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Great memories come from the Pencil~!!

Just 1 minute walk from Hong-ik Univ.(Hong-dae) subway and Airport Railroad Train Station Exit No.3 to Pencil Guesthouse & Mini hotel in Seoul.

== Hong-dae Pencil guesthouse & Mini Hotel ==

Homey and friendly atmosphere will get you happy with your stay at Pencil.

You will get along with many backpackers and travelers around the world. Share the information about Korea and Seoul with the other guests.

Mini hotel's room, it's Modern & Clean, En-suite style. All rooms have 32 inch big screen TV, Fridge, Air-conditioner and high speed wifi is possible. Recommendable rooms for couple, family and friends with their own private room.

-Breakfast included (toast, jam, Korean style mixed coffee, )

-When you check-in, we provide the most specific Hongdae map and Seoul map for free with very kind explanation from the staffs.

* In Hongdae area!!! There are Cafe, Clubbing, BBQ restaurant, Shopping, Street performance areas you can enjoy with this map easily.

-Washing machines, Hair dryers, Wi-Fi (4 Common computers for the guest), Bicycles rental (easy access to Han-River)

-Tour information, K-pop information and updated M/V

Pencil Mini Hotel was newly opened near the Hongik University area - which is the hottest spot in Seoul. For a long stay or a short stay, here is the perfect place. Clean and calm but very close to the busy cosmopolitan street.

Cancellation Policy

10days before check in-no charge

5 days before check in - 50% of total booking or 1 night (which ever higher)

4 days before check in - 100% of total booking.

'Only cash accepted during check in. Strictly no cards and no refund after check in..'

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Highlights

  • Free Breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • 24 Hour Check-In
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transfers
  • Linen Included

Important Information

==Hongdae Pencil hostel and mini hotel==

Cancellation Policy
10days before check in-no charge
5 days before check in - 50% of total booking or 1 night (which ever higher)
4 days before check in - 100% of total booking.

- Female Dorm
- Mixed Dorm
- 4 Bed Private Ensuite Room
- 3 Person's Private Ensuite Room (2 bunk beds only for 3 people)
- Twin Private Ensuite Room
- Double Private Ensuite Room
- Information desk & Lounge

Pencil features include:

- Free Wireless Internet Connection
- Free Seoul Maps and Advice
- Free Luggage storage
- Free Satellite TV and films
- Free bicycles rental(5 bicycles / 1st come 1st served)

'Only cash accepted during check in. Strictly no cards and no refund after check in..'

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Excellent 93%

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Is not easy to find the hostel on the day you check in but after you stay you will love the
place !

P/S : Room very small and the hostel without lift.

Overall
4
Location
4
Cleanliness
4
Value
3
Facilities
4
Service
4

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

I stayed in the 4 bed female dorm on the 1st floor. The hostel is more like a house that they converted into a hostel. which gives it a more homey feeling. Be warned that if you are a very light sleeper, enjoy peace and quiet and require more than 8 hours of beauty sleep, it may get quite rowdy at night depending on the crowd present at that time. Especially if you live downstairs like me, which is right next to the living room and kitchen. So any drunk conversations or "HAPPY HOURS" can be vividly heard from the room. Either join them or plug in your headphones to tune it out. hahah... overall, the owners were really awesome! they speak relatively good english and chinese. They are always more than willing to help you out. the hostel only has 2 bathrooms which may cause chaos in the mornings and evenings, since as many as 30 people can be living there. BUt if you don't mind waiting or just waking up slightly earlier to beat the "rush hour" then, this is not much of an issue. They provide towels, which are rather small but sufficient. The hostel has free wifi and the computers are on 24/7. They also have guitars if you are feeling bored and want to strum a few notes. The huge plasma screen TV is awesome, because they have tons of channels including korean channels and some channels that show NCIS, criminal minds etc. They also have this awesome subscription that allows you to watch the MVs of any korean group you like. I found out about this when i woke up early and the owner, DJ asked me which grp i liked (BIG BANG) which he then switched on a whole series of big bang mvs for me to watch. IN HD! haha. they provide free bread and eggs in the morning. just toast your bread and fry some eggs for a hearty breakfast before heading out. overall, for the price and location. pencil guesthouse is definitely getting a thumbs up from me. the atmosphere is nice and i would definitely go there again.

Overall
4
Location
5
Cleanliness
4
Value
3
Facilities
4
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

it was an awesome experience though when first arrive there was difficulties finding the place. thank you DJ and 아쩌씨. we will be sure to stay again if we are heading to seoul again.

Overall
5
Location
5
Cleanliness
4
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Service is top notch!!! DJ,his wife,Shim-se and the staff are all very warm and helpful!! Because of their vast experience in travelling industry, they offer very professional guide,tips on travelling in Korea - I even had a cycling guide along Han river for free! (bicycle rental free, first come first served).The hosts always did their best to help -I had lotsa funny requests :p hehe..

Location is very convenient, 3 minutes walk from Honggik University station, good base for exploring Hong dae area (best visited at night) and the Seoul city centre. Especially if you are arriving at the airport late at night because the A'rex train route covers Honggik university station.

Staying here is like home away from home. The facilities are comprehensive and the place is very clean. You will feel very comfortable from the warmth of the hosts. Occasionally they will have dinner together so it is also a good ground for experiencing the actual Korean culture. Overall, this is a very good accommodation! I will come stay here in my upcoming visits to Korea!

Overall
5
Location
4
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

We can warmly recommend Pencil to everyone! The staff was great, and we had a great time!!

Overall
5
Location
4
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
5

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Hotel Amenities

  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Breakfast Included
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Hairdryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included
  • Vending Machines

general

  • 24 Hour Security
  • Laundry Facilities

laundry

  • Washing Machine

communications

  • Fax Service

parking

  • Bicycle Parking
  • Free Parking

entertainment

  • Board Games

inroom facilities

  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities

sport& leisure

  • Cable TV

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