Hongdae Pencil Guesthouse & Hostel Reviews
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The hostel is fully equipped. They have all the things I need. There is refrigerator, tv, hairdryer, private bathroom and others that made my stay really wowonderful! The staff is helpful and friendly like Yikang and the owner is kind. I recommend this hostel to other travellers. If I go back to Korea, I would definitely take the same hostel.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 25-30
- (1 review)
Wonderful staff. They were super friendly and helpful when we checked in, including giving us restaurant recommendations, helping us make calls, and providing us with directions. Would go back again for sure! Security is also really good and the location was awesome. 2 minute walk to the metro which took you everywhere easily. The local area around the hostel was also great for shopping, night life and food. We had a double ensuite room, which was small, but cozy. Everything we needed was there.
Nice hostel in excellent location, The Hongdae Pencil is located in the middle of the Hongdae area. Only 2 min walk to cafes and restaurants. 3 min walk to subway. At night students are sitting outside on the grass/park talking, eating and drinking (but very civilized) - nevertheless the hostel itsself is in a quite alley. We really enjoyed our stay at Pencil and especially due to the fantastic location (stayed in a family room which was quite small) definitely recommend this place.
excellent location, good to have cleaning everyday, nice to provide hot and cold water each floor. The daily necessity e.g. toiletry gave me warm feeling.
- Novice Nomad
- Hong Kong
- Female, 31-40
- (1 review)
Great location! Small room, but very clean and organized!
Great hostel in a great location, with a laid back vibe. Don't come here for a party but come for a good restful stay.
The guy working there is really helpful and friendly. He helped with directions and recommendations.
This was the best hostel I've stayed at in Seoul. The location is in a quiet part of the very busy Hongdae very close to the subway. Our room was comfortable and a great size. Everything was very clean and breakfast was great. Definitely stay there! Still,a few critiques: give guests written directions because just going by the map provided, it was a bit confusing to find the exact street. Also, we couldn't get in the front door because we weren't given a code, and no one was at the front desk.
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.
Clean and good location. The bed is clean and comfy. The staff is helpful. Not big hanging out area
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.
Second time staying here...Abby and the Pencil 5 Hostel are wonderful!!
Really nice hostel, the staff were very helpful and the free umbrellas to borrow were a nice touch!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
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.