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Convenient in the middle of Hongdae street”
The bed was perfect but the facilities were not properly managed. Staff was friendly. Overall i still enjoyed the hostel! Value for money
Value for money but not clean enough”
It's near to the main Street of hongdae shopping center, restaurant and cafe. It's 4 minutes away from hongik station gate 3 and 6 minutes away from airport bus stop. The door access is using password, so it's quite safe. But They didn't even provide any shampoo, soap or even some water to drink. The sink pipe was leak, everytime the sink filled with water, the bathroom floor will get wet. And the room was not clean enough, i can see dust on some spot in the room.
A Very Pleasant Stay”
The hostel is about 5 minutes away from the Hongdae University Station which is directly connected with Airport. The hostel can be a bit tricky to look for at the first time. The hostel can only be accessed with security password so it feels safe. The room is very comfortable and there is even a washing mashine inside. The lady boss is very friendly and speaks very good mandarin. Overall this is a very pleasant guesthouse.
Comfortable, very nice staff”
The room is extra clean, and the staffs are really nice. The equipment is quite enough for travelers, which include washing machine and stoves. However, it is a little bit far from the subway station, and the bathroom had the problem of flooding.
Bad feeling from the start”
I got a bad feeling from the people who are running this place. It was about 2:30 p.m. they were having drinks or lunch when arrived. They told the check in was 3:00 and expected to drop my bag and leave. I left. Guess what? When arrived, the bed was not even ready at all. He changed the sheets and folded the comforter and told me he would bring me towel later. (He never brought the towel) They have 2 buildings. Dormitories look miserable in person. The shower rooms have mold smell. There is a toilet outside of the dorm, under the stairs and you need to be careful not to hit your head! They have some "area" which is scattered with non-working or malfunctioning gadgets. There are 2 non-working microwaves and a toaster oven. They advise that they could help you in the cafe part of the business. So, if you want to use a microwave and whenever it might be, you have go outside and walk to the other end of the road where they have a cafe. There is a microwave in the back....smh
Staff is very helpful.
1st time in Seoul”
This is where we stayed first upon arriving to Seoul. Of course, it was a bit difficult finding the place but thanks to a lady who assisted us. And it is not actually far from Hongik Univ station. It has also nearby restaurants so you'll never go hungry. The place was clean and with complete amenities. They fixed the wifi for us and provided us adaptors to charge our phones.
Good services with good staff and location”
We have a great welcome at the first moment when we arrive the hotel, the staff greeting us well and help us to check in earlier so we can directly rest for a while. They also provide computer for us to use during our stay and let us to leave our baggages after we check out. They really provide us a great services and good attitudes ( thanks for every staff serve us and those help us to solve problems). However, we believe that the cleanness of the bed sheet and blanket can be improved.
if you're looking for a place to hang out , lots of cafes, but still get the quiet atmosphere while you need a rest.. This is the place you looking for.. only a 5-minute walk to reach the station hongdae exit 3 .. 1 minute walk to 24 hour convenience store GS25.. Full room facilities , they provide microwave , washing machine even an electric stove ,, keep in mind that the staff is only there from 9 am until 10 pm ,
Good Location, No Stairs, Bathroom always wet”
It's not bad but i really dont like the bathroom. Each time we showered, we wet the entire bathroom including the toilet paper because it was too small and there are not barrier/shower curtain to keep the other area of the bathroom dry. There are no lift, must take stairs and the lights are automated but not fast enough. We often have to climb the stairs in the dark. Theres a kitchen but no proper cooking stuff. Dont know what for, not like i'm going to bring my frying pan with me. You will notice some area in the room can be quite dirty.
Great location, great staff, excellent value”
I was a little reluctant to stay at a Hostel but when you travel on a budget it is necessary to try new things. I am happy we did because we loved the Hostel. Of the six guest houses and hotels we stayed in during our visit to South Korea this one was the best one by far (and we stayed in a 4 star hotel during the trip). It is easy to get to from the airport line, the staff even sent a picture pathway documenting the easiest way to get to the guest house. The size of the room was good for our family of four. The washing machine was great. Location was great easy access to subway station to move everywhere. Close to the main streets where all the shopping stores, Hongik University, and restaurants are located. The room had a private bathroom, AC, lockers, and let us drop off our bags before checkin. All these helped to have a comfortable time in Korea. I liked especially that the place was clean and it seems newly renovated. The people in charge of the Hostel were very nice, helpful, and they speak English. I highly recommend this place. We liked it so much that we changed other reservations to return after we visited Jeju. When we go back we will definitely stay at the Hostel again.
