Bong Backpackers
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Bong Backpackers

243-3, Changgyeonggung-ro, Jongno-gu, Jongro, Seoul, South Korea, 110-522
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    Bong Backpackers Reviews

    8.4
    Excellent
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    8.8
    Excellent

    "A soap in the toilets and a little improvement about the cle..."

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    September 13, 2018

    8.7
    Excellent room comfort and quality

    Things you’ll love about Bong Backpackers

    Things you'll love

    • 300 meters to public transportation

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Breakfast [free]

    • Air conditioning

    Exceptional
    Location
    9.0
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    Exceptional location - 1.57 kilometers from city center
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    Nearby
  • Changdeokgung Palace770 m
  • Cheonggyecheon Stream1.98 km
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace1.99 km
  • Myeongdong Shopping Street2.61 km
  • Myeong-dong2.77 km
  • Deoksugung2.81 km
  • N Seoul Tower3.71 km
  • The War Memorial of Korea5.52 km
  • National Museum of Korea6.99 km
  • Lotte World11.88 km
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    4 travelers have booked today.

    Value for money8.7
    Location rating9.0
    Nearest airportGimpo Airport (GMP)
    Distance to airport17.6 km

    Rooms available at Bong Backpackers

    8.7
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    Triple Studio
    Triple Studio
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    • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
    • City view
    • 3 single beds
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    Studio Room
    Studio Room
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • City view
    • 5 single beds
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    Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
    Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
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    • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
    • City view
    • 2 single beds or 1 double b...
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    Quadruple Studio
    Quadruple Studio
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    • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
    • City view
    • 4 single beds
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    6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
    6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
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    • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 bunk bed
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    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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    • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 single bed
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    Triple Room with Shared Bathroom
    Triple Room with Shared Bathroom
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    • Shower
    • Shared bathroom
    • 3 single beds
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    Shared Room with shared bathroom
    Shared Room with shared bathroom
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      Room with Shared Bathroom
      Room with Shared Bathroom
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        What people love about Bong Backpackers

        • 9.6
          Exceptional

          "Good location, nearby the subway, restaurants, shopping"

          SHIEW W.

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          March 16, 2016

        • 8.8
          Excellent

          "Near the restaurants, other shops and convinient stores."

          Evelyn

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          October 11, 2018

        • 10.0
          Exceptional

          "Great place to stay away from crowded touristy areas."

          Joan

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          June 14, 2016

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        9.2
        Exceptional

        "Very good location and comfortable to stay"

        Tran

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        October 23, 2018

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        What they offer

        8.8
        Excellent

        "The place is in a great location and easy to find."

        Evelyn

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        October 11, 2018

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        Reviews of Bong Backpackers from real guests

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        Agoda Reviews (189)Booking.com Reviews (361)
        8.4
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        10
        Cleanliness7.8
        Facilities7.8
        Location9.0
        Room comfort and quality8.7
        Service8.6
        Value for money8.7
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        8.8
        Excellent
        Reymart from Philippines
        Couple
        Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
        Stayed 1 night in April 2019

        Good for sleepcaytion :)”

        We arrived later in the morning in short (late check in) no FO at that time but there is note on the door telling your room.number and where is key.. :) breakfast is bread and coffee All in all good value of money

        Reviewed April 14, 2019
        5.2
        Mihyang from South Korea
        Solo traveler
        Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
        Stayed 1 night in January 2019

        Not so good”

        The price was reasonable, but I felt a little stuffy because I had a room underground, and I felt sorry for the dark interior. Most of all, I felt sorry for the Korean man because he was a little blunt. It was also inconvenient to have the bathroom back up to the first floor. But the location was really good. It was close to Daehangno and it wasn't hard to get to Hyehwa Station. Oh, the atmosphere wasn't very good because I piled up supplies at the entrance. I don't want to recommend it in general.

        Reviewed April 27, 2019
        7.6
        Very good
        Darwin from Philippines
        Solo traveler
        6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
        Stayed 3 nights in April 2019

        A good stay”

        Mr. Bong let me check-in very early and the staff name Mimi is good to talk with. She’s kind and helpful for all my needs. Thank you for the stay, I had a good sleep in 6 bed shared room, shared bathroom.

        Reviewed April 27, 2019
        6.0
        Nadav from Israel
        Solo traveler
        6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
        Stayed 4 nights in April 2019

        Above average”

        Fine place. Not enough clean . To small breakfast. But enough to put your had in thr end of the day.

        Reviewed May 04, 2019
        8.8
        Excellent
        Arlene from Philippines
        Solo traveler
        Stayed 4 nights in April 2017

        Central Location”

        This was my second time at Bong Backpackers. The location is good but I find that their cleanliness level somehow diminished. I arrived with a bunch of garbage in the front yard. Also, they told me to transfer to a 6-bed mixed dorm from a 4-bed female dorm on the last night because they overbooked. I didn't mind because I will leave anyway and they returned the difference to my booking (a little amount) but this should not have happened in the first place. The reason why I'll go back here again in my next visit is because it's in a central location and because the young Filipina who worked there (sorry dear, I forgot your name) rocked.

        Reviewed June 26, 2017
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Joan from Singapore
        Couple
        Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
        Stayed 6 nights in May 2016

        Location, Friendly Staff, Clean”

        Great place to stay away from crowded touristy areas. This area is near Universities, so great cafe and cheap food options, lively pubs at night and barely 5 minutes walk to the subway which is a direct line (3 stops if my memory serves me well) to Myeong-dong - really convenient. We stayed in a private twin room, comes with a safe and hair dryer. Staff is friendly and helpful and speaks english fluently.

