Birdsnest Hostel Hongdae
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Birdsnest Hostel Hongdae

561-34 Yeonnam-dong Mapo-gu, Hongdae, Seoul, South Korea, 121-869
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    Birdsnest Hostel Hongdae Reviews

    8.3
    Excellent
    /10
    (415 reviews)See what guests said
    8.8
    Excellent

    "Inside guesthouse is clean the bed and toilet are so clean."

    Ilboudo

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    January 7, 2019

    8.8
    Excellent room comfort and quality
    Recommended by 82% of guests

    Things you’ll love about Birdsnest Hostel Hongdae

    Things you'll love

    • 520 meters to public transportation

    • Located in heart of Seoul

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    Excellent
    Location
    8.2
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    Excellent location
    Popular neighborhood
    Popular
    Nearby
  • Deoksugung4.89 km
  • Myeong-dong5.19 km
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace5.27 km
  • Myeongdong Shopping Street5.59 km
  • The War Memorial of Korea5.59 km
  • Cheonggyecheon Stream5.75 km
  • N Seoul Tower5.98 km
  • Changdeokgung Palace6.51 km
  • National Museum of Korea6.57 km
  • Lotte World16.53 km
  • Value for money8.7
    Location rating8.2
    Nearest airportGimpo Airport (GMP)
    Distance to airport10.6 km

    Rooms available at Birdsnest Hostel Hongdae

    8.8
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Single Room with Shared Bathroom
    Single Room with Shared Bathroom
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 single bed
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    Triple Room - 1 Doube Bed + 1 Single Bed
    Triple Room - 1 Doube Bed + 1 Single Bed
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    • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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    • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 bunk bed
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    6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
    6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Double or Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
    Double or Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
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      Bed in 4-Bed Female Dormitory Room
      Bed in 4-Bed Female Dormitory Room
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        Double or Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
        Double or Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
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          Double or Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
          Double or Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
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            Bed in 4-Bed Female Dormitory Room
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              What people love about Birdsnest Hostel Hongdae

              • 10.0
                Exceptional

                "Kitchen very useful."

                Haripuddin

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                December 8, 2018

              • 8.8
                Excellent

                "All staff is friendly and helpfulI I would recommend this guesthouse to my friends."

                Ilboudo

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                January 7, 2019

              • 8.4
                Excellent

                "The staff are really nice."

                Mary

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                November 8, 2018

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              10.0
              Exceptional

              "Room clean."

              Burimnat

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              June 11, 2018

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              What they offer

              10.0
              Exceptional

              "We stay like family and friends."

              Burimnat

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              June 11, 2018

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              Reviews of Birdsnest Hostel Hongdae from real guests

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              Agoda Reviews (415)Booking.com Reviews (77)
              8.3
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              Cleanliness8.1
              Facilities7.7
              Location8.2
              Room comfort and quality8.8
              Service8.6
              Value for money8.7
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              10.0
              Exceptional
              HyunWoo from South Korea
              Solo traveler
              1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
              Stayed 10 nights in April 2019

              Best hostel ever! ”

              1. Really friendly and nice staffs 2. Clean hostel 3. 5mins from the Hongdae station by walks, 2mins from the Yeontral Park by walks. 4. Serves you free rice and tea 5. Serves you free shampoo and towel. 6. It has many places inside of this hostel to chill out or study something. 7. Cheap price. You MUST choose this hostel if you are traveling Seoul. This place is not only good for the short-term travelers, but also for long-term travelers like me. :)

              Reviewed May 02, 2019
              10.0
              Exceptional
              TING-HSIN from Taiwan
              Solo traveler
              6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
              Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

              Awesome ”

              I had a unforgettable experience

              Reviewed May 05, 2019
              8.4
              Excellent
              Mary from Philippines
              Solo traveler
              1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
              Stayed 7 nights in October 2018

              Simple & Fun”

              Pros: 1. It was quite near the station -- some 15 minutes away from Exit 2. It was a pro for me but might be a problem for some. 2. The staff are really nice. 3. You can cook and store stuff in the fridge. Really feels like home. Could be improved: 1. The blankets aren't thick enough? I picked a bed next to the window, and during the time I was there, the temp hit 2 degrees celsius so I was freezing a bit. 2. The towels are quite tiny. 3. The cleanliness could be improved. 4. The beds are quite squeaky hehe I had a nice stay overall.

