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Hongdae Guesthouse Reviews

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

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446 Total Reviews
  • 93%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 99%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 74%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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This hostel location is so perfect. Its practically on top of subway station and in front of it is the main bus stop. you can get various buses even the airport limo bus from the stop.


I really wanted to like this place but I have mixed feelings. Mary was very helpful when I emailed her. The location is amazing and there were many signs to show me how to get to the hostel check in. There was a kitchen & hairdryer available. I loved that this hostel gives full-size bath towels. Most Korean hostels only have a large hand towel. But the bathroom always smelled mildewy and there was black mold all on the ceiling. I think the vent doesn't work and there are no windows in there.


We had a twin room with the ensuite, and liked our stay. The best part of this guesthouse is definitely the location, it's right by a subway exit and across the street from forever21. The bathroom could've been cleaner, and the heater was a bit tricky - it was either boiling hot or freezing. The room was on the smaller size and we could've hoped for a fridge, but loved the fact that there was a water dispenser in the room.


Great location. Spacious dorms. Lovely staff. Not the first time I've been here. Their partner hostel Yellow Submarine is also good and slightly better for socialising with other travellers (outside of your dorm), but not quite as convenient location to the metro.


Unbeatable location. Big dorm rooms. Great staff. I've stayed in Hongdae Guesthouse a number of times because I like it so much. The sister-guesthouse Yellow Submarine is a little quieter due to the location and more social due to the spaces and cafe.


very pleased with the guesthouse. Booked a room for three but was pleasantly upgraded to a room for 5 on the high floor with a good view. The room is also clean and very comfortable. Mary was very friendly

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


Good service by the owners and staff, rooms can be cleaner.


It's a lot more than one would expect for the price that is paid. The staff are very good.

  • 2nd Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Good location, very clean... very interesting hostel

  • 25th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Indonesia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


I stayed in 8 beds but actually its 9 beds. The best from this guesthouse is the location. The staff was good and much help. The room is clean if your neighbor is clean too. Everything is depend on your neighbor, whether you can sleep or not.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for have coming back and the review ! I could guess you are already in your country. Sometimes like in summer vacation, we have many guests who want to stay together and last min join person too. While you stayed here, there were a bunch of friends team except three guests. Sorry about the noisy. I hope you were here in different time. They are nice friends each other. but noisy to other guests. Really sorry about that. Please come back again ! Mary, the host.


Great place to stay in Hongdae. I love the location! Very convenient. The washroom+toilets are a bit old to me, but stil very fine. I would come back again next time!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for the review! Yes,the room's bathroom you stayed is older than others. So we could change toilet and sink.~ I think its time to renovate the room's bathroom in very soon. Thank you for having stayed with us here ! Thank you again. Mary, the host of Hongdae guesthouse

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