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“Comfortable Accommodation near Hongdae” 4 of 5 stars
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Boa guesthouse
2.0 of 5 Guest house   |   510-14 Changcheon-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 120-836, South Korea   |  
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Ranked #10 of 520 Seoul B&B and Inns
Singapore, Singapore
Senior Reviewer
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“Comfortable Accommodation near Hongdae”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

We stayed in a double room with its own shower with hot water. Nothing to complain about the rooms when toiletries, towels, TV, floorheating, Wifi and refridgeration are readily available in the room. Security is good as well, as a swipe card is issued to enter the guesthouse and the room.

Walls are a little thin though and you can be woken up by people slamming doors or returning to their rooms late at night.

The staff speaks good english and are very helpful. One helped us to get directions by bus to Ewa University. Another helped us store our baggages when we were off for a short trip to Seorak-san.

Lastly, nothing beats the location of a guesthouse in the Hongdae area. It is near to the action and the guesthouse is just a 5 minutes walk from the airport railway.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Boaguesthouse, Owner at Boa guesthouse, responded to this review, May 30, 2013
Hi. Thank you, Thank you so much for your time to leave this great review. We loved to help you ;) Hope your couple had only great memories in Seoul and BoA! Take care till we meet again!!
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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Singapore, Singapore
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

This is convenient and near AREX stop at Hong Dae. Good for budget travelers. DIY breakfast provided. Helpful staff.

However, the walls are very thin & not sound proof. Everytime someone opens his / her door I can hear the 'beep' sound. Also staying near the common bath room don't help. One night someone check it really late and there was a lot of noise. Good choice if one can sleep regardless of the noise. If one is a light sleeper, not ideal.

Also, I used the dryer for 1 cycle and the clothes didn't get dry. I can't use it for another cycle as it would disturb the rest of the guests. Do take note.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Boaguesthouse, Owner at Boa guesthouse, responded to this review, May 25, 2013
Hi, Thank you so much for your time to leave your opinion. I'm so sorry for any inconvenience we made. You would like to let us know after suffering problems about dryer...TT_TT we could refund it and let you know what problems are..

I think the probles of dryer were..
-It'll not working well if many clothes are putted inside at once.
-The middle size dryer has not function to lock during working. Someone opened the door for use it during your working and stopped it..

Anyway, So sorry again for everything made you uncompotable. Take care!
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

I really recommended this guesthouse. Because, eventhough the name is guesthouse but they have hotel facilities. Boa guesthouse has elevator. The room is spacious and clean. They also have blanket like in the hotel, big mirror and hairdryer.The key of the room is swipe card. Bathroom also very modern and clean. In every floor, they provide with dispenser. The room for breakfast is very spacious and properly. They have 2 big refrigerator and several microwave. The guesthouse also have good location near hongik station.
I recommended this guesthouse. Good !!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Boaguesthouse, Owner at Boa guesthouse, responded to this review, May 20, 2013
Thank you, Thank you so much for your time to leave this nice review. We'll do our best to make our guests satisfy. Hope to see you again. Take care!!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

We chose a 3 person room, consisting of 1 twin bed and 1 single bed, they've got a little fridge and our own bathroom, the room size was alright as we could manage to squeeze open 3 of our big luggage. Clean rooms with floor heating system, clean towels, hot showers, air-con is only for summer time (understandable), but a visible electric fan could be useful for a bit more air circulation though.

The staff was helpful. They even help you to call for late night food delivery! (The Kyochon's original fried chicken is a must try!) Free wifi in your room and free computers with internet to use 24/7. They've got a kitchen/pantry whereby you are free to cook. Good thing is they've got a lift (elevator) so that we wouldn't need to lug our luggage upstairs.

Up-to-date electronic card system to open the main door and room door so that you don't need to remember any pass codes. 24 hours receptionist which can be quite uncommon for guesthouses.

Location-wise it was 5 to 10 minutes walk to the subway and they've got some convenient stores, bakery, cafes and eateries along the way.

