We booked a family room at Hysundang Guesthouse on Xmas eve as everywhere within our price range was fully booked out. The accomodation was unfortunately not what we expected. We thought it would be like a Japanese Ryokan and that we will get a unique traditional korean experience for the expensive price we paid but no, it was more like a backpackers. Mattresses were thin and the pillows were hard. More like a small beanbag than a pillow. The toilet/shower was shared with other guests which was rather unpleasant and inconvenient as the other guests hogged the bathroom. Breakfast was very basic korean fare.Our room was just next to the kitchen. The walls were literally paper thin. We could hear the manager scolding the kitchen staff.The nights were however relatively quiet but we could still hear the people in the next room. We only stayed a night and moved on to a family suite at the Ramada for the rest of our stay in Seoul. The rate at the Ramada was about the same as that at Hysundang.So it was definitely not value for money. The location however was fantastic. Its near Anguk station with lots of restaurants and within walking distance to the palace.