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“Wonderful staff and great location”
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Studio 41st Hostel
Ranked #30 of 582 Specialty Lodging in Seoul
Brussels, Belgium
1 review
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“Wonderful staff and great location”
Reviewed August 29, 2013

We stayed in studio 41 with our family of two young children. It were our last two nights after a great holiday in Korea.
The hotel was most convenient in location and style, but it was certainly the wonderful staff who made our stay just perfect. Thanks a lot all of you and whenever we happen to come back to Seoul, we have a place to stay.
Niko, Joke, Ante and Imme

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Studio41st0041, 매니저 at Studio 41st Hostel, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
Hello. Thank you for your review :D

We are always care of comfortable.
We are so happy you can feel comfortable with your family~~^^

Once again really appreciate about your review.

We hope see you again~~
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Sentosa Island, Singapore
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

My friend and I visited Seoul in May 2013. Upon confirming our booking, the staff provided us with a map and detailed directions to the hostel. We opted for the airport shuttle service instead of a cab, and it only took us about 45 minutes (~ 30 minute bus ride and 15 minute walk) in total to reach there. The warm reception we received was the start of a wonderful nine-day stay in Seoul. The hostel is located conveniently in the Hongik University area, just a ten minute walk away from Hongdae subway station. We were spoilt for choice when it came to food because of the many traditional and Western/fusion eateries nearby with affordable price ranges. Teeming with many young people, hip cafes and shopping options, the neighbourhood is vibrant with many opportunities for people-watching. My friend and I felt relatively safe despite returned past midnight.

The room was clean and spacious, with comfortable bunk beds, heating, as well as kitchen and laundry facilities. If you're traveller that prefers homely comforts over luxury hotel stays, then this is the place for you. The hostel also has a lounge where delicious breakfast is served every morning. With staples like juice, milk, eggs, cereal and a variety of cakes and bread, we couldn't resist filling our bellies before heading out for Round 2 outside.

But the best thing about Studio 41st is its stellar service. We are especially thankful to Sol, AJ and Moon for their kindness. Besides being really friendly and nice to talk to, AJ and Moon were always there to advise us on our itinerary. We also appreciated Sol and his late night calls to ask if we needed to order food in, upon seeing us return so late at night. Their attentiveness and warm hospitality helped to make our trip extra memorable. I would definitely recommend this place to everyone.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank peanuT678
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Studio41st0041, 매니저 at Studio 41st Hostel, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
Thanks a lot for your review :)

Our staff are always work happy to make happy Studio 41st
We are really thanks for detail review.

We always try our best to provide best service and friendly atmosphere

We hope see you again~~
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Suzhou, China
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Reviewed August 8, 2013

After I booked this hotel on Booking.com, the hotel manager Jin send me the map about how to go to this hotel immediately, also with other travel tips. When I checked in, AJ and a very lovely Korea girl Moon helped us to checked in and tell us how to use the facilities in the room. All the starff in this hotel are very nice and friendly. The next day, I want to see the famous show "NANTA" and want to find a jazz bar to celibrate my first wedding anniversary with my husband, they help us to book the tickets of NANTA show with 10% discount and find a nice bar" ALL THAT JAZZ" for us, Mr. Jin send me all the information and also print it on the paper, so I can find these two places very easily. And when they know the last day we need to go to the airport very early, they even send the breakfast to our room that night. And the location of this hostel is also very good, very quiet and peaceful.

Room Tip: I think family room will be better
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank HUANGFU F
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Studio41st0041, 매니저 at Studio 41st Hostel, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
Hello!! This is Adrian, a manager at Studio41 hostel.

We appreciate your generous comment !
We really appreciate it.
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.

Thank you for your review and hope to see you next time.
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Singapore, null, Singapore
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Reviewed August 3, 2013

This was my first trip to South Korea, Seoul.

Having said that, be very careful of taxi drivers who try to take you along the longer routes/ turning circles before reaching your destinations. Because that was what happened to us - which led to us paying KRW30,000 at least for our very first taxi fare to Hongdae.
It wasn't until we were at Studio 41st and taken our 2nd taxi fare there (the nearest subway station to Studio 41st is Hongdae, Seoul) that it dawned on us as to why our taxi fare (costed about KRW7,000+) was so much lower than the first! FYI, we set out from the same destination (our previous hostel).
Jin, the staff at Studio 41st was very nice to alert us that we should always request for a receipt (cab fares go by meters, like in Singapore) so that in the event of unusually high taxi fares, we could always request for their help to lodge a police report & claim back the excess amount.

When we informed him of our early schedules (before usual breakfast timings), he made a point to prepare & bring up our breakfasts to us so we could still enjoy their scrumptious breakfast sets - coffee/ tea sachets, eggs, cheese slices, bread, milk & cereal, yogurts and biscuits/ snacks.

