Lee Shi-woo (Song Kang) remembers a moment of his childhood in episode 7 of Forecasting Love and Weather/Weather People (기상청 사람들: 사내연애 잔혹사 편) (JTBC/Netflix, 2022) when his father took him to this guesthouse (appearing as a motel) and asks him to wait outside. After waiting for a long time, little Shi-woo finally decides to look for his father and finds him gambling in one of these guesthouse’s rooms.
On a morning stroll in episode 10, Oh Joo-in (Im Jin-ah/Nana of Afterschool) shows Han Bi-soo (Lee Min-ki) a few boxing moves in front of this guest house in episode 10 of Oh My Ladylord/Oh! Master (오! 주인님) (MBC, 2021).
It is in room no. 306 of this guest house that Sun Woo-joon (Lee Jae-wook) lodges until [SPOILER] he has to flee from loan sharks in episode 1 of Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol (도도솔솔라라솔) (KBS2, 2020).
In a flashback in episode 4 of Flower of Evil (악의 꽃) (tvN, 2020), Baek Hee-sung/Do Hyun-soo (Lee Joon-gi) shifts his gaze while taking shelter with Cha Ji-won (Moon Chae-won) on their rainy day date, and he sees the ghost of his father Do Min-seok (Choi Byung-mo), with a dog leash in hand, standing in front of this guest house.
Goo Chan-sung (Yeo Jin-goo) gets cornered outside this building by the female ghost who follows after him in episode 1 of Hotel Del Luna (호텔 델루나) (tvN, 2019), but Jang Man-wol (IU/Lee Ji-eun) comes to his aid and manages to distract her.
Yoo Eun-ho (Jung Yun-ho) was hit on his head in front of this house in episode 1 of Meloholic/Melo Holic (멜로홀릭) (OCN, 2017).
When arriving at the stairs passing in front of this guest house during their afternoon spend together in episode 8 of She Was Pretty (그녀는 예뻤다) (MBC, 2015), Kim Shin-hyuk (Choi Si-won) tells Kim Hye-jin (Hwang Jung-eum) that if she jumps down these stairs on one leg, she gets a wish granted. When she begins to jump, he starts laughing out loud telling her it was a joke.
The exterior of the western side of this building appears as the real estate office run by So Pan-seok (Jung Bo-suk) in A Daughter Just Like You (딱너같은딸) (MBC, 2015). It appears first in episode 8, when Hong Ae-ja (Kim Hye-ok) and Ma Jung-gi (Kil Yong-woo) come here to sell their apartment after their divorce.
This building, which houses the Samcheong-dong Korea Guesthouse [삼청동 코리아 게스트하우스] and Korea Diet Center [코리아다이어트센터], among other organizations — is located on Samcheong-ro 4-gil [삼청로4길] in Seoul’s neighborhood Hwa-dong [화동] (under the administrative neighborhood of Samcheong [Samcheong-dong/삼청동]), in the Jongno District [Jongno-gu/ 종로구], which is part of Bukchon Hanok Village [북촌한옥마을]. The restored Bokjeong Well [복정우물], which “supplied water only to royal palaces” during the Joseon times and “regained its old appearance in 2011,” is located along the stairwell towards this building.
The street that Man-wol looks down from before helping Chan-sung in Hotel Del Luna is Bukchon-ro 5na-gil“>Bukchon-ro 5na-gil [북촌로5나길], which is also the alley that’s located just across from the building.
12-1 Samcheong-ro 4-gil, Hwa-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 종로구 삼청로4길 12-1
Geolocation (approx): 37.581949, 126.982084
Anguk Station [안국역], Seoul Subway Line 3, Exit 1
(13 min. walk)
— submitted by Mich KDL, last updated 15/04/2022
— Photos taken by © Thom Musni, July 2019, © deanekitty29, Summer 2019 and © Mich KDL, September 2019
— Meloholic added by Thom Musni
— A Daughter Just Like You; Forecasting Love and Weather; Oh My Ladylord; Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol added by Marion KDL