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8.2

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Moonglow 70 m
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Slug.Er 260 m
M2 280 m
DGBD 300 m
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Nearby landmarks
Namdaemun Market 5.35 km
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Gyeongbokgung Palace 6.07 km
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Hotel The Designers Hongdae

"I like the place alot and it's close to Hongdae i can walk just few mins."

Thitapon - January 30, 2020
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Hotel The Designers Hongdae

373-9 Seogyo-dong, Hongdae, Seoul, South Korea, 4043 - See map
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This property is in high demand!

11 travelers have booked today.

  • 440 meters to public transportation

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Safety deposit boxes

Cheaper than 89% of all properties in Seoul in the last 24 hoursCompared to 3,075 Seoul properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money6.8
Location rating8.2
Nearest airportGimpo Airport (GMP)
Distance to airport10.4 km

Rooms available at Hotel The Designers Hongdae

Royal Suite
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  • Room size: 39 m²/420 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Suite
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  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Standard Double
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Semi Suite
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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[Same Day Special] Royal Suite (Check-in at 18:00, No consecutive nights + Netflix)
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    Suite (Netflix, 4,000 won drink discount coupon for 2 people)
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      [Same day special] Sweet (22:00 check-in, consecutive nights not allowed + Netflix)
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        [Same Day Special] Royal Suite (20:00 check-in, consecutive nights not allowed + Netflix)
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          Suite (Check-in at 15:00) (Including Breakfast for 2 + Netflix)
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              Frequently asked questions

              What time is check-in and check-out at Hotel The Designers Hongdae?

              Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. 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 front desk is always open, day or night.

              How do I get to Hotel The Designers Hongdae?

              For those who wish to drive their own cars, Hotel The Designers Hongdae has a car park that's close to the hotel. Parking is free for guests. Parking options include a full-service valet for total ease.

              Is breakfast offered at Hotel The Designers Hongdae?

              Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 7000 KRW if not included in the room rate.

              What are my dining options at Hotel The Designers Hongdae?

              Hotel The Designers Hongdae features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience. Dishes are served in a la carte during opening hours.

              What is the smoking policy at Hotel The Designers Hongdae?

              Hotel The Designers Hongdae does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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              What people love about Hotel The Designers Hongdae

              • 9.2
                Exceptional
                Location

                "Good location for rest 100m from train station."

                somboon

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                November 21, 2018

              • 8.0
                Very good

                "I'd definitely recommend for a short term stay."

                Simon

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                February 13, 2020

              • 9.2
                Exceptional

                "i would stay here again if i go back to Korea."

                Thitapon

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                January 30, 2020

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              Overall rating:
              7.8
              Very good
              5,173 reviews
              Cleanliness
              6.7
              Facilities
              6.4
              Location
              8.2
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              What travelers say they love:
              Everything was good and prefect I will visit again 👍🏻
              ko from South Korea
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              More about Hotel The Designers Hongdae

              Nestled in the heart of Hongdae, Hotel The Designers Hongdae is an ideal spot from which to discover Seoul. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. A well-kempt environment and its proximity to Gallery Zandari, The Gallery, Hongdae Club Zone give to this hotel a special charm.

              At Hotel The Designers Hongdae, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. This hotel offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest.

              In addition, all guestrooms feature a variety of comforts. Many rooms even provide television LCD/plasma screen, clothes rack, complimentary instant coffee, complimentary tea, in-room tablet to please the most discerning guest. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Enjoy unparalleled services and a truly prestigious address at the Hotel The Designers Hongdae.

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              32 mentions
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              3 mentions
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              2 mentions
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              What they offer

              7.6
              Very good

              "The bed was comfortable and the room was very warm."

              Hwami

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              November 18, 2018

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              Breakfast options

              American

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              Reviews of Hotel The Designers Hongdae from real guests

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              7.8
              Very good
              From 5173 reviews
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              8.0Service
              7.8Room comfort and quality
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              Facilities6.4
              Location8.2
              Room comfort and quality7.2
              Service7.1
              Value for money6.8
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              9.3
              Exceptional
              andreas from Austria
              Business traveler
              Semi Suite
              Stayed 3 nights in May 2013

              Clean, modern design”

              Location, designer rooms, clean

              Stayed there for a few nights for doing business in Hongdae. Great location, 5 minute walk to central area of Hongdae....2-3 minute walk to subway station. Pretty much a self catering hotel, just small lobby with fast check in/ check out...no other amenities. Beautiful modern designed room, great bathroom with huge bathtub...very clean. Have stayed in quite a few other hotels in Seoul, for the price this is my favorite place...will stay there again !

