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Hotel The Designers Hongdae

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Memory foam beds, individually decorated, desk, blackout drapes
Memory foam beds, individually decorated, desk, blackout drapes
Memory foam beds, individually decorated, desk, blackout drapes
Memory foam beds, individually decorated, desk, blackout drapes

Overview of Hotel The Designers Hongdae

Hotel The Designers Hongdae

3.5 star property
Guests rated this property 3.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Breakfast available
  • Housekeeping
  • 24/7 front desk

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
Seoul, Seoul, 373-9 Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationHongik University8 min walk
  • Popular LocationYG Entertainment Building13 min walk
  • Popular LocationStyleNanda Flagship store14 min walk
  • AirportSeoul (GMP-Gimpo Intl.)27 min drive

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About this area


Near a metro station, Hotel The Designers Hongdae is in Mapo, a neighborhood in Seoul with good shopping. Namdaemun Market and Hyundai Department Store are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Bukhansan National Park and Seoul Forest. Lotte World and Seoul Grand Park are also worth visiting. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including outlet shopping. Guests appreciate the hotel's convenience to public transportation: Hapjeong Station is 5 minutes by foot and Hongik University Station is 9 minutes.

What's nearby

  • Hongik University - 8 min walk
  • YG Entertainment Building - 13 min walk
  • StyleNanda Flagship store - 14 min walk
  • Seonyudo Park - 2 min drive
  • Yoido Full Gospel Church - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • Hapjeong Station - 5 min walk
  • Haengsin Station - 13 min drive
  • Gimpo Intl. Airport (GMP) - 27 min drive

About this property

Hotel The Designers Hongdae

Adults-only Seoul hotel in Mapo, near YG Entertainment Building
A coffee shop/cafe, concierge services, and a 24-hour front desk are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free WiFi in public areas and free valet parking are also provided. Additionally, tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and a front-desk safe are onsite.
Hotel The Designers Hongdae offers 80 air-conditioned accommodations with complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. Each accommodation is individually decorated. Beds feature memory foam mattresses. LED televisions come with premium digital channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include bathrobes, slippers, bidets, and complimentary toiletries.

This Seoul hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include hair dryers and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

Languages spoken

Chinese (Mandarin), English, Japanese, Korean

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of CESCO (S. Korea)

Social distancing

Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Free valet parking on site
  • Free RV/bus/truck parking on site
  • Limited onsite parking (max 1 space per unit)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast available for a fee daily 8:00 AM–8:30 AM: KRW 7000 per person
  • 1 coffee shop/cafe

Restaurants on site

  • Humming Bella

Family friendly

  • Refrigerator
  • Soundproofed rooms


  • Elevator
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille signage
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Memory foam mattress


  • Bathrobes
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste


  • Digital channels
  • LED TV
  • Pay movies
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Refrigerator


  • Desk
  • Individually decorated
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Phone
  • Slippers
  • Soundproofing
  • Window screens

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - midnight
Early check-in subject to availability
Early check-in is available for a fee (amount varies)
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 20


Check-out before noon
Late check-out subject to availability
A late check-out fee will be charged

Special check-in instructions

Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 11:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Renovations and closures

The property will be renovating from February 8 2022 to March 31 2022 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:
  • Select guestrooms
During renovations, the hotel will make every effort to minimize noise and disturbance.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children younger than 21 are not allowed at this adults-only property; all guests 21 and older are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: KRW 7000 per person (approximately)
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit

We should mention

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties
Guests under 21 years old are not permitted at this adults-only property
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

National rating

For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our rating system.

Property is also known as

Designers Hongdae
Designers Hongdae Seoul
Designers Hotel Hongdae
Hongdae Designers Hotel
Hongdae Hotel
Hotel Designers Hongdae
Hotel Designers Hongdae Seoul
Hotel Hongdae
The Designers Hongdae Seoul
Hotel The Designers Hongdae Hotel
Hotel The Designers Hongdae Seoul
Hotel The Designers Hongdae Hotel Seoul

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Overall score and ratings

Rating 5 - Excellent. 143 out of 858 reviews
5 - Excellent 17%
Rating 4 - Good. 295 out of 858 reviews
4 - Good 34%
Rating 3 - Okay. 226 out of 858 reviews
3 - Okay 26%
Rating 2 - Poor. 122 out of 858 reviews
2 - Poor 14%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 72 out of 858 reviews
1 - Terrible 8%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



2/5 Poor

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
We stayed in the family suite. Towels and bed linens were stained. We had to request new pillows because the two on the bed had huge stains. The same goes for towels. We requested new towels only to realized that our replacement was much more stained than the ones originally in the room. You could also tell the room cleaning was very subpar. The tub, which was huge, was disgusting. There was an old, left behind toothbrush by it that was obviously missed during cleaning. There were clumps of dust in corners of the room and by the nightstand. The toilet could've been cleaned better. There were brown stains in the area where everything gets flushed into like there wasn't much effort to clean in there. The walls were oddly dirty too. They had brown scuff marks all over and the room lacked any type of wall decor. It was a very very plain room. All night we heard a sound from above us that sounded like what I imagined was a water heater kicking on or an A/C unit.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

4/5 Good

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2022

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2021

4/5 Good

Business traveler
Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2021

2/5 Poor

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Property seems to be getting old including fixtures and bath tub. Sink was clogged and faucet needs to be replaced as well. Good location and friendly staff. Hope to see some improvements on next visit !
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2021