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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
    4 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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Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An experience that should not be missed by the seasoned traveller. This guest house is steeped with history, is in an excellent location and the support given by the friendly couple suits your needs in an unobtrusive way.

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Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Discover a hidden gem in the historic Gyeongju, taking you back in time. The lovely traditional Korean architecture and picturesque courtyard is absolutely enchanting and the friendly owners only add to the warm atmosphere. At night they even light a fire in the courtyard where guests who are not out and about gather to warm up with a drink and... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sa Rang Chae is run by a friendly and helpful couple, always there for an advise or recommendation. The traditional house is beautiful, made of several parts around a courtyard. I stayed in a single traditional room with shared bathroom. You sleep on a thin mattress on the floor (heated in colder months), in a room that smells old wood.... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This guesthouse is run by a friendly couple who go the extra mile to help their guests. The guesthouse is in a traditional hanok behind the Tumuli Park, just a 10 minute walk away from the express bus terminal. Accommodation is simple. There are rooms with and without private toilet. The rooms have futons instead of beds. There is also... More 

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Atascadero, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Our family of 4, including two teens, stayed at the Sa Rang Chae guesthouse for 2 nights in June, 2015. The directions on the map provided by the owner from the bus stop in Gyeongju were spot on. We arrived early and were greeted warmly by Mrs. Choo, the co-owner along with her husband. We asked if we could leave... More 

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Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

When we arrived in Gyeongju, we set out to find this guesthouse in the dark on foot. Be warned: it's a bit tricky to find. That said, once we arrived, our hosts were gracious and provided us with a tour of our room and the guesthouse. There is a common kitchen and dining/living area. We stayed in a traditional room... More 

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New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

The Choo family offer rooms around a courtyard in a traditional building. Bedding is mats on the floor. In the large courtyard there are tables and chairs under umbrellas (hot in May). They've set up the kitchen so guests can be independent: bread, jam, butter, eggs to cook, coffee, tea, purified water, refrigerator where you can store your food. The... More 

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Chicago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 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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