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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.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

full payment will be charged if cancellation notice is no later than two weeks before arrival date.

Additional Terms and Conditions

no smoking indoor

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


Kimchee Hongdae Guesthouse

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Great Location
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Property Description

Kimchee Hongdae Guesthouse is the leading backpackers guesthouse in Hongdae Area, Seoul. We provide a truly unique backpacker experience which offers you a safe, comfortable and cheap accommodation with great facilities. We offer free internet access, common areas and of course a great party atmosphere where you can meet other like minded people.

Great locations!
Located in Seouls No. 1 Entertainment and Nightlife District, Kimchee Hongdae Guesthouse is within walking distance of restaurants, bars, clubs, and shopping that are open from dusk till dawn EVERY NIGHT!! We are also close to many major tourist attractions such as Gyeongbokgung Palce, GSeoul Namsan Towel, Myeong-dong , Dongdaemun Market etc.

Friendly staff!
Our staff are fun, friendly and enthusiastic about making your stay an experience of a lifetime. If you are looking to meet great people and have a blast, then the Kimchee Hongdae Guesthouse is the place for you!

Facility Info.

Reception/Travel desk

Our reception/travel desk can help you plan every aspect of your trip. From planning free walking tours of the city to booking show tickets and other fabulous attractions, we have you covered. We also sell a variety of must need items such as tooth brushes or travel adaptors.

Reception/Travel desk opens from 7 am to 11pm, 7 days a week.

Free linen and blankets provided

Linen and blankets are free of charge and are provided at reception.

Fully Equipped Kitchen

While we are located within walking distance of many fabulous restaurants and eateries, we also have a fully equipped and self-catering kitchen open 24 hours.

Luggage storage

Checking in early or leaving late, don't worry! We will be happy to take care of and hold your bags so you are free to further explore the city and all that it offers.

Common room

Relax, watch movies and cable TV or mingle and make new friends from all over the world in our spacious common room.

Internet cafe and Wifi

Enjoy free 24hr access to our high speed computers. We also provide free Wifi service.

24 Hour Hot showers

After a long day or sightseeing, exploring or partying enjoy a hot shower anytime of the day.

No Lockout or curfew

Enjoy our surrounding night life as last as you want without fear of being locked out. Each guest is provided with 24 hour access to their rooms or our common areas.

Nightly party events

Enjoy all that Hongdae has to offer! Every night we have nightlife event promoters who will take our guests to some of the trendiest pubs and clubs in the area.

Free Long Distance Call

We have free Skype long distance calling available 24 hours a day.

Laundry facilities

Wash and dry your clothes in our laundry room.

Air Conditioning

All our guest rooms and common rooms are air conditioned.

Personal Lockers

Don't worry about keeping you valuables safe. We provide free personal lockers for all dormitory guests. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 6.2

  • Security 5.6

  • Location 7.2

  • Staff 5.6

  • Atmosphere 5.4

  • Cleanliness 4.8

  • Facilities 5.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    28 Apr 2019
    The hostel is nice and cheap. The team is fun, mathias was a great help. See you soon
    Morocco, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    07 Jul 2019
    The staff is really kind and helpful. Marlo helped me a lot when I was trying to find more information about what to do in Seoul and was very kind to me while I was there.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    10 May 2019
    I met some nice travelers here. The only negative is a very specific situation. I reserved 3 beds, but my 3rd friend never came. Even though this bed was given away the first night, and then there were multiple beds available, the manager told me I have to pay. My friend asked to stay one extra night to alleviate this cost. I refused to pay and he said NO ROOM and hung up on me. So, unprofessional manager, but fun place to stay.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 6.9


    15 Dec 2018
    I have stayed in a lot of hostels in the same area for similar prices. This hostel has all the same amenities as other hostels, but I honestly would recommend going with another place. The rooms and bathrooms are just plain dirty. I don't even think it's the fault of the staff honestly. I think it's just the building being poorly ventilated and an over use of the showers. Anyway, the staff were kind and I'm sure if I were new to Seoul, they would have been very informative. I don't recommend :/
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 5.7


    10 Jul 2019
    The staffs were helpful. I came a bit early to dropped my backpack. They even let me use the shower room. The location was good, only 15 minutes walking to the next subways and 3 minutes to the bus station. Unfortunately my 4 Bed dorm was not very nice, it was smelling really bad and the bed sheet, blanket and towel were dirty and smelly as well. The bathrooms were not very clean and there’s no toilet paper.
    Indonesia, Female, 25-30
  • 5.1


    15 Dec 2018
    The guesthouse felt very cheap and a little sketchy. The beds were noisy and shook with any little thing. The bathroom had one set of shower shoes, so if they were wet, you had to get your socks/feet wet. There was no lock on the door or anywhere safe to store personal items unless you paid for a padlock. Anyone could have come into the room at any time. I also ended up with a weird bite or breakout on each side of my face, possibly from the pillow.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 3.7


    28 Feb 2019
    The rooms and beds are dirty. The sheets smell like they've never been washed. The towel they give you has stains all over it. I don't even want to start with the bathroom. The sink was leaking sonyou had to stand in a puddle of water all the time. There was mold all over the floor and walls... Also there are no locks on the room doors, anyone can just go in and out. I definitely don't recommend this place!
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 3.1


    15 Dec 2018
    This place is terrible and I would recommend no one to go there. There was blood and human fecies on my bed, the staff wouldn't give us a room key and were so rude when we asked for one. They just sat there and ignored us when we had some problems. The floors are dirty, the toilets were covered in grime and mold and there was sick in the sink. Two occasions where there was no toilet paper in any of the bathrooms. Utterly disgusting! Cleanliness, staff and rooms were just awful!!
    England, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 2.6


    02 Jul 2019
    It felt like a homeless shelter. Absolutely filthy (I am very used to roughing it but this was appalling). I didn’t want to touch anything and there were bedbugs. Check in staff was rude but the person I was emailing was nice so maybe I was just unlucky with the person I met. I moved to ys house hostel which is on the same street and same price but 100x nicer.
    Ireland, Female, 18-24
  • 2.0


    28 Jun 2019
    Extremely dirty hostel. The bathroom was unusable. The room had no windows, but don’t let that distract you from the bathrooms. The public one downstairs was fine, but in the six person shares room, was the most disgusting thing I’ve seen in a while.
    USA, Male, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Nightclub
  • Wi-Fi