There are two Mama Guesthouses in Myeongdong under the same owner. The one that we stayed have to walk up a small slope to the guesthouse and about 10 mins walk from Myeongdong station. Just lack of signage to the guesthouse. The owner and family can speak English and friendly. Breakfast, wifi and laundry services are available. Rooms are very cozy and comfortable.
The guesthouse was a bit difficult to find, most cab drivers doesn't know where it is. The rooms was okay, if only the loft with a bed underneath had more head room! I was the unfortunate one to have bed under loft. As a solution, I moved my bed right beside the other bed on the landing to be able to atleast sit up without bumping my head on the loft.
The floor heating took a while to heat up the room so you'll have to wait a couple of hours before you feel the room warming up.
The hosts don't speak English, except only for the guy that welcomed us but I never saw him on the remainder of our stay. They serve bread and hard boiled eggs in the morning, they had coffee as well and marmalade for the bread. Very friendly hosts i must say.
It is near Namsan Tower but a bit far from other tourist attractions. Having said that, we had to take the cab to almost anywhere we go, although it is winter and it is snowing and we prefer to take the cab than to walk in the snow. So i guess if it were a different season going around the area was a bit easier.
This is a lovely little guesthouse right in the heart of Myendong Seoul. The proprietor makes breakfast for you in the morning and the courtyard out the back is very lovely to relax in after a hard day walking through the markets. The Korean mattress on the floor was surprisingly comfortable. Tiny little bathroom was fine. Mr Pho took us to the airport limousine bus and let us keep our luggage there for the day after we had checked out. The laneway is quite steep up to the house so if you are aged and infirm dont stay there - although there is a back entrance which if you arrived by cab would be the better entrance. I liked the steepness and the alley -was part of the experience.