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Hongdae Uncle Residence

4F 459-7 Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

This hostel is located in Hongdae, but in a quiet area. A friend and I stayed in the twin rooms and it had its own bathroom with everything needed inside. The room had its own refrigerator, which was convenient. The wifi was in and out, so that wasn't the greatest. The staff was really nice and talked to us when... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

It can be pretty difficult to get into the hostel - we waited a while, even after calling the number provided, to get inside to check in. There seemed to be only one staff member on duty for the entire two night/three day duration of our stay. He seemed pretty overworked, and while helpful, it did seem like we were... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

This hostel doesn't live up to its high rating on Hostelworld.com Even though the staff were helpful, I was really disappointed by the place, and my experience staying at Hongdae Uncle Residence was not a good one. The rooms (because we got told we would have to change rooms) were really dirty, as were the bathrooms. I've stayed in many... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This place could be really great if they cleaned and showed a more care to the property. POSITIVES: the city outside is very noisy. Car honks are a regular thing and at night it gets even noisier. The windows are very thick and do a great job keeping the noise out. Breakfast is provided but don't get your hopes up.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

The location of the hostel is really great - not on the busy streets in the center filled with partying people all night long but a couple of minutes aways. The interior is new and nice but as mentioned before, the room itself smelled really moldy and the ventilation isn't enough to dry the air after you take a shower,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

We arrive at the Hongdae Residence on Thursday afternoon with plans to stay until Saturday morning. Its on the 4th floor, (no elevator by the way for all who have lots of luggage). When I walked in, I was instantly pleased. Clean floors, nice pictures of previous guests...nice comfy kind of atmosphere. It looks spic and span when you first... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

We've stayed at Hongdae Uncle Residence twice, now, and both times have been satisfied with our experience there. The owner/manager is friendly and is on the premises at all times. The rooms, while small, are comfortable, and the air conditioning works well. Ensuite washrooms are quite convenient. A small but, nonetheless, nice breakfast is provided -- seasonal fruit, white bread... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Love the Uncle!! What an amazing place. Little rooms and could possibly do with more ventilation but the kindness and hospitality shown more than makes up for this! Great location (5 minute walk from central Hongdae - 24/7 area, young crowd, clubs and loads of bars/restaurants/street food) and easy to get to from the airport (get the metro to Hongkik... More 

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