Shilla Stay Mapo: The Ultimate Comfort! Quick Overview, Lowest Price Analysis, and Candid Global & Korean Guest Reviews

Last Updated on December 10, 2023 by HB

Welcome, travelers to Korea! Are you considering a stay at the Shilla Stay Mapo’ (★★★ 3 Star), situated in Mapo-gu, Seoul, Korea? Or perhaps you’ve already secured your reservation? Then you’ve landed at the right place on my blog!!

I, HB (Hotel Boy 😎), am committed to providing you with the most comprehensive reviews of Korea’s finest hotels, unrivaled by anyone worldwide!

In this post, I have compiled the following information:

As a hotel guide residing in Korea, I’ve prepared an objective and insightful analysis based on numerous reviews from both local and global guests, all through a uniquely Korean lens. This aims to engage all your senses and assist in making an informed decision for your unforgettable stay in Korea.

Without further ado, let’s dive right in!

1. About “Shilla Stay Mapo, Seoul Hotel

Before proceeding with the detailed analysis, Let me summarize a brief overview of the “Shilla Stay Mapo” Hotel.

“This stylish high-rise hotel, which can be reached on foot in 2 minutes from the subway station, is located 4 km from Gyeongbokgung Palace, built in the 14th century, and 6 km from the N Seoul Tower observatory.

The clean rooms with city views are equipped with free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV, a safe, a mini fridge, and tea and coffee making facilities. Upgraded rooms have a sofa, and the top-floor suites have a separate living room. Parking is free.

There is a stylish restaurant and bar with city views through the floor-to-ceiling windows, and a breakfast buffet is available for an additional fee. Other amenities include a pleasant fitness center and conference space.”

Source : Google Maps
Shilla Stay Mapo
Shilla Stay Mapo (Source : Agoda)

Shilla Stay Mapo Hotel

  • Grade : ★★★ 3 Star Hotel
  • Address : 83 Mapo-daero, Mapo-gu, Seoul
  • Official Web site :
  • Telephone : +82-02-6979-9000
  • Check-in time : 2:00 PM
  • Check-out time : 12:00 PM
Shilla Stay Mapo
Shilla Stay Mapo

2. Comprehensive Reviews from Global Guests

I will share the comprehensive analysis results of reviews from actual guests who stayed at the “Shilla Stay Mapo” Hotel.

Please note that the guests who left reviews are not only from Korea but also from various nationalities such as the United States, China, the United Kingdom, Australia, etc.

The following analysis is based on information compiled from data recorded on “Agoda,” “,” and “Google Maps.”

2.1. “Agoda” Comprehensive Reviews

Shilla Stay Mapo : reviews from Agoda

This is the rating for “Shilla Stay Mapo” Hotel from users who booked through “Agoda.” Out of a possible 10 points, the hotel received a score of 8.4, with the highest marks being awarded in the ‘Location’ and ‘Service’ categories.

The “Room comfort and quality” category stands out as being considerably lower compared to the average. We will take a closer look at this aspect through the following detailed reviews.

The following is a comprehensive analysis of reviews from various guests, mainly focusing on the most recent comments to ensure the relevancy and timeliness of the information.

LocationReviews mention that the hotel is conveniently located near subway stations and bus stops, with restaurants and convenience stores nearby.
Room Most guests found the rooms to be clean and cozy, but some reviews noted that the room size was small or cramped.
BreakfastSome reviews were satisfied with the breakfast, while others felt it was not worth the additional cost.
FriendlinessWhile most staff members were friendly and helpful, a few reviews mentioned uncomfortable attitudes or responses from staff.
FacilitiesReviews mention convenient access to subway stations and bus stops, with little mention of additional amenities.
PriceReviews recommend the hotel as providing good value for money.
OthersA few reviews mentioned difficulty regulating the room temperature, suggesting the need for improvement in this area.

2.2. “” Comprehensive Reviews

Shilla Stay Mapo: reviews from

This is the rating for “Shilla Stay Mapo” Hotel from users who booked through Out of a possible 10 points, the hotel received a score of 7.8, with the highest marks being awarded in the ‘Location’ category.

The following is a comprehensive analysis of reviews from various guests, similarly to the Agoda case, mainly focusing on the most recent comments to ensure the relevancy and timeliness of the information.

