I am a host of "ULTARI HOUSE: The most dynamic guest house in Hongdae".
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Ultari house is a great house. It is homey and easy to find.
Also Allen and K were really really friendly.
We were enjoy in this few days.
We had a lot of fun staying at the Ultari house, and I only wish we could stay longer. The place is cozy, clean, easy to find and very conveniently located: right in the midst of Hongdae district of Seoul and only a short subway ride to anything else you want to visit in the city. Another benefit: Hongik University station is a direct line to the ICN airport, so it is very easy to get in and out of Seoul. There are three rooms in the house with one shared bathroom and kitchen. We really liked the people we were sharing the house with.
K was an awesome host: always eager to help, quick to respond, and provided great recommendations!
I've had the opportunity to stay at the Ultari House twice. Both stays were awesome. K and Allen create an environment that feels like home. Staying in such a huge city, being able to come back to a place like this makes such a difference. Thank you!!!
Awesome stay ^^ Allen n K were really very helpfu n friendly :) Will be back again
There's a homey feel in Ultari House. No check in counters or anything that would make you think it was a commercial establishment. When you come in, you re greeted by the living room. Sometimes it can be messy because of the other guests but it has its charm and you get used to it; it is not the fault of Allen and K.
Having said that, I loved coming back home to Ultari house when I was in Seoul. On the flipside the living room played host to where I met interesting people too at night when we would come back home from our trips and just hang out with them. K was very friendly and a cool guy to hang out with and he even showed me a place where I could get really delicious mandu (Korean dimsum). The bathrooms were surprisingly clean every time I used them if you consider that it is shared among other guests in the house. When we needed mobile data to go around Seoul, K and Allen lent us their wifi egg for a small fee.
I would definitely stay here again in Ultari house when I go back to Seoul.
I had a fabulous time at Ultari house. I stayed at Ulatri 1 and 2 and meet fantastic people. It is easy to get to thanks to the AREX, it’s cheap, fast and convenient. Ultari 1 is in the middle of the action, in the heart of Hongdae, but don’t worry about the noise you don’t notice it. Ultari 2 is located a little further out, and it’s just as wonderful in the middle of a quiet neighbourhood. You can get the best of both worlds. #Also their is an Ultari 3 now =D
I completely agree that this is a family home and not just a guesthouse. Allen and K are great hosts; they helped me out a lot over my stay, which I immensely appreciate. Also the other guests were really nice and we all clicked well. You can mingle with everyone in the common areas or take some private time for yourself.
I travelled around South Korea and out of all the places I stayed I would definitely come back here. I strongly recommend this place to anyone, if you are travelling on your own, with friends or family.
I loved it and I will be back :P
Allen has been very helpful to us during our 11 days stay at Ultari House 1! The location is really convenient, literally 2 mins walk away from the apartment with 3 different subway lines that could take you to many tourist places in Seoul especially airport railroad to Incheon or Gimpo Airport for only SGD$4++ instead of taking a taxi. You could actually save up so much and spend it on their local cuisines :P Love the vibrant streets around this apartment bcos you can easily find good food and most of the things you want or need. The plus point is the private rooftop above ultari house!!! We really enjoyed watching the streets view whilst enjoying soju and meals up there :)
***PS: Once again, we really wanna thank you, Allen, for your warm hospitality! Congratulations to the opening of Ultari House 3!! We shall meet you again :D
My stay with Ultari House and the Ultari family was an unforgettable one! K and Allen are like your very own Korean brothers :) I couldn't help but notice all the random acts of kindness they give to their guests, such as ordering food for them when they're sick, giving a handy bus tip as you leave the house and even keeping a stock of heat packs for those cold cold nights. The guesthouse is well kept and homely, allowing for privacy when you want it, as well as a common living room for when you want to meet the other guests and hang out. I'm definitely a big fan of Ultari and recommend it to all types of travellers :) See you soon K and Allen!
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I stayed at Ultari House from march 7-12. It was really easy to find thanks to the map that Allen sent me! The hostel is located right in the heart of Hongdae where there are TONS of clubs, bars and cheap food. You'll never starve :) . The place was clean and well decorated as well! For the rooms, there was bunk beds and each room had individual lockers with keys for safety convenience. I would recommend anyone to stay there ! Allen was really nice and also woke up at 5am when I had to leave to the airport. Thank you Allen!!! I will be back for sure :)
Really great place! Allen was super helpful with all of his recommendations. He really made the place seem like a home away from home.