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Hongdae Pencil Guesthouse

113-32 Donggyo-dong (22 Yeonhui-ro 1-gil), Mapo-gu, Seoul 121-816, South Korea
+82 (0) 704 409 9097

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based on 181 reviews
Hongdae Pencil Guesthouse - Seoul, South Korea
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Distance to city centre 5.7 km
Location rating 9.7
Nearest airport Seoul Incheon Intl
Distance to airport 43.6 km


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  • Excellent
    Feb 2020

    The staff was excellent, the breakfast was simple but perfect, the location was decent, the beds were very comfortable, and the room was overall clean. The bathroom was clean and the shower head was better than my one at home! Would highly recommend to other traveling young people/traveling on a budget.

    The location was great in hongdae. But that meant super loud drunk people could be heard from the street from midnight until at least 2. Which is when I finally passed out. Also no clear entrance- I walked around twice before realizing where the door was. And no elevator. This isn’t anything the site can control, but I hadn’t thought to make sure before booking and was left in a lot of pain. So just be aware. The shower is attached to the sink, and there’s no place to hang the shower head while showering. I had to hold it the whole time. Not necessarily bad things, just be aware of them and what you expect when renting a room.

  • Excellent
    Jan 2020

    Really clean, comfy and calm guesthouse. Location is just 3 mins from hongik uni station and very easy to find. Had no problems during our stay.

  • Excellent
    Jan 2020

    Great location and nice spacious room. Good customer service from the front desk people.

  • Excellent
    Nov 2019

    Delightful location near food, shopping and transportation. Excellent and clean rooms, and easy to access despite arriving at midnight after closure of the front desk. Also option for room cleaning during the stay, which is uncommon in my hostel experience. Great breakfast coffee/juice but more importantly this excellent chocolate cereal that will hereby influence my dietary decisions into the future.

    Super stiff beds, hurt our shoulders for the first day but we got over it with more strategic pillow positioning. Gotta be careful of the marble floors - looks excellent, but any wetness on the stairs from a dropped cup of water or the rain outside means you can slip!

  • Excellent
    Nov 2019

    Location is very good, around 5 mins from Exit 5. The room is very clean.

    Stay at 5th floor, everyday go back is a challenge.

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With a stay at Hongdae Pencil Guesthouse, you'll be centrally located in Seoul, within a 5-minute drive of Hongik University and Seoul World Cup Stadium. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a computer station, and express check-in. Free self parking is available onsite.



Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly

8.8 Excellent

based on 181 reviews









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  • Friendly service
  • Clean rooms
  • Close to public transport

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Complimentary breakfast
Free Wi-Fi
Bicycle hire
No smoking
Storage available
Business centre
Concierge service
Laundry facilities
Express check out
Free Internet
Pets not allowed
Designated smoking area
Cable or satellite TV

FAQs when booking at Hongdae Pencil Guesthouse

Where is Hongdae Pencil Guesthouse located?

Hongdae Pencil Guesthouse is located at 113-32 Donggyo-dong (22 Yeonhui-ro 1-gil), Mapo-gu in Mapo-gu, 5.7 km from the centre of Seoul. Namdaemun Market is the closest landmark to Hongdae Pencil Guesthouse.

When is check-in time and check-out time at Hongdae Pencil Guesthouse?

Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 11:00 at Hongdae Pencil Guesthouse.

Does Hongdae Pencil Guesthouse offer free Wi-Fi?

Yes, Hongdae Pencil Guesthouse offers free Wi-Fi.

Does Hongdae Pencil Guesthouse offer free parking?

No, Hongdae Pencil Guesthouse does not offer free parking.

Does Hongdae Pencil Guesthouse offer free airport shuttle service?

No, Hongdae Pencil Guesthouse does not offer free airport shuttle service.

How far is Hongdae Pencil Guesthouse from the airport?

Hongdae Pencil Guesthouse is 11 km from Seoul Gimpo Intl.

Can you bring pets to Hongdae Pencil Guesthouse?

No, pets are not allowed at Hongdae Pencil Guesthouse.

Does Hongdae Pencil Guesthouse have a pool?

No, Hongdae Pencil Guesthouse does not have a pool on-site.


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Most popular landmarks

  • Namdaemun Market 4.6 km
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace 4.9 km
  • Noryangjin Fish Market 5.1 km
  • War Memorial of Korea 5.2 km
  • National Folk Museum 5.3 km
  • N Seoul Tower 5.6 km

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Seoul Gimpo Intl 11 km
Seoul Incheon Intl 43.6 km
Seoul Bus 4.1 km
Gwangmyeong 16.4 km

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