LocationReviews mention that the hotel is in a prime location, making public transportation convenient, and there are a lot of good restaurants around.
Room Some reviews mention that the rooms are clean and have complete facilities, while others point out that they are small, old, or dusty.
BreakfastThere are not many evaluations about breakfast, but some reviews mention that it was good.
FriendlinessMost reviews evaluate the friendliness and professionalism of the staff positively.
FacilitiesThere are no specific mentions in the reviews, but some issues raised include a dirty lobby or an unclean bathroom.
PriceSome reviews mention satisfaction for the price, stating that although the price is relatively high, the location allows saving on commute time.
OthersA few reviews mention that the rooms are small and elevators can be inconvenient.

2.3. “Google Maps” Comprehensive Reviews

Shilla Stay Mapo: reviews from google maps

The following is the rating summary from people who left reviews on Google Maps. Out of a possible 5 points, Shilla Stay Mapo received a score of 4.0. Unlike other platforms that provide scores for specific categories, Google Maps interestingly rates the hotel based on guest type. Shilla Stay Mapo received identical ratings of 4.1 from Solo and Business guests.

The following is a comprehensive analysis of reviews from various guests. Similar to the Agoda and reviews, recent comments were prioritized to maintain the relevancy and timeliness of the information.

LocationAccording to reviews, Shilla Stay Mapo’s location is generally good, with convenient transportation and many good restaurants nearby.
Room Some reviews say the rooms are small and old, with darkness, smell, and mold issues. Other reviews mention clean rooms.
BreakfastThere is little information about breakfast in the reviews. One review mentioned that the food was diverse and satisfactory.
FriendlinessReviews regarding service are mixed, with some mentioning unfriendly service and others saying the service was good.
FacilitiesReviews state that there is a convenience store on the first floor. There is also a complaint about the lack of phone chargers for guests.
PriceReviews about price satisfaction are highly polarized, with some saying that the rooms are small for the price.
OthersNoise issues in Shilla Stay Mapo are mentioned in some reviews, and there are complaints about room design.

3. Best Reviews from Korean Guests

The “Shilla Stay Mapo” hotel is located in South Korea, so the majority of its guests are probably Koreans. I have found various reviews written by Koreans about the “Shilla Stay Mapo“, and I would like to share some of the best reviews with you.”

3.1. Best Reviews 1 : “Review for the Shilla Stay Mapo’s deluxe double room with breakfast, known for its great value as a vacation spot.

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Summary of the Blog Post

Recently, I had a staycation at Shilla Stay Mapo. Located in Gongdeok Station, it has excellent accessibility and there are many delicious restaurants around the hotel, so I had a great time.

I stayed in a deluxe double room located on the 23rd floor. The room was not big, but the bed was spacious and there was a sofa, so I could stay comfortably. Also, the room had amenities such as shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, and body lotion, which was convenient. An iron and ironing board were also prepared in the closet for those who stay for business purposes.

I could enjoy Netflix on the TV, and in the morning, I could greet the morning while enjoying the city view. Breakfast is from 06:30 to 09:30, and there were various foods available, so I was satisfied. I especially enjoyed eggs, bacon grill, sausage, string beans, and there were waffles, which was great.

Also, on the first floor of the hotel, there is a laptop and printer, so I could quickly write and print documents. It was good to have these convenience facilities.

Located on Mapo Road in Mapo-gu, Shilla Stay Mapo has a check-in time of 15:00 and a check-out time of 12:00. If you want to enjoy a cost-effective staycation in Seoul, I recommend Shilla Stay Mapo!

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(* For a detailed review, I recommend visiting the original article.)

3.2. Best Reviews 2 : “Shilla Stay Mapo, review of rooms and breakfast! Good location, but a place with some regrets.


Summary of the Blog Post

This post is about my stay at Shilla Stay Mapo, a cost-effective staycation in Seoul. The hotel is conveniently located near Gongdeok Station with many restaurants nearby.

Shilla Stay Mapo is a 3-star hotel belonging to the Shilla Hotel group, so I had high expectations. However, the room cleaning and customer service were disappointing.

The room I stayed in was small but comfortable, and it had a bed, sofa, and business table. The fitness center on the 26th floor was small but well-equipped.

Breakfast consisted of a variety of morning menus, and I particularly enjoyed the rice noodles.

Overall, Shilla Stay Mapo was a satisfactory stay considering the price, but there is room for improvement in cleaning and customer service.


(* For a detailed review, I recommend visiting the original article.)

3.3. Best Reviews 3 : “Seoul Mapo Hotel Shilla Stay Mapo Twin Room Breakfast Review


Summary of the Blog Post

I have recently used Shilla Stay Mapo for the first time. The advantage was that the check-out time was generous at 12 PM, and the breakfast was very delicious. Please note that parking fees are charged separately, and additional charges apply when you go out.

