19, Cheongbong-ro 5-gil, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do
Chowon Resortel is an economical lodging located at the entrance of Mt. Seoraksan National Park, which is good for small-scale group tours such as family travels, school trips, and trainings. The rooms are composed of no-frills single room, condo-style single room, and a condo-style room with a living room. The rooms are maintained well. You will have a better impression of the place after meeting the owner who always greets guests kindly with a big smile. The resortel is well-known for its cost-effectiveness; BBQ set-up, for instance, can be arranged at affordable prices.
The best merit of Chowon Resortel is the picturesque Mt. Seoraksan. You will feel that your body is relaxed just by looking at the natural background with its splendid mountain, rock peaks, pine forest, and valleys. You can get to the information center of Mt. Seoraksan in just a few minutes’ walk. From the information center, it takes 10 minutes to Sinheungsa Temple and about 1 hour and 10 minutes to the Rocking Stone. You can take the cable car to go up to the Gwongeunseong Fortress and walk 10 minutes to get to Bonghwadae which is the peak of Gwongeunseong. After visiting Mt. Seoraksan, you can move to the seaside where Sokcho Beach, Naksansa Temple, Daepohang, and Dongmyeonghang ports are located.
36, Jebawi-gil, Jucheon-myeon, Namwon-si, Jeollabuk-do
Located in Namwon, Jeollabuk-do, Green Pia Motel is a beautiful and elegant place to stay. Although the location is in a quiet area, allowing guests to feel at home and unwind, Downtown Namson and Gwanghallu Pavilion are just 10 minutes away. The motel also has Yongdamsa Temple and Yongdamcheon Stream in front with a forest and the clean air from it at its back. The tranquil neighborhood offers sound rest at night with birds singing in the morning. Next to the ground-floor lobby is a barbecue site with a kitchenette. Pick-up is available upon request.
21, Jochon 1-gil, Gunsan-si, Jeollabuk-do
Paradise Hotel is located in Gyeongjang-dong, Gunsan, Jeollabuk-do. It’s a 5-story building with 36 rooms and a sauna. Most of the guests are families and business travelers because there are different room types and sizes, such as Suite and “ondol (floor-heated room).” During the baseball and football seasons, it’s also the most popular hotel of choice among athletes because use of the sauna is free for the guests. Another advantage of staying at this hotel is the quiet neighborhood. The City Hall and other government offices are a mere 3-minute walk from the hotel.
2010-13, Geumdanggyegok-ro Yongpyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do
190, Minsokchon-gil, Andong-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
Gurume Resort is where early traditional Korean guesthouses are located. The traditional Korean houses were relocated to this place after a flood. The resort consists of seven traditional Korean houses named "Baksanjeong,” "Cheongongjeong,” "Gamdongjaesa,” "Palhoedangjaesa,” "Gyenam Old House,” "Seounjeong,” and "Chilgok Old House." Built in the 17th century, "Baksanjeong" is the oldest house there, and it has one guestroom. “Cheongongjeong,” “Gamdongjaesa,” and “Palhoejaesa” were built in the 18th century, whereas "Seounjeong,” "Gyenam Old House,” and "Chilgok Old House" were built in the 19th century. For this reason, the traditional Korean houses look slightly different from each other with one thing in common: they were all renovated and equipped with comfortable modern facilities while preserving most of the features of a traditional Korean house. All the guestrooms are furnished with bathroom with shower and air conditioning system. A hi-tech security system is also installed to ensure the safety of the guests. In addition to Gurume Resort, Happy Traditional Village also has a book café housed in a traditional Korean house as well as dining restaurant, experience rooms, and plaza, allowing the visitors to lodge and engage in a wide range of activities. There is a special package for staying at an old traditional Korean house and using the auxiliary facilities. For more information on various events and news, please visit the Happy Traditional Village website.
560, Yongma-ro, Sabeol-myeon, Sangju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
Songgang Jeongsa is a traditional Korean guesthouse located near Gyeongcheondae along Nakdonggang River with a beautiful landscape. The traditional Korean house is designed to be in harmony with the natural surroundings. The single-story house has two guestrooms: one “ondol” room without a bed and one guestroom with a bed. The guesthouse has a shared kitchen and a living room decorated with traditional items. The guesthouse owner also runs the Traditional Food Research Society, where you can experience and enjoy traditional Korean food upon reservation. It also serves traditional Korean tea and snacks that are healthy and delicious. You can rent a bicycle from the guesthouse to go for a ride along Gyeongcheondae and Nakdonggang River. Nearby tourist destinations within walking distance from the guesthouse include Sangju Bicycle Museum, Donam Seowon, and Sangju Museum. The room rates and services are subject to change in the middle of summer and during peak season, so be sure to ask the guesthouse owner for details before booking a room.
5 FL, 53, Wausan-ro 35-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul
LikeU is a guesthouse in Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, one of the downtown areas of Seoul that’s popular among young people. It's within a 2-minute walk from Hongik Univ. Station on Subway Line 2. For this reason, majority of the guests are young people from Hong Kong and Singapore. The owner of the guesthouse goes the extra mile to make sure that the rooms, beds, sheets, and blankets are clean, so the minimum length of stay is 3 days. All the guestrooms are two-story rooms for more space. There is a washing machine in each of the rooms for the convenience of the guests. Use of the washing machine is free.
