staying in Hongdae instead of the usual Myeongdong area this time round was the best decision made ever, and Studio41st Hostel is truly a gem of a find.
The location was slightly difficult to find initially after getting off the airport bus, but after a few rounds in the neighbourhood it's a comfortable 7-10 min walk from exit 2 of the Hongik station. The hostel keepers are super sweet people, and ever willing to lend a hand, accommodate our requests and make recommendations. The rooms are smallish, but definitely adequate for a comfortable stay (love the ensuite bathroom, kitchenette and water dispenser). Free WIFI is fast and reliable as well.
Hongdae would be the location of choice for my next visit to Seoul, as the eateries and shops are mainly catered to university students and hence reasonably priced (though the owners may not speak as much English, so it's helpful to know a few basic Korean words beforehand). The energy of the neighbourhood is just awesome and vibrant, and not as commercialized as the Myeongdong area.
Thanks for taking care of us during our stay!More
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