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Hongdae Guesthouse Reviews

#302 Paradisetel, 159 -6 Dongkyodong, Seoul, South Korea

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88%

Rating
467 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 100%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 81%Facilities

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66%

I did not like the layout of this hostel. There was only one bathroom for the shared dorm room so I couldn't go to the toilet when someone was showering. There was a kitchen in the room which would have not been good if someone was cooking (noise while sleeping and smells on clothing). There was no common room to meet people so it's just good for sleeping, not really meeting people. The guys working there were a bit weird but the owner was super nice and gave me a hug when I left.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Kala Thank you for having stayed with us. I think we should have met at first day. then I could show you our office can be used for guests and also toilet in our office anytime from 9 a.m.~12 and there are very clean public toilet on 1st floor and 2nd floor. kitchen-only at our office :) I am so sorry about my bad education on our staffs. my apologize. Now I have a new chance to improve our staff knowledge on our guesthouse. thank you very very much. Mary from Hongdae guesthous

71%

the hostel was fine, although there were a lot of dishes, cleaned but still in the drying rack that was a bit unpleasent

  • 20th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Nicole Thank you for having stayed here and your review. ~ Since I read your review, I will check the rack for drying and fix it if there is problem or buy new ones to replace ~ each person's review is very precious to improve our guesthouse !~ Thank you very much :) Best wishes, Mary from Hongdae guesthouse

97%

Hongdae Guesthouse was a great choice it is located very close to everything you may want from Hongdae. I had a great experience.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Nuria Thank you for having stayed here at our guesthouse and your review too ! It cheer me up. ^^ We will keep trying to make a nice place. Thank you very much. Best wishes, Mary

86%

Me and my friends originally booked the 8 person co-ed room but after talking to Mary we decided to move to the 6 person room which was more spacious and had a crazy view! The staff spoke good English and was very helpful. If you are looking for a guesthouse with a good location this is the one to go to. Right outside Exit 1 of Hongik University Station, you can enjoy the nightlife, food, and shopping Hongdae has to offer. Would stay again. Thanks Hongdae Guesthouse~ group from Hawaii

  • 11th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you so much for the review. ! And come back home anytime soon in future.~ ^^ Best wishes, Mary

97%

Easy to locate, right in front of Hongdae and next to subway station. Airport rail also stops here, ~45mins. Mary was friendly & helpful with directions. Water dispenser available in the common room and room. Cheap & good street food stalls pop up in the evening right outside. Take the subway to sinchon (1 stop from Hongsik Uni) and you will find loads of cafes in the area. Would definitely return! My only qualm was the no shoe policy in the room as the floor was slightly dusty and dirty.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for the review ! With your comments, we post " please no shoes inside the room" most of guests , they keep following Korean way, but few ppl don't~ We will tell all of guests " pls not to put any shoes inside the room " - even I do not like that too.~ ^^ Thank you very much~ Best wishes, Mary

89%

I only stayed 1 night and left early in the morning, so I'm not very qualified to comment on much of the hostel. What I can comment on, however, is the staff. The staff member working that night was great. When we asked about good places to eat, he took us to a barbeque restaurant that would've normally been very difficult for non-Korean speakers to eat at. Perhaps he was just also hungry, but it really felt like he was going above & beyond there. He then repeated this when we went out drinking.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you so much for the review~ even though you stayed here only 1 night ~ Yes, he is, Changmin, he is cool guy to hang out with~ Thank you very much. See you again, we hope. Best wishes, Mary

89%

This guesthouse is totally awesome for its location. It really easy to reach this guesthouse since the location is exactly on the exit 1 of hongdae station. The staff is also really friendly to the guest. I took the mixed room one and found out that tge space of the room is really big compare to other. I surely will vome to this guesthouse again for my trip in seoul. :)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for the review and having stayed here too ! We will keep the way you liked it. Thank you very much. Best wishes, Mary

77%

On the first day, we had a problem with toilet. Staff changed the room for us. Then we found out that there was no hair dryer, we requested to staff. They promised to bring it to the room but they didn't. We had to request again on the next day since we came back in the late night. Other services are fine. Staff were helpful.


91%

Mary was very helpful.I stayed here for only one night this time but she offered great help to me. First, she helped me with my phone card. She called CS for me because I couldn't understand Korean. Second, I got a fracture due to slip and fall and she recommended me to a good hospital and let me have a translation in Korean so that I could pass it to the doctor and taxi driver. She also treated the guests pizza and we had a nice chat. Also, the location of the hostel is excellent as always.

  • 31st Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Hong Kong
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


83%

Mary was so cute and really nice to us. When we first arrived, some things were missing in our room but as soon as we told the staff, they brought it to our room and eberything was ok then. The location was also great, with a wonderful view!!


100%

Great place, fantastic location in Hongdae. Professional and clean.


86%

Yes. Great. Location. People were nice as well. I 'll stay here again next time.

  • 4th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Japan
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Always a great stay at hongdae guesthouse and Mary as always is very kind and accommodating. Everything you need for stay in seoul is here. Much much better than being in a hotel. Thanks again Mary!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you so much for positive review ! I never been shy. but now I am shy ! Me and all of our members ( staffs ) will do our best. Really appreciate that you came back and stayed again in Seoul. I wish I could travel Philippine again too~ Thank you a lot . ! ^^ Mary

86%

Lovely place to stay for my first time in S.Korea. Staff are really friendly and helpful. Located right above the subway, so travelling was made easy. One of the staff members took me to a Korean BBQ place. That was awesome (and amazingly tasty) Thanks for all your help! :)

  • 6th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)




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