guest rooms are on all three floors. Some rooms have more space depending on whether you choose single bed, double bed, 2 twin beds, or 3 beds (1 twin and a bunk bed set) All rooms have a compact refrigerator and you can get free bottled water on the first floor. I especially liked being able to purchase my own food and cook it in the community kitchen. In fact, I cooked our lunch and dinner everyday during our 8 day stay. A basic continental breakfast is free -- toast with butter & jelly, and hot tea/coffee. The location of the hostel is literally a 1 minute walk to the nearest subway station and less than a minute to the nearest 24-hour convenience store (similar to a 7 eleven). My experience was quite enjoyable.
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Jul 12, 2016 by Brandon
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Great staff

5 out of 5
by from Tokushima
Posted Mar 30, 2015
Pros: Clean hotel with friendly staff
Clean hotel in a great location. Mega close to the station and close distance to Itaewon.
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Single room - great deal

5 out of 5
by from Hong Kong
Posted Oct 11, 2014
Got all I needed in the single room -private bathroom, hair dryer, TV, small fridge, single bed (thought I have to say it is too hard for me, but it's depends on individuals really), towels, toothbrush..etc basically everything people would need is included. Breakfast is simple. Daily cleaning upon request. Owner is friendly and willing to share. As for atmosphere.. I didn't really see another people in the hostels, so it's not really possible to meet new friends in the hostel ( probably easier if staying in shared room though) Location is good, 5 mins walk to both line 4 and 6 station. Convenience store nearby. Overall I am very satisfied with my stay in Suncity.
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Accessible hostel in Yongsan

4 out of 5
by from Philippines
Posted Aug 30, 2014
Location: The hostel is near to the public transportation stations (Seoul Metro lines 4 & 6 and bus stations) Short walk to The War Memorial of Korea
Basic yet functional. Eddie, the host, was very helpful in giving travel tips.
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Near train, budget hostel, clean room

5 out of 5
by from singapore
Posted Jun 19, 2014
Boss is friendly and for the amount you pay, you can't ask for much. This is very centrally located and convenient for all commuters.
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