Great stay. ”
Very close to the Seoul Subway (including Airport Express train), very easy to find. Room was very clean. Owners are very helpful - I ended up checking in late due to traffic and they emailed me very precise instructions on how to get in my room. Highly recommend!
Value for money! ”
The hostel is very comfortable. Staffs are very friendly & helpful with fluent english. Room is spacious and enough for us. The heater is on the floor and it makes the room warm. They provide fridge, mini kitchen & washing machine inside the room which are very useful. But the location is not so close to mrt station but still worth it.
A great, friendly hostel with nice staff”
It was great! The staff providing detailed directions, complete with photos. They were kind, welcoming, and included a free breakfast. They also were very kind in allowed to keep our things for the day before we headed to the airport. As well, they all spoke great English, which is hard to come by sometimes in Seoul. I would definitely stay here again-having stayed twice already:)
it was great, the room feels like a mini apartment. everything you need are available eg; bathroom, microwave, kitchen set (stove and sink), refrigerator, hairdryer, tv, personal wifi for each room, a closet for your clothes, and washing machine. a common area is also available for you to mingle with other guests. light breakfast is available in common area. if you lazy to take a drink in common area which is located in 1st floor, you could supply mineral water by buying it at a convinience store near subway or hostel. it's a 4-story building with no elevator, but the staffs are very helpfull to take your luggage to your room even help us to carry it untill subway. what a great assistance for the guest. another great thing is about the location, it's in hongdae and walking distance to subway. will stay at hostel KW again for next trip.
its awesome, as the staff are really friendly”
it was fantastic. the security was really good, as everything regarding the doors are being locked with password. i like that fact that the place is really quiet,though it is a bit remote.. near to hongik uni station yet remote, that's why i would say
overall good stay”
Hostel is in good location and is quiet. Room was clean, staff was helpful. My only real complaint is there was a chlothes washing machine, but not a clothes dryer or a hang rack. I would recommend for a weekend or up to 5 days. If you need to do laundry, probably better choices available. Overall good value for money.
At first time, i was be a bit confused with road to place, but after first time i did remember well. It so easy to found and many ways to go there. Staff was be really friendly, speaking english well (^^''). What else? Hmm...i like bed there, really comfortable and room have too much utility (useful). Everything new and almost clean, it really good point. I like that door have auto lock, i feel safe there. Only one complain i have: i wish there are something more then just soap, at last shampoo and toothpaste be really good option, and some paper tissue, but for the price it not necessary, i guess. Around area there so many cafe and good student shopping places. Well, guess i'll stay there again when will go to Seoul. Когда искала дорогу в первый раз, немного запуталась, но по адресу местные жители быстро показали дорогу. После этого было очень легко находить дорогу. Место находится достаточно близко к станции метро, думаю минуты. Персонал очень дружелюбный и внимательный. Мне очень понравилась кровать, до этого жила в нескольких других местах и там не могла выспаться из-за неудобства матрасов и подушек, здесь же наконец отлично поспала. В "номере" очень много всякой техники, это достаточно удобно. Близко расположено очень много разных маленьких кафешек и студенческое место для шоппинга и туссовок. Единственное что огорчило это минимальный набор косметики: только мыло, хотелось бы еще шампунь и зубную пасту, но думаю за эту цену это простительно. Возможно остановлюсь там снова, когда поеду в следующий раз, мне понравилось.
Bad management and poor coordination”
I'd like to file a complaint against this hostel because we couldn't check in successfully. Although we received the confirmation from the hostel and we also made some queries via email, we only got the idea that we didn't get the room we booked when we checked in. It was not acceptable and they claimed that they have ceased the contract with agoda. I don't care what is the reason behind, they obtained my email address thru agoda and we ended up with finding accommodation in the last minute. That's the most terrible experience I've ever had.
