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Seoul Friday Night Couchsurfing Meetup!

Organized by Lucas Smith

This is the one and only Friday Night Couchsurfing Meetup!

This is fantastic opportunity to meet and converse with travelers, expats and locals sharing an eclectic mix of stories and personalities!

This fascinating group was formulated over a year ago, and has gone from just a few people to an extensive and diverse Meetup of characters offering great stories, entertainment and friendship.

At the best of times we've had 50-60 people attending our meetings, which means you've got to get there before about 9pm, otherwise you may have to stand. Either way, it's a night not to be missed!

We meet at the same place every week to start the merry-making process. Platter bar is a small cozy venue in a perfectly calm area conveniently located around the corner from the main nightlife of Hongdae! The owners are awesome and they offer arrange of exclusive deals for our exclusive club.

These are as follows:
Tequila Shots - 1000 Krw
Draft Beer - 3000 Krw
Soju - 4000 Krw

Kimchi Fried Rice

The bar owners are extremely nice people offering our group special consideration for our meet ups. However they do require everyone to order at least one drink each!

The location is extremely easy to find. It's an easy walk from the centre of Hongdae but if you traveling by subway you should get off at Sangsu Station (brown line). Okay, so from Sangsu Station come out exit 1. Walk straight and take the first right, then the first left. Walk straight again and Platter bar will be on the left side, with some very bright signs, down some stairs. The event picture is a photo of the bars' sign. Depending on the time, you will probably see some obvious couchsurfers outside smoking.

Warning! If you come after 10 or 11 o'clock you may not get a seat. So try to come early and beat the rush! There's usually someone there at 8 or 9 o'clock. Including me!

After we've had enough and are ready to move on with the spirit of friendship and perhaps alcohol behind us, we might want to move on. After midnight we usually head to one of the bar/clubs on Hongdae, ones that often offer exclusive deals to groups only. Bars like FF's, GoGo's and June's Bar offer us free admission, but Mikes Cabin offers a 5,000 krw admission fee with a free drink inside! The Spring/Summer time (just around the corner) offers a few more options, ones favored by most of our kind. Like drinking at the playground with a myriad of other like-minded people to get on with!

For your information, no matter how much fun you're having you might want to consider how you may get home. Of course, if you don't mind spending a bit of cash, there's always taxis and guesthouses willing to take you home and in. However if you're on a budget you may have to go home on the last subway around midnight, or the first subway around 5:30am the next day.

Everyone I've met of the last year or so has been top notch! However as adults you are expected to be somewhat responsible for yourselves and your belongings. If something was to go wrong for you you can count on our considerable help, as good humans and travelers, but if anything happens, it's on you.

Can't wait to see you all this Friday! Roll on Friday!

  1. Megan Holgate

    Bracknell, England, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

    Hey! Who's going?

  2. Gina Jeon

    Seoul, Seoul, Korea (Republic of)

    Me and lucas at least lol

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