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Rio House Hongdae

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Magellan 21, 156-2, Donggyo-Dong, Mapo-Gu, Seoul, South Korea
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This review is really late but I think I should still write about how I had enjoyed my stay at Rio House during Apr 2014 and March 2015. The location is fantastic, right next to the subway and within the bustling part of Hongdae, where restaurants, cafes, street performances, shopping street, etc are. The room is very spacious, cosy and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This review is a bit late but better than none. Me and my family stayed during Christmas 2014 at Rio. The location is marvellous, just hundred meter walks from subway station. And Hongdae.. is great, busy area. Can find lots of restauranst, shops, bars and so on. Indeed an incredible neighbourhood. Rio guesthouse is so clean and well furnished. And... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Three of us stayed at Rio House Hongdae on March. The weather in Soeul was pretty cold for Thai people like us (approx. 10-15 degree celsius). Lucky for us to experience cold weather ^^ that time. We found the building easily just 1 minute walk straight from Hongdae station exit 2. This exit has escalator so comfort for us with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We book the family room. It is spacious for the 3 of us .2 min walk from hongik uni. I like how convenient it is and how friendly the host is. Feel safe staying up late and there are lots of stuffs to walk around in hongdae.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Our family stayed at 2 rooms in Rio for 4 nights last March 2015. The location is perfect, there are escalators and an elevator in the nearest subway exit 2, hongik university line 2. Very elderly friendly. Travel to/from airport via Arex all-stop was not complicated, Rio's building is just a few steps away from the subway exit which was... More 

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Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Strategic location, convenient & near to Subway Station. Helpful and friendly host. Cozy and comfortable stay. will definitely recommend to friends. 总的来说,方便~老板老板娘亲切又风趣~地方有够宽敞~邻近有吃的买的。给个赞。 Would like to stay again~~daebak~~

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Hongdae is always the best place to stay for trip to Seoul. Rio Guesthouse which is okay 50-step away from the metro exit. Super convenience access. Nice rooms, good rates, no more to say. Definitely staying here again. The host offer us late check out which is a great offer as our flight back is at 22:00.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

It's the forth time to stay in riohouae hongdae. A very friendly, clean and cozy place to stay. Thanks for the efficient arrangement and endless help from Mr Insung and Ms Rachel. Riohouse hongdae is located next to subway 'hongdae ipgu'exit no 2. Opposite to a very popular place for korean youngsters. You can find a lot of bbq pork,... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Great location; very close to the subway Insung is really helpful. We really enjoy our stay in Rio house. Would like to stay here again.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Value for money based on location. Just 1-2 mins walk from Hongik Uni Station Exit. Can take AREX from ICN / GMP airport straight to Hongik Uni Station. Very easy to find the building, which is very near Samsung building. Security 24/7. Very safe. Rooms can also be double locked too. For your safety and privacy, they do not anyhow... More 

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Staying in Hongdae

Neighborhood Profile
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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