              Reviewed August 24, 2013
              10.0
              Exceptional
              natalya from Indonesia
              Couple
              Stayed 2 nights in April 2013

              Beyond expectation”

              Close by 2 subway station, very clean and modern room, in room Jacuzzi. Worth every pennies

              We arrive at Gimpo airport from our jeju island trip. Most of taxi doesn't know the hotel since it was new. Finally we found a taxi that familiar with that area. After we checked in, we figure out that the hotel is really close to 2 subway stations. The closest one is Hapjeong (take exit 3) and Hongik University (take exit 9) and the hotel is right on the corner of triangle street. We stayed in 5 different hotels during our honeymoon trip to Seoul, and designers Hongdae really beyond our expectation. Room is a little small, but very clean, very modern, and in room jacuzzi is a bonus.

              Reviewed May 08, 2013
              10.0
              Exceptional
              Laura from United States
              Couple
              Standard Twin
              Stayed 5 nights in April 2015

              Modern, clean and in the heart of everything”

              Location, technology, cleanliness

              My husband and I LOVED our stay. The staff always said hi and even the maids were friendly. Seriously 2 seconds from the subway and RIGHT next door to the seven eleven my husband and I found it easy to get anything we needed. The location is in an amazing part of hongdae where you can find everything!! Amazing shopping, delicious food of ALL kinds and in a safe area. The hotel gives you a 50" TV with a mini fridge, heated floors, huge bathtub, a laptop, great wifi, heated and automated toilet. Even though the room was a little small, we didn't even mind after having such a modern well designed room. I couldn't have asked for a better experience from a hotel and the price was awesome for what we got. I can't imagine what the more expensive rooms had to offer! My husband loved how much free stuff they gave you: tooth brush, tooth paste, comb, hair tie, shoe cleaner, Qtip, shampoo, conditioner, bath bubbles, face wipes and 3 bottled waters. The booking and check out was seemless with no hiccups. WE LOVED OUR STAY!

              Reviewed April 21, 2015
              10.0
              Exceptional
              Gilberto from United States
              Solo traveler
              Standard Double
              Stayed 1 night in January 2019

              Exceptional”

              The hotel is centrally located in the upbeat neighborhood of Hongdae. It's fairly close to Hongik University Station, and plenty of connections via public transport to other areas of Seoul, including Incheon Int'l Airport. The reception staff were very welcoming and helpful, there were English speaking staff available for those who don't speak Korean. As for the room, the view was a wonderful view of Seoul looking towards the Han River. Very specious, and with a very nice extra-large tub next to the window for all you aesthetic fans. The bed was comfortable and clean linens and towels. Standard amenities also available. Enjoyed my stay!

              Reviewed September 15, 2019
              8.7
              Excellent
              CHIN from Taiwan
              Group
              Standard Twin
              Stayed 2 nights in December 2013

              Comfort and relaxing!”

              Big bath tub, next to the subway exit 3&4, nice staff

              As the hotel name, it is a design hotel. The hotel is with nice music and staff. The bed is comfortable and the big bath tub can make you relax after a tiring day. The hotel is quiet so you can have a good sleep. Its location is good. It is about 2 mins walk from the subway exit. (Hapjeong exit 3 or 4). You can transfer to KREX in Hongdae which is just one stop from the hotel. It is very convenient.

              Reviewed January 11, 2014
              9.3
              Exceptional
              christopher from United States
              Business traveler
              Semi Suite
              Stayed 3 nights in September 2015

              Simple little hotel in the heart of Hongdae”

              The location of this half short stay half long stay hotel was perfect

              Just up the street from the center of Hongdae, this hotel made it rather convenient for many little trips about the city. The hotel is basically a short term love hotel, simple clean, convenient, with paramours moving quietly from reception to elevator, and it made for a rather interesting view of the sex lives of the college community. The hotel was clean, and comfortable with all the daily needs available. I laughed when the closet only had a hanger for a shirt and a dress, but considering the needs....

