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“Dirty and smelly”
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HEY Backpackers 2
Ranked #400 of 570 Specialty Lodging in Seoul
Kuala Lumpur
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41 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Dirty and smelly”
Reviewed September 12, 2011

He mess up my booking and the person in charge Keep all his record in a pencil written notebook. The location is superb but noisy since a lot of youngster got drunk and yelling just outside the building. Check out next day and rather stay far away than spend another night here

  • Stayed August 2011
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Reviewed April 12, 2010

I booked 4 nights in this hostel. When I arrived, noone was in the building, so I waited, and then the owner was really vague and it turns out there were no beds, despite me emailing a few days in advance to confirm. He offered me a "bed" on the sofa in the common area (alongside a Japanese guy crashing on the floor) for a reduced rate. I accepted, on condition I got a bed the next night. Due to the party-central location, I didn't even sleep there the first night.

He tried the same thing the second night, claiming there were no beds, and offering me the sofa. I sternly refused, and got a bed for a rate he made up on the spot (v cheao though!) and then he pulled the sofa stunt with another guest. Very easily the most unprofessional owner I've ever met in 20 different countries. He was using a Diary from 2007 and a different colour of pen to write over previous years bookings, its not surprising he got the dates wrong.

The bed are fine, the kitchen was dirty,and common area is cramped (and filled with sleeping guests with no beds). It seems to be used mainly for people going out in Hongdae and crashing for a few hours. The bathroom is small and not adequate for 15 guests at all. There was a lack of information in general. I was really uncomfortable here and would certainly not return. After day 3 I left for another hostel in the area.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled solo
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Additional Information about HEY Backpackers 2

Property: HEY Backpackers 2
Address: 30-5 Yangwa-Ro 16-Gil ( Seogyo-Dong, 369-42) Mapo-Gu, Seoul, South Korea
Location: South Korea > Seoul > Hongdae
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #400 of 570 Specialty Lodging in Seoul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — HEY Backpackers 2 2*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
HEY Backpackers consists of the two buildings(HEY1 and HEY2) located on both sides of the musick show 'Wedding' theatre, a big-windowed art building and It takes just 10 seconds(30m) between both sides of the building.You can visit both the HEY Backakers 1 and HEY Backakers 2 and use the facillities of both. We have a clean fully equipped kitchen, a theatre style cable new HD TV lounge in the big living room, free Wi-Fi & internet access, free laundry facilities and security lockers, automatic heating control system called Ondol and Air-conditioning. ... more   less 
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