We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this traditional, affordable guesthouse in historic Gyeong-ju, Korea. The small rooms are centered around a courtyard, where the owner can be found reading the paper and relaxing with his dogs.
The room was very simple, with a futon for the floor, traditional ondol floor-heating system and an attached bathroom with shower (though I don't believe all rooms are ensuite). The room cost 30,000 won a night.
The owner spoke good English and provided us with a hairdryer, converter plugs, towels and shampoo / conditioner upon request, free of charge. He also sat down with us and a map of the city and gave us his recommendations for things to do and see. Bulguksa Temple, The National Museum and Tumuli Park were all highlights. The guesthouse is literally next to Tumuli Park, and in a good central location.
The social life of the guesthouse was laidback and friendly. We got into many conversations with other guests in the shared common room, while making breakfast together and swapping guidebooks. The owner provides eggs, bread, butter, jam, tea, coffee etc. for all patrons to help themselves in the morning. We could also use the computer and internet freely, and peruse the books and games in the common room. Very convivial atmosphere.
3 nights at this guesthouse helped make Gyeong-ju by far the best part of our trip to Korea, and we highly recommend it.
- Also Known As:
- Sa Rang Chae Guesthouse Hotel Gyeongju