              Reviewed October 05, 2015
              9.7
              Exceptional
              Anderson from United Kingdom
              Couple
              Semi Suite
              Stayed 2 nights in February 2013

              Great New Hotel - Very Cool! Great Location!”

              Great Location, Helpful Staff, Free Parking, Adjoining Bar, Great Views, Free WiFi, Free Upgrade!

              stayed here for 2 days as part of a 5 day stay in seoul. brand new, extremely modern, trendy hotel. great location to explore hongdae and surrounding area. 5 minute walk to mtr station and less than 2 minutes to shops and bars. great room and great service.

              Reviewed March 07, 2013
              8.8
              Excellent
              Pornnisa from Thailand
              Business traveler
              Standard Twin
              Stayed 3 nights in November 2016

              Goid hotel with affordable price in a goodlocation.”

              The price is not expensive with facility like this. Near the airport bus stop from airport (first stop from Incheon), 400 metres walk to hotel but it is o.k. Has a 7-11 behind the hotel , rasy to buy food and drink. In Hongdae area can walk to many restaurants, shops, cafes.

              Reviewed November 13, 2016
              8.4
              Excellent
              WAN from Malaysia
              Business traveler
              Standard Double
              Stayed 3 nights in March 2017

              Value for money hotel in a great location but lacklustre maintenance”

              Definitely great value for money for chic rooms with interesting designs. The designs are definitely a highlight here! The location is fantastic, only 5 mins away by foot from exit 3 of Hapjeong Station (Line 2) and it's extremely easy to navigate to. Staff were very friendly and accommodating with checking in and directions. The only downer for me would be the cleanliness – not for the lack of housekeeping, but more for the older conditions most of the room seemed to be in. Some parts of the tint layer in the bathroom were peeling and the room looked a little dated. May need some updating. The same comment applies to the facilities: while I enjoyed the tub overlooking the view outside and the bathroom's facilities were good, the laptop and the speaker were rather fixed in their locations which prevented me from utilising the desk to the fullest when I wanted to do my work. There wasn't a space reserved for where I could hang my clothes in a straight line – instead, I had to hook hangers onto the coat stand! This was obstructive when I wanted to set up my work clothes for the next day. For such a beautifully designed set of rooms, it was a shame the designer didn't include a simple closet space for people who might need it.

              Reviewed March 23, 2017
              8.7
              Excellent
              Amanda from Australia
              Couple
              Stayed 3 nights in February 2013

              Slick hotel, more form than function”

              Being able to watch tv from the bathtub

              Slick room, though a few hooks and racks to hang toiletry bags and towels wouldn't have gone astray. It is a 5 - 10 min walk from the Hongdae night life, and has a convenience store just at the door that was handy to get instant coffee as the rooms didn't provide any. The hotel couldn't lend us an iron, which was unexpected for a hotel of this class.

              Reviewed February 18, 2013
              9.2
              Exceptional
              christopher from United States
              Solo traveler
              Standard Double
              Stayed 3 nights in September 2015

              Surprise! Its not just a hotel.”

              Well, it is a hotel, and a good one, with great location, and very helpful staff. Walking distance to the main parts of Hongdae. But surprise, its a love hotel as well, which means a lot of comings (ahem) and goings from local university students and couples. sort made it seem special in a certain way.

              Reviewed June 22, 2016
              8.7
              Excellent
              andreas from Austria
              Business traveler
              Standard Twin
              Stayed 1 night in September 2014

              Boutique hotel with great location”

              Location, Cleanliness, Rooms

              Great little hotel in very convenient location...only 5 minutes walk to subway station. Clean and modern rooms in several different styles. Many coffee shops and restaurants nearby, also close to the busy nightlife area of Hongdae but away from all the noise. Will definitely stay there again.

