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i love this hostel... The staff is also extremely friendly and helpful staff .. the rooms/ bathrooms are clean only walk 15 to hongik station here are all the amenities you need- a TV, microwave, washing machine, fridge etc
I stayed here for 5 days when I was travelling in Seoul with 3 other friends.
Location is not bad in that it's Hongdae which is quite a convenient place to go to other tourist attractions in Seoul from. However, it's quite a walking distance...More
Had an awesome stay at Pencil. Stayed for 9 nights with two other friends in a family room of 4 last October 2013.
1. Location- The hostel's location was great. Place was safe and quiet since it was just far enough from the party places...More
The hostel was easy enough to locate with the provided directions. Our room was on the fourth floor and with so much shopping stashed in our luggage, the climb on the narrow steps was agonizing. Facilities-wise, it was great as we had a washing machine,...More
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Carefree enthusiasm is everywhere in this energetic neighborhood centered on Hongik University, Korea’s top art school. From its assortment of murals to the occasional amateur street performances, creativity and expression make up the wild and beating heart of vibrant Hongdae. At the Free and Hope Market (weekends at the Hongdae Children’s Playground) you'll find one of Seoul’s most popular handmade and creative markets
drawing consistent crowds. At Hongdae, there’s never a shortage of things to do and see; food and drink options are nearly endless as are shops and noraebang (karaoke) rooms. Hongdae is also one of Seoul’s top party and club scenes catering to a younger demographic; if a packed club isn’t your scene, you'll also find a range of music venues and bars offering live music in all genres. Although Hongdae has lost much of its unique appeal and undergone rapid commercialization in recent years, be sure to explore Hongdae’s edges in areas such as Sangsu-dong and Yeonnam-dong where Hongdae’s fiercely independent streak still runs freely.