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“Comfortable, cheap, well located and get to know to Real Korean Culture” 5 of 5 stars
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Magellan 21, 156-2, Donggyo-Dong, Mapo-Gu, Seoul, South Korea   |  
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Ranked #6 of 593 Seoul B&B and Inns
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“Comfortable, cheap, well located and get to know to Real Korean Culture”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Staying in Rio house Hongdae is the best choice for both single and family travellers. The location is right next to the Hongdae metro station, which allows me to travel around easily. Yonsei and Sinchon are only in 10 minutes walk. The room is big and tidy and the price is cheap! Though Hongdae might get crazy at night, the room level is high enough to give a quiet environement.
 
More importantly, the house owners are extremely nice and helpful. They are eager to offer helps and organise many interesting events for guests to immerse themselves in the life in Hongdae and Korean Culture, like cycling next to Hangang river and hanging around in Hongdae area. I was travelling alone and when I dont get a partner to eat with, they brought me to try bulgogi and samgyupsal :D . The owner Mr.Yeom speaks good English and Mr. Cho is a very friendly and polite korean man.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Rooms
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

hi there!
last year i was in seoul about 3 days with my friends. I have heard ,that the most fasmous HOT place in seoul is Hongdae!. Achtually it was.! Whatever.. i could take more cheaper youthhostel. but Rio House is not so expensive,even if it is near from central city. and mostly what i liked,are clean rooms and bathrooms as much as the pictures on it. We could get anywhere in central seoul from here in 30 minutes and back in our place and rest ourselves. It was really nice. If i could go to korea onemore time, i wil be there Rio House.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

We stayed here for our first 6 nights in Seoul, the main reason we picked the Rio house was due to the location next to the Hongdae Subway Station. Very easy to go every where by subway.

This was my first time staying in Rio House, Probably Rio House Hongdae's best accomodation, indeed very well located. The rooms were spotlessly clean and finished to a high standard. The bathroom had a walk in shower but no bath.

Lots of things to do and see within walking distance. Adjacent to Very unique cafes, art museums and some good restaurants.

What a great surprise. Great setup, modern furnishings, international and friendly staff with good English. Right in the centre of everything.

In summary full recommend this accomodation when you next visit Rio House.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Additional Information about Rio House Hongdae

Address: Magellan 21, 156-2, Donggyo-Dong, Mapo-Gu, Seoul, South Korea
Location: South Korea > Seoul
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 593 B&Bs / Inns in Seoul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rio House Hongdae, whice is a hostel located in Hongdae where is one of hot places in Korea, provides a safe, convenient and cozy accommodation for tourists who want to know much about Korea. Equipped with all conveniences and modern amenities and a separated area for each visitors in each room, Rio House Hongdae is a home-away-from-home. All you have to do is to come and enjoy Korea and make yourself at home !! ... more   less 

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