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8.9

Excellent
6.6% this month
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Highly rated by guests – 84% would recommend
Housekeeping15
Breakfast5
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8.9

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Exceptional for walking
Parking
FREE
Walkable places
Ta

70 m

Joker Red

100 m

Headrush

110 m

Queen Liz

110 m

Napkin

120 m

Popular landmarks
Namdaemun Market

5.0 km

The War Memorial of Korea

5.2 km

Myeong-Dong Walking Street

5.6 km

N Seoul Tower

5.9 km

Gyeongbokgung Palace

5.9 km

Closest landmarks
Club FF

80 m

OG Bar

110 m

Club Evans

110 m

Club Saab

130 m

Club Hooper

130 m

Cocoa Guesthouse

"It is worth the money and the location is at the very centre of the nightlife area."

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Cocoa Guesthouse

19-9, Wausan-ro 17-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul, Hongdae, Seoul, South Korea, 04049 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Hongdae part of Seoul, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Gyeongbokgung Palace.

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Hand sanitizer
Sterilizing equipment
Health and Medical
First aid kit
  • 230 meters to public transportation

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Breakfast [free]

  • Air conditioning

  • Ticket services

Value for money9.0
Location rating8.9
Nearest airportGimpo Airport (GMP)
Distance to airport10.8 km

Rooms available at Cocoa Guesthouse

Triple Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 single bed and 1 bunk bed
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Twin Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Quadruple Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 bunk beds
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Single Room
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 single bed
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Double Room with Private Shower
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 double bed
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Bed in 6-Bed Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 bunk beds
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Family Room With Shower
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • City view
  • 3 bunk beds
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Double Room with Shower
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Family Room with Private Shower
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 3 bunk beds
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Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost to stay at Cocoa Guesthouse?

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What time is check-in and check-out at Cocoa Guesthouse?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The hotel also offers 24-hour check-in.

How do I get to Cocoa Guesthouse?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Cocoa Guesthouse has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is free for guests. Self-parking is conveniently available at the hotel. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Seoul with private transportation, the hotel can arrange taxi service.

Is breakfast offered at Cocoa Guesthouse?

Wake up to a great continental breakfast at Cocoa Guesthouse.

What is the smoking policy at Cocoa Guesthouse?

Cocoa Guesthouse does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Cocoa Guesthouse?

The closest train, metro, or bus station is Sangsu Subway Station, 230 m away from Cocoa Guesthouse.

What restaurants are nearby Cocoa Guesthouse?

Cocoa Guesthouse’s neighborhood is Hongdae which includes popular restaurants such as Mac and Pi, Pig's Feet Jungsim and Rodeu House.

What popular shopping places are close to Cocoa Guesthouse?

Located in the Hongdae area, Cocoa Guesthouse is close to great shopping choices like Seum Teraphy, Pulkot Pyunghwa Yonguso and Page.

What are popular attractions near Cocoa Guesthouse?

Cocoa Guesthouse’s location in the Hongdae neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Hongik University Street, Trick Eye Museum and Sangsangmadang.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Cocoa Guesthouse?

Cocoa Guesthouse is located within Hongdae, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Gyeongui line forest.

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What people love about Cocoa Guesthouse

  • 9.2

    Exceptional
    Location

    "It is worth the money and the location is at the very centre of the nightlife area."

    Niall

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    March 27, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "Awesome place to stay~"

    Kim

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    January 23, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Location

    "The room was immaculate and very well priced for the location."

    Nicole

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    March 2, 2021

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Service score
9.4/10
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Value for money score
9/10
Cleanliness score
8.9/10
Better than
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Overall rating:

8.9

Excellent
224 reviews
Cleanliness
8.9
Facilities
8.7
Location
8.9
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More about Cocoa Guesthouse

