Backpackers: If your looking for a really fantastic and affordable place to stay then look no further than Blu Guest House (click here ). Run by the very friendly Jay Lee, Blu Guest House is a 5 min walk from the subway station. Funky architecture and immaculately clean, with very comfy duvets all for the incredibly affordable price of W15 000 pp per night...you can't go wrong!
Books: If your in Seoul, and happen to find yourself in Itaewon (nicknamed the Western Heart of Seoul) you have to pop in to 'What the Book?' (click here) , the only stand alond English Book Shop in South Korea. Very friendly staff who are happy to help you with any questions/queries...For directions (click here)...they have recently revamped the store but a map is available above with directions (they have moved about a 2 min walk away from their old location).