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Kimchee Sinchon Guesthouse

"I stayed here with my mom and she enjoyed everything here."

Ashlin - March 30, 2019
6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only Kimchee Sinchon Guesthouse
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Kimchee Sinchon Guesthouse

503-19 Changcheon-dong (8-3 Sinchon-ro 3ga-gil), Seodaemun-gu, Hongdae, Seoul, South Korea - See map
Free Wi-Fi
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Popular landmarks
Gyeongui line forest 200 m
AK& 260 m
Rolling Stones 340 m
Macondo 360 m
Uniqlo 390 m
Merry J Flower 390 m
Craft Hans (Hongik University) 390 m
Y'Z PARK 410 m
Chuu 410 m
Daean Gonggan Roof 430 m
Nearby landmarks
Namdaemun Market 4.26 km
Myeong-Dong Walking Street 4.75 km
Gyeongbokgung Palace 4.83 km
The War Memorial of Korea 4.92 km
Insadong 5.21 km
N Seoul Tower 5.25 km
Bukchon Hanok Village 5.53 km
National Museum of Korea 5.9 km
Changdeokgung Palace Complex 6.01 km
Lotte World 15.78 km
8.4

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
  • 500 meters to public transportation

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Laundry service

  • Smoking area

  • Vending machine

Cheaper than 99% of all properties in Seoul in the last 24 hoursCompared to 3,075 Seoul properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money8.3
Location rating8.4
Nearest airportGimpo Airport (GMP)
Distance to airport11.3 km

Rooms available at Kimchee Sinchon Guesthouse

Very good
Room comfort & quality
7.5
Bunk Twin Bed Room
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  • Street view
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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8-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Single Bed Room
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  • City view
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 bunk bed
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4 Bed Private Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 bunk beds
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6 Bed Room Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 3 bunk beds
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Kimchee Sinchon Guesthouse?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:30 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.

What is the smoking policy at Kimchee Sinchon Guesthouse?

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

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What people love about Kimchee Sinchon Guesthouse

  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    Location

    "Nice hostel, good location, chill people."

    Charles

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    March 12, 2020

  • 9.2
    Exceptional

    "Recommended stay even for family."

    Abdullah

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    April 22, 2019

  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    Bathroom

    "The dorm and toilet is clean."

    Ruthanne

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    November 21, 2017

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Value for money score
8.4/10
Room comfort score
7.5/10
Room size
17 sqm.
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Overall rating:
7.7
Very good
1,914 reviews
Cleanliness
7.1
Facilities
7.2
Location
8.4
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What travelers say they love:
The staff is very helpful and knowledgeable.
Ashlin from United States
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More about Kimchee Sinchon Guesthouse

More about Kimchee Sinchon Guesthouse

Renovated in 2013, the Kimchee Sinchon Guesthouse guarantees guests a pleasant stay whether in Seoul for business or pleasure. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. Also within easy reach are Daean Gonggan Roof, Yeonsero (Yonsei University Street), Grand Mart.

At Kimchee Sinchon Guesthouse, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the hotel provides the best in services and amenities. To name a few of the hotel's facilities, there are free Wi-Fi in all rooms, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park, family room.

In addition, all guestrooms feature a variety of comforts. Many rooms even provide locker, mirror, internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms to please the most discerning guest. The hotel offers wonderful recreational facilities such as games room to make your stay truly unforgettable. With an ideal location and facilities to match, Kimchee Sinchon Guesthouse hits the spot in many ways.

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Housekeeping
71 mentions
Internet
12 mentions
Food & Dining
7 mentions
Breakfast
1 mention

What they offer

10.0
Exceptional

"It was so comfortable to stay here."

