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Duriworld House

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

It's my first time in Seoul so its my first time to stay here but I have stayed in other hostels in other countries, I can say that Duriworld guesthouse is one of the best places I have stayed in because of the ff: convenience, staff, affordability, and cleanliness. The hostel is a 5 minute walk from Hongik university train...

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Reviewed 17 October 2016

I stayed in Duriworld for more than a week, and have only good memories. I love the staff working there, enjoyed the breakfast a lot (while laughing about silly Korean tv-shows we couldn't understand), met some nice people, and had nice and clean rooms. I'm planning to go back there next year! Lots of love, Charlotte

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DWDESIGN, 매니저 at Duriworld House, responded to this review

Charlotte~ hi~ We are so glad you had a good time at duriworld~:) See you next time!!haha~

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 12 August 2016

This is my first time in Seoul and I have been to a good hostel with wonderful service. The hostel is located near the subway with around 10 minutes’ walk. The staff, Grace, gave us a useful map with supermarket and restaurants' location. She is helpful and kind to give us some informative advice with English! We had a bunk...

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duriworld, 매니저 at Duriworld House, responded to this review

Hello. Thank you for giving us good words. We are really happy to make you good memory and meet great all of our guests!!:) As we know, A valuable your review makes us helpful at duriworld. Good luck!!!

Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Staff was very friendly. Love the place... It was clean and you can really rest. Since it was winter when we visited, no need to use the ac. Few minutes to public transport. There are also restaurants near the place so you can grab your food at any time. This is definitely worth your money ❤️ also, i loved their...

Thank Dianne Michelle C
Hanoi, Vietnam
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Very clean & spacious room, friendly & helpful staffs. Easy place to find. Locate in the centre of shopping area - Hongdae. Near train station & other public vehicle. Very like the simple desgin yet beautiful of this hostel :)

Thank Mai D
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

We stayed in a twin room with its own bathroom this time. The room is at the first floor and is with good and warm circumstances. Also, the staff was very nice. We recommend people to choose this hostel.

Thank 宗綸 萬
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 22 May 2016

I have been stay here for about 4 times. Cause convenient when come from airport. The locations is not the best but it's really let you think that you stay at home. The staff is very helpfull and feel free when stay there. The place is clean and location is convenient. Near Hongik Univ Station. A lot of place to...

1Thank Michelle Y
Reviewed 23 April 2016

We booked a twin bed, shared bathroom. we got it for a decent price. The distance between the airport shuttle/ train to the guesthouse is a bit far, although the location is great because it is situated in Hongdae. The major drawback we had was the size of the room and the number toilet. Staying in "Korean guesthouse set-up" was...

Thank Cathylicious
Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

I stayed for 3 nights here. Hard to found the location first (about 1 Km from Hongik Univ Station), but it was worth it :D Good location, nice and clean room, helpful staff, great service. Will be back someday :)

Thank agnes a
Tokyo, Japan
Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

I stay here many times with my friend. We booked dormitory room for women(included six bed, bath room) Wifi in the room is very fast and stable. Always good staffs, nice breakfast, clean room....It makes me feel like home. Just 5min from Hongik uni station. And also there is airport subway line. Near the hostel there are many restaurant and...

Thank rikoki

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Staying in Hongdae

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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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Warmest greetings from Duriworld guest house ! The name of Duriworld has a story. (Duri means two in Korean)The couple who travelled around the world together runs this guest house.Duriworld is located at the heart of Hongdae(Hongik university area) which is one of the hottest places in Seoul.Just 5 min walk from the subway line 2(green line).It is just opend OCT,2012 Especailly, we have several different category rooms1st floor – there are 5 exclusive full-equipped room, you can have your private space with kitchen&TV2nd floor- we have character room, bunker room, dormitory rooms.We are a couple who really loves travel and had experienced so many guest houses during our 1year-honyemoon trip.The experience leads us to build a nest which gives the warmth to lonely and tired traveller.We know exactly what travellers need.We dreamed about the dreamlike guest house and tried to design reflecting our experence during the travel.We may also offer useful travel information and practical services from our job experience at travel agent.Please make yourself at home. Durworld is the right place to stay and to relax .Duriworld wishes to stay at your heart with joyful and unforgettable place. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Duriworld House

Address: 31-7, World Cup buk-ro 6-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul 03991, South Korea
Region: South Korea > Seoul > Hongdae
Price Range: $18 - $81 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Duriworld House 2*
Number of rooms: 13
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“Book the room with bathroom”
F2033WBmichelley, 21 May 2016 | Read review
“Near Hongdae/Hongik University”
Cathylicious, 23 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Room 1 has toilet en-suite, but next to staircase leading to entrance door, so a bit noisy when people are trampling on the staircase.”
YolandaS20, 15 Feb 2016 | Read review
“If you are going alone and you are a light sleeper, I'll suggest you not to share the six pax room because it's a bit noisy when so many people walk in and out.. Twin pax room should be alright :)”
wongz918, 4 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Contact in advice and email them personally :) Just take a leap of faith in this guesthouse and you'll be pleasantly surprised”
weijiep, 22 Sep 2013 | Read review
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