It's near Hongdae station exit 3, a super busy area. There are a lot of foods around. I love breakfast here, basic but nice with bread, fruit salad and drinks.
it is a nice hostel with good location and price. The receptionist has good english. She is quite kind.
Hostel KW Hongdae”
,near railway and friendly staff
Quite good. In the room, there' re many useful electronic items for daily use. However, WiFi is not provided in the room, and it's also not so convenient that if having big luggage with you.
Not clean with strong odor”
They cleaned the room quickly after I arrived, but didn't do a good job. Bathroom has strong sewer oder. It was so strong I had to hold my breath when I used it. I was told there was nothing they can do about it.
Pros: Near Hongik University Station, 5-10 minutes walk. Friendly and helpful staff. He carried 2 of my big luggages to level 5 by stairs and fulfilled my request for additional pillow. Cons: Was given room at level 5 but no elevator. Bedroom light was flickering, the staff just exchanged with the light bulb from the lounge, so it's quite dark at night. There were hairs everywhere on the bed and on the floor. Small bathroom. Washing machine and induction cooker were removed, can't wash clothes (which i intended to since the booking page has washing machine), need to pay KRW 5,000 for laundry service. Room aircond wasn't ready so the room was mostly hot and stuffy if the windows are not opened. One man staff taking care of check-in/out, and served our breakfast at a cafe opposite the hotel.
A bit disappointing”
We stayed here on our last day in Korea. Staffs are friendly but they always leave their post so when you have any questions, you have to wait for them. Location is a bit far from the subway but is near to cafes and shops. Facilities are great and almost everything is automatic and high tech.
small but complete with facilities”
It was small but cozy, complete with fridge, microwave, washing machine, small hood n hob. Staff was very friendly, we reached earlier than check in time, planning to go out and may be back late. He showed us the entry pass code and helped us placed our luggage in the room. There's no lift but didn't feel too bad as our luggage was carried up by the staff n carrying down was less tiring. But the location was a bit hard to find, in a very small lane and about 10mins walk from metro station. It is at the opposite side from the Hongdae Street area.
it's ok for cheap price”
well,it's just ok for this hotel...I found that no staff willing to help me or any customers that much..mostly ,we dont see any staff there so we have no idea who we can ask for more info...it's quite bad service and also There is KW Hong dae Line beside..very confusing for taxi to come to the hotel...I like the place but I hate the stupid 2 storey beds ! they dont even have double bed avilable ! how come?
A stranger could unlock my door! 陌生人開了我的密碼鎖！”
Problem 1) The hostel used digital lock system. One night at 1 am, a stranger pressed the keypad on my door and successfully unlocked it! Luckily, I heard the unlock sound and immediately pulled on the door handle. But my friend and I were so scared, because that stranger could unlock my door again since he knew our password (which was given by the hostel and was very simple, to my horror). Oh my god! We couldn’t leave the door and we couldn’t sleep at all. The next morning, I was told that one of the staff wrongly emailed my room information (including password) to another guest! Problem 2) We were given a phone number to call in case of emergency. We tried to call it twice on that scary night, but, to our disappointment, no one answered our call! The emergency number of the hostel was useless. No one will come and help you once the reception closes at 10 pm. Problem 3) Poor drainage. The bathroom floor became a swimming pool after shower. It took over 15 minutes for the water to go away. The staff told me that the whole building had drainage problem and he helped us to fix it after we complained two times to the reception. I would never go back to this hostel again. I don’t need another frightening experience.
Nice hotel that is close to subway train”
Breakfast is simple and OK. Staff are nice and response to your problems quickly , who can speak English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Malaysian & Korean. They will hold a party with customers from time to time. Above all, value for money.
clean and centrally located”
everything is automatic with , the staff gave very clear direction to hostel. No staff at early morning and late night and emergency contact number didn't work. Hotel is clean and has everything i need for backpacking.
hard to find but ”
hard to find this hostel. KW is hide in some small korean alley. better go with your google map instead of the map provided by hostel. as we all can't read korean words sign. room is nice but once you stay in room there are no cleaning service after all. hot water supply and hot floor will drive you crazy. make sure you learn it properly from the host.
