See why so many travelers make Mamas & Papas Hongdae Guesthouse their guest house of choice when visiting Seoul. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a budget friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travelers like you. Nearby landmarks such as Hongik University (0.4 mi) and Sinchon (1.0 mi) make Mamas & Papas Hongdae Guesthouse a great place to stay when visiting Seoul. Free wifi is offered to guests, and rooms at Mamas & Papas Hongdae Guesthouse offer air conditioning and a kitchenette. During your stay, take advantage of some of the amenities offered, including a 24 hour front desk and baggage storage. Guests of Mamas & Papas Hongdae Guesthouse are also welcome to enjoy barbeque facilities, located on site. During your visit, be sure to check out one of Seoul’s popular Italian restaurants such as Spacca Napoli, Ciuri Ciuri, and Fox Wine Bistro, all a short distance from Mamas & Papas Hongdae Guesthouse. Looking to explore? Then look no further than Hongik University Street (0.5 mi), which is a popular Seoul attraction – and it is conveniently located within walking distance of the guest house. At Mamas & Papas Hongdae Guesthouse, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to Seoul.

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Property amenities

Free internet


BBQ facilities

Baggage storage

Non-smoking hotel

Shared bathroom

24-hour front desk

Laundry service

Shared kitchen

ATM on site

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Room features

Family rooms


Hair dryer

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Languages Spoken

English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese and 3 more



47, Eoulmadang-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul 04048 South Korea

Name/address in local language

Getting there

SangsuSeoul Metropolitan Subway4 min

HapjeongSeoul Metropolitan Subway7 min



Carefree enthusiasm is everywhere in this energetic neighborhood centered on Hongik University, Korea’s top art school. From its assortment of murals to the occasional amateur street performances, creativity and expression make up the wild and beating heart of vibrant Hongdae. At the Free and Hope Market (weekends at the Hongdae Children’s Playground) you’ll find one of Seoul’s most popular handmade and creative markets drawing consistent crowds. At Hongdae, there’s never a shortage of things to do and see; food and drink options are nearly endless as are shops and noraebang (karaoke) rooms. Hongdae is also one of Seoul’s top party and club scenes catering to a younger demographic; if a packed club isn’t your scene, you’ll also find a range of music venues and bars offering live music in all genres. Although Hongdae has lost much of its unique appeal and undergone rapid commercialization in recent years, be sure to explore Hongdae’s edges in areas such as Sangsu-dong and Yeonnam-dong where Hongdae’s fiercely independent streak still runs freely.

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Traveler rating

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  • Good4
  • Average6
  • Poor3
  • Terrible6

Time of year

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Traveler type

  • Families
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  • Business
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  • English(19)
  • French(2)
  • Indonesian(2)
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Kuching, Malaysia39 contributions6 helpful votes

I reached Seoul in the midnight, so prior to that i have informed the hotel that i will reach the hotel probably 2-3am in the morning. Upon reaching the guesthouse, the door is locked and no one is around! I tried to contact the number on the notice board and it is not contactable at all! I tried to find other hotels and it’s all fully booked. I ended up didn’t sleep for the whole night. When i returned at 7am, no one is there still. There’s this one woman who helped us to go into the lobby of the guesthouse, she unable to get us check in as she is the worker of the downstair’s restaurant not of the guesthouse (Which i believe restaurant and guesthouse are the same owner). I waited there for another 2 hours because the woman told me the person who does the check in will probably come in at 9am. At 930am, there’s no one there still! I went to restaurant and this guy who is in charge of the check in said:”Oh you came late last night and no one is there” and not even a Sorry! The Hotel is dirty and smelly, the sewage system didn’t work well, you can see stool in the toilet bowl. Don’t stay there!! Not worth of your money!…

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Date of stay: June 2019



Sleep Quality

Trip type: Traveled with friendshttp://www.tripadvisor.com/

Jakarta, Indonesia90 contributions8 helpful votes

If you are kind of 24 hours traveler who wanted to enjoy life among the youngster, then this is a place for you. It closes to almost everything, clubs, restaurants, shops, stations, and cafes. Some of them open for 24 hours, some of them until 2 am. The guesthouse itself has 2 floors. They have a kitchen where you can cook your food, each floor has bathrooms, it would be better if they add more bathroom. There is a computer where you can use to check emails or just doing the browsing. The staff is really nice, willing to help you with what you need. The owner is very kind, he has the restaurant on the first floor.

