22-13, Imbangul-daero 825beon-gil, Gwangsan-gu, Gwangju
Banana Hotel in Gwangju offers friendly room services round the clock for the convenience of its guests. The rooms are clean, with high-speed Internet connections and WiFi. Interpretation services are also available. It's one of the most popular choices for a hotel among hikers and tourists because both Mudeungsan Mountain National Park and the main venue for Gwangju Biennale are a mere 10 minutes away and Damyang Metasequoia-lined Road and Juknokwon (Bamboo Garden) are only 20 minutes away, both on foot.
141, Wonhyo-ro, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
'Located in Gyeongju, the capital of Silla Kingdom for 992 years, 141 Mini Hotel lets you enjoy hotel services at motel room rates. It has sauna, book café, small conference room, and business center for the convenience of its guests. The hotel staff are friendly as well. It's very conveniently located, since it's only 5 minutes away from Gyeongju Station and 10 minutes away from the Bus Terminal, both on foot. There are many popular tourist destinations in the vicinity of the hotel, including Donggung Palace, Wolji Pond, Cheomseongdae Observatory, and Bulguksa Temple.
281-1, Gamagol-ro, Yangju-si, Gyeonggi-do
Phil Hotel is located near Songchu Valley Recreation Area, where the trees are green and the air is fresh. The staff is friendly enough to make sure that the guests are comfortable during their stay. The hotel has a total of 39 Standard, Twin, and VIP Rooms, all of which are furnished with TV, refrigerator, air conditioner, and high-speed Internet. Nearby tourist attractions include Songchu Valley, Bukhansan Mountain, Jangheung Recreation Area, Tomb of General Gwon Yul, and Songam Observatory. Phil Hotel is a mere 30-minute ride from Seoul, only a 10-minute ride from Songchu IC, and a mere 25-minute ride from Uijeongbu.
43, Gyeongpo-ro 475beon-gil, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do
Hotel Sebin is located in Gyeongpodae Beach, Gangneung, Gangwon-do. The rooms are clean and furnished with antique-style furniture. There are a total of 30 rooms in different sizes, including queen bedroom, twin room, and floor-heated rooms. The hotel has outdoor barbecue facilities that are open during the busy summer season. All the guestrooms are furnished with TV, refrigerator, air conditioner, Internet, hair dryer, and toiletries. It's very conveniently located right in front of Gyeongpodae Beach and Gyeongpo Beach with nice walking trails. There is also a seawater spa nearby. Popular tourist destinations in the vicinity of the hotel include Ojukheon House, Seongyojang House, and Chamsori Gramophone & Edison Science Museum.
1219-3, Sillicheon-ro, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do
+82-33-661-8668 / +82-10-5387-8335
Voyager Pension located in Gangneung, Gangwon-do is a place of relaxation in nature for those tired of the city noise. It has a total of nine Family and Two-Story Rooms. Family Rooms can acccommodate up to eight people, making them a great choice for groups and families. The rooms are furnished with a TV, refrigerator, air conditioner, hair dryer, high-speed Internet, and desktop computer. The pension also has a seminar room, outdoor BBQ facilities, foot volleyball court, basketball court, and karaoke room. Biryongso Falls (15m high) is located right in front of the pension for the guests to relax in the cold water during the summer. The pension's outdoor BBQ facilities are perfect for those wishing to have a BBQ party. Nearby popular tourist attractions include Jumunjinhang Port, Gyeongpodae Pavilion, Hajodae Beach, and Chamsori Gramophone & Edison Science Museum. Yangyang International Airport is also within a short distance from the pension.
