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Blu GuestHouse 1

140-8, Donggyo-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My recent visit to Seoul, Korea was wonderful. The VISA process is not very difficult, just get all the required documents ready to the sent to the concerned authority. From ICN from reach any place you've very good mode of transportation--Subway, Bus or Taxi. Subway seems to be cheap and best. All lines of subway has different colours so it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This place was great! They had a nice little bar to grab a beer and noodles after a long flight. They had a little out door patio to catch some fresh air and chat with other travelers. It was in a cool neighborhood with lots of late night bars. I stayed in the dorms which were clean and had lockers.... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

comfortably and clean in good location easy to go to subway. have a delicious restaurant surround you can find something to eat anytime. have a best night life place and many shop for shopping.privacy and quietly.clean toilet. good service and staff in good english.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Stayed here for 12 nights on my trip to Korea. The owner of this hostel was very friendly, professional and very helpful with directions. Down the road of this hostel was a 7/11. The place was neat, clean and very spacious. Bonus points for heated floors!!!!!!!! Very close to the central of hongdae. Walkable distance too. Only downside was the... More 

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BluGuesthouse, 오너 at Blu GuestHouse 1, responded to this review

Dear sir/madam We appreciated to your mention. Also really sorry to bother you about Wifi internet. We will check our router A,S,A,P. In case if you visit blu guest house again,you will mee new hi speed Wifi. Thank you very much Jay Lee Blu guest house. More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I had a wonderful experience at Blu and will definitely visit again! Firstly, the location is great, on the calmer side of hongdae, but within a few minutes walk to Hongdae station, and the bustling part of Hongdae. Hongdae is an amazing area to stay in, especially for students and young travelers, everything you need and want is there! Secondly,... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I stayed at this guesthouse for 8 weeks and had an excellent experience. Here are some of the reasons why I think so: - The location is excellent. It is easy to find and it's very conveniently located, near both Hongdae and Hapjeong stations. What I liked best was that it's not on a "main" road, but a side alley,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Nice staffs, good location, wifi okay, room clean, atmosphere good, breakfast really good, and what i like most is free laundry...i've stayed more than 5 guesthouses in south korea, this is the only one that gives free laundry service. Definitely will stay there again if i go to seoul

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Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

the room was terrible, and the common lounge too. it doesn't smell good too.the cleanliness of the toilet was below average.it looks like it has never been clean before.however, the staffs are helpful and very accomodating, though.i have been staying in many guesthouse before but i might say this is not a pleasant one. there are dogs in the common... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

it's a very terrible place 1. bad location,it's very bad to find the guesthouse 2. room quality is very bad 3.the room is very dirty 4.our despoist he does not return to us and i will never live here again

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BluGuesthouse, 오너 at Blu GuestHouse 1, responded to this review

Dear Huang Hsin Yi Thank you for stayed with us And We are deeplu apology you guys memory in blu guest house Hong dae. At first,This is Jay,who charge to control money in blu,i didn't check facebook msaage many often,Of course,no defense to dealy that was my terrible mistake. At second,When you moved that room was not perfect condtion during... More 

Seoul, South Korea
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I paid way too much to stay in a moldy, concrete asylum of a room. This is unfortunate because the service and amenities were pretty good, but they hardly made up for the status of the place. Well most of the service, the guy running the desk saw me walk in, told me I was in the wrong location and... More 

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Hello CD, thanks for your review but also really sorry to poor services and conditions. All the Blu staff feel terrible to your dissatisfaction. Sincerely apologize again for making awful experiences during your travel in Korea. That staff was a temporary employee with extremely short training terms, so it made bad service to you. We should have trained more.. Also... More 

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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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