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Fortune Hongdae Hostel

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Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Fortune Hostel Hongdae is a good place to stay at especially for budget travellers. The owner Mr Kim is also very friendly and always smiles when he sees you. It is also at Hongdae area where there is great nightlife with many cafes/bars/pubs/clubs and shopping to do. Do note that because of this, this place might be a little noisy...

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Tokyo, Japan
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

The owner mr Kim was very friendly when i arrived. After the 1st night i woke up in pain and was covered in bites. I inspected my mattress and found that there was an infestation of bed bugs. I complained to Mr Kim and he moved me to the next bed. That night a new guest arrived and he also...

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진하 김, 오너 at Fortune Hongdae Hostel, responded to this review

hello this is owner. i sure that we have no bedbgs. i think that that night only korean peple. but your two guys are request refund. and so busy day and im a sick that night. next day. when you wake up, you shout to my mother without reason. my mother was shaking with fright. i think you was heavy...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 19 April 2015 via mobile

We had a great time in Seoul, especially because of Fortune Hostel. The location is great, right in the centre of Hongdae so it was filled with lots of restaurants and bars. The subway is a 10 minute walk away so its easy to reach all Seoul attractions. The room was comfy, with a big window. We were also provided...

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Thank BMuthurajah
Irvine, California
Reviewed 8 January 2015

Clean rooms, nice staff and great location if you're looking to party in Seoul. You definitely get what you pay for. Nice upstairs hangout area too. Staff are very friendly also. I would recommend this place.

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Thank Sheila V
Incheon, Incheon, South Korea
Reviewed 8 January 2015

This hostel was by far the best hostel in Hongdae! The facility, especially the upstairs, is spacious and well laid out. It even has a projector for a movie night or even karaoke. Perfect for getting people together for a little pre-game before the night in Hongdae. And the location is perfect! Right in the middle of the bar and...

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Thank Michael L
Reviewed 6 January 2015

The owner is kindly and lovely. He help you everything if he can do. And location is a great. Near walking street , bar , pub. Is so good if you love night life. I love this hostel.next time this hostel is a first choice.

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Thank feifei94
Reviewed 20 November 2014

I have stayed at many Guesthouses and Hostels in Sinchon and Hondae area and Fortune is by far, hands down the best! Mr. Kim and his staff are very cordial and accommodating with any questions you may have. They have made my stay here very pleasant and best of all, he knows how to engage and entertain his guest here...

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Thank Will H
Manila, Philippines
Reviewed 6 November 2014 via mobile

Been here last October 25-31 2014. Fortune Hostel is a very nice place. Me and my friends loved this place so much. Staffs are very kind especially Mr. Kim, we'll surely be staying at this place again when we come back in Korea~

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Thank paulinemarindo
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 29 August 2014

I have been to this place almost every weekend that I went to Seoul. If you come to Hongdae to experience the nightlife on a budget, the price and the location of this hostel can not be beat. The staff are all very knowledgeable and helpful. The owner is very friendly and welcoming.

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Thank John A
Seongnam
Reviewed 9 March 2014

The location is great if you plan to hang out in Hongdae area. I was attending a concert that started pretty late, so opted to stay here instead of a motel. Room was very basic with just the bunk bed (not even a trash can inside). Men's bathroom on one floor and women's bathroom being on another floor was annoying...

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It’s time to stay at “FORTUNE HOSTEL”Everyone is welcome to “FORTUNE HOSTEL”We are offering an affordable and high quality accommodation, with varieties of free services to our guest, as well as necessary information on Korean history and cultureWe are located near Hongik University(Hongdae). One of the hottest location in Seoul.FORTUNE HOSTEL is convenient for transportation. It’s only take you 9 minutes walking from Hongik University Station, Exit No.9 (Subway Line No.2 or Airport Railroad Train Line) and approximately 45 minutes from Incheon and Gimpo Airport by Airport Railroad Train(AREX).Located in the heart of Hongdae, give you great access to enjoy the colorful latest fashion, savoring famous Korean delicacies and to absorb the vibrant and energetic nightlife. Furthermore, you can go to famous places such as City hall, Myeong-dong, Dongdaemun Market, Namdaemum Market, Cheonggyecheon, Insadong etc. easily by taking Subway Line No.2 (to City hall – 10 minutes).We will do our best for our guests by supporting all needed travel information.Now !! Just click on RESERVATION, come and experience “FORTUNE HOSTEL’Get a fortune at Fortune~ ... more   less 

Additional Information about Fortune Hongdae Hostel

Address: 49, Eoulmadang-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul 04048, South Korea
Region: South Korea > Seoul
Price Range: €13 - €47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Fortune Hongdae Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 11
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“If you have a big party, call in advance and try to book the big 8-bedroom. It will make the party experience even better!”
 of 5 bubbles michaellH2347XA, 7 Jan 2015 | Read review
“All rooms are clean and spacious, can't go wrong..”
 of 5 bubbles Q982QPdavidd, 20 Sep 2013 | Read review
“The 6th floor wi-fi isn't so good and room by the balcony is a lil bit noisy from the street, but the view is tremendous.”
 of 5 bubbles eisyal, 16 Sep 2013 | Read review
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