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Seoul Plaza Hotel, Seoul: A Five star hotel

Seoul Plaza Hotel is located right in downtown Seoul, conveniently located close to embassies, banks, major shopping centres and popular tourist attractions. It is a 22 storey five star hotel with approximately 480 well-furnished rooms and modern facilities. The hotel was officially opened in 1976.

Among its well equipped facilities are high speed internet access, IDD telephone, fitness centres with spa, swimming pool, aerobics and yoga classes. golf driving range, wheelchair accessible, fully air-conditioned, currency exchange, conference facilities, Japanese, Korean, Chinese and international restaurants.

Conveniently located close to City Hall, subway station, banks, offices, embassies, shopping centres and major tourist attractions.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Family Travel, Luxury Travel
  • Written February 2, 2009
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Hotel Concorde Kyongju: At Pomun Lake Resort

Hotel Concorde is a 10 storey four star super deluxe hotel. It was constructed and officially opened to the public in 1979. The hotel has approximately 300 well-furnished rooms.

Among its outstanding well-equipped facilities are business center, health and fitness center with spa and massage, swimming pools, wheelchair accessible, tennis courts, golf course, jogging tracks, bicycling, boating, fishing, horse riding, beauty hair saloon, currency exchange, game rooms and several cafés, bars and restaurants.

Its unigue quality is its location beside the man-made Pomun Lake Resort.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Family Travel
  • Written February 5, 2009
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Hotel Concorde beside Pomun Lake


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KAL Hotel, Cheju City: A five star hotel

KAL Hotel is located on the northern coast of Cheju Island, approximately 4 kilometres from Cheju International Airport. This is a five star hotel with approximately 280 well-furished rooms. It was constructed in 1973 and is 12 storey high.

Among its well-equipped facilities are swimming pool, business center, health and fitness center with spa and massage, wheelchair accessible, pets allowed, jogging track, car rental, beauty saloon and currency exchange.

Conveniently located at Cheju City, easily accessible to all tourist attractions in the island.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Family Travel
  • Written February 6, 2009
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Kims' Guest House - Seoul: Cheap and Clean

Family-run friendly guesthouse (hostel) for backpackers, travellers, businessmen, etc.

Located in the heart of Seoul. Brand-new facilities. Free breakfast, laundry, ironing and so on. Free tour infomation. Bathrooms with hot water available all the time. Free High speed internet available. Nearby old market. Nearby Hangang(river) park and matyre's museum. Nearby Sinchon region (famous youngsters' street) full of pubs, restaurants, bars, clubs, etc.

Nearby famous universities such as Yonsei, Ewha, Hongik University areas.

Management speaks good English, Japanese, and even a little bit French.

Hmmmm Gives one two thimbs up.

Breakfast Included
Restaurant
Car Parking Available
Internet Access
Laundry
Bicycle Hire
Wheelchair Friendly
Linen Included
Credit Cards Accepted
Security Lockers
Luggage Storage
Children Friendly
Guest Kitchen
Telephone/Fax Facilities
Travel Desk/Travel Info
No Curfew
Free Internet Access

Rooms: Singles (Including twins) and and a rather progressive 6 bed mixed dorm. Prices are great (Korean Won).

Twin Private 25000
6 Bed Mixed Dorm 20000

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Written September 17, 2004
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Outdoor Area. Kim's Guesthouse. Hapjeong. Seoul


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Anguk Guesthouse - Seoul: A Taste of Yesteryear.

This guesthouse, in the beautiful old town of
Bukchon, was built in a traditional Korean style.

A dormitory Room is offered but it is in a totally different place and not traditional Korean house.

Breakfast Included
Internet Access
Laundry
Towels
Guest Kitchen
Telephone/Fax Facilities
No Curfew
No Smoking

Rooms on offer are a little stonky, with only Singles, a 2 bed share n(female only) and 5 bad dorm (male only) Room rates below in Korean won.

Single Private 30000.00
2 Bed Female Dorm 15000.00
5 Bed Male Dorm 15000.00

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Written September 17, 2004
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Historical Anguk Guesthouse


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Seoul Backpackers - Downtown Seoul: Slap, Bang in the Middle of it all.

Good sound accomodation: dormitory, single rooms and double rooms with a bathroom and air-conditioning for each room and floor heating system for winter. We also offer 24 hour hot and cold showers, public phone, LCD projector for movie screening, private lockers, fully equipped kitchen, cable TV and VCR.

Breakfast is available as well as internet access, pick-up service, self laundering, coffee and tea. These are all free. The hostel is located in the heart of Downtown Seoul and only a short walk to all the major facilities. The airport bus, subway station, post office, movie theatres, museums, art galleries, markets and the main shopping areas, all major consulates.

