Incheon airport (ICN) to
City Guesthouse 1

Do you want to know how to get to the City Guesthouse 1?
There are many ways you can get to City Guesthouse 1 such as public transportation (bus, subway / metro), taxi and Blacklink limo/transfer/shuttle service.

  • Public Transportation

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    Distance : 54.003km

    Time : 1h 16min

    Fare : dollar3.6

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    Distance : 54.06km

    Time : 54min

    Fare : dollar42.0

  • Blacklink

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    Fare : dollar62.0 ~

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Since most public transportations (bus, subway/metro) are not available 24/7, make sure to check the bus schedules when using late night bus. During busy hours, it is hard to find a taxi driver and the you may have to pay for extra fare for late night use. Despite of a bit higher price, Blacklink provides a hassle free and comfortable door-to-door transfer service from Incheon Airport (ICN) and Gimpo Airport (GMP) to your lodging or from your lodging to ICN and GMP.

Don't sweat outside waiting for other transportation with your luggage. Make a round trip reservation with Blacklink as you plan for your trip. It is easy, convenient and available 24/7. Then, the assigned Blacklink driver will greet you at the arrival and will drive you to the City Guesthouse 1. You can use Blacklink for not only hotel but also Gimpo Airport (GMP), Myeongdong, Jongno-gu, guesthouse, resort, airbnb, lodging and anywhere you want to go in Korea. Check out Blacklink customer review posted below.

Blacklink real review

  • May 30, 2019, 1:30 p.m.

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    My family of four used Blacklink for transfer from Incheon to Seoul, and also on the return from our hotel to the airport. Drivers were very punctual, helpful with our luggage, and friendly. As first time visitors to Seoul, we felt comfortable and safe with Blacklink. We definitely recommend Blacklink!

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  • June 1, 2019, 5:30 p.m.

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    Our driver was fantastic. Very professional arrived way ahead of time. I will definitely use again.

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  • May 22, 2019, 12:40 a.m.

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    Blacklink is very comfortable to use as a transportation from airport to your lodging or vice versa. Drivers are very friendly as well. In addition, they do arrive before you arrive which is very admirable. We hope to use this service again on our next trip back here in Korea.

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  • May 21, 2019, 4 p.m.

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    Thank you for the nice experience with Blacklink airport transfer. It was easy for us to locate the driver as he was already waiting at the gate where we exited. The rate of Blacklink is also lower than other airport transfer providers. And the size of the car is just right for the 3 of us. The car also looks elegant. The pocket wifi for rent is also a big help since I don't need to queue at the wifi rental counter at the airport. This is very convenient for arriving tourists. And the rental price is also reasonable.

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  • April 26, 2019, 10:30 a.m.

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    good service

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Hotel information

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City Guesthouse 1

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City Guesthouse 1 offers a comfortable setting while in Seoul. It also provides a shared kitchen, an airport shuttle and wireless internet access in public areas. There are a range of facilities available to guests of the guest house, including a shuttle service, a tour desk and laundry facilities. It also offers luggage storage, a business centre and bicycle rental. The rooms are air conditioned and include a refrigerator, wireless internet access and tea and coffee making facilities. They each provide a ceiling fan and heating. On-site dining options include a restaurant, which is an ideal place to enjoy a meal. City Guesthouse 1 is less than a 25-minute drive from Gimpo International Airport and Yonsei University is a brief walk away. Dongdaemun Market is within a short drive from the guest house.

Things to do near City Guesthouse 1

Sight Seeing

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    161, Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul

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    Gyeongbokgung Palace (경복궁)

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    161, Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul

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    Built in 1395, Gyeongbokgung Palace is also commonly referred to as the Northern Palace because its location is furthest north when compared to the neighboring palaces of Changdeokgung (Eastern Palace) and Gyeonghuigung (Western Palace) Palace. Gyeongbokgung Palace is arguably the most beautiful, and remains the largest of all five palaces.

    The premises were once destroyed by fire during the Imjin War (Japanese Invasions, 1592-1598). However, all of the palace buildings were later restored under the leadership of Heungseondaewongun during the reign of King Gojong (1852-1919).

    Remarkably, the most representative edifices of the Joseon Dynasty, Gyeonghoeru Pavilion and Hyangwonjeong Pond have remained relatively intact. Woldae and the sculptures of Geunjeongjeon (The Royal Audience Chamber) represent past sculptures of contemporary art.

