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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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46 reviews
27 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights at the end of our Korean cycle trip and was a really nice place. Decent common room to meet other travellers and a good breakfast to start the day. Really like the location in the studenty area of Seoul with plenty of places to find good food or pop to the local shop for some... More 

1 Thank davidbowden95
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25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2015

upon arrival at Bong House, we were greeted by the staff and Mr. Bong, the owner. Mr. Bong is amazingly wonderful and funny , friendly, English speaking and helpful staff (Thanh, Pai, Daniella). had a lot of questions about the places we were planning to visit, the staff are very patient in answering all my queries. really appreciate all the... More 

1 Thank faithsalinas14
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2015

Bong is a charismatic cheerful guy who gives the guesthouse this pleasant atmosphere~ The rooms have an excellent layout, I guess a traditional style that I've seen nowhere else! The staff are all very friendly, in particular I met this inspirational guy, Ku, kind of looked like a women from behind with his long black mane-like hair. 5 stars to... More 

1 Thank Ku N
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22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2015

Usually when I travel solo I always stay in hostels... And there are much better options for the same price in Seoul for example. I have to agree that the location is amazing, near many many budget restaurants - since it's an university area. Many stores, transportation only a few minutes walk... But the hostel itself wasn't the best experience.... More 

1 Thank LineGodoi
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
72 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2015

On arrival I was told only single (tiny floor mattress room was available for W30,000). Ok, I was tired - acceptable - in the hope that a dorm for half that price might be available the next day. "No: we're fully booked till November." Mr Bong then told me the next day he could offer me W13,000 for the next... More 

Thank sadeeyor
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2015

Stayed here for a week, staff are wonderful, comfortably clean, bunk bed was comfortable too best of all bong house located in an amazing suburb. Lots of bars, places to eat, street food, a palace, arts museum, university's and close to busses and Hyehwa train station. (There were no bongs though ;) Free breakfast is jam toast, tea or coffee.... More 

Thank Milly C
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Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

We stayed at bong house for 7 days. All I can say that this guesthouse is awesome! There a lot of famous restaurant , convenient store and famous shop along the way from subway to hostel. We stay at private room with kitchen and bathroom. Perfect! Highly recommended. The price was also reasonable and cheap. The last day we should... More 

1 Thank Ezatul
Chengdu, China
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27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2015

A lovely and intimate place where everybody will chat and get to know everybody else, after a few days it really felt like a home away from home. The rooms are comfortable and the place has a kitchen to cook meals and washing machines for laundry. The staff are terrific and Mr Bong is quite a character! Location is also... More 

Thank Colin A
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24 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2015 via mobile

Bong's house is around 10mins walk from Hyewa station exit 4. Our room was clean and spacious. It has its own bathroom and kitchen. Coffee and toast are free for breakfast and the owners are very accomodating. Price is reasonable so I will recommend this to those who will go to Seoul.

1 Thank RCC0916
San Pedro, Philippines
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22 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

Booked a room for four. Impressed that our room has a kitchenette and a refrigerator which is very rare for hostels plus their rate is among the cheapest in Seoul. Subway is just 5mins walk and lots of stores and restaurants in the area. The only thing I have not enjoyed here is fhe breakfast - bread, strawberry jam and... More 

1 Thank kosherkitkit

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Address: 3, Sungkyunkwan-ro 5ga-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Region: South Korea > Seoul
Price Range: $19 - $61 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“The separate building was super quiet and comfy.”
 of 5 bubbles JaqG, 29 May 2016 | Read review
“Try not to take rooms at the basement, so that you have your own window for fresh air”
 of 5 bubbles 172tracyt, 10 May 2016 | Read review
“The dormitory is very cheap for people who travel alone.”
 of 5 bubbles 518juliad, 10 May 2015 | Read review
“cheap and budget”
 of 5 bubbles ckkhor3, 6 May 2015 | Read review
“All the rooms are pretty much feel the same, in the good way.”
 of 5 bubbles Mister_Ren, 3 May 2014 | Read review
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