103-201, 116, Saimdang-ro 17-gil, Seocho-gu, Seoul
Gyodae Guesthouse is located near Seoul Nat’l Univ. of Education Station on Subway Lines 2 & 3. As a guesthouse in an apartment building, it's a popular choice for long-term stay among foreign students studying in Korea. The guesthouse is an ordinary home, so guests can feel at home during their stay. There are only two rooms, but the guesthouse owner treats her guests like family. For this reason, she has many repeat customers. Each of the rooms is furnished with a desk and a computer for student guests, and there are many plants in the living room. The kitchen, bathroom, living room, television, and sofa are shared among the guests. Laundry service is provided for free. Guests are asked not to stay out too late because the guesthouse is located in an apartment complex.
20, Seonyudong 1-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
Tourinn Harumi Guesthouse is a combination of Western-style and Korean-style rooms. All the 15 guestrooms in the 2-story building are designed in the traditional Korean way including the interior and linens. All the rooms are furnished with a light fixture made of Korean paper with a lucky pouch, and the shared kitchen is also designed after the traditional Korean kitchen. To give the feel of an actual 'hanok (traditional Korean house),' the guesthouse serves homemade Korean food for breakfast complete with steamed rice, four side dishes, and soup. Western-style breakfast is also available. While the guesthouse is frequented by both Korean and foreign tourists, it's particularly popular among Japanese tourists. There are few major tourist destinations in the area, but nearby are a subway station and a bus stop where you can take the subway or bus to the Bamdokkaebi Night Market, Hongdae, Yeouido, and other trendy places in Seoul.
7-7, Asanoncheon-ro 157beon-gil Eumbong-myeon, Asan-si, Chungcheongnam-do
'Asan Paradise is a six-story spa hotel in Asan-si, Chungcheongnam-do. Guests can bathe in the hot springs because the hotel is supplied with hot springs from Asan Spavis in the vicinity. The VIP Rooms are the most popular choice among the guests because of their spaciousness as well as the whirlpool bathtub and steam sauna. All the guestrooms have Mediterranean-style interior and structure. The owner of the hotel, a certified adolescent psychology counselor, makes sure that all the rooms are clean and pleasant for children to stay. The tissue box is covered, and there are gypsum air fresheners in every corner of each guestroom. The hotel hires a modern artist to change the paintings and artworks on the wall regularly for the guests’ appreciation and enjoyment.
18, Dongjung 3-gil Buan-eup, Buan-gun, Jeollabuk-do
'As a 5-story building with 29 guestrooms, Shani Motel is located a mere 7 minutes away from Buan Intercity Bus Terminal on foot. All the rooms are clean and spacious. The motel has handicap parking spaces, handicap entrance ramp, and braille blocks for both the physically challenged and the visually impaired. No pets are allowed, except for guide dogs. The motel is usually full during the Masil Festival in May. Both Standard and Twin Rooms can be booked at reasonable rates.
122, Jongjasan-gil Seo-myeon, Hongcheon-gun, Gangwon-do
(Korea Quality Premier Class) Located at the foot of Jongjasan Mountain in Hongcheon County, Healience Seonmaeul offers a healing program run by experts in a serene natural environment without mobile phones or television. The name ‘Healience’ is a compound word combining ‘healing’ and ‘science’. The two accommodation buildings with two stories each – Garden Building and Forest Building - were also built with the concept of harmony with nature. The garden building was designed by world-class Korean architect Seung Hyo-Sang, under the theme of “aesthetics of the poor”, which implies an environmentally friendly concept. The first floor of the garden building features courtyards which allow for a sufficient amount of light, and a walk up to the second floor reveals a skylight with a view of the stars at night, allowing the guests to fall asleep in nature. Then, at the end of 2016, the forest building was designed by Korean architect Kim Joon-seong with the concept of “construction of correspond” (two or more objects correspond to each other), thus Healience Seonmaeul consists of a total of 88 guestrooms. The subtle lighting and simple furniture were decorated for the interior of the accommodations so that guests can take a good rest without any distraction and attend a healing program. Its most popular programs are yoga and meditation in a grove of pine nut trees.
115, Toegye-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
Located in Toegyeo-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, Loisir Hotel Seoul Myeongdong is an 18-story building with 7 floors underground. It has a total of 619 rooms in various types ranging from Standard Double/Twin and Superior Twin to Deluxe Twin, commanding a panoramic view of Namsan Mountain and downtown Seoul. There is a locker on the opposite side of the front desk for the convenience of guests who shop and tour the city. In addition to a business center, the hotel also has a number of seminar rooms. There are a restaurant serving breakfast and a cafe serving tea in the lobby. Situated right in the middle of Myeong-dong, one of the busiest shopping districts in Seoul, the hotel is easily accessible by public transportation from anywhere in the city thanks to Myeongdong Station on Subway Line 4.
539, Haean-ro, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do
The Lovely Motel consists of five floors above ground and 44 guestrooms, of which only four Pension-type Family Rooms are equipped with cooking facilities. The guestrooms are divided into rooms with a view of the sea and rooms with a view of the city. The interior of the motel has recently been refurbished to provide more pleasant and comfortable accommodation. The large restaurant located in the basement level, which is also used as a seminar room or workshop space, provides breakfast, but groups of guests are asked to reserve meals in advance. The entrance is equipped with a wheelchair lift for disabled guests.