    The National Palace Museum of Korea is located south of Heungnyemun Gate, and the National Folk Museum is located on the eastern side within Hyangwonjeong.

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    62, Insadong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul

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    Insa-dong (인사동)

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    62, Insadong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul

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    Insa-dong, located in the heart of the city, is an important place where old but precious and traditional goods are on display. There is one main road in Insa-dong with alleys on each side. Within these alleys are galleries and traditional restaurants, teahouses, and cafes.

    The galleries are the heartbeat of Insa-dong. There are about 100 galleries in the area and you can see every example of traditional Korean fine art from paintings to sculptures. The most famous galleries are Hakgojae Gallery, which functions as the center of folk art, Gana Art Gallery, which promotes many promising artists, and Gana Art Center.

    The teahouses and restaurants are the perfect complement to the galleries. At first they might be hard to find, but if you take the time to stroll around the twisting alleyways, the window shopping in itself can be very entertaining. The shops in Insa-dong are very popular among all age groups, because each one is unique.

    Every Saturday from 14:00 to 22:00 and Sunday from 10:00 to 22:00, the main street is blocked off from traffic and it becomes a cultural space. Stores set up booths outside and Korean candy merchants and fortune teller stalls can easily be found; there are traditional performances and exhibits as well. Insa-dong is especially popular among international tourists. This is where they can experience and see traditional Korean culture firsthand, and also purchase pieces of fine art. On the street you can eat Korean taffy and traditional pajeon (green onion pancake), and lose yourself in all the joyous festivities of the street.

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    Deoksugung Palace (덕수궁)

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    99 Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul

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    Located at the corner of Seoul's busiest downtown intersection, Deoksugung Palace is famous for its elegant stone-wall road. It is also the only palace that sits alongside a series of western style buildings that add to the uniqueness of the surrounding scenery. Deoksugung Palace originally belonged to Wolsandaegun (1454-1488), the older brother of King Seongjong (1469-1494) of the Joseon Dynasty. It became a proper palace when Gwanghaegun (1575-1641) ascended to the throne and gave this royal residence the name Gyeongungung Palace in 1611. Over the following decades, the palace alternated between being an official palace and a temporary residence. The name did not official change to Deoksugung Palace, meaning the “palace of virtuous longevity,” until 1907. While the palace incompassed a vast area with many buildings, the current palace grounds are just a small shadow of the prior splendor, with very few structures remaining.

    Upon entering Deoksugung Palace through Daehanmun Gate, visitors will cross the wide bridge of Geumcheon Stream. The king's carriage would pass over this bridge during ancient times. The legal building Junghwajeon Hall is very stately, revealing its long history. The Jeukjodang Building received its name from Gwanghaegun and In-Jo, who both ascended to the throne here. The front sign on Jeukjodang was written personally by Gojong (26th king of the Joseon Dynasty, r. 1863-1907) in 1905 after he became king. Hamnyeongjeon Hall was where Gojong slept, named with the meaning of wishing for lasting peace for Gojong. The East Wing served as the king’s room, and the west wing was for the queen.

    Jeonggwanheon Hall was the first Western-style building built in the palace, completed in 1900. Gojong enjoyed drinking coffee and spending his free time here. The back of the building had secret passageways to the Russian Emissary, which still exist today. Seokjojeon Hall is the other Western-style building that still remains in Deoksugung Palace, and it was in the process of being built by a British man for his company, when in 1905 the property rights were transferred to Japan. It was finally completed in 1910. After Gojong’s death, Seokjojeon Hall became a Japanese art gallery open to the public. After the Korean Declaration of Independence, the American-Russian joint commission was held here as well in May 1946. The east wing of Seokjogwan Hall now serves as a palace treasure exhibition, and the west wing is used as part of the National Modern Art Center.

    Junghwajeon Hall was the center of politics during the Korean Empire and served as the backdrop to critical discussions on national affairs among the country’s leaders. The elaborateness of the hall’s interior is said to reflect the confidence of King Gojong in his ability to effectively lead the country into the 20th century. One of the most striking parts of the building is the pair of dragons that decorates the canopy above the throne of the king. These dragons can also be seen on the ceiling of Junghwajeon Hall and were representative designs of Deoksugung Palace, the imperial palace at that time. Though Junghwajeon Hall was originally built in 1902 as a multi-roofed building, it was redesigned as a single-roofed building in 1906 after it caught on fire two years before that.