Cocoa Guesthouse

When you are looking for comfortable and convenient accommodations in Seoul, make Cocoa Guesthouse your home away from home. A stay at Cocoa Guesthouse ensures an easy access to the lively city and all of its wonders. Variety is the spice of life. Cocoa Guesthouse offers an abundance of choices in activities, with its location just 5.9 km from the Gyeongbokgung Palace.
Travelers are guaranteed to have a hassle-free stay with all the amenities and services provided by Cocoa Guesthouse. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. Your explorations of Seoul can be assisted with the taxi services available here. Parking is provided free of charge for guests.
You'll have no problem planning out your days and transportation needs with front desk services including concierge service, express check-in or check-out and luggage storage. The hotel's ticket service and tours can even help you book tickets and reservations for entertainment and explorations. Wear your favorite outfits again and again thanks to the laundromat and laundry service offered at Cocoa Guesthouse. The hotel is entirely non-smoking.
Smoking may only take place in restricted designated areas.
Rooms at Cocoa Guesthouse are designed with the guest in mind. To enhance your stay, some rooms at the hotel come with air conditioning. You may be assured to know that bottled water, instant coffee and instant tea are available in some select rooms. You can stay fresh and clean with a hair dryer, toiletries and towels provided in some of the guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Wake up with no worries at Cocoa Guesthouse, where breakfast is provided free of charge. The hotel even has in-house cooking amenities such as shared kitchen for its most selective guests.
Whether you're looking for an adventure or are just looking for a way to unwind after a hard day, Cocoa Guesthouse has a range of activities that will meet your needs. No need to go anywhere after dinner -- play with friends or family at the shared lounge and TV area.


Around the property

While in Seoul, take some time to venture outside of Cocoa Guesthouse. Your journey through Seoul can be completed with a short shopping stop at Myeong-Dong Walking Street located 5.6 km away. You're sure to want to visit Insadong located 6.2 km away, among the most sought-after photographs for anyone visiting Seoul. Learn about the city's art history with a day at Bukchon Hanok Village located 6.5 km away, where you can see collections by famous artists.


Reasons to stay here

Spend less here on rooms than you would at 96% of other accommodations in the city.
This hotel's facilities score higher than 96% of accommodations in the city.
This hotel's staff and services score higher than 97% of accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8.7

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

8 mentions

Breakfast

5 mentions

Internet

1 mention

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Chinese [Cantonese]
  • Chinese [Mandarin]
  • Japanese
  • Korean

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Ticket services
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hotel room service app
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Sterilizing equipment
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Breakfast [free]
  • Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Concierge
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Elevator
  • Food delivery
  • Heating in public area
  • Invoice provided
  • Laundromat
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Family room

Access

  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Check-in/out [private]
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms
  • Soundproof rooms

Getting around

  • Bicycle parking
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Taxi service

Available in all rooms

  • Air conditioning
  • Closet
  • Clothes rack
  • Complimentary tea
  • Desk
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free bottled water
  • Free instant coffee
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • Laptop workspace
  • Mirror
  • Private entrance
  • Seating area
  • Separate dining area
  • Shared bathroom
  • Slippers
  • Smoke detector
  • Soundproofing
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Wi-Fi [free]
Location
19-9, Wausan-ro 17-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul, Hongdae, Seoul, South Korea, 04049
Excellent
Location

8.9

Airports

  • Gimpo Airport (GMP)
    10.8 km
  • Seoul Incheon International Airport (ICN)
    43.0 km

Public transportation

  • Sangsu Subway Station
    230 m
  • Hongik University Subway Station
    790 m

Hospital or clinic

  • Charm & Charm C&C
    790 m

Shopping

  • Myeong-Dong Walking Street
    5.6 km

Convenience store

  • Buy the way
    70 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    680 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Namdaemun Market
    5.0 km
  • The War Memorial of Korea
    5.2 km
  • Myeong-Dong Walking Street
    5.6 km
  • N Seoul Tower
    5.9 km
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace
    5.9 km
  • National Museum of Korea
    5.9 km
  • Insadong
    6.2 km
  • Bukchon Hanok Village
    6.5 km
  • Changdeokgung Palace Complex
    7.0 km
  • Lotte World
    16.1 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Ta
    70 m
  • Club FF
    80 m
  • Joker Red
    100 m
  • Headrush
    110 m
  • Queen Liz
    110 m
  • OG Bar
    110 m
  • Club Evans
    110 m
  • Napkin
    120 m
  • Club Saab
    130 m
  • Seum Teraphy
    130 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 3-7 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 8 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-in until23:00
  • Check-out from01:00
  • Check-out until11:00
  • Reception open until23:00

Getting around

  • Travel time to airport (minutes)60

The property

  • Number of floors2
  • Number of rooms 14
  • Room voltage220
  • Year property opened2016
  • Most recent renovation2017

Reviews of Cocoa Guesthouse from real guests

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8.9
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Cleanliness8.9
Facilities8.7
Location8.9
Service9.4
Value for money9.0
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8-9 Excellent (20)
7-8 Very Good (15)
6-7 Good (2)
<6 Below Expectation (5)
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9.2
Exceptional
Maria from Philippines
Solo traveler
Stayed 4 nights in December 2018

Exceptional”