Guests can easily reach the seaside at Gyeongpo (15 minutes’ walk) and Gyeongpodae Pavilion by foot and can visit Gangneung’s main tourist destinations by public transport as a bus stop is situated close by.
8th floor, 17, Jungdong 1-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan
Haeundae Penthouse is only 3 minutes away from Haeundae Station on Busan Metro Line 2 and 5 minutes away from Haeundae Beach, both on foot. It has great barbecue facilities. One of the biggest attractions of Haeundae Penthouse is the view of Haeundae, because the guestrooms are located on the 8th floor. In particular, Room No. 801 is a signature room that commands a panoramic view of the marine city and the beautiful sunset with its large window. The modern guestrooms are some of the largest ones you can find in Haeundae. Each of the rooms has a terrace, a bathroom, and a shower room, furnished with bed, sofa, table, and terrace table for relaxation. There are also shared kitchens outside the rooms, and each of the kitchens can be used only by a certain number of rooms for the convenience of the guests. The guestrooms are cleaner than most other rooms at pensions and guesthouses because the kitchen is outside the room. All the guestrooms have a different design, so be sure to choose the right one when booking.
3-4, Jungang-daero 214beon-gil, Dong-gu, Busan
Hostel Familie occupies two floors of a four-story building located in Choryang-dong, Dong-gu, Busan, which is less than two minutes away from Busan Station and 10 minutes away from Busan Port International Passenger Terminal, both on foot. It has ten rooms with a bed, two dormitory-style rooms with beds, and one ondol (floor-heated) room for those who prefer to sleep on the heated floor. Certain guestrooms have a kitchen for guests who wish to cook, but guests staying in a dormitory can use the communal kitchen. All the guestrooms have a bathroom with shower. The hostel has computers in the lounge for the guests’ use.
3993, Donghae-daero, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do
(Korea Quality Premier Class) WITH U is both a guesthouse and a mini-hotel located in front of the Sokcho Express Bus Terminal in Sokcho, Gangwon-do. It’s also very close to Sokcho Beach, so guests can enjoy a superb view of the beach from the fourth floor. Each guestroom is equipped with a bed placed on a flat bench which can be used as either a table or floor. This unique piece of furniture is designed for the comfort of those who prefer to sleep on the floor as well as those who prefer to sleep on a bed.
The guesthouse has rooms of various types and sizes including double rooms, twin rooms, triple rooms, and family rooms to cater for every type of guest. The 4th floor consists largely of a lounge that is open to all the guests, while the basement floor comprises a cinema room, seminar room, and games room for recreational purposes. There is a garden and a designated smoking area next to the outdoor parking lot.
86, Doldam-gil, Changpyeong-myeon, Damyang-gun, Jeollanam-do
Located in Changpyeong Slow City, Damyang-gun, Jeollanam-do, Apricot Tree House is a traditional Korean house where guests can experience Korean culture. The first thing you’ll see as you step into the small gate with a hanging board on top of it is an apricot tree. Attached to the trunk and branches of the apricot tree is a small traditional Korean building used as a tea room for the guests. There is an old well inside the tea room for the guests to see how wells looked like in the old days. The room rate is inclusive of breakfast, which consists of Korean dishes such as hot bowl of “nurungji (crust of overcooked rice),” five side dishes made of seasonal ingredients, and Korean steamed egg made of fresh eggs directly delivered from a local chicken farm. In a corner of the yard, you will see earthenware jars used for storing various Korean sauces. On the opposite side of the jars is the old traditional Korean house where the owner of the guesthouse was born and raised. The room is furnished with kitchen and bathroom. The guesthouse owner also runs the Maehwadang Agricultural Training Farm that offers an experience program. Guests at the Apricot Tree House are given a discount on the participation fee for the program. Ask the guesthouse owner at the time of booking about this program, which lets you take a walk around the farm, get eggs from the farm, and walk a dog for 10 minutes.
12, Gyodonggwangjang-ro 100beon-gil, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do
Located at the Gyodong Housing Site, Gangneung City, Gangwon-do Province, Hotel Russo is a new concept of holiday accommodation that combines a boutique with a business hotel. It caters to all kinds of guests from tourists to businesspeople as well as persons with physical disabilities as it is equipped with a variety of rooms and facilities for the disabled. This nine-story building has 42 guestrooms, including Suite Rooms with a large terrace and VIP Rooms with a duplex structure, which are particularly popular. Each room features various convenient facilities, including a PC and a bidet, and is equipped with a beam projector rather than a TV, while the VIP and SUITE rooms are equipped with a home theater. American Breakfast is available from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at a restaurant located opposite the entrance lobby. Located on the main street of Gyodong Housing, the public transportation system is convenient, and the parking lot is wide, making it more convenient for people with their own vehicles. The 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics Stadium, Kyungpodae University, Ojukheon, and Express Bus Terminal are all a short distance away.