25, Munhwagwangjang-ro, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do
Happy Memories in front of Jeonju City Hall has various types of guestrooms including "ondol (floor-heated)" rooms and rooms with a bed for foreign guests. Rooms of different sizes can accommodate between 2 and 10 people each, making the guesthouse a great choice for couples, families, and group tourists alike. There are BBQ facilities on the rooftop for the guests to have a memorable stay. Nearby tourist destinations include Gyeonhwon Fortress Site built during the reign of King Gyeonhwon of the Later Baekje Kingdom, Gyeonggijeon Hall enshrining a portrait of the first king of the Joseon Dynasty, and Jeonju Sago where all the historical records were stored during the Joseon period. Other tourist attractions within walking distance from the guesthouse include Omokdae, Pungnammun Gate, Jeonju Hyanggyo, "Gaeksa (an inn of the Joseon period),” and Jeonju Hanok Village.
294, Jong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Hotel Kota is very conveniently located right next to Dongdaemun Station (Exit 6) on Subway Lines 1 & 4. It has 7 Double Rooms, 3 Triple Rooms, and 3 Family Rooms, all furnished with television, air conditioner, hair dryer, high-speed Internet connection, and phone charger. Guests can have a great view of the beautiful Heunginjimun Gate and shop in Dongdaemun Shopping Town, which is open 24 hours a day. Popular tourist destinations and city landmarks near the hotel include Jongno, Gyeongbokgung Palace, Cheonggyecheon Stream, DDP, Dongdaemun Shopping Town, and Myeongdong, making the hotel one of the best choices to stay for families, business travelers, and foreign tourists alike.
23, Gyeongyang-ro 165beon-gil, Buk-gu, Gwangju
I Am Guesthouse has clean and cozy rooms. It's easy to get to the guesthouse because it's right across from Gwangju Station. The guesthouse serves free Korean breakfast and brunch for the convenience of the guests. Rooms of different sizes can accommodate up to 4, 6, 10, and 12 people, each furnished with air conditioner, hair dryer, Internet, powder room for female travelers, and personal safe. One of the most popular tourist destinations in Gwangju is Mudeungsan Mountain, but Gwangju is famous for its food. Korean table d’hote and grilled rib patties are a must-try in Gwangju.
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.
7, Deokdongmunhwa-gil Gibuk-myeon, Buk-gu, Pohang-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
Located in Deokdong Village about 40 minutes from downtown Pohang, the Pohang Traditional Culture Center consists of three traditional Korean buildings -- 'Lodge Building,' 'Cultural Training Hall,' and 'Food Experience Hall' -- and 'Guestroom Building' forming the shape of 'ㄱ' on an 8,251m² area. The hills surrounding the center create a cozy environment, and a grove of pine and fir trees right past the entrance adds to the beautiful natural landscape. Thanks to the clean air, you will be able to see stars in the night sky. The site originally belonged to an elementary school before being transformed into a cultural center as part of Pohang City's urban project. The center is managed and maintained by Pohang City Facilities Management Corporation as commissioned by Pohang City. As a place for learning and appreciating Korean culture in the natural landscape of Deokdong Village, which has a long history, it's now a popular field trip destination among schools. The Center offers various educational and character building programs designed to restore the traditional culture of Korea by providing students with an opportunity to learn their culture, including 'seodang (private village school that provided elementary education during the Goryeo and Joseon dynasties),' calligraphy, tea drinking, and ecosystem classes. Other programs include 'nanta (Korean traditional percussion instrument),' 'taekkyeon (traditional Korean martial art),' straw and Korean paper handicraft, and natural dyeing classes. The most popular program at the center is the traditional cooking class wherein participants get to make and try various traditional food items such as bean curd and rice cake. It's popular because the teachers/instructors use traditional recipes that many people think are fun to follow. Most of these are one or two-day programs and are participated in by groups of over 20 guests. Individual guests are also welcome to sign up for the program. The Guestroom Building has 10 guestrooms, each furnished with television, refrigerator, air conditioner, dressing table, and hair dryer for the convenience of the guests. Men's and women's bathrooms and shower rooms are in a separate building because they are shared among the guests. One of the biggest advantages of staying at this center is the reasonable room rates, which are fixed regardless of season and day (whether weekday or weekend). Moreover, there is no extra charge for additional guests in each guestroom. Paid breakfast is served at the cafeteria in the 'Experience Hall.' The breakfast is reasonably priced as well, not to mention delicious.
83-14, Eunhaeng-ro, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do
Hanok Story in Hyanggyo-gil in Jeonju Hanok Village is a traditional Korean house built over 60 years ago and was recently renovated to serve as a guesthouse. Thus, it boasts of modern convenient facilities but preserves most of the features of a traditional Korean house, which was home to the guesthouse owner and his wife for over 35 years. The couple put old books, LPs, old movie posters, Korean lunch boxes, and old television on display in every corner of the house to create an old look and finish. In the yard is a 50-year-old persimmon tree that provides cool shade during the summer and delicious persimmons in the fall. All the old items in the house have a story to tell, and that's why the owner named his guesthouse "Hanok Story."
At the entrance of the house is a Korean phrase meaning “Enjoy the Five Blessings (longevity, wealth, health, love of virtue, and peaceful death) generation after generation with the energy of the sun, moon, and stars.” That’s why the rooms are named “Geumbit (Golden Light),” “Haetbit (Sunlight),” “Dalbit (Moonlight),” and “Byeolbit (Starlight).” The phrase is also engraved on top of the door to the "Haetbit Room." There are a total of seven guestrooms -- four in the main building and the "Solbit Room," "Deluxe Room No. 1," and "Deluxe Room No. 2." All the rooms are furnished with bathroom, TV, and air conditioner. Deluxe Room No. 2 has a kitchen for the guests to cook. There is a garden of sowbread, balloon vine, and hydrangea in the yard.
There is also a cafeteria made of cypress wood in the yard. The walls are covered with post-its left by the guests as well as musical instruments and dolls. It's where tea and breakfast are served. Homemade Korean breakfast is served for free. A tea class is also available during the weekend upon reservation.
13, Mareunnae-ro 8-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
Located in Inhyeon-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, Dalkom Myeongdong Guesthouse is a four-story building equipped with 19 rooms of various types. As famous shopping districts including Myeong-dong and Dongdaemun Market are situated nearby, it is very popular among domestic tourists from Daeju, Busan, Jeju and other areas of Korea at weekends, although the majority of its guests are foreign tourists from China, Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia, and Singapore, etc. who tend to stay on weekdays.
The guest house offers a variety of convenient facilities; each room is equipped with a bathroom, and guests can use the communal iron for their clothes and the communal kitchen to cook simple dishes. There is also a food vending machine on the outdoor terrace that provides noodles and drinks. In addition, its foreign staff can communicate with tourists from other countries and accept feedback about the accommodation.