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Jakarta, Indonesia
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22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I feel a little bit nervous when I booked this guesthouse because I have had a bad experience with my guesthouse in Hong Kong. But for a budget traveler like me, I have no choice. Guesthouse or no holiday. Of course I choose guesthouse Lol… But when I saw my room, I felt so happy because I chose to stay... More 

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Thank whoeveriam
2 reviews
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

I stayed there from march - july 2015 (unfortunately there isnt this option in the tripadvisor form). Hongdae guesthouse is located super near to the subway station, and crossing the street there are many stores, restaurants and street food to try out! The rooms are comfortable, there is the option of a shared room where you can meet people from... More 

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Found this hostel online after researching better ones compared to the hostel I've stayed at before, this Hongdae Guesthhouse is AMAZING. Mary and the entire staff are so nice and the place is super clean and homey. The location is better than anything you can imagine; actually got lost walking further away from Hongdae station exit 1 when the building... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Firstly the hostel location is superb. Right next to the subway exit and it is directly across it would be the main area of hongdae with plenty of food/bars/shops etc. Mary and her team are very polite and really helpful, they were very nice to give us a free upgrade as well and let us keep our baggage with them... More 

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Thank Abel9
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

The location is great! As soon as you walk out of the guesthouse there is easy access to buses and the subway. It is also very close to the restaurants, cafes, shops and nightlife of Hongdae. We had a great room with lots of space and amazing views of Hongdae. The staff are really friendly especially Mary who is very... More 

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Malang, Indonesia
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 25 May 2016

This guesthouse is very clean and cozy, provide breakfast and free wi fi. Her staff is very nice and helpfull. Near MRT, Hongik Univ, it just walk about 5 minutes. The room is very clean and spacious. This Guesthouse provide small kitchen.

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1 Thank Giovanni A
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10 reviews
Reviewed 18 April 2016

It's located in a prime area, the super hip Hongdae area, where all the fun is just across the street! I got off from the Airport Limousine bus at hongdae bus station and it was just 5 minutes walk away, but since it was my very first time ever on a foreign land, I was disoriented a bit and went... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 29 March 2016

The staff here are super friendly and will help you any way they can. I stayed in the double ensuite room with a friend. The room was. In a different building but still super close to the mail office and all the action of Hongdae. The room was spacious and clean. Someone came by everyday to clean and leave bread.... More 

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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016

I stayed in one of the big rooms in this guesthouse, 9 beds in total and the space was great for a big group. We had our own bathroom and kitchenette too. The owner was very nice and spoke English. 2 minute walking distance from Hongik Uni subway station. We all enjoyed our stay!

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Hong Kong
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43 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

I chose this B&B for its excellent location. It is next door to Exit 1 of Hongik University Station. It takes you only 50mins to get between Incheon Airport and Hongdae without changing the line. It is also close to major sightseeing places by metro. Hongdae is a major shopping area, and you are virtually located in restaurants and shops.... More 

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Staying in Hongdae

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Hongdae
Carefree enthusiasm is everywhere in this energetic neighborhood centered on Hongik University, Korea’s top art school. From its assortment of murals to the occasional amateur street performances, creativity and expression make up the wild and beating heart of vibrant Hongdae. At the Free and Hope Market (weekends at the Hongdae Children’s Playground) you'll find one of Seoul’s most popular handmade and creative markets drawing consistent crowds. At Hongdae, there’s never a shortage of things to do and see; food and drink options are nearly endless as are shops and noraebang (karaoke) rooms. Hongdae is also one of Seoul’s top party and club scenes catering to a younger demographic; if a packed club isn’t your scene, you'll also find a range of music venues and bars offering live music in all genres. Although Hongdae has lost much of its unique appeal and undergone rapid commercialization in recent years, be sure to explore Hongdae’s edges in areas such as Sangsu-dong and Yeonnam-dong where Hongdae’s fiercely independent streak still runs freely.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Directly connected to subway station via escalator, and minutes from the cultural heart of Seoul, the location provides one of the most convenient locations to stay in Seoul Korea With close college lifestyle, bustling with students, easily overflowing to an exciting evening life, you'll find the convenience irresistible. Also with very kind staffs. :) Its our pride. ~! Thank you very much. ~ ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hongdae Guesthouse

Address: 159-6 Donggyo-dong Mapo-gu, Seoul 121-816, South Korea
Region: South Korea > Seoul > Hongdae
Price Range: RM143 - RM1,768 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“Choose a room for family. A little bit pricey but worth it.”
 of 5 bubbles whoeveriam, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Great location, nice building”
 of 5 bubbles deerjennyk, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
“dorm rooms allows you to meet other traveler and share information!”
 of 5 bubbles kristiar2016, 17 Apr 2016 | Read review
“The ensuite is perfect if you want privacy.”
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“overlooking in the city :D”
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