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Date of stay: April 2017




Trip type: Traveled with friendshttp://www.tripadvisor.com/

Sao Paulo, SP51 contributions6 helpful votes

This is such amazing, clean and cozy place I’ve ever been in Seoul! The staff is just amazing, specially Oscar! Oscar is a guy from the reception who speak good English and able to help you for everything! If you need something even if he is busy he will do it!!! He is just 10 out of 10!!!! The owner is also so sociable and care about his guests!! The female bed dorm is a bit small but really comfortable. Also there is kitchen and breakfast! Not to mention the location is close to everything! Clubs, restaurants, bar, convenience shops and metro. I would stay here again!

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Date of stay: May 2017Trip type: Traveled solo


19 contributions3 helpful votes

the + : 1. near sangsu station, just 300-400 meters walking distances. and also there’s other station like hapjeong and hongik but not as close as sangsu. 2. just a walked away from the best night life area, there’s a lot of bars, pub, restaurants, and minimarkets that open until late at night. 3. the staff (oscar and lee) was very helpful. especially oscar who help us booked the van to the airport. 4. there’s a lift! well it was a big relief for me because i can’t imagine dragging my travel luggage up to 5th floor. hehe… 5. there’s dryer machine, washing machine, and hair dryer. you can use it for free also. the – : 1. the room was small. i slept in a 6 bed room (3 double deck bed). 2. there’s no heater in the room so sometimes it feels chilly at night and early in the morning because it still early april when i stayed there. maybe they have it but i didn’t knew where. 3. there’s only 2 shared bathroom for all 5th floor guests (about 5-6 rooms). it would be nice if they manage some more bathrooms so we don’t have to waste time waiting to take a bath. …

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Date of stay: April 2017Trip type: Traveled with friends

http://www.tripadvisor.com/서이 천 wrote a review Dec 2016

7 contributions7 helpful votes

the owener never see a guesthouse for a place for tired travellers. it is only for money, fill as much people as they can. when you booked a single room or twin room, you are in tiny small room like a prisoner , and with the poor thin wall, you cannot take a good rest. And it happens that the manager will come to you and demand you to move from your bed, cause they have some other group reservation in the dorm, so you have to move from your bed, or, YOU LEAVE !! I saw the boss, who is a short korean man was arguing with a Chinese woman guests, and he threaten the girl. how could a guesthouse owener being so rude… I booked a double bed , but they give me a tiny room with a bunk bed….and tell me this is the only one room they can provide, if I dont like,I can GO…this is not a legal place even. this is not A GUESTHOUSE JUST FILL AS MUCH PEOPLE AS THEY CAN.…

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Date of stay: September 2016



Sleep Quality

Trip type: Traveled as a couple

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Frequently Asked Questions about Mamas & Papas Hongdae Guesthouse

Which popular attractions are close to Mamas & Papas Hongdae Guesthouse?

Nearby attractions include Seoul Escape Room Hongdae 2 (0.1 miles), Absolute Seoul Pub Crawl (0.1 miles), and Seoul Hunters (0.09 miles).

What are some of the property amenities at Mamas & Papas Hongdae Guesthouse?

Some of the more popular amenities offered include laundry service, free internet access, and baggage storage.

What food & drink options are available at Mamas & Papas Hongdae Guesthouse?

Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.

What are some restaurants close to Mamas & Papas Hongdae Guesthouse?

Conveniently located restaurants include Gusto Taco, Kyochon Chicken Hongdae Store, and Bau House.

Which languages are spoken by the staff at Mamas & Papas Hongdae Guesthouse?

The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, Korean, and Filipino.

Are there any historical sites close to Mamas & Papas Hongdae Guesthouse?

Many travelers enjoy visiting Gyeongbokgung Palace (3.7 miles), Changdeokgung Palace (4.4 miles), and Seoul City Wall (3.4 miles).