Kumi

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April 26, 2018

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Food and dining

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300 m Asian, Korean
Chicken In The Kitchen Hongdae Main
330 m Asian, Korean
Cajuraho
340 m Asian, Indian, Nepali
Japanese cuisine
Japanese cuisine
Oshiria
420 m Japanese
Shobu Sinchon Jungang
490 m Japanese
Donggyeong Ilsik
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Reviews of Kimchee Sinchon Guesthouse from real guests

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Location8.4
Room comfort and quality7.5
Service7.9
Value for money8.3
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9.6
Exceptional
I from Hong Kong
Solo traveler
8-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 1 night in December 2019

the first guesthouse spotted”

I was so panic as I forgot that I am arriving one day before the day i book the guesthouse. I also worried if the price for one night stay for any guesthouse in seoul will be expensive for year-end stay. But there must be a reason why i always choose kimchee sinchon guesthouse for a quick and room availability. Everything is so convenient here, book on the same day and got my wide dorm immediately. Also thanks David who always kind helping me out and explain patiently to all of my questions. I am currently enjoying my remaining days in seoul and my stay in kimchee sinchon guesthouse

Reviewed December 24, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
Dustin from Philippines
Solo traveler
Single Bed Room
Stayed 4 nights in February 2015

Best Location, Best Staff, Best Ever hostel!!!”

The Location- it's very accessible from airport to the guesthouse, everything is walking distance, dining, shopping etc! The staff! I've been here several times and I've been friends with the staff!

I'd like to applaud Kimchee Sinchon guesthouse! They never fail to accommodate their guest. Very welcoming and awesome basement where you can meet other travelers and meet friends that you can keep for life! I just love this place so much I feel like it's my second home! And my last stay I made new friends to keep in my heart for life! Their new staffs are the best Mia, Saba & Mickey, you gotta love Kimchee and their staff! The diversity of people working here makes you feel like you've travelled everywhere. They share their stories and the culture they are from. I'm so happy to see Minook, Shermaine, Lucky (changed his name to DK) haha Q!!! Tracy and the other staff. Thank you so much. The value of the price of staying here is so so much convenient and wise. I think they should raise there rate, because their services. Staff, location is the best. Seoul is my life. Can't wait to go back here!!!!! I miss you guys so much! Saba, Mia, Mickey, Tracy, Minook, Shermaine, Q and all of you guys! I'm coming back pretty soon. This place is a wonderland!!!

Reviewed March 02, 2015
8.7
Excellent
Anastasia from Malaysia
Solo traveler
8-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 10 nights in November 2013

Good place to stay”

Great Location, friendly staff, comfortable bed

I have a really great time staying in Kimchee Sinchon Guesthouse. The location was the best. Very close to one of the most happening place in Seoul i.e Hongdae, easy accessible via subways and bus station. The atmosphere was really good because I had a chance to meet with lots of very friendly guests and we actually hangout together to explore Hongdae. The staff was friendly, always greet us happily whenever we pass by the counter. The facilities was okay, but the only turning point during my stay was that one of the toilet in the 3rd floor cannot be used. Still it was one of the best place to stay, because Hongdae is amazing!!

Reviewed December 02, 2013
8.3
Excellent
Kurt from Philippines
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in April 2014

Friendly and Hospitable Atmosphere”

Friendly and youthful atmosphere, budget-friendly, meets one's basic necessity

Kimchee Sinchon Guesthouse has the most friendly atmosphere that any hostel can offer compared to other guesthouses I have stayed on. The moment I reserved my booking from Agoda.com, I was contacted separately through email by their staff confirming my stay with them and offered assistance as to what particular need I may require prior to my arrival. Upon check-in, the reception desk is glamorously decorated indicating the place's friendly and vibrant atmosphere. I was well-assisted. She's the coolest and hippest receptionist I have ever encountered. Since I arrived earlier than check-in time, she offered me to leave my luggages since I came from a long flight to Seoul. She then offered me travel tips as well as transportation guides since it was my first time in South Korea. In all, Kimchee Sinchon is a place that can clearly meet one's needs for a place to stay and refresh after a day of touring around and sightseeing - a decent bed, shower and toilet facilities which are periodically cleaned. Oh, I might forget the cozy basement they've got. It houses the kitchen, lounge, dining, internet facilities, free Wii, laundry and the awesome dart game. You can definitely hang on the basement and meet other fellow guests staying in the guesthouse and make some new acquaintances.

