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Seoul Base Camp Hostel

3F 383-14 Hapjeong-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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Ranked #30 of 272 Specialty lodging in Seoul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Coming to a new country ,not knowing where to go, and not knowing the language can be very intimidating. There are many hostels all over Seoul so choosing the right one can also be frustrating. Seoul Base Camp is on the smaller scale compared to a few other hostels I have stayed but I loved it. Min and Jake were... More

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Geochang-gun, South Korea
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31 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

I stayed solo here in May 2014. Its a good location to see Seoul from and the facilities are really good. I stayed in a four bed dorm with a window, which was great. My only issue was not being able to open the window. The beds wer standard with wondefully clean sheets. Love the sleeping bag and blanket idea... More

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Daegu, South Korea
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

The location of this hostel is wonderful, not even a 5 minute walk from the subway. The place felt very relaxed and laid back. We were given free waffles in the morning for breakfast and the staff helped us decide what we should do for the day. Although our room was a little cramped it was perfect for sleeping and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

For about a week we enjoyed the chill staff, waffles, and atmosphere at Seoul Base Camp. The location is pretty good - couldnt be closer to the subway and walking distance to a few good areas. The overall style is pretty utilitarian but comfortable enough. Would be nice to go there in the summer when the rooftop could be used.... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

10 things I LOVE about SBC 1. Location. It has THE BEST location. Located just out of Hapjeong station. Takes about 10-15 minutes to walk to Hongdae. There's even a 7/11 downstairs (comes in handy when you run out of Korean Soju in the middle of the night) 2. Smell. This hostel smells GOOD! That was my first impression when... More

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Gwangju, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

On my first few trips to Seoul, I stayed at a number of hostels. But once I hit Seoul Base Camp (sometime in 2012), there was no going back -- I've stayed there on every trip up since, & have even called them up with more general questions when I've been in a bind in Seoul. At first glance, it... More

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

I've been in and out of Seoul many times and keep coming back to this place. Seoul Base Camp is a very urban, very loft-like, spacious hostel right in Seoul's best neighborhood. It makes a great base for the best eating and drinking that the city has to offer. It is located just out of Hapjeong Station near an upscale,... More

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Paris, France
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

I've been living in Seoul for few months and seen different hostels, and Seoul Base Camp is the real and best way to stay in Seoul. The location is perfect: central, different metro lines, 5 minutes walk to Hongdae area. The place is clean and cosy. The owner is awesome. The atmosphere is calm and the military installations are well... More

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Espoo, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Looking back at my journeys in eastern asia, SBC is definitely the most memorable hostel I visited. During my two months in Korea, I stayed all in all about a month in SBC. The location in Hapjeong is excellent. Its on the green (no. 2) subway line, which is the circular subway line that takes you practically everywhere inside the... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Seoul Base Camp does a great job providing fun accommodations – comfy Korean beds in spacious tent-like rooms, a great location that is walking distance to Hongdae nightlife and the Hapjeong subway station, etc. – but where it really one ups the competition is with its friendly staff duo, Jake and Min, who are committed to making Seoul Base Camp... More

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Address: 3F 383-14 Hapjeong-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Location: South Korea > Seoul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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Base Camp Hostel is the best place to meet fellow travellers. Central location, only minutes from hundreds of bars / restaurants. Our weekend waffle brings all the guest to our rooftop kitchen in the morning.Description ... more   less 
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