#90 WorldCop bukro4gil Mapogu,
Hongdae, Seoul, South Korea
마포구, 월드컵 북로4길 90, 홍대, 서울, 대한민국
Stay = 2 nights (17 and 18 Oct 2016)
We had quite a hard time locating Family Housetel. With some help from local Koreans and GPS, finally managed to find it. About 5 minutes walk. Out of Hongik University Station (line2) Exit 3 – walk straight all the way until you see a hair salon at the end corner called “EZ Hair” – cross the main road – turn left into a small road – Family Housetel is just there opposite a small Japanese restaurant.
The guesthouse is locked and the check-in lobby is at 3rd level. No lift. You need to call the number posted on the main door. Fortunately for us, a kind ajumma helped us to get someone to call for us. Check-in time is 2pm.
We booked a triple sharing with attached bathroom at KRW 82,572 per night. Though guesthouse is a little dated, the room is big with 3 single beds. Wifi is strong. TV, fridge and hair dryer.
Bathroom is also equally big with strong hot/cold water pressure. Small towels are provided. Shampoo and liquid soap also available.
Breakfast is served on the 3rd floor. It is DIY kind. These are usual bread and butter/jam plus peanut butter. There are fruits and eggs too. Owner was kind enough to cut a big sweet apple for us.
Location is very convenient with lot of cafes and restaurants within walking distance. Hondae is a very vibrant and hip area to look around.
The breakfast area and reception/lobby is located together at 3rd floor. It is very untidy clustered with lots of things. This is a no frills kind of accommodation which one should not expect too much. Owner is pleasant.