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“Great Location, accommodating staff, fantastic facilities”
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Hello Guesthouse
Ranked #90 of 160 Specialty Lodging in Busan
Seoul
1 review
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“Great Location, accommodating staff, fantastic facilities”
Reviewed February 12, 2012

I would highly recommend Hello. The staff was very friendly, the location was a 10 minute walk from Haeundae Station and the beach and restaurants are very nearby. It was very clean and modern.

Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed January 10, 2012

Stayed in a 6 bed mixed dorm room for 1 night. The hostel has a great location in Haeundae and is about a 10 minute walk to Haeundae train station and about 10 minutes or less to the beach. The hostel was constructed in June 2011 but there are aspects of it that certainly don't come off as just built.

It was a comfortable nights stay with enthusiastic hosts which didn't speak much english, but with the help of some long term guests it all went smoothly. The stairwell that led up to the hostel was run down and could do with some cleaning up. The lounge is large and nicely decorated with lots of space to socialize and mingle along with a large screen tv and two computer stations with free wifi. But as the rooms enter directly into the lounge it can be noisy at night if others are using the lounge. The kitchen space has all the neccesities but two stove tops for the whole hostel wasn't sufficient at times especially during breakfast.

The bathrooms had all the necessities and were reasonably clean although the weren't heated as such so they were rather cold in the mornings. The showers had all body soap, shampoo and conditioners provided but the water pressure was a bit disappointing compared to the other hostels.


Pros:
Great location with convenience stores, restaurants, beach, and nightlife close by.
Newish areas such as the lounge and bedrooms.
Good facilities e.g. wifi, breakfast (eggs, toast, coffee), cable tv, lounge area.
Helpful staff

Cons:
Bathroom, showers, kitchen, and entrance could do with some improvement.
Can be noisy at night if you sleep early i.e. before 12.
Breakfast only starts from 9am which is awkward if you want to go out before then

Overall it was a decent place to stay with comfortable and clean beds. There are areas that need to be improved on in terms of the environment, but the staff are very enthusiastic and happy to lend a hand as much as they can.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed September 1, 2011

I stayed in their dorm room for 2 nights, I appraciate their enthusiastic korean hospitality, however, they seem party everyday til very late so I am a little bit tired of involving. Dorm room is comfortable and shower room is modern. This hostel is new in Busan so you expect everything is new! Room rate is a little bit high as it consider to be luxury dorm. check out time 11am which is clearly listed on the board. I have been charged for 1000 won more for 15 mins late, so becareful. Luggage store for 2 days is 2000 won, so be noted again! Overall, it is a nice guesthouse but they have still alot of space to improve.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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107 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed August 18, 2011

I stepped out of my comfort zone to stay at the Hello Guesthouse. I usually like a room to myself when travelling solo. I usually like a room with a bathroom in it. But people spoke so highly of the Hello Guesthouse and the pictures looked good, so I decided to give it a try. I was glad I did. The rooms looked exactly like the pictures - clean and attractively decorated. The living room was also clean and comfortable and well furnished. The common areas were thoroughly cleaned daily. The managers, Nicole and Sue, were friendly and helpful and they spoke fluent English. They advertised that it was a short walk to the beach and it was - about 5 minutes. It's also a short walk to the subway. It's surrounded by places to eat of every kind and price level. They have a self-serve breakfast of toast wth butter and jam, eggs and coffee. There's a nice flat screen tv in the living room. There are two computers that you can use free of charge. Laundry can be done and air dried on the roof for 1000 won. I was very, very pleased with this place.

Now for the cons - unfortunately, there were a few (very few)
1) They don't take credit cards and they don't tell you before you get there.

2) The 4 person rooms are too small for 4 persons. There are 2 bunkbeds in a space for 2 people (imho) Fortunately, there were only 2 of us for a while and 3 on the last day and we were rarely moving around at the same time.

3) They could use some hooks on the wall. There's nowhere to hang anything except the bunk beds.

4) It's located above a restaurant/bar/lounge. If you're a light sleeper you may be bothered by late night talking and laughing. I wasn't. I'm just informing.

However, none of the cons would keep me from staying at this clean, lovely, affordable, close to the beach hostel again :-)

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
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Property: Hello Guesthouse
Address: 39, Gunam-ro 24beon-gil, Haeundae-gu, Busan 48094, South Korea
Location: South Korea > Busan
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #90 of 160 Specialty Lodging in Busan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hello Guesthouse 2*
Number of rooms: 14
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