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Roi House
2 out of 5
14, Donggyo-ro 41-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul, Seoul
The price is $13 per night
0.3 mi from city center
4.4/5Excellent! (118 reviews)
Super clean and comfy

"Best guesthouse I've visited in Korea - and I've been to quite many. Extremely clean and tidy with nice facilities. Location is very good, it's just a few minutes from all the hassle from Hongdae (and the subway), on a nice peaceful street full of beautiful cafes. I stayed in a dormitory and the ..."…"

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2019

Roi House
Lux Guesthouse - Hostel
2 out of 5
156, Wausan-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul
The price is $18 per night
0.47 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (35 reviews)

"very clean place, very worth the money, easy access"…"

Reviewed on Dec 25, 2019

Lux Guesthouse - Hostel
9 Brick Hotel
3.5 out of 5
32, Hongik-ro 5-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $82 per night
0.38 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (480 reviews)

"Adorable boutique hotel in a great location! Super cute details in room."…"

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2020

9 Brick Hotel
RYSE, Autograph Collection
4.5 out of 5
130, Yanghwa-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul
The price is $123 per night
0.3 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (623 reviews)

"I simply loved the hotel and it was one of best hotels I stayed in Seoul. The"…"

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2020

RYSE, Autograph Collection
BOBO Hotel
3 out of 5
94, Yanghwa-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul
The price is $49 per night
0.51 mi from city center
3.9/5Good! (149 reviews)

"The first night, the room was very dirty, luckily, we were able to change to a bit bigger and a very clean room the next day after complaining to the manager ! The location is very good but very noisy as it located on the main traffic intersection ! Very very hot at night under central heat system ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2019

BOBO Hotel
BUTLER:LEE RAILPARK-Caters to Women
2.5 out of 5
37, Seongmisan-ro 26-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul, Seoul
The price is $22 per night
0.25 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (7 reviews)

"방이 깔끔하고 쾌적한 숙소입니다. 칫솔도 있어요. 다만 방음이 조금 잘 안되는 편이예요.."…"

Reviewed on May 4, 2020

BUTLER:LEE RAILPARK-Caters to Women
Amanti Hotel Seoul
4 out of 5
31, World Cup buk-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $73 per night
0.26 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (896 reviews)
Awesome experience with Amanti

"Amazing hotel with friendly staff and superb facilities. Right balance between convenience and quietness. Will definitely visit again!"…"

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

Amanti Hotel Seoul
Hotel The Designers Hongdae
3.5 out of 5
373-9 Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, Seoul
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $32 per night
0.55 mi from city center
3.3/5 (759 reviews)

"I LOVE the oversized bathtub in my room. The coffee machine wasn’t working at the Humming Bella coffee shop / bakery shop. Tea was available though."…"

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2020

Hotel The Designers Hongdae
24guesthouse Sinchon
2.5 out of 5
9, Sinchon-ro 18-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul, Seoul
The price is $38 per night
0.7 mi from city center
3.8/5Good! (625 reviews)

"The big problem is you need to lift your belongings for checkin"…"

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2019

24guesthouse Sinchon
DAOL guest house
3 out of 5
212-26, Dongyo-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul, Seoul
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $66 per night
0.09 mi from city center
4.8/5Exceptional! (97 reviews)

"The location was in a great area with many stores, restaurants, and bars. The family, especially, Amy were very warm and accommodating. My room was spotless and breakfast was great!"…"

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

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Visiting Hongdae

Travelers to Hongdae give high marks for the college vibe and top-notch restaurants. This city also attracts tourists with its cafés and bars. Top sights around the area include Seoul World Cup Stadium, Sungnyemun Gate, and Deoksugung Palace.

  • There are 288 hotels and other accommodations in Hongdae
  • The closest major airport is in Seoul (GMP-Gimpo Intl.), 6.6 mi (10.6 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in Seoul (ICN-Incheon Intl.), 27 mi (43.4 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Hongdae

Cultural venues in the city include Trickeye Museum, Hongdae Music Show Theatre, and KT&G Sangsangmadang Hongdae. The university setting is a highlight of the city and Hongik University is worth a campus tour. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Yeonnam-dong Community Service Center and War and Women's Human Rights Museum.

