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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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Ranked #40 of 666 Seoul B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I stayed during my trip with 4 friends back in october 2014. The location os great next to hongdae subway station. We stayed in family room which is one unit apartment only for us. The room just so spacious, clean, and has nice view (our room located in 15th floor) . The staff really nice. Such a great place to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Great location, only 1 minute (or less) to exit 1 Hongdae Station and also if you use Airport Shuttle Bus, the airport bus stop is only 2 min walk. Easy access everywhere. I had really great time at Hongdae Guesthouse. Mary, the owner is really helpful and nice. She and other staff will answer your email right away. The room... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Mary (the owner) is super welcoming and friendly (and helpful). Her office is right next to the dorm I stayed in and she made my stay a delight. I had a really great time at this hostel. There is an elevator literally from the hallway to the subway station too, so everything is easy to get to. The hostel is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Love staying here... My friends and I were 8 people, and the staff gave us a big room very comfy, also had small kitchen set in the room... Its very near to hongdae mrt station and a bus stop... Its a guesthouse within building blocks... Really a nice place in middle of hongdae area.. Really recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The best thing about the guest house is the location is just above Hongik station subway exit in the middle of metro. Lots of shops, night markets, restaurants are just nearby. our room is like a mini loft with 3 beds, a dining table, kitchen, CR and an attic with 3 beds. another special thing about our room is the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

very comfortable, very nice place, very convenient, and very awesome people especially Mary who is very very kind :D Thanks for making our stay in Korea for Dec 3-8 this year an awesome trip! Love the place and will surely recommend it to my friends. Thanks for the wonderful and blast trip :D -nilda and Rossel

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

My second time here and I still love how it is so super convenient! Imagine after a day of endless walking (thanks to the many staircases and steep walkway) you'll be thankful that your lodging is next to the subway exit. To top it, Exit 1 is with escalator! Thank Goodness! There's also an apparel shop next door (forgot the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

we stay at Hongdae Guesthouse from 26th Oct until 3rd Nov. the location is great, just a few walk from HongIk University line exit 1 (and escalator for 1 person, we love escalator! lol) so if you have a big luggage, you can try to trick your luggage so it can fit the escalator, in case you don't want to... More 

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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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