Shilla Stay Mapo is located at 83, Mapo-daero, Mapo-gu, Seoul, with a check-in time of 3 PM and a check-out time of 12 PM. I booked a twin room, and while the room interior was small, there was no inconvenience in using it. Only cable TV is available, and if you want to use OTT services, an additional fee applies.

Breakfast is served from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM, with a variety of foods available. In particular, the rice noodles and omelets were delicious. The value for money was good, and I would like to use Shilla Stay’s breakfast again next time.

Shilla Stay Mapo: breakfast


(* For a detailed review, I recommend visiting the original article.)

4. Quick Overview of Hotel Information

4.1. Amenities and Facilities

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Chinese [Mandarin]
  • Japanese
  • Korean

  • Wheelchair accessible

Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • A la carte breakfast
  • Bottle of water
  • Breakfast [buffet]
  • Breakfast [continental]
  • Grocery delivery
  • Restaurants

For the kids
  • Family room

  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Exterior corridor
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet
  • Internet [LAN]
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax
  • Fitness center

Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Concierge
  • Convenience store
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Fireplace
  • Food delivery
  • Heating in public area
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Postal service
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Xerox/fax in business center

Getting around
  • Car park [charges apply]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Taxi service
  • Valet parking
Cleanliness and safety
  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • Breakfast takeaway service
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Sterilizing equipment
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Available in all rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Desk
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe box
  • Ironing facilities
  • Private bathroom
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Slippers
  • Telephone
  • Toiletries

4.2. Location

Adress : 83, Mapo-daero, Mapo-gu, Seoul, Mapo, Seoul, South Korea, 121-040

  • Gimpo Airport (GMP) 13.4 km
  • Seoul Incheon International Airport (ICN) 45.2 km
Public transportation
  • Gongdeok Subway Station 170 m
  • Mapo Subway Station 470 m
Hospital or clinic
  • Haebaragi Clinic 100 m
  • Myeong-Dong Walking Street 3.7 km
Convenience store
  • On-site

4.3. Nearby Attractions

Popular landmarks
  • The War Memorial of Korea 2.6 km
  • Namdaemun Market 3.1 km
  • N Seoul Tower 3.3 km
  • National Museum of Korea 3.4 km
  • Myeong-Dong Walking Street 3.7 km
  • Insadong 4.3 km
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace 4.8 km
  • Bukchon Hanok Village 5.2 km
  • Changdeokgung Palace Complex 5.5 km
  • Lotte World 13.5 km

Nearby landmarks
  • Haebaragi Clinic 100 m
  • Gongdeok Subway Station 170 m
  • Charm & Charm 300 m
  • Mapo Eye Clinic 320 m
  • Aen Clinic 330 m
  • C.A Mart 420 m
  • Embassy of Costa Rica 420 m
  • Mapo Subway Station 470 m
  • Bunyu Mart 680 m
  • Hyochang Stadium 770 m

5. Lowest Price Analysis

I will finally analyze the most important category in hotel reviews, which is the price.

I will compare the lowest price results provided by the most famous hotel price comparison websites, “HotelsCombined,” “Sky Scanner,” and “Trivago,” in order to identify the place that offers the best price.

Lowest price search criteria: 1-night stay from Wednesday to Thursday, 1 room (for 2 guests), excluding breakfast (if breakfast is included in the accommodation conditions, the price significantly increases).

5.1. “HotelsCombined” Price Comparison

The lowest price search result on HotelsCombined is $92 for a 1-night stay. This price is based on booking through “”.

5.2. “Sky ScannerPrice Comparison

The lowest price on Sky Scanner is $93 for a 1-night stay when booked through “”.

5.3. “Trivago” Price Comparison

The lowest price on Trivago is $105 when booked through “”.

Based on the analysis, it can be concluded that “HotelsCombined” provided the lowest price among the three price comparison websites.

And booking through “” for a weekday 1-night stay yielded the most affordable result. It is recommended to consider this information when making a reservation.

Please keep in mind that the lowest prices can vary depending on the dates of stay and the timing of the search.

It is important to note that the current lowest price does not guarantee the lowest price in the future.

“The Lowest Price Analysis” I shared should be used for reference purposes only.

When considering a hotel reservation, I recommend re-searching through price comparison websites at the time of your accommodation planning to utilize the lowest price available at that specific moment.

And with that, we wrap up our review of the Shilla Stay Mapo, seen through a distinctly Korean lens.

Yours truly, HB(Hotel Boy) – your trusted guide to best hotels in Korea. Stay tuned for more insightful reviews on Korea’s hospitality gems!