MAP of Direction has been updated

posted Aug 12, 2014, 11:51 PM by Lee Jacob   [ updated Aug 12, 2014, 11:53 PM ]


MAP of Direction has been updated

posted Dec 8, 2013, 4:25 PM by Lee Jacob   [ updated Dec 8, 2013, 4:25 PM ]

Way to Maruji has been updated - DEC - 9th 2013

Method of Booking is updated.

posted May 27, 2013, 7:03 PM by Lee Jacob

Our payment method is updated at 28.MAY.2013
We always have been trying to raise guest's comfortable trip plan.
If you want to pay in other method, Please let me know.
Thank you.

Gyeongbokgung is opened at night.

posted May 22, 2013, 1:36 AM by Lee Jacob   [ updated Sep 29, 2013, 7:49 AM ]

Today, Gyeongbokgung is opened at night for 5 days.
A lot of People are expected to come to Gyeongbokgung.
Date :  2013' 22.MAY~ 26.MAY ,  5days
Time : pm 6:30 ~ pm10:00 (admission by pm 9:00 )
Fare : 3,000 won
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How to go to the Tourist Attraction in seoul.(Palace,Landmark)

posted May 21, 2013, 2:38 AM by Lee Jacob   [ updated Sep 29, 2013, 7:58 AM ]

1]Gyeongbokgung (Palace)
Gyeongbokgung was the first royal palace built by the Joseon Dynasty, three years after the Joseon Dynasty was founded. Built in 1395, Gyeongbokgung was located at the heart of newly appointed capital of Seoul (then known as Hanyang) and represented the sovereignty of the Joseon Dynasty. The largest of the Five Grand Palaces (the others being Gyeonghuigung, Deoksugung, Changgyeonggung, Changdeokgung), Gyeongbokgung served as the main palace of the Joseon Dynasty.
▶Address : 1-1 Sejongno, Jongno-gu, Seoul

▶How to go
     Get on : Hongik Univ.(Line2)
     Transfer : Euljiro 3-ga(Line2,Line3)
     Get off : Anguk(Line3)
     After go out through Exit 5. of Gyeongbokgung Station, Walk 5 minutes.

2] Deoksugung (Palace)
Deoksugung (Palace) is unique among Korean palaces in having a modern seal engraving and a western style garden and fountain.
 Medieval and modern style architecture exists together in harmony in Deoksugung.
The Changing of the Royal Guard can be seen in front of Daehanmun (Gate) and is a very popular event for many visitors.
During the Joseon Dynasty, the royal guard was responsible for opening and closing the palace gate as well as patrolling around the gate area. Outside the palace is a picturesque road flanked by a stone wall which is much loved by visitors.
▶Address : 5-1 Jeong-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul
▶Web page :

▶How to go
  Get on : Hongik Univ.
  Get off : City Hall
  After go out through Exit 12 of City Hall, walk along the street for 1~2 min.