Breakfast Included
Internet Access
Laundry
Linen Included
Curfew
Security Lockers
Luggage Storage
Guest Kitchen
Travel Desk/Travel Info

A Dorm room is 20,000 KRW or $15-$16 USD

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Written September 17, 2004
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New Beach Hotel Busan: Beachside, Nice and well Priced

I've stayed here a few times now. I have too memorable times however.

One time I travelled down to Busan to see Yogi (an enigmatic Japanese Trance DJ). After venturing around the Haeundae Beach Area we found a place that sold Tanqueray Gin for only $24 dollars a bottle, and other fancies... Before the Yogi Gig (Which was spectacular by the way) we had a huge Cocktail party in my Room. Fantastic. And the staff did nothing save Grin.... ^.~

My second time was very memorable. My Girlfriend and I planned to go to Tsushima ( agroup of japanese Islands just out from Busan City, But with the incoming super typhoon Maemi, we had to Buckle up and see out the storm. The Typhoon hit around 9pm.. and Oh was a storm it was. The Sea which is the other side of the road and then another 50 metres, was on the road lappy the Lobby Doors. The 200km winds had debris wooshing airborne around the city. The restaurant next door, was totalled when they lost their windows, the fierce winds wipped into the Hotel. The hotel staff helped the elderly couple nest door move things, and gave them sanctuary inside the hotel.

The next Day Busan was a mess, the beach front was destroyed, part of the raod and restaurants had fallen into the sea.... The hotel was fine. After the experience we all had a kinda bond. I will always stay there now.

The hotel is around $40 a night, and $50 for a seaview room. The sea views are spectacular. They have a private safe carpark (Our rental was fine during the Typhoon). Two restaurants..

But what's great is that its right on Haeundae Beach. And close to all the restaurants and bars. Its a great place. Give it a burl. The staff are great, really. And this isn't often the case in Korea.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Written September 15, 2004
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A view of Haeundae Beach by night.


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The Westin Chosun Beach Hotel: Swanky and a Landmark

Another Hotel on Haeundae Beach that is cool.

This is a 4 star hotel that stands alone on the North Eastern part of the beach. Once you get to the beach there are deck chairs and drinks that can be bought. ANd usually this part of the beach is usually quieter. THe only 'Downer' is that its too far from all teh action. Something that the New Beach and the Haeundae/Busan Mariott has going for it.
Still it has great weekenders during the quieter times, and the girls love that. ^.~

Has good of season deals. Like $100 a night. Or weekends for $180.

Okay the Guff: The hotel is the best place for business and vacation tips because it’s Thirty minutes away from the city center and forty minutes from kimhae Int’l Airport. Its close to the Busan Exhibition & Convention Center(BEXCO) (Where we saw Yogi Spin some great tunes).

But the best thing is it has a Swimming pool ( like gold in Korea) and it has a SH%$#y little Casino, that I didn't even try.

The Hotel has two restaurants (both a little steep): Dongbaek - A Korean style Buffet & Steak house, and Kuromatsu , a Japanese Restaurant. They have a pretty good pub, O’Kims - Irish Pub & Sports Bar That closes early and has ordinary Irish music and western food.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Written September 15, 2004
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The Westin Chosun Beach hotel. Pic: Internet


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Korean Style Hotel

Out in the Korean Country side there is not much in the way of western hotels.. So, If you travel out in the rural areas, you will like need to stay in a Korean Style place...

On entering your room, the first thing that you'll notice out here is "THERE IS NOT ONE STICK OF FURNITURE IN THE ROOM..." Just a bare floor with some mats that you roll out on the floor...

Which is OK, except, Korean rooms are usually heated with hot water pipes that run through the floor. This creates some very hot spots on the floor. It is a fine art to be able to sleep like this... the key is being not to roll directly over one of the hot water pipes, lest you'll singe your eyebrows off...

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Road Trip
  • Written April 17, 2003
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The Unfurnished Korean Style Rooms....


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Chin-Chil-Bangs: Budget Stays

Many people have written about the yeogwons or "love motels" as being a good value for your money. These are everywhere in cities. If you can't read Korea, just look for the red sign that looks like a bowl with hot steam coming out of the top. Prices will be ~$20 to $60.

Out in the country, yeogwons do not exist. So there, you will have to stay in "Minboks". Basically a local's spare room. They will typically just provide a bed roll and a blanket or two. Costs again can range from ~$20 to $40.

But for the true budget traveler that has a hard time spending $15 at a hostel or $25 at a yeogwon, try a "Chin-Chil-Bang". OK, trying to write phonetically in English will yield many alternative spellings, so don't be shy and just ask anyway.

Chin-Chil-Bangs are co-ed, public saunas. You can access them 24hrs a day and stay as long as you want for one price. However, once you leave you have to pay to re-enter.

They are commonly associated with hotels, but many times can be stand-alone operations.

