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Studio 41st Hostel
2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   32, Seongmisan-ro 22-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul 121-869 , South Korea   |  
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Ranked #10 of 332 Specialty Lodging in Seoul
Manila, Philippines
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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“Worth Going Back!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

My younger sister and I stayed here for 5 days 4 nights, and it was WORTH IT! Location wise, the hostel is just a few minutes walk from Hongik Station (Line 2 and AREX). Initially it took a while for me and my sister to look for the place but the map they provided helped us a lot. There are a lot of coffee shops, bakeries and a convenience store along the way so basically you wouldn't get bored in the area.

The managers are really great too! They're very friendly and accommodating. We got to meet Moon on the first day (by the way thanks for the note you gave us before we left for the airport!) and Jin who didn't fail to chat with us during breakfast. Hope you guys enjoyed the dried mangoes :)

The free breakfast is good enough to start your day. You could bring your breakfast to your room or eat it at the common room (which I recommend since it's fun chatting with Jin).

We were billeted in two different rooms for 2 nights each, one was the Double Room and the other was a Twin Room. Both rooms we're beyond what we expected, the beds are super comfortable and having a personal computer in the room was a nice touch. The kitchen in the room was good too for some late night cooking.

I would definitely go back here the next time I visit Seoul.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Studio41st0041, 매니저 at Studio 41st Hostel, responded to this review, October 23, 2012
Hi!

This is Jin, the manager of studio 41st.:)

Thank you for your detailed review. I am sure it helps other guests to see around our hostel in advance!

And tones of thanks for your Mango!!! It was super delicious!!!!!!

We all were so happy to meet you two, especially for me,

the morning with you guy were delight time:)

Take care, see you soooooon :^*
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Studio staff were so nice, and the room was so warm, facility was good with washing machine and cooking room~ We took 4nights here, felt good with fast WIFI and quiet environment. It near Hongik University subway station, we will stay again if we travel Korea next time.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Studio41st0041, Manager at Studio 41st Hostel, responded to this review, October 12, 2012
Hi!

This is JIn, the manager of studio41st.

For us, it was really great moment that we spent with you guys.

As you promised:D

please be our guest while your next trip!

We are going to looking forward to seeing you again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Stayed for 7 nights in Studio 41st hostel during our free & easy Seoul trip. The staffs were very friendly and nice!! Always there for us and helped us alottttttttt.. Really thanks to the managers: Moon, who is the 1st person we saw, for helping us with the HEAVY luggageSSS, not easy for a LADY to carry THREE of them by herself to the ground floor!! Jin, who always chat with us in the morning and helped us to fix the BROKEN shower heads(really sorry about it!). Gaya, who specially cooked ham with veggies for our breakfast, 맛있었어요!! =) . And Ryan, who helped us with the computer!! We could really feel the warm from the staffs. Will recommend friends who are going to Seoul to stay in Studio 41st.. and will also choose Studio 41st again for next Seoul trip!! =)

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 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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Studio41st0041, 매니저 at Studio 41st Hostel, responded to this review, October 8, 2012
Hi!
This is Jin, the manager of studio41st.

Thank you for your lovely review:)

It was blessing for us to accomodate you as guests.

If you get the chance to visit Korea again,

you are surely welcome to stay at our hostel!

Take care♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

We stayed for a few nights in Studio 41st hostel during our trip in Seoul. And we really enjoyed our stay here.

Great hospitality by the staff, especially Claire, Gee and Gaya!

Rooms are cosy and clean. The common area / lounge is awesome. Spacious and free breakfast of bread, jam, egg, ham, coffee & tea are provided. We can also cook in the common area.

Conveniently located, about 10mins away from the nearest train station but that wasn't a problem with us cuz Hongdae area is really vibrant and the walk back from the station to the hostel is made more enjoyable with the many cafes, bakery and shops along the way.

Strongly recommended and if we're coming back to Seoul again, we will definitely choose Studio 41st!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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leenno, Manager at Studio 41st Hostel, responded to this review, September 19, 2012
Hi~ This is manager GAYA ^^

Thank you for your good rating reviews.
When I read review, I got energy to pump up our hostel.

Everytime we are eager to make our hostel as like your home.

^^

Hope see you again~ ^^
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012 via mobile

Love this place very much, the staff were so nice and they help us a lot. The breakfast is good and the atmosphere is so warm, it really make us just feel like at home~the location is good as there are many shops and bar nearby the studio. Also, it is close to the mtr station~it is really convenient~~ we will choose 41st studio again if we go to Korea next time~:-)

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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leenno, Manager at Studio 41st Hostel, responded to this review, September 11, 2012
Hi ^^
This is Gaya, night time manager of Studio 41st hostel.

Thank you for your sincere review!

