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Hongdae Pencil Guesthouse & Hostel Reviews

113-32, donggyo-dong, Mapo Gu, Seoul, South Korea

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93%

Rating
514 Total Reviews
  • 94%Value For Money
  • 95%Security
  • 99%Location
  • 97%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 94%Cleanliness
  • 91%Facilities

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86%

Great location,although had trouble finding the hostel at first, great staff, room was tiny with a tiny bathroom and shower but it's what you'd expect from most hostels. Very close to all the clubs, bars, and restaurants, pretty much walking distance to everything with the subway just 3 minutes away. Located on the other side of an annoying intersection.


94%

Clean and good location. The bed is clean and comfy. The staff is helpful. Not big hanging out area


100%

Very nice and modern hostel in good location. The rooms are clean and the staff kostenlos nice. The Metro station ist only 2 minutes away. I would definitely recommend this hostel to everybody.


100%

Second time staying here...Abby and the Pencil 5 Hostel are wonderful!!


91%

Really nice hostel, the staff were very helpful and the free umbrellas to borrow were a nice touch!


89%

Stayed in a female 4 bed dorm. The beds were very comfortable. Shower and toilet were shared between four and we didn't seem to have any problems. A curtain around the bed would have been nice but slept well. The staff were really great and helped me carry my bags up the stairs. They have eggs and toast and cereal for breakfast which was great. In a great location. Just a quick walk to the fun bits of Hongdae and the hostel is set back from the main strip so it's not noisy. Would stay again.


97%

perfect guesthouse, very clean and close to Hongdae. I met a lot of amazing people here. Couldn't ask for any improvement. No toilet in common area was a bit strange, so I had to go to my room!


91%

This hostel is in the perfect location, literally less than a 2 minute walk from the Hongik University Station exit 3. The room was a bit small for 4 people but served it's purpose well as we were hardly there except for sleeping. The room was also very clean and the beds very comfortable. The staff were friendly and the atmosphere has a really homely vibe. A great place to make new friends if you're travelling alone. I will definitely be staying there again in future.


100%

We stayed 10 nights at this hostel and would definitely stay again. Great location, close to restaurants, shops and subway. Friendly staff and incredibly clean hostel. We stayed in a private room with ensuite and found it to be good value for money in a expensive city.


97%

I had a great experience at pencil guest house. The staff were very friendly and helpful through out my stay. The breakfast was a great way to start the day and I really enjoyed that aspect as it gave you the opportunity to meet fellow travlers.

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


100%

One of my best hostel experiences, the hostel is in a great locatin really near to the subway and in a beautiful street near hongdae. Also the staff really friendly and helpful, the hostel is so nice and lovely, overall a great experience.


86%

Great location in Hongdae. Plenty of places to eat nearby. The hostel was fairly quiet but comfortable, not a party place or anything but I like it that way. The only big downside was the size of the bathroom. Basically, you're taking a shower right next to the toilet, from a showerhead attached to the small sink next to the toilet. Because everyone always showers in there, the toilet was often damp, although the staff cleaned up a lot. They were also very friendly.


100%

Great service and great location. The entire staff was so helpful. The rooms were clean and a nice size


100%

I would HIGHLY recommend Pencil Guesthouse to other travelers - Abby, Pei, and Ken instantly made me feel at home and Abby even stayed late when I did not arrive by 11pm the first night (because of transportation issues..) to let me in. The rooms were clean and include everything you could want, and the breakfast was yummy! The location is great since it is just outside of the madness of Hongdae, but only takes minutes to walk from the hostel to the heart of it all.


91%

This hostel is awesome, it is a bit pricey but you pay for awesomeness! The whole facility is keyless and the floor in your room is heated, what! The staff are awesome and more of than willing to help with any and all things. Your a 3 minute walk from Hongix station exit 2 and there is an amazing meat fondue restaurant and churro spot super close. I literally love this place and will definitely recommend it.


100%

This is a very nice place in a great location!

  • 8th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


74%

This was a lovely place. It has a great location, but it was a little pricy for the room and the services offered. The rooms were nice and it's really quiet. This is great place if you don't like the "typical" hostel. There are some university bars around so you still get background noise, but it's easy to fall asleep early in the dorms at this place. The staff is nice and the breakfast is good.


100%

So impressed with the hardworking staff of Hongdae Pencil Guesthouse! I highly recommend your hostel to those who wants to stay in Hongdae.

  • 28th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Philippines
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


94%

Great, cosy place, in a great location (so easy to get to and from the airport). In room bathrooms, tv, fridge, A/C, hair dryers....what more could you ask for?????


100%

Very helpful and pleasant staff. Location and facilities were great!

  • 23rd Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


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