The staff was very welcoming and helpful. Getting checked in/out was very easy. The original private room accommodations that I'd reserved had accidentally been overbooked, so the owner gave us a multi-person room all to our own to help remedy the situation. All of the rooms lock, and it looks like there are also small lockers upstairs that you can use (we just kept things locked in our room without issue). This was my first guesthouse/hostel experience, but it couldn't have been better. The bathrooms are all shared, but they are kept fairly clean throughout the day. The rooms are humble but have air conditioning for the hot months. Toast, coffee, eggs, and juice are provided in the mornings to make breakfast for yourself if you wish. And there is a full kitchen if you wish to bring back your own food to cook a meal. For the extended-stay travelers, they also do laundry a couple of times a week. And there's free wifi. If you plan to be out experiencing Seoul all day, with only plans to eat/sleep at the guesthouse, this is the place for you. We met the most lovely people from around the world here as we shared our meals. The Hongdae Orange Guesthouse is near a subway that will get you anywhere around Seoul you'll want to go, and near GREAT food, shopping, and night life. We had a comfortable, safe, clean place to lay our heads at night. And the staff couldn't be more friendly (the big fluffy dog included! what a sweetie). It's a great deal. No complaints. The Hongdae Orange Guesthouse was everything we needed and more in a guesthouse.
I liked that it was only one block from the sincheon bus station, subway, and a huge area of shopping and eating. You can find anything that you want and if you can't, the people at the front will help you they are so nice. The room was a bit dirty, not noticably so unless you are looking. It is a cultural thing, but the bathrooms are uncomfortably small. The place was hard to find but all I had to do was ask using a translator app and many people were happy to help me out.
The location was fantastic! The bus stop to the airport and city buses were just right in front of the building, and there were lots of places to shop and eat. Even though the hotel is located in a busy neighbourhood, we didn't hear any noises from outside. We will definitely stay at this hotel again! I think a shower curtain would've been helpful to have for the shower. We really enjoyed the location and our stay, but better soundproofing would have improved our experience. Also, I felt the room was quite dark even with all the lights.