I'm a "flashpacker" looking for good quality, cleanliness, and a social environment. This place didn't immediately meet my expectations as a full fledged hostel when I walked in. There's no reception desk, no list of tours bring arranged, no obvious full time staff.
I met a decent group who we hung out with at night, but the hostel doesn't seem to have the volume of people around to make many new friends quickly. The place itself has potential; a few changes in setup and staffing could go a long way.
- great immediate location with bars, food, and crazy busy nightlife
- easy access to Seoul's amazing subway system, buses, and airport line
- Dustin is really friendly and accommodating
- reasonably clean (no shoes inside!)
- convenience store downstairs
- setup made me kind of feel like I'm intruding in someone's home
- bunks are flimsy; climbing to a top bunk made me feel like it was going to fall over
- staff members are not around all the time (I had to let new guests once)
I would look at other hostel options in the neighborhood if possible. It's a nice place if you just need to stay somewhere a few nights, but it's not great if you're looking for a full hostel experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- It's like being at home. Free breakfast + coffee all day from a Italian expresso machine. Wifi, laundry, kitchen, hot showers, pc + printer, lockers. The common area is very nice and comfortable with a wide screen 3D TV and DVDs to watch. There is a roof terrace overlooking Hongdae where the owner sometimes hosts free BBQs. Dustin is very welcoming. He goes out of his way to make sure you are happy. The location is incredible, right in the centre of Hongdae. Mixed Dorm, Female Dorm available from 18,000W/night. Private Rooms Available from 30,000W.night. ... more less
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