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Hao Guesthouse, Hongdae, Seoul, South Korea

Hao Guesthouse is in the Hongdae area of Seoul – just a five-minute walk from Exit 7 of the Hongik Metro Station. The Hongdae area is clean, has lively pedestrian streets full of restaurants, shops, market stalls and buskers. The atmosphere in this area is fantastic and an added bonus is that there is a newly opened Information Centre on the pedestrian mall.

The guesthouse is down a small side street near the station and our room is on the ground floor of a 3-storey building.

Our room, No. 101, is quite small with a double bed against one wall and a small pine table and stool in one corner, a coat rack, a television on the wall and a split system air conditioner (heat and cold).

We have a private bathroom (off our bedroom) and it is really a wet room with toilet and pedestal basin. The shower is hand held and there is no separate shower area screened off from the rest of the bathroom.

While the accommodation is quite basic, it is clean and the bed is comfortable.

Upstairs in the reception area there are communal kitchen facilities and breakfast is included in the price of our room. Breakfast consists of cereal, toast, fruit, etc – and we make it ourselves.

Other rooms in the guesthouse include dormitory rooms with shared bathroom facilities.

This accommodation would suit young backpacker travellers and those who are young at heart looking for inexpensive, clean accommodation for a night or two.

We love the location. Hongik University is in this area and there are lots of young people about – there’s a good vibe.

Photos of Hao Guesthouse
19-20 June 2017

By |2018-08-27T15:40:46+10:00June 21st, 2017|Categories: Accommodation Reviews, South Korea|0 Comments

The Central Park Hotel Songdo, Incheon, South Korea

Central Park Hotel SongdoWe stayed at The Central Park Hotel Songdo in Seoul as an STPC (stopover paid by carrier) flying Korean Airlines from Sydney to Prague.

The hotel was located about a 30-minute drive from Incheon Airport and we travelled to the hotel by bus, courtesy of Korean Airlines. On arrival we had a quick and easy check in at Reception.

The Central Park Hotel Songdo is a newish hotel – built in 2014. Our room was on the 9th floor – Room 918 – a very spacious room with two beds – one large bed and one a little smaller. They looked like a King Size bed and a Double bed size.

The room felt quite luxurious with furniture that was quite ornate and decorated in gold tones.


By |2018-08-27T15:40:46+10:00May 19th, 2017|Categories: Accommodation Reviews, South Korea|0 Comments
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