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HEY Backpackers 2 Hongdae Reviews

30-5 Yangwa-ro 16-gil (Seogyo-dong, 369-42), Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea

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99 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 72%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 77%Staff
  • 75%Atmosphere
  • 73%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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It was a nice place to stay, the manager is very friendly, and it has a very "homey" feel. Mostly young backpackers when I was there. It is nearby to some club, so sometimes at night, loud music can be heard, but as it is in the party district, that would be expected.


We did not stay after all. We cancelled that morning and that was easy to do. Thank you!


Met some lovely people here and the guy who works here (so sorry I forgot his name!!) took a few of us out to a "cheap cheap" Korean BBQ place which was nice! Then a night of soju! I kept extending my stay and although he was close to being booked, he rearranged things so that I could stay a few more nights. Location is great, near Hongik Uni & a strip of shops/bars/restaurants. Make sure you're being charged correctly though, he gets a little "confused". Don't get overcharged.


The owner is quite fun, but u gotta be patient... I think most people there disliked it, i didnt really mind. If u dont expect someone to wipe for u, this is actually quite worth the money


Stayed 2 nights here not a complaint i could think of, has everything you need fully functioning kitchen, comfortable beds BRILLIANT LOCATION would suggest if your looking forwards to rhe night life. the owner is a good laugh ask him about the cheap noodles shop SO GOOD


Good location,price fair.. service so so only...

  • 8th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Overall, the experience was pretty negative. The location is great in hongdae, however it is VERY difficult to find & the sign cant be seen from the main street. I was told to call if i was lost, which I did and still was not given good directions after 3 calls. The room was quite cold and the heat wasnt put on even after asking. Bathroom facilities should be upgraded as well. 1 bathroom for 4-5 rooms of people is not enough. With the other hostels in the area, I would not stay again.

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