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Everything at HEY Backpackers was awesome! The atmosphere was excellent and the people I met were all friendly and trustworthy. The owner, Mr. Ko, is great at treating his patrons to local Korean savory and Soju. The rooms were all clean and the common area was perfect for getting to know the other people. I was able to get a very early check in time and was able to stay long after check out until I found additional accommodation before leaving Seoul. Great place. Would definitely go back.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)
An okay place to stay for the night though it is quite small so can feel a little claustrophobic. It is a converted apartment so it feels as if you are staying in somebody's home. I booked for one night with the plan to travel to Busan the next day but as soon as I arrived I was heavily pressured into staying longer and told that I wouldnt be able to travel to busan as it was new year however I had no problems with travelling to Busan.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
We stayed in the six-bed mixed dorm 'suite,' which was absolutely fine. This hostel is so excellently located (right in the heart of the Hongdae area), that, for 13,000 KRW, you could be sleeping in a washing basket or bread bin and still come away feeling content. (As it happens, the beds are, beds!) Usual hostel fare - facilities, cleanliness, 'atmosphere:' ? Go and make your own! - with a lively and friendly owner to boot. A perfect drop-your-bags-off-enjoy-the-nightlife-and-sleep hostel!
I arrived at the HEY Backpackers before the official check-in time, but the owner let me check-in an even put me in a dormroom that was better than the one I had originally booked, since I had a lot of luggage and the other room didnt have as much space. While I am grateful for both theses things, the owners english isn't very good, so it can be kind of difficult to understand him from time to time.
The location of this hostel is really fantastic especially with the cost being so low. The owner was kind enough to upgrade my room, so that was pretty nice! There are small lockers, but the main door is locked and everyone gets a key, so you don't really have to worry too much; I felt very secure. I live in South Korea and love weekend trips to Seoul, so I've stayed at many hostels. I think of good hostels as ones that I would stay in again- would I stay here again? Definitely. -Aaron”
The hostel was located in Hongdae and very easy to find. Great location, easy to access any time of the day or night. Facilities were acceptable: necessities were provided, decent place to stay. I will stay here again.