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Hello. 우리는 다양한 호점을 운영하며 안정된 객실과 서비스를 개런티하는 POP Boutique Guesthouse Group 입니다. 현재 이태원의 POP@Itaewon 을 운영하고 있으며 동대문, 홍대 등으로 확장을 준비중입니다. 안전, 위생, 합리적 가격 등을 보장받을 수 있습니다.
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The host showed me to my room after figuring out the booking. There were free Doritos, Toast, Cup Noodles, and a few other amenities offered, but the Doritos seemed to be a little stale due to the lid being slightly cracked.
At first, she lead me to the wrong room and gave me the password for that room. When she realized someone else was in that room, she took me to another room and gave me a new password for my own room. On the sheet of paper in which the password was written, she merely struck out the previous password with one line and wrote down the new password for me. Should this be a way to operate and keep things safe, I would not feel comfortable leaving things in my room. I did not see her again after that.
I did not feel the listing was very accurate. The facilities were there, but likely misrepresented in comparison to the standard depicted by the images. There were many stains and scuff marks on the walls and skirting board around the room which lead me to believe it wasn't very well maintained. There were only two small sports towels provided for each guest. The bed only came with a comforter and no other sheets, so if you prefer more bedding you probably want to bring it. There are pipes and cords coming out of the wall that didn't seem to be well sealed possibly allowing for insects. The blinds look nothing close to what was depicted and seem to have been significantly damaged before my arrival. The decor on the wall gave the room and very homely touch.
The bathroom seemed to be rather clean, however the tiling grout seemed to need a little attention and they were discolored. Also, make sure to watch your feet because the sink seems to leak from the base and they will get wet as you brush your teeth. There was shampoo, body soap, and a toothbrush available in case you left your own.
However, the neighborhood was great. The location was excellent. It was simply amazing for all of the things that I wanted to do and see. There are many shops in the area and you could spend the whole day and night just walking around this locale. The cafe downstairs looked wonderful, very modern, and inviting. The street was not easy to find alone. However, I was able to get directions from the locals. I think it was more so because of the language barrier.
If you're planning on staying in Itaewon, Pop Boutique Guesthouse is the perfect spot for you. All the main establishments (restaurants, bars, markets) are in walking distance. The staff are very helpful and friendly. Just ask them anything and they will help you find the answers. They make your stay even more comfortable and enjoyable. I was debating whether to take off one star or not because the bathroom was an issue (1 bathroom for 8 of us). But if you are traveling with a big group, then i suggest splitting the group into at least two groups by booking a few smaller rooms so less people can share a bathroom. There is another bathroom in the common room and the staff did not have a problem with us using it... which is why I'm going to give them 5 stars!
This place is a steal if you're looking to overnight in Itaewon. It just opened so has that squeaky clean new-paint feel to it. We stayed in the Orange room, which is plenty big enough for two and the bed is comfortable. You get toiletries when you check in, so no need to bring towels or a toothbrush.
One of the best features is the big rooftop, which would be great for catching rays or grabbing a drink at night. I didn't spend time in the lounge, but it's set up with tv and sound if you just want to relax. You're welcome to cook, and for breakfast you can get coffee, tea and toast. The owner is gracious and helpful. He walked us to the door since we had trouble reading the map and even installed English on the computer so I could check my email.
Our room didn't have a/c, which was not a problem since it's cool in April. But you might want to check if they are installing units before summer sets in.
Overall, I would definitely stay here again. Great place.
Pop Guest House was an amazing stay. The owner gave us a tour of the War Memorial and helped us out with the Metro course. I would definitely definitely stay there again. The facility was beautiful and very clean. Very hospitable. Best Guest House I've stayed in Korea.