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Kimchee Hongdae Guesthouse

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14/05/2017 15/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Daejeon, South Korea
Reviewed 27 September 2016

I didn't really like this hostel. The staff were fine but it didn't feel very clean. There was no air-conditioning in my room even though it was July. The light switch was outside the bathroom so every time someone went to the bathroom, they had to turn on the light and then open the bathroom door flooding the sleeping area...

Thank BoringEnglishTeacher
Reviewed 30 June 2016

I've spent 5nights iP.S Ask Gilbert about his birth place :P n this amazing guesthouse and i enjoyed every minute of it. The staffs there take pride in their work and ensure the cleanliness of the guesthouse. Some of the staff took out their precious time to show us around the area, introducing us to places with good food. David,...

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Reviewed 8 June 2016

8 night of stay, Kimchee Hongdae Guesthouse offered me and friends a great place to rest in a low budget cost. only KRW15000 per night! super fast wi-fi, hot water, friendly staffs especially Carter (thanks for helping us doing a midnight jajangmyeon delivery) and Minnie, towel and warm bedcover. again, for a low budget guesthouse, Kimchee Hongdae Guesthouse will be...

Thank Clara S
Reviewed 28 May 2016

This is a party guesthouse through and through; if that's your thing, great. It's noisy, dirty, and the same price as the MUCH nicer guesthouse across the street. The common area is just a table with some plastic chairs and a smoking room; the staff are nice enough, but don't really pay much attention. I reserved a four-bed dorm, but...

Thank Shannon S
Reviewed 4 May 2016

I've stayed here a few times now and not only is a great value but the facilitates are clean and the (Korean) staff are very helpful, the Western staff not so much. Now with all the boring parts out the way. If you are looking are exploring the world of Hongdae, this is a must for you to stay at....

Thank beautyandthebeard
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

I am in love with this place! Guests and Staff were really helpful. Thanks Jaymie, Allan, Alexandria, Max for the tips. Im now a pro at exploring Korea. I will definitely be back with my friends next time.

Thank Akhbar M
Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

This place is a must to stay at if you want to meet nice people. This place is a really good spot for backpackers and is near to Hongdae Station (5min walk). You have small groceries stores and restaurants and coffee shops in the area. I have really good memories at this guesthouse.

2Thank Sophie T
San Pedro, Philippines
Reviewed 7 February 2016

This place is perfect for young travellers on a budget, especially those who travel in groups. Our group composed of 15 students had a very comfortable and enjoyable stay in this guesthouse. There is a common area where you can have recreational activities and eat light snacks. The rooms are common but given that we are a large group, we...

2Thank Danielle R
Jakarta, Indonesia
Reviewed 3 December 2015

Stayed here back in November 2015 for my first two days in Seoul, located in the hype location Hongdae. The Room is so so. Dont expect anything fancy because this is a Guesthouse, and the amenities is just enough for your daily needs. The good from this place is the neighborhood is quite, perfect for having a good rest. There's...

1Thank haiputu
Reviewed 18 October 2015

I stayed at Kimchee Hongdae Guesthouse for two weeks in August 2015. I have been to the guesthouse before it had been two years from my last stay. The location was in the same place easy to find with the map. Very convenient and close to the subway to get you anywhere you need to go. There is a little...

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Staying in Hongdae

Neighbourhood Profile
Carefree enthusiasm is everywhere in this energetic neighborhood centered on Hongik University, Korea’s top art school. From its assortment of murals to the occasional amateur street performances, creativity and expression make up the wild and beating heart of vibrant Hongdae. At the Free and Hope Market (weekends at the Hongdae Children’s Playground) you'll find one of Seoul’s most popular handmade and creative markets drawing consistent crowds. At Hongdae, there’s never a shortage of things to do and see; food and drink options are nearly endless as are shops and noraebang (karaoke) rooms. Hongdae is also one of Seoul’s top party and club scenes catering to a younger demographic; if a packed club isn’t your scene, you'll also find a range of music venues and bars offering live music in all genres. Although Hongdae has lost much of its unique appeal and undergone rapid commercialization in recent years, be sure to explore Hongdae’s edges in areas such as Sangsu-dong and Yeonnam-dong where Hongdae’s fiercely independent streak still runs freely.
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  • Kitchenette
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Kimchi Hongdae Hostel is a comfortable, safe and friendly budget accommodation in the cozy central entertainment district of Seoul. You can mingle with travelers from all over the world in a quiet, laid-back setting. We are only 5mins away from HongIk University subway station (line 2) and airport bus stop.Extremely informative English-speaking staff offering detailed information on directions, attractions, good shows, some of the Korea's most popular restaurants, cafes, bars, and clubs, all within a few minutes walk.Kimchi Seoul hostel puts you in the heart of everything Seoul has to offer.-Air Conditioning in Every Room!-Ground Heating system-FREE 24-hour WiFi access in the whole building-FREE Internet Access daily at our Internet Stations-FREE usage of Personal Lockers for your valuables-FREE Clean and Fresh Linen and towel-24 hour access to fully equipped Kitchen (stove, toaster, microwave, refrigerator, etc)-Common area with comfy sofas, cable television-Detailed information on directions and advise-Brand New furniture, linens, towels, computers, electronics etc.-Easy Access to famous attractions such as Sinchon, Namdaemun Market, Dongdaemun Shopping malls, Lotte World, Namsan Park, Gyeongbokgung Palace & Changdeokgung Palace, Insa-dong, Myeong-dong. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kimchee Hongdae Guesthouse

Address: 67-6, Yeonnam-ro 1-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul 03991, South Korea
Region: South Korea > Seoul > Hongdae
Price Range: $16 - $85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Kimchee Hongdae Guesthouse 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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“Get the lower floor if you do not want to climb stairs”
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“Choose a room not at Kimchee Guesthouse.”
437dallass, 5 Jan 2015 | Read review
“if you are travelling with friends - choose the room based on how many people are in the group. Like for us - we are 6 so we inquire for the 6-dorm-type room. That way you'll have the CR to you and secure the room whenever you will be going around seoul.”
Nathersss, 9 Jan 2014 | Read review
“The all-female dorm was good.”
JaH571, 18 Aug 2013 | Read review
“Have to bring the direction map with you when you first arrive there otherwise you have to ask around.”
SyahmiS, 10 May 2013 | Read review
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