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Stuttgart, Germany
Reviewed 7 October 2015 via mobile

It wasn't the cleanest place, WE NEED SOAP and I hate the beds! Just try to get a bottom bunk bed... it's not good but better than the upper one. All of the staff is nice and helpful. BUT they have this amazing guy called Gilbert; you'll love him +the cute receptionist Vivienne. It might not be the best place...

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 16 September 2015

Firstly, there's a video instructions on how to get there so you can't get lost! The hostel is quite a walk away from subway station but then because of it, its really quiet at night and it's close to restaurants and 24/7 marts so it's very convenient nevertheless. The staff is wonderful and helpful but I have to admit that...

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Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

For a hostel the living conditions were more than adequate. What really made my stay amazing was the staff there. Special mention to Gilbert who stayed up all night playing movies for us; it wouldn't have been the same without you!!!

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Reviewed 14 August 2015

I stayed at kimchee guesthouse for 11 days and I enjoyed my stay thoroughly. Guesthouse was generally clean and location was very convenient. Staff at kimchee guesthouse hongdae are very friendly too. Gilbert was exceptionally helpful and friendly. Feel free to ask the staff to help make your stay more enjoyable. They are really friendly!

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Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

The atmosphere here is priceless, the staff is very professional. Kimchee Hongdae Guesthouse supplies you with everything you need as a traveler. Come with an open mind and you are guaranteed to make new and exciting friends. They supply towels, soap, and shampoo. It is a short 10 minute walk to the subway station, definitely located in a cool and...

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Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

This was the third time I've stayed at Kimchee Guesthouse. I stayed at another location about two years ago, and at the Hongdae location this past February and over the weekend. The first two times I stayed I never had any problems or complaints. This past time, however, was awful. I don't look for a lot of extras in guesthouses...

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Taipei, Taiwan
Reviewed 16 June 2015

Kimchee Guesthouse Hongdae provided me with a pleasant stay from start to finish. The location of the guesthouse is perfect, situated in the residential area, yet not far from the bars and restaurants. It is a 5 minute walk to the Hongdae University Station (Line 2) and about a 7 minute stroll into area which has plenty of bars and...

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Jakarta, Indonesia
Reviewed 20 May 2015

We stayed for one night then continue for three night after coming back from Busan. well, we do not have any complaint with rooms as it's only for sleep - it's clean enough. price doesn't include breakfast yet you can order in advance. We are not sure, it seems that 4th floor is dorm for people who stay about few...

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Reviewed 19 May 2015 via mobile

Kimchee is a great place if your a backpacker and want to make friends the staff are friendly and will become more like friends, i felt very at home. Great place to stay if you like to party as hongdae is a lively place to drink and go out

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Mackville, Kentucky
Reviewed 13 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.

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Hongdae
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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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: $14 - $80 (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”
 of 5 bubbles , 30 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Choose a room not at Kimchee Guesthouse.”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles Nathersss, 9 Jan 2014 | Read review
“The all-female dorm was good.”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles SyahmiS, 10 May 2013 | Read review
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