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