3] Changdeokgung (Palace)
Changdeokgung is also known as Donggwol, the Eastern Palace, because of its location to the east of Gyeongbokgung.
For 270 years, the palace was home to the Joseon government and was also the favored residence of many Joseon Dynasty kings.
This makes Changdeokgung the longest-serving royal residential palace.
Compared to other palaces, Changdeokgung is well-preserved and still has many of its original features.
A particular virtue of Changdeokgung is the way its buildings blend into the surrounding landscape.
The palace's rear garden, Huwon, is considered an excellent example of Korean garden design and is the only rear garden of any Korean palace. In 1997, Changdeokgung was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List.
▶Address : 2-71 Waryong-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul
▶Web page :
▶How to go
   Get on : Hongik Univ.(Line2)
   Transfer : Euljiro 3-ga(Line2,Line3)
   Get off : Anguk(Line3)
    After go out through Exit 3. of Anguk Station, Walk 5 minutes.  
4]N Seoul Tower(Landmark)
N Seoul Tower was built in 1969 as Korea’s first integrated transmission tower beaming television and radio broadcasts across the capital.
Since opening to the public in 1980, it has become a much-loved Seoul landmark.
The tower’s main attractions include multi-colored digital art projected onto the tower at night, a digital observatory, a roof terrace, the HanCook restaurant, the n.Grill restaurant, and the Haneul (Sky) Restroom.
N Seoul Tower’s mountain surroundings on Namsan (Mt.) have made it a popular place to unwind for locals and tourists alike.
▶How to go
    : Because personal vehicle access is restricted, you shoud go by walk or by a bus that circles Namsan.
   Get on : Hongik Univ.(Line2)
   Transfer : Euljiro 3-ga(Line2,Line3)
   Get off : Dongguk Univ.(Line3)
   After go out through Exit 6. of Dongguk Univ.  Station, get on No.2 a bus that circles Namsn.
 5]Gwanghwamun Square(landmark)
Gwanghwamun Square is divided into six sections.
At its center stands a statue of King Sejong the Great, the fourth and most respected king of the Joseon Dynasty and creator of Hangeul, Korea's alphabet; and a statue of Admiral Yi Sunshin, a naval commander noted for his victories against the Japanese navy during the Japanese invasions of Korea (1592-1598) and a hero among Koreans.
 Other attractions include the popular 12·23 Fountain, a sculpture of Haechi (the symbol of Seoul), a flower carpet, and Yeoksamulgil ( or the "Waterway of History") on either side of the square.
▶How to go
by Bus   
  Get on : Bus 6002 at the Bus stop Hongik Univ. station.
  Get off : at the Gwanghwamun Bus stop
by subway 
  Get on : Hongik Univ.
  Get off : City Hall
  After go out through Exit 12 of City Hall, walk 10 minutes.

Using public mass transportation in seoul.

posted May 20, 2013, 10:18 PM by Lee Jacob   [ updated Sep 29, 2013, 7:53 AM ]

Hello, Jacob from seoul hostel , Maruji
Introduce public transportation in seoul.


 ▶Ticket Purchase

Select the station of arrival on the screen of the single journey traffic card ticketing machine.
Or select the designated station by using the line search engine at the bottom right of the screen.
Next, select the number of tickets to purchase and insert the fare and deposit fee of 500 won.
The ticketing process will start, and the single journey traffic card will be issued.
After you get off at your destination place your single journey traffic card on the deposit payment return machine
and 500 won will be refunded.
Prepaid traffic cards need to be recharged, and passengers are able to use them until the balance has been exhausted.
Deferred payment traffic cards will include your public transportation usage fee on your credit card bill.

<single journey traffic card>


<Ticket gate and Ticketing machine>




 .Basic Fare : 1,150 won up to 10km
 .Additional Fare
         - Between 10km and 40km : Additional 100won per 5km
         - Over 40km : Additional 100 won per 10km
▶Metro lines
 : Download attached pdf file


 ▶Riding BUS

Three types of buses cover routes connecting every corner of the city: the Ilban bus, Jwaseok bus and Maeul bus.
Over 400 express and residential buses and 8,500 city buses serve Seoulites on a daily basis.
Bus routes can be the hardest to master for newcomers. However, once you get the hang of using the bus,
it may be easier for you to reach destinations not easily accessible by subway.
Buses arrive at stops in five to fifteen minute intervals, though you may have to give them a bit of leeway in the busier parts of the city.
Schedules vary depending on the bus route involved but most routes start at 4:30 a.m. with the last bus of the day making its round at 1 a.m.
One of the advantages of traveling on a bus is that you can actually enjoy the sights and sounds of the various neighborhoods around Seoul.
If it’s traffic you’re worried about, bus routes do not suffer the same congestion as normal traffic routes.
The blue demarcations of the bus-lanes in the major areas around Seoul ensure a free flow of bus traffic.

