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Bong House Reviews

1st floor, 117-2, Myeungryun-3ga, Myeungryun-Dong, Jongro-Gu, Seoul, South Korea

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569 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 76%Cleanliness
  • 72%Facilities

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Great neighborhood, and staff is really friendly

  • 19th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Great friendly place :) ideal for a short stay in Seoul! You won't find any better for their great prices :p and I can't believe the receptionist spoke my mother language (Portuguese) ^^.

  • 3rd Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Portugal
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Would have been better if the directions to the hostel is provided from GIMPO airport.


Not the worst hostel, but our experience was not great. They got our room wrong then asked us to pay more, before realising their mistake, then in the morning they were having a re-modelling of their kitchen so we were woken by loud noises. Also the shower/toilet/sink is in the same 2m X 2m room which the lady called "standard". It was not standard and I would be unlikely to stay there again. The location is very good though


A++; excellent value. I have been to this hostel several times over the years, and have always been very satisfied. I strongly recommend it.


We loved Minji who was very kind and nice to us. Thanks to the friendly people at Bong House, we had a great time:)

  • 28th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Singapore
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Staff were nice an helpful. Place could be cleaner and bathrooms updated


first ever stay in a hostel, absolutely loved it, I took a private room and it was amazing, just a matress on the floor and a window but it really was amazing. Staff were very friendly and the people I met there were outgoing and good fun


I have stayed in many hostels in Seoul in the last 8 months and of all the private quarters I've booked (taken to mean either as single or twin room), this is the one I liked the most. Save for the lack of tv (even the old box type would be fine for me) which is really more of an amenity than a necessity, it was all in all a very pleasant stay. If the guesthouse's single private room were just a little bit more cheap and the opportunity presents itself, I would love to stay here again.


The shower/toilet situation was really not ideal (showering almost on top of the toilet, making everything wet and smelling bad), though that might be the norm in Seoul. Very hard mattresses. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable and helpful, though, and the area around it has a lot of restaurants and bars and interesting things.

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