Namsan Guesthouse Capsule Dormitory

Namsan Guesthouse Capsule Dormitory

Fuss-free hostel in Myeongdong.

The Rundown

  • If you’re looking for a cheap yet fully-equipped AirBNB or hostel in Myeongdong, consider Namsan Guesthouse.

  • Namsan Guesthouse provides neat and decent accommodations in South Korea for solo travelers (capsule hotels for women only), couples, groups, and families.

  • Actually, forget decent. Namsan Guesthouse in Myeongdong offers free breakfast, Wifi, and hot shower, so it’s almost perfect.

  • This hostel in Myeongdong is very budget-friendly and strategically located.

  • I’ve booked this property three times already.

  • For your convenience, booking links are provided below.

Also read: PRICE WATCH: Korea Travel Essentials

UPDATE: Feb. 1, 2019

Namsan Guesthouse no longer has capsule dormitories for males.

One Property Fits All

Namsan Guesthouse in Myeongdong provides multiple accommodation options for all types of travelers. They have rooms that can fit individuals (solo travelers who are women), couples, and families. A quick filtered search on AirBNB for cheap accommodations in the area would return several of Namsan Guesthouse’s property listings, including their twin,  3 beds, and gender-exclusive capsule dorm options (link directs to Namsan Guesthouse’s operator profile where you can see the available room listings). If you're planning to book a stay for yourself or for your group, you will easily find an option that's perfectly suitable.

If you're a solo traveler who's looking for a cheap, accessible, tourist-friendly, and fully-equipped place to stay, you might want to check out Namsan Guesthouse's capsule dormitories that are exclusive for women. Here's why:

Fuss-free Hostel in Korea

Image credit: Namsan Guesthouse

There are just 8 capsules or bed spaces inside Namsan Guesthouse's dormitories for males (currently unavailable as of Feb. 1, 209). That's 4 bunks with individual luggage lockers, so the feel would be very cozy and intimate. There is a central AC in each dorm, and capsules have a mattress, pillow, comforter, night lamp, and a couple of power plugs.

The dormitory will be found at the brick building's basement, but the property owners have noticeably given great thought in terms of design and layout.


There's a spacious common area where you can have your meal and interact with other travelers. During the weekends, this place gets filled with laughter, music, and some clinking.

Image credit: Namsan Guesthouse

Like I said. #goodtimes


There's also a kitchenette where you can do some cooking. Pans, utensils, mugs, and plates are available should you need them.

You'll also find several computer stations and a wide-screen television in the common area.

There are five (5) shower and toilet rooms with complimentary soap and shampoo. 

The Good Stuff

Breakfast station.

Your reservation in Namsan Guesthouse's dormitory in Myeongdong will come with free Wifi access and breakfast, which includes unlimited cup ramyeun, toast, and coffee!

Also read: Count the Cost: Budget Tips for Your South Korea Trip

You can also try out a hanbok for free!

Finally, there's a huge patio where you can chill during the day or night. (The cats are very hospitable.)

Hostel's Location

Namsan Guesthouse is located near Myeongdong station and the famous shopping district. Just a few steps away from the hostel are Korean grills, convenience stores, money changers, restaurants, and cafés. Shinsegae will also just be a 10-15 minute walk.

Here's the address as indicated on Namsan Guesthouse's website: Namsan Guesthouse, 35-2, Namsandong 2 ga, Jung gu, Seoul, Korea


Mural across this hostel in Korea.

The following are links to Namsan Guesthouse’s operator profile where you can easily find their property listings.  If you don't have an account on Airbnb yet, you can sign up using my referral link below to get a very generous discount of ₱1,600 or $30.

OPTION 1: Namsan Guesthouse

  • PRICE: Varies depending on availability and season, but should be less than ₱900 or $17 a night

  • Check-in: 2pm to 2am

  • Check-out: 11am

  • Includes Wifi, breakfast, laundry, iron, dryer, hangers, microwave, fridge, toaster, shampoo, liquid soap, and towels

  • Not suitable for pets

OPTION 2: Namsan Guest House All-Female Capsule Dormitory

  • PRICE: Varies depending on availability and season, but should be less than ₱900 or $17 a night

  • Check-in: 2pm to 2am

  • Check-out: 11am

  • Includes Wifi, breakfast, laundry, iron, dryer, hangers, microwave, fridge, toaster, shampoo, liquid soap, and towels


Image credit: Namsan Guesthouse

  • This hostel in Korea is popular among Indonesians, Malaysians, Filipinos, Singaporeans, Chinese, Americans, Europeans, and Latin Americans. Make sure to make some friends!

  • Travelers who have previously booked this hostel in Korea said that it's sparkling clean. They have also noted that the check-in experience was trouble-free.

  • The host is awesome and helpful. I promise you. (But don't just take it from me, read guest reviews here!)

  • The staff can also speak and understand English.

  • You'll have to do a short uphill walk from Myeongdong station to come to Namsan Guesthouse. It may be tiring (especially when you have your luggage with you), but it'll be worth it.

  • Once your AirBNB booking is confirmed by the host, they'll send you a packet that contains important notes about coming to Namsan Guesthouse and checking in.

  • This guesthouse rents out adapters, which is a Korea travel essential. Deposit is just ₩10,000 (around ₱480 or $9). To know more about the power plugs in Korea and the adapter you must use, read our guide here.

  • There's a money changer near Myeongdong station and Namsan Guesthouse that opens at around 9am and closes at 7pm. To know more about currency exchange in Korea, read Converting Your Money to Korean Won.

  • When checking in, have your passport ready. No need to print your reservation confirmation.

  • Take off your shoes before entering the capsule dorm!


You can easily message the Namsan Guesthouse Myeongdong’s host from AirBNB. Alternatively, you can also visit their website.

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