|Hongdae (Hongik Univ.) and Sinchon areas are two popular places where young people hang out in that has various shops, restaurants, and entertainment. Hongdae has many clubs, bars, and shops. It is also a place where many young artists hold unique performances. A lot of Korean language institutes are located in Sinchon and Ewha area, where many foreign residents can be seen hanging out in these areas. Around Sinchon Station area, there are many motels offering affordable accommodations. Besides motels, Sinchon, Ewha Univ., and Hongdae areas have many kinds of guest houses at moderate rates.|
|Kim’s Guest House|
|Just a short walking distance away from Hapjeong Station is Kim’s Guest House, offering clean facilities and a family atmosphere. The neat wooden floors are nice to walk on in your bare feet, and the guest house provides dormitory style rooms, twin room s, double, and triple bedrooms, giving you a wider selection to choose from.|
There is a laundry room with irons prepared for your use, and each room is equipped with an air conditioner to keep you cool during the summer. Personal lockers are available in each room for safekeeping. Free internet access, and a simple breakfast consisting of bread and jam, and coffee is provided. For visitors who stay more than 3 days, the guesthouse can store your larger bags while you are traveling around to other cities.
|Location : 443-16, Hagjeong-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul|
Inquiries : +82-2-337-9894/ e-mail: email@example.com
Homepage : www.kimsguesthouse.com (Korean, English, Japanese)
Directions : Subway Line No.2, No.6 Hapjeong Station Exit No.8 → Pass SK Gas Station and Holt Children’s Services, and make a right at the second SK Gas Station→ Make a left at the third intersection → Make a right at Neona Supermarket, and walk pass Kim Ji Hyun Hair Salon and Mangwon Car Center → A red 2-story Western-style house on the right is Kim’s Guest House.
* For first time visitors, the directions may be a little difficult, so contact the guest house in advance to arrange a free pick up at Hapjeong Station.
Rates : Dormitory-style rooms: 15,000 won, Single rooms: 27,000 won, Double & Twin rooms: 37,000 won, Triple rooms: 47,000 won for 1 night
Dormitory-style room: 28,000 won, Single rooms: 48,000 won, Double & Twin rooms: 68,000 won, Triple rooms : 90,000 won for 2 nights
5% discount for more than a 2-weeks stay, 10% discount for more than a 4-weeks stay (Discount not applicable in July & August)
|Stay Korea Guest House|
|The young couple owners of Stay Korea Guest House are known to be very friendly, and are capable of speaking English, Japanese, and French. Also, it is located a short walk away from the popular Hongdae area where the clubs and restaurants are located.|
Free internet access is available, and a large screen TV is located in the common room with a DVD player and cable TV. You can also freely use the washing machine and microwave oven. A simple breakfast consisting of coffee, tea, and toast is inclusive with the room rate. The guest house provides personal lockers for safekeeping. There are three types of rooms- dormitory style twin and single rooms. For those staying more than 1 week, a 20% discount is offered.
|Location : 566-4, Yeonnam-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul|
Inquiries : +82-2-336-9026/ e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Homepage : http://www.staykorea.co.kr/ (Korean, English, Japanese, French)
Directions : Subway Line No.2 Hongik Univ. Station Exit No.2 → Make a left at the Oil Bank Gas Station and another left at the first three-way junction → Pass the first intersection and make a right at the first three-way junction.
Rates : Dormitory rooms: 15,000 won / Twin rooms: 25,000 won / Single rooms: 35,000 won (all rates for 1 person)
* 20% discount for those staying more than 1 week
(discount applied for guests staying in dormitory rooms more than 2 weeks)
* Free transportation service to the airport for those staying more than 1 month
* Cash Advance only, credit cards not accepted
|Located only 40 minutes from Incheon International Airport, Hotel Seokyo is only minutes away from Hongdae subway station. The hotel has 115 comfortably spacious guestrooms. The overall interior is brightly colored in ivory and brown with wooden furniture. Two types of guestrooms are offered: Western style rooms and Eastern style rooms (ondols, no beds). The hotel has restaurants, a coffee shop, and a sauna for the convenience of the guests. 30% discount is offered if you make reservations online. Rates are around 100,000 won. |
|Location : 354-5, Seokyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul|
Inquiries : +82-2-330-7777/ e-mail: email@example.com
Homepage : www.hotelseokyo.co.kr (Korean, English, Japanese)
Directions : Subway Line No.2 Hongik Univ. Station Exit No.6 → Walk straight and go past Omuto Tomato
Rates : Twin rooms, Double rooms, Deluxe rooms, Ondol rooms: 200,000 won, Ondol Deluxe rooms: 250,000 won
* Special rates are offered depending on the season, so be sure to inquire about the special rates before making reservations.
|Hotel Holiday Inn Seoul|
|Holiday Inn Seoul has Western, Japanese, Chinese and Korean restaurants, cafes, and bars. Special seasonal packages are offered, and various events are held such as BBQ parties and more with special discounts. Located in Mapo, the hotel is conveniently near Yeui-do, Jongno, and Sinchon with convenient transportation to various areas in Seoul. It is also located in a business precinct, attracting many businessmen. Behind the hotel are many entertainment facilities for visitors to enjoy.|
|Location : 169-1, Dohwa-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul|
Inquiries : +82-2-717-9441/ e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Homepage : http://www.holiday-inn.co.kr (Korean, English)
Directions : Take Subway Line No.5 to Mapo Station and go out of Exit No.3
Rates : Single rooms: 200,000 won / Twin & Double rooms: 240,000 won
* If you make online reservations in advance, you can stay for a discounted rate.
|Hotel Mirabeau is located in between Ehwa Women’s University and Sinchon, and is especially popular among women. This hotel is located only a few minutes away from Ewha Women Univ. Station and Sinchon Station, and is also convenient when visiting other areas in Seoul. There are many boutique shops, restaurants, bars, theaters, and more around this area.|
Hotel Mirabeau has 7 floors, and the 50 guestrooms are located between 2nd and 7th floors, with two types of rooms; Western and Eastern style. Hotel guests receive 10% discount on food and drinks served in the hotel, and all rooms have free internet access. The facilities are not fancy, but very clean.
|Location : 104-36, Daehyun-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul|
Inquiries : +82-2-556-8272
Homepage : http://www.hotelmirabeau.co.kr (Korean, English, Japanese)
Directions : Take Subway Line No.2 to Ewha Women Station and go out of Exit No.1 → Walk straight and then cross the first crosswalk (5 minutes from the subway)
Rates: Double rooms: 89,000 won / Twin rooms: 110,000 won
* Internet reservations offer a discounted rated of 71,000 won. The discount prices may vary depending on the season, so be sure to check before making reservations.