All the staff at Kimchi Hongdae Hostel are very helpful and friendly. When I was looking for a certain coffee and had only have a rough map of it, Nico was so nice to walk me there. Sang-ye is also very kind and nice. She could speak Thai a little bit, but enough to warm my heart and made it feel like home to me. She also helped me order food delivery, which is a a really great experience for me.
I booked 2 nights in a 6-bed female dorm and it is only on the third floor. I had the room by my self for one night, then one roommate for the next day. Both the bed room and bath room are well cleaned. The hostel provides towel for free, but you might need to bring your own soap and shampoo. I especially like the heated floor. It is so temping to make me sleep on the floor ;)
The location is a bit walk from subway station, but along the way there are many restaurants, coffee shops, and convenient stores. So it was safe to walk alone at night.
I'll be back to stay with Kimchi Hongdae Hostel again in my next visit to Seoul ^o^
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kimchi Hongdae Hostel is a comfortable, safe and friendly budget accommodation in the cozy central entertainment district of Seoul. You can mingle with travelers from all over the world in a quiet, laid-back setting. We are only 5mins away from HongIk University subway station (line 2) and airport bus stop.Extremely informative English-speaking staff offering detailed information on directions, attractions, good shows, some of the Korea's most popular restaurants, cafes, bars, and clubs, all within a few minutes walk.Kimchi Seoul hostel puts you in the heart of everything Seoul has to offer.-Air Conditioning in Every Room!-Ground Heating system-FREE 24-hour WiFi access in the whole building-FREE Internet Access daily at our Internet Stations-FREE usage of Personal Lockers for your valuables-FREE Clean and Fresh Linen and towel-24 hour access to fully equipped Kitchen (stove, toaster, microwave, refrigerator, etc)-Common area with comfy sofas, cable television-Detailed information on directions and advise-Brand New furniture, linens, towels, computers, electronics etc.-Easy Access to famous attractions such as Sinchon, Namdaemun Market, Dongdaemun Shopping malls, Lotte World, Namsan Park, Gyeongbokgung Palace & Changdeokgung Palace, Insa-dong, Myeong-dong. ... more less
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