Good Budget Family Hotel”
This is a good, cheap hotel if youare travelling with 1 or 2 kids. Clean quiet and good internet. About 5 minutes walk to MTR. But a little difficult to find as the surrounding streets are not well signed.
no breakfast event in booking mentioned it”
I booked 4 days here, price included breakfast but when cheking with reception they said they did not provide breakfast anymore, noone informed us about that. location is far from subway station
location far from metro station.about 10min. clean room & comfortable ..love it
Easy to find near Hongdae”
Walk from hongik station exit 3 around 5 min.Wifi is very good but no have shampoo and soap in the room.
easy to find the hostel, not so far from the station, room size is standared,I like it.
well equipped place”
it was a steal considering the things available in the room. the most inconvenient part was figuring out where the hostel is located but after the first few times it becomes pretty easy. good stay!
near to the train, the staff is very helpful & friendly. it just one line train for airport transfer & the guesthouse area very peaceful & not pack.
Everything is better than I expected. Not too far from subway. Room with high-tech facilities.
Everything is good”
It's near the subway, restaurant and convenience store.
I"ll choose this next time”
I think this hotel is exactly value for money. I have 5 good night in there.
nice place,nice people”
Good location , good service”
Great budget choice”
Great value, same services as other hostels that are twice the price. Washing machine and kitchenette in room. Only negative was a small and crowded breakfast area
very comfortable stay. ”
Want to visit next time~”
Very good breakfast & comfortable room”
Slightly off the road, so it is calm in the night for tight sleep. Breakfast is superb and more than you can expect in an ordinary backpackers hostels. Warm and tidy room
Good and clean”
Staff there are nice and kind, they can speak English and Chinese. They are also willing to help u.
Old & Unbearable”
Got a spacious room but the facilities were old. There were marks on the walls like it hasn’t been cleaned for a Long time. Really small toilet which has no separate space for shower as it’s shower is attached to the basin’s tap. Had to stand right in front of the basin to shower. There’s a hole on the ceiling above the ceiling lamp which was directly above our bed, and really bad mould stains above the aircon. Bed was really hard. Booked for 3 nights but only stayed the first night as it was unbearable. Was so bad that we had to find another place to stay for the subsequent two nights.
NO ROOM SERVICES.
Seoul Searching (hehehe)”
Comfortable :) For the price, it's very good.
Comfortable and easy access to public transport”
Clean, Cheap, Family room”
It was really nice to have the family room, even though they were only bunk beds, it was nice for us to all be in the same room.
Choice for Family Trip”
This is a good choice for staying with family. Not much facilities, but place were quite and clean. 10 minutes walk-able distance to Hongdae market, not too bad.
It was it was superb!”
It was a great stay, friendly staff and good assistance. The room was clean, and still new. The ceilings are too short but still its really great!
conveniant and cheap”
EXCELENTE RELACION CALIDAD-PRECIO”
La estancia ha sido muy cómoda, el hotel está a 2 minutos de la parada de metro que va directamente al aeropuerto. Las habitaciones están recién reformadas y la limpieza es excelente. El hotel está a 5 minutos de la zona de moda en Seúl lleno de restaurante, tiendas discotecas... Hay que destacar la amabilidad del personal nos ayudaron en todo lo que necesitábamos y nos hicieron la estancia muy agradable.
tres bon guesthouse, bien situe, pres du quartier ”
tres bon guesthouse, situe a 2 minutes du quartier anime, tres propre et personnel tres accueillant, attention note breakfast compris alors que non, sinon super
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キッチンがついてるとの事だったので、それに場所を取られて狭いかな？と思ったけれど、2人でスーツケース広げても余裕がある広さでした！以前泊まったゲストハウスでは2人でスーツケース広げたら歩く場所が無かったのでそこは良かったです！ 駅からも五分くらいで、周りのお店もおしゃれで良かったです！ あとはシャワーはやっぱりここも同じように狭い…あと、私たちの利用した部屋だけ謎にWi-Fi全然使えなかったです。Wi-Fiのパスワードも全部の部屋が同じようだったので、隣の部屋のを利用したら大丈夫でした。 また利用したいと思います！