In Hongdae, you'll be able to select from 288 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have a variety of choices for your holiday getaway. Here are top ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • DAOL guest house - This 3-star guesthouse in Mapo features free WiFi, a free manager's reception, and laundry facilities. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its breakfast and clean, comfortable rooms.
  • Y's House - Hostel - Our customers like the breakfast and quiet location at this hostel. This 2-star hostel in Mapo features free breakfast, free WiFi, and concierge services.
  • Hongdae Style Guesthouse - Guests who stay at this 2.5-star guesthouse in Mapo can enjoy access to free breakfast and a terrace, along with free WiFi. Expedia customers like its quiet location and helpful staff.

Outside the city, popular places to visit include Seoul World Cup Stadium, located 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from the heart of the city, and Sungnyemun Gate, which is 2.9 mi (4.6 km) away.

Getting Around Hongdae

Walk to nearby metro stations like Hongik University Station, Mangwon Station, and Sangsu Station. If you'd like to venture out around the area, you may want a rental car for your journey.

Dressing for Hongdae

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 55°F and the nighttime average to be 15°F
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 82°F during the day and 35°F at night
  • July through September averages 87°F during the day and 52°F at night
  • In October-December, the average temperature is 72°F during the day and 17°F at night
  • Average annual rainfall for Hongdae is 49.70 inches
  • Hottest months are usually August and July with an average temperature of 84°F, while the coldest months are January and December with an average of 19°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in Hongdae?
DAOL guest house is a favorite with Expedia customers. This 3-star guesthouse offers free WiFi and a free manager’s reception. It is located a short 13-minute walk from Hongik University. Other top choices based on reviews include NABI Hostel and DW Stay Hongdae.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Hongdae, will I receive a refund?
Yes, most room reservations are fully refundable if you cancel before the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which is often 24 or 48 hours before the scheduled arrival. If you have a non-refundable reservation, you might be able to cancel it and receive a refund within a 24-hour period of booking. Plug in your dates, click on “Search”, then use the “free cancellation” filter to view the best deals available in Hongdae.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Hongdae?
For more information about picking new dates or cancelling your trip to Hongdae, head over to our customer service page.
What's the best budget-friendly hotel in Hongdae?
Based on reviews, Cocoon stay Hongdae Guesthouse is a popular 1.5-star guesthouse for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free breakfast and free WiFi. Other choices for your budget-friendly stay include OppaHostel and D.H Sinchon Guesthouse.
What's the best hotel for a family trip to Hongdae?
BoA travel house is a guesthouse with free parking and laundry facilities, and it’s a top choice on Expedia for families. Other options for your kid-friendly vacation include Hongdae Guesthouse - Hostel and BB Hongdae. Attractions in the area like Lotte World and COEX Aquarium are also fun for kids of all ages.
What's the best accommodation for a romantic getaway to Hongdae?
BoA travel house is a favorite guesthouse for couples, and features rainfall showerheads and free WiFi.
What's the best pet-friendly accommodation in Hongdae?
Fortune Guest House - Hostel is a top property for people traveling with their pets, and offers laundry facilities and a computer station for its human guests. Other good options for you and your pet’s trip include iHouse ChinChin and The One Hostel.
What's the best boutique hotel in Hongdae?
AIDA Hotel is a favorite 3-star hotel with Expedia travelers looking for a stylish accommodation, featuring a bar and free valet parking.
What are some hotels with pools in Hongdae?
Amanti Hotel Seoul is a popular 4-star hotel featuring a seasonal outdoor pool, a restaurant, and free WiFi.
What is the best spa hotel in Hongdae?
Y HOTEL is a top spa hotel with 41 rooms, free WiFi, and coffee/tea in the lobby. Other popular spa hotels in Hongdae include OppaHostel and The Haemil Guesthouse.
What is staying in Hongdae like?
Travelers to Hongdae give high marks for the college vibe and top-notch restaurants. This city also attracts tourists with its cafés and bars. Top sights around the area include Namdaemun Market, Seoul City Hall, and Gyeongbok Palace. In Hongdae, there are 329 hotels and other accommodations to choose from.
What is there to see in Hongdae?
Cultural venues include Trickeye Museum, Hongdae Music Show Theatre, and War and Women’s Human Rights Museum. The university setting is a highlight and Hongik University is worth a campus tour. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Yeonnam-dong Community Service Center and KT&G Sangsangmadang Hongdae.

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