Sunday, July 24, 2011

REVIEW: Studio41st Hostel

Studio41st Hostel, Seoul, South Korea

My classmates and I went to Seoul, South Korea last month (June 2011). We stayed there for 8 days and 7 nights. I enjoyed our trip so much because it was a dream come true for me. I loved every minute I was there and I will definitely go back! ♥

One major factor that influenced the success and happiness of our trip was the hostel where we stayed at: STUDIO41ST HOSTEL. It was the perfect hostel in a perfect location for all of us!

The place: Studio41st Hostel
Location: 561-41 Yeonnam-Dong Mapo-Gu, 121-869 Seoul, South Korea
Price: Rates range from 90,000KRW/night to 130,000KRW/night depending on the type of room (3,600PhP-5,200PhP or US$85-US$123)
Rating: 10/10
Hostel links: their Facebook page and their website
  • great location--located in a residential area which has lots of restaurants, coffee shops and grocery marts but at the same time is very near the party scene in Hongdae! 
  • CLEAN rooms and bathrooms;
  • friendly, nice, helpful and accommodating managers who can speak really good English; 
  • each room is like a studio-type condominium unit--has its own kitchen, toilet&bath, computer with free internet access, sofa, refrigerator, washing machine and a small area where you can hang your clothes;
  • free breakfast;
  • free hot and cold drinking water;
  • safe and quiet at night which makes for good sleep;
  • costs less than hotels but the service and quality are even better--feels like home in Korea :)
  • offers assistance to tours and theater shows;
  • has a common room which is a good place to meet and interact with fellow visitors and staff;
  • has a rooftop with tables and chairs (and plants!) where you can drink and bond with friends;
  • the hostel and its staff are very environment-friendly;
  • the hostel and its rooms look exactly as in the pictures on the website;
  • they ask for feedback from the guests for them to improve on their services and amenities--really good most especially because they're still rather new! The owner owns other guesthouses too but this hostel is the first of its kind that he owns. ^_~