Outskirt Hongdae; Yeonnam-dong restaurants and local distinctive guesthouses

Yeonnam-dong is newly rising neighborhood in Seoul. It located just beside of Hongdae area, and locals are choosing this neighborhood for their favorite dining area because lots of distinctive restaurants, cafes and pubs are lined up here. You can find various kinds of food in Yeonnam-dong. Enjoy your favorite menu before or after walking around the beautiful corners of the neighborhood.

There are unique and stylish guesthouses following the innovative design trend in Yeonnam-dong. This time we would like to introduce two guesthouses with creative characteristics.


1) Roi Guesthouse


Roi guesthouse is just steps away from the trendiest shops, hottest nightclubs, and popular restaurants in Hongdae. This guesthouse has been filmed on a couple of famous Korean TV shows for its neat interior and convenient facilities. The newly built building has spacious and comfortable guest rooms. It also has a common seating area on the ground floor and a roof top patio for tourists from various countries to share information and have conversations. For users’ convenience, each room includes a great set of amenities such as shampoo, soap, toothpaste, towels, and etc.  In addition, they offer breakfast with bread, cereal, milk, and beverages for free of charge at the café they are operating.



  • Address: 229-45, Yeonnam-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, Korea
  • How to go: Upon arrival at the Hongik University subway station go to exit 3. Walk 8 minutes to reach Roi Guest House.
  • Price: (25,000 won ~ 100,000 won)

2)TwoTwo House


TwoTwo House is an industrial interior renovated guest house. It has a very attractive exterior of the house. A few of Korean artist have also filmed their music video here. Dim lighting and interior of the rooms give somewhat dark and cold mood because of the metallic furniture and dark toned ceilings and walls. But it is cleverly designed to make guests’ eyes pleasant. Shower rooms and bathrooms are shared facilities. It is located 50 minutes from Incheon International Airport by Airport Railroad and is adjacent to Hongdae / Shinchon / Ewha Woman’s University. Plenty of shops, bars, and restaurants in walking distance.


  • Address: 242-9 Donggyo-ro, Yeonnam-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul
  • How to go: Walk 8 minutes from Hongik University Subway station
  • Price: (30,000 won ~ 150,000 won)

Popular restaurants in Yeonnam-dong are listed as follows:

1) Very-Best Steak

It opens every day from 11:30 to 21:30. It is located in Dongjin market in Yeonnam-dong. Very-Best Steak restaurant is a well-known place for its fine interior and a good price. The restaurant serves steak, pasta, soup and salad with drinks.

2) Lobster Co

Lobster Co serves fresh lobster and delicious burgers. Its modern style design and bright open space (lots of windows) attracts many customers. It offers different kinds of handmade burgers on variety buns they have. Opens on weekdays 17:00 to 24:00, weekends 12:00 to 24:00. Closes on Monday. It is also located in Dongjin market.

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