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Hongik University Street

Seogyo-dong, Seoul, South Korea
+82 2-338-5742
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This is the nexus of Seoul’s youth and indie culture. Funky boutiques, avant-garde galleries, and great nightclubs are this neighborhood’s mainstay. Come here for a fascinating look at the other side of traditionally conservative Korean culture.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good41%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“young people” (91 reviews)
“hello kitty” (32 reviews)
“hongdae area” (24 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Seogyo-dong, Seoul, South Korea
+82 2-338-5742
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can always feel the energy and liveliness of this area. Bustling with students and young people, the area has catered to its mostly younger clientele with cheap eats yet delicious restaurants and stores selling items with prices aimed at students. You won't find items...More

Thank nandasmm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place where got everything. From shopping in the daytime until bar and clubs at night time. Nice cafes ans boutiques!

Thank juliajolly
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fun area. Mostly local youth going around at night into the different shops, restaurants and bars. Worth checking out - be prepared for large crowds!

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of fun and young people all around, street food, shows, art, music and activities everywhere. A must-visit place especially for night life lovers.

Thank OzanKarahan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hongik Uni and the hole area is really cool!!! You see only young people, street food, music n art. Cool place to get inspired

Thank tatjanaa2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Clean and convenient place after renewal. You can easily see a good performance. You can socialize with others.

Thank George_Korean
Reviewed 13 October 2017

The area is full of restaurants, street food and various stores for happy shoppers. It is quite nice to immerse in the youth vibe and during night time, there might be some performances on the street. I walked quite far away from the crowds to...More

Thank Piggogo
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

If you’re in the mood to shop, grab a coffee, visit a cafe, drink with friends, then this place is for you! Easy to get around and find something to do. The hongdae Park has a flea market each Saturday.

Thank geojeguy
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Very international environment with places like Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and Taco Bell. There are even more exotic cafes where you can pay to play with exotic animals like meercats or racoons. Very interesting experience. I especially liked the Jjimdak chicken and cheese dish across...More

Thank ShanghaiSkater
Reviewed 6 October 2017

The "hip" part of Seoul is anything but. It has some pricier versions of the street food I love so much in the city. The night clubs are not worth the effort. You're better off finding one of the numerous other Korean drinking areas.

Thank George N
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
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Nearby Attractions
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1,101 reviews
.18 miles away
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.22 miles away
Hongik University
64 reviews
.03 miles away
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24 September 2017|
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Response from Nathalie F | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I will pick in this order: 1. Hongik 2. Myeong dong - cosmetics 3. dong dae mun
Tzi V
19 January 2017|
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Response from Irene Teo T | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't know as I bought a travel card which I just TOP it up with credit and didn't have to bother about how much to pay per trip.
7 September 2016|
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Response from kelly7778 | Reviewed this property |
I think that the best time to go is after 5pm, sunset. many people come to street. the best day is Friday. it is many diffrent Myeongdong. Hongdae is more than shops( cosmetics, dress) variety pubs, club and... More
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