wanting to get to Palace, museum and markets easily.
I very recently stayed in the Hill House hotel, which is on the edge of the main city area, right by a subway stop and a short walk from the Namdaemun market.
The rooms were clean, the staff friendly and there were plenty of restaurants within a reasonable walking distance. about 8 years ago
I stayed at Best Western hotel in Dongdaemun for 3 nights. Very reasonably priced. I booked the room from a website. (can't remember what's the website but it's similar to agoda.com). Subway is only less than 2minutes walk from the hotel's entrance. And the hotel is situated right in front of the Dongdaemun gate and next to the Dongdaemun shopping area. :-) awesome location but room is pretty small haha. And I can't remember how much it cost...
Hotel staffs speaks English reasonably well and they were really helpful. Apparently not all hotel in Seoul has English speaking staffs over 5 years agoAnswered by Renae via WorldNomads.com