The One Hostel

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Shared Dormitory, Women only (4-bed) | Balcony
Twin Room | Iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Twin Room | Iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of The One Hostel

The One Hostel

2.0 star property
Central guesthouse with 1 bars, connected to a shopping center, near KT&G Sangsangmadang Hongdae

7.6/10 Good

24 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
  • Shared kitchen
  • Bar
43, Dongmak-ro 9-gil, Seoul, Seoul, 121-895
Main amenities
  • Free supervised childcare
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Front desk safe
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Multilingual staff
Feel at home
  • Supervised childcare (free)
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Terrace
  • Laundry facilities

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Mapo
  • Lotte Outlets - Seoul Station Branch - 16 min drive
  • Myeongdong Street - 6 min drive
  • Gwanghwamun - 7 min drive
  • Namsan Park - 7 min drive
  • Namdaemun Market - 19 min drive
  • Gyeongbok Palace - 8 min drive
  • Bukchon Hanok Village - 8 min drive
  • N Seoul Tower - 22 min drive
  • Gocheok Sky Dome - 21 min drive
  • Dongdaemun History and Culture Park - 29 min drive

Getting around

  • Gimpo Intl. Airport (GMP) - 13 min drive
  • Incheon Intl. Airport (ICN) - 49 min drive
  • Haengsin Station - 13 min drive
  • Anyang Station - 20 min drive
  • Suseo Station - 21 min drive
  • Sangsu Station - 6 min walk
  • Hapjeong Station - 9 min walk
  • Hongik University Station - 11 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

The One Hostel

Guesthouse in the heart of Mapo
At The One Hostel, you can look forward to a roundtrip airport shuttle, a terrace, and a coffee shop/cafe. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with laundry facilities and a bar.
Other perks at this guesthouse include:
  • Karaoke, multilingual staff, and express check-out
  • Tour/ticket assistance, luggage storage, and a front desk safe
  • Express check-in
  • Guest reviews give good marks for the walkable location
Room features
All guestrooms at The One Hostel boast thoughtful touches such as 24-hour room service and air conditioning, as well as amenities like free WiFi and free bottled water.
Other amenities include:
  • 2 bathrooms with showers
  • Communal kitchens, refrigerators, and microwaves


Chinese (Mandarin), English, Italian, Japanese, Korean

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 72 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 5 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - 10 PM
  • Express check-in/out
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from noon - 10 PM
  • 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


  • No cribs (infant beds)
  • Free supervised childcare


  • Pets stay free


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms


  • No onsite parking


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared refrigerator
  • 24-hour room service

Traveling with children

  • Free supervised childcare/activities

What to do

  • Karaoke


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace


  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance


  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Freshen up

  • 2 bathrooms
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Electrical adapters/chargers

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Shared kitchen access
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Rice cooker
  • Toaster
  • Free bottled water
  • Cookware, dishes, and utensils
  • Mixer
  • Spices

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of KRW 60000 per person (one way)

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

One Hostel Seoul
The One Hostel Seoul
The One Hostel Guesthouse
The One Hostel Guesthouse Seoul

Frequently asked questions

Does The One Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The One Hostel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The One Hostel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The One Hostel?
Yes, pets stay free.
Is parking offered on site at The One Hostel?
Sorry, there's no onsite parking at The One Hostel.
Is airport shuttle service offered by The One Hostel?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is KRW 60000 per person one way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The One Hostel?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 10 PM. Check-out time is noon. Express check-in and check-out are available.
Is there an onsite casino at The One Hostel?
No, this guesthouse doesn't have a casino, but Seven Luck Casino Millennium Seoul Hilton Branch (7-min drive) and Seven Luck Casino Seoul Gangnam Branch (15-min drive) are both nearby.
What is there to do at The One Hostel and nearby?
Recommended spots to visit include KT&G Sangsangmadang Hongdae (2-min walk), Hongik University (6-min walk), and Hongdae Music Show Theatre (6-min walk).
Are there restaurants at or near The One Hostel?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include La douce (3-min walk), Attcoffee (3-min walk), and d.still (3-min walk).
What's the area around The One Hostel like?
The One Hostel is in Mapo, a short 6-minute walk from Sangsu Station and 6 minutes' walk from Hongik University. Travelers say the area is walkable and good for shopping.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

10/10 Exceptional

Great location. Everything you need is just a short walk away. Bus stops are close. Train stations are close. Host is amazing and very accommodating. Would definitely recommend if you're looking for a place to stay in Seoul.
Paul, 14-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Owner was very friendly and the hostel was a good value
Nima, 1-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

This Place
First, it was hard to find this place. There should be a sign outside of the building telling visitors the name. Second, the twin room was filthy. Hairs all on the floor and beds and the room seems to be falling apart. The guy at the desk was nice though.
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Great management, great location.
The management was so helpful! We had a late check in, so the manager helped us check in over the phone. I also left my cell phone, and they kept it safe until I could return for it, even after checkout. I highly recommend this hostile for the kind staff and location. Will definitely stay again.
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

for outgoing people
the host has a passion to create a friendly hostel, but the common area is too good for party and it can be noisy till late night sometime, and the big dog is barking and too active sometime. but i have to say the staffs are really nice and helpful.
Verified guest review

2/10 Poor

F*ck this place
I did not get to stay here. It was a bit hard yo find but when i did The door was locked, the bell didnt ring and the hostels number didnt work so i wasted 50 thousand won. Dont stay here
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

Would not stay again.
Staff are doing the best they can and I appreciate that, but the room condition and the bathrooms really need more work. Lounge was fine, heat was good, but the room I stayed in was quite in bad conditions, and the bathrooms had showers that are not handy to use at all. Would not stay again.
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

皆プロフェッショナルな接客をしてくれます。こちらが話しかける前にどうなさいましたか、と伺いに来てくれるなど丁寧な対応をして下さいました。 私もホテル業ですが、サービスが行き届いていて素晴らしい。日本語スタッフがいるかはわかりません。しかし、言葉は関係ないと思います。特別感を味わえる場所でした。
4-night trip
Verified guest review

2/10 Poor

a, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

홍대 중심거리에 있고 아늑한분위기
다 좋은데 투숙객 3명이서 4층라운지에서 술마시며 떠드는것을 제지하지 않으시더군요. 덕분에 소음이 조금 심하였습니다.
jh, 1-night trip
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