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Studio 41st Hostel
Ranked #22 of 534 Specialty Lodging in Seoul
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1 review
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“THE BEST OF THE BEST”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2013

This place is very convenient, only a few minutes walk from Hongik Uni station, and also very convenient. The rate is also very reasonable. Hands down the best hostel ^^ Breakfast is included, thus no hassle :D The team of Studio 41st is also jam-packed with energy, and never fail to give assistance to the customers. The hostel is placed in a very serene area, so you can get a good night sleep. If I were to go to Seoul again, this hostel would be the first place I go to ^^

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Studio41st0041, 매니저 at Studio 41st Hostel, responded to this review, July 17, 2013
Hi!! Dini!!
This is AJ~ yeh~~
How are you guys doing? Probably, you guys doing well.
Nowadays, our office play song "Destiny" all day long. lol
I'm so glad to hear that you and your friends had a great time with us.
We really appreciate it.
Thanks for sharing your story with others ^^
Team Studio 41st really miss you all.
hope to see you again ^^
Take care until then~~

From.
AJ
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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2013

Studio 41 is tucked away in a very quiet fairly affluent residential neighbourhood, 15 minutes walk from the Hongik University train station, staffed with a group of warm, enthusiastic English-speaking Koreans in their 20s.

Price: About 140,000 Korean won per night for a tiny room with a bunk bed and a queen-sized bed, with bathroom, computer, TV, washing machine, fridge, sink, cooking hob, water dispenser.

Our group of nine (big family) stayed in June 2013.

Everything is clean. The rooms are pretty albeit tiny. The breakfasts are delicious homey affairs of ham, cheese, bread varieties, salads, fruits, yoghurts and whatever else you can find in the fridge.

Like many of the quaint shops in the nearby Hongdae neighbourhood, Studio 41 is chock full of cutesy homey touches: The plant in the bedrooms. The bird-shaped lights in the kitchen. Paintings hand-drawn by one of the staff.

Our favourite cutesy spot was the kitchen, a haven of aircon and soothing music where we retreated to every day to indulge in the food we brought back and talk about next day's itinerary.

But more than the facilities, it was the personal warmth which made Studio 41 a standout. The youthful staff are effusive, proactive and clearly passionate about making their guests feel at home. More than the basics of helping guests with their itineraries and living arrangements, they were very, very friendly. And that makes the greatest difference.

Don't go there if you want to party. It is in a very quiet neighbourhood and its shhhhh's all around after 11pm.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Studio41st0041, 매니저 at Studio 41st Hostel, responded to this review, July 17, 2013
Hello!!! Justin Family!!
This is AJ, a manager of Studio 41st Hostel.
First of all, we really appreciate your comments about us.
Thanks.
I hope that all you guys' conditions are better than before ^^
After your joyful Korea trip, I know something happen (forest fire effect) in Singapore.
Hope that everything are going well ^^
We really miss you and all your family.
So, see you again ^^

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AJ
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Bangkok, Thailand
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2013

I stayed there with my friends, switched the room once (no trouble at all). The hostel located in a nice area, although it is opposite side of Hongdae clubs, cafe and shopping area. The service and room are superb. From the start of reservation till the last day of trip. About 15 mins walk from the subway exit 2, and there are many food stalls, cafes, minimarts and restaurants on the way. The room is nice and bed is really comfy. All the staffs are very friendly, and so the cat. Great place to stay in Seoul :D

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Studio41st0041, 매니저 at Studio 41st Hostel, responded to this review, July 17, 2013
Hello!
This is AJ, a manger of Studio 41st Hostel.
Thanks for your comments about us ^^
We really appreciate it.
I hope that you guys had a great time in Seoul and here ^^
also, hope that everything goes well until we will meet again ^^
Thanks, onwara ^^

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2013

Me and my mom had stayed here for 8 nights in May and we are more than satisfied with the level of service provided + the well equipped room which makes you feel that u're definitely been well look after by.
Any queries that u have, just look for AJ or Moon or any one in their office and viola it's answered.
Missing Studio 41st breakkie which served real fresh veggies harvested every morning, their simple brekkie is well enough to prepare us for our long day ahead...
Always having a bright cheery smile on their face to welcome us back from our tiring day out ^-^
Staying here just adds on to our wonderful and fantastic memories that we had of Seoul!

Thank u so much for the utmost kindness and hospitality shown :-)
Will definitely choose Studio 41st again if we were to be back!

Take care lots to team of Studio 41st!!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Studio41st0041, 매니저 at Studio 41st Hostel, responded to this review, July 17, 2013
Zhen Qi!!!!
This is AJ, a manager of Studio 41st Hostel ^^
How are you?
Team Studio 41st are really miss you, especially me!!!

I hope you have precious time in Korea, especially at Studio 41st hostel.
We always try our best to provide best service and friendly atmosphere.

Also, We like to hear from all our customers ^^ like you.
With your help we can develop even better service in the future!!!
Such as preparing events with our guests ^^

We value your feedback and pride ourselves on working collaboratively.
Thank you for your review and hope to see you next time.

Take care until then ^^

From
Your good pal, AJ
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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2013

We ( Little Family ) stayed at Studio 41st only 3 nights , but we already miss you !!!
The managers, AJ , Moon ,Sol were super friendly and nice to us ,
Always smiling, really helpful and friendly and asking us where we're going that day so that they can give us more suggestions and offered help when we needed it.
(especially the 1st day we met AJ who run to meet us when we lost way , it was really memorable moment!!

