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“Great experience” 4 of 5 stars
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Kimchee Hongdae Guesthouse
2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   570-16 Yeonnam-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul 121-869, South Korea (Hongdae)   |  
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Ranked #132 of 380 Specialty Lodging in Seoul
Jakarta, Indonesia
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“Great experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

The staff is helpful & friendly. They will recommend you places to go and how to reach the places.The room and toilet are very clean. Since i stayed at the dorm, i get some friends to hang out. Definitely will choose this hostel again if i go to Seoul next time.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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kimchihostel, Manager at Kimchee Hongdae Guesthouse, responded to this review, December 21, 2012
Thank you for staying with us, we would like to see you soon. Merry Christmas and Happy New year!!!!!
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Hotel staff service is good, the hotel is very convenient, the overall high cost ~~
The hotel is located in the local neighborhood, very quiet, but go back to the hotel from the subway station takes about 10 minutes
Delicious restaurant nearby but less
I stay very good experience
Next time i will Select it again ~~

Room Tip: 8 bed rooms with independent balcony 6 person room without balcony
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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kimchihostel, 매니저 at Kimchee Hongdae Guesthouse, responded to this review, December 14, 2012
hi i'm chrys staff of kimchi hostel . i was Nico actually before change my name.anyway
thaks for your staying with us. we really thanks for guest , i wish you'll come again our hostel.
we'll do our best for you guys. thanks again
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Singapore, Singapore
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

It is a cosy place to stay and relatively easy to locate. Went in the winter and stayed in a single room. Floor was heated and shared toilets were relatively clean. 24 hour onveinient stores in close proximity for any last minute stuff you may need. The availability of washing machine and drying machine (with reasonable service fees) within the hostel are good facilities to have for those that needs to stay a little longer and need fresh clothing without having to bring too much of change of clothes.

Room Tip: Single rooms are nice and cosy for more privacy and comfort.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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kimchihostel, 매니저 at Kimchee Hongdae Guesthouse, responded to this review, December 14, 2012
hi i'm chrys staff of kimchi hostel . i was Nico actually before change my name.anyway
thaks for your staying with us. we really thanks for guest , i wish you'll come again our hostel.
we'll do our best for you guys. thanks again
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Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

as a solo traveller, i felt delighted with kimchi hostel. though its mins walk from the subway, but trust me along those roads located shops and restaurants.That aside, i booked for 1 night initially but extended to 2 nights den again, how can i leave these awesome staffs and people whom i meant so i opted for another 5 nights! yes i was crazy in this place. it warmth your heart really. and the heated floor, Can i just sleep there! really, no mats just blanket and a pillow will even do comfort. Thank you kimchi, staffs, roommates from different continents and even the time spent together. Now that im back in Singapore, i surely miss that place and will crave for more so next year, same time, please make a bed empty for me! hehe!

I will be back!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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kimchihostel, Manager at Kimchee Hongdae Guesthouse, responded to this review, December 13, 2012
hi i'm kimchi hongdae hostels staff chrys(nico)
thank you for your staying our hostel. we try to be better to guests .
see you again~ :)
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

All the staff at Kimchi Hongdae Hostel are very helpful and friendly. When I was looking for a certain coffee and had only have a rough map of it, Nico was so nice to walk me there. Sang-ye is also very kind and nice. She could speak Thai a little bit, but enough to warm my heart and made it feel like home to me. She also helped me order food delivery, which is a a really great experience for me.

I booked 2 nights in a 6-bed female dorm and it is only on the third floor. I had the room by my self for one night, then one roommate for the next day. Both the bed room and bath room are well cleaned. The hostel provides towel for free, but you might need to bring your own soap and shampoo. I especially like the heated floor. It is so temping to make me sleep on the floor ;)

The location is a bit walk from subway station, but along the way there are many restaurants, coffee shops, and convenient stores. So it was safe to walk alone at night.

I'll be back to stay with Kimchi Hongdae Hostel again in my next visit to Seoul ^o^

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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kimchihostel, Manager at Kimchee Hongdae Guesthouse, responded to this review, December 13, 2012
hi i'm kimchi hongdae hostels staff chrys(nico)
thank you for your staying our hostel. we try to be better to guests .
see you again~ :)
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Batam, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

All staff in Kimchi Hongdae Hostel Seoul are very friendly, helpful, polite, kind .. Bedroom & bathroom cleaned every day ..
Overall I am very satisfied and comfortable stay for 7 nights, at Kimchi Hongdae Hostel Seoul.. Because I can sleep well.. :D
Thank you Kimchi Hongdae Hostel .. Next time I'll be back & stay at Kimchi Hongdae Hostel again..

Room Tip: For a woman who trip solo, i think better for choose a " 6 dorm female only with private bathro...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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kimchihostel, Manager at Kimchee Hongdae Guesthouse, responded to this review, December 13, 2012
hi i'm kimchi hongdae hostels staff chrys(nico)
thank you for your staying our hostel. we try to be better to guests .
see you again~ :)
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Bangkok, Thailand
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

The staff is really friendly and speak English fluently. They will help you using the hostel facilities and also can order food delivery in Korean phones for you :)

This hostel coved all your basic need, the bed is ok, the room is clean. The public bathroom and the laundry service is nice. Though the hostel isn't as pretty as the other competitors. But the price per night is undeniable.

I stayed at the 10-mixed-bed dorm room in this hostel with my friends during November to December. The location, near Hongik station is really great and convenient. You can take the AREX straight to the ICN airport while still connect to many other rides. Though distance you need to walk to and from Hongik Station is a bit far in my opinion, 5-10 mins walk. Around this area, you can find many foods and store open up till pretty late so no problem in dining out even if you come back late from your adventure.

Really recommend for the budget trip.

Room Tip: They got promotion on the Dorm types. If you travel with lot of friends, this is a excellent choices...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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kimchihostel, Manager at Kimchee Hongdae Guesthouse, responded to this review, December 9, 2012
Thank you for staying with us and give us good review. WE are looking forward to see you again. Have a good trip^^
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Address: 570-16 Yeonnam-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul 121-869, South Korea
Location: South Korea > Seoul > Hongdae
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #132 of 380 Specialty Lodging in Seoul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Kimchee Hongdae Guesthouse 2*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kimchi Hongdae Hostel is a comfortable, safe and friendly budget accommodation in the cozy central entertainment district of Seoul. You can mingle with travelers from all over the world in a quiet, laid-back setting. We are only 5mins away from HongIk University subway station (line 2) and airport bus stop.Extremely informative English-speaking staff offering detailed information on directions, attractions, good shows, some of the Korea's most popular restaurants, cafes, bars, and clubs, all within a few minutes walk.Kimchi Seoul hostel puts you in the heart of everything Seoul has to offer.-Air Conditioning in Every Room!-Ground Heating system-FREE 24-hour WiFi access in the whole building-FREE Internet Access daily at our Internet Stations-FREE usage of Personal Lockers for your valuables-FREE Clean and Fresh Linen and towel-24 hour access to fully equipped Kitchen (stove, toaster, microwave, refrigerator, etc)-Common area with comfy sofas, cable television-Detailed information on directions and advise-Brand New furniture, linens, towels, computers, electronics etc.-Easy Access to famous attractions such as Sinchon, Namdaemun Market, Dongdaemun Shopping malls, Lotte World, Namsan Park, Gyeongbokgung Palace & Changdeokgung Palace, Insa-dong, Myeong-dong. ... more   less 
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