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The JA Garosu

5F, 524 Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea - Republic of

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Overall Rating 92%

From 2 Reviews

Hostel rating (2)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 95%
Cleanliness 95%
Location 95%
Security 95%
Service 85%
Comfort 85%
Green rating 90%

The JA Garosu opened since April 2013 is a guest house at a reasonable price that is located at Garosu-gil – the up and coming trendy street in Korea.

10 or more people?

Seoul Hostel

Hostel Seoul

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

The JA Garosu is a quirky and welcoming hostel, located in the centre of Garosu-gil. This happening street in Seoul is the place to be for tourists and offers an array of open studios, artists, cafes, restaurants, bars and high-fashion shops.

The JA Garosu hostel offers a variety of facilities including; a delicious breakfast, free Wi-Fi and computer access, a self-catering kitchen, luggage storage and a free private safety box.

The hostel is only a 15 minute walk from Apgujeong Station and a 20 minute drive from the oldest traditional palace in South Korea - Gyeongbokgung. Gimpo International Airport is a 35 minute drive away.


Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Check-in is available between 14:00 and 22:00
  • Please contact hostel if arriving after 22:00
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Additional tax is payable at check-in.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • TV room


  • Elevator / Lift
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Free
  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Air Conditioning
  • Car parking nearby - At or next to the hostel
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Lockers Available
  • Luggage Room - Available outside hostel reception times
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 09:00 to 22:00
From 09:00 to 22:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +82.70.8638.2717

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Garosugil (At or next to the hostel)
  • Gangnam (At or next to the hostel)
  • Han River Park (Less than 500 m)

See the full list of attractions



I stayed in a 6-bed mixed dorm, sharing with 5 females. The facilities are a bit crampred, so your experience in this situation will very much depend on who you are sharing with. My dorm-mates were very pleasant, but with a lot of stuff so it was a bit full. There was a very basic free breakfast. The location is good, especially if you like this area - Apgujeong - famous for its fashion shopping and high end trendy bars and restaurants (and plastic surgery!), and not far from Gangnam.


Avatar for Geoff


Thu 29 Sep 2016

I was locked out of the hostel on arrival because I was not expected to arrive. It was a mistake on the hostel's part. I got the whole room to myself however. Nonetheless I was woken up by staff walking in and out of the room to move hostel inventory. Can use some improvement.


Avatar for Chee Kean

Chee Kean,

Fri 25 Dec 2015

It was very comfortable place to stay.Friendly staff and clean room, and close to the station /bus stop to the airport.I will definitely come back☺


Avatar for NAOKO


Fri 20 Mar 2015

Tidy and cleaning guesthouse. And 'Gangnam style'.


Avatar for James


Tue 22 Jul 2014


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Amusement / Theme park (5 to 10km)
  • Cinema (500m to 1km)
  • City Centre (At or next to the hostel)
  • Cycle trails (Less than 500 m)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (Less than 500 m)
  • Local market (1 to 2km)
  • Mountainous Area (5 to 10km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (3 to 5km)
  • National / State Park (3 to 5km)
  • Nightlife (At or next to the hostel)
  • Parks / Green Area (Less than 500 m)
  • Restaurants (At or next to the hostel)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (500m to 1km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (At or next to the hostel)
  • Swimming pool (Less than 500 m)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500 m)
  • Theatre (2 to 3km)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (5 to 10km)
  • Wooded Area (3 to 5km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Take bus 6006 at 5A Get off at Misung APT Find Tom N Toms Walk 2 blocks and turn right 5th of D'asti Bd
Take the subway to Apgujeong Stn Line3 at Express Bus Terminal Stn.
서울시 강남구 신사동 524번지 5층 (신사세탁 건물) Give this address to a taxi driver.
Get off at Apgujeong Stn Exit5 go for 750m Find Tom N Toms Walk 2 blocks turn right 5th of D'asti Bd
Take the subway to Apgujeong Stn Line3 at Seoul Train Station. Next step follows the way of Metro.

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