We would definitely come back to Studio 41st when visiting Seoul in the future.

Thank you Studio 41st for making our stay really comfortable and memorable as well.
We had an awesome stay with you. 

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Studio41st0041, 매니저 at Studio 41st Hostel, responded to this review, May 21, 2013
Hi! Sweet Little Famliy ^^
This is AJ, one of you guys best friends in Korea ^^
Thanks for your awesome review about us.
We really appreciate it.
Our first meeting also unforgettable memory to me ^^
Also, I really miss Little's cutie smile ^^
Thanks for coming studio 41st Hostel.
We miss you all!!
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Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2013

The hostel is in a quiet area on the opposite side of all the bars and clubs of Hongdae.
Yeonnam-dong has a lot of small restaurants and cute cafes.
Close to the hostel there are groceries shops, cafes, restaurants, hair dresser, bank, bars, etc.
In the night time, it´s very quiet and the shops are all closed, if you are still hungry, use the delivery service.

The staff of Studio41st is very friendly. They are helpful. Open-minded people, and talk a lot with their guests. Eventhough I travel alone, I enjoyed my stay there.

The rooms are equipped with a private bathroom, shower..kitchen, TV, Internet, ( wifi ), clothes hanger, laundry rack, shoe cabinet,some kitchen utensils to cook your own meal, the beds are very comfortable.

they provide soap, detergent, coffee, sugar etc. If you don´t have it in the room, you can just ask the manager. Next to the office, they have a "second-hand" free shop.. where travellers left their things at the hostel (like shampoo, lotion, tooth paste etc )

The breakfast is from 8.30am to 10.30am.. If you wake up early, 8.30am might be late to eat breakfast. The breakfast is served in the common room, which is very nice. There, you can meet many people from all over the world.

I like this hostel very much and I go back to the hostel every time I go to Seoul.
The price is cheaper than a hotel, and better service ( like free breakfast, free internet, free TV )

The hostel is 1 minute away from the Taxi drivers stop. It´s easy.
It´s a 10min walk to the subway station "Hong ik University " exit 2.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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Studio41st0041, 매니저 at Studio 41st Hostel, responded to this review, May 21, 2013
Hi!! Veronique!
This is AJ, a manager of Studio 41st Hostel.
Thanks for your sweet comments about us ^^
We really appreciate it.
Also, glad to hear that you had a great time with us ^^
Thanks for coming back to Studio 41st ^^
hope to see you again ^^
and Take care yo b-girl!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2013

My bf & I travelled to Seoul to visit our friend & have a good Spring holiday. We were offered a stay w our friend in his Gangnam apt but after reading the reviews on Tripadvisor, we decided to give Studio41st a try!

We stayed in the hostel for nine nights & this is probably the first trip we spent so much time in the hostel. The weather was too epic & we fell sick! AJ, one of the hostel manager kindly drew up the map & indicate in Korean writing about illness for the family doctor. It was quite an experience since we don't get injection all the time in Singapore! I had my very first hip injection for cold & eczema!

We love the hostel managers! They really made the whole Seoul experience. The night hostel managers, Jin & Sol spoilt us badly with the awesome oven-baked chicken delivery that is so good till we had it twice. Jin is really meticulous, he knows my bf need his rice for dinner to go w the chicken, he printed out a 'CJ' rice pack for us to bring to the convenient store to purchase.

Not to mention the ladies, AJ & Moon, greeting us sweetly every morning & we made them worried after we tell sick!

Back to the hostel rooms, we stayed in all three room categories. They r all well equip w kitchen, washing machine, TV & computer. Most imptly, floor heating & room shower heating mode. The rooms r so cozy that we even said that our apartment has to look like this!

The hostel is tucked within the quiet neighbourhood of Hongdae, away from the buzz and nightlife but it's definitely charming with the local residential activities & good cafes around. You can get a double shot latte @ USD2.50 just round the corner. Three supermarkets & a convenient store down the street! Lotsa local eateries & a Korean fried chicken place, Maru Chicken.

Btw, this place seems really popular among Singaporeans. Rest assure fellows! You'll like this place. :)

Thanks so much AJ, Moon, Jin & Sol. I'll remember Seoul with many great memories of Studio 41st & u lovely folks.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Studio41st0041, 매니저 at Studio 41st Hostel, responded to this review, May 7, 2013
Hello!! Jia yi! Khuang yong!
This is AJ, a manager of Studio 41st Hostel.
Thanks for your sweet comments about us ^^
I'm so glad to hear that you guys had a great time at here, Studio 41st Hostel
It was really nice to meet yo guys.
I hope you have precious time in Korea, especially at Studio 41st hostel.
We always try our best to provide best service and friendly atmosphere.
Also, We like to hear from all our customers.
With your help we can develop even better service in the future!
We value your feedback and pride ourselves on working collaboratively.
Thank you for your review and hope to see you next time.
Sincerely,
-AJ-
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Property: Studio 41st Hostel
Address: 32, Seongmisan-ro 22-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul 03988, South Korea
Location: South Korea > Seoul > Hongdae
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 534 Specialty Lodging in Seoul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Studio 41st Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 11
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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