              Reviewed November 08, 2018

              Thank you for your review. We will try to improve on the areas that you mentioned. Hope to see you again :)

              Responded November 12, 2018
              Birdsnest Hostel Hongdae
              6.4
              Good
              Janet from Malaysia
              Group
              1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
              Stayed 7 nights in January 2019

              Cheap, but hostel need to give priority to provide a comfortable bed”

              Pros: Reasonable price with 10mins walking distance to Hongik Station. Friendly staff. Easy check in/check out. Cons: The wooden bed frame was really not comfortable as it was not flat, bed has squeaky sound and my friend, who slept at the lower bunk, complained that pieces of bed wood fell onto his face whenever I toss and turn on the upper bunk bed. Hard to sleep well. Had to request additional blanket as the given one was too thin & not able to keep the body warm during winter. Noted that there was a huge luggage in the 2nd floor 8-bed dorm which doesn’t seem to belong to any of the tenant. Hostel staff should make sure that all items in the rooms are cleared whenever tenants checked out and allocate a space for those long term tenants. Otherwise, the room space become congested. Lastly the shower room was not very hygienic as it doesn’t seem to have been scrubbed for long time. Hope staff will look into these matters as I think these are valid complaints even for a 1star hostel.

              Reviewed February 06, 2019

              Thank you dear guest for your honest review we appreciate it alot. We are planning to get new beds and better blankets really soon. We also have fixed the luggage problem by providing a room for luggage keeping only. We (staff) will be doing our best to check everyroom to be cleared. We thank you again and we hope to see you soon.

              Responded February 17, 2019
              Birdsnest Hostel Hongdae
              8.8
              Excellent
              Ilboudo from Japan
              Solo traveler
              1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
              Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

              Très bon emplacement à Hongdae ”

              It's so convenient as close to the Hongik univ station ,The environment is so nice include inside and outside.you can have good sleep cause there is silent. Inside guesthouse is clean the bed and toilet are so clean. all staff is friendly and helpfulI I would recommend this guesthouse to my friends.

              Reviewed January 07, 2019

              Thank you for your review. Glad to know you enjoyed your stay! :)

              Responded January 14, 2019
              Birdsnest Hostel Hongdae
              8.0
              Excellent
              W from Hong Kong
              Solo traveler
              1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
              Stayed 1 night in January 2018

              Nice place besides no hot water”

              The price is quite cheap, location is convenient, not far from the metro station, relatively quiet. Staff are nice and willing to help. The room, bathroom and common area are clean, clear, and comfortable There is kitchen can be used. The room is warm, but the bathroom will be a little cool. But the hot water is really unstable.

              Reviewed January 19, 2018

              Thank you for staying with us! This winter has been very very cold and we had some problems with the water, but we fixed it! I'm sorry that you had experienced it! We hope to see you back soon!

              Responded January 23, 2018
              Birdsnest Hostel Hongdae
              9.2
              Exceptional
              Malinda
              Group
              Triple Room - 1 Doube Bed + 1 Single Bed
              Stayed 7 nights in September 2017

              Excellent!”

              Friendly and helpfull staff, clean room although the shower room a little bit dirty with hair. I stay from Sept, 16-23 in twin room for 3 people and it's super comfy! They provide free rice, tea, and coffee and we can use the shared kitchen whenever we want The location is near from Hongik Station. You can reach there by walking in 10-15 minutes. Will definitely come back!

              Reviewed October 03, 2017

              Thank you very much!!! We'll clean better!

              Responded October 17, 2017
              Birdsnest Hostel Hongdae
              10.0
              Exceptional
              Anthony from South Africa
              Solo traveler
              1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
              Stayed 2 nights in February 2017

              Very clean, not hard to find and very flexible owner. ”

              The owner was very understanding of the pridicament I was in and actually allowed me in at a very late hour. Very clean and the water is hot all the time compared to many guest houses I've been to in Seoul. The kitchen is very neat and I had an awesome time there. And it's close to Hongdae, a very upmarket and busy district in Seoul.

              Reviewed February 28, 2017

              Thank you so much :)

              Responded June 19, 2017
              Birdsnest Hostel Hongdae
              8.4
              Excellent
              Sri from Indonesia
              Group
              Triple Room - 1 Doube Bed + 1 Single Bed
              Stayed 4 nights in October 2016

              Homey Hostel that i ever met”

              Every I remember about Seoul, I remember about this place. We stay 6 days here and its very memorable. I cook breakfast every morning to my sisters. And we make many friends here to the other guests from the other country. This hostel manage by turkish guy and his friends, they are so friendly and helpful. And they friends, Korean girl and korean guy is so friendly to, we communicate in english. Turkish guy just tell us, in this hostels is no rules, but only respect the other guests, just that. and we stay there 6 days with a happy ending. Hostel 500 meters from hongik university station exit 2. many convenient stores,cafes here, bakery too. even i shop shrimp freeze in the store surround there. but until we go home, we dont have time to eat pasta in the cafe near this hostel :"( because we always go to tourists attraction from morning until night, everyday. Birdnest hostel is unforgetable place.

