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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Additional Terms and Conditions

1. We provide special discounted rate for the group booking of DMZ Tour. (KRW46,000=> KRW41,000 *Min. 3 Only for the morning DMZ tour)
2. Seoul & Hongdae(Hong-ik university area) map, we provide for free.
3. Each room has its own bathroom, refrigerator, washing machine, air-conditioner, hair dryer, free wifi.
4. We have 40 newly built clean rooms, so it is convenient for making the group booking.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Additional Info:

We are always open for Pencil guests.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Hongdae Pencil Guesthouse & Hostel

Book more than 29 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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We love this Hostel!

It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

Hostelworld says

Hong-dae Pencil Guesthouse & Hostel is a quiet, relaxed and secure hostel close to the metro, making it ideal for families and couples. They offer bike rental as well as a wide range of free facilities including laundry, Wi-Fi and hairdryers. Hostelworld guests have told us that 'the private set-up of the rooms makes for a comfortable stay for those wishing to have a little more privacy and freedom on their trips'.

Property Description

Great memories come from the Pencil~!!
Just 1 minute walk from Hong-ik Univ.(Hong-dae) subway and Airport Railroad Train Station Exit No.3 to Pencil Guesthouse in Seoul.

== Hong-dae Pencil guesthouse ==

Homey and friendly atmosphere will get you happy with your stay at Pencil.
You will get along with many backpackers and travelers around the world. Share the information about Korea and Seoul with the other guests.

Pencil's room, it's Modern & Clean, En-suite style. All rooms have 32 inch big screen TV, Fridge, Air-conditioner and high speed wifi is possible. Recommendable rooms for couple, family and friends with their own private room.

-Breakfast included (toast, jam,eggs ,butter, peanut butter with Juice ,tea and coffee, )
-When you check-in, we provide the most specific Hongdae map and Seoul map for free with very kind explanation from the staffs.
* In Hongdae area!!! There are Cafe, Clubbing, BBQ restaurant, Shopping, Street performance areas you can enjoy with this map easily.
-Washing machines, Hair dryers, Wi-Fi (2 Common computers for the guest), Bicycles rental (easy access to Han-River)
-Tour information, K-pop information and updated M/V

Pencil Guesthouse was opened at the end of year 2012 near Hongik University area - which is the hottest spot in Seoul. For a long stay or a short stay, here is the perfect place. Clean and calm but very close to the busy cosmopolitan street.

Cancellation Policy
* If cancelled or modified before 28 days prior arrival date, no fee will be charged.
* If cancelled or modified in between 22 to 28 days prior arrival date, 1st night will be charged.
* If cancelled or modified in between 15 to 21 days prior arrival date, 1st night or 50% of the total balance (which ever higher)
* If cancelled or modified 14 days prior to arrival or in case of no-show, 100 percent of the total balance will be charged.

Only child below 3 years old stays for free on existing bed. For 4 years and above, extra bed should be used and is chargeable.

'Only cash accepted during check in. Strictly no cards and no refund after check in..' View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 10.0

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 10.0

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 8.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    21 Jul 2019
    this was in a great area. i liked that you had codes for everything and the staff was friendly and helpful!!!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    06 Dec 2017
    The girls who worked reception were really friendly and invited me to eat lunch with them. I felt welcomed and they even suggested a few places to explore in Seoul.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    28 Nov 2017
    I always will come here to stay when in Seoul. The location is perfect and I can alwags trust that the hostel will well facilitated and clean.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    10 Jul 2018
    Perfect location, very friendly staff, very safe, very clean, staff speaks English quite well - felt at home there! Would definitely come back. Not a place to meet other people of my age though. Mostly (very friendly) Koreans visiting. Still, if you don't want to meet lots of people, go there!
    Germany, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    10 Mar 2018
    Good location! Great value, friendly staff, very clean and easy to find! Would stay again
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    26 Mar 2018
    Very clean, wonderful staff, but the common room wasn't really a place to meet people. I stayed the night before my fligh: a place to stay if you want to relax in Seoul
    Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    06 Mar 2018
    Very organized, clean and convenient accommodation! I was allowed to store my luggage there even I had checked out.
    Hong Kong, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    07 Feb 2018
    Great stay at a clean, safe, comfortable hostel with very helpful staff. Highly recommend!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    23 Nov 2018
    Great location, good all around information about where you're going when you arrive in Seoul. The Staff is very helpful and nice. Giving them top rating for the most important things: Location, Staff, value for money, Atmosphere. Gave a little less in security because what does that mean, it is no fort knox, but i didn't get anything stolen. Cleanliness is so so, i dont think anyone changed my sheets while i was there for a few days, i have a feeling that it was self service which is fine
    Denmark, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    05 Feb 2018
    Great location close to the metro. The private room I stayed in was very clean and comfortable. The common room has basic kitchen facilities and a breakfast is served daily. The coffee isn’t great, but there are many coffee shops nearby. I would definitely stay here again.
    USA, All Female Group, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games

Hongdae Pencil Guesthouse & Hostel says

I like to think that we treat all of our guests like family members, with informative and friendly travel tips. We even have our own Hongdae map! We share everything here in order to make you feel at home. There's lots of extras such as towels, clean bed sheets, breakfast, free lockers, free laundry, free bicycle rental and even a free South Korea guide book. We even prepare special traditional Korean meals sometimes!
We recommend that people explore the Hongdae area around us, it's a big area for clubs, cafes and BBQs.
I think we're ideally suited for first-time visitors to Seoul, since we've got easy access to the airports. Most of our guests are aged between 20 and 30.