297-10, Toegye-ro, Andong-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
Chiam Old House in Anmak-dong, Andong, Gyeongsangbuk-do is an old traditional Korean house once owned by Lee Man-hyeon(pen name Chiam) who was the 11th-generation descendant of “Toegye” Yi Hwang, one of the most prominent Korean Confucian scholars of the Joseon Dynasty and a high-ranking government official during the reign of King Gojong. This house was originally located in Wonchon-ri, Dosan-myeon but was relocated to its current location in 1976 after a flood caused by the collapse of Andong Dam. Chiam Old House consists of 22 rooms, 5 gates, and 1 detached building. The main building is taller than the detached building. One of the unique features of this detached building is that it has both gable roof and gambrel roof on either side. Listed as Gyeongsangbuk-do Folklore Material No. 11, Chiam Old House now serves as a guesthouse for those wishing to experience an old traditional Korean house. The rooms that are open to guests are “Seongmyeongjae,” “Gyeongeopjae,” and “Nakseongdang.” The large room called “Bakkatchae,” or outer building, is the most comfortable one to stay in for a night, since it's furnished with kitchen, TV, air conditioner, and bathroom. “Seongmyeongjae” means “honesty and integrity” in Korean. It’s an “ondol (Korean floor heating system)” room typical of any traditional Korean house, where you have to sleep on the floor. "Gyeongeopjae" is the most popular one among the guests, and its name means “unselfish and reverent.” The rooms next to the gate called “Ilgeonjae,” “Seokcheonjae,” and “Hakgujae” located along the wall are great places to stay if you want to see the surroundings and the old house at the same time. “Jamnyongdang” on the east side of the main building is named after the small pond in the yard, and it means “to strive to be a man of virtue like the dragon flying in the sky.” There are lots of beautiful flowers in the small garden in complete harmony with the old house and surrounding mountains, making it a great place to take a leisurely walk as you experience the history.
2830-6, Pungsantaesa-ro Seohu-myeon, Andong-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
'Hakbong Head House is the head house of the Uiseong Kim clan and was originally built near Sogyeseodang Village School by Kim Gwang-chan, an 8th-generation descendant of Hakbong Kim Seong-il, in 1762. In 1964, the house was moved to its current location.
The main building (bonchae) was extended from a ‘ㅁ’-shaped structure to a ‘巳’–shape structure. The anchae (women’s quarters) consists of a daecheong (main floored room) measuring 2-kan (a unit of measurement referring to the distance between two columns) on the right, an anbang measuring 2-kan on the left, and kitchen at the end. The upper part of the low-ceilinged kitchen has a gobang (storeroom) in which household goods used to be stored. The daecheong is large compared to the overall size of the house because head houses usually held many ancestral rites.
The Hakbong Head House has an impressive modern garden that was created during construction work carried out when the house was relocated after the Japanese colonial era. The well-maintained garden with its fantastically-shaped trees and rocks also serves as a venue for musical concerts on a regular basis. Guests will surely be fascinated to find out about the history of the people who once inhabited this house and dedicated themselves to the country in times of trouble.
37-17, Gwiho 1-gil, Hwanam-myeon, Yeongcheon-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
The Gwiae Traditional House is a 200-year-old aristocrat’s residence consisting of various hanok structures, a pavilion, a pond, and a shrine set amid its expansive grounds. Located in Yeongcheon Byeolbyeol Misulmaul (Star Art Village) where modern artworks can be seen here and there, the house too is surrounded by various artworks as well as the beautiful natural environment of Yeongcheon, including Bohyeonsan Mountain, Palgongsan Mountain, Unjuhan Recreational Forest, and Saryongsan Mountain. Thanks to the Art Village project, the village has acquired a distinguished charm all its own by combining the antique beauty of traditional houses with modern art and public design. The village is full of attractions as well as traditional structures, including Pungyeongjeong Pavilion, which was built to commemorate the life of Gwon Eung-do, an eminent Confucian scholar of Joseon, and the Cian Art Museum, which established in a closed-down school and has three exhibition rooms, an outdoor sculpture park, and an art shop.
