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Seoul Base Camp Hostel

14/05/2017 15/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 5 May 2016

Great location, even greater house pet. You'll have all the necessities you need so fret not. Got to meet a bunch of lovely people on my trip so I'm pretty sure that I'll head back some time soon. ....

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Hyok K, Manager at Seoul Base Camp Hostel, responded to this review

Awesome. Thank you!

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

Amazing location, social, really cosy set up, helpful staff, would definitely stay here again. Rooftop hangs with the pig were a highlight. Close to the metro, but also within walking distance of cool nightlife, good food and good shopping.

Thank Rosie S
Hyok K, Manager at Seoul Base Camp Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you. That's the best review any hostel manager could hope for. Have a nice day!

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 April 2016

This hostel was brilliant, I honesty can't understand some of the other reviews about this hostel on tripadvisor. it was very easy to find and check in was easy. The staff very helpful and even helped me book a DMZ tour. My bed was fine and I liked the curtain for privacy. I would have liked more space for my...

Thank yingyuez
Hyok K, 매니저 at Seoul Base Camp Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for this flattering review. It was a pleasure for us to serve you. Wish you the best!

Seoul, South Korea
Reviewed 5 March 2016

This place rated #1 when i stayed and the pics looked interesting and funky so i decided to give it a try. Unfortunately it was late summer in Korea and even though my bed was next to the air cond unit i felt like i was melting and had to cancel my other nights and find another place to stay....

Thank Shereen Y
Hyok K, 오너 at Seoul Base Camp Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, I'm sorry to hear that. I wish we were notified we would have found a solution at the time. Since the time you stayed 9 months ago, we have gone through many improvements and all your concerns have been dealt with, including the shower (not each stalls are private will floor to ceiling walls). We are constantly listening and...

Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 8 January 2016

Nice and helpful staff, convenient location, indie music, good atmosphere. Good concept! It's simple, but tasteful. I had a good time at Seoul Base Camp and I'll stay there again if I get the chance!!

Thank Theo R
Hyok K, 오너 at Seoul Base Camp Hostel, responded to this review

Wow, you get it. Come back any time!

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 November 2015 via mobile

After reading all the rave reviews on here I was excited to stay here. Straight to the point, the 10 bed dorm or "private cubby space" is a JOKE. Interesting they don't have any clear pictures of what it looks like on the pictures on TA-the one picture is a bed with the background blurred out so you cant see...

Thank LukeytaO
Hyok K, Owner at Seoul Base Camp Hostel, responded to this review

Man, Basecamp is the worst!

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 October 2015

All this Camping in Seoul nonsense is a fig. No matter. Pig on the roof is charming. It's a really pleasant affordable place. All round friendly, well located, board games, waffles, ok bathrooms, tidy comfortable cubbyholes for beds; nice roomy common room (unfortunately with no pool table: a suggestion). Very good stay, folks.

Thank sadeeyor
Hyok K, Owner at Seoul Base Camp Hostel, responded to this review

It's always a treat to have you here. Come by any time.

Reviewed 1 October 2015 via mobile

With its great central location, competitive prices (cheaper than most jjimjilbangs) and relaxed atmosphere you cannot go wrong staying here. Having stayed at many hostels worldwide this is the only one in Korea that gives off a international feel. DO IT!

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Hyok K, 매니저 at Seoul Base Camp Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you. That describes us pretty well. - Jake

Farnham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 August 2015

Very chilled atmosphere, really friendly owner and a quirky roof top kitchen. The common spaces are great and the dorms are again, quirky, however they're clean and comfortable. Great location, near to the university sector of the city and really close to the tube station. The rooftop view is also fantastic.

Thank Katie B
Hyok K, Owner at Seoul Base Camp Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for the awesome review. Hope you had a great time and wish you the best in your future travels!

Beijing, China
Reviewed 25 July 2015

Great location, less than a block from the metro station, which gives you access to the entire city. Shared bathroom and showers, never had a to wait for one to become available. In one visit, I stayed in both the 4 room bunks and the 8 person barracks, both were comfortable, some may say tight on space, I say cozy....

Thank Sonia M
Hyok K, Owner at Seoul Base Camp Hostel, responded to this review

You may be the coolest guest ever. Thank you!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Kitchenette
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Base Camp Hostel is the best place to meet fellow travellers. Central location, only minutes from hundreds of bars / restaurants. Our weekend waffle brings all the guest to our rooftop kitchen in the morning.Description ... more   less 

Additional Information about Seoul Base Camp Hostel

Address: 3F 383-14 Hapjeong-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Region: South Korea > Seoul
Price Range: ₹ 642 - ₹ 1,284 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Stay in the 10 bed mixed dorm. It's feeling fitting to wake up after a very, very long night of drinking in a coffin type structure”
chelseyc41, 7 May 2016 | Read review
“use the earplugs the hostel provides! and bring a sleeping mask.”
laurawB9296MH, 5 May 2016 | Read review
“Bring your own lock for the lockers.”
yingyuez, 20 Apr 2016 | Read review
“choose a bunk bed instead of a capsule bed”
538shereeny, 4 Mar 2016 | Read review
“I was content staying in a 4 bed dorm. It's not big, but big enough.”
theor118, 7 Jan 2016 | Read review
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