We don't satisfy this step of our hostel.
We will make endless growing.
but it will not change about atmosphere of "Like Your Home"

thank you!
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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

The place (hongdae), the hostel and especially the managers are very family-friendly. I will never forget the managers :) They are very welcoming. They helped us find good places to eat (and the restaurants they advise is really good) and how to get to the places we wanted to visit, conveniently, helped order late dinner delivery, and even sent laundry soap personally to our room. They also joined us during breakfast, which is available already in the hostel, and made us feel very comfortable. I also experienced trouble with the method of advance payment, there was a problem with my mom's card, but they waited very patiently :)

We like the room because there was enough space for the four (my father, older brother, younger sister, and I) us. It was not too big, not too small. We had a private bathroom, washing machine, refrigerator, coffeemaker and more! I could not have asked for more--they have everything we needed.

The community is very accessible. There are many good-smeling cafes around. Subway was just a few walk away, even the one heading for the airport! It is not too crowded too, nor creepy. The convenient stores were very helpful and generous, really. We had a favorite grocery store, sadly i could not remember the name, the ajeossi in the counter was happy and very friendly so then we would drop by almost every night to buy ice cream. Even when we're just passing by in the morning, he would recognize us, so we would greet him. There was this convenient store too, where we were suppose to buy ear cleaners, here in the Philippines we call it 'cotton buds', and we couldn't find it because it was not really displayed but was kept in the counter, and they just gave us a bundle-- for free with a smile, even though we didn't have anything else to buy :) And a bakery there (which I'm also sad i can't remember the name) where we bought bread, and ajumeoni gave us a free big bread :) And lastly, there are many restaurants with delicious korean on the menu.

Even though my sister lost her laptop there, it is nothing compared to all the good memories we had there. I love best the experience where we were able to have dinner with Young-unni and Claire-unni on our last night. They brought us to a very good restaurant, so we can finally taste what we've been looking for-- 'samgyeopsal' or grilled pork eaten wrapped with lettuce :) and afterwards they also brought us to a really nice 'noraebang' or song house that gives free ice cream too.

We will not forget the place, the conversations we had; and Ate Claire, Ate Young, Ate and Kuya Felix. Thank You Studio 41st!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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leenno, Manager at Studio 41st Hostel, responded to this review, August 17, 2012
Dear Lornie! The arroyos!!

All the blessings and peace to you!

Oh! It's Claire here : )
Thank you very much for your precious review us.

We still look at our family picture on the common wall.
Oh! we did install the new commom room on tea terrace area. Hope you could see ^ ^
Also, good to hear from you to talk about your whole korea trip was amazingly good.
I guess because you were good.
Young is now ready for new step in her life, so we have new wonderful supervisor "Gee".
Hope you to get a chance to know her, She is great!

Hope your family doing well.
Mr.Arroyo and your mom with good heath and delightful life.
Mark and Sweet Lornie, hope to find dreams come true.
Lastly, lovely Lelie will become a great designer like coco chanel.
(I'm on the diet to be fit on your dress! hahaha lol)

Lots of love and blessings to you,

Studio41st
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

I have stayed 2 places in Seoul I must say that Studio 41st is the best place to stay! The managers are super nice and friendly esp Young, B and also Ryan for helping us with the light in our room in the mid of the night.

The room is nice, clean and is equip with washing machine and a stove for cooking.

I will definitely stay here again!!

Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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leenno, 매니저 at Studio 41st Hostel, responded to this review, July 24, 2012
Hello,Joanne, xinli, xiuhui

This is Young!!I am so glad to see you in here.

Did you finished your jorney in Korea?
I feel sorry when you moved to the other guesthouse in Myong-Dong.
I totally understand you didn't want to move.
If I knew it I would tell you that we had available room^^;

Anyway Thank you for your kindness!!
I really hope you to come again our hostel.
Say hello to Xinli & Xiuhui
Take care!!girls~~^^

Best regard
Young
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Address: 32, Seongmisan-ro 22-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul 121-869 , South Korea
Location: South Korea > Seoul
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 332 Specialty Lodging in Seoul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Studio 41st Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in a peaceful, quiet residential area and still within walking distance of Hongdae in Seoul Korea. Studio 41st offers a memorable experience that will be imprinted on your mind for a long time.Studio 41st is an ideal place for families and friends who seek a family-friendly and friend-like atmosphere. Guests can keep privacy in a fully equipped en suite room, whereas all staff are super enthusiastic about providing one-to-one information about places to go, eat, and see on request. From a welcoming greeting to farewell, guest will experience Korean heartfelt affection, called ‘Jeong(情).’One of its great features is complimentary breakfast buffet, which consists of various kinds of organic bread, fresh salad, seasonal fruit, ham, egg, cheese, cereal, and beverage. Breakfast is served in a big, cozy common room every morning by our staff hands. ... more   less 
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