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Hongdae Guesthouse

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159-6 Donggyo-dong Mapo-gu, Seoul 121-816, South Korea
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Hong Kong
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37 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

I chose this B&B for its excellent location. It is next door to Exit 1 of Hongik University Station. It takes you only 50mins to get between Incheon Airport and Hongdae without changing the line. It is also close to major sightseeing places by metro. Hongdae is a major shopping area, and you are virtually located in restaurants and shops.... More 

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Kuala Lumpur
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We were actually there back in May 2011. We were a group of 5 friends and were given the family room which is huge and complete with own kitchen and a PC (this was a while back). The room also had portable heater which was extremely useful. Breakfast was basic but definitely sufficient for us. I remember Mary and her... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

My friends and I use this place every time we are in Hongda. We use it as a sleeping area and to clean up after a night out. The staff is nice and does speak english. The hotel is located in a great area with lots of food, shops and bars near by. It is always clean and have not... More 

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Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

You will get lot of space room even at dormitory room, small kitchen, cooler water, bathroom, and high speed wifi here. And of course you can safe your time since you just need few minutes to subway station. I just have 3 days at Seoul but i can visited all my destination list, because it was easy to go anywhere... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

Book a private room for 2. It's amazingly huge, with air con and heater inside. Also Tv and bathroom. Located in Hongik University area, a lot of cafe and street food. The best part is this guest house is next to subway station. Owner is very helpful..

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Guam, Mariana Islands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I highly recommend anyone visiting Seoul to stay at this guesthouse. The staff were very accommodating, especially Mary. I traveled to Korea with a big group of friends from Guam and Mary was very helpful and kind from the beginning of when we were making room reservations!!! The rooms were absolutely amazing and comfortable with a nice view especially with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

Best guesthouse in South Korea ! Really convienent and rooms are amazing! It was my first time experiencing Korea and this guesthouse made it memorable! I would recommend anyone that wants to visit South Korea to check in here!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This is my second time staying at Hongdae Guesthouse and I definitely want to stay here again on my next visit to Seoul. This guesthouse is perfect, from its location, comfortable room, affordable price, friendly and helpful staff. Location : very close to the subway station and the airport limousine bus stop, very close to the Hongik University and its... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

I stayed here when I visited Seoul for about a week with some friends. I was with 5 others so we were able to take a room for ourselves and the room was absolutely amazing. It was on the 19th floor and overlooked the city and the room itself had about 8 beds (even though there were six of us),... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Hongdae guesthouse is the most friendly and convenient place to stay if you are planning a visit to Seoul! Last week was my 4th separate time staying with Mary and I would not stay anywhere else when visiting Korea. Korea has amazing food, shopping, cosmetics and culture! Not only is the location amazing- you are literally above Hongik University (green... More 

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Staying in Hongdae

Neighborhood Profile
Hongdae
Carefree enthusiasm is everywhere in this energetic neighborhood centered on Hongik University, Korea’s top art school. From its assortment of murals to the occasional amateur street performances, creativity and expression make up the wild and beating heart of vibrant Hongdae. At the Free and Hope Market (weekends at the Hongdae Children’s Playground) you'll find one of Seoul’s most popular handmade and creative markets drawing consistent crowds. At Hongdae, there’s never a shortage of things to do and see; food and drink options are nearly endless as are shops and noraebang (karaoke) rooms. Hongdae is also one of Seoul’s top party and club scenes catering to a younger demographic; if a packed club isn’t your scene, you'll also find a range of music venues and bars offering live music in all genres. Although Hongdae has lost much of its unique appeal and undergone rapid commercialization in recent years, be sure to explore Hongdae’s edges in areas such as Sangsu-dong and Yeonnam-dong where Hongdae’s fiercely independent streak still runs freely.
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