I had a wonderful stay at the Cocoa Guesthouse. The staff are very welcoming and they engage in small conversations to make you feel at home :) The guesthouse is very clean especially the bathrooms and shower and there is an enough number for every floor. I went there during winter season the only downside is, it doesn't have centralized heating but they provide a heater for each room and the walls are thin you can hear the conversations of the adjacent rooms. But i can say I had a wonderful stay at the Cocoa Guesthouse. The staff are very welcoming and they engage in small conversations to make you feel at home :) The guesthouse is very clean especially the bathrooms and shower and there is an enough number for every floor. I went there during winter season the only downside is, it doesn't have centralized heating but they provide a heater for each room and the walls are thin you can hear the conversations of the adjacent rooms. It has minor setbacks but I will definitely book here again if i go back to Korea ❤

Reviewed December 13, 2018

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9.6
Exceptional
Tuba from United States
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 1 night in September 2018

Very good value!!”

Location is fantastic if you are young and/or enjoy going out!!! It is in the middle of Hongdae neighborhood, you can find anything within walking distance. It is recently renovated guesthouse. I have been to many guesthouses in Seoul, but this guesthouse is the first one with plenty of good-sized shower rooms. It is great to have plenty of shower rooms. Unlike some guesthouses, they provide shampoo/body soap and conditioner as well. The staff members/owner are very kind and respectful people. They work very hard. I have to mention this is first guesthouse ever in my life that starts offering breakfast at 7:00 a.m. If your plans require you to start your day early, it is fantastic to have the breakfast early. 2 kinds of cereal, bread, toaster, butter, jam, milk, and orange juice provided. I highly recommend this guesthouse. Also, unlike some hostels/guesthouse they also provide free towels which is always very helpful for travelers.

Reviewed September 21, 2018

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9.2
Exceptional
King from Indonesia
Couple
Double Room with Shower
Stayed 2 nights in October 2018

Perfect location, Very kind & helpful staff, Clean room but a bit small for us.”

Overall is great experience to stay at Cocoa guesthouse, unique interior design, very kind & helpful staff. Location is very strategic if you want to use subway or bus. Our experience using bus is very easy, just a few steps to bus station, bus 7011 let you get down to Namdaemun directly. we prefer bus better because it's easy n convenient. Room is clean, but a bit too small (subject opinion), i got double room with shower, but there is no closet. I thought it's already include both closet n shower. but that's not a big deal. The staff is very very helpful & kind. He helps us a lot during our check out time. Our suitcase are very heavy & he helps us a lot by taking it down the stairs.

Reviewed November 01, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
성현
Solo traveler
Single Room
Stayed 1 night in July 2019

Great guest house”

I was traveling seoul to meet some of my friends, so I had to stay in some guest houses. Cocoa guest house was the best among the guest houses that I have stayed. Staff there was so friendly and nice. The room was so clean and comfortable. Location was in the center of Hongdae area, and it was close to sangsu station. If I should stay in Hongdae area, I'll definitely stay in this Guest house.

Reviewed July 14, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Dana from Czech Republic
Group
Stayed 7 nights in October 2018

Exceptional”

I really enjoyed my stay at the Cocoa Guesthouse. The guys from the reception were kind and helpful, everything was clean and there were enough showers and toilets. And the location is fantastic :-)

Reviewed October 17, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Yang from South Korea
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 7 nights in October 2020

Great value for trips to Seoul”

I was pleasantly surprised about the quality services Cocoa provided. 1) The management kept checking n cleaning the corridor, kitchen area and empty rooms very often - saw its staff cleaning from morning until noon. 2) Provided with “basic and sensible necessities” such as clean towels, hair dryer, shampoo, hair treatment, body cleanser, facial cleanser, and even moisturizing lotion.. 3) One little minus, breakfast menu was the same while I stayed - So every morning, I had loafs of bread with strawberry jam and orange juice. lol

Reviewed October 13, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
SIHCHEN from Japan
Group
Triple Room
Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

wonderful”

This is my first time to go to Korea ,and COCOA make me have good memories . Best location,it's near the club so you can go that and don't need to worry about how to go dack the hotel . Great stuff ,very nice, kindly . good breakfast, cereals was awesome. If I can I'll stay there again.

Reviewed June 02, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Andre from Canada
Solo traveler
Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in June 2019

Exceptional”

It is 3 stories high with no elevator, so it can be a hard task for those with large baggages. The facilities are clean and staff are very friendly. For breakfast, very simple bread with jams, I had hoped there were eggs but there was none when I stayed. It's a good location if you are the type to go to clubs and karaoke bars. But it can be a long walk to the hongik stn. But a good way to walk through hongdae and see what it offers

Reviewed June 30, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Ho from Hong Kong SAR, China
Solo traveler
Single Room
Stayed 3 nights in July 2018

Everything is perfect!”

