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The Closest Hostel

The Closest Hostel

28 Yanghwa-ro 23-gil Mapogu, Seoul, South Korea Map Send to a friend
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Accommodation South Korea Seoul The Closest Hostel

The Closest Hostel

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There are several reasons you need to stay in the closest hostel. :-)

1. The only hostel and guesthouse you can see from the Hongik Univ. station.

( We hope you don't waste your time in the street with your big bag. Seoul's summer is really hot and humid. )

2. 24hours air-conditioning. ( Owner doesn't care about the earth but guests. )

3. Flexible check-out depending on the reservation for rooms.

4. A Good owner who do this business for fun. (Also a professional backpacker who have visited 50 countries and more than 150hostels in the world.)

5. The closest hostel like the name

(Only 1min. (120meter / 400feet) away from the exit3 of Hongik Univ. station. - Exit3 is the closest exit you can reach airport express and line no2 in the same time. Stations are quite big in Seoul.)

6. We use good amenities for you.

7. Tour Service such as the cheapest DMZ tour.

8. Perfect travel plan for Seoul and Korea.

9. The Owner Rick has a certificate to teach Korean. (If you are going to stay in Seoul for studying Korean, Rick is willing to help you without surcharge.)

We will give you the perfect service no matter what the price is. We decided to be in this industry, because we love people, especially travelers.

Lee will help you get everything you need in Korea. :-)

Hostel has 9rooms in 2 buildings but 1 reception.

1st building has 4rooms(reception building.)

- We didn't open the whole availability in the hostelworld.

However, we will let you know when you might stay in 2nd building that is even closer to the same station, if there is overbooking.

(Every guest preferred that building because of better facility and easier connection to the subway station.)

Koreans and minors cannot stay in this property because of law.

No show will cause first 3 nights payment.

(If it is a reservation less than 2 nights. It is going to be the 1 or 2nights depending on the reservation.

If it is longer than 7nights, we need to charge 7nights in total.)

Special Canncellation Policy for Peak Season:

For booking between Aug.1st and Oct.31th, we would like to require for 14 days cancellation in advance.



  • Free Breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Linen Included
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage

Important Information

You can get the map how to get to 'the closest hostel' from the 3rd picture of photo section.
Please check it first before you hit the road. :-)


Reception opens from 10am to 10pm.(9am to 11pm for busy season.)
However we might change reception time depending on guests' arrival time.
(Even in the busy season depending on schedules.)
So please let us know if your arrival time has changed.

If your flight is going to arrive at airport earlier than 8am or later than 8pm, please send us an email with your exact flight number, when you book a bed or a room.
Because we have check in time 10am to 10pm. (9am - 11pm in busy season)

Flight information(ex. TG101 / 1st April 2013) is necessary for us to set everything perfect for you.
And please check your email frequently about the reply from the hostel.
If it is too early or late, then we might not be able to help you. lol~

So please email us as soon as possible.

We might not be possible to help you early or late check in, when you make a reservation just one-two day before your arrival.

It takes 45mins between 'Incheon airport' and the 'Hongik Univ. station' by Airport rail. (2 hours in total including passport control and lugguage, if there is no delay.)

14 days(2weeks) advance notice for free cancellation.

No show will cause first 3 nights payment.
(If it is a reservation less than 2 nights. It is going to be the 1 or 2nights depending on the reservation.
If it is longer than 7nights, we need to charge 7nights in total.)

Passport is required.(Even though you are soldier or teacher in Korea.)
Payment On Arrival.
Cash payment only upon check in at the hostel.

This property is only for foreigners, therefore Korean travelers booking will be canceled by the hostel.


If you email us with your flight schedule, when you make your booking.
(ex. TG101 / 1st April 2013)
We will give you 1dollar discount as a small gift. ;-)

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Hotel Amenities

  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Breakfast Included
  • Café
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Hairdryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Meeting Room


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inroom facilities

  • Ceiling Fan

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