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Sa Rang Chae Guesthouse

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238-1 Hwangnam-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea
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Apalachicola, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Just tonight we tried to stay at this guesthouse and it is no longer open. The taxi driver made a few calls (in korean so I don't know the details) and the building was dark, unattended, and scary dogs barking. The friendly cab driver helped us connect with the next accommodation we had in mind, Coolzaam GH. He took us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

Forget about 5 star hotel, forget about budget hotel as well, this is a place where you will feel as if you are at your own home. The friendliness and kindness of the owners will make you feel so welcomed. This Korean-traditional accomodation is worth every penny you spend. They provide a self-service breakfast in their kitchen and help you... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

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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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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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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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 17, 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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