It's very well located that it is an only 10 min walk from Hongdae Station where we take the airport express. Though there are lots of bars in the street but I don't find it noisy at all. Facilities are good enough and the staff are very helpful. WIFI signal is strong. I will definitely recommend my friends to stay here!

Reviewed July 10, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Tuba from United States
Solo traveler
Single Room
Stayed 1 night in August 2019

Amazing staff will hook you up to the Cocoa Guesthouse!! ”

In addition to kind and professional staff members, you will be glad you chose this guesthouse. It is clean. Good number of showers and toilets unlike many guesthouses in the area. Free breakfast of cereal, toast, butter,jam and juice is always great to have as well. :)

Reviewed August 30, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Pimchayalak from Thailand
Group
Stayed 5 nights in December 2017

Very nice place in excellent Location.”

The guesthouse was great, super clean and comfortable in the best location.The staffs were very helpful and nice.The place are surrounded by bars and nightclubs.I'd recommend this spot for those who enjoy night-life activities. I had a wonderful time in here soI'll see you guys later. :)

Reviewed January 21, 2018

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8.4
Excellent
Aishvina from United States
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 1 night in November 2018

Great stay (made an awesome friend)”

The facilities were great here. Clean and spacious rooms, bathrooms, and common areas. The location can’t be beat with so much to do in the area. I met some great people in hongdae and the staff was very nice which made my trip!

Reviewed November 29, 2018

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9.6
Exceptional
Trần from Vietnam
Group
Quadruple Room with Bathroom
Stayed 4 nights in November 2018

Love this place so much ”

The host is really enthusiastic and nice. He helps us to carry our heavy luggage. There are a lot of toilets and bathrooms. Don’t need to wait for my friends. Definitely will come back when I have a chance to travel Seoul again

Reviewed November 13, 2018

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8.8
Excellent
Chi from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Single Room
Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

Good value for money and convenient”

Staff was friendly. Location was perfect to explore Hongdae. Only gripe is pillows and towels were smelly.

Reviewed September 10, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Cindy from United States
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 1 night in December 2018

Convienent Location. Comfortable.”

Convenient location that is walking distance from the subway and to shopping areas in Hongjae-dong. Hostel is tucked by an alley but the staff provided helpful directions prior to check-in. There is a three story climb up the stairs to the lobby (no elevator) so keep that in mind when bringing a lot of luggage. The staff were all very friendly from check-in to helping me with calling a taxi and bringing my luggage downstairs. Room was small and simple but sufficient for a one night stay. Bathroom and shower facilities were very clean.

Reviewed January 18, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
Chih-Jen from Taiwan
Couple
Twin Room
Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

located in the very busy pub areas..”

Hotel room is very basic, but everything else is pretty good considering the price

Reviewed February 12, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Nur from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

Very good ”

The location was not far from the subway, the room was very clean, the staffs were very friendly and helpful. The only thing that we felt missed was that they didn't provide iron for clothes. Other than that, everything was excellent.

Reviewed June 23, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Allyn from Philippines
Group
Family Room With Shower
Stayed 7 nights in November 2019

Thank you!”

We arrived late from the check in time. Supposedly check in time is until 11pm but we arrived past 1am. We got lost. But still, Jinu accommocated us. He oriented us about the place, the facilities and the rules in the guest house. We enjoyed our stay for the value of the money that we spent, it was worth it. Breakfast was good, athough it would be better if we can cook. But that is just minor. The guest house was clean and well maintained. I love the facial foam which i looked for in the beauty shops and i got one at Natures Republic! Thank you, Jinu and Jeremy for welcoming us! It was indeed a great stay!

Reviewed December 02, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Bella from Philippines
Group
Quadruple Room
Stayed 3 nights in October 2019

Exceptional”

Pros Near Sangsu station Booked a quadruple room and the rate is very affordable, Clean, staff is very friendly, with simple breakfast like bread with butter and strawberry Jam. Cereal, juice, tea or coffee Con No lift

Reviewed November 03, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
Anh from Vietnam
Couple
Double Room with Shower
Stayed 4 nights in January 2019

Excellent”

Small room for couple but very clean and comfort. Great location: many store nearly there and take 10' walk to MRT. And the owner guys are super kindly!

Reviewed March 25, 2019

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