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Rio House Hongdae

Magellan 21, 156-2, Donggyo-Dong, Mapo-Gu, Seoul South Korea
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#4 of 1,074 B&Bs / Inns in Seoul
Rio House Hongdae, whice is a hostel located in Hongdae where is one of hot places in Korea, provides a safe, convenient and cozy accommodation for tourists who want to know much about Korea. Equipped with all conveniences and modern amenities and a separated area for each visitors in each room, Rio House Hongdae is a home-away-from-home. All you have to do is to come and enjoy Korea and make yourself at home !!
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Coffee shop
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Express check-in / check-out
Self-serve laundry
Paid public parking on-site
Taxi service
ATM on site
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Room features
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
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Languages Spoken
English, Korean


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Grade: 100 out of 100
219Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
16Attractionswithin 0.5 km
252Reviews10Q+A18Room tips
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Patsy W wrote a review Oct 2018
Hong Kong, China18 contributions4 helpful votes
+ve: We stayed at the Rio327 for 4 nights. It is convenient nearby Hongdae and closed to restaurants, shopping and Hanjeungmak. The apartment is clean and with sufficient space. For the convenience of transporting the luggage to the upper floor, there is a mechanical arm installed. What impressed us most is the super host, Nana. She is caring, helpful and making additional steps to fulfill our needs. -ve: 1) Located at inside streets. Need to figure route to return. Nana took us there when checking in and guided us the route from main road. 2) One of the toilets got stuck. Nana fixed it the other day.
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
2 Helpful votes
William L wrote a review Jan 2018
Hong Kong, China81 contributions32 helpful votes
The main purpose of this Seoul trip was joining a ski tour and we chose to stay with Rio House again. Pick up point for ski tour was just 2/3 mins walk away from Rio House. We received a festive treat from Insung and the cake he arranged was some yummy. We could keep our room till 4:30pm in our departure day. Very nice. There is no point not stay with Rio House.
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Date of stay: December 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
1 Helpful vote
Jia Y wrote a review Dec 2017
Singapore, Singapore7 contributions1 helpful vote
Thanks Insung and Rio house Hongdae for the great stay in Korea~. This is my second time staying with them and for letting us stay at Rio127 was really great! For families travelling together, with parents or small kids, I highly recommend this guesthouse =D. Rio127 may be located slightly further from the main office building but having various small shops, restaurants, and convenience stores around Rio127 make food and drinks easily accessed in cold cold winter =D. It also gave us an experience of staying in a Korean housing. Very spacious too! the house was clean and washrooms are equipped with hot water (important during winter!). Kitchen and living are spacious and we felt really comfortable. Nevertheless, Insung is really a great and humble host. Even though he get really busy these days, he still tried his best to help us whenever we have enquiries. Thanks for the great stay & the cake for us! Till we meet again! Christina (18/12/2017)
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Date of stay: December 2017
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Very good for families (Especially with kids, parents or grandparents) or large groups of...
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Elyysa wrote a review Aug 2017
Perlis, Malaysia125 contributions71 helpful votes
Check in: We were instructed to go to certain floor but not specific room so we wander around the floor quite a bit then suddenly a lady opened a door and asked if we were there for rio house. Other than that check in was easy. Room: Room was a bit cramp since there were 4 of us with big luggage. I have to mention the bed, they were hard and uncomfortable. I wish I could say differently since the staff were friendly. Other than that, huge TV with a lot of channel. This building has a centralized aircond/heater system, it was a bit chilly with the aircond on 24hours during our stay. Location: You want to explore hongdae and other part of seoul, this is a perfect location since subway is a few steps away. Check out: Super easy and no hassle, you leave the room and move on to the next destination.
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Date of stay: May 2017
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Trip type: Travelled with family
2 Helpful votes
YY Fong wrote a review Aug 2017
Singapore, Singapore14 contributions4 helpful votes
I was in Korea from 14th August to 20th August and stayed at Rio House Hongdae ... the experience was fabulous! The host Insung is warm and hospitable; takes great effort to design basic and practical accommodation for his guests. Registration was simple; via online. Confirmation was within a day turnaround via email. Clear pricing; no frills, no hidden costs. Insung fully trust his guests; he does not collect any deposit and full payment upon arrival. Check in was hassle free. The room is nice and spacious; equiped with basic amenities; facilities; convenient location, easy to head out for meals; shopping and sightseeing ... really a home away from home. Insung cares about his guests; he is very friendly; reaches out to discuss places that I like to visit; gives valuable tips and ensures that I settled in; safe and enjoy my stay in Korea. I had a great time in Korea and truly enjoy the comfortable stay at Rio House Hongdae. Thank you Insung for being a helpful and supportive host. I will definitely stay at Rio House Hongdae when I next visit Korea. Rio House Hongdae ... I will recommend to anyone who is looking for basic and practical accomodation in Korea; created by Insung
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Date of stay: August 2017Trip type: Travelled solo
US$59 - US$114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South KoreaSeoulHongdae / Mapo-gu / Donggyo-dong
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rio House Hongdae
Which popular attractions are close to Rio House Hongdae?
Nearby attractions include Real Escape Challenge - Hongdae (0.4 km), Hongik University Street (0.2 km), and Kakao Friends Hongdae Flagship Store (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Rio House Hongdae?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, airport transportation, and a concierge.
Is parking available at Rio House Hongdae?
Yes, paid public parking on-site and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rio House Hongdae?
Conveniently located restaurants include choigozip Hongdae, L'impasse81, and Myth Jakbol - Seoul Hongdae Bonjeom.
Does Rio House Hongdae have airport transportation?
Yes, Rio House Hongdae offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Rio House Hongdae?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Korean.
Are there any historical sites close to Rio House Hongdae?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Gyeongbokgung Palace (5.2 km), Changdeokgung Palace (6.4 km), and Seoul City Wall (7.7 km).