Hongdae Pencil Guesthouse & Hostel Reviews
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Very helpful and pleasant staff. Location and facilities were great!
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 31-40
- (1 review)
Great hostel- good location and friendly staff common area could be better.
Nice hostel in a convenient location within a few minutes walk from the subway and the attractions of Hongdae. The shared dorm room was on the small side but the bed was quite comfortable. Staff were friendly and the free breakfast was nice.
The Pencil Hostel is a really good hostel in Seoul. Security is perfect, as well as the location (2minutes from Hongik Uni Station). Ken (staff´s name) did a lot to help the travelers, especially because he speaks many languages. Rooms are very clean.
Didn't stay long. But the stay was great and Ken at the front desk was very welcoming and helpful.
This hostel has it all. It is close to the subway, night market and eateries. It has spanking clean rooms, generous size breakfast and staff that go beyond their call of duty. This hostel will turn your holiday from a good holiday to a great holiday.
Fantastic trip to be there. Good services, support and suggestion. Easy to go any other places. Thank you very much for Pei, and Ken. They are kindly helping. Just one comment, bed is too soft, overall is great.
Location was very close to the subway. Staff were very helpful. Room was very clean. The only draw backs were late breakfasts which started at 8:30 am and poor instructions on how to operate the security doors particularly for self check in. Breakfast needs to start at 7 am and there needs to be better instructions on how to operate the security doors outside business hours. Other than those two points my stay was very enjoyable.
Pencil Guesthouse was a great decision. It's close to the subway and the directions made it easy to find. The rooms were clean and there were plenty of lockers. Also, one night during my stay I lost my Korean debit card. I rushed back to the hostel and they were able to have it canceled before it could be used for anything. If I stay in Hongdae again I'm staying here.
Close to all delights in hongdae area, clean and quiet. The receptionist speaks perfect English and was very helpful. Would like to stay here again next time!
Perfect stay. I was in an all female 4 bed dorm - the bathroom is attached to the room and came with shampoo, body wash and toothpaste. The beds were comfy and the pillow was very soft. Security is great and the staff makes sure you have all the codes. There is a really good breakfast and the common room is cosy but very well stocked with drinks and snacks and wifi. The staff were so, so kind. I met Pei and she was incredibly welcoming and helpful!
Very awesome, loved the breakfast they gave every morning. Staff are great and very helpful. Almost feels like more of a family hostel than a travelling one. Did make good friends there though.
Location was nice and close to Hongdae, without the bustle and noise of being too close. While the building security was great, there was only one locker available in the 4 person dorm room. Included breakfast was nice. The room was spacious and clean, with the extra hotel-like facilities a nice bonus. The ensuite was convenient, but the lack of separate shower area was a bit annoying. Overall would definitely recommend.
Great location, Great price, friendly staff, would definitely stay here again.
I had a really great time in this hostel, everybody are so kind. So I recommend this hostel !
Great location, very secure, and clean.
Hostel was really clean and tidy, and facilities were really good for the price! Was really surprised to have a toilet in our own room! Staff at the hostel were really friendly too! Accommodation was also really close to the subway exit! Will definitely come back again!
The hostel was a bit hard to find with a little sign that was hidden. The hostel itself is quite nice and is clean.The bathroom double as a shower so the floors were always wet. The breakfast was good to go with a station to make eggs and toast. It is a quite place not much for meeting others as the common area is small. But, if you like a quite hostel its great. It's near line two which can take you to most of the major site areas. The staff were nice and if I had any question the help out.
Great staff, friendly and helpful.