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Conveniently located within a mall. A number of restaurants on the 5th floor. A variety of shops and a convenience grocery store. Hotel assisted with organising tours from the front desk. Rooms are cosy and well serviced everyday. Very polite and helpful staff who go out of their way to ensure comfort and security. Highly recommended.

The hotel is conveniently located right to the metro station, which makes it very easy to move around Seoul and get there from the airport. Hongdae area is very nice, lots of restaurants, shops and places to walk around. Great atmosphere of freedom and joy in the area. The hotel itself adheres impeccably to IHG standards - public spaces, as well as rooms are well maintained and comfortably designed. Wonderful view of Seoul from rooms facing the city. To sum up, I was not able to find any significant fault with this hotel. Although there’re some rooms facing the atrium with no street view, where I wouldn’t want to stay for sure. So probably better to indicate that you want street view in your booking just in case.

Stay here for 2 nights in September. Really nice hotel. Entrance of the property has an MRT station right beside it making it super convenient especially coming from the Airport. Rooms were relatively new and was lucky to get an upgrade with a room on the highest floor. Views were fantastic and there was nothing to fault in the room. Breakfast was complimentary as with other HIEX and a decent spread was provided for the 2 days I had breakfast. While you don't get a live egg station or noodle station, the food available at the buffet line was quite fresh and was regularly being topped up. Overall, extremely satisfied with my stay and would probably return for a long duration as well given it's good location to Hongdae.

Very comfortable hotel with prime location a single train from Incheon Airport and above the Hongdik University subway station so connected to everywhere in Seoul. Vibey surrounding area with loads of entertainment options.

This is the first time I stayed. It feels very convenient for transportation. It takes less than two minutes to walk to the subway, and the environment is very comfortable. The room is very clean. The hotel is below the mall and convenience store. Really good, will definitely stay again next time

First of all, brilliant location in the midst of the cool Hongdae area. Coming from airport super easy as you can get off Arex at Hong Ik station and hotel is right next to exit 5. Rooms are clean and fresh. But there’s a major issue, sound proofing is non existent. Through bathroom wall I could here every single word of a Thai couple talking, while the guy was taking a massive, windy dump. And on the other side a couple was having sex middle of the night and the lady was way too vocal. This is seriously badly constructed hotel. For this rather high price, you can get real decent hotel rooms in Seoul with a bit more privacy. And yes be aware that some rooms have no windows to outside, but they are facing the atrium in the middle. Hotel is located on top of a shopping mall, lobby is on 7th floor.

A pleasant experience, and an excellent location with the hotel on top of a metro station. Everything is in walking distance, and very convenient with a CU at the first floor, and 7/11 across the street. The room was nice, and clean, room service was good, and the staff friendly. Breakfast had a good variety of continental, and Korean dishes. My only complaint is that there was some kind of cigarette smell in my room.. Overall I can recommend this hotel :)

This was my first time to stay at a Holiday Inn. This hotel’s location is very convenient, near Hongdae station. To get there from Inchon Airport you take the Airport line to Hongdae station and use Exit 5 to the hotel. The rooms are absolutely clean and the facilities are very nice and new. The negative points are: the restaurant does not have enough staff and the breakfast buffet was bad. Of course, this is a budget hotel, but I felt it was so poor that it should be improved.

This Holiday Inn Express was perfect for our week in Seoul. As it was our first time I was relying on descriptions and there is a lot of choice depending on the area of the city you wanted to be in. This hotel was perfect in terms of location- it was on the Airport train line so we didn’t have to negotiate taxis or buses from the airport and the hotel really is right outside of Exit 5 of Hongik University station. The hotel were able to accommodate my request for interconnecting rooms. The rooms themselves were a good size and kept very clean. The breakfast in this HI Express was excellent- the peak times were clearly displayed but the restaurant staff were excellent and managing the seating and clearing of tables and in our week here we never had any real wait for a table. The breakfast itself was one of the best HI Express breakfasts i have experienced- the one thing I noticed was that there were a number of chefs constantly replenishing and tidying the buffet so it was a good standard at all times. This hotel is above a small shopping mall and the convenience store and coffee shop by the hotel elevators were a welcome pit stop at the end of a days sightseeing. The reception staff were all very helpful particularly in explaining the tax refund i could get at the airport on our accommodation- it was an unexpected bonus to receive a cash tax refund that I wasn’t expecting when I booked. I have no hesitation in recommending this hotel particularly if it’s your first time. Hongdae had plenty going on with a good range of street entertainment, restaurants and shops. We would definitely stay here on our next visit!

Booked 3 rooms for me and my families. 1st room is fine and cool. But 2nd and 3rd room were facing inside of the hotel, the window in the room can't be open and you can't open the blind in the room otherwise people on upper floor will be able to see inside of the room. The room are steaming hot, my mum got rash cause of the high temp in the room. We have no choice but to stay in the room until the next day to change to another room. Not what I expected from a brand new hotel.

190-1 Donggyo-dong Seoul

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Hongik University
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Located in Mapo, Holiday Inn Express Seoul Hongdae is 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Seoul World Cup Stadium and within a 10-minute drive of other popular attractions like Namsan Park. This 294-room, 3.5-star hotel has free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and a fitness center.


Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM. Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at Great Room, the hotel's onsite restaurant.


Guests can enjoy an LED TV and stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Beds sport pillow menus and the bathroom offers a rainfall showerhead, a hair dryer, and slippers. Other standard amenities include a refrigerator, an electric kettle, and free bottled water.

Property features

Holiday Inn Express Seoul Hongdae features a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and a business center. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with luggage storage and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a computer station and laundry facilities.

Room options

Superior Room, 2 Twin Beds, Non Smoking

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Superior Room

Queen 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking, Corner

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

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Holiday Inn Express Seoul Hongdae

190-1 Donggyo-dong, Seoul, 04052
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