 .Bus type & Fare

.Blue Bus - 1,150 won
 : Blue buses connect suburban areas to downtown Seoul

.Green Bus - 1,150 won
  : Green buses are controlled by private companies; these branch buses connect residential areas, subway lines and bus terminals

.Yellow Bus(Circulation buses) : 900 won 
  : Yellow buses circle downtown Seoul and make short stops at major tourist, shopping and business areas around the center of the city

The SEOUL CITY PASS is a transportation card for tourists.
With just this one card you can use the subway or bus up to 20 times a day, regardless of the distance or mode of transportation,
and you can enjoy the Seoul City Tour Bus that take you around the downtown and palaces as many times as you wish. 
Available Transportation
1. Seoul City Tour Bus .
※ The Seoul City Tour Bus does not operate on Mondays.
2. The Seoul Buses and Metropolitan Subway
※ You cannot board the Red Buses that are bound for Gyeonggi-do province and Incheon city with the SEOUL CITY PASS.
Prices and usage
 . 1 day pass  : 15,000 won
 . 2 day pass  : 25,000 won
 . 3 day pass : 35,000 won
For more information

Traffic Card

Traffic card makes you to use public mass transportation very easily and cheap.
Just a little additional fare is added when you transfer bus,subway in one direction.
Places that you can use T-money card.
  .Traffic - BUS, SUBWAY, TAXI
  . Shop - GS25,CVS,7-eleven,Buy the way, Dunkin donuts, Paris Bagutte, Beskin Robbins, Angel in coffee , and so on...
How to buy it.
  : You can buy it from convenience store like as GS25 , CVS , 7-eleven.
 : 2,500 won ~
※ Tips
 Maruji hostel offers t-money card rental for you.
 If you want use traffic card, let me know when you arrive in hostel.
 If you stay in seoul over 2 days , I recommend using this card for your comfortable travel.
 Most Korean in seoul use Traffic card.
<Maruji guesthouse,hostel in seoul>

2PM LIVE TOUR in SEOUL “What Time Is It” - The Grand Finale

posted May 20, 2013, 7:52 PM by Lee Jacob

Kpop star , 2PM is going to open live concert in Jamsil indoor stadium, seoul.
Dates : Jun. 21, 2013 ~ Jun. 22, 2013
Location :  Jamsil Indoor stadium (address : 10 ji Jamsil 1(il)-dong Songpa-gu Seoul)
How to go to concert hall from maruji guesthouse. Subway
   get on subway at Hongik Univ. station(Line 2). →  get off subway at sports complex(Line 2).
   Expected travel time : 42min (only subway)
   Fare : 1,250 won
   Last subway from sports complex to hongik Univ. station -  pm 12:14 taxi
  Expected travel time : 50min
  Fare : 25,000won
Maruji guesthouse,Hostel in seoul.

Let me introduce to you our managers.

posted May 15, 2013, 7:28 AM by Lee Jacob

Let me introduce to you our managers.
Left is Jacob, Right is Heang. We are couple who have married 7 years ago.
When we met each other at first, we were working at same company.

We love travelling heavily like you.
We have been to Japan, China, Hongkong, Singapore, Taiwan, Austria, Italy, France, Czech to personal trip and
India, U.K, German, Holland, Belgium, RomaNia, Hungary, Slovakia, Canada, New York, Iran, Peru to business trip.
Every country have attractive something.I'm sure that traveler could find that for themself.

We have been thinking that traveler has warmth and good heart.
We hope that they could do to travel with keeping thier heart.
Sometimes something wrong happens while travel.We want to help that you can go travel without something wrong.

Jacob can speak english, Heang can speak japanese a little.
we are beginner at the converstaion, but we will keep trying to learn speak foreign language.

The aim for manage our guesthouse is due to like trip, is not to earn money.
If I would be stay in LG company,I could earn more money.
We will invest the money that pre traveler paid for traveler coming to the future.

We feel as like traveler when we meet the traveler.
Happy feeling of traveler makes us happy.

Travelling to other country is very difficult. That is same us.
So someone often help us while travelling.
We will help to traveler now.
Though someday when we begin to go travel, somebody would help us.

They say that "we can take just as much as we give".
We think traveler is to be us someday.
We sincerely hope to be friends with you.
That is happy thinking that we would see you again in your country.
I welcome you with my whole heart.

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