Reviewed May 16, 2014
9.6
Exceptional
Hisham from Singapore
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 6 nights in April 2016

Great Location Great Value!”

+VE Location: Absolutely superb location. It is located near Hongdae station, but the good thing is it is in the other side of Hongdae (closer to the Sinchon Side) which means it is relatively peaceful. But if you decide to go to Hongdae's more hip and happening night life and restaurants .... it is just a few minutes walk away! From Hongdae station itself you are pretty much within 15 minutes of most of the major attractions (Myeongdong, itaewon, dongdaemun, Yeouinaru etc). The guesthouse is located near a line of shops and cafes and also a supermarket! you would definitely not have problems finding food and supplies! Side note: Try the ISAACS sandwiches just beside the fresh fruit stall. They are to die for! Cleanliness Relatively clean! Staff clean it everyday. Facilities Wifi in room. Lockers provided (but bring own lock) Lounge area for cooking and eating. Washer and dryer (but must pay). Computers to use. TV and games. Staff Huey was really friendly and always greeted me with a smile. He helped to carry my heavy luggage upon check in and did so and smiled all the way lol. All staff can speak english. -VE Ive stayed in this guesthouse before and did not experience this the last time. I do not think it is the fault of the guesthouse (or maybe it is) but it is something i have to bring up. There's a program there where you can stay for free in exchange for working as a cleaning staff for a few hours a day. Most of these guys stay over long periods and for that reason they get comfortable with the guesthouse and the other staff and treat it as home. Nothing wrong with that. But i feel that this big group of people just "conquer" and over run the lounge and make other guests feel like they are not welcomed to use the facilities. Also they are really loud at night slamming doors and talking loudly. It is just something i noticed. I felt as though i was intruding into their family dinner space and they would look at you up and down when you entered into the

Reviewed April 22, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
Jonna from Philippines
Solo traveler
8-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 1 night in February 2018

Hidden but definitely worth it!”

I arrived past 4am so there was no one around when I arrived. Nevertheless, they left the key to my room and I checked in the morning after. I booked for an 8 bed dorm room but they provided me with a single bed room probably because I arrived way too late and this is to avoid me disturbing other guest. Such a considerate decision for them. Thanks again Kimchee Sinchon Guesthouse and looking forward to staying here the next time I am in Seoul :)

Reviewed February 16, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Hisham from Singapore
Solo traveler
Single Bed Room
Stayed 5 nights in April 2014

very fun stay. all is good!”

friendly staff, meet other travellers, clean

location: the hotel is located 5 minutes walk away from hongik u (hongdae) exit 3/4. it is relatively easy to find with a map. there are many food shops along the road and also family mart and a supermarket for your grocery needs (also a starbucks barely 50m away). of course hongdaes famous nightlife is just a 10 minutes walk away from the dorm. the place is still very quiet and peaceful at night since the hip part of hongdae is over at the other exit (i believe exit 9). facilities: the guesthouse looks relatively new and all the facilities are very clean! there is no aircon in the room though but it was spring when i visited and it was already very cold without it. room looks very nice and room size is ok for the price you pay. i can still open my luggage. there are toilets and showers on every floor but perhaps my only gripe is that males could only use the 1st 4th and 5th floor toilets/showers so even though i stayed on the 2nd floor i had to go down just to pee t.t. the nicest thing about the guesthouse is probably the common area in the basement where the pantry and laundry area is also located. theres games and computers and a dart machine, this is where you can mingle around and make friends with the rest of the travellers! staff: very friendly staff who can also speak english! ivan @ the front desk is very nice and helped me out with alot of my requests! minook also was very fun and we jammed in the common area with his guitar! i had so much fun with simon park sungmin who invited me to go out to club with him and his friend on my last night in seoul! and the next morning when i realised i had dropped my t-money and did not have won to go to the airport, simon gave me 4000 won for me to take to the airport! very kind soul and i owe him alot for saving my life!lol thank you simon! conclusion: i had so much fun at this guesthouse! friendly people, nice and clean facilities and for an affordable price!... what more can you ask for!

