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Ultari Guest House

106-105 Nogosan-dong Mapo-gu, Shinchon / Hongdae, Seoul, South Korea (Show on map)

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Formerly : Backpackers Korea Hostel

"The staff were very helpful and considerate. We got there..."

  • Oi, Hong Kong
  • October 23, 2014
  • Area: Shinchon / Hongdae
  • Rooms : 12
  • Free Wi-Fi

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Features of Ultari Guest House

airport transfer

BBQ facilities


family room

laundry service

luggage storage

meeting facilities

room service

shared kitchen

smoking area



free Wi-Fi in all rooms

Wi-Fi in public areas

Languages Spoken




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Ultari Guest House, located in Shinchon / Hongdae, Seoul, is a popular choice for travelers. The hotel is not too far from the city center: just 1 km away, and it normally takes about 50 minutes to reach the airport. This modern hotel is in the vicinity of popular city attractions such as Hongik University Street, Ewha Womans University Museum, Four Seasons House.

At Ultari Guest House, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the hotel provides the best in services and amenities. This hotel offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest.

The hotel features 12 beautifully appointed guest rooms, many of which include internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, air conditioning, heating. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Whatever your purpose of visit, Ultari Guest House is an excellent choice for your stay in Seoul.
Ultari Guest House, located in Shinchon / Hongdae, Seoul, is a popular choice for travelers. The hot ... see more
Children and extra beds:
Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 2-11 year(s)
Must use an extra bed

Guests over 11 years old are considered as adults.

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.

When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Check-In From
02:00 PM

Check-Out Until
11:00 AM

Distance from City Center
1 km

Distance to Airport
56 km

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Ming S. Groups Malaysia, May 5, 2015
helpful staff

helpful staff,comfort room,clean
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Nadia R. Solo travelers United States of America, November 16, 2014

Location, privacy, and cleanliness
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Jinwei S. Solo travelers Singapore, November 4, 2014
5min from the train station, but poor facilities

I stayed in a double room for 7 nights. The good: - Located just 5min away from Sinchon train station was a plus but that's pretty much it. - The staff were very amicable and hospitable, so no troubles with making you feel at home. The ok: - The room size was comfortable and big enough for 2 people, compared to some other hostels I've stayed at. - They have SBS Sports which show EPL matches live on weekends. The bad: - In hostel wifi was unstable (tech speak: frequent disconnections and ip refreshes). Sending messages/emails/surfing the web was fine, but streaming videos (from say youtube/dailymotion) were impossible. Don't bother with the extremely slow pc provided in the room. - The showers were unstable. At times, the hot/cold water pressure would drop off at different intervals and I had to re-adjust the tap. On 2 other occasions there was no water from the showers and I had to wait 5minutes for it to come back on. - The room did not really feel clean, eg. there were some faint stains on the pillow casing. In summary while the prices was decent, I felt some basic amenities were lacking from my perspective.
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Oi L. Solo travelers Hong Kong, October 23, 2014
Helpful staff

The staff were very helpful and considerate. We got there earlier than normal check in time but the staff offered us an empty room to rest before our room was ready.
Staff is really nice. The hostel may not be the most comfortable one but had all the basics you need. It's quite close to the subway, just 5-7 minutes walk. But bare in mind there's a slope before you get to the hostel, so if you are carrying a huge luggage or with hand holding baby, it may be a concern. Easy to go to Sinchon shopping street, just get out from another subway exit. Quite easy to get there from the airport, take airport bus route 6002 and find the exit 7, get to the KEB bank and you're almost there. A good choice for young travellers, as there isn't any elevator in the hostel. Generally we enjoyed the service there, will consider going back if we come back to sinchon again. Do not hesitate to contact the hostel staff for more information, they are really nice and helpful!
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Jack C. Couples Malaysia, October 11, 2014
Good location, convenience to every where

Location, Nice staff and clean room
The staff is nice and helpful, surrounding with store and food, close to subway station.
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Kathryn O. Couples United States of America, September 28, 2014
Quiet location!

quiet, clean, location
This is a nice little hotel with a great location and a good price. we would stay there again while in Seoul.
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Bryan M. Families with older children United States of America, September 28, 2014
Great Guesthouse with a Rooftop Hang Out

Clean, Rooftop, Location
Our stay was great. The host were very friendly. Our room was clean and comfortable. The only complaint I would have is that the water from the sink drains directly onto the floor getting your toes wet when you wash hands or brush teeth. Other than that I liked every bit of it.
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Cheuk W. Business travelers Hong Kong, September 21, 2014

Clean, Cheap and great staff
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Wai S. Solo travelers Hong Kong, August 23, 2014
have cockroaches...

cozy beds, good location, not expensive
the location is good and the bed is cozy and big enough, however, the bathroom is disappointing,serious water leakage problem of the sink, also, i have killed two cockroaches in the bathroom and there were many flies in the bathroom... the network connection is bad in my room which located in base floor. staff there speak english which is good. the price is cheap enough but next time i would choose another place to stay
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Chak H. Couples Hong Kong, August 16, 2014
Nice place to stay, if you are single or couple

Rooms are good & clean, staffs are nice, location is good
Couldn't be any better!!
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Customers like this guest house for:
Nearest transport:
  • Sogang University Subway Station (0.2 Km / 3 min walk)
Area recommended for:
  • nightlife
  • restaurants
  • shopping
Distance to airport:
  • Gimpo Airport (11.8 Km)
Customer comments:
  • "Friendly and helpful staff" , "Great location" , "Reasonable price"
Top attractions in the area:
  • Hongik University Street (0.9 Km / 11 min walk)
  • Ewha Woman's University (1.1 Km / 14 min walk)
  • Yongsan Electronic Center (3.1 Km)
  • Lotte Mart (3.1 Km)
Note: Distances are measured as a straight line, calculated from a starting point to a destination point.

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