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Burnaby, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

I don't usually take the time to write reviews, but felt compelled to as the reviews for this hostel are overwhelmingly one-sided and set certain expectations that, unfortunately, were not met during my stay. I'm hoping to balance out the reviews here for objectivity and to provide an accurate account of my personal and unpleasant experience. I stayed with a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Stayed for 4 nights in the 8-bed mixed dorm. Hostel lobby is located on the 3rd floor, and would be a hassle for those with luggage. They also only accept cash, and staff are only available from 9AM-11PM. The beds were a little hard but still okay, and sockets are provided on each bunk. There are only 2 toilets on... More 

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Cheongju, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Having stayed in a variety of hostels in Hongdae, I can say with confidence that Crossroads Backpackers is THE best. First of all, it's difficult to find any hostel in central Hongdae that is less than $20. This one was about $16.50 each. I didn't have to take a taxi once as it was only a 13 minute walk from... More 

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Quezon City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Even though it is near the train train station if I can remember it is Hongik Univ. Station, do not exhaust your self and keep a few more energy because you will need to walk from the train station, otherwise you might end up regretting staying there. The place is nice, I stayed in one of the all female-dorm, the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

The female dorm which was on the 2nd level - provided all the essentials which every girl's needs . It had great lighting mirror , hair dryers , hair straighteners , cotton pads and cotton pads. During our stay in the 6 bed mixed dorm , it wasn't crowded thus we had the room to ourselves for the first 3... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 via mobile

it's my favourite guesthouse! the staff is just amazing, the location is great and the owner became a very good friend during the stay. rarely felt so welcome. i will never forget the time there and i miss the place! the rooftop is great for chill-out, the beds are comfy and the people are just cool! i will go back... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Stayed in a mixed dorm with 8 bunks, all taken up by close mates. We had an crazy time partying, thanks to the location of the hostel it was very easy to get anywhere and do anything in the hong-dae area.They were always having different nights to help guests bond. Mason was great for advice on clubs and places to... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The location is not far from shopping and hangout area in Hongdae. So that you can bump around the city on foot. There are good facilities and private area for female. Good place for traveling with a small group of friends. (Less than eight persons) All staffs are friendly. (I met Mason, Melanie and Grace at a chicken party on... More 

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Shanghai, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I had a good time staying at this hostel. It's ideal if you are traveling alone, because there are many other solo backpackers. The location is really good and the two girls I met working there, Melanie and Jay, were really helpful and fun (Melanie even picked me up from the metro station). However, the only down point was the... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

For the price you pay, this place is definitely a great choice to be staying at! Located in an awesome area , there is always something going on around the place that shows a piece of Seoul. The Staff here (I only met Mason though) will make sure you are taken care of and he will do everything he can... More 

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Staying in Hongdae

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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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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Crossroad Backpackers is the place that travelers visit and interact with each other to enjoy and make their travel more active and diverse.We are located in the perfect place in Hongik University area. Public transportations are on the walking distance(just 5 Min).Crossroad Backpackers is divided to two spaces. the first floor guest rooms are for rest in peace and calm. the second floor and roof garden are the place for more active and interactive space with others.Japanese izakaya(pub) is located in the house, basement floor. You can get a great advantage from staying Crossroad Backpackers.We have ladies only dormitory rooms which have card/number lock security. We offer diverse information. Feel free to ask our kind staff. Shopping, place to visit, things to do, day trips, clubs and every thing.Visit us and make your travel memorable with people. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Crossroad Backpackers

Address: 11-1, Wausan-ro 29da-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul 04053, South Korea
Location: South Korea > Seoul > Hongdae
Price Range: $16 - $59 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Crossroad Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 9
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