              Reviewed November 10, 2014
              7.7
              Very good
              Felix from Germany
              Couple
              Standard Twin
              Stayed 3 nights in September 2013

              Good Hotel in Prime Location Hongdae”

              Location, Fast Airport Access, Location

              About 10 minutes walk from Hongdae Station (aka Hongik University station) with easy access to the Airport Railway. 40 mins from hotel door to check-in counter at Gimpo Airport. 70 mins from the hotel to Incheon Airport. It is located right next to Hongdae entertainment district, but it is far enough away not to be bothered by the noise. A downer was the shower which only had the water pressure and temperature on the same lever. When taking a hot shower the pressure is so high that the showerhead can't stay in the holder and the blow of the water can be quiet painful on the more sensitive parts. ... but then again you might just take a bath, because the tubs have jets installed.

              Reviewed September 19, 2013
              9.3
              Exceptional
              Jasmine from United States
              Couple
              Semi Suite
              Stayed 1 night in September 2013

              Excellent, and Comfortable stay!”

              The cleanliness of this hotel was amazing. The room architecture and style was good. I loved the bathroom its huge!

              I have stayed in many places before in hongdae and nothing compares to this one. The cleanliness and it was amazing for such a short stay. The price is pretty ridiculous but I would splurge and do it again!

              Reviewed October 01, 2013
              8.7
              Excellent
              Yongxin from Singapore
              Couple
              Standard Double
              Stayed 3 nights in November 2013

              nice designer hotel room with city view ”

              close proximity to subway station, clean room, city view

              The hotel is within 5min walk to the Hapjeong subway station. It is also within walking distance to Hongdae area, where there are 24hour food joints and young trendy cafes, bars and restaurants. Overall a good hotel to stay in.

              Reviewed November 22, 2013
              7.2
              Very good
              SAU from Hong Kong
              Couple
              Semi Suite
              Stayed 8 nights in August 2019

              Reasonable room size and price, affordable walking distance.”

              We stayed in this semi-Suite room for eight nights, room size and price are reasonable. If there can have one more chair or a sofa in the room,then it'll be very nice as we always find that there does not have enough space to take a seat or stay relax to read or eat. The bath tub is too huge and has occupied too much spaces. Cleanliness is alright while can be better. The housekeeping always missed to fill up something every day,the front desk helped to rectify whenever requested,overall nice customer service. One day we experienced strong typhoon,as the hotel at least was very close to Hapjeong station,we managed to go through the difficult time. It was in walking distance to the famous Hongdae shopping areas. OK. Finally,efficient check-in and check-out,staff can speak good English and one has spoken communicative Mandarin. Can consider to stay again if good progress and improvements are made.

              Reviewed September 12, 2019
              10.0
              Exceptional
              JIAJIE from China
              Couple
              Standard Double
              Stayed 1 night in April 2014

              clean & worthy hotel”

              cleanliness, staff performance, comfortable

              quite convenience to reach the hotel, room is clean and comfortable, rather nice experience. Next time to Seoul, I may stay this hotel again.

              Reviewed October 01, 2014
              8.0
              Excellent
              SuiYan from Hong Kong
              Couple
              Standard Twin
              Stayed 4 nights in October 2013

              Good location”

              Good location, efficient check in and check out, quiet room

              bathroom design is not good, the room will be all wet after showering. no safty box in the room. room is small but clean. bedding is comfortable. very close to hapjeong station and hongdae shopping district

              Reviewed November 07, 2013
              8.0
              Excellent
              Ken from Netherlands
              Business traveler
              Standard Double
              Stayed 2 nights in May 2016

              My Hotel in Hongdae”

              I often go to Seoul for business, The Designers hotel, is simply great. Close to shopping and restaurants, just out of the way for noise from the party crowd, conveniently next to Subway - green line, which brings you pretty much everywhere. Highly recommended

              Reviewed May 06, 2016
              8.0
              Excellent
              Selina from Canada
              Couple
              Stayed 2 nights in March 2013

              Great location!”

              great location, clean room, easy access to restaurants

              Take the metro directly from Gimpo Airport to the hotel. It is located between Hongdae and Hapjeong subway stops. Great location - walkable to lots of restaurants, cafes, bars, clubs, night life, etc. Beware, small rooms, but worth it for the good location.

              Reviewed April 06, 2013
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