Belonging to the descendants of Jo Geuk-seung (1803∼1877), a Confucian scholar of the late Joseon period, the Gwiae Traditional House comprises a sarangchae (detached building), an anchae (women’s quarters), a daemunchae (building next to the gate), and Gwiaejeong Pavilion (Gyeongbuk Provincial Cultural Heritage No. 339), which has double-layered eaves and a half-hipped roof, and measures four kan (a unit of measurement referring to the distance between two columns) at the front and three kan at the sides. There is also a hexagonal pavilion connected with a bridge and a lotus pond. The house also has four installation artworks such as a sculpture of a child and a puppy getting stars, and a turtle sculpture with Lee Geum-hong’s calligraphy.
Opened as a hanok stay in 2013, the house has 8 guestrooms and offers a variety of traditional games such as Tuho (Arrow-throwing), Neolttwigi (Korean see-saw game), and Jegichagi (Korean shuttlecock game) in the courtyard.
88-9, Doldam-gil Changpyeong-myeon, Damyang-gun, Jeollanam-do
Hanok Pension is an old traditional Korean house located in Samjinae Village, Changpyeong-myeon, Damyang-gun, the first village in Asia to be listed as a 'Slow Village.' It has 15 guestrooms in traditional Korean house buildings along a stone-wall road just like in the old days in Korea. The guesthouse is conveniently located for those planning to visit Juknokwon (Bamboo Garden) and Metasequoia Street, which is regarded as the most beautiful street in Korea, because they are all within 30 minutes away from the guesthouse on foot. The old traditional Korean house consists of one main building and two detached buildings, between which is a large front yard. The two detached buildings are divided into different sections for the guests to stay in. You will see lots of different wild flowers in and around the premises. The tea room is another popular feature of the guesthouse because of the calming atmosphere.
7, Duteopbawi-ro 25-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Banana Backpackers is very conveniently located in Yongsan, Seoul, near Sookmyung Women's University Station and Seoul Station where you can use both KTX and subway; thus making it easy to get to any part of Seoul. Popular landmarks and tourist destinations nearby include Namsan Seoul Tower, Namdaemun Market, War Memorial of Korea, Hyochang Park, and National Museum of Korea. It has various types of guestrooms, including Single Room for one person and Double, Triple, and Family Rooms for 2~4 people. Its affordable room rates made it a very popular place to lodge particularly among young people visiting Seoul from other countries. There is a TV in the lounge and in the lobby where you can get tour information. There are also washing machines for those who need to wash their clothes during their stay, not to mention a rooftop terrace commanding a great view of the area.
21, Dunsan-ro 73beon-gil, Seo-gu, Daejeon
Good Morning Residence Hotel Hue is like a guesthouse with hotel services. There are various types of rooms that suit the needs of both tourists and business travelers. The Standard Room is like a studio room with small kitchen, home appliances, and some office supplies. The hotel also has a seminar room and a fitness gym. There are safe deposit boxes at the front desk for the guests to store their valuables. There is also a shared desktop computer in the lobby, which is connected to the parking tower and the hotel's Italian restaurant. There is a 24-hour convenience store on the first floor. Located in Dunsan-dong, one of the downtown areas of Daejeon, the hotel is very close to a number of government offices such as City Hall, Office of Education, and Court. Nearby tourist destinations include Hanbat Arboretum, Daejeon Museum of Art, and Lee Ungno Museum, which are all located in the downtown area.
2nd floor, 51, Myeongdong 8ga-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
Tomo Residence, located in Chungmu-ro, Seoul, is a three-story (2F – 4F) residential style of accommodation that is particularly popular among tourists from Japan, China, and Southeast Asian countries. It has various types of comfortable rooms and a communal kitchen suitable for preparing a simple breakfast and cooking. It offers easy access to public transportation as it is just 3 minutes’ walk from the nearest subway station and 5 minutes’ walk from the bus stop. Each room is equipped with essential amenities including a TV, air conditioner, and bathroom, and guests can use the communal PC to print out and fax documents. As most of its guests are young people, a photo zone optimized for Facebook is situated in front of the information desk.