First time to travel to Seoul with friends. They suggested this place because they have stayed there before.
-Friendly staff. Very accommodating and can speak good English.
-Convenience stores are nearby. So if you get hungry you can just grab a Kimbap and some chilsung and you're good to go. :)
-Affordable. We stayed at a 6 bed dorm type room.
-The Bathroom. Our room had a bathroom but there are more bathrooms in the 4F. I actually liked the ones in the 4F bettter than the one in our room because it's a lot more spacious.
-FUN common room. There's always a lot of people there at night and seems like they all have a good time.
-Location. (well Hongdae is a really cool and fun place to stay at) but it was a bit far from the metro station. Not good when you have a lot of stuff to carry. Walking is good for you but if you've been walking around the city the entire day you just want to rest as soon as possible when it's time to go home. But really HONGDAE near the University is an awesome area.
-Wifi signal in our room was poor. I don't know but the router was inside our room but still we get kick-out of the network every once in a while.
-Service. They don't really change sheets and clean the room unless you go ask them to. And when they do they kind of just go pass it.
-Bed has no heaters and AC/heater system was bad. In fairness the staff apologized for the glitzy facilities in our room when we got there.
-Stairs. Well it's really a backpacker's hostel so cross out the heavy luggage unless you have the energy to bring it up to your rooms in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors. *The staff offer to carry them for you though. :)
- 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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