50, Samil-daero 32ga-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Saehwa Hostel’s central location in Jongno, Seoul, gives it unparalleled convenience and accessibility for tourists. Many restaurants, markets, shopping streets, and tourist sites like the Tteok Museum, Jongmyo Shrine, and Changdeokgung Palace are located within walkable distances. Airport limousine bus service brings one from Incheon International Airport to Jongno 3-ga Station nearby, and Seoul Station is located a 15-min subway ride away. The hostel has various room types catering to solo travelers to groups of two to three, affordable prices, free international phone calls (Canada, Japan, United States, China, United Kingdom, Australia, France, Germany, Sweden, New Zealand), and a quadrilingual reception desk offering services in English, Japanese, and Chinese, making it ideal for international visitors.
There are 16 rooms in total, including the Single Ondol, Double, Twin, and Triple bedrooms. Each room is equipped with a bathtub to help the guests recover from their fatigue. The front desk has a shared PC and offers free massage chair, microwave, washing machine, and dryer services. There is a free breakfast every morning, consisting of breakfast cereals, porridge, cookies, soybean paste soup, milk, fruit juice, and toast.
129-15, Unmunsa-gil, Cheongdo-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do
This hotel is nestled in the beautiful nature of Jiryongsan Mountain to the back, and Unmuncheon Stream to the front. It is located 5 min away by foot from Unmunsa Temple Bus Stop. The three-story building is furnished with a tasteful interior, the common spaces decorated with mint-colored wood on white walls, green plants and chairs hanging from the ceiling. There are five types of rooms in total, mostly intended for double occupancy. The Double and Twin Rooms have a view of the lush mountain. Family Room, which comes with plush bedding, feels like a hanok (traditional Korean house) thanks to the exposed beam design on the ceiling and the windows with wooden frames. The Superior King Room has a large bed and a bathtub for a comfortable stay. Free breakfast is available in the morning, and guests can also choose to grill meat outside, next to a hut and outdoor tables. A walking trail in front of the hotel brings one to Unmunsa Temple, which boasts a 1,400-year history.
5218-10, Chunhyang-ro, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do
This hanok (traditional Korean house) hotel shows a different interpretation of hanok’s traditional beauty from Jeonju Hanok Village. The name of the hotel encapsulates Jeonju’s spirit as a city of tradition and art, and the exemplar of the state of Joseon. The hotel complex stands on a plot of land spanning 19,840 m2, containing 11 residential buildings and other facilities like hanok restaurants. Each residential building is named after the kings of the Joseon Dynasty. Jeongjogwan contains six rooms,
all built to modern comfort for all age groups. Grade 2 Silver and Gold Rooms, which can house up to 6 guests, are especially popular for families. The rooms combine modern comfort with hanok aesthetics, like wooden exposed beams and wooden furniture, which help to fill the room with the elegant fragrance of wood.
The hotel has about 150 parking spots, a hanok cafe, and the Convention Center with spaces such as Daejanggeum Hall, Saimdang Hall, Chungmugong Hall, and Hunminjeongeum Hall. Samtaegeuk and Samjogo Restaurants are designated as COVID-19 Safe Restaurants by the city of Jeonju. Jeonju Hanok Village is reachable by car in about 7 min.
6, Bugok 3-gil, Gunsan-si, Jeollabuk-do
Located in Naun-dong, Gunsan, North Jeolla Province, Sunrise Hill Tourist Hotel is an ideal base camp for a leisurely trip. The hotel is close to Eunpa Recreation Area that offers a great view at night, and Wolmyeong Park, which is an ideal place for walking. There is a ferry terminal 10 min away by car that takes visitors on a tour of the Gogunsan Archipelago, a major tourist site in the city. There are a total of 40 rooms with slight variations in interior and are all furnished with mood lights on the ceiling. All rooms, from the Standard Double to the Deluxe Twin, Deluxe Ondol, and Suites are equipped with a refrigerator, an air conditioner, a bidet, a hairdryer, and an electric kettle. The large-screen TV also has the latest films on demand. All rooms are furnished with air purifiers and UV sterilizers for hygiene and disease prevention. The bathrooms are equipped with water softeners for smoother skin after showers. Suites are barrier-free for guests with disabilities. The hotel offers a rest area equipped with a water cooler and coffee machine, and the front desk offers simple information in English.
