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You can tell that the people who own and manage BOA care about the experience. Small touches and smiles make it nice. The guests are mostly Korean, as Koreans use hostels / guesthouses like hotels when traveling in-country. So there is zero "hostel" atmosphere . The room was a little small for the price (compared to local standards) and could have used some hangers or something for clothing / luggage. But otherwise things were clean and easy and I appreciated the free laundry. Would stay again.
Staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Breakfast was basic, but good; toast, cereals, coffee, tea, juice. Hostel is in walking distance to Hongdae where you can find endless amount of restaurants, cafes, shops.. I would definitely stay in BoA Guesthouse again if I need a hostel in Seoul.
Boa is located in small quiet alley and not far away from all cafes and restaurant area. Was very clean, nice room! I like in Boa attention to all small details, very friendly staff!
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 25-30
- (1 review)
Good job, keep up the friendliness of the staff! :)
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
It was a wonderful time at BoA guesthouse. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful, the rooms nice and air conditioned (was hit and damp in Seoul those days). Hongdae is a great place to be when you're young and want to have fun at night but the hostel is three streets away from the masses so it's quiet at night. I also felt very safe around the quarter!
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)
This is one of the best hostels I have ever stayed. Good location, perfect facilities, clean, friendly staff, superb common space... in fact, talking about the common lounge, if you own a hostel, you should come to this place and take a look at how they "engage" the backpackers in helping others to discover places to visit, eat, etc. Thumbs up! Miss you, BoA!
I stayed here because of the location. I could go from that station straight to the airport but it was not worth it! The bed although it seemed clean was full of bed bugs! I've traveled everywhere in Asia and this was the first hostel where I got bed bugs. Over 100 bites. I flew back to the US the next day and got a Benadryl shot. Terrible place to stay.
A very good experience. It really feels like a home. Slightly hard to get to using a cab. Easy to walk to.
We enjoyed our stay at Boa Guesthouse in Seoul. At the top of the list were the staff, who couldn't have been more friendly & helpful!! breakfast in the dining room was quite adequate to start the day & there was also plenty of information about the the sights & sounds of Seoul. we would recommend this guesthouse to people who were visiting Seoul in the future.
Very good location and walking distance to bars and clubs in Hongdae. Attentive staff and good facilities.
The receptionists were pleasant and friendly and made this stay a very homely one. The rooms were spacious enough and has plenty of walking space even after opening out luggages. Bread, eggs, juices and milk were provided for guests who needed a quick breakfast. This is a guesthouse that i will definitely visit again if i were to go back to seoul.
What a fantastic place to stay! Everytime I walked in and out the front door the staff would greet me with a smile. The kitchen area is spacious and has everything a self caterer would need. The rooms are however kind of cramped and the ensuite shower in my dorm was just inches from where I slept which was an issue. Otherwise this place was great! Located very near to the subway and the airport express.
Excellent hospitality from the staff and location, we would go back to BoA Guesthouse if we went back to Seoul. Thank you for the stay!
I really enjoyed staying here. It's located very close to Hongdae and Sinchon which are both great places to go out at night. The only things I didn't like were that the bathroom is in the hostel room, so little privacy, and the mattresses are hard as rocks. Other then that I recommend this place. Great staff and atmosphere
Excellent, Clean Guesthouse & Pleasant Stay. BoA Guesthouse is located along the Airport Express Line (its cheaper than taking taxi or airport bus limousine to city) which makes its so easy/ease to travel from Incheon International/Gimpo International Airport. The Airport Express Line also stop-by Seoul Station ( which allows you to travel connecting inter-Cities thru' KTX ). Will definitely chose to stay here again.
A FRIENDLY GUESTHOUSE IN A GREAT AREA OF THE CITY AND VERY HANDY FOR THE METRO AND AIRPORT TRAIN.. THE BOA IS VERY COMFORTABLE, VERY CLEAN AND THE STAFF ARE GREAT, AND SEEM TO BE ABLE TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS. GOOD NIGHTLIFE NEARBY,AS IT IS IN THE STUDENT AREA. THERE ARE MANY GOOD PLACES TO EAT, AND COFFEE SHOPS. IT WAS MY SECOND STAY AT THE BOA, AND I WOULD STAY NO WHERE ELSE IF I VISIT SEOUL AGAIN.
It would be great to have a bathroom mat, Currently there's no bathroom mat, will be comfortable to have something to wipe dry up my foots. quite annoying walking out with slight wet foots.
This guesthouse was absolutely fantastic! It is THE place to stay in Seoul. Close to the Hongik University station, in a good area and with very friendly staff. Thank you so much for making our stay so enjoyable!