Men's showers and lockers are on one floor. Women's showers and lockers are on a separate floor. The common saunas and sleeping area is in between. Everyone sleeps on the floor with blankets that are provided. You will have to use a separate blanket or piece of clothing as a pillow if you wish.

Cost rage from $4 to $10 dollars.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Backpacking
  • Written January 7, 2008
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Yeogwan: Korean Motels

Many people often ask about budget accomodations in Korea. Well, the best thing going is the "yeogwan" or motel. Motel is a recent term as until the late 80's not many people owned cars, but the yeogwan has been a regular in the budget accomodation arena for ages. They can be found everywhere, but mainly near train stations, tourist areas, and bar districts. The are designed to provide overnight lodging with just the bare necessities; bed, blanket, shower and bottle of water. However, some yeogwans these days rival a decent 3 star hotel. They will have color TV, VCR or DVD player, even a small fridge. They are not designed for extended stay but can be quite comfortable. Unfortunately, due to their place in the market, they do not (nor need to) advertise or have websites for reservations.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Budget Travel
  • Written February 17, 2007

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Guest House Korea: Guest House Korea

We had a twin room which cost 35000 Won a night. Which is the most expensive room they have.

This place is great because of it's friendliness and price and that breakfast is included. But it is closer to a backpackers than what I consider a guesthouse. It is averagely clean and the hot water didn't work one moring and we turned up with no bedding or towels and found we were expected to bring our own (this would be worth checking first). Luckily the staff lent us some but it was a pretty cold time of year to not have much bedding.
But It was good for talking to others and finding out where they had been and to sit and watch tv with othere travellers. It is in a great location too next to the Changdukkung Palace which was my favourite place in Seoul. We also were able to walk evrywhere we wanted to go. The photo is taken in the toilet which was unusual in that it was split level!

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Written September 12, 2002
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Mountain Shelters: Highest Accommodation

Staying in mountain shelters is one of the best experience a backpacker could have. Of course there would be a little bit of effort to make but the reward is excellent.
Some shelters can accommodate up to 300 people. For these many people, there would be no room to twist and turn. The allotted space is like a coffin with no walls.
Staying the night here is for about 3,000 to 7,000 Won a night. Sleeping bags and blankets can be rented for 2,000 to 3,000 Won.
Reservation is highly recommended especially during the summer weekends.
http://english.knps.or.kr/

There's usually a store with some noodles, snacks and drinks to get you through the night, in case you forgot to pack your stove and food to cook.
This place is well maintained, very clean and presentable. The best part is, summit view would be in your backyard. Enjoy the sunset, stars on clear nights and the best sunrise view in South Korea.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Mountain Climbing, Hiking and Walking, Backpacking
  • Written February 26, 2007
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Shelter at Seoraksan National Park


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Daegu - Hotel 3f10

This is definitely the strangest hotel I've ever been to. No kidding.
Rooms are all different each other and arranged as theme specials.
Considered a "love hotel", don't be fooled by this definition and give it a try.
This hotel offers total privacy as it's common practice for Koreans to seclude for intimate affairs. Cars in the hidden parking lot will have license plate covered by a board.
Lobby is tiny and has pictures of available rooms displayed as like at a drive-though restaurant. Choose a room and go there directly. A camera system in the hallways let the clerk know you're there and he will remotely open the room door. You have no key. Prior to leave make sure to pay with credit card at the machine inside the room. Thirsty? Open the fridge and pick a drink. It will be automatically billed. If you desire a more familiar procedure and need to talk with somebody at the reception, provided you speak Korean, you should approach a teller window with a curtain to prevent the clerk from seeing who you are. I was there with Korean colleagues and it was easy, not sure what happens if you're on your own!
Rooms have all comforts. Including beauty stuff and even cigarettes.
Website link herebelow. Seeing is believing!

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Related to: Business Travel
  • Written May 31, 2005
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Daegu - Hotel 3f10


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Seoul Backpackers Hostel: Clean Hostel

If u want to find a cheap and clean hostel, i'll recommend Seoul Backpackers Hostel. I stayed at the private roo, single, the room is bigger than i thought and there's a complete bathroom (even though it's very small, but it has hot water 24 hrs). The front office can speak good english (thanks God!) and they are very helpfull ( if u find any difficulty in language just ask them to write it in korea language then u just hae to give the paper to the korean, coz language is definitely a big issue here). The hostel has a very good location, near the Anguk subway, airport bus limousine, Palaces, and Insadong street. Actually there are a lot of restaurants nearby, but its kind a difficult to communicate, so i would suggest u to find a restaurant at Insadong street. You can also meet people from all over the world there, some of them are friendly. Above all, I enjoy my stay there :)

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Backpacking, Singles
  • Written October 25, 2007

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