Whitetail Backpacker & Hostel Reviews
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the staff jin and jun are very nice, they helped me to book everything, the breakfast is also very good, the wifi is perfect, best hostel for the money in seoul, is just a little bit difficult to find
This is a very homey hostel. Quiet neighborhood. There was breakfast every morning. It was good for a hostel but nothing too special. Some fruit, toast, and maybe a ham/cheese sandwich. The owners were very helpful and provided us with a lot of information about Seoul. They also booked our DMZ tour for us. They answered any and all questions. The only problem we had were mosquitos. They buzzed all night and made it hard to sleep.
The hosts were really very helpful! Willing to make calls and reserve tours and recommend things to do, and the breakfast was great! Hostel was a little far from the metro stop (about 10-15 min walk), but the metro line (Hongik Univ.) was very convenient for transfers to get around the city. It was a bit frustrating to only have two bathrooms...when two people were showering at the same time, you and to wait quite a while to use the toilet!
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
My brother and I had a great stay at Whitetail! Jin & Jun are friendly, thoughtful hosts who definitely care for the hostel and their guests. We loved the rotating menu of breakfasts that they provide each morning, and got several helpful suggestions on places to visit and eat during our stay. The common areas are small but clean, and the whole place has a friendly vibe. The location is a little far from the subway, but the neighborhood is quiet & residential.
Loved staying here. My only issue was the bathrooms were busy during rush time.
Good location close to subway and airport train, great staff, pleasure to stay.
One of the homiest, most comfortable hostels I've ever stayed at. The owners are extraordinarily nice and attentive to all the needs of a backpacker (significant free breakfasts, free laundry with stays longer than 3 days, free metro card loans, I could go on). At first the walk to the hostel from Hongdae station is confusing, but once you get the hang of it you also realize how lovely the area is and how many cute coffee shops are nearby. Our private double was quiet and clean. Stay here!
Rooms was very clean. Bathroom/shower was always cleaned everyday. Small setting which allows you to get to know other travellers. Jin and Jun are really nice and helpful and more than willing to give advice whenever asked. Breakfast everyday was DELICIOUS!! Highly recommended. We will be back!
This place feels like a home now and after your stay you will probably feel the same way. Jun and Jin are the greatest people on earth, so friendly and helpful. You can get breakfast everyday for free, just leave your laundry and they will handle it for free! It's close to Hongdae and subway in a quite and safe area. If I ever come back I will definitely stay there again. Because Whitetail is magic!
I had to give my stay 100%. Hostel owners were kind and friendly. Breakfast everyday was a big bonus to have for free. The location is convenient as it is only a 10 minute walk away from Hongkik university station-Hongdae.Room was great as I stayed in both the dorm and the single room. single room was comfortable and cosy. just enough space. good atmosphere, good experience and good value for my pounds. would definitely recommend anyone new to seoul or revisiting to book with this hostel. ♥
Great hostel. Jin and Jun are great hosts. Great breakfast, good place to meet people, comfy beds, really clean hostel. Location in nice area , comfortable walking distance to Hongdae area/station. Would stay here again if I visit Seoul.
Great breakfast, near a supermarket and several 24-hr convenience stores.
I booked 3 nights originally, the owners were so great I stayed 7. Stay at this amazing hostel, you will not regret it!!
Whitetail is one of the best hostels I've ever stayed in. Jin and Jun are really friendly and helpful; the other hostel guests were a great bunch of people with which you could connect easily and immediately. It was just like staying at a friends house. Would recommend it in a heartbeat :)
One of the best place to stay in seoul. good location , excellent staff real value for money. very clean . everything you need is there. just a few minuts walk to Handae ,the best nightlife in seoul and hongik university station. one of the best bakpakers I stayed in!! Exelllllent !!!!
Jin&Jun let us feel like we were at home, it was a great experience.
100% to recommend! Location is really near to Seoul Station, all attractions and touristic places are nearby! Staff is really helpful, young and full of energy, always ready to help the guests. Real value for money, one of the best hostels ever!
The hostel is located at the right spot in Seoul, just a short walk from the bars in Hondae. The staff is super helpful, wether it is about giving you directions or making vegetarian food especially for you.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
The hostel is close to the student district but it is not close to the subway station (5-10min by walk). The location is quiet.
Jin & Jun are just amazing!! I'm in love with this hostel, it's just perfect. Breakfast is great (Malay and Korean food!), and the 9:00 am hour is actually an advantage - you will be seeing Seoul at night-time more than you think, even if you're not a young party boy / girl (Seoul is a 24/7 city). The atmosphere in the guesthouse is wonderful, it's like a second home! Jin and Jun go out of their way to help with any little thing that you need. Jin & Jun - I miss you already!!!!!!! :)