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"Good location near Hngdae station Cool and safe area Very he..."
October 24, 2016
380 meters to public transportation
Located in heart of Seoul
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
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|Value for money||8.7|
|Distance to city center||5km|
|Nearest airport||Gimpo Airport (GMP)|
|Distance to airport||11.0 km|
"Good location, nice staffs, clean"
February 1, 2018
"Still feeling good & comfortable."
March 31, 2016
"We have definitely enjoyed our stay especially with the close proximity to the metro station."
March 18, 2018
"Room is nice and the staff onsite are great."
March 18, 2018
Book your visit to this five-bedroom house in Hongdae, Seoul for a memorable vacation. Located just 5km from the city center, this house is the perfect place to stay if you want to be out and about. It has five bedrooms and four floors. This Seoul house features air conditioning, so your stay will be comfortable. It is near places of interest such as Daean Gonggan Roof, Trick Eye Museum, Dress Cinema, Hongdae Free Market, and Gallery Zandari. With a smoking area, a laundromat, as well as safety deposit boxes, it offers numerous convenient features to make your stay more comfortable. This house offers street views from its rooms, giving you a glimpse of the busy city streets.
With tours available, the house is a great spot to stay to learn about your surroundings and see everything you can while you're here. With Korean, American, and Asian restaurants nearby, you can enjoy different savory cuisines during your trip. Enjoy a delicious meal at Nene Chicken Ewha Womans University, Art de Chef CenterMark Hotel, HaetSsal SutBbul Gogalbi Zzukumi, Tampa sandwich bar, Musasi or other local eateries. This house offers a variety of convenient services, which include a concierge, laundry services, daily housekeeping, and luggage storage. It gives you access to a variety of transportation options, such as bicycle rentals and taxi services.
This Seoul house offers family rooms, so your family has ample space to be together. It offers express and private check in and check out, allowing you to conveniently choose the service that best suits your schedule. There's free Wi-Fi in all rooms, as well as Wi-Fi in common areas, ensuring that guests are able to connect with their loved ones without splurging on data and roaming costs. The house offers check-in from 03:00 PM and check-out until 11:00 AM. The nearest airport is Gimpo Airport (GMP) which is situated 45 min away. Hongik University Subway Station is 400 m away and Sangsu Subway Station is 1.4 km away.
"Nearby environment is unexpectedly quiet when locating in th..."
July 15, 2018
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
Minimum age of guests is: 0 year(s).
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Infant 0-0 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 1-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 3 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
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It was just a one-night stay and we were assigned in the fifth floor; the only problem is they do not have a lift; hard to carry luggages using stairs. There was breakfast included (bread, cereals, juice, coffee/tea and milk). Location wise, it is a walking distance to the train station and shopping area at hongdae. The account handler in agoda does nott reply to queries via agoda messaging.
Love this place”
I have been coming back here for about 3 years now when I travel to Seoul. Great place and really really nice staff. Location is perfect
Very close to Hongdae station, around 5minutes walk from exit 3. Nearby environment is unexpectedly quiet when locating in the city center. It's my 4th time staying here, not the cheapest choice among all the hostels in Seoul, but if you are looking for a quiet, clean, convenient and safe hostel. This is it!
Room is nice and the staff onsite are great. We have definitely enjoyed our stay especially with the close proximity to the metro station. However one thing to note is that there's no elevator in the building so do take note when one is checking in and out. Other wise, all's great.
Great location, just a short walk from the subway exit. Abby was very accommodating from the time i made my booking until I left. They give clear directions on how to get to the hotel, self check-in and also give suggestions on where to eat. Room is clean, warm and comfortable. Downsides: 1) No elevator so pack light. Lucky we were on the 2nd floor and 2) Towels provided are too small. I suggest to bring your own.
Booked double bed ensuit, room is small couldnt make 2 luggages opened at the same time, and our room is in 5th floor but there's no lift, all is well excludes these 2 comments, staff is friendly, helped us to call for chicken delivery, free brekkie, food stores are near by, location is 5 min to station which is nice.
It’s a good guesthouse ”
The location is very very great and very convenient ���. Near the subway station,shopping districts, restaurants and clubs. � Subway station:walking about 5 mins � Shopping district/ �restaurants/ �clubs:walking about 10mins The staff is very sweet. The day I check in is very late, no staff can help me, I need to check by myself. The staff leave a note on the door and send a email including the vedio about how to check in to me. I feel good!!!��� The rooms is not big but really clean and is pink! I love it �. Actually it’s really a good guesthouse I will choose next time~but no elevator in the guesthouse so if you have a heavy luggage you have to be strong ������. Thanks to Pencil guesthouse Hongdea, we have a nice trip in Seoul����.
Clean and simple room with the added benefit of a fridge in a great location. ”
The desk, fridge and in room bathroom stood out as major pluses for the double twin room I booked. A simple breakfast is served in the mornings. Water cooler available for refilling bottles downstairs . There were no big downsides as far as I am concerned. Great value especially given the location, staff friendliness and the cleanliness of the place.
Mini guesthouse with very helpful staff who speak korean/chinese/english”
2 nights at pencil guesthouse which i booked 15min before popping in. The 4 pax female dorm is small and some beds do not have power sockets accessible from the bed. Common areas are also small. Other than that, good shower with heater. Free wifi and good security (ie safe). They also have very helpful staff. The helpful crew is the best plus point of this mini guesthouse.