Reviewed May 16, 2014
8.7
Excellent
Matilda from Singapore
Solo traveler
8-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in December 2014

A good place for backpackers! ”

Location, backpacker atmosphere and friendly staffs

I enjoyed my stay in Kimchee Sinchon Guesthouse! The location was really good as it's just 5-7 minutes walk from the station, which makes it very accessible. Furthermore, it is well located at Hongdae, the party area. So if you want to party late at night, you don't have to worry about cabbing back because it's just a short distance walk! It has a basement that is a great gathering place for backpackers. You get to talk to backpackers who stay in the hostel, hang out and make friends! The atmosphere and ambience created is perfect for getting to know people from all over the world!

Reviewed December 27, 2014
9.6
Exceptional
Celine from Taiwan
Solo traveler
6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
Stayed 6 nights in December 2017

the most unforgettable trip so far”

this was my very first solo trip. i'm glad i chose seoul, and kimchee sinchon guesthouse. i met so many cool travelers here and the staff were all very helpful and friendly. we all got along with each other fast. the nice feelings i have for this place is beyond words to describe. i'll definitely come back on my next trip to seoul! (ohh and the location is a huge plus for sure!!!!)

Reviewed January 10, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Dustin from Philippines
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 10 nights in March 2015

Best Hostel in the world.”

Staff, Location and Guests

I thought I was gonna have another breakdown. Was with the policemen of Seoul for almost two hours. Apparently, I left my phone with tons of memories in it and some very very personal stuff inside the taxi. Thanks to these two policemen and most especially to the staff of @kimcheeguesthouse Sinchon for helping me out and talking to the police. Gamsahabnida. There's so so so many things to love about Seoul. Thank youuuuuuuu Tracy and Kimchee Sinchon Staff! You guys are the best!!! #Seoul I wish we have this kind of tracking system and police cooperation in my country.

Reviewed March 17, 2015
10.0
Exceptional
chong from Malaysia
Group
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 6 nights in June 2014

Cheap but it's Good”

Friendly Staffs, Strategic Location & Cheap Price

Kimchee Sinchon Guesthouse location is very close to Hongik Univ subway station exit 4 (Incheon International Airport to Hongik Univ only 7 stations about 45mins and NO NEED transit) direction provided by guesthouse is very clear. Staffs is helpful and especially is IVAN, he borrow us the travel adapter with only 5000 krw deposit and return back to us when we check out. Room is tidy, locker available, free Wifi and toilet is clean. Will come back again!

Reviewed June 17, 2014
10.0
Exceptional
Danielle
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 1 night in August 2019

Best bargain for basic stay”

This is one of the lowest priced hostels in Hongdae/Sinchon area. If Ashlin is working, ask her for recommendations on restaurants... she knows some of the best places. Kimchee provides all necessities such as common room with kitchen privileges, shampoo etc in bathrooms, free rental towels (deposit), lockers in room for added security, free wifi on every floor, water dispensers. Comfortable dorm bunks, or private rooms. Bathrooms could use a deep cleaning, but for the money this place can't be beat! We stayed at other hostels for 3x money that were \cleaner, but by staying here we saved enough money each night for a nice $20 meal!

Reviewed September 06, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
yap from Malaysia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in October 2018

Good for staying ”

I feel so great to staying in kimchee sinchon guesthouse , especially the staff at the reception Mr. Tan he helped me to bring my luggages to upstairs and he gave me a good advise me to go around hongdae famous places I so thankful about that I will definitely come back again ^_^_^_^

Reviewed October 24, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Dustin from Philippines
Solo traveler
6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
Stayed 13 nights in February 2015

Best hostel I've ever stayed at! ”

Location, Staff and the guests! The diversity of people staying in this place is just amazing. You travel the world through their stories!