              Reviewed December 13, 2016

              Really nice to hear that,Thank you so much i hope we can meet again :) ( Turkish Guy an his friends)

              Responded June 19, 2017
              Birdsnest Hostel Hongdae
              9.2
              Exceptional
              Yan from Canada
              Solo traveler
              1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
              Stayed 1 night in July 2016

              A home away from home”

              This hostel was unlike any hostels I have ever stayed in the past as it didn't feel like a hostel in a sense, rather it felt like a home. First of all, the building of the hostel is a two story semi-detached house with small number of guests, two living area on both levels, and a nice fully equipped kitchen, making it feel like truly a home away from home. On top of the intimate feeling the house presented, the international team of staff at this hostel was the most friendly, hospitable, and helpful I have ever encountered, they would go extra miles to help you in anyway they could, which made my staying there feel even more like a home. All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed staying at Birdsnest, and will definitely use it as my home base whenever I am in Seoul. Thanks so much to the lovely staff, Mateya, Eva, and Lisa, for everything you have done for us guests, you are the best staff in the world, period!!!

              Reviewed July 26, 2016

              Thank you for your review, we'll do better. welcome to your second home :) Sharon

              Responded August 14, 2017
              Birdsnest Hostel Hongdae
              10.0
              Exceptional
              boon from Australia
              Solo traveler
              1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
              Stayed 1 night in July 2016

              Amazing hostel”

              This is a great place to stay. It has really friendly and amazing staff that are so helpful and will go out of their way to accommodate you. It's exceptionally clean place, the staff really take pride in the appearance of the place. It has a great quiet location where you can sleep without been woken by loud speakers nearby. Excellent facilities, great spacious kitchen and 2 common areas inside to meet new friends. Overall this place was just perfect for me and great value for money.

              Reviewed July 10, 2016

              Thank you for your review, have good day,hope to see you again Sharon

              Responded August 14, 2017
              Birdsnest Hostel Hongdae
              9.0
              Exceptional
              Denis from Singapore
              Group
              Triple Room - 1 Doube Bed + 1 Single Bed
              Stayed 14 nights in April 2014

              Good and reasonable accomodation ”

              Reasonable distance to entertainment and fnb; Clean and comfortable rooms; Friendly staff

              The accomodation was good and reasonably-priced. Guesthouse was within walking distance from the subway station and entertainment/fnb outlets in hongdae, so stayers should have no problems getting to and around hongdae

              Reviewed June 04, 2014

              Thank you for your review, have good day,hope to see you again Sharon

              Responded August 14, 2017
              Birdsnest Hostel Hongdae
              9.0
              Exceptional
              Denis from Singapore
              Solo traveler
              Single Room with Shared Bathroom
              Stayed 4 nights in November 2013

              Good and reasonable accomodation ”

              Reasonable distance to entertainment and fnb; Clean and comfortable rooms; Friendly staff

              The accomodation was good and reasonably-priced. The guesthouse owner Lee was attentive, even checking on the heating system in the room. Guesthouse was within walking distance from the subway station and entertainment/fnb outlets in hongdae, so stayers should have no problems getting to and around hongdae.

              Reviewed November 26, 2013

              Thank you for your review, have good day,hope to see you again Sharon

              Responded August 14, 2017
              Birdsnest Hostel Hongdae
              9.0
              Exceptional
              Denis from Singapore
              Solo traveler
              Single Room with Shared Bathroom
              Stayed 5 nights in November 2013

              ood and reasonable accomodation ”

              Reasonable distance to entertainment and fnb; Clean and comfortable rooms; Friendly staff

              The accomodation was good and reasonably-priced. The guesthouse owner Lee was attentive, even checking on the heating system in the room. Guesthouse was within walking distance from the subway station and entertainment/fnb outlets in hongdae, so stayers should have no problems getting to and around hongdae.

              Reviewed November 26, 2013

              Thank you for your review, have good day,hope to see you again Sharon

              Responded August 15, 2017
              Birdsnest Hostel Hongdae
              9.0
              Exceptional
              Denis from Singapore
              Solo traveler
              Single Room with Shared Bathroom
              Stayed 2 nights in November 2013

              Good and reasonable accomodation”

              Reasonable distance to entertainment and fnb; Clean and comfortable rooms; Friendly staff

              The accomodation was good and reasonably-priced. The guesthouse owner Lee was attentive, even checking on the heating system in the room. Guesthouse was within walking distance from the subway station and entertainment/fnb outlets in hongdae, so stayers should have no problems getting to and around hongdae.

