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kurniapsari
Jakarta, Indonesia
Nice clean cozy hostel
4.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 Apr 2017via mobile
I stayed at Able guesthouse for 2 days. I was so happy because they have helpful and kind staff who helped bring my heavy luggage upstairs and show us direction even to unknown places for tourism such as Goblin's house and Yoo In Na's chicken (from Goblin korean drama).

Clean room with warm floor and cozy living room.
They gave you many things for breakfast: bread, jam, egg, yogurt, milk, tea and coffee.

Able surrounded with some small cute clothes stores and restaurants. But at weekend will be too loud with some guys who laugh and enjoy the weekend's atmosphere outside.

But overall, it is a recommended hostel.
Date of stay: February 2017Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 December 2016

I stayed at the Able Guesthouse Hongdae for 3 nights during December.
1. The guest house was awesome and the location is convenient - near the subway exit (both city line-2 and AREX line) and just a few minute's walk away from the popular area of Hongdae, which is great because it's close enough to walk, and far enough that the noise won't affect your sleep.
2. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful.
3. A self-service breakfast involves butter, jam, bread, milk, yoghurt, fresh coffee and eggs.
4. The water dispenser and refrigerator are just outside our room!
5. I stayed at the only girls shared room, the hairdryer just turned off and wouldn't turn back on after 2 girls used it and the staff replaces one for us around 11PM. Five stars!!

Date of stay: December 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

Nice location for the subway to the travelling place in Seoul.
Nice location for the night drink and restaurant.
After dinner, you can walk around Hongdae street for shopping and clubbing.
Clean room and quiet.
High wifi signal at the outside room (kitchen) but low signal in the room (Second floor, new building), we have to come outside to connect the internet.

Room tip: Clean room and nice location with subway, restaurant and night club
Date of stay: October 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Thank Chalermpan K
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Reviewed 9 September 2016

We stayed one night there as we had an early flight at Incheon airport the following day. The walk to the Hongdik University subway station is less than 10 min and from there, you can take the airport rail to the airport.

The room is basic with an attached bathroom. Mr Hong was very friendly and helpful. We arrived early and the room was not ready, so we just left our luggage with him and he helped us bring into the room while we were out.

It was a great location, with vibrant night activities. We didn't really enjoy the night lives this time round as we were out the whole day meeting up with friends.

Will definitely stay in this area again the next time.

Date of stay: September 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Henry T
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Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Stayed with Mr Hong and his amazing team for 4 nights.

They were the most friendly, accommodating and welcoming people we had the pleasure of meeting during our travels and I would recommend anyone looking for clean, comfortable, reasonably priced accommodation to pay them a visit.

Breakfast was included and we spent a couple of brilliant evenings drinking with the staff. They made our stay in Hongdae (the best area in Seoul) really special.

Go there. It's tits.

Date of stay: July 2016
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Thank jamiewQ2711GL
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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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