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    5, Jahamun-ro 5-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul

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    Tosokchon Samgyetang (토속촌 삼계탕)

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    5, Jahamun-ro 5-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul

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    Located near Gyeongbokgung Station, the restaurant was also frequented by late President Roh Moo-hyun. It produces their ingredients like Tojongdak (Korean chicken), 4-years ginseng, chest nut, jujube, garlics, ginger, adlay, perilla seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seed, nuts, pine nut, black sesame, and etc.
    Even though one has to wait to enter during lunch time, do not worry about long wait as the restaurant is spacious. Besides Samgyetang (ginseng chicken soup), it serves Ogol-samgyetang, otdak, pajeon (green onion pancake), Rotisserie chicken, and other menus.

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    Palsaek Samgyeopsal (팔색삼겹살)

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    Palsaek Samgyeopsal serves fresh local pork belly meat seasoned with eight kinds of special sauces (ginger, wine, ginseng, pine leaves, herbs, curry, soybean paste, and pepper paste) and all-you-can-eat fresh veggies. The cozy vibe inside makes you feel at home, while the restaurant is large enough for team parties or family gatherings. Also, it was introduced on famous TV programs, dramas, and used as a filming site as well as Japanese media like NHK, Fuji TV, Asahi TV, NTV, TVBS as a part of Korean famous restaurant introduction programs and varied magazines. Most customers are from Japan, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. For now, the restaurant also has a branch in Melbourne, Australia to promote the delicious taste of Korean food.

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    Korea Samgyetang (고려삼계탕)

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    Korea Samgyetang serves up delicious samgyetang (ginseng chicken soup) made using only 4-year-old ginseng cultivated in Geumsan (a town famous for its ginseng) and chickens raised on local farms. Young chickens (no more than 49 days old) are butchered and delivered fresh daily, making for only the tenderest meat. The chicken is boiled with high-quality ginseng, dates, garlic, glutinous rice, and various medicinal herbs to make a flavorful and energizing soup.

    * Designated a “Best Korean Restaurant” by the Seoul Metropolitan Government

Shopping

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    21, Namdaemunsijang 4-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul

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    Namdaemun Market (남대문시장)

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    21, Namdaemunsijang 4-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul

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    Opened in 1964, Namdaemun Market is the largest traditional market in Korea with shops selling various goods. All products are sold at affordable prices and the stores in this area also function as wholesale markets.

    Most of the goods are made directly by the storeowners. Namdaemun Market is even open overnight, from 11:00pm to 4:00am, and is crowded with retailers from all over the country. When day breaks, the site of busy shoppers bustling around the market creates a unique scene that attracts tourists worldwide. Namdaemun Market sells a variety of clothes, glasses, kitchenware, toys, mountain gear, fishing equipment, stationery, fine arts, accessories, hats, carpets, flowers, ginseng, and imported goods.

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    30, Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul

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    Lotte Department Store - Main Branch [한국관광품질인증/Korea Quality]

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    30, Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul

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    Since the main branch’s grand opening in 1979, there are now a total of 24 department stores nationwide, with eight Lotte Department Stores in Seoul alone, with stores in Jamsil, Yeongdeungpo, Cheongnyangni, Gwanak, Gangnam, Nowon and Mia.

    The main branch of Lotte Department Store is located in Myeong-dong’s fashion district. Myeong-dong offers the largest shopping area in Korea, with 2 million shoppers visiting on a daily basis, playing an essential role in international tourism. Lotte Department Store is conveniently located near major forms of transportation and is the leading department store in Korea.

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    63, Sogong-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul

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    Shinsegae Department Store - Main Branch (신세계백화점 (본점))

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    The main branch of Shinsegae Department Store currently stands where Korea's first department store, the Japanese Misreukkosi Department Store, used to be in the 1930s. After undergoing remodeling in 2007, it reopened as a luxury hall, featuring diverse brands ranging from the top three international luxury brands to new designer brands. Meanwhile, Trinity Garden and the art gallery at the department store provide a cultural space that promotes a new lifestyle combining shopping and arts. In addition, its location in central Seoul offers plentiful sightseeing opportunities with easy access to such tourist attractions as Namsan Mountain and Namdaemun Market.