4 FL, 151, Gwangnam-ro, Suyeong-gu, Busan
The Park Guesthouse is a homestay located in Gwangalli Beach, Suyeong-gu, Busan. The living room and kitchen are just like those of an ordinary home, and guests are free to use all the basic facilities including washing machine. The guesthouse has guests from all over the world, particularly because of the affordable rates. There is a bathroom in each of the rooms and a shared bathroom in the living room. All the cookware in the kitchen can be used for free for the guests to cook their own food. The guesthouse is located about 200m from Gwangalli Beach and is very close to famous fish restaurants and street stalls in Millak-dong.
106-1401, 234, Asiad-daero, Dongnae-gu, Busan
Happy Mom House located in Dongnae-gu, Busan is a homestay in an apartment located within 1 minutes away from Minam Station on Busan Metro Lines 3 & 4 and 15 minutes away from Dongnae Intercity Bus Stop, both on foot. It's also very close to a number of popular tourist destinations including Dongnaeeupseong Fortress and Dongnae Oncheon District. It’s an ordinary apartment with living room and kitchen. There are two guestrooms: one small room for one person, and a larger one for up to three people. Guests get to experience various types of tea and tea sets from different cultures because the owner of the place is a tea lover who serves Korean traditional tea and snacks at the time of check-in and free homemade breakfast. It's a great place to stay for those looking for a quiet place. Pickup service and long-term stay are also available. Just be sure to ask at the time of booking. Since it's located in an apartment complex, children under 12 years and pets are not allowed.
439, Changhae-ro, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do
Soo Hotel is adjacent to Gyeongpo Beach, the most beloved travel destination in Gangneung. The hotel is positioned in the best location. The door opens into the dazzling blue sea of Gyeongpo; Lake Gyeongpo, meanwhile, is just behind the hotel. It was first opened in 2005 and all the rooms were renovated in 2018 to have a totally different look. There are four types of room: double, twin, triple, and quad. A triple room has a king bed and a single bed while a quad room has a king bed and 2 single beds. The hotel boasts of pleasant and modern rooms. You can witness the sunrise in the Ocean View and the setting sun behind Lake Gyeongpo in Lake View. A convenience store is on the first floor of the hotel.
Cafe Paul&Mary, which is famous for handmade burgers, is within walking distance at Gangmun Beach. You can rent a bike to ride along Lake Gyeongpo and visit local tourist attractions such as Chodang Tofu Village, the Site of Birthplace and Memorial Building of Heo Gyun and Heo Nanseolheon, Gangneung Aquarium, Charmsori Gramophone & Edison Science Museum, Gangneung Seongyojang, and Ojukheon. There are so many things and places to see near the hotel that you will have difficulty selecting which ones to visit first.
11-6, Badeurae 5-gil, Dong-gu, Ulsan
The Hi Hotel, located near Ulsan Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., is a four-story hotel with a total of 12 rooms. The rooms were furnished with deluxe double and Standard double rooms. Rooms usually boast a larger space than room type of other accommodation. All rooms are equipped with kitchen facilities so that they can be cooked in the room.
he deluxe double room is a two-room structure with separate rooms and living rooms as a special room. It has a kitchen, living room, a bedroom and a bathroom with toilet. Hi Hotel is five minutes' walk from Hyundai Heavy Industries, which holds a Hyundai Heavy Industry vehicle pass. Customers who commute to and from Hyundai Heavy Industries can receive a commuting pick-up service if they pay a certain vehicle usage fee. Bicycles are also available and free rental is possible.
It takes 55 minutes from KTX Ulsan Station, 20 minutes from Taehwa gang Station (donghae nambuseon), 25 minutes from Ulsan Intercity Bus Terminal and 30 minutes from Ulsan Airport. As it is close to the Hyundai Art Center, Ilsan Beach and Daewangam Park, etc, it is good for traveling as well as on business trips. Prices vary depending on time and situation. If you ask in advance, you can use it at a better price, so let's see.
64, Dongbaek 8-ro 113beon-gil, Giheung-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do
Located in Giheung-gu of Yongin, Hyojongdang is an elegant traditional Korean house. The house was built by Master Builder Lee Il-gu, who restored Suwon Hwaseong Temporary Palace, and many traditional architects of Korea to have both traditional beauty and modern convenience. There are three rooms in Hyojongdang: Pine Room, Juniper Room and Baerong Tree Room. The ceiling of each room was finished elaborately with wooden pieces, and the delicate scent of pine will refresh you. The room is decorated with traditional furniture such as dresser, chest, medicine cabinet and night table and pictures like the Four Gracious Plants and Flowers & Birds. In addition, there is a tea ceremony set in each room. Opening the bedroom door, you can see the well-tended garden and the platform for crocks of sauces and condiments on one part of the yard. In early February of every year, people can participate in the event to try making traditional bean paste and pepper paste and foreign tourist can experience wearing traditional wedding costume and Korean clothes.
Hyojongdang is about 7~8 minutes away from Maseong Toll Gate of Yongin Expressway and near to Everland, Hoam Museum and Samsung Transportation Museum. The place has a good access to major travel destinations in Yongin: 10km from Gyeonggi–do Museum and 12km away from Nan June Paik Art Center.