        Reviewed June 14, 2016
        6.0
        David from Canada
        Solo traveler
        6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
        Stayed 2 nights in February 2018

        You get what you pay for”

        Pros: great location, comfy well heated rooms, warm showers and affordable. Cons: staff do not interact with travellers, no atmosphere, no security to speak of - after the front desk closes at night the front door still remains open and the dormitory is kept unlocked at all times with only 2 lockers for 6 beds, one single toilet that is only cleaned once daily for the entire place - makes zero sense considering the number of beds in the hostel. I have travelled all over Asia for the past 7 months and this is one of the few places I would not stay at again, unless I was really running out of money.

        Reviewed February 04, 2018
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Edali from South Korea
        Solo traveler
        Stayed 5 nights in December 2016

        Very good.”

        I stayed here many times (every time I went to Seoul actually), and it's pretty good. It's in a university area so there are many restaurants around the area and convenient stores. Subway station is a short walk from the hostel and right in front of the hostel is A bus stop in which also you find the buses to the airport. Maria is so nice and the beds and rooms are comfy.

        Reviewed January 18, 2017
        9.2
        Exceptional
        Chiaw from Malaysia
        Solo traveler
        6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
        Stayed 2 nights in January 2016

        Clean, New, Good location”

        I stayed here for 2 nights during winter season. Everything is new, bed, mattress, deposit box etc. quiet place. Staff here can speak English. Super great location near to bus station, Cineplex, fast food, subway station. Great value for its price.

        Reviewed September 10, 2016
        9.0
        Exceptional
        LAI from Hong Kong
        Solo traveler
        Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
        Stayed 3 nights in March 2015

        comfort backpacker”

        bedroom, shower place, location

        My friend and I are happy to stay at the Bong backpackers. The location is good, we walked to Dongdaimum about 20mins and to Hyewa station about 5mins. Restaurant closed to the backpacker. The only thing to concern is the toilet(only one)..but they also allowed to use staff’s toilet. So there will be 2toilets only

        Reviewed April 03, 2015
        10.0
        Exceptional
        JaeHyeon from South Korea
        Solo traveler
        6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
        Stayed 1 night in March 2018

        Proper efficiency for back-packer”

        Many places to playing, clean bed and kind staff. It's really good for backpackers but who want to looking for high facilities like hotel or room with bathroom, it will be inconvenient.

        Reviewed March 12, 2018
        8.3
        Excellent
        Hendi from Indonesia
        Family with young children
        Triple Studio
        Stayed 5 nights in February 2016

        Great Hotel”

        Location, room, staf
        Reviewed February 15, 2016
        9.3
        Exceptional
        Kim from Vietnam
        Solo traveler
        6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
        Stayed 3 nights in December 2015

        very good”

        clean, friendly, cheapest
        Reviewed December 15, 2015
        9.7
        Exceptional
        Arlene from Philippines
        Solo traveler
        Stayed 5 nights in June 2015

        central location, great staff”

        friendly and helpful staff (Yong and Angelica), central location, value for money

        Our stay at the Bong Backpackers was great. Yong and Angelica were very accommodating and helpful.

        Reviewed June 23, 2015
        10.0
        Exceptional
        sang from South Korea
        Solo traveler
        6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
        Stayed 1 night in May 2015

        excellent”

        comfortable, clean, good

        Excellent

        Reviewed May 16, 2015
        9.2
        Exceptional
        Tran from Vietnam
        Group
        Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
        Stayed 3 nights in October 2018

        Exceptional”

        Very good location and comfortable to stay

        Reviewed October 23, 2018
        8.8
        Excellent
        Evelyn from Philippines
        Family with young children
        Studio Room
        Stayed 6 nights in October 2018

        Excellent”

        The place is in a great location and easy to find. It is near the bus stop a few mins walk from the subway. Near the restaurants, other shops and convinient stores.

        Reviewed October 11, 2018
        8.8
        Excellent
        emy from France
        Solo traveler
        6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
        Stayed 19 nights in August 2018

        Like Home! ”

        I stayed there for a month. I felt really confortable and I felt like at home there! A soap in the toilets and a little improvement about the cleaning and it will be the perfect place to stay!

        Reviewed September 13, 2018
        7.2
        Very good
        Hanah from Singapore
        Solo traveler
        Stayed 5 nights in April 2018

        Very good”

        The only good thing about this place is the location. other than that, the guests that stays there either gonna keep you up at night from snoring or switching on the lights. 1 cubicle for toilet and 2 shower cubicles.

        Reviewed May 24, 2018
        6.4
        Good
        Angel from Indonesia
        Solo traveler
        6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
        Stayed 1 night in January 2017

        Value for money”

        Location: very easy to find. staff provided the map so you can easily navigate the hostel. located in the sungkyungkwan university area. streets lined up with various restaurants, CGV cinema and shops. Transportation: near a bus stop. 1 minute walk from airport shuttle bus. 5-7 mins walk from Hyehwa station. Bedroom: booked the dormitory. the bed was not that clean, many hairs on the floor. bed was not that comfortable. the other occupant there turned the light off at 10 pm. so be careful not to make noises at night. apparently some occupants live kind-of-permanently there. but they were friendly. Facility: laundry (with staff help) and small kitchen with fridge. they let me used their vacuum cleaner for my luggage. Bathroom: toilet and shower room were separated. toilet was pretty clean, but not the shower room. they don't provide basic toiletries (no soap and shampoo) but i got a towel. Staff: not the chit chat type. the staff ready to help when you need them. they replied your mail very fast. Breakfast: toast and jam. coffee too. pretty basic.

        Reviewed January 30, 2017
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