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Kimchee Hongdae Guesthouse Reviews

570-16, Yeonnam-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, Seoul, South Korea

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248 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 79%Security
  • 84%Location
  • 82%Staff
  • 74%Atmosphere
  • 69%Cleanliness
  • 73%Facilities

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It was a little bit difficult to find as there are no clear signs outside the entrance but it is in a prime location! Since we checked-out on a Sunday we were allowed to sleep in a little bit and go over check-out time. Very considerate of the owners!

  • 27th Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The staff were really friendly and open-minded. Unfortunately the bathrooms were quite dirty and floated because of missing shower curtains. In addition I could hear everything through those walls, even then the other guests didn't make party.


Lovely hostel. The thing I liked the most was the nice helpful staff. The hostel was clean, bathrooms was done every day. It has a nice atmosphere, it's cheap and is not that far away from Hongdae.


I am definitely going back! thank you for your hospitality. I enjoyed staying at kimchee guesthouse very much.

  • 16th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Peru
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Liked it very much

  • 16th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Belarus
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Had a double room that was quite spacious and had a good air conditioner. Good hostel considering it is very cheap to stay. Very small common area. Toilets smelt and were frequently not too clean.


two words... GIL-BERT Shout out to Gilberto for being a big help and Hella chill. "Dat Guesthouse Doe" surf board


I stayed in the 10 bed mixed dorm and for a hostel it was clean and spacious. The people I met in the hostel were nice and it was very close to Hongdae station. All in all it was a decent hostel It just lacked something special, it definitely felt like I was staying in a hostel and perhaps wasn't as welcoming as some hostels I've stayed in so I wouldn't stay here again.


I felt very uninvited at this hostel. The owner himself was great but very person that lived/worked there just made me feel unwelcome. The hostel itself and the facilities were fine, just the attitude of the staff that needs to be improved,


Always good people there, Carter is the man ! :D might see you again

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