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Kimchee Hongdae Guesthouse

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Mackville, Kentucky
Reviewed 12 May 2015

I have stayed at the Kimchee Hongdae Guesthouse many times during my stay in Korea. I was absolutely impressed by the excellent service I received and the location was tucked away for minimal distractions. I highly suggest Kimchee for your stay in Korea.

1Thank Sarah C
Budapest, Hungary
Reviewed 18 April 2015

I was traveling to Korea from Europe so the place and culture was really foreign to me. I prepared a lot in advance but still needed help with some things like booking a curise or flight ticket to Jeju island. The staff was really helpfull helping me with everything. They welcomed me as a part of their family and soon...

Thank Gabriella0927
Reviewed 6 April 2015 via mobile

Hey guys Stayed at this place for almost 8 days but couldnt hack it anymore due to loud residents and dirty bathrooms/toilets 1 toilet was blocked with poop and another bathroom had vomit in the sink Had to change to a hotel due to bad conditions, however on the plus side the staff were friendly and will help where possible...

1Thank Antoine P
carter0401, 매니저 at Kimchee Hongdae Guesthouse, responded to this review

Hello Antoine, This is Carter, Manager of Kimchee Hongdae Guesthouse. Foremost, I apologize for your bad experiences during your stay with us. As for the problems with the restrooms, we apologize for that, we will begin to enforce multiple restroom checks throughout the day in the morning, day, and night to prevent this from happening again. As for the noise,...

Reviewed 20 March 2015

I went to Korea this March and stayed about 4 days in Kimchee Hongdae.IT WAS AWESOME!! Carter was SO VERY KIND, HELPFUL, GENTLE, KIND,CARING AND ALL!! I like traveling, so I kinda go in and out many guesthouses but I never meet a staff like him. Which is incredibly kind. Also Jackie which is so humble and I like her...

Thank RatihfromIndonesia
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 5 January 2015

Stayed here while in Seoul and the pictures are definitely not representative of this hostel. Think back to the MySpace days when the chubby emo girl could take a really good angled photo and make you think she's a 10. Then you meet up with her and you wonder what happened. This is Kimchee Guesthouse in a nutshell. First of...

4Thank Dallas S
Reviewed 1 January 2015 via mobile

Lidya was really helpful when we needed help to arrange for our tour to the dmz.She was really nice and made us feel really comfortable and at home.

1Thank mokkkk
Reviewed 18 November 2014

pros- -great location in a really fun neighborhood of seoul. also, hongik univ. metro station in on the airport train line, so convenient for coming to/from the airport (incheon). cons- -really flimsy beds. if you are on the top bunk, it's hard to climb up without feeling like you're going to tip the bed over. also the "ladder" step are...

Thank Sarah H
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Reviewed 21 October 2014

I booked this place for 2 people. It's a comfortable room. The free breakfast is good enough to make us full for the morning. The staff are nice. The toilet is shared and it's also clean. The location is a little bit far from the subway station. But the environment is quite :)

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 20 September 2014

It is bit hidden, my cab driver couldn't find it, I suggest to management to install a sign on main road directing to the guesthouse. Othewise, I don't have much to complain about. My room was really tiny(asian standard, i stayed in other hostels in korea and china, room size is the same). Big positive is kitchen, i missed that...

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Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Reviewed 11 July 2014

Nice hostel, even pretty small. But I enjoyed my stay there even just for 2 nights. I was solo traveller that time, but I feel safe. The staffs were helpful and friendly. Rooms are very clean, but the beds are hard, but no problem. Some people say that hard beds are good for our skeleton, 'aite? The hostel within walking...

1Thank Dama Y

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Staying in Hongdae

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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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  • 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: $15 - $63 (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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