Been staying here ever since I've been to Seoul thrice or fourth already if I could remember, but I always booked this place because I've made friends to keep for life, their staff and some people staying there that I've met! I want to applaud their management. Stellar performance, better than a 5 star hotel. If you're a solo traveller, you should stay here!!! Missing their staff already! Minook, Shermaine, Tracy, Saba, Mia, Lucky and Mickey! They're the best! Q is very good at picking people to work for the hostel. Always a 10/10, rather 100/10!!! I love Kimchee Sinchon! It's my second home!

Reviewed March 02, 2015
10.0
Exceptional
Aldo from China
Solo traveler
6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
Stayed 4 nights in September 2014

I liked it so much”

cheap, friendly, good location

I really liked staying in this guesthouse because of the location, the affordable price and the opportunity I had to make friends in the guesthouse. There was a staff called Isabel who guided me through good restaurants around myeongdong, hongdae and sinchon, she also helped getting around with transportation and showing me the nightlife. She's Great guide, great friend and super friendly. She took me to fun places like cat cafes, shopping districts and all that, I wouldnt be able to get around the city without her company... Loved the atmosphere of the basement, great place to meet people from all over the world and hang out all together, important thing when you are travelling alone! I will stay again in this guesthouse!

Reviewed October 21, 2014
10.0
Exceptional
Hsiaofang from Taiwan
Solo traveler
8-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 1 night in October 2014

Thank you "Seoyeog"”

convenience/very friendly staffs/ clean environment

I have several bookings, when I checked-in, A very nice girl"Seoyeon"helped me a lot! She upgraded my room, so I didn't have to be bothered to check-in and check-out everyday...It was great~~~ really appreciate !! i have very good impression this time, will choose Kimchee Sinchon Guesthouse again!

Reviewed October 17, 2014
10.0
Exceptional
I from Hong Kong
Solo traveler
8-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 4 nights in November 2019

short escape”

I could say that this less than a week stay in kimchee sinchon guesthouse brings back my memories while i was a graduate student in korea. I was just looking for a short escape in the middle of fall semester, and i ended up saving more money with a convenient stay by choosing this guesthouse

Reviewed December 24, 2019
8.3
Excellent
INTA from Indonesia
Solo traveler
6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in August 2014

Great Experience as a Solo Traveller”

Great Location, Superb Staff (Sue Especially), Amazing People to meet

It was a great experience to have a short stay in Kimchee Sinchon guesthouse. Great location and pretty near to Hongik station exit 2 and shuttle bus to and from Incheon Airport. Amazing staff (SUE, IVAN, MINOOK, others) who helps me alot and also a part time volenteer (Jamie keep rock dear!. its a great desicion to choose kimchee sinchon guesthouse as a short escape vacation! KEEP ROCK GUYS!

Reviewed September 02, 2014
10.0
Exceptional
Kristin from Norway
Solo traveler
8-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 1 night in August 2018

Seokgyu is literally the best staff member.”

Seokgyu went out of his way to help me, and is kind. Kimchee Guesthouse Sinchon is the best guesthouse in Seoul, and everyone should stay here because it’s comfortable and super fun. Close to the party places.

Reviewed August 12, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
listiani from Indonesia
Family with teens
Bunk Twin Bed Room
Stayed 1 night in October 2015

friendly, location, clean, cheap”

friendly, location, cheap

Very nice guesthouse. Friendly and helpful staff. You can ask direction and they'll do the best to help you. The location was great. Near hongik subway station (5 minutes walk), and also near to sinchon subway station (10 minutes walk). It's also near to Hongdae, place where so much cosmetic and fashion brand appareal. There's not hard to find local food here. The guesthouse even made a hallowen party at 31th october. Very recommended place to stay

Reviewed November 03, 2015
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