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!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in a peaceful, quiet residential area and still within walking distance of Hongdae in Seoul Korea. Studio 41st offers a memorable experience that will be imprinted on your mind for a long time.Studio 41st is an ideal place for families and friends who seek a family-friendly and friend-like atmosphere. Guests can keep privacy in a fully equipped en suite room, whereas all staff are super enthusiastic about providing one-to-one information about places to go, eat, and see on request. From a welcoming greeting to farewell, guest will experience Korean heartfelt affection, called 'Jeong(情).'One of its great features is complimentary breakfast buffet, which consists of various kinds of organic bread, fresh salad, seasonal fruit, ham, egg, cheese, cereal, and beverage. Breakfast is served in a big, cozy common room every morning by our staff hands. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Studio 41st Hotel Seoul