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Mr. Kim's Friends Guesthouse

2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   446-11, Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul 121-841, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014
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    4.5 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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English first
Seoul, South Korea
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

The location is really good, close to bars and restaurants, and to visit you're next to Hongik university sation. The staff is really friendly and helpfull to help you enjoy your stay in Seoul. The hostel have all the facilities and clean.

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Bellevue, Washington
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

During my recent visit to Korea, I had an unexpected surprise of finding home away from home. I came across Chingu guesthouse from this website, I am forever grateful for that. After dealing with somewhat unprofessional like conducts from other hostels in the area, Chingu provided a pleasant atmosphere and hassle free environment to stay. Its location was easy to... More

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Shanghai, Shanghai, China
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

A great hostel by all accounts - clean, cozy, all the facilities (wifi, computers, laundry, A/C) you could want at a great price. A standout because of the amazing staff who helped us out so much while we were there - here's some of the stuff they did for us: - When we left, it was raining torrentially. One of... More

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Ha Noi, Ha Noi, Vietnam
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

I booked a deluxe four mixed dormitory. I arrived a day earlier due to my schedule, so I moved in to an eight room dormitory for a day. I do not see the difference between both rooms. The four room dorm is way much smaller than the eight dorm, I can understand since it has lesser bed. But it has... More

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Ulsan, South Korea
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Great hostel! It's within a few minute walk to the central Hongdae area with tons of shops, great international restaurants (we found a few italian restaurants that were worth the visit), and fun bars (just watch out for the Koreans only bars, they won't let in Waygooks. Nothing like a little old fashion racism). It's also about a 5 minute... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

My friend and I was planning to visit Seoul Motorshow back in April 6-7. We booked a 2-nights stay in Standard Twin Room via online reservation for a total fee of KRW 100,000 (KRW 25k/person/night). In their website, it is stated that our chosen room is located in half-basement, so we expected accordingly. I arrived on the day of my... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
20 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Me and my friends stayed here for 4 nights in a shared rooms.The hostel is very strategic. Near to they Hongik Univ station and airport rail (5mins walk). It is also very near to the center of Hongdae (5-7 mins walk), hundreds of shops, restaurants, cafe, clubs and all the nightlife activities. The center of Hongdae is just across the... More

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Gimhae, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

I stayed here with some friends for 2 nights upon recommendation from a friend. It is in a fantastic location in Hongdae and the facilities were great for what we paid (18000 per night). The staff were very friendly and accommodating. We stayed in an 8 bed dorm within an apartment with another 8 bed dorm and a private room.... More

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Daejeon, South Korea
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

My friends and I stayed here when we stayed in Seoul for the weekend. We stayed in an 8 bed dormitory and paid 12,000 KRW each (Around USD 12). Nothing fancy, but everything you need for a few nights stay. The staff was great and helpful. Great location a few minutes walk from Hongdae subway station.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

This guesthouse is one of the most popular among hostels in Seoul and for a good reason. I'm a regular guest here and so are many others... This place is the best place to meet other people from around the globe and enjoy the nightlife of Hongdae. A great hostel with an amazing atmosphere. The staff is very friendly and... More

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Address: 446-11, Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul 121-841, South Korea
Location: South Korea > Seoul
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Hotel Class:2 star — Mr. Kim's Friends Guesthouse 2*
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Welcome to Mr. Kim's Friends Guesthouse. Why our guesthouse? Benefits of Mr. Kim's Branch chain of hostels: 1. Extremely Cheap Dorms and many private rooms (because we own the buildings instead of lease rental, therefore we can keep our prices very competitive) 2. Great location, few minutes from the Hongik subway and night life area 3. Family atmosphere; you'll feel like you're at home 4. All the facilities are free to use and we'll even share food and drinks. ... more   less 
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