All in all, it's a guesthouse that meets basic needs and a little extra. Oh, for those who wanna do laundry there's a laundry room available too! We didn't use it though.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Boaguesthouse, Owner at Boa guesthouse, responded to this review, May 13, 2013
Hello! Thank you very much for your time to leave this sweet review. I'm so touched..:) We loved to help you. Thanks for remembering us uncommon. We'll do our best to satisfy our guests like you. Hope to see you again!!!
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London, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Pros: Location - very convenient for going out in Hongdae, for Seoul Station (for example if you are heading to Busan by train) and the airport railroad. Friendly staff who are keen to help despite some having very limited English. Very clean. Good facilities (eggs available for making your own breakfast, elevator, floor heating, powerful warm shower, mini fridge - though I had to unplug this as the noise kept waking me).
Cons: Teeny tiny! My deluxe single room was honestly about the size of a cupboard and to shower, I had to crouch down on the floor beside the sink so I did not get everything in the little bathroom soaked (although this happened anyway). Tiny bathrooms and showerheads over the toilet/sink are common in Korea, I know, but I wish this could have been avoided.
So staying here was good for a couple of nights but I felt very claustrophobic so if I were to stay longer, I would look for a love hotel or something instead.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Boaguesthouse, Owner at Boa guesthouse, responded to this review, April 29, 2013
Thank you very much for your good opinion. It will be big helps to other guests. I'm so sorry for any inconvinience during your stay. We'll do our best to satisfy all guests. Thanks again :)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

Just got back from Seoul, where we made Boa Guesthouse our accommodation of choice. We couldn't ask for a better location! It was a 5-minute walk to the subway station with no uphill roads (very useful if you're getter there by Arex or planning to shop your heart out). The guesthouse is in a quite street off the main road, so we managed to sleep peacefully each night away from the hustle and bustle of the lively Hongdae area. The heart of Hongdae itself is around 10 minutes away, so we were able to get our fill of cafes, restaurants, bars, and inexpensive shopping in no time.

Our room was compact yet very cozy, and the hot water in the shower was very much appreciated! We had a bit of a problem connecting to the wifi as the signal was weak from our second floor room, but it wasn't really an issue since we could go down to the communal area for a better signal. Loved the free breakfast as well! All the people we encountered in Boa (Miri, Boa, and a thin girl with short, wavy hair, in particular) were also very accommodating and always ready to greet us with a smile. We truly had a fantastic stay in Boa. I'd definitely stay here again when I come back to Seoul.

  • Stayed April 2013, 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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Boaguesthouse, Owner at Boa guesthouse, responded to this review, April 25, 2013
Hi, It's good to know you got back safely! Thanks for staying at BoA guesthouse and Thank you veryvery much for fantastic review. I'm so sorry about wifi connection. Now we have good condition after repair it :) Thanks again. Hope to see you again^^
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

I stayed in this guesthouse for 4 nights and I am very glad I made a right choice. The location is perfect. It took me last than an hour to travel from the international airport to it. The airport express is speedy, affordable. I followed the direction from their website and walked less than 5 minutes from the airport express statioin to it. On the second day, I walked to two nearby shopping areas and enjoyed very much the shopping and food.

The room is clean even though a bit tiny. The guesthouse is eco-friendly. Lights in the corridors are motion sensing. The breakfast was basic but abundant in quantity.

I guess it is a family run guesthouse. The parents of the owners or the owners are very friendly and kind even they don't speak a lot of English.

I will stay in this guesthouse again if I visit Seoul next time and of course will recommend it to my friends.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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Boaguesthouse, Owner at Boa guesthouse, responded to this review, April 16, 2013
Hi~ Thanks for fantasti review~Hope you had a great time in seoul and BoA. Hope to see you again. We'll do our best to satisfy our guests like you. Thank you so much again. Take care!
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Address: 510-14 Changcheon-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 120-836, South Korea
Location: South Korea > Seoul
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 520 B&Bs / Inns in Seoul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Boa guesthouse 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
BoA guesthouse is located in the most popular area, Hongik university in seoul, the capital of korea. Single rooms and family rooms are arranged. All rooms have a private bathroom. Just 5minutes walk from Hongik univ. Station exit no.4 That is right connected to airport railroad.You can go major tourist spots in Seoul very quickly and easily.(City hall,gwanghwamun, myeong-dong, etc.)Just 10minutes walk from hongdae area, seoul's most vibrant, artistic and progressive district. There are many shops, cafes, restaurants, clubs, bars, convenience stores, street performing and everything you want. You can enjoy exciting nightlife easily, but guesthouse is far enough away for you're quite good rest. Muslim friendly : We have cooking utensils and prayer room only for muslim customers. Group reservations welcomed, 20+people! Smoking is NOT ALLOWED in the whole building except the roof garden. Free services: international call, washer, breakfast, WiFi, PC, printer, parking, baggage keeping, hotel-style bedding, towel ... more   less 
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