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Seoul Station Pencil Hostel
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Reviewed April 9, 2014

We really enjoyed our stay here, and if we had found it earlier, we would definitely have stayed for longer. The owners are so friendly and helpful and the room was clean and modern. I wanted to try an ondel room but at age 52 and with rather creaky bones, I think it will be my once only time!
Breakfast was a highlight with home made soup, the owner's mums home made topping for the toast, but also juice, coffee, tea and jam too. It was also good to sit and chat over breakfast with the other guests and the owner.
It is in a nice area with lots of shops and restaurants on the doorstep, as well as the subway station.

Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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SeoulstationPencil, 매니저 at Seoul Station Pencil Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2014

How was your transfer in Helsinki? I wish it was not that tough!
Thanks for staying with us and I'm very glad you enjoyed time in here, Seoul.
But I also feel very sorry on your "Ondol experience". Next time, please let us know your inconvenience. We can provide mattresses so that you can enjoy both ondol and western style at one time!
Wish your travel to Scotland would be perfect, and please be with us again, so that we can show you unrevealed, but amazing spots near here!

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Reviewed April 8, 2014

I spent two nights in this hostel, It feels like being in your own apartment. It is far away from the sensation other hostels give you: the crappy beds, outdated furniture, dirty washrooms, and crammed spaces. It is clean, everything automatised, and most importantly it is located in a mostly Korean area. While many tourists go for te touristy area of incheon they miss the whole point of travelling: mingling with the locals. Pencil hostel gives you that but it is also very well located and close to all attractions. Go there and you won't regret it.

  • Stayed: March 2014
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SeoulstationPencil, 매니저 at Seoul Station Pencil Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2014

Bill, thanks for leaving detailed reviews on us.
You've booked here in male dormitory, but as we are a new hostel, so we let you use a triple room alone.
We are very glad you enjoyed our atmosphere, If you wanted to see what REAL Koreans do, then you could visit traditional market near here.
We feel sorry on what you felt that our services were not perfect, but our staffs are getting better and on your next stay, As you would know, your 2 day stay were too short for the most charming of "SEOUL", especially near this hostel. So please visit us again.

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Reviewed April 5, 2014

We stayed for 8 nights in Seoul Pencil Hostel. The hostel is about 15 mins walking distance from Seoul Station and about 5 mins walking distance from Sookmyeong Women University Subway Station. We usually took cabs from Seoul Station which cost only 3000 won each trip. Simple breakfast will be served from 9-11am. We enjoyed chit-chat with the lady owner and her helper during breakfast. They can suggest many good eateries around that area. Although the double room we stayed is not very spacious, but there is a small kitchenette and washing machine. The pot we used to cook instant noodle was still very new because the brand label still on. I guess that is because the hostel is still new and no one has used it before. Besides that, the room floor is heated to keep the room warm and cozy to sleep at night. We were told that we can see N. Seoul Tower from the rooftop. We would definitely recommend this hostel to everyone!

Room Tip: There is a famous BBQ shop around the area, please ask the owner for more details. Also, the cab fare from Seoul Station to this hostel is only 3000 won.
  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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SeoulstationPencil, 매니저 at Seoul Station Pencil Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2014

Thank you. We were happy to get a good friend.
You guys are the most beautiful couple.
I hope next time you see.
We can be ready to look at Namsan Tower from the roof to eat a barbecue.
Next time when you guys will eat barbecue in the rooftop garden
See you next time

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Reviewed April 4, 2014

Sookmyung Women's University is one stop from Seoul Station and this hostel is a five minute walk from there. The staff is very nice and attentive to your needs. We stayed in a traditional Korean indol room and it was perfect: clean, warm, comfortable, has a kitchen area and a washing machine for clothes! There are also English instructions on the appliances to make it easier if you're not comfortable with Korean. The TV has great movies for winding down and the bathroom even had body wash and shampoo! The area around the hostel is great for food (and for you fellow North Americans, there is a subway right across the street). Also, they offered a nice breakfast in the morning. This was one of the best hostels I've stayed in.

  • Stayed: March 2014
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Thank Brandon G
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SeoulstationPencil, 매니저 at Seoul Station Pencil Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded April 7, 2014

Brandon How are you??
How are your girlfriend??
Next time I hope your girlfriend want to see with.
And always thank you
   Ondol Korea style for you to always keep you going while you wait.
  Thank you for having to tell you Ondol Korea style

- from jin -

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Reviewed March 30, 2014

Excellent people, very comfortable place to stay. Extremely good-value. We stayed in a 4-bed dorm and had a kitchenette, bathroom, and free breakfast for quite a bit less money than it would have cost for fewer amenities in another hostel.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with friends
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SeoulstationPencil, 매니저 at Seoul Station Pencil Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2014

Thank you. Hope to see you again, I hope

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