On rainy days, they even provide umbrellas on loans to the guests staying in the hostel!

This is just to highlight how helpful their staffs were :) P.S.: they even help to guide us around for our itinery.

Love the unique homely designs of the hostel and all facilities were available in our one room apartment - the stove, water cooler (with hot/ cold water), pans & utensils, laundry facilities, tv cum computer, strong wi-fi, clean beds & floors. Needless to say, I'm completely impressed!

Nearby the hostel - there were the convenience stores and a family store with yummy korean food such as toppoki.
It's a bit of a walk (about 8-10mins) from the hostel to Hongdae Station but nonetheless, it is quite an enjoyable peaceful walk.

It was my most enjoyable hostel stay thus far :)

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Liveundheart
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Studio41st0041, 매니저 at Studio 41st Hostel, responded to this review, August 7, 2013
Thanks a lot and we do really appreciate of your review :)

And you are not just our customer but our friends ^^"
so don't forget if you have any questions or inquiries to Korea, just let me know
and we will do our best to answer you quickly ^^"

Thanks
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Sheffield, England
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Reviewed August 1, 2013 via mobile

First time in Seoul This hostel was easy to get to following directions they sent us - got the train and easy walk from
subway! Staff really lovely friendly and gave us perfect advice for what to do on our four days in Seoul! Booked trips for us to DMZ and guided us to an amazing restaurant nearby for fab Korean food! Many restaurants and shops in the neighbourhood which is a lively interesting area! The room was fine for us, clean basic with good shower and kitchen area which is useful to have We used the washing machine which was handy! Beds a bit hard for our taste but we managed ok! Not luxury but good value friendly hostel which I recommend - we had our 7 year old with us and he loved it especially the in room
Computer with free Internet and fast wi fi! Breakfast was good - DIY eggs, cereal fruit toast and gorgeous fresh bread and cakes Loved it! Enjoy a good base for Seoul

  • Stayed July 2013
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Thank PMDBooth
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Studio41st0041, 매니저 at Studio 41st Hostel, responded to this review, August 7, 2013
Thanks a lot for your review :)

Before we are helpful staff, you are great and kind friends also for us
and it's our pleasure to meet you here, studio 41st :)

Thanks

Let's keep in touch
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

This is the first time to Korea. I booked the accommodation with Lee & No Guesthouse, but ended up with Studio 41st Hostel. Apparently, they are under same owner. I am extremely impressed with the hospitality of the staff. They are all very friendly and helpful. Their English are very good too. The room is very clean, and the breakfast is also very good. In term of the location, it is not far from the subway. It is within walking distance. There are so many Korean restaurants around the hostel. My first night in Seoul, one of the staffs recommended this local Korean restaurant, where you have to sit on the floor. The food is yummy.

My experience with Korean so far is that there are not many people know how to speak English, so I am very please with this hostel. I stayed here two nights and then 2 nights in Busan, but I am coming back here again for another 2 nights at Travelers Planet (same owner but new hostel under Lee & No) then 2 nights in Jeongu and then back to Lee & No again for another 2 nights before heading back home.

Highly recommended, you won't regret.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
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1 Thank RedGoldGTI
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Studio41st0041, 매니저 at Studio 41st Hostel, responded to this review, August 7, 2013
Ha ha ~

You stayed in all of our family hostels in Seoul :) wow~

Thanks a lot for selecting and staying in our hostels

And if you have any questions, just a little one, you can send us e-mail at anytime
and we will get back to you very promptly :)

Thanks a lot and do hope to meet you here, your 'home' again
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jakarta
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed July 16, 2013

I booked for 5 nights during our stay in Seoul. And overall, its wonderful. The team of Studio 41st is so kind and helpful. I remember there are AJ, Moon, Jin and Ryan. First night, when we need to buy luggage, Moon help us to search for the nearest and cheapest luggage we can buy. The place was very comfortable, because it located at residential area. We can sleep so peacefully at night. The room was big enough, worth the price. Common room not quite big, but still comfortable. Breakfast was good, not great, start at 8.30 to 10.30. They also have private bathroom, water dispenser, kitchen (where we can cook), fridge, wifi, washing machine and TV (not so big). The hostel near Hongik University Stop, Exit 2, using Seoul subway. About 20 to 30 minutes walking distance if you were carrying luggage. One downside is, this place do not have lift or elevator, you have to carry them on stairs. But, it was kindness and warm welcome of the staff that makes us want to come back for more, if we were visiting seoul again.

Room Tip: Room at the first floor is better, so you dont have to carry your lugagge upstairs.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank faldy y
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Studio41st0041, 매니저 at Studio 41st Hostel, responded to this review, July 17, 2013
Hello!! Faldy ^^
This is AJ, a manager of Studio 41st Hostel ^^
Thanks for your beautiful comments about us.
We really appreciate it.

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 ^^

From 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 #30 of 582 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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