Hostel is close to Hongtik University station. Room is clean. Nice coffee shops are around the hostel. Surrounding environment is good too. Although there were some noise from people at street in night time (I opened window in night time), I can slept well as the bed is good. I will introduce to my friend and I will stay again if I go to Seoul again.
We have a late night flight (4am). Before we flew off they contacted us on the check in instruction as there was no staff on duty. Check in is easy. The hostel is also close to Hongdae shopping and restaurant area, close to metro. Super convenient.
Very convenient, nice choice for shopping and dining ”
Hongdae is a nice shopping and dining area. Pencil guest house is a great choice of all. We arrived by late night flight. Before we board the guest house has already contacted us on how to check in as they do not have overnight staff. But it's really easy to check in. The guest house doesn't have an elevator but it's still alright. Many cool restaurants and cafe are around. Metro is just 5 mins away by walking. I highly recommend this place. If the guest house provides more towels will be better.
room is comfortable. only offset is sheets used as blanket (too thin). my room are on 4th floor. no lift. check in/check out will need to carry big luggage up/down (with help from the friendly staff - who speaks perfect English!) Though address is in Hongdae, but will need to walk about 10mins to reach Hongdae. having to walk past metro underpass. area relatively safe even with 2 girls returning back to hotel past midnight. Self help breakfast is provided at lobby. unfortunately unable to wake up for it. Wifi speed is fine. Quaint check in area.
It has all the things that we need in a hotel”
Out of all the hotels we checked, we were so happy to find Pencil Mini as it meets all of our group's "requirements" - our own TV so we can watch all the Korean shows we want, free breakfast, hi-speed wifi that is available anywhere within the hotel, private and clean bathroom, good and clean interiors, close to the train station with no transfers to/from the airport and close to the tourist spots, a suitable space for our luggages, a bed for each of us and, of course, the price should is within our budget as we were staying for more than a week. Not all budget hotels were able to meet our checklist. The owner, Abby, and the staff are very kind and helpful. They have initiative to help us, speaks english very well and very attentive to our requests. This has been the best stay so far compared to other 3 hotels I've been to :).
Excellent services from staff^^”
It was a great experience that we can stay in PencilMini in this Korea trip. My friends and I totally enjoyed to stay there! The main reason was the staff are extremely nice and helpful! Before we go, we requested a room at lower floor, they made fast response. As they can speak fluent English, everytime we met, we chatted so happily! They were active to introduce us somewhere famous to visit. I still remember Abby helped us to call the takeaway service, so warm :) Besides, the room was clean and tidy. So we felt very comfortable. Also, if you have need, you can ask staff to tidy up the room. In addition, PencilMini have a common area on ground floor, we can have meal in there. Especially they provide breakfast service, my friends and I were enjoyed to have breakfast there everyday! At last, PencilMini is close to Hongdae metro station, walking about 5-7 mins. It is so convenient. Since our lugguages were so heavy, that why we felt lucky that the hostel is near to the station! Therefore, if we visit Korea next time, we will try our best to back PencilMini again!!!! ^ ^
Wonderful! Will definitely go back again!”
It was good. My flight was supposed to reach Seoul at 12midnight but the manager (Abby) checked with me beforehand so that she would be there to welcome us. Unfortunately, our flight got delayed four hours, but she was still there to welcome us at 4 am. We did keep her informed about our flight delay. The mini hotel is slightly difficult to find in the dark even in the cab as it is around the corner. However, in the daytime, we noted that it is very close to the train station (Hongik Uni). It is also about a 10 minutes walk to hongdae street which has many local food and shopping and stays open late in the night. As the only available twin room upon check in was at level 6 (there are no lifts), Abby offered to let us stay in a four men bunk at level 2 instead. We did note that the beds in the four men bunk were slightly lacking as you can feel the strips of wood attached to the thin bed. The beds in the twin room were definitely more comfortable. The rooms and toilet were very clean and Pencil does provide for soap, shampoo, toothpaste, hairdryer and even a fridge. There is also breakfast provided in the morning (bread, cereal, milk, orange juice, and eggs (you get to cook the eggs yourself)). They also maintain a delivery book where you can get to choose many different types of korean food to be delivered to the mini hotel, and the managers are more than happy to help you with the delivery! Last but not least, the managers (Abby and Pei) are awesome people to be with. They are very friendly and helpful, and makes you feel at home. Abby even accompanied us to the train station on the last day to bid us farewell. You will also get to meet other travelers in the building if you're lucky. I will definitely come back again!
comfortable, friendly, and feels like home”
It was great and really nice. Highly recommended for those who expected new friends and warm hospitality. I love how they always try to offer helps to me. I will surely be back if I visit Seoul again. Thanks Abbey and Antone.
Terrible organize website”
I only book one room, recived two booking message with two different booking code. Is the web site error or other, and also can't cancel one if them booking, arrived had to checkin both room or no room for me. So I need to pay on my credit card for one room , and pay cash on the other room.
Pleasant stay! Love the guest house :)”
We love love love staying at Pencil Guest House. Clean, cozy, and it has perfect location (very close from Hongdae Station Exit 3). The staff was so helpful and super nice. Be prepared if you have big luggage because they have 5 stories-building ;) Thank you Pencil! ❤️
Good location and nice staff”
It was my 1st time staying here eventho i have been to Seoul many times (and mostly stay in Hongdae). I like the room, it was dormitory but with bathroom inside the room (so only shared with room mate). The staff was nice and friendly, and she helped me to bring my luggage to 4th floor (unfortunately no lift haha). Thankyou, and maybe i will comeback again next time.
Pencil Guesthouse Hongdae