Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • 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 ???? 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.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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

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  • Perfect Location
  • Brilliant Staff
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Property Description

Located in the hottest area in Hongdae, Hostel Maru is an ideal depature venue of the trip in Seoul. Hongdae is the hottest place for young people. Thousands of restaurants, cafes, fashion stores and clubs are within 1 minute distance. Public transportation is available to everywhere in Seoul.

Hostel Maru is on 6th floor with an elevator and nice view of Hongdae. After check in, guests can enjoy the wide common area. Make yourself at home in one of home featuring shared bathrooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected.

Hostel Maru is not only sleep abut also mingle with other travelers. Be prepare to meet new people.

***Property Policies & Conditions:
1. Check in from 3pm.
If you need to check-in later than 11 pm, please inform us in advance. We will wait or leave a message that indicate where is your room and bed.
*When you book only 1 night and arrive here after 11pm, we charge 10,000 krw for late check-in fee.
2. Check-out is by 1pm on the check out date.
After check-out you can leave your bags until your flight time. Or if you go to other cities in Korea, ask us to keep your bag.
3. Reception is from 9 am till 11pm.
4. Cancellation policy: At least 3-day advance notice before the arrival date is required. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.5

  • Security 8.0

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 7.0

  • Atmosphere 6.5

  • Cleanliness 4.0

  • Facilities 7.0

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    09 Jun 2018
    Great hostel! I stay here almost every time when I go to Seoul. Good atmosphere, comfortable beds with curtains for privacy and nice facilities. Also in a great location! Definitely recommend.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    09 Nov 2017
    Thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Maru. I couldn't have asked for a better location for a hostel. Nice and clean and great value for money
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    01 Jul 2017
    I have no complaints about this hostel aside from the A/C being turned off overnight but otherwise it was all good. My favourite part was that the 16 bed dorm that I stayed in had a no-talking rule. There are signs everywhere in the dorm that say "no talking, if you have to talk - go in the lobby" so people were able to sleep whenever they want. It was also sound-proofed so people could party and be as loud as they want outside of the room but in the dorm it was so quiet and peaceful!
    Canada, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 8.9


    07 Sep 2018
    It's a very laidback place, comfortable with cool travellers. It might be a little dirty, but its nothing to make me not book a bed again! The location is superb.
    Turkey, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    14 Oct 2017
    Hostel Maru was fine for a $15 bed. There was a spot of blood on my friend's sheets, the bathroom floors were somewhat dirty. It looked like everything just needed a good scrub, including the halls and the dorm room floors. But tbh, it's super cheap, really good location if you're trying chill in Hongdae, and no one's really trying to talk to anyone else.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    01 Sep 2018
    Decent place. Could be cleaner. Add a coin laundry system & bidet toilet, it would be perfect. Great bed though, and sound proofed room does it's job since it's pretty noisy outside. Bars & pubs everywhere if you're into that. Overall, pretty good value.
    Malaysia, Male, 31-40
  • 8.0


    13 Sep 2017
    Hostel was in a great location. The staff was almost non-existent, only saw them about twice during my stay. Also, "breakfast included" means a bowl of ramen noodles which is not that much. The living space in general, was not bad. Curtains provide privacy but there was almost limited space to put my belonging when living on the top bunk. Not a very socially space. I rarely interacted with other guests.
    Puerto Rico, Male, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    29 Jun 2017
    The location is good, close to everything and Hongdae shopping street. But a little bit tricky to find, its actually located on a residence building. The staff is not friendly at all, she talks to me everytime with a grumpy face and altitude. Didn't feel like welcoming when I was staying there. A bit messy in the social area and kitchen, more like a home than a hostel. Its okay to stay one night. But if you wanna have a good atmosphere and get to know other people, find somewhere else.
    Hong Kong, Female, 18-24
  • 6.9


    06 Apr 2018
    Staff not there when I arrived ... took a number of messages and calls to find out how to check in , just to recieve a series of WhatsApp messages telling me my room and bed number. A bit later a staff member turned up to get my payment..No one showed me round or explained how things work e.g. breakfast/where facilities were/whether there were lockers etc. Bathroom was extremely dirty. The hostel has a great space it just needs a very good clean! Location is great too. Was ok for 1 night
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 6.3


    07 Sep 2018
    Hostel might be clean, but looks dirty because of the state of the building, floor bathroom etc
    Germany, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fax Service
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • Foosball