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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

You may cancel your reservation up to 48 hours before check in date and time. Deposits paid are not refundable.
Deposits paid are not refundable for No Show.
If you wish to make changes on the arrival dates or shorten the duration of stay, please inform us at least 48 hours before the check in date.

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

Additional Info:

We apply age limits in our guesthouse.We are not able to accept bookings that include people younger than 17 years of age and older than 50 years of age. We keep the right to cancel those bookings that involve guests outside this criteria without a refund of the deposit.

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


Whitetail Backpacker & Hostel

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

We are a couple who have a great enthusiasm for traveling. We’ve been opening our door to guest around the world for the past 7 years. We are friendly, easy going and approachable. Our hostel is cozy and has homey type of vibe. We always ensure the quality of cleanliness of our hostel is well maintained at all times.

Our property is located in a vivid area of university town. It is a short walk to a lot of beautiful local cafes, restaurants, 24-hour convenience stores, bars, party areas and a lot of activity options. On a fine weather day you can sit down in the park to enjoy a lot of performances by the talented buskers. The closest subway station is conveniently located for connecting to the airport and all main tourist spots.

We have great knowledge about everything in this city. If this is your first time to Korea and you have no idea where to stay, to visit, to eat, to shop, maybe we can help you with it. Our service & facilities included WIFI, lockers, towels, toiletries, luggage storage, tea & coffee, laundry, lots of DVDs & Korea cultural books. We can help you to get tickets to shows, traditional plays, DMZ, Ski-tours, flight ticket reservations & etc. All the rooms are equipped with air-conditioner & floor heating system.

Seoul is a fantastic city to explore and experience and Hongdae is the best place to start exploring Seoul from. If you are looking for a quality budget place to stay in Seoul, Whitetail is the right one for you. We look forward to meeting you!

Things to Note:
1. All room fee balance to be paid upon arrival in cash only. We only accept Korean Won.
2. Strictly no smoking anywhere in the entire property.
3. Passport or Valid ID with photo for check-in. Last check in time at 23:00.
4. An extra 20000 Won late check-in fee applied when guest check in after 12 am midnight.
5. An extra late check-out fee applied (per person) when guest leave the room after 11am check-out time.
6. We reserve the right to cancel reservations made by invalid or expired credit cards.
7. We do not accept Korean guest or reservations made by Korean credit cards. We will cancel your reservation without any further notice. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.2

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 8.7

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 8.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    11 Jul 2019
    This hostel was amazing. Not far away from the heart of Hongdae and close to the very nice small park where a lot people gather at night and chill. Location is amazing. Key locks on the gate and main door with plenty cameras inside the hostel. The host cleans the rooms everyday so everything is always super tidy! The host is also a super helpful and fast responding person and he made our stay super easy and hassle free. Hostel atmosphere is very home like which we thought was super good as well!
    Poland, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    02 Jun 2019
    The host is really nice and the hostel has a really good vibe. The place is conveniently located so that I was able to get anywhere quickly and easily. Somehow, all the guests were really nice. So I was gonna stay there only one night, but I ended up staying there almost a week. What I liked about it the most was cleanness. It couldn't have been more clean. Plus they had everything I needed, such as a dryer, shampoo, towel, toothpaste, things like that. I highly recommend the hostel :)
    South Korea, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    28 May 2019
    Amazing stay! They hit all the boxes for a great hostel: unbeatable location, friendly guests and helpful staff, free breakfast, and one of the cleanest hostels I have stayed in! Superb.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    04 May 2019
    Jin was an amazing host and very responsive. The hostel itself was very clean and comfortable. Simple breakfast options. Cozy beds. I’d definitely stay there again
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    27 Apr 2019
    If you're looking for a nice cheap hostel in Hongdae.. this is your place !! The rooms are a little small but everyone is so nice and it's really cheap and good !
    Morocco, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    19 Apr 2019
    Great small hostel, Jin was very helpful with giving us locals knowledge. The hostel is just what you need: somewhere to stay and a great location to explore Seoul from. Free breakfast is basic but good. Would recommend and stay here again in a heartbeat.
    England, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 9.4


    26 Apr 2019
    This was the third time I stayed at Whitetail. They used to have a different location, which was, admittedly, cozier and with a homier feel. The current location is a bit small, especially in the morning for breakfast. But apart from that, I have enjoyed my stay here as I have the other 2 times, everything is clean, the location is great, and when I arrived Jun prepared my room quickly for me so I could check in even though it wasn't check in time yet. I will stay here again when I return!
    Netherlands, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    26 Apr 2019
    This hostel was exactly what I expected. Wonderful staff provided breakfast every morning and kept the hostel clean. Great location close to the Hongik University subway entrance! A university town with lots of food and activity options but a quiet place to stay! Would definitely return!
    Canada, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 8.0


    02 May 2019
    We had a private room. Was very very small, barley enough room for the bunk bed in the room, the others looked much bigger and had side by side beds instead of bunks. So not sure how we ended up with super tiny one. But nice people staying there, and a great location.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    25 Apr 2019
    Small room but amazing location!
    Germany, Couple, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • DVD's
  • PlayStation
  • Wi-Fi