              Reviewed November 22, 2013

              Thank you for your review, have good day,hope to see you again Sharon

              Responded August 15, 2017
              Birdsnest Hostel Hongdae
              8.3
              Excellent
              Mechelle from Philippines
              Group
              Triple Room - 1 Doube Bed + 1 Single Bed
              Stayed 7 nights in March 2013

              Incredibly Awesome”

              1. Very Accommodating owner and staff 2. Very Clean rooms 3.Near Subway

              My friend recommended this Hostel and since I trust his taste we decided to book Birdnest for our 1 week trip to Seoul. We book the twin room which is on the 2nd floor of the hostel. It's actually bigger than what I expected so I'm happy guest!The 2nd floor has a nice, warm and calm ambiance compared to the first floor so good thing our room is in there. The hostel has super fast internet so you can upload your pics in 1,2,3! The bathrooms are always clean, towels and tissues are always provided. The place is near subway so super easy access to the subway transportation. The owner is very kind and accommodating. We arrived early (8AM) than the check in time (2pm) but he let us leave our luggage and eat breakfast! Our flight back (9pm)was also way out of the check out time (12NN) but again he let us leave our luggage again while we roam around and enjoy our last hours in Seoul. We really appreciate this, Well of course it was really us, that's why I'm writing this review. I'm just curious ~~^^ The area around is very quite and safe. Since the place is located in Hongdae which has superb night life, which me and my friend love so much this is a Major plus. I'm really satisfied with my stay here and will recommend it to my friends. We are planning to go back next year, so you already know where I'll be staying ^_^

              Reviewed March 30, 2013

              Thank you for your review, have good day,hope to see you again Sharon

              Responded August 15, 2017
              Birdsnest Hostel Hongdae
              9.3
              Exceptional
              NG from China
              Group
              Triple Room - 1 Doube Bed + 1 Single Bed
              Stayed 2 nights in March 2013

              Twin bed is very comfortable”

              Clean and the owner is very friendly

              we stayed for 2 nights and the twin room is big enough to open two suitcase.10 mins walk from the subway or airport bus.highly recommend to live on the second floor,because the living room is big and no tv there,it is a quiet place to stay there.the owner is very helpful and keep our suitcase before we go to the airport.simple bread and coffee and make it at home feel!

              Reviewed March 06, 2013

              Thank you for your review, have good day,hope to see you again Sharon

              Responded August 15, 2017
              Birdsnest Hostel Hongdae
              9.7
              Exceptional
              Thi from Vietnam
              Solo traveler
              1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
              Stayed 3 nights in October 2012

              Amazing owner”

              Clean, tidy, convenient hostel

              i love this place because i feel like home here. it maybe not at the center of seoul but only 7 mintues walking to hongik university subway, direct for incheon airport line or to city hall subway. good breakfast with egg, ofcourse you serve by yourself. one more pros: "please dont wash in the bathroom because you have washing machine for free at ground floor". the owner mr.lee is the wonderful guy, friendly and helpful. everything you need, just ask mr.lee. you are in trouble, he suggests for help. he always take care of guests as much as he can do.

              Reviewed October 11, 2012
              9.0
              Exceptional
              Wei from Singapore
              Group
              Stayed 3 nights in May 2012

              Great hospitality!”

              Homely environment, clean and comfortable.

              My friends and I stayed in the family room, it was nicely decorated, we simply loved it! Not only was the hostel clean, the beds and comforter were so comfy in my opinion. Lee's hospitality and generosity left us deep impression. I loved how the living room provide such great space for guests to interact with one another. To end it off, the homely environment that Lee created gave us a good hostel experience in Korea.

              Reviewed May 30, 2012
              7.6
              Very good
              Mary from Philippines
              Group
              Triple Room - 1 Doube Bed + 1 Single Bed
              Stayed 1 night in October 2018

              A nice overnight stay”

              This place is in Hongdae and there are lots of foreign travelers here. The place is near the subway but its kinda far from the other tourists places in Seoul. The staff are accomodating and very nice to talk too, we wish we could stay longer but they are booked for the next days. Will stay here again next time. :)

              Reviewed November 06, 2018

              Thank you for your review. Glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon! :)

              Responded November 07, 2018
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              • Excellent location
              • Deoksugung
              • Hongik University Subway Station is within 0.53 km