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“Fantastic! Will be back again” 5 of 5 stars
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Popcorn Hostel Haeundae Original
2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   321, Haeundaehaebyun-ro, Haeundae-gu | 11F Marine Tower, Busan 612-847, South Korea   |  
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Ranked #12 of 91 Specialty Lodging in Busan
4.5 of 5 stars 83 Reviews
Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic! Will be back again”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

I spent four days at Popcorn over my vacation and it was fantastic! The rooms are very modern and clean. The location is great: very close to the beach as well many restaurants and bars. The staff were friendly, and generally spoke good English. I especially liked the rooftop barbecues held at night, which were a great way to meet people, plus they were a good cheap meal! I have already been recommending Popcorn to my friends.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Paris, France
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Popcorn is a clean hostel with modern facilities and a great location by the beach, but what really sets it apart are a super fun live-in staff and an owner who truly looks to provide the best service for his guests.

I came through Busan on a surface journey from Europe to the US via Asia and chose to stay at Popcorn after learning that Roy, the owner, had experience with freighter passengers before. It turns out that the first time he got a traveller who wanted to cross the Pacific by container, he got very excited about it and helped her find and book a voyage through the local agent.

I had already booked my passage after a month of research, but had I known, Roy could have provided most of the information himself and saved me 25% on my fare. Nonetheless, it was great to have an host who was interested in my travels and flexible about extending my stay day by day while the ship was delayed.

In 7 months, this was the only time I found someone in hospitality to not only have more than a passing interest in my journey, but to want to help every guest with their travel needs, no matter how unusual.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013 via mobile

This place is always fun, full of energy from good people and just very special~~~

The place it self is very modern, clean, updated and locaed in the heart of town-the beach, night life, restaurants, etc!!!
The staff memebers there are even awesomer~~~

MUST Experience it for yourself and you will become a fan of it, too ♥♥♥

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

It was a pleasant 4 days 3 nights stays in Popcorn, the owner and staff are friendly and helpful. The room is clean and what I like is the private bathroom. Breakfast is provided too, miss the eggs so much! Read more on www.loveanqila.blogspot.com there are more pictures too!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

The hostel is located on the building at 10th and 11th floor. The room was huge and clean, lots of space for us and the luggage. Location is near Airport Limousine Bus Stop, at the Paradise Hotel, walk around 10-15 minutes to the hostel. At night there were people singing at the club below us, its quite annoying. Near to the beach and restaurant/market at the Haeundae. Subway is quite distant, about 15-20 minutes walk.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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galway
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

This hostel is by far one of the best I have ever stayed in. The staff are friendly and attentive. From the moment I walked in the door I felt welcome. They also suggest great places to eat and drink in the area as well as some attractions to see while staying in Haeundae. 5 minutes from the beach and surrounded by great bars! What more do you want!
Rooms were clean and kept well complete with en-suite (Very rare for hostels to have rooms with their own en-suite's).
Tea, Coffee, Toast and Fried Eggs for Breakfast. Great way to kick start your day especially before spending a day at the beach or roaming.
Could not be happier with this place and I will definitely return when I venture back to Busan!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pontianak, Kalimantan Barat, Indonesia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

homey, friendly owner and staff, high speed internet in the room, low price, strategic location, clean and comfortable room, close to the market, you can cook by yourself, close to the beach, close to the public transportation, close to the shopping center, unique design!

Room Tip: choose family room if you go with a lot of friends :)
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 321, Haeundaehaebyun-ro, Haeundae-gu | 11F Marine Tower, Busan 612-847, South Korea
Location: South Korea > Busan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 91 Specialty Lodging in Busan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Popcorn Hostel Haeundae Original 2*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This is a real backpackers Hostel in Busan Korea.We offer 8 beds Dormitory rooms, Family rooms and VIP room.All of our rooms are with shower, hot water, air-conditioner and floor heating system. 2~6 minutes walk to Haeundae beach. ... more   less 
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