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Sa Rang Chae Guesthouse

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238-1 Hwangnam-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea
Sa Rang Chae Guesthouse
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Chicago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have mixed feelings about recommending this place. The price is pretty awesome and you get your own room and bathroom if you choose. Yes, it's small but it's clean, there's privacy, and a place to sleep. Unfortunately, the mats you sleep on are thin and it's on concrete though heated. I was expecting more of a Japanese style futon.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For something a bit different on our trip we tried this traditional guesthouse in Gyeongju. For KRW35,000 each we got a single room with bathroom set around an open courtyard. It's really peaceful here and located across from the park and close to town. Sleeping on the floor takes a bit of getting used to and I have to admit... More 

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London
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Sa Rang Chae is an historic guesthouse where the rooms are arranged around an internal courtyard, giving a sense of peace once you've stepped in away from the street (the guesthouse is in a quiet area anyway). The rooms are simple, Korean-style ondol rooms, where you sleep on a mat on the heated wooden floor. If you're already used to... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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340 helpful votes 340 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We were decidedly underwhelmed by this place. The owners were nice, but we hardly saw them. The dogs bark all the time and the communal areas of the place were a little grubby. Breakfast was not so good - make your own eggs... The place is atmospheric and you do feel like you are getting an authentic Korean experience, but... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

A traditional hanok guest house in the street behind the walled section of burial mounds near the centre of Gyeongju. It's not fancy - in most rooms you sleep on the heated floor and the rooms are quite basic as other contributors have said. A couple of rooms have western-style beds or bunks and several have their own toilet/shower while... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Gyeongju is a wonderful place with the most lackluster hotels known to man. There is only really one place worth staying, and that's Sa Rang Chae. Luckily, it's also priced right. It is a guesthouse, but its fun to sleep the traditional Korean way. We stayed here in the dead of winter and it was so awesome. It was super... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Fantastic central location, with bags of charm and traditional character. Lovely owners will make it a memorable stay and give you a real feel of a traditional Korean welcome. Rooms are quite basic, and a little rough around the edges, which is to be accepted for an old building of this type. All part of the charm. It's the second... More 

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Shah Alam, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I can said it is worth to stay in this charming traditional korea guest house. The owners are superb friendly and they can guide you the place you want to go. It is near to Anapji Pond and Cheomseongdae Observatory (walking distance of 10-15 minutes) and Tumuli park is just next to it. I regret to stay there 1 night... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

First time with a friend 2 years ago and second time with my mum, i definitively love the place, the owners and the dogs! This is a typical traditional house, very well preserved but still with all now days commodities. First night the heating was too hot but after telling the lady she immediately changed the settings and the room... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

The traditional korea guest house in gyeongju. Excellent service, good location because near the temple, cheap price and self service breakfast. We can take the photo wearing hanbok, free of charge. Someday, I will stay here if I come to gyeongju

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