Pencil Guesthouse Hongdae
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Pencil Guesthouse Hongdae

113-32 Donggyo-dong (22 Yeonhui-ro 1-gil), Mapo-gu, Hongdae, Seoul, South Korea
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    Pencil Guesthouse Hongdae Reviews

    8.6
    Excellent
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    10.0
    Exceptional

    "Good location near Hngdae station Cool and safe area Very he..."

    Mina

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    October 24, 2016

    8.9
    Excellent service
    Recommended by 93% of guests

    Things you’ll love about Pencil Guesthouse Hongdae

    Things you'll love

    • 380 meters to public transportation

    • Located in heart of Seoul

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Breakfast [free]

    Exceptional
    Location
    9.1
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    Exceptional location
    Popular neighborhood
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    Nearby
  • Deoksugung4.55 km
  • Myeong-dong4.85 km
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace5 km
  • The War Memorial of Korea5.23 km
  • Myeongdong Shopping Street5.25 km
  • Cheonggyecheon Stream5.42 km
  • N Seoul Tower5.62 km
  • National Museum of Korea6.22 km
  • Changdeokgung Palace6.22 km
  • Lotte World16.16 km
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    Value for money8.7
    Distance to city center5km
    Location rating9.1
    Nearest airportGimpo Airport (GMP)
    Distance to airport11.0 km

    Rooms available at Pencil Guesthouse Hongdae

    8.8
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    Double Bed Private En-Suite Room
    Double Bed Private En-Suite Room
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • Street view
    • 1 double bed
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    3 Person's Private En-Suite Room
    3 Person's Private En-Suite Room
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    • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
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    • 3 single beds
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    Economy Twin Room
    Economy Twin Room
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Twin Bed Private En-Suite Room
    Twin Bed Private En-Suite Room
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    • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
    • Street view
    • 2 single beds
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    Bunk Bed Twin Room
    Bunk Bed Twin Room
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    • Street view
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 bunk bed
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    4 Beds Private En-Suite Room
    4 Beds Private En-Suite Room
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    • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
    • Street view
    • 2 bunk beds
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    Family 1 Double and 1 Bunk Bed
    Family 1 Double and 1 Bunk Bed
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    • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
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    • 1 queen bed and 1 bunk bed...
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    Family Triple
    Family Triple
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
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    • 1 queen bed and 1 single b...
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    Private Single Room
    Private Single Room
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • Street view
    • 1 double bed
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    Deluxe Family Room
    Deluxe Family Room
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    • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
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    • 1 double bed and 1 bunk be...
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    What people love about Pencil Guesthouse Hongdae

    • 8.8
      Excellent

      "Good location, nice staffs, clean"

      Pavich

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      February 1, 2018

    • 8.4
      Excellent

      "Still feeling good & comfortable."

      Liew

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      March 31, 2016

    • 8.8
      Excellent

      "We have definitely enjoyed our stay especially with the close proximity to the metro station."

      Pei Y.

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      March 18, 2018

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    8.8
    Excellent

    "Room is nice and the staff onsite are great."

    Pei Y.

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    March 18, 2018

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    What they offer

    10.0
    Exceptional

    "Nearby environment is unexpectedly quiet when locating in th..."

    Janice

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    July 15, 2018

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    8.6
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    Cleanliness8.6
    Facilities7.9
    Location9.1
    Room comfort and quality8.8
    Service8.9
    Value for money8.7
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    8.4
    Excellent
    Osbert from Philippines
    Group
    3 Person's Private En-Suite Room
    Stayed 1 night in April 2019

    Good stay”

    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.

    Reviewed April 23, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Mathew from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Private Single Room
    Stayed 1 night in April 2019

    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

    Reviewed April 23, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Janice from Hong Kong
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 3 nights in June 2018

    Worthwhile choice”

    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!

    Reviewed July 15, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    Pei from Singapore
    Group
    3 Person's Private En-Suite Room
    Stayed 5 nights in October 2017

    Excellent”

    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.

    Reviewed March 18, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Nicole from Philippines
    Group
    Twin Bed Private En-Suite Room
    Stayed 4 nights in February 2018

    Exceptional”

    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.

    Reviewed March 06, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    FANYI from Taiwan
    Couple
    Double Bed Private En-Suite Room
    Stayed 5 nights in December 2017

    Good location”

    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.

    Reviewed December 25, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Lai from Taiwan
    Group
    Double Bed Private En-Suite Room
    Stayed 5 nights in September 2017

    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����.

    Reviewed September 24, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Ryan from United States
    Couple
    Twin Bed Private En-Suite Room
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2017

    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.

    Reviewed July 05, 2017
    8.0
    Excellent
    Elaine from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2016

    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.

    Reviewed November 16, 2016
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Sze from Hong Kong
    Solo traveler
    Double Bed Private En-Suite Room
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2016

    Nice place”

    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.

    Reviewed October 26, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Yuen from Hong Kong
    Couple
    Double Bed Private En-Suite Room
    Stayed 1 night in July 2016

    Good service”

    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.

    Reviewed October 06, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Yuen from Hong Kong
    Couple
    Double Bed Private En-Suite Room
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2016

    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.

    Reviewed July 30, 2016
    8.3
    Excellent
    CHACKY from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Twin Bed Private En-Suite Room
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2014

    cute hotel”

    n/a

    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.

    Reviewed August 25, 2014
    8.7
    Excellent
    Selena from Philippines
    Group
    4 Beds Private En-Suite Room
    Stayed 7 nights in April 2014

    It has all the things that we need in a hotel”

    Affordable but has all the amenities that we need and has great staff

    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 :).

    Reviewed April 18, 2014
    9.7
    Exceptional
    KIN from Hong Kong
    Group
    4 Beds Private En-Suite Room
    Stayed 9 nights in March 2014

    Excellent services from staff^^”

    1. Extreme friendly 2. Whole hostel and room are clean & tidy 3. Locate closely to subway. Convenient!

    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!!!! ^ ^

    Reviewed April 08, 2014
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Ashley from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    Twin Bed Private En-Suite Room
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2014

    Wonderful! Will definitely go back again!”

    Awesome Staff! Clean place! good location!

    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!

    Reviewed March 11, 2014
    8.7
    Excellent
    Amelinda from Indonesia
    Solo traveler
    Twin Bed Private En-Suite Room
    Stayed 5 nights in October 2013

    comfortable, friendly, and feels like home”

    staff's quick help and hospitality, well prepared facilities, high internet speed.

    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.

    Reviewed October 11, 2013
    4.0
    Eddie from Australia
    Business traveler
    Family Triple
    Stayed 1 night in March 2019

    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.

    Reviewed March 04, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Ratih from Indonesia
    Couple
    Double Bed Private En-Suite Room
    Stayed 8 nights in October 2018

    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! ❤️

    Reviewed November 01, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Nuke from Indonesia
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 4 nights in March 2018

    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.

    Reviewed March 25, 2018
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