23, Magokdong-ro 4-gil, Gangseo-gu, Seoul
THE FIRST STAY is a 14-story building located in Magok-dong, Gangseo-gu, Seoul. A mere 10-minute ride from Gimpo International Airport and only a 30-minute ride from Incheon International Airport, it's a popular place to stay particularly among group tourists from other countries as well as Korean tourists since one can get to the subway and bus stop within 5 minutes from the hotel on foot. Many business travelers choose this hotel for a long-term stay because of the trendy style, quality, and reasonable room rates. The hotel has various types of guestrooms, restaurant, banquet hall, and fitness center for the convenience of its guests. There is also a three-story parking building that’s big enough for the guests to park. In addition to the reasonable room rates, another great feature of this hotel is that each of the rooms is equipped with a kitchen.
16-2, Bukchon-ro 9-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Dahmsojung, meaning ‘a house full of laughs’, is a hanok guesthouse that provides sincere services and comfortable relaxation. Located in the middle of Seoul’s city center, this hanok hotel-class guesthouse was built using traditional hanok construction materials including the 200-years-old Korean land pine from Gyeongju, and clay for rooms. The owner originally bought the land to build the residential area for the family, but wishing to promote the charms of the hanok building to foreigners, it was opened as a guesthouse in October 2012. This hanok guesthouse with modern elements is decorated with refined interior items. It provides a special breakfast that consists of steamed rice wrapped in a lotus leaf and tasty side dishes without any artificial seasonings. All the vegetables used for the meals are organic and cultivated by the owner. It also uses refined objects including high quality tableware, bedding (cotton bedclothes with colored stripes), authentic ceramics, lacquered painting by an artisan, and artistic living items. It carries out a cleaning and disinfection process every day as well. In particular, Hinoki cypress with a subtle scent was used for the bathroom. The home bar was installed especially for foreign guests who find it difficult to sit on the floor in the kitchen. These detailed consideration and decorations have attracted many guests including foreign diplomats, VIPs, and so on.
It also operates a hands-on programs including ‘calligraphy’ and ‘making a fan’ that are held on the main floored room and are popular among foreign guests. Dahmsojung offers guests sophisticated services and comfortable facilities with a clean and traditional atmosphere that attracts many domestic and foreign guests.
684 Ieodo-ro, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
Kensington Resort is located in the pine forest zone of Jeju Island. The resort was built to blend in with the beautiful natural surroundings.
On the coast of Seogwipo, Kensington Resort sits along Gangjeongcheon Stream, Jeju's one and only freshwater stream. The resort is in a peaceful, picturesque location within the beautiful nature of Jeju Island.
12, Bangjang-ro Gochang-eup, Gochang-gun, Jeollabuk-do
Hotel Seok Jeong Hill is mostly frequented by those visiting Seok Jeong Hill Country Club, which is only a 5-minute ride from the hotel. Because it's located away from the country club, however, you need not play golf in order to stay there overnight. The hotel is a 7-story building with 35 guestrooms that are clean and stylish. It also has a seminar room for workshops and business gatherings. The guestrooms can accommodate two or four depending on the number of golfers, and no additional guests are allowed to stay in the same room.
688, Bukhangangbyeon-gil, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do
Elysian Gangchon is a one hour and 30 minute drive from Seoul and is also located near the train station. The resort is surrounded by beautiful nature, delicious restaurants, and fun activities. Located in Gangchon, Chuncheon, the resort newly opened a ski resort in December 2002 and offers 222 guestrooms, three condo style buildings, and a golf course. The resort is beautiful all year round with colorful flowers in the spring and vast green grass in summer. During fall, the blue skies and red leaves create harmony and in winter, the white slopes can get anyone excited.
989, Ieodo-ro, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
Shinsung Resort, located in Seogwipo, offers outstanding views of the southern sea around Jeju and Hallasan Mountain at the center of the island. The hotel offers two outdoor swimming pools, making it a perfect summer vacation destination. The resort is also suited to outdoor activities such as golf, hiking, seafishing, and scuba diving. Nearby attractions include Jeju World Cup Stadium, Jungmun Beach Resort, Jeju Convention Center, Yeomiji Botanical Garden and Jungmun Resort.