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Pencil Hostel

2.5 of 5 Hostel   |   73-6, Yeonnam-ro 1-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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Ranked #141 of 332 Specialty Lodging in Seoul
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Daegu, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The cost of the rooms is not expensive, and the rooms/ bathrooms are clean and well kept. The staff is also extremely friendly. I rated a 4, however, because it took me almost 90 minutes to locate it!

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I stayed here for 5 days when I was travelling in Seoul with 3 other friends. Location is not bad in that it's Hongdae which is quite a convenient place to go to other tourist attractions in Seoul from. However, it's quite a walking distance away from the subway station and you might have a bit of a hard time... More 

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Marikina, Philippines
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Had an awesome stay at Pencil. Stayed for 9 nights with two other friends in a family room of 4 last October 2013. 1. Location- The hostel's location was great. Place was safe and quiet since it was just far enough from the party places in Hongdae but near enough that you could easily access restaurants and other places to... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

The hostel was easy enough to locate with the provided directions. Our room was on the fourth floor and with so much shopping stashed in our luggage, the climb on the narrow steps was agonizing. Facilities-wise, it was great as we had a washing machine, stove and microwave in the room. You can pay a deposit to bring up pots... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

Cleaness: dun feel like they provide the cleaning service. Under the bed, it's dusty. Location: nothing there but 15minutes walk from Hongik Univ station which i find it kinda long diatance after sightseeing n shopping. Going to exit 9 of Hongik Univ is different world. It's a lot more crowded. Service: after booking the hotel, they send us an email... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Pencil Hostel 2 has the friendliest and most helpful staff (Jin!), the rooms and bathrooms are clean, spacious, air-conditioned, and even have kitchen appliances, a big fridge/freezer, and a washing machine. I've stayed here several times and will continue to do so when I'm in Seoul. The hostel is a close walk from the Hongik University station which is on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

7 minutes walking from Hongik University Station Exit #2 and near Hongdae Street which is very popular with design shops, hundred of cafes, bar, restaurants & street performances from underground musicians (indie band). Apartment type room complete with washing machine, electric stove, refrigerator & microwave. Good value for money. Recommended! :)

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Pencil 2nd Guest House in Hongdae,Seoul near the Hong-ik University Metro Station, offers great value for your money. At KRW 60,000-100,000 (USD$60 -100) per room per night, each furnished room has the usual amenities such as LED Cable TV, Refrigerator, Hot&Cold Shower plus a Microwave, Hot Stove for Light Cooking, and a Washing Machine/Dryer for the convenience of guests, all... More 

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Address: 73-6, Yeonnam-ro 1-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Location: South Korea > Seoul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Pencil Hostel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 14
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