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Hilltop Motel: Cockroaches and Prostitutes, Dirt Cheap!

Although it calls itself a motel, there is not a parking space next to each room. In fact, there are no parking spaces whatsoever. In Korea, motel just means cheap, seedy hotel. In this respect the Hilltop Motel quite lives up to its name. Here's the whole point: only go here if you want cheap accomodations, and a place to rest your skull. There is no other good thing about this place other than the price of rooms.

Being right in the middle of the "hostess bar" district, it is inevitable that a man walking alone to or from the Hilltop will be acosted by women of various ages who will flirt, try to pull you into their bars, and generally gross you out. Kids, these children are called "prostitutes."

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Backpacking
  • Written May 5, 2006

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  • debtravers profile photo debtravers
  • Reviews: 91

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Sky Hotel: cheap overnight stopover

Go to tourist lady on ground floor of Incheon airport and specify CHEAP!! The Sky Hotel cost us 50,000 korean won for a double room, free shuttle bus to and from airport (took about 15 mins). Rooms were comfortable and clean and a gd hot shower. Surrounding area bit rundown and not much going on but you get a good nights sleep...Dunkin Donuts at end of street was the only place open to get brekky.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written April 4, 2006

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  • seoulgirl profile photo seoulgirl
  • Reviews: 256
Incheon Airport hotel: Expensive Rip Off

http://www.incheon-hotel.com/eng/specials_packages.html

I haven't stayed here but it's expensive. Go to Incheon, the city, for cheaper accomodations. See my other hotel tips for more information on that.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Written April 1, 2006

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  • Shooli profile photo Shooli
  • Reviews: 1

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HEY Guesthouse: Cheapest Guesthouse in Seoul

Located in the Northeastern part of Seoul, this guest house offers
beds from 10,000 won a night, has a very nice big screen HDTV,
a free washing machine, two FAST computers with free Internet,
and is near a 24-hour convenience store, fast food places and
the Meokgol metro stop.

Directions:
Exit Meokgol Metro station using Exit #1 and turn right at the street corner.
Walk up a couple of blocks (3 or 4) and pay close attention to the telephone
poles on the street. one of them will have a small "HEY ->" sign written in blue ink.
Turn right and the guest house is a couple of buildings down the small alley. The entrance says "HEY Guesthouse", again in blue ink above the door leading to the staircase.
The guesthouse is on the second floor, Apt. # 201.

Brand new place, free ameneties, friendly owner.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Budget Travel
  • Written March 8, 2006

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  • seoulgirl profile photo seoulgirl
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Incheon Guesthouse: Close to Airport

Here is a great place to stay for an overnight trip. They have a free shuttle from the airport.

http://www.hostelworld.com/availability.php

Cost is 25$ per person room with a double bed or a private room for 1 is 40$.

I haven't stayed here but there are reviews on this website for you to check out.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Business Travel, Backpacking, Women's Travel
  • Written February 22, 2006

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  • seoulgirl profile photo seoulgirl
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Airport transit hotel info.: n/a/

I didn't stay here but I checked it out when I was there. Expensive for a short stay! See picture. It explains everything. Double click on the pic to read it.

The price is 50$ for 6 hours and $100 for 12 hours. If you check in after 6 p.m. you have to pay for 12 hours minimum.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Business Travel
  • Written February 14, 2006
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  • kilroy238 profile photo kilroy238
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Jongnowon Hotel: Awesome lil hidden hotel

I was turned onto this place by a group of teachers I was working with at a winter camp. It is in walking distance about 10 minutes to Insadong. The closest subway stop is Anguk.

The sign says hotel but it seems more like a higher class pension house.

The rooms are a bit small the word that best came to my mind was cozy. My single room had a large full bed, TV and seperate bathroom. The floors are heated which makes it very comfortable. The service was great. It is a family run place. The son speaks some english but the mother does not she still trys to be very helpful. A small western breakfast is provided however not sure what it is I never got up that early. In the small eating area is a computer with free high speed internet.

Room rates are some of the best I have seen at 28k for a single and 35k for a double. Most backpacker places I have seen are more expensive than them. I would def stay there again.

Rooms are cleaned at your request towels are exchanged at the front desk. There is a washing machine down stairs but there is no dryer so the hanging racks need at least a day down there.

Very close to a bus stop that takes you to Incheon airport for 8000 won. The staff has dominos on speed dial. I lived on mostly rice for a month as a fat guy I needed some pizza..lol I was shocked dominos where I am from in america sucks. In Seoul it really is awesome.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Budget Travel
  • Written February 8, 2006
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  • catpause profile photo catpause
  • Reviews: 30

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Friend's House Guesthouse: Guesthouse Accommodations

This is a nice, inexpensive place to stay with easy access to the Subway. It offers Korean style rooms and services. You sleep on a thin mat on the floor which at first I thought might be a bit uncomfortable. Actually, my back did much better over our two week stay.

Bathrooms, two available, are modern with wet floors as Koreans have the shower in the same room as the sink and toilet. Can have a wait if all rooms are occupied. Sometimes the hot water needed to be turned on by the owner at a main switch in the kitchen. I guess they sometimes turn it off if it is "to late" to be using the showers.

Air conditioning is available if you ask for the remote control. Some language barriers that caused a delay in receiving ours.

Breakfast is provided and is plentiful. Somewhat routine each day.

As I mentioned, there are some language barriers. The owner speaks some English but none of the other employees, there are two, spoke any English.

Price is good. Approximately $50.00/50 Won per day for both my wife and I. Total bill was $750.00/750,000 Won for our 15 day stay.

The website indicates they help with local information. They certainly did try to help but you have to be resourceful in finding your own information. This is not a large hotel with related services.

The breakfasts are typical Korean fare. Each day consisted of: A boiled egg, shredded cabbage with sesame oil, tomatoes, toast, kimchi, tea, and some type of fruit. Many times we were also provided with specialty breads. Very filling, healthy, and yummy.

The real draw for us was the constant coming and going of guests. We were able to meet and share with others from all over the world. That is the best reason to stay in this type of accommodation.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Family Travel, Study Abroad
  • Written December 17, 2005
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  • seoulgirl profile photo seoulgirl
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Wow guesthouse and Korea Guesthouse: Guesthouses

Check out this guys tips http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/8b84b/10267a/3/

There is Korea Guesthouse in Jongno-gu near Gyeongbokgung palace, phone: 393 0456 at 27,000 won for single and 37,000 double and Wow guesthouse at 322-8644, 25000 won for single and 35,000 won for double. Wow is near Sinchon which has tons of restaurants and bars. Tons!

Just give the phone number to a taxi driver and he can call them for directions. Both Guesthouses are on the tourist map of Seoul in the Map of Koea & Seoul map that you can get at an information booth. The other Guesthouses listed in there do not have phones or other businesses picked up the line when we called.

I haven't stayed there.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Beaches, Mountain Climbing, Hiking and Walking
  • Written November 16, 2005

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  • victorwkf profile photo victorwkf
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TEMF Seoul

This hotel is located at the south of the Han River in an area which is surrounded by trees and a rather huge park. I would say that it is an average hotel suitable for those who want to avoid the hustle and buslte of busy downtown Seoul.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Romantic Travel and Honeymoons, Budget Travel, Business Travel
  • Written October 14, 2005
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  • Reviews: 57

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Hotel Piano: One of Many Love Motels

They understood decent English. Whenever I had a question, they were able to answer me. Of course I didnt ask too many. The rooms are really nice. Actually very nice in my opinion for the money. Usually have a hot tub with flatscreen tvs, along with internet and a dvd player. What ya need a dvd player for Im not sure, but hey....

Windows look right into the side of another building or aparments. Whatever people dont go there for the view.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
  • Written October 5, 2005

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  • Ines28 profile photo Ines28
  • Reviews: 244

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Seoul Guesthouse: Very friendly guesthouse

This place came recommended by the Lonely Planet, so I checked the webside and decided that this was just the place I wanted to stay at. It's a traditional hanok in a quiet alley and is built around a (normally) attractive courtyard.
Unfortuantely, the place was undergoing some sort of renovation, so the lovely courtyard was packed with buckets, laundry, building material but no flowers at all! :-(
I would still recommend it as I'm sure they will have finished with the renovation some day! ;-)
Reservation by e-mail is very simple, we always had the reply to our questions within 24 hours.

I wanted to stay in a traditional house, so that's so special about it. The owner, Mrs. Lee, is very friendly and helpful, she speaks a little English. The only room with en suite facilities is the family room - which we chose as we wanted some comfort after the long flight. The room was not particularly pretty, but had a (very strong!) floor heating and even it's own computer with internet access! Though for the other rooms there is an internet access provided as well.
As we found that many hotels in Seoul were quite expensive, this place was okay and also in a good location, very near to some of the palaces.
Double room: W 40000
Family room: W 100000

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Arts and Culture, Backpacking
  • Written August 2, 2005
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  • rosaseok profile photo rosaseok
  • Reviews: 2

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Recommand some guesthouses in seoul!

When I travelled Europe, i searched for
cheap rooms...because i was a student.
I don't have much money....
Now is the same ..^^

If you have a plan to travel seoul,korea and
you are a student who dont' have much money....
It's a useful information for you.

I recommand some guesthouse.
The price is about $15~$40

Here are................
http://www.kimsguesthouse.com/index.htm
http://towerhostel.com/main_eng.htm
http://www.guesthouseinkorea.com/
http://backpackerkorea.com/index-1.htm


You can meet many volunteers who want to be close multi national culture and learn other language.
Many of the volunteers are student..maybe...
I think that it's a better choice staying like those than expensive hotels.............

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Written July 5, 2005

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  • itsCharlie profile photo itsCharlie
  • Reviews: 59

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THE LOVE MOTELS!!: Not as bad as you'd think...

Korea is filled with little sometimes seedy, sometimes swanky love motels. (some even have special themes) You can usually tell my the obvious names or the thick plastic flaps covering the entrances. (do keep things discrete) Anyways, if you're on a budget, they range from $25-40 a night (usual is 30). They are nice, clean, normal rooms for a good price. Why not?

You even get a little over-night package equipped with toothbrush, toothpaste, condoms, OJ, energy drinks and other goodies.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Budget Travel
  • Written June 29, 2005
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Kim's Guest House: Korean style lodging

I haven't stayed there myself but since I had lots of positive feedback from other travelers I decided to include it into my Accommodation Tips for you.

Kim's Guesthouse (or as they call it: *Kims' Guest House*) is a Korean-style apartment house that offers travelers to stay in a local environment for an extremely inexpensive rate.
Facilities include free broadband internet access, a laundry machine, private lockers, air-conditioning for each room and daily continental breakfast (i.e. toast with jam and coffee).

The Guesthouse offers three different room categories with a total 10 guestrooms availabe:
1. Private single bedroom (27,000 KRW)
2. Private double bedroom (37,000 KRW)
3. Shared 6-bed dormitory (17,000 KRW)

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Backpacking
  • Written May 28, 2005
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