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Perth
Reviewed 2 June 2014

I quite enjoyed my stay here. The location is not fantastic, as it's on the other side of Hongdae, away from the restaurants/bars/shops, but it's only 10mins walk. And it's quieter here too, which is a plus! The staff are friendly and helpful. Rooms are very clean, though beds not 100% comfortable - I think it just takes a bit...

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Taipei, Taiwan
Reviewed 19 May 2014

I stayed with Kimchee hostel for 4 nights during my solo journey in Seoul. The dorm is clean with lockers and bathroom inside. On 4th floor there are two more bathrooms in case the one in your room is occupied. Price very friendly. Korean, English and Chinese speaking staff. Located near Hongdae Uni. and Metro Hongdae exit No.2 within 5...

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
Reviewed 22 April 2014

My first time in Seoul and I wasn't really sure about this hostel but it was cheap and near a train stop so I gambled. Good gamble because I really enjoyed my stay in this hostel. This is one of the cheapest hostels I saw during my research and I really just needed a place where I can store my...

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Jakarta, Indonesia
Reviewed 10 March 2014

We stayed here for 5 nights in private room (3 people). Shared bathroom & toilet are clean, bed room is clean. Wifi is great. Near to the convenience stores. The hostel is about 10 minutes walking away to Hongik Station which Airport railway and few subway lines stop. Recommended hostel.

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Manila, Philippines
Reviewed 30 January 2014

First time to travel to Seoul with friends. They suggested this place because they have stayed there before. The Good: -Friendly staff. Very accommodating and can speak good English. -Convenience stores are nearby. So if you get hungry you can just grab a Kimbap and some chilsung and you're good to go. :) -Affordable. We stayed at a 6 bed...

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Philippines
Reviewed 9 January 2014

Since we stayed last sept 2012 in Kimchee Guesthouse (hongdae), we went back and stayed again during the last week of Nov 2013 to first week of Dec 2013. ^_^ We were 6 so we occupied the 6-dorm-type room. We have our own CR although the room wasn't regularly cleaned because that time, they only have 1 key for the...

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 25 December 2013

I stay here for 6 nights in private room. The staff in this hostel are very helpful, shared bathroom & toilet are clean, bed room is big and clean. The hostel is not too far from Hongik University Station. Plus the newly completed Airport express (AREX) also stops at Hongik University Station. Along the way from the Hongik station to...

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Chofu, Tokyo, Japan
Reviewed 24 December 2013

This hostel is about 10 min easy walk from Hongik Univ. Station which Airport railway and few subway lines stop. Free towel and breakfast. Bathrooms are always clean and warm. I stayed 3rd floor dorm room and 5th floor dorm room (this one was like cute cozy attic!) both are kept very warm. Staffs are very friendly and helpfull. I...

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Seoul, South Korea
Reviewed 12 December 2013

The toilets were dirty, the staff didn't do anything about it. All the staff did was just lie down on the common room and watchtower own show. Particularly one staff named David..the bight white guy. I asked him to help me order food and he actually told me that he is not in charge of the and only in charge...

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Jakarta, Indonesia
Reviewed 21 November 2013

It's a very nice to had an experience stayed at this place. Very helpful and friendly staff (esp for solo traveler who first time came to Korea), ready to help you at anytime. Clean room. The most important accessible place. 10 mins walk from Hongdae Subway Station, very near to Hongik University, Alot of foods and mini mart arounds. Even...

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Staying in Hongdae

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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: $16 - $62 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Kimchee Hongdae Guesthouse 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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“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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