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Reviewed 7 June 2016

My husband and I found Able Guesthouse after a terrible experience at Kimchi Guesthouse. We had such a bad stay at Kimchi, we forfeited our reservation and walked all over Hongdae checking out various guest houses to make sure we booked a place that was actually clean and where we could get proper sleep. Able Guesthouse stood out immediately. Mr. Hong was very friendly and welcoming, and so was his regular staff, Audrey. It was clean, quiet, and service was very warm and professional. We rented the private double room on the top floor, and we could not hear other guests or any noises from our room for the entire duration of our five night stay. The price was almost the same as Kimchi Guesthouse, but instead of bunkbeds with super thin mats and faulty air conditioning, we had a real bed with a real mattress, an air conditioner that we could control, a big closet, and a private bathroom. Not only was it a very comfortable place to stay, but the customer service was above and beyond. Mr. Hong provides his personal cell number as well as a cell phone you can use to call him if you have any questions or concerns at any time. I am not sure if this is customary for guesthouses in Korea, but at Kimchee Guesthouse, after three nights of suffocating heat because of the air conditioner turning off every night, when we complained, they refused to let us speak with a manager and refused a refund, even for future nights we hadn't yet stayed. Overall, Able Guesthouse is above and beyond other guesthouses in the Hongdae area. If you want comfort and serenity, this is an ideal place, and is an extremely good value for the price. If you want to party and meet other travelers, this would not be the right place for you.

Room tip: Pay directly to the business in cash for a discount
Date of stay: May 2016
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank Aipingplum
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Reviewed 3 May 2016

Mr. Hong is really nice and friendly! The room is clean and the bathroom is very clean. I like the traditional rooftop area. And the location is not far from all the Hongdae hype but also not on the busy street so we can rest well.

The room doors are quite thin so we could hear other guests talking in their room. But thankfully all the guests in the guesthouse are nice and they do not make much noise at night.

Date of stay: April 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Thank MissRanie
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Reviewed 16 November 2015

We are booked 4 bed room at third floor. Room with private bath room. Simple breakfast is available, you need to cook by your own and clean the area. Towel, Soap, Shampoo, hairdryer available at this guesthouse.

Great location, direct train to airport. Green Line train to downtown/cityhall.

Food are available near hotel. Al ot of choice and cheap.

Their reception can speak english

Room tip: No lift available- Lower floor is better
Date of stay: November 2015
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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1  Thank Fatime F
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Reviewed 13 October 2015

I was traveling with my parents this time.
The location of this guesthouse is really convenient, it is close to the metro exit, and around the house there are many choices for food and for shopping.
The room is quiet and comfortable.
Staffs are friendly.
I would say it's a lovely place!

Date of stay: October 2015
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank GinAWenG
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Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

It was a fulfilled winter-Korean-dream. My two girl friends and I stayed at Able Guesthouse Hongdae for 5 nights. We arrived in Seoul almost 12:00AM, and Mr Hong waited for us. It's a bit difficult finding the place because we were from the other side of the street, and we're lucky that a local helped us and accompanied us right at the doorstep of the guesthouse. The place is peaceful (although it's within the busy streets), it provides simple breakfast and the toiletries are readily available free of charge. It is very accessible from the sub-way stations, surrounded with different local foodies. Mr Hong is very quite, but is always willing to help you with your itinerary. Very affordable guesthouse, friendly manager and within the heart of hongdae. (Late review because I forgot my account details.😄)

Date of stay: February 2015
Trip type: Travelled with friends
1  Thank angbatangpalaboi
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