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Holiday Inn Express Seoul Hongdae, Seoul

3.5-starFor the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our rating system.
Great for families

Good to know

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
190-1 Donggyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, 04052, South Korea

3.5-star hotel with restaurant, near Hongik University
  • Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Free cribs/infant beds
    • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
    • Free WiFi
    • Refrigerator
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  • Near train station and attractive place but air condition in room not work propery I feel…Feb 18, 2020
  • The hotel was nice, staff spoke English and the breakfast was good with some variety of…Nov 24, 2019

Holiday Inn Express Seoul Hongdae, Seoul

from $53
  • Superior Room, 2 Twin Beds, Non Smoking
  • Superior Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking
  • Family Room, Non Smoking
  • Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking
  • Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking, Corner
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking
  • Superior Room

What’s around Holiday Inn Express Seoul Hongdae, Seoul


  • In Mapo
  • Seoul World Cup Stadium - 2.6 mi / 4.1 km
  • Namsan Park - 3.5 mi / 5.6 km
  • War Memorial of Korea - 3.5 mi / 5.7 km
  • Gyeongbok Palace - 3.9 mi / 6.2 km
  • National Museum of Korea - 4.5 mi / 7.2 km
  • N Seoul Tower - 5.1 mi / 8.2 km
  • Dongdaemun History and Culture Park - 5.2 mi / 8.4 km

Getting around

  • Seoul (ICN-Incheon Intl.) - 50 min drive
  • Seoul (GMP-Gimpo Intl.) - 14 min drive
  • Haengsin Station - 12 min drive
  • Anyang Station - 20 min drive
  • Hongik University Station - 5 min walk
  • Shinchon Station - 13 min walk
  • Sangsu Station - 15 min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 294 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 10 floors


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • One child (7 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • No parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
Things to do
  • Fitness facilities
Working away
  • 24-hour business center
  • One meeting room
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Year Built - 2018
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Handrails in hallways
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Wheelchairs available on site
  • Grab bar - near toilet
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
  • English
  • Japanese
  • Korean

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Slippers
Sleep well
  • Pillow menu
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Bidet
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LED TV
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Great Room - Onsite buffet restaurant.

Holiday Inn Express Seoul Hongdae, Seoul’s small print

Also known as

  • Holiday Inn Express Seoul Hongdae Hotel
  • Holiday Inn Express Hongdae Hotel
  • Holiday Inn Express Hongdae
  • Express Seoul Hongdae Seoul
  • Holiday Inn Express Seoul Hongdae Hotel
  • Holiday Inn Express Seoul Hongdae Seoul
  • Holiday Inn Express Seoul Hongdae Hotel Seoul


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds. Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

The property affirms that it follows sanitization practices of CESCO (S. Korea) and Way of Clean (IHG) guidelines.

Optional extras

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of KRW 55000 (subject to availability)

Rollaway beds are available for KRW 33000.0 per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Holiday Inn Express Seoul Hongdae, Seoul

  • Are pets allowed at Holiday Inn Express Seoul Hongdae?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • Is parking offered at Holiday Inn Express Seoul Hongdae?
    Sorry, there's no parking at Holiday Inn Express Seoul Hongdae.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Holiday Inn Express Seoul Hongdae?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM to midnight. Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge of KRW 55000 (subject to availability).
  • What is there to do near Holiday Inn Express Seoul Hongdae?
    Recommended spots to visit include Seoul World Cup Stadium (2.6 mi) and Namsan Park (3.5 mi), along with War Memorial of Korea (3.5 mi) and Gyeongbok Palace (3.9 mi).
  • Are there restaurants at or near Holiday Inn Express Seoul Hongdae?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Mobssie Cheesecake cafe (1-min walk), 홍구삼겹 (1-min walk), and 육지 (1-min walk).

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 683 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Total gem
What a gem! Great location, awesome breakfast buffet, and overall, a very comfortable modern hotel. Could use better storage in the rooms and the neighbors were noisy, but I would still call it a perfect 10!
us8 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great choice of hotel for our first trip to Seoul
Amazing location for our first trip to Seoul. Straight subway ride from the airport emerging at Exit 5 we found ourselves next door the hotel ( take the all stop train that takes 58 minutes. Staff were friendly and helpful, room spotless, our standard room was small but fully equipped, wifi fast, breakfast was full buffet. Surrounded by 4 Universities Hongdae is lively with great mix of eating places and shopping. We didn't sample much of the night life but it appeared very active. This hotel choice was A+
mary, us5 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Hongdae Express
Really a great area to stay at, where you can walk right down into the subway. The service was great and it was connected to a few stores for quick shopping. Also, free breakfast with a wonderful view of the city. The only con thing I would say was it didnt allow us to fully access the ac unit like I'm use to but they did assist in the best way possible with that.
us4 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
easy access to train to airport
This hotel is very new. It opened in 2018 I think. This hotel has a very good location in Hongdae area where you dine out and go shopping. The best thing of the hotel is the walkable connection to the train station that further brings you to and from Incheon airport. Lastly, I like their breakfast options.
us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great breakfast, I got a room with a window that could be opened. That came in handy being that the hotel likes it warmer than I personally do. Bed was comfortable and check in/out was a breeze.
Anthony, us1 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Nice location!
The location was perfect! Only bad thing was the bathroom. Smell was so bad so we changed our room at night. Other things were good!
Sejin, us1 night trip with friends
Very Good 8.0
Would recommend this hotel
We are an American family, so understand that expectations are different. This was January. This is a new hotel which is why we chose it. While it seemed new in the room and lobby, I think it will age poorly. The choice of carpeting in the hallways while making the halls quiet, are already looking old. We had a room w 2 twin beds. there is barely any room for luggage, but we expected that. I just wish they would compensate a little by using wall space to put coat hooks so you can at least hang more things! Bathroom/shower and rooms are nicely appointed, beds are very, very firm as they were everywhere we stayed in Korea. Room temperature was an issue as it was in many places. It is just too warm and we can't seem to lower it. (again, this was winter) Loved that they provided 2 water bottles in the room each day!! Loved that the bath towels were western sizes and not tiny hand towel sizes. Breakfast was fair. Wish there was more fresh fruit (there is some fruit but bananas have no fiber and with all the rice you eat in Korea, you do not need bananas too, if you know what I mean!) Nearly all lobby employees are very friendly and speak some to very good English. Lobby views are great - wish it wasn't winter so we could be on the outside deck with the view! Great location with access to the subway and AREX (airport train) If we ever went back, this is where we'd stay. Hongdae is noisy and lively but we were on the 14th floor so we weren't bothered.
AnneMarie, us3 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Extremely convenient new hotel
Best thing about this hotel is its convenience. 3 train lines (including the airport line) right at the hotel. Trust me, this makes coming in from either airports so much simpler and relaxing after a long, draining flight. Service is good once you get over some initial communications issues. Do note Koreans LOVE indoor heating, so your room may be completely uninhabitably hot in the winter. I had to move to a room that had a window that opened, and then it was a joy. Once they get some early kinks out, this will be a wonderful place to stay.
us4 night trip
Very Good 8.0
My Hong dae trip
Everything was good except the room was really hot & extremely dry. Hotel sent me a humidifier but it wasn't enough.
Ji, us10 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
The best part of the hotel is the staff. They were enthusiastic, friendly, and knowledgeable. When I arrived, the staff waved at me when they saw me exiting from the elevator. Lina was very helpful, (pardoned my American ignorance) she spoke English and checked me in quickly with a big smile. The room was small but very clean. I love the bathroom. It has the glass enclosed shower and the toilet was the jet sprayed type. I was so spoiled with the toilet. The breakfast at the hotel was the best during my Korean trip. It was huge! The spread was both Korean and Western, a diverse section to say the least and all freshly made in the back kitchen. The coffee was fresh and strong. The dinning area was huge. The staff was fast and efficient in clearing the dishes and tables. I love this staff. The only part of my stay that I didn’t like was not the hotel but simply the location. The hotel is literally above the metro subway station and next to a local college. It was a good 30 minutes metro or bus ride to the downtown tourist sites. Because it is in a college area, there were lots of restaurants, pubs and cafes within walking distance. The advantage to this location is the metro subway is right below the hotel and is a quick way to catch and transfer to the Airport Express train. The hotel needs a bigger sign at the street level and inside, for the hotel and lobby is located on the 7th floor of this office tower. My taxi driver had to get out and look around to make sure.
Albert, us3 night trip

Holiday Inn Express Seoul Hongdae, Seoul

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