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Rick is a very handsome guy, the room is very clean and warm, we had exchanged the contact and will surely stay here next time. This was really the first time that i find a hostel on my own as it is really really close to the metro station Exit 3 while previously i just took taxi and ask again and again! See u soon rick!
I had a very short but pleasant stay here. The owner is great, both knowledgeable and hospitable. Would definitely consider staying here again if I am in the area!
Great cosy hostel.... Two of us stayed here during a very quiet period and were treated excellently! The hostel is in a great spot, easy to find and not very far away from the bustling Hongik University area where multiple bars restaurants etc can be found.... By far the best thing that this hostel has going for it is how courteous and helpful Rick the manager is. We were only visiting for two nights and on the first night he actually walked us around the area showing us the best bars and food!
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- Male, 25-30
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My stay at the closes hostel was fantastic. They location is just perfect as you can reach it directly from both Seoul airports with the train and the Hongik neighborhood is very cool Rick (the owner and running the hostel) was incredibly helpful during my stay and helped me out with tips and directions. I definitively will stay again in this place every time I'd go back to Seoul
What can I say? Rick is terrific and absolutely lovable! He showed me the Hongik University area and helped me figure out my rushy day-trip in Seoul. The hostel has a perfect location. It is only 45mins away from Incheon Airport by train, and there are numerous nice restaurants and shops close by. Rick has made the hostel very lovely and warm. Good luck to your renovation Rick! Hope to see you again sometime!
I loved this place - maybe my favourite hostel ever. The owner was so helpful and friendly. The surrounding area was really good (food, restaurant and clubs) and the train station was 3 minutes away. Don't even think about it ... just stay here.
I see nothing but ranting reviews for Rick and his good looks. Which I totally agree. On a serious note, Rick is a very good and friendly host. He will try so seriously to help in any ways possible. THAT, I guess is why many hostel people found him so endearing. The location of the hostel is unbeatable. It is literally just a few steps away from Hongik Uni Subway (hence the name Closest!). The beds are wide and firm, which ensure a good night sleep. Overall, the hostel is worth my second visit.
It's a really nice and clean place to stay in Seoul. The Hostel is very close to the Subway and to the Airport Railway. Rick picked me up on my arrival, when I got lost at the Subwaystation. He takes time for the Guest to answer there question and give some ideas what to visit in Seoul and Korea. You get easy in contact with other travellers. For sure I would stay here again! Thank you Rick for the great time.
Friendly and great advices everything concerning
The owner had sent me an email saying that the place was full even though I had already booked a room but I never got it because I was travelling all day. In spite of this, he waited until I showed up, 10:00 pm, explained everything to me, personally paid me back the deposit I paid through hostelworld, then, in the rain, walked me over to two other hostels nearby so I could get a room for the night. Such a nice guy. I would stay there next time because of the owner's awesomeness.
Rick is the best hostel owner I've ever met! He is young and handsome, which is beyond my expectation ;p The location is great, so close to the subway, and there is a convenient store near by. The whole area is great for shopping in the night, clubbing, and food of course, even you are travel alone, you still feel safe in the night. And yes the bunk bed is the wildest in my life !Love this area, love this hostel